Expand business with Portugal

Globalization and easily accessible communication channels have stimulated international business. With the increase in trade and investment between countries, the need for translation services is increasing. A proper translation helps companies reach their full potential. An effective translation service results in direct communication to the target audience and helps stakeholders work together efficiently on a project.

India-Portugal Ties: Today, India and Portugal share a warm and close relationship. The visit of the Portuguese President, Anibal Cavaco Silva to India in 2007 gave a great boost to the bilateral relationship. The two countries now seek to improve trade and investment with each other. New partnerships are being established between the two countries for mutual benefit. In such a scenario, there is a greater need for a Portuguese translator.

Portuguese language: The Portuguese language is currently spoken in several countries. After English and Spanish, it is one of the most common languages. With the accumulation of international trade agreements, the demand for Portuguese translators is growing.

A good Portuguese translation service will help clients convey their thoughts and ideas and foster successful business understanding. As various European countries try to reach their full marketing potential, Portuguese translators use their bilingual skills to establish business deals.

Bilateral trade on the rise: The market mood between India and Portugal is now upbeat. Several Indian companies have made strong acquisitions in the Portuguese market. The presence of Portuguese companies in various sectors in India is also a reality. Major industries are looking to diversify their export markets and are investing heavily in India.

This is the moment not only for big investments, but also for small start-ups looking to internationalize their market. Portuguese groups are investing in various fields in India like medicine, integrated telecommunications, renewable energy, infrastructure, agricultural processing, etc. Such a scenario requires efficient and fast translation services.

What is efficient translation: The need for Portuguese translators is constantly increasing. A good translation service will present an accurate communication of the client’s ideas and documents. An efficient translation will result in a boost for business.

Here are some suggestions:

– The translation must be accurate.

– Translators must be bilingual experts in the field.

– Translators must be well versed in business language.

– Essential technical knowledge.

– Commercial terminology must be translated correctly.

– The cultural understanding of the two countries is essential.

The translation of specialized documents in various fields is carried out by technically competent experts. These trusted and experienced translators will help your business expand globally.

If you have a business proposal with Portugal, Many Translation Services will take care of all your Portuguese translation requirements and provide you with quality translations.

Home Kitchen

The principles of kitchen and bathroom design

Good design is defined as design unity and a timeless look. But to achieve unity and an evergreen look, all design principles must be considered. Remodeling your kitchen and bathroom is much more than selecting fixtures and painting the walls. A good remodel will have a well thought out design concept that starts with design principles as a foundation.

The principles are balance, rhythm, emphasis/focal point, scale, proportion, and harmony/unity. To get a better understanding of these concepts, we will look at each of them in relation to bathroom remodel planning and kitchen planning.

Let’s start with the balance that is the distribution of the visual weight of objects, colors, textures and space. In a recent vanity design, a client requested tile to be installed over the vanity to the wall and considered tiling the entire wall, not just the vanity. The vanity, being very small, could only visually support a small number of tiles without making the space feel bulky or heavy. Based on the principle of balance, we opted for less is more and decided not to do the entire wall. Thought was also given to the pendant lights we chose, again wanting to keep the balance of the room, we chose streamlined lights that had very little volume and clear glass to keep the balance of the space feeling light. These decisions helped the design of this small room feel spacious even with the lack of square footage.

Going to the rhythm. The easiest way to create rhythm within a space is to repeat design elements that can include lines, shapes, textures, colors, patterns, and light. In a recent bathroom project, we used floral mosaic tiles in the shower, on the floor, and on an accent wall. We repeat the pattern in several areas on muted colored tiles to give the bathroom rhythm. In a recent kitchen we use straight lines on cabinet doors, hardware, lamps and furniture to create rhythm and flow. The idea is to keep the eye moving in a natural way that makes one feel relaxed and comfortable in the space and never overwhelmed.

Emphasis/focal point is one of my favorite design principles to work with. Here the idea is to show a part of the design and keep the attention of the viewer. Often referred to as the “wow” factor, you can be as creative as you want, as long as you think about the rest of the design principles. One of my favorite design projects was a master bath that was designed in marble. The entire bathroom was in awe, so creating a focal point meant we had to get creative. The solution was to build a false wall to house a fireplace and a herringbone-tiled wall-to-wall niche that was accented by sunlight from a skylight. Although the entire space was impressive, everyone who entered kept their attention on the fake wall we created. Focal point achieved!

Scale refers to the relationship of two or more objects, one having a commonly known size. In a kitchen, we know that the average prep sink is 12×12. When selecting a faucet for this sink, it would not be appropriate to select a large gooseneck or commercial kitchen faucet.

The ratio is an obvious principle and easy to spot if not calculated correctly. Simply put, one cannot have a nine foot walk-in shower in a bathroom that is only 8×9. The proportion of the shower is overwhelming and too big for the space. Likewise, we wouldn’t use a giant chandelier intended for a cathedral ceiling in a kitchen with eight-foot ceilings. Scale and proportion go hand in hand and are a very important part of good design.

Harmony is all the different elements that come together to create a beautiful and well thought out design. In a recent mid-century makeover, we thought through every element we added to the space. We chose dark blue tile, bold gold fixtures, walnut-colored cabinets, and turn-of-the-century lighting. Once all the elements were combined, the harmony of the space was evident. We would not have added polka dots or nickel finishes to this design. Anything outside of mid-century would have disrupted the flow.

Design has endless possibilities and with proper care of design principles, any bathroom or kitchen can become a showplace.


7 keys to good health through good breathing

A very common slogan among asthmatics is “When you can’t breathe, nothing else matters”, alluding to the despair of those who cannot inhale the air that gives life. Is the air that gives life the whole story about breathing? This article takes common breathing tips and gives reasons for their effectiveness. It goes further and provides essential elements in the breathing technique for better health.

Breathing is perhaps one of the most centrally integrated autonomic behaviors that goes far beyond a simple filling of the lungs. Garcia AJ writes in 2011:

“Respiration emerges through complex network interactions involving neurons distributed throughout the nervous system. The respiratory rhythm-generating network is composed of micro-networks that function within larger networks to generate distinct rhythms and patterns that characterize respiration” .

The result of Garcia’s study can be best seen when a person is affected by strong emotions such as fear and anger.

The main advice for breathing is to override autonomic control and consciously inhale deeply through the nose and exhale slowly through the mouth with pursed lips.

Dr. Carla Naumburg PhD of ‘Ready, Set, Breathe’ fame suggests that breathing exercises bring mindfulness into daily life. By remembering to breathe, a space is created to restore calm and reduce blood pressure and stress hormones, thus creating the opportunity to control the situation.

Professor Konstantin Buteyko (Russia 1923-2003) is credited with a technique characterized by slow, shallow breathing combined with spaced breathless pauses that allow carbon dioxide to build up to the point of bursting.

Breathing is a relevant component of the practice of Yoga. Yoga breathing techniques usually accompany different poses or some form of meditation. Therefore, it is difficult to separate and attribute the result to the breath, the poses or the meditation.

Pandit JJ, in 2003 tested 3 breathing techniques for optimal oxygen uptake, as follows:

1. Three (3) minutes of regular breathing

2. Four (4) deep breaths taken in 30 seconds

3. Eight (8) deep breaths taken in 60 seconds

Oxygen consumption was the same for items 1 and 3 and higher efficiency than for item 2. Their work illustrates that breathing technique is important.

Enter nitric oxide (NO), a colorless gas with a half-life of just a few seconds. Nitric oxide (NO) was named “molecule of the year” in 1994 by the journal Science.

In 1998, the Karolinska Institute awarded the Nobel Prize to American pharmacologists Robert F. Furchgott, PhD, Ferid Murad, MD, PhD, and Louis J. Ignarro, PhD for their discoveries on the role of nitric oxide (NO) as a signaling molecule . in the cardiovascular system.

NO relaxes the smooth muscle of the arteries providing a larger flow area for blood, thereby lowering blood pressure and bringing more nutrients where they are needed. The importance of NO in human bodily functions cannot be overstated. Even though thousands of research articles have been written, global research continues. NO is implicated in heart health, lower blood pressure, better sleep quality, and even erectile dysfunction.

NO is produced in the paranasal sinuses, the largest being the maxillary sinuses on both sides of the nose. They are closed chambers except for a small soft tissue opening called an ossium that opens the olfactory airways.

There is no right or wrong way to breathe: autonomic brain function ensures that you get adequate oxygen into your system. However, there are ways to breathe to get the most NO out of your system. Here are 7 tips to help get this amazing gas into your bloodstream.


Constricted nose hair and nasal passages ensure that there is negative pressure in the airways. This partial vacuum causes the sinuses to deliver a small amount of NO-laden air in the inhaled breath. The harder you breathe, the more your sinuses will NOT deliver.

2. BLOCK ONE nostril and inhale.

Blocking one nostril and, in turn, the other nostril will increase the partial vacuum to cause NO-laden air to be injected into the inhaled breath.

3. BLOCK BOTH NORSALS and try to breathe in.

Close both nostrils and try to inhale. This creates the greatest amount of vacuum in your respiratory system, allowing NO-laden air to be sucked out of your sinuses. Of course, you can only do this for a short time before you resume normal breathing.


It does NOT need time to be absorbed into the bloodstream. Consequently, it is good to hold your breath for as long as is convenient. Alternatively, exhale slowly to allow the lungs to absorb the NO.


Lundberg et al showed in 2003 that humming increases exhaled NO by 700%. Another investigator found an even greater increase in exhaled NO during humming. The problem is that it’s hard to inhale while humming. Therefore, the suggested sequence is to hum for 3 seconds and then immediately inhale.


To overcome the problem of humming and inhaling simultaneously, it is suggested to simulate snoring, making the sound as if you are snoring. The sound frequencies of snoring are in the range of the natural frequencies of the maxillary sinuses, approximately 110 to 350 Hz. Allowing the maxillary sinuses to resonate will drive NO-laden air into the inhaled breath volume. Because snoring is an inhalation maneuver, NO will reach the lungs in greater volume.


During an airplane descent procedure, headaches are often avoided by using the Valsalva maneuver. This maneuver involves closing both nostrils while trying to exhale until the eardrums ‘pop’. This has the effect of pressurizing the sinuses which, upon subsequent inhalation, release the pressure and inject NO-laden air into the olfactory airways.

Frequent questions

A. NO in the sinuses is a finite resource and can be depleted. How can it be replenished? Eat plenty of nitrate-rich foods, eg beets, fenugreek, etc., and give your body time to convert nitrates to NO.

B. Why not inhale NO gas like babies with pulmonary hypertension do? NO dosing in a medical setting is carefully controlled. Exposure of animals to NO has caused drowsiness, unconsciousness, and death.

C. Why not sit in a high-traffic area and breathe in the NO produced by cars? Exhaust gases from motor vehicles contain NO. However, exhaust gases are a toxic cocktail of other gases such as carbon monoxide. The risk of poisoning far outweighs any benefit to be gained.

Digital Marketing

Speaking Spanish – Sayings and Funny Phrases

When learning a language, it is often helpful to have a small stock of common phrases. Instantly understood and useful in many circumstances, memorizing a few of these short phrases builds confidence in your ability to communicate naturally in various situations. They’re also usually pretty funny, and while not all of them can be directly translated, they all have English equivalents. .

long term/short term

In the long term and in the short term, they are used just as they would be in English.

Who goes wrong, ends badly

He who lives in disorder comes to a bad end. This could be compared to living by the sword, dying by the sword.

Raise Cain

Literally this means screaming loud enough to reach the sky, but in English one would only hit the ceiling.

to die with the boots on

While the saying literally means to die with your boots on, it can be compared to the English phrase to die in the saddle. In other words, die working hard.

It is good to speak, but it is better to be silent

Speech is good, but silence is better. Similar to ‘silence is golden’ in English, where advice means to keep your own advice. thought.

Not for much getting up early dawns earlier

Like the fable of the tortoise and the hare, this saying has the meaning of slow and steady wins the race.

new Year New Life

New year, new life: Unsurprisingly, this saying is used to welcome in the New Year.

A lot of hunger, there is no hard bread

This feeling is similar to that beggars cannot choose or hunger makes good cooking; the most direct translation is for those who are very hungry, no bread is too hard.

It’s something; less is nothing.

Something is something, less is nothing or, as we would say in English, half of something is better than nothing at all.

Like (that) two and two its fourThis literally translates as two and two make four, although we are more likely to say as sure as the day is long or as sure as the gun is iron or any of the similar phrases that exist for this sentiment in English.

I hope that this short sample of popular Spanish phrases encourages you to continue with the Spanish course that you have chosen to follow.


How to raise a financially literate child

All parents start with an inextricable desire to raise a child who is more successful than the parent. Regardless of how much fun that parent had growing up, he or she wants the child to have an easier path than the one the parent walked. This aspiration is as eternal as time itself. It transcends religion, race, culture and nationality.

Parents all over the world love their children as much as parents anywhere. Just don’t say that to the children of African parents; We believe that our parents are the most loving parents in the world. That mentality is largely based on the fact that our parents overcame many difficulties to raise us. However, history teaches us that some (if not most) of the difficulties people experience in life are either self-inflicted or inflicted by society. The afflictions come in the form of corruption, civil war, having more mouths than one can feed, broken homes, bigotry, greed, poor health, and poor financial habits. There are things one can do to improve these problems and achieve successful individual results. One of the keys to a better result is to practice good financial habits. It is not just about knowing what to do, but also about putting what you know into practice.

Even in this Eden in which we reside with modern conveniences like 24-hour supermarkets and ATMs, internal refrigeration, a social safety net, reliable electricity, and affordable health care, many of us in the diaspora have become aware of the excitement inherent to be parents. We are waking up to the truth of Alayi’s adage that all paths to Arochukwu are full of challenges; that the Hot Chocolates didn’t mean it when they sang that “heaven is in the backseat of my Cadillac.” IMHO, people don’t begin to truly appreciate their parents until they become parents themselves, even under the best of circumstances. Any way you look at it, raising a family is a monumental financial endeavor, albeit a rewarding one.

Part of being better parents is teaching our children the skills they need to live successful lives. In this global village we now live in, learning and practicing sound financial life lessons is paramount. If a child wants to be financially endowed, she needs to learn the positive habits of the rich. Those who ignore these facts of life often pay a heavy price. However, studies show that parents would rather babble about the birds and bees than teach their children money lessons. It doesn’t help when some parents misunderstand the biblical quote that “the love of money is the root of all evil” to mean that money is the root of all evil. Some say that “lack” of money is the root of all evil. If a happy person has some reservations, he will be less inclined to do anything for money. On the other hand, a hungry and desperate saint would sin in no time for that steaming porridge.

A friend, Raymond Matthews, said it best when he said, “Often in life, what money can’t buy, the individual doesn’t need.” That may sound harsh or extreme, but if you think about it rationally, it makes sense. According to a YouTube anti-poverty video, “At the beginning of the 21st century, 1.2 billion people live in abject poverty. More than 800 million people go to bed hungry and 50,000 people die every day from poverty-related causes.” Na Shakara (lack of money) be dat o, paraphrasing the Great One Fela.

Every child should acquire basic financial skills before entering high school. In these times of unemployment, excessive student debt, and credit cards, your child is likely to come home and cause you a lot of trouble later if you don’t arm him with these lifelong skills. One of my biker friends once told me that the best thing any parent can do for a child is to help them become financially independent as soon as possible. Having a well-paid job is no longer enough; your child should know how to manage his resources. According to Jim Rohn, “If you work hard at your job, you can make a living [live paycheck to paycheck]. If you work hard on yourself [by acquiring prudent financial skills]you can make a fortune” and have true financial freedom. It’s not how much you earn, but how much you save that matters.

As parents, we must be careful not to send mixed financial messages to our children. Parents should not slander the importance of money. Desperate people do desperate things. Some pass up opportunities and in desperation encourage their children to rack up huge student loans or play dangerous sports to finance their college education. What seemed like a good way to “beat the system” today may haunt them and their children for years to come. Ask some retired athletes or former high earners. Google my article: “Should you as a parent encourage your child to play dangerous sports.” I put it all there.

Start early! “One important thing to remember about kids and financial education is that it’s more helpful to start teaching kids about money early on rather than wait until high school,” according to Sara Berthiaum. It is amazing what the human mind can absorb when it is as open and eager to learn as the minds of children. That’s why they learn languages ​​and new things faster than most adults.

I credit my parents, particularly my father Lawrence Okoronkwo Ukaoma, for teaching me from an early age the virtues of saving money. One teaching moment in particular is etched in my mind. He was around 8 years old and the brutal civil war between Nigeria and Biafra was in full swing. I had done housework for a neighbor and was paid in wrinkle-free Biafran notes. Thinking that he had made me rich, I went to my father and asked him to keep the money for me. He asked me why he couldn’t keep my money. I replied that I didn’t want to be tempted to spend it or lose it. He told me that “it was okay to be tempted, but I should learn to control my money because how I manage my resources will determine my height in life.”

My father also taught me about savings accounts, stocks (shares), and real estate investments. He made sure he learned that how much you save counts more than how much you earn. When he was a teenager, he had an account at the then Federal Savings Bank where one could “open an account with just ten kobo.” The reader of that time may remember that jingle. The bank was cleverly operated through post offices. During my teenage years, my father would send me to collect rent from his tenants and deposit the funds (and coupons/dividends) into his bank account as soon as possible to earn interest. He taught me to take off my “going out” clothes and put on my “stay at home” clothes as soon as I got home so my good clothes would last longer. He taught me how “a stitch in time saves nine” and how to defer gratification. If it could be done during and shortly after a civil war, it can be done today. Say what you can about Nigeria, I am very grateful for my Nigerian heritage. Most of what sustains me and others like me today we learned in Nigeria. I learned good work habits, independent thinking and content living from my upbringing in Nigeria.

Developing money-saving habits should not be misconstrued as depriving oneself. Rather, saving money is a way of building a nest egg for you (not someone else) to use when you really need it. It is something everyone should aspire to achieve. Money may not be everything; nothing is. No one should diminish its importance. Like good health, many people may not realize its essence until they don’t have it and need it.

Who says strong financial skills aren’t important in life? Studies show that financial problems are at the heart of most marital discord. These problems are exacerbated when warring parents use money as ammunition in battles for their children. Financial education is the initial and lasting casualty in this dead end war.

Some financial institutions now have a savings account with no minimum. Take your young child to a financial institution and open a savings account for him or her. Start by doing research online or over the phone to find out the incentive for new accounts. Some banks will give you $25 to $250 to open an account for your child. Several online financial institutions, as well as physical ones, want to have a lifelong financial relationship with young people. Let these banks pay to win your son’s business.

The decision of how much to give your child as an allowance, if any, is yours as the parent. Some give money to their children for household chores like cleaning their room, bathroom or washing dishes etc. Others give concessions for no reason. Personally, I give an allowance for chores beyond what my kids should be doing as family members. And I would make sure the money is deposited into the child’s account to “chill” and earn interest for a while before spending it. And if the boy needs to spend some money, she should research it before buying.

Health Fitness

Three Red Flag Warnings Leading to Weight Gain After Bariatric Surgery

Before undergoing bariatric weight-loss surgery, it’s hard to imagine that we could become one of “those people” who gain weight after losing it with the help of surgery. Unfortunately, at some point, most patients who have gastric surgery as a last hope for weight loss eventually gain some weight back. It can happen quickly and without fanfare. Here are three red flags to watch out for that can lead to weight regain:

  1. Eat soft carbohydrate snacks. Over the past 10 years, countless bariatric patients have told me: “At first it seemed harmless to eat a few pretzels (crackers, chips, cookies, etc.), but pretty soon I was eating them all day and the weight started to come back.” This is a common mistake weight loss surgery patients make that eventually leads to regaining some of the weight previously lost with weight loss surgery. We turn to soft carbohydrates because, in most cases, they are comfortable in the stomach pouch, taste good, and are readily available. Unfortunately, soft carbohydrates shut down the function of the stomach pouch. When we eat a meal rich in lean protein and plant-based carbohydrates, the food stays in the stomach pouch and we feel a feeling of fullness or tightness that tells us to stop eating. Soft carbohydrates, on the other hand, pass quickly through the bag and the feeling of satiety is not achieved, so we can eat soft carbohydrates seemingly all day. The first rule of weight loss surgery is “Protein First” and rule number three is “No snacking.” Remembering these rules will help us refrain from snacking on bland processed carbohydrates, a habit that can lead to weight gain in bariatric patients.
  2. Drink liquid with meals. Generally speaking, bariatric patients are instructed to stop consuming fluids 30 minutes before and 30 minutes after eating. Also, they are told to refrain from drinking beverages with meals. Fluid restrictions are intended to keep the focus of mealtime on a high-protein diet of lean animal, dairy, and vegetable proteins. Protein-rich food fills the gastric pouch and maintains satiety better when there is no fluid. When we consume beverages with our lean protein meal, the food washes out through the gastric pouch before being fully digested. Nutrients are lost as food is eliminated and hunger returns more quickly. As we move forward after weight loss surgery, we tend to relax fluid restrictions because it is not comfortable to eat food without liquid and dinner conversation is difficult with a dry mouth. An occasional small sip of water with meals may be acceptable and is unlikely to cause weight gain. However, returning to full drinking with meals almost always leads to a weight loss plateau or eventually weight gain.
  3. Avoiding the Scale. During the first weeks and months after weight loss surgery, patients frequently weigh themselves because it is exciting to measure our weight loss on the bathroom scale. In fact, for some patients who are losing weight, the relationship with the scale becomes almost an obsession. Unfortunately, as lifelong dieting bariatric patients intuitively know when the pendulum has swung from weight loss to weight gain. Avoiding the bathroom scale is a strong red flag that weight gain is imminent. This is understandable, we have worked hard to lose weight and avoiding the scale allows us to deny or ignore what we already know: we are getting fat. Patients who establish a weekly ritual of weighing in on the same day each week at the same time and place tend to be more responsible for weight gain and are more likely to correct behaviors that lead to weight gain early. Patients who avoid the scale are encouraged to participate in a self-assessment to identify the cause of weight gain and correct behaviors quickly.

Before weight loss surgery, we are told that gastric bypass, adjustable gastric banding (gap band), or gastric sleeve procedures are just a weight loss tool. We are instructed to adopt a lifestyle that includes modifications in diet and physical activity. This new lifestyle must be followed for the rest of our lives to maintain weight loss and achieve better health. Just as surgery is a tool, we humans are prone to the ups and downs we call life. Red flags are also tools – warning tools – which, when observed, give us the opportunity to make a correction and move in a favorable direction.

Legal Law

Frequently asked questions about sexual harassment in the workplace

Sexual harassment is a type of sex discrimination, which is a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968. Although this Act is intended to provide protection, unfortunately sexual harassment is a type of crime that is common in the country. of work. The act of sexually harassing another person comes in many forms of unwelcome sexual advances and/or inappropriate conduct.

If you think you or a loved one is being sexually harassed in the workplace, it’s important to know your options. Talk to an experienced personal injury attorney who can help you file a claim and protective order against your abuser. You may be entitled to compensation for losses and damages you have incurred as a result of sex discrimination. In the meantime, read on for answers to some frequently asked questions about sexual aggravation in the workplace.

What is considered sexual harassment?

Examples of sexual aggravation in the workplace include uninvited touching or massaging, sexual harassment, sexual jokes or comments, suggestive gestures, obscene letters or emails, sending or displaying explicit photos, verbal or physical sexual conduct, staring, stalking and more. It also includes bribing employees with sexual requests or conditioning a job based on sexual requests.

What type of sexual harassment claim should I file?

There are two main forms of sexual harassment claims: quid pro quo Y Hostile work environment. When an employer is bribing an employee with her job, assignment, promotion, or other form of advancement of employment, or conditioning her employment, in exchange for sexual favors or requests, it is Quid Pro Quo sexual aggravation. When the workplace is too intimidating or offensive as a result of sexual discrimination, it is a hostile work environment as sexual aggravation.

Is one incident of sexual harassment enough to file a claim?

In most cases, yes, but it still depends. In the case of a Quid Pro Quo sexual aggravation where an employee’s occupation is conditioned on sexual requests from a superior, one time is generally enough to make a case. This means that if an interviewee or employee faces denial of employment or promotion by refusing sexual requests from a superior, she could have a strong case. If an employee experiences a case of sexual aggravation in the workplace and the aggravation was not severe, it might be more difficult to label it as a hostile work environment unless more annoyance circumstances occur.

Can I be fired or reprimanded for complaining about sexual harassment?

Absolutely not. The Title VII Civil Rights Act of 1968 protects all employees from this type of discrimination. If you are threatened with your job for confessing to being sexually molested, contact a personal injury attorney right away to learn your rights and protect your job.

Do I need a lawyer for a sexual aggravation claim?

If you want to file a sex discrimination claim in the workplace, you will need to retain an experienced personal injury attorney. They have the knowledge, skills, and resources to properly present your claim, investigate your case, and recover the full and fair compensation you deserve after suffering losses and damages as a result of misconduct. Without a licensed attorney, it would be very difficult to represent and protect you.

Lifestyle Fashion

Dealing With An Itchy Penis: Could It Be An Allergic Reaction?

Men who have allergies, whether to nuts, insect bites, plant materials, or any other substance found in their environment, are often at risk for allergic skin reactions that can lead to penile itching, swelling, and a world of pain and misery. Avoiding these substances is, of course, the first line of defense in treating a penis allergy, but this is not always possible. When an allergic reaction occurs, some penis care tips can help ease the pain; And being aware of some common culprits when it comes to allergies can help men stay away as often as possible.

Latex – the main competitor in the category of allergies to the skin of the penis is latex, which is found not only in condoms, but also in many items of clothing; Latex and similar substances are often added to other materials to help prevent stretching and loss of shape of a particular garment. Even men who have not previously experienced allergic reactions to latex can develop an immune reaction to this material. For those who experience itching, redness, swelling, and skin irritation, an alternative condom material like polyurethane may be a better option.

fabrics – In addition to fabrics containing latex, other materials used in making clothing can cause symptoms such as penile itching, redness, and swelling. Synthetic materials such as nylon, spandex, and other petroleum products often irritate delicate skin; And in addition to the fabrics themselves, many men experience reactions to dyes and other chemicals added to the material. In addition, natural fabrics such as wool can be very irritating, even if the reaction does not constitute an allergy, and should never be worn directly on the penis.

Personal care products – Personal hygiene products like shampoos, conditioners, soaps, and deodorants often contain combinations of chemicals that can cause serious reactions in sensitive skin. Men who experience symptoms such as rash, penile itching, dry skin, swelling, and burning skin after use of a personal care item may want to consider switching to a hypoallergenic formula.

Environmental Irritants – Plants, house dust, pet dander, insects, and other things in the environment can cause immune reactions in sensitive individuals that can lead to severe discomfort and irritation. Avoiding toxic plants like poison ivy and poison oak, using a home air filter, cleaning often, and avoiding areas where insects swarm can help prevent painful allergic reactions.

vaginal fluids – Although very rare, there have been reports of men experiencing allergic-type reactions after contact with their partner’s body fluids. Fluctuations in a woman’s hormone levels can create a harsh environment for very sensitive skin. When such a reaction occurs, it is important to see a doctor for a skin test to rule out any other substances that may be causing the problem. In some cases, men may need to avoid contact with a partner during certain times of the month.

Soothe an itchy, swollen penis

The first step in dealing with a penis allergy is to remove the offending material. When an allergic-type reaction occurs, the affected skin should be carefully and thoroughly rinsed with lukewarm water to remove all traces of the allergen. A hypoallergenic cleanser can be used on sensitive skin, but ordinary soaps and shower gels should be avoided as they often contain chemicals that can exacerbate the problem.

A cold compress can then be applied to help reduce swelling. At this point, it’s a good idea to consult a doctor about what to do to alleviate the after-effects and prevent more from occurring. Some doctors will recommend an antihistamine or cortisone cream; While a doctor’s instructions should be followed, it’s worth noting that prolonged use of cortisone creams can result in thinner, more fragile skin tissue. Creams should not be applied to affected skin without the recommendation of a trained medical professional.

Once the skin has returned to normal, many men find it difficult to apply a penis health cream. (most health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil) Fortified with specific vitamins and other penis health nutrients, it helps improve the tone and texture of the penis skin, leaving it soft, supple and responsive.


Information on Divorce, Dissolution of Marriage, Legal Separation and Annulment in California

Going through a divorce is arguably one of the worst things you will ever go through in your life. Emotionally, going through a divorce is analogous to going through a death in the family. The proper term for a divorce in the state of California is “dissolution of marriage.”

The difference between a divorce and a legal separation is that in a divorce, the formal paperwork for dissolution of marriage has been filed with the court to end the marriage, while a legal separation can occur by filing paperwork for legal separation with the court, or by one of the parties to a marriage who decides to separate with the intention of permanently ending the marriage. It should be noted that a legal separation can occur even if the parties still live together.

The difference between a divorce and an annulment is that in the case of an annulment, the marriage is null, voidable, or not legal from the start. In most cases it is much more difficult to obtain an annulment than a divorce.

A divorce involves the legal termination of a marriage by court order. A divorce is not final in California until an order is issued by a court of competent jurisdiction that the marriage has ended.

In California, there are two types of dissolution of marriage proceedings available; (1) Summary dissolution of marriage, and (2) Standard dissolution of marriage. Most marriages will not qualify for the summary dissolution of marriage procedure that is available in California.

Marriages may be contested, uncontested, or in default when one party cannot be located or refuses to participate in the proceedings.

California is one of the so-called “no-fault” divorce states. The most common reason for filing for divorce in the state of California is irreconcilable differences. A party can also file for divorce on the grounds of death or insanity.

The most common issues involved in a divorce case in the state of California are: dissolution of marriage, child custody, child visitation, child support, alimony which is actually known as spousal support in California, child support family, division of community property, determination of separate property, the division and/or adjudication of community businesses, and the division and/or adjudication of retirement plans.

Due to the complex nature of family law litigation in the state of California, we recommend retaining an attorney to represent you. Our law firm can represent you in your divorce proceedings and all matters related to it. Our law firm can also provide you with limited representation regarding certain matters related to your family law case. We can even do the document preparation for you if you decide not to hire an attorney. You can call us now for a free consultation at 818-739-1544 extension 10.

By Norman Gregory Fernandez, Esq. © 2006

Real Estate

Top ten tips when buying real estate!

In the current financial climate, real estate continues to be a strong investment in many areas. Informed buyers will always make the most of the real estate market. These top ten tips for buying real estate will help you go through your next real estate transaction with confidence.

TIP #1: Hire the Right Agent!

Hiring the right real estate agent is invaluable. If you’re unfamiliar with the area, the real estate agent you choose is your link to important information about schools, zoning, city and county regulations, neighborhood trends, building and remodeling restrictions and rent, and property values. Each city has different laws that govern what can and cannot be done with a property. Sanibel is one of the most beautiful cities in the United States due in part to its strict building codes and urban planning. Having experienced many aspects of real estate transactions on a personal level, I understand the situations and concerns of my buyers and sellers. I have owned property on the island for many years and have done several local real estate transactions myself. From buying and selling lots to building new homes with local builders, investing in properties that generate rental income, and utilizing tax-free 1031 exchanges, I don’t just sell real estate on the island; I invest in it because I believe there is no place in the world like Sanibel and Captiva. Whether you’re working with me or someone else, finding the right real estate agent is invaluable.

TIP #2: Use 1031 tax exchanges and save money!

1031 tax exchanges are tax-free exchanges of investment properties. Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code is one of the last great tax havens. If you buy a “similar type” investment property within 180 days of the sale of a similar type property and are willing to increase the amount of debt or the value of the property, your capital gains taxes they can be completely different. Having completed a Reverse 1031 tax exchange myself, I believe in using this powerful tax shelter. Please feel free to contact me if you are considering using a current Sanibel, Captiva, or Ft. Myers property in a 1031 Tax Exchange, or if you wish to purchase an investment property that may qualify for a 1031 Tax Exchange in the future. A reverse 1031 tax exchange is the same exchange concept as a 1031 tax exchange, except that you first purchased your replacement “like-kind” investment property, before selling the property to be exchanged. Learn more about 1031 tax exchanges and how to use them to your financial advantage. Please note that a neutral party must have acted as a qualified intermediary. Real estate can also be bought and sold through your self-directed retirement account. Whether you use a traditional IRA, a Roth IRA, a SEP, or company plans like 401(k), Keogh, or profit-sharing plans, research your options.

TIP #3: Prequalify for Financing!

Prequalifying for a loan may not seem like such a big deal until you find your perfect paradise property at the same time as another buyer. When a property is priced to sell, it will usually attract more than one buyer. Once a seller receives an offer, the two most important things he considers are…price and contingencies. For some sellers, a contract that depends on the buyer obtaining financing makes them uncomfortable with the offer. Remove any doubt in a seller’s mind by pre-qualifying for the amount he will be able to spend on the purchase of any property. This is especially important if your dream property suddenly has a price reduction. When this happens, it is possible that other buyers enter the scene, who did not look at that property before it was put up for sale! Often a seller will accept a financially sound contract rather than a higher offer. Get ready to make a deal!

TIP #4: Rent, Rent, Rent!

“Location, location, location,” while overused as a real estate phrase, should still and always be a serious consideration for you as a buyer! If something about a property’s location bothers you, keep in mind that the same location issue will bother any buyer you want to attract when you need to resell the property. It’s important to ask lots of questions, but it’s often hard to know the right questions if you’re not familiar with the community. That is why it is so valuable to choose and hire the right real estate agent to represent your interests when buying a property.

TIP #5: Do a home inspection!

Getting an inspection report done by a licensed professional building inspector of your choice can protect you from many defects that are hidden from view. Why gamble with such a large financial investment? Let a professional building inspector point out areas that need to be repaired or replaced that aren’t obvious. A good inspector will give you a comprehensive report that covers all the systems in the home, from electrical to plumbing, roof conditions, and structural concerns. Once you receive a report, you can begin negotiations again regarding repairs. Often a seller will agree to make necessary repairs up to a specific financial amount. When a seller lists his property “as is,” he is informing you that he is not willing to repair or replace any part of the property. If he’s interested in an “as is” property and isn’t going to grade the structure and build a new one, it’s still in his best interest to get an inspection report. Don’t trust the building inspector to look for termites and other harmful pest problems. Although an inspector will see damage caused by pests, it’s best to have a separate termite inspection done by a licensed company that understands pests and can eliminate them.

TIP #6: Get a survey and title insurance!

The surveys will show the easements, encroachments and boundary lines of a property. When inspecting a home in an established neighborhood, you are assured that property lines have been maintained. As homeowners add fences, sheds, docks, garages, and other structures to their properties over time, boundaries can be crossed by placing part of your structure on your property, or vice versa. Surveying vacant land is also important for the same reasons as a home, plus a survey will help determine the size of the home or the amount of coverage the lot will allow.

Title insurance will protect your investment from another party claiming ownership of your property. Title searches will uncover links placed on a property by sellers, or errors in previous title transfers. The last thing you want to discover when you’re in the home stretch of a transaction is that there are liens on the property, such as tax liens, undisclosed owners, easements or leases. If a claim arises after the purchase of a property, the title insurance company is there to protect your ownership interest in that property.

TIP #7: Be realistic!

“Wants” and “needs” are very different when it comes to real estate features. If every home you see has the upgrades you “want” but is above the price range you “need”… be realistic. Who wouldn’t love a large, professionally decorated, oceanfront home or condo with all the bells and whistles? Looking at properties that exceed your price range is always fun, but it can be extremely frustrating and annoying. Be realistic by looking at listings in the price range you “need”, keeping an eye out for that one special property that has the potential to become the dream home you “want”. Always look beyond furniture, wallpaper, and floor coverings to home architecture; that is when you will find properties with potential.

TIP #8: Use contract contingencies wisely!

The contingencies in a contract for the purchase of a property are designed to protect you, the buyer! It may seem silly to bring it up, but it’s important to remember to work with the seller to come to an agreement on the contract. The seller expects valid contingencies for an offer. Common contingencies include building inspections, termite and pest inspections, financing, and surveys. Many deals fall apart over small details and easy-to-fix problems. Remember that sellers get excited about your property. If you can see major repairs or replacement due to neglect or age, factor this into your offer price. The old adage “Everything is negotiable” still holds true, unless you annoy the salesperson so much that they refuse to work with you. Try to avoid listing cosmetic changes you’d like the seller to make as contingencies. Cosmetic changes are subjective, be objective when drafting a contract.

TIP #9: Understand regional health and safety issues!

An informed real estate agent will help you understand other health and safety issues that need to be considered when purchasing property. Safety and health issues may include EIFS (synthetic stucco), indoor air quality, mold, radon, and lead paint. Many of these require the seller to sign a disclosure statement, while others may not apply due to the age, type of construction, or location of the property being purchased.

TIP #10: Ask for Information!

Do not be shy. When you have hired a real estate agent to work for you, ask for information. Do you want to see all the properties in your price range, with the features you need, or just the houses a real estate agent wants you to see? You deserve all the information you need to make an informed decision. Can you imagine buying the house you thought was right for your family, only to find out that you never received information on a similar property that is perfect for all your needs? I provide many services to ensure that my buyers always have information at their fingertips.