Real Estate

Entrata ‘SiteTablet’: Features and Best Practices for Leasing Professionals

SiteTablet is an iPad and Android enabled tablet app that is fully integrated with Entrata’s property management software.

You will find the complete SiteTablet administrator’s guide on the Entrata website. I recommend downloading the PDF and saving it for your reference.

SiteTablet has great native features and can be customized to the individual needs of leasing professionals in the multi-family industry. It is intended for a user experience that is shared between the prospective tenant and the leasing agent. Intuitive navigation and smart design reflect this key feature.

Leasing consultants and other staff members can use SiteTablet to access important resources, images, floor plans and property maps, just as easily on a tour of the grounds as in the office.

SiteTablet allows prospective residents to:

  • create a guest card

  • start an application

  • pay reservation fees

  • select your preferred unit from a list of available floor plans

  • upload the necessary documentation to your accounts

and lately…

  • sign your lease!

The app works on the tablet differently than Entrata works on a desktop computer. However, important information and schedules are synced between the Entrata control panel and SiteTablet immediately.

All familiar tasks exist both on the computer and on the tablet. The property manager or leasing consultant can view availability, enter a work order, send blast emails, set up the Resident Portal, and more.

SiteTablet also acts as a kiosk, where residents can access community information and perform tasks like signing packages and requesting maintenance. SiteTablet can be quickly converted to “Kiosk Mode” for functions that residents can use for themselves while restricting access to Entrata for more than the specified services.

Their app is worth taking a look at if you haven’t already. It’s a wealth of information and, with practice, it can become an invaluable everyday tool – particularly for floating lease consultants who visit several properties a week.

In fact, the SiteTablet has all the potential to be the float’s best friend. Because it houses all of the community’s information, the leasing process is easy, even for someone who has never been on the property before.

The necessary facts are made accessible and provable at the touch of a finger. Floaters can forget digging through binders and “cheat sheets” for current and future availability, pricing, leasing requirements, and answers to common questions about utilities, square footage, and breach-of-lease penalties.

SiteTablet can bring an apartment community to life for a prospective resident and keep the manager, leasing consultant or floater ready at all times.

Why not take a photo of the pool taken in the height of summer to evoke a sun-soaked afternoon with the family? Or show a service that was overlooked on the tour? Prospects can even enter a virtual apartment and decorate the floor plan with scalable furniture.

If the administration does not use SiteTablet but does has an app-enabled iPad, floaters would do well to explore it and see how it might be useful to him or her.

Good luck!

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Fly scared aboard a local airline in Nigeria

The seed that made my fears grow was planted before I got on the plane. It was last Christmas and my destination was Owerri in eastern Nigeria.

At the ticket counter, I paid an additional excess baggage fee and checked my bags. Further down the hall and to my right was the escalator that took me to the second floor. There, on the second floor, my hand luggage passed under the scanning device and my body was searched. After security clearance, I put on my shoes, belt, and hat, retrieved my carry-on, and walked a short distance to sit in one of the gleaming metal chairs.

As I arrived early, an hour before boarding, I began to read a novel. Thirty minutes after my reading, I heard the announcement of my name over the megaphone, as well as two other names. The announcer directed us to go down to the billing desk.

Still in my seat, I waited and watched to see who my companions would be. A tall, gangly man rose from the seated crowd. He walked away. After a while I followed him, a reasonable ten steps behind. We passed the small corner by the security booth and went down the escalator, then walked towards the check-in counters, behind which was a baggage room.

“They told me to come down,” the lanky man told one of the airline staff on duty outside the baggage hall.

“Don’t listen to them,” the sentry replied to the lanky man. Suddenly, and without further explanation, the skinny man turned and walked away. For a second I was tempted to join him since we were summoned together, our fates joined at the hip, I reasoned. As I wondered whether to follow the tall man or not, curiosity got the better of me. It would be better to know the purpose of the call. I ignored the sentry’s advice and instead headed to the back room.

Inside the room were three men, two of them dragging bags on the conveyor belt and the third sitting on a small wooden stool. Around him were boxes and luggage belonging to other travelers.

“Is this your bag, sir?” said the seated man, pointing his finger.

“Yes, it’s my bag,” I replied.

“What’s in there?”

“My belongings, you can open them if you want.”

“No Oga, Merry Christmas.” In addition to the seasonal greeting, the man began to smile and continued to wish me the best. If there was anything in my luggage that was illegal or dangerous, the staff did not make it known. Therefore, neither my luggage nor I deserved extra attention. However, any prolonged discussion may have made the situation worse, so with a thousand naira note, I secured my freedom.

Back on the escalator, I headed back upstairs, ready to go through security a second time. The staff at the security post said to me, “Did you go through security earlier?”

“Yes,” I said, and they let me in, back to the waiting room, without repeating the search or frisking. Fear, I swore to myself. It was at that moment that the seed of fear began to grow and take root. Any villain determined to wreak havoc would have taken advantage of the lax security procedure.

I couldn’t help but think how pervasive this attitude of circumventing procedures can be throughout the local aviation system.

By now, my senses were on high alert. Where a cockroach roams, there are many more. I looked around, and the passenger waiting area was in a mini riot. Every five to 10 minutes, dozens of waiting passengers would rush to any uniformed person to ask about the status of their flight. Was it the announcement about a trip to Abuja, to Enugu, to Owerri, people would ask? Confusion was everywhere. General announcements were never clear. Information about flight delays did not arrive promptly; in fact, there was a general lack of diligence in informing the passengers. I was worried that I didn’t know if the mess was limited to baggage and security or if it extended to the entire system.

My concern is that what one sees wrong with the performance of these airlines may pale in comparison to what one does not see. Yes, there have been some improvements over the years, but these improvements are not enough when it comes to a life and death scenario. Gone are the days when passengers loaded or retrieved their bags directly from the plane, but the progress made so far is not enough.

Why would an airline staff announce a passenger to come to the counter and someone else cancel the announcement? Perhaps a lack of supervision, the extent and depth of which no one knows.

Nigerians don’t want to find out about the health of the local aircraft only when a plane falls out of the sky. Now is the time to ask questions and enforce strict procedures. Which experts make sure that airlines keep their planes in peak condition to fly at all times? Just because planes fly and land doesn’t mean they meet maintenance standards. Nothing prevents officials from delaying aircraft maintenance to maximize profits. A system that allows a thousand naira note to avoid baggage screening could easily allow a million naira to delay or bypass routine aircraft screening. Public access to the maintenance records of these airlines is justified.

However, my experience on board was somewhat different. Getting on the plane calmed my fears a bit. The crews were professional and the passengers were treated with respect. A voice from the cockpit apologized for the delay and promised a pleasant flight.

The seat I was assigned was by the window, but a man was already sitting there when I arrived. Seeing me, the man made a half-hearted effort to drag himself out of it, but as fear had seized me, I stopped him and took his seat, which was in the middle. From where I sat, my eyes searched for any sign of a malfunctioning system. I found a crack in the back of a seat diagonally in front of me. The hallway floor was clean but dusty. To me these are all additional signs that the local airline systems and apparatus in Nigeria might not be working as smoothly as envisioned.

My mind started to go back and I remembered the shock I went through before getting on the plane, the unnecessary announcement for me to come back to the check-in counter, and the fact that security didn’t check me again when I arrived. I returned

Forty-five minutes was all it took for the plane to reach Owerri. On board, the flight, drinks and snacks served temporarily distracted me from my fear.

After seven days in eastern Nigeria, he was ready to fly back. At the Samuel Mbakwe airport where my plane was waiting, the power went out twice in one hour. Later, I boarded the plane, not knowing if the plane’s light would go out in the same way.

Halfway to our destination, at a high altitude, the pilot began to make an announcement, but the voice was muffled and hard to hear. I turned to my neighbor on the right and asked what he thought of the garbled ad.

“It’s because the plane is traveling at a very high speed,” he replied. My heartbeat started to skip, and I must have looked as pale as the inside of a banana.

“Don’t worry,” the man told me, “we’ll land safely.”

Wake up, fellow citizens! There is a lot to worry about regarding local air flights in Nigeria. It is my sincerest wish and prayer that all who travel with the many airlines arrive safely at their destinations. For this reason, airline employees and inspectors must undergo repeated weekly refresher courses and training. Records of employee training and airline inspections should be posted for everyone to review. Let’s prevent a tragedy before it happens.



The Boltheads love their San Diego Chargers

On September 5, 2009, the San Diego Chargers will open the season at Qualcomm Stadium. Although details about the new season are still being worked out, there is already great anticipation electrifying the air. The buzz is very positive about this team’s chance for a championship season. This has created an even more frenetic demand for San Diego Chargers tickets.

It has already been announced that the team will use the draft to recruit most of the players it needs. This doesn’t mean the free agent signing is off the table entirely, and there are bound to be some surprising announcements before it’s all said and done. Nonetheless, Bolthead fans are excited to be the first to know which top college prospects are headed their way. Spring 2009 is right around the corner and the draft is only a few weeks away, so fans are keeping their eyes and ears open.

Remembering the early years of the franchise

The original owner of the Chargers football team was Conrad Hilton’s son, Barron. During 1959, when the San Diego Chargers were being established, the organization process only took a few months to iron out most of the wrinkles. Times were different in these early years, and putting together a professional sports team was a deal that could be done quickly, without endless legal maneuvering on either side. The high demand for San Diego Chargers tickets had not yet reached its peak today, but the fans were always eager and enthusiastic in their support of their hometown team.

The Chargers were official members of the American Football League and opened their 1960 season in Los Angeles. The following year, the team moved to San Diego, where they would continue to play under the management of Sid Gillman. Wide receiver Lance Alworth, John Hadl and Paul Lowe were some of the standout players during these early years. Today, Alworth is a member of the Football Hall of Fame.

After Hilton sold the franchise in 1966, the Chargers began comparing his skills to players on NFL teams. One of the favorite victories in the eyes of many fans was when his team posted a victory against the New York Jets, who were the reigning Super Bowl champions in 1969. This same year saw another milestone when Gillman retired from the coaching job at boss. for health complications. Charlie Waller, who had been the offensive backfield coach, was chosen to replace Gillman as head coach. With this changing of the guard, the team entered uncharted territory.

The Chargers almost claimed the division title

The 2008 season was good for the Chargers even though they didn’t make as much progress as they had hoped. In December, the team had a record of 7 wins and 8 losses and anyone without San Diego Chargers tickets was desperately looking for one that might be available.

The Chargers’ win-loss record now places them just behind the Denver Broncos. After the Broncos lost to the Buffalo Bills, the stage was set for the AFC West Division Championship title game between San Diego and Denver. The fired up Chargers destroyed the Broncos by a score of 52-21. This win also allowed the San Diego team to advance to the AFC Division playoffs as the fourth seed. Continuing to dominate their opposition, the Chargers defeated the Indianapolis Colts. It was the strength of the Pittsburgh Steelers team that ultimately closed out the season with an incredible run by the San Diego Chargers.

2009 is looking good for Chargers fans

The 2009 season is an opportunity for a great team to achieve superstar status. San Diego plans to find the right players to strengthen the weaknesses that have plagued them, especially on offense. This may be the year that strikes the perfect balance and fans are already feeling it and have started their search for San Diego Chargers tickets even earlier than 2008.


A guide to renting student accommodation in Edinburgh

student accommodation

The capital of Scotland, Edinburgh is a visually spectacular and vibrant city steeped in history and famed for its cultural and sporting events. This stimulating city offers students an incredible student experience both inside and out of their classrooms. With a bustling city centre, vibrant nightlife, shops galore and green spaces Edinburgh has everything you could ever need for your student life.

If you’re looking for private edinburgh college accommodation there are plenty of companies to choose from. Many of these offer flatshares where you can rent a single room or a whole house with a group of other people. This can be a great way to save money on your rental and share the cost of bills and utilities. However, it’s worth remembering that you will need to find suitable flatmates and you may encounter some issues such as deciding who should pay the electricity bill or which room is the most suitable for studying!

There are also private student houses and apartments available in Edinburgh. You can find a full list of student houses and apartments in Edinburgh on our dedicated page here. If you are renting privately it’s important to have a budget in mind before starting your search. Many student rooms and properties are advertised with either a monthly rental price (per calendar month/PCM) or a weekly rental price (per week/PW). This can be confusing when comparing prices and it’s advisable to ask the landlord or letting agent to clarify the pricing before you sign any contracts.

A guide to renting student accommodation in Edinburgh

In terms of student apartments edinburgh University, there are a number of options that are popular with first years. These include catered accommodation in Pollock Halls and self-catered options at Hermits Croft, Kincaids Court and Sciennes. For those who are entering their second year there is also a good selection of student accommodation close to Edinburgh University in areas like Marchmont, Morningside and Bruntsfield.

Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland, is not only known for its rich history, stunning architecture, and vibrant cultural scene, but also for its prestigious universities. Every year, thousands of students from around the world flock to Edinburgh to pursue their higher education. One of the most important aspects of student life is finding suitable accommodation.

With a wide range of options available, it can be overwhelming for students to navigate the rental market in Edinburgh. This guide aims to provide a comprehensive overview of renting student accommodation in Edinburgh, offering useful tips and insights to make the process easier and more efficient.

Edinburgh has a vibrant club and live music scene and is home to one of the UK’s biggest student unions. There is a mix of traditional dark pubs in Old Town, and modern stylish and trendy bars in New Town, as well as a range of clubs that host DJ nights, gigs and festivals.

If the outdoors is more your thing you can scale the rugged wilderness of Holyrood Park or head to Arthur’s Seat to witness the stunning panoramic views across the city. You can also spend your days shopping on Princes Street or in the grander malls of St James’ Quarter or George Street. Then at the end of the day you can relax in one of the many restaurants, cafés or cosy independent pubs that populate the city.

For those who want to explore the wider world, Edinburgh is a cosmopolitan city with some of the best restaurants in the UK. From fine dining to food trucks, you can discover a huge variety of cuisines and flavours throughout the city.


Some of the top student accommodation in Southampton

Some of the top student accommodation

Southampton is a university city with a lot to offer students. From beautiful city centre parks to a buzzing arts and music scene, it has a lot to keep everyone entertained during their time here. The city is also known for its incredible shopping and great selection of restaurants, bars, clubs and pubs.

Students can choose to live in a range of accommodation types in Southampton, from student halls to privately rented houses and flats. Some students opt to live in the popular student areas of Portswood or Southampton Solent, while others enjoy being closer to the University of Southampton’s Highfield campus. Wherever you choose to live in Southampton, it’s important that you find the best student property for your needs. To help you do that, we’ve collected a huge amount of reviews from students who have lived in each type of property in the city. These reviews can be found by clicking on the icons below and can provide you with a wealth of information to help you make the right choice for your Southampton student accommodation.

Whether you are looking for new luxury student accommodation in Southampton, or something more traditional, there is something to suit all tastes. The best place to start is by searching the student accommodation in Southampton league table to see which properties have received the highest customer ratings for a range of different criteria, such as value for money, location and hall management. If you’re interested in attending an open day, many of the providers listed on our site will let you book a viewing online too, which is ideal if you aren’t able to attend an event.

Some of the top student accommodation in Southampton

Some of the top Southampton student accommodation includes the brand new Cumberland Place, which is perfect for those who like to be close to shops and amenities. Then there is the new Deanery, which offers en-suite studio accommodation for first and second year undergraduates; postgraduates; maritime officer cadets; and exchange students. Other popular options include Kimber and Hamwic, which are both a short walk to the University of Southampton campus.

Living in student accommodation in Southampton is a great way to get involved in the city’s community. It’s a very social and friendly city, where you can meet people from all walks of life and form a wide network of friends. You can also find a lot of events and festivals taking place throughout the year, so there is always something to do in the city.

If you are looking for something a bit more relaxing, Southampton is home to a number of stunning beaches. So you can spend a day sunbathing or walking along the coast, and the seaside towns of Bournemouth and Brighton are also only a train ride away. It’s easy to get around too, with a wide range of bus services operating in the city, so a travel pass will definitely come in handy. Having a bike is also a good idea, as the council is really pushing to get more people on their bikes in Southampton.


The advantages and disadvantages of opening a restaurant franchise

When I talk about running a franchise business, most people automatically assume that I’m talking about restaurant franchises. This is because most franchises in the food industry become extremely successful and in turn grow in number and popularity. It will be difficult to find independent restaurants due to the success of food franchises.

The best part is that despite the growing number of food franchises, buying a restaurant franchise is still one of the few opportunities close to being a guaranteed opportunity in the business world today. It’s true that there are a number of difficult issues that come with owning a restaurant franchise, but that’s true with any business. Here are the two aspects of owning a food franchise that show its advantages and disadvantages:


  • embedded demand – For years and years, people have been programmed to grab something to eat at a franchise food chain when they are hungry and away from home. This is a huge advantage for any start-up business. That’s years of marketing already done for you. The only thing you need to consider is the future of your product and whether there will be a demand in your local geographic area.
  • Money – You can choose from several different outlets to find financing. When it comes to finding financing for a food operations business, the process is extremely easy and not that complicated. The reason is that banks generally know what is involved in opening a restaurant and are more comfortable approving loans. The high income generated by some of the food franchises doesn’t hurt either.
  • track record of success – Since a typical food franchise has multiple franchisees, it’s easy to determine how successful they are or not. You can see if they have a track record of success along with where and what demographics are the most successful. With this type of information available, you can make an informed decision before making an investment.
  • Prestige – Depending on who you talk to, people tend to think that all restaurant owners are socialites who also have a touch of glamour. There are many franchise owners who enter the restaurant business for this reason alone.


  • Labour – I’m sure you’ve noticed that most food businesses need a lot of employees to run smoothly and properly, and most of those workers are underpaid. That leads to a workforce of unreliable employees with a high turnover rate. Finding and keeping qualified employees is a huge challenge for a food franchise.
  • low margins – The food industry is very sensitive to prices, even more so in the world of fast food chains. This leaves you with a fine line to walk with the cost of goods and labor and turn a profit. It’s true that food franchises often earn high revenue, but net margins are often overlooked. It is also susceptible to food spoilage and theft along with other problems only found in the food industry.
  • Expensive initial investment – A food franchise will require a substantial investment on your part to get started. You have to pay for many items up front in order to run the business. You not only have to pay for food and labor, but also for ovens, grease removal, ventilation, furniture and maintenance, among many other expenses.
Home Kitchen

Modern rustic interiors and furniture

The rustic-modern interior trend is a welcome change from vintage rustic taking a break from preoccupation with aesthetics. Rustic unfinished beams and brick walls with natural wood or stone floors decorated with antique furniture and natural fabrics. That’s a style I like to explore.

Incorporate rustic elements into our homes in an informal and sophisticated way, such as using an old door as a headboard. The key here is the screen. Open the doors so that the two door panels are on either side of the frame, and hang a beautiful iron lantern to complete the look. Simple iron nightstands and a long chest at the end of the bed with handwoven bedding. The idea is to be discreet. Rustic patina mirrors sit atop a long chest of drawers with a contemporary modern chair defining the look.

Reclaimed arches make floor mirrors blend beautifully with plush upholstery, industrial chairs, and lots of vintage white. The reclaimed old doorway coffee table and fire console add the right amount of texture to an otherwise modernist room. A bright yellow carved cabinet against the white wall adds a pop of color. Rustic furniture mixed with modern and functional chairs with clean lines give it a sophisticated touch. Sophisticated design is paired with a rustic white door dining table and leather chairs.

The kitchen is more towards a rustic industrial style with steel framed windows. White paint and granite counters keep the modern feel contrasted with an ancient carved tribal Damchia that has been turned into an island making the piece more functional.

Fresh but used with the tender love of family gatherings, the sofa bed sits in the corner. Use soft colors in the light blue and icy purple spectrum and keep the level of wear and tear on cabinets light. No curtains on the windows gives a feeling of open space.

The bathroom vanity is made from an old battered cabinet with a granite top and vessel sinks. Pendant lights and smooth glass showers with wall-to-wall marble tiles give the bathroom a sophisticated modern rustic elegance.

The library has a huge table carved from ancient bone with white upholstered armchairs and a bench on the other side. Modern bookshelves line the wall that is lined with classics and encyclopedias. The main wall is dedicated to family pictures framed in antique carved wood and burnished brass. Nostalgic and vintage yet modern, comfort is the key element of this design.

Digital Marketing

Baron Davis Dunk or How to Increase Vertical Jump

Did you see Baron Davis dunk Andrei Kirilenko in the last playoffs? What about the dunk on Jermaine O’Neil and the one on Thielo Green at UCLA?

Everyone who has seen these dunks knows that they are impossible to forget. But a lot of people also wonder how a guy who is around 220 pounds and 6’3″ can jump that high. One thing is clear: you must have very strong leg muscles to lift that weight into the air!

Therefore, it is all about weight training. If you’re heavier like Baron, it’s actually about Olympic weightlifting.

The most important benefit of Olympic weightlifting is that it teaches the body to activate all the muscle fibers at once.

Different studies have shown the effectiveness of Olympic weightlifting. For example, a group of lifters did various Olympic lifts (high pull, power clean, and clean and jerk) and were compared with a group using vertical jump exercises (one and two leg hurdles, alternating hurdle jumps with one leg, etc.) After 8 weeks of training, the Olympic weightlifting group had significantly increased their 10-meter running speed and standing jump over the control group using standard vertical jump exercises (Tricoli, 2005).

Similarly, a 15-week study was also conducted with soccer players comparing a weightlifting program to an Olympic weightlifting program for athletic performance. After the 15-week study ended, the Olympic weightlifting group had significant improvement in the vertical jump and 40-meter dash over the weightlifting group (Hoffman JR, 2004).

But you can’t just focus on lifting weights because as a jumper you also need to be fast. So you also need to work on your quickness. How do you train that?

Five sets of wind sprints (50 meters) three times a week is a very effective exercise.

Another excellent exercise is jumping rope. Jump rope not only gives you explosiveness and calf strength, but it’s also a great way to build stamina and work on overall leg strength. Jump rope at least three times a week.

For more exercise tips and details, visit the following site:


Top 10 Ways To Surprise Her On Valentine’s Day

Ah, Valentine’s Day; the day when men secretly love to hate. Since she comes every year without fail, why not accept it this time and give her an amazing surprise to show her that you not only remember the wonderful day of love, but also care about her and want to show her? If you want to go for the boyfriend of the year, try incorporating a few of these ideas throughout the day and really wow her!

10) Pamper her with a shopping trip together: Let’s be honest, after Christmas, Valentine’s Day could be one of the most materialistic days of the year, minus the goodwill towards men. So why not embrace the consumerist day of love and pamper your lady? Fun for her and easy for you. She will be delighted not only to go shopping, but also to spend the day with the man she cares about. Have fun asking her to try on a cute outfit to wear to dinner, or let her pick out a beautiful piece of jewelry that you may have been too afraid to buy for her on your own. Seize the day by making a reservation at a restaurant so she can wear her new Valentine’s gift with you.

9) Rent a horse and carriage or a limousine for a night out: Depending on where you live, arranging a private horse and carriage can be challenging, but renting a limousine is just as romantic and both are sure to surprise her this Valentine’s Day. Take advantage of the evening by taking a long walk through the city and taking her out for a romantic dinner. Have fun in the back of the limo drinking champagne, climbing the barrier and pretending to be teenagers again. She will feel like the most special lady in the city and it will all be thanks to you.

8) Learn together: This is surprisingly more fun than it sounds. Has he ever mentioned to you that he wants to take a couples cooking class or dance class with you? How about some diving classes or learning Italian for that trip to Italy that you want to do together? There are endless classes available for whatever interests her, and taking them with you will not only give her someone to go with, it will also show her that you care enough to want to share them with her.

7) Make her breakfast in bed: Start the day by surprising her with breakfast in bed. Cook her favorite breakfast with all the extras she loves and take great care to display it on a beautiful breakfast tray. Make it fun by including small Valentine’s Day-themed treats on the breakfast tray, like cinnamon hearts or M&Ms personalized with messages like “you + her” or “I love you.” Be sure to include a single stem rose or a bouquet of her favorite flowers, and take it up a notch by also including a handmade note or Valentine telling her how much you love her.

6) Pamper her: Whether you treat her to an indulgent day at the spa, head out for a romantic couples massage, or take matters into your own hands by creating your own home spa, the possibilities are endless. You can turn your own bathroom into a spa sanctuary quite easily by dimming the lights, lighting a few candles, running her a bath filled with rose petals, and playing soothing music. Come up close together and have fun relaxing. Then continue the indulgent experience by preparing the bedroom for an incredible massage. Products like scented massage oil or massage sticks help make the process more luxurious.

5) Cook your favorite food: Whether you’re a rock star in the kitchen and want to go all out, or have culinary skills that would make Martha Stewart cringe, making your little girl her favorite meal (or trying to) is one of the sweetest things you can do. do for her this Valentine’s Day. Research her favorite food online and choose a highly-rated recipe to follow, so you can be sure she’s on the right track. If you’re brave, try making him a dessert to go with the meal. Easy ideas include chocolate mousse or chocolate fondue with strawberries or fruit. Don’t forget to dress the table for Valentine’s Day with a bouquet of her favorite flowers.

4) Create a romantic treasure hunt: Have fun with Valentine’s Day this year and let your creativity run wild as you surprise your lady with a love-themed scavenger hunt or scavenger hunt. If you feel up to it, create an elaborate scavenger hunt using your relationship and past experiences as the theme. Use familiar clues and locations to lead her to collect new clues and small gifts and rewards at each point. Use questions like “our first date” or “where we first kissed” to keep her coming back to your house, where you can surprise her once again with an amazing dinner you prepared or an indulgent massage. A sexy scavenger hunt at your house is another fun way to surprise her. Sprinkle hints and sexy gifts everywhere, like massage oil or lingerie, which ultimately leads you to the bedroom to put those gifts to use!

3) Re-create your first appointment: It is arguably one of the most romantic things you can do for her. Revisiting the same restaurant the two of you first dined at or going back to the same miniature golf spot brings back many nostalgic memories and is sure to evoke those first giddy feelings of butterflies and excitement. Tell him you’re going out on Valentine’s Day, but don’t give him the details. Once the two of you arrive, you’ll quickly realize the reasons for your choice. Women always remember the little things, and knowing that you remembered your first date will mean a lot to her and make her grateful to have you.

2) Plan a romantic getaway: This doesn’t have to be as expensive as it sounds. The possibilities are endless and can be completely tailored to your budget without compromising on the romantic factor. If the two of you can only get away for a weekend, then book a cozy bed and breakfast inn and enjoy some alone time snuggling by the fireplace, cross-country skiing or wine tasting during the day. If you have the time and money to do it, a week long vacation in a sunny destination is a spectacular surprise. She will be able to brag to her friends about the amazing man she has and you will be a rock star as a boyfriend.

1) Ask the question: A bit intense, perhaps. But if you’ve been thinking about the idea for a while and waiting for the right moment to do it, Valentine’s Day is perfect. Not only is it the most romantic day of the year, but you also kill two birds with one stone by caring for a present as well. She will be elated, you will be prince charming and everyone will be happy. Just make sure you plan the proposal properly, and put some effort and thought into it, women really care about the details, and this is certainly a time to make sure the T’s are crossed and the I’s are dotted.

Health Fitness

Myths about burning belly fat

1. Abdominal Fat Burning Myth: Exercising makes you hungry, so you eat more

The fact is:

Don’t believe this myth or you will start skipping a workout here and there. The truth is that exercising actually suppresses your appetite. If you’re wondering about the truth of this statement, it could be because your post-workout thirst mimics hunger (when you’re dehydrated), so you thought you were hungry.

Drink some water and it will not only quench your thirst, it will also quench your hunger pangs.

Motivational bonus: The best thing about working out is that it speeds up your metabolism so you burn calories and fat over a longer period of time.

2. Belly Fat Burning Myth: Your Cardio Workout Only Burns Calories After About 15 Minutes

The fact is:

Your body burns calories 24 hours a day, whether you’re sitting, sleeping, or exercising. However, after the first 15 minutes of his workout, his body switches to fat as a fuel source.

Motivation bonus: Weight loss is ultimately dependent on burning calories. You burn less fat if you run for twenty minutes, but you will burn more calories than if you go for a long walk. The quick answer is to always choose the workout that burns the most calories. But more than anything, keep moving.

3. Myth to burn abdominal fat: diets rich in protein help you lose weight

The fact is:

Instead of focusing on one food, choose a balanced diet rich in lean protein (it helps you feel full longer and also helps balance your blood sugar, giving you energy for longer periods of time). Include carbohydrate-rich foods like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, drink plenty of water, exercise, and you’ll burn fat and keep it off. Throw in some of the superfoods, natural fat burning remedies, and detox tea too.

Motivational Bonus: Ultimately, the key to burning fat and losing weight is to burn more calories than you consume.

superfoods for belly fat

Superfoods are whole (unprocessed) foods that are naturally high in nutrients and phytochemicals (give foods their color and aroma) that may offer health benefits.

Here is a list of some of the best superfoods to add to your diet to maintain your health.

They are the botanical family that includes leeks, onions and garlic, they share many notable traits. They help lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Research suggests that they inhibit the growth of prostate, stomach, and colon cancer cells. They also have antibiotic properties to help prevent disease-causing bacteria.

The pigment betacyanin (a phytochemical) gives beets their distinctive color, but more than that, it’s just one of several disease-fighting phytonutrients found in this root vegetable. Beets are also a good source of folate, which protects against birth defects, colon cancer, and osteoporosis. They are also rich in fiber and beta-carotene.

Fresh or frozen, blueberries are high in antioxidants that fight damage caused by inflammation. Anthocyanins (a phytochemical), the natural plant compounds that give blueberries their deep color, may also have anti-diabetic effects, and new research suggests that blueberries may protect the heart.

canned salmon
King, sockeye, and coho salmon have more DHA plus EPA omega-3 fatty acids than almost any other fish, as well as some of the lowest levels of mercury. Nutritionally, wild-caught Alaskan canned salmon is just as good as fresh and costs a fraction.

Cinnamon is the gold medalist of the spice shelf, with one of the highest antioxidant levels of all herbs and spices. It also has a positive effect on blood glucose levels, so adding it to food can make you feel stable and full.

cruciferous vegetables
Collards, cauliflower, broccoli contain a powerful array of disease fighters. One hero in particular, sulforaphane, can increase enzymes that reduce the incidence of colon and lung cancers.

dark chocolate
Oh yeah. Ferdinand is quite right. Dark chocolate can make or break your day. But why? High levels of antioxidants make dark chocolate a perfect treat. It’s also high in flavonoids, substances that have been shown to improve blood flow, suppress coughs, improve memory, and leave you with hydrated, smooth skin. Research also shows that the natural ingredients in dark chocolate bear a striking similarity to a widely used mood-stabilizing drug. to 1 oz. daily dose of chocolate is now officially a doctor’s order.

Dark, leafy greens like spinach, seaweed, kale, and Swiss chard are an excellent source of iron, vitamin A, and lutein for eye health. Best of all, they’re loaded with omega-3s.

Omega-3 fatty acids from flaxseed are becoming more and more popular nutritional buzzwords, and for good reason! Research has revealed that they speed up cell metabolism and reduce inflammation in the body, thereby lowering triglyceride levels and blood pressure. Caution: Since our bodies cannot break down the husk of a whole flax seed, use ground flax seeds.

Beauties: Black Pepper, Cayenne, Ginger The heat on the tongue when you eat spices like ginger, cayenne, and black pepper is evidence of gingerols, capsaicin, and piperine, metabolism-boosting compounds. They also have an aphrodisiac effect. Caution: avoid consuming them if you are bothered by hot flashes.

Miso, a fermented soybean paste, is a great source of low-calorie protein (two grams in a 25-calorie serving). It also contains B12 and is a good source of zinc which helps the immune system to function properly.

Seaweed (Hijiki, Wakame, Kelp, Nori)
Think of eating algae as going directly to the source – this is where fish get THEIR Omega-3s. Why not skip the fish and go straight for the seaweed? Seaweed contains nutrients commonly found in leafy green vegetables AND most of the minerals found in the ocean, giving it a double whammy. They are also full of magnesium, which can prevent migraines and asthma attacks.

Spelled Like whole wheat, ancient spelt is sweeter, nuttier, and higher in protein than its processed relatives. Both are also good sources of manganese and copper.

Sweet potatoes, whether orange or white, contain phytonutrients that promote heart and eye health, and boost immunity. They are rich in beta-carotene (believed to reduce the risk of breast cancer) and vitamin A (may reduce the effects of smoking).

Turmeric, used in holistic medicine as a digestive and wound-healing aid, may also serve as an anti-inflammatory. Reach for curry (turmeric is a main ingredient) when you have a toothache or sprain.

Of all nuts, walnuts contain the highest amount of omega-3 alpha-linolenic fatty acids, which lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and can reduce inflammation in the arteries. Walnuts are also a great source of antioxidants, vitamin E, selenium, and magnesium.

Whole grains
Don’t eat whole grains (like buckwheat and quinoa) just because they’re high in magnesium, B vitamins, fiber, and manganese. Do it because they taste so good: nutty, buttery, earthy. And that, in turn, can help you not overeat. One study found that people feel fuller after eating buckwheat than after eating other grains.

detox tea

Detox tea will not only flush toxins out of your system, but also boost your metabolism and lose belly fat by cleansing your body.

Good luck on your weight loss journey!