International Pool Tour.com http://www.internationalpooltour.com Get ready. Let's break! Fri, 22 Dec 2017 00:24:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 Dead Men Don’t Play Pool http://www.internationalpooltour.com/dead-men-dont-play-pool/ http://www.internationalpooltour.com/dead-men-dont-play-pool/#comments Mon, 21 Dec 2015 11:54:05 +0000 http://www.internationalpooltour.com/?p=20 playpoolBraving the minus-20 degree temperature, “we bound and gagged Doe with duct tape and poured blood all over his face,” says Sgt. Toews.

The goal was to make it look as though Doe had been shot in the back of the head, with the bullet emerging from the side of his face. Animal blood was sprinkled around Doe’s head as he lay in the snow and a blood-stained iron bar was placed nearby to make it look like he was clubbed prior to being shot. The crime scene expert decided fake blood would not look convincing, so the Mounties brought along animal blood and had a doctor draw several small vials of blood from Doe to splash on his mouth, face and neck. “It was perfect,” says Sgt. Toews, “except that Doe was alive.”

The police officers snapped some Polaroids of Doe and 20 minutes later everyone headed back to Edmonton. “Doe was getting pretty cold, but he never complained,” …

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playpoolBraving the minus-20 degree temperature, “we bound and gagged Doe with duct tape and poured blood all over his face,” says Sgt. Toews.

The goal was to make it look as though Doe had been shot in the back of the head, with the bullet emerging from the side of his face. Animal blood was sprinkled around Doe’s head as he lay in the snow and a blood-stained iron bar was placed nearby to make it look like he was clubbed prior to being shot. The crime scene expert decided fake blood would not look convincing, so the Mounties brought along animal blood and had a doctor draw several small vials of blood from Doe to splash on his mouth, face and neck. “It was perfect,” says Sgt. Toews, “except that Doe was alive.”

The police officers snapped some Polaroids of Doe and 20 minutes later everyone headed back to Edmonton. “Doe was getting pretty cold, but he never complained,” …

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When Your Laptop Crashes http://www.internationalpooltour.com/when-your-laptop-crashes/ http://www.internationalpooltour.com/when-your-laptop-crashes/#respond Tue, 15 Dec 2015 21:54:31 +0000 http://www.internationalpooltour.com/?p=64 When your laptop hard drive crashes, you might think that it is the end of the world. You might think that you have lost all your pictures, documents and data stored within your laptop. But the truth is, your hardware and your software are two distinctive things. Although your hardware might not be functioning, there is a high probability that your data is still safely stored inside your hard drive.

Laptop drives are very recoverable.

Laptop drives are very recoverable.

Laptop data recovery is the process of recovering data within the hard drive of a non-working piece of hardware. By removing the internal hard disk from the old laptop, connecting it to a working laptop or personal computer and using the appropriate tools and skills to access the hard drive, we can access and restore the data in the hard drive of our malfunctioning laptop! By moving files and data from the old hard drive into your working laptop or personal computer, important and confidential …

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When your laptop hard drive crashes, you might think that it is the end of the world. You might think that you have lost all your pictures, documents and data stored within your laptop. But the truth is, your hardware and your software are two distinctive things. Although your hardware might not be functioning, there is a high probability that your data is still safely stored inside your hard drive.

Laptop drives are very recoverable.

Laptop drives are very recoverable.

Laptop data recovery is the process of recovering data within the hard drive of a non-working piece of hardware. By removing the internal hard disk from the old laptop, connecting it to a working laptop or personal computer and using the appropriate tools and skills to access the hard drive, we can access and restore the data in the hard drive of our malfunctioning laptop! By moving files and data from the old hard drive into your working laptop or personal computer, important and confidential information will be able to be viewed on your working laptop! Nevertheless, laptop data recovery is not an easy task and you might want to enlist the help of a professional or a computer expert. But all in all, we are here to tell you that with laptop data recovery, all is not lost when your laptop crashes!

Recovering Lost Data

Computers and laptop are prone to breakdowns and malfunctions, especially those that have been in use for several years. If your laptop or PC breaks down, do not panic as the information and data from with the laptop or PC can still be restored. IT professionals and experts have developed ways to extract data from old hardware.

The first step is to take apart the old laptop and gently remove the hard disk from inside. Next, the hard disk is connected via USB to a working laptop. And using the working laptop, the data inside the internal hard disk can be extracted and saved into the laptop. With the proper software to access the hard disk, computer experts can easily restore data, which you thought was lost! So the next time your laptop breaks down, get a computer technician to help you with the laptop data recovery process. On the other hand, if you are not willing to pay the price, and want to try it out on your own, search the Internet for step by step guidelines on how to remove and restore data from an old internal hard disk. Always remember that laptop data recovery is available when you think you have lost it.

According to Phil Davis, data recovery technician at Hard Drive Recovery Associates in Irvine, CA, hard drive crash or failure occurs when the hard disk does not function normally and the information stored on the data platters cannot be accessed using conventional ways. Hard disk crash occurs due to various reasons like errors during regular usage, direct impact (dropping your laptop onto the floor) and contact with fire, water or magnetic waves.

There are several ways to retrieve data from a hard drive which is faulty. If the circuit board is the cause of the problem, the most common solution would be switching a new circuit board by using a similar hard disk. This is a delicate procedure and should be carried out by experts who have the proper tools in a dust free environment. Besides circuit board malfunctions, hard drive crash might also occur due to disk-platter failures and logical damage. A hard drive crash does not mean losing all your precious data and confidential information. Most people face hard drive crashes at least several times throughout the course of them using computers and laptops. Always remember, there are computer experts and professionals who can provide you with the service of extracting information from your faulty hard disk and helping you to fix your disk back to tip-top condition.

A lot of people store stuff like photographs, documents like working data and various type of software on their laptops and personal computers. Some people have the habit of regularly doing a backup of their data while some others forget or just can be bothered. And once their hard drive crashes, a lot of people think they are in deep trouble. But the truth is, a hard drive crash issue can be solved. There are ways to repair a malfunctioning hard drive and to extract the information and data stored inside.

Hard drive crash occurs due to several factors. Physical failure happens when there is a breakdown of the mechanical parts, which make up the hard disk or there is a problem with the hard drive circuit. Logical failure on the other hand occurs when previously recorded information becomes unreadable or unorganized. This will cause the hard disk to be corrupt. No matter whether it is due to physical or logical failure, hard drive problems can be solved with the help of computer experts. By taking out the hard drive from your laptop and studying what went wrong, these experts can pinpoint the problem with your hard drive and take the proper action to ‘cure’ it. So, do not fear if your hard disk fails on you, as there is hope to recover your data.

Hard drive crashes can be a real pain when you have loads of data stored on your system and there is no backup. Most of the time, it would seem that you never have any means of retrieving the lost data. However, developments in technology have created a great harddrive recovery technique by which any digital data is never permanently lost. There are ways to recover it for sure. This is true for physical damage as well as logical damage to the hard drive.

Though expensive, data recovery experts like HDRA have all the expertise to recover hard drives that have been damaged. Physical damage can be in the form of broken disks, burnt drives, etc., while logical damage can be failures of the circuits and the actuator arm. Whatever be the damage, data recovery techniques have truly grown enough to recover hard drive of any condition. However, before approaching the experts, you can check out whether the problem is really with your hard drive or your operating system by removing the drive and using it on an another computer or operating system. If it is the latter, then all that is needed is reinstallation of the system and there is no need to recover hard drive problems.

Reviving Failed Hardware

The technology to recover hard drive systems is a great help for those professionals who might not have time sometimes to create ample backup and are faced with hardware crashes. Hard drive problems occur due to the malfunctioning of the circuit boards and the actuator arm. This is an ever present menace because of the fact that any piece of machinery is bound to fail at some time. Unfortunately, sometimes, hard drive crashes hit when one is most unprepared. However, it is a piece cake for the hardware experts to recover hard drive.

The malfunctioning of a hard drive might not always be because of a faulty drive. It can also be due to some problem with the operating system. This can be checked by removing the seemingly faulty drive from the system and connecting it to a different computer. In most cases, the hard drive will open in such a new system. However, if the drive does not open even in the new computer, it surely is a failed drive and needs expert attention. The catch here is that repairing can be a most expensive affair and there is usually no guarantee that the repair will be successful. So, one has to double check the credentials of the expert when trying to recover hard drive systems.

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Disabilities Don’t Stop A Shark http://www.internationalpooltour.com/disabilities-dont-stop-a-shark/ http://www.internationalpooltour.com/disabilities-dont-stop-a-shark/#respond Sun, 30 Aug 2015 17:12:38 +0000 http://www.internationalpooltour.com/?p=41 billiards1When the founding member of The Silver Spokes 8-Ball Classic was asked what his first thought was after recently winning a national tournament in Las Vegas, he said he thanked God, then broke down and cried. This was the reaction of Randy Florez following the victory he and his partner, Gary Corcoran, captured.

Randy and Gary, along with Homer Townsend and Grant Berthiaume, are the four members of The Black Bull’s Silver Spokes Billiards Team. What makes this team unique is the members are all physically challenged. Some have even competed in the Special Olympics. Due to accidents while in their early 20’s, they are all in wheelchairs.

Randy, the driving force behind the group, was injured in a construction accident. Married and the proud father of a young son, leading an active life, he grew despondent. He went to bars and drank heavily. Then he was divorced. Randy hated the world and himself.

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billiards1When the founding member of The Silver Spokes 8-Ball Classic was asked what his first thought was after recently winning a national tournament in Las Vegas, he said he thanked God, then broke down and cried. This was the reaction of Randy Florez following the victory he and his partner, Gary Corcoran, captured.

Randy and Gary, along with Homer Townsend and Grant Berthiaume, are the four members of The Black Bull’s Silver Spokes Billiards Team. What makes this team unique is the members are all physically challenged. Some have even competed in the Special Olympics. Due to accidents while in their early 20’s, they are all in wheelchairs.

Randy, the driving force behind the group, was injured in a construction accident. Married and the proud father of a young son, leading an active life, he grew despondent. He went to bars and drank heavily. Then he was divorced. Randy hated the world and himself.

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Can You Stay Fit In London? We Bet You Can! http://www.internationalpooltour.com/can-you-stay-fit-in-london-we-bet-you-can/ http://www.internationalpooltour.com/can-you-stay-fit-in-london-we-bet-you-can/#comments Fri, 28 Aug 2015 05:31:36 +0000 http://www.internationalpooltour.com/?p=56 londonfitEnglish-style riding, squash, billiards and sightseeing make for a jolly good time while also trimming away unwanted Yorkshire pudding pounds. Better here than Seattle, right?

Devonshire clotted cream. Warm, friendly baked scones. Roast beef with Yorkshire pudding. Desserts drenched in more cream. Traditional British food is wonderful, but it’s not exactly spa cuisine. So how do you survive a trip to London and not come back looking like Robert Morley?

Fortunately, the British have discovered fitness. Throughout London there are health clubs, hotel fitness centers and dance studios where you can combat the effects of too much bread pudding.

One of the more sophisticated health clubs is at the top of the Hyatt Carlton Tower in Knightsbridge. The Peak is a two-story fitness center with a curving skylight that offers vistas of Cadogan Gardens and central London. The gymnasium is equipped with Power Cam fitness machines and some free weights. Aerobics, stretch, jazz exercise and yoga classes are …

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londonfitEnglish-style riding, squash, billiards and sightseeing make for a jolly good time while also trimming away unwanted Yorkshire pudding pounds. Better here than Seattle, right?

Devonshire clotted cream. Warm, friendly baked scones. Roast beef with Yorkshire pudding. Desserts drenched in more cream. Traditional British food is wonderful, but it’s not exactly spa cuisine. So how do you survive a trip to London and not come back looking like Robert Morley?

Fortunately, the British have discovered fitness. Throughout London there are health clubs, hotel fitness centers and dance studios where you can combat the effects of too much bread pudding.

One of the more sophisticated health clubs is at the top of the Hyatt Carlton Tower in Knightsbridge. The Peak is a two-story fitness center with a curving skylight that offers vistas of Cadogan Gardens and central London. The gymnasium is equipped with Power Cam fitness machines and some free weights. Aerobics, stretch, jazz exercise and yoga classes are …

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A Story About Private Times http://www.internationalpooltour.com/a-story-about-private-times/ http://www.internationalpooltour.com/a-story-about-private-times/#respond Mon, 24 Aug 2015 04:46:58 +0000 http://www.internationalpooltour.com/?p=50 storytimesI ONCE BEARD Kenneth Tynan tell a joke (which he admitted stealing from George Jean Nathan) about the Noel Coward school of comedy. He remarked that this species of theater is like a game of billiards with a perfectly felted table, exquisitely polished cues, and no balls.

As always, Tynan was being fashionable. At the time he exhumed that squib (which is ben trovato but totally false), it was terribly chic-in fact, radically chic theatrically-to mock Coward and his plays. In Britain, at least, that sort of silliness did not survive for long, and even Tynan himself eventually revived Coward at the National Theater. In more recent seasons London’s West End has seen revivals of the old master’s work attract audiences and make them as happy as ever they did in the Thirties and Forties. Coward’s status as a classic is now so well established that some London critics, far from knocking his work, use its excellence as a criterion …

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storytimesI ONCE BEARD Kenneth Tynan tell a joke (which he admitted stealing from George Jean Nathan) about the Noel Coward school of comedy. He remarked that this species of theater is like a game of billiards with a perfectly felted table, exquisitely polished cues, and no balls.

As always, Tynan was being fashionable. At the time he exhumed that squib (which is ben trovato but totally false), it was terribly chic-in fact, radically chic theatrically-to mock Coward and his plays. In Britain, at least, that sort of silliness did not survive for long, and even Tynan himself eventually revived Coward at the National Theater. In more recent seasons London’s West End has seen revivals of the old master’s work attract audiences and make them as happy as ever they did in the Thirties and Forties. Coward’s status as a classic is now so well established that some London critics, far from knocking his work, use its excellence as a criterion …

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Neiman Wood Designs For Life http://www.internationalpooltour.com/neiman-wood-designs-for-life/ http://www.internationalpooltour.com/neiman-wood-designs-for-life/#respond Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:05:29 +0000 http://www.internationalpooltour.com/?p=36 neimanwoodJudging from the super-cool, ultra-designed space by designers Neiman Wood, their client could well be a sophisticated secret agent like James Bond. “Our client has residences all over the world,” says designer Jim Wood, who, with his partner Tim Neiman, recently completed the 5,300-square-foot loft renovation in New York’s Greenwich Village. Though 007 he’s not, his background is virtually as impressive. “He’s a doctor and a lawyer, interested in photography, art, and jazz music. I think he’s moving in the direction of doing something different again and this apartment is the beginning of that.”

The fact that this high-tech palace has all the elements that would appeal to an epicurian smoothy like Bond is no accident. “The intention really was James Bondian,” says Wood with a grin. “Our client has a great sense of humor.” Located in a former glass factory, the space houses a number of luxuries: a professional kitchen, billiards area, dressing room, sauna, exercise and laundry rooms, …

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neimanwoodJudging from the super-cool, ultra-designed space by designers Neiman Wood, their client could well be a sophisticated secret agent like James Bond. “Our client has residences all over the world,” says designer Jim Wood, who, with his partner Tim Neiman, recently completed the 5,300-square-foot loft renovation in New York’s Greenwich Village. Though 007 he’s not, his background is virtually as impressive. “He’s a doctor and a lawyer, interested in photography, art, and jazz music. I think he’s moving in the direction of doing something different again and this apartment is the beginning of that.”

The fact that this high-tech palace has all the elements that would appeal to an epicurian smoothy like Bond is no accident. “The intention really was James Bondian,” says Wood with a grin. “Our client has a great sense of humor.” Located in a former glass factory, the space houses a number of luxuries: a professional kitchen, billiards area, dressing room, sauna, exercise and laundry rooms, …

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Custom Cues Are The Business http://www.internationalpooltour.com/custom-cues-are-the-business/ http://www.internationalpooltour.com/custom-cues-are-the-business/#respond Sun, 09 Aug 2015 16:51:30 +0000 http://www.internationalpooltour.com/?p=31 customcuesAlmost everybody dreams of transforming a hobby into a business. But few succeed on the scale of Dan Janes, an inveterate artisan and self-described “pretty good pool player.” His Towson, Md., company, Joss Cues Ltd., is widely recognized as one of the best makers of cue sticks in the world.

Joss cues are tooled from an array of exotic woods, and–depending on the customer–precious inlays such as gold and diamonds. They command prices that begin at a few hundred dollars per cue and quickly climb into the thousands. Customers include collectors, world-class billiards players, and movie star Tom Cruise, who used Joss cues in his role as an expert pool player in the 1986 film “The Color of Money.”

“They’re one of the elite cues in the industry,” says Harold Simonsen, publisher of Pool & Billiard Magazine.

Pool is growing in popularity. The Billiard Congress of America says more than 37 million Americans played the game in 1992, up …

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customcuesAlmost everybody dreams of transforming a hobby into a business. But few succeed on the scale of Dan Janes, an inveterate artisan and self-described “pretty good pool player.” His Towson, Md., company, Joss Cues Ltd., is widely recognized as one of the best makers of cue sticks in the world.

Joss cues are tooled from an array of exotic woods, and–depending on the customer–precious inlays such as gold and diamonds. They command prices that begin at a few hundred dollars per cue and quickly climb into the thousands. Customers include collectors, world-class billiards players, and movie star Tom Cruise, who used Joss cues in his role as an expert pool player in the 1986 film “The Color of Money.”

“They’re one of the elite cues in the industry,” says Harold Simonsen, publisher of Pool & Billiard Magazine.

Pool is growing in popularity. The Billiard Congress of America says more than 37 million Americans played the game in 1992, up from 21.5 million in 1984. But there weren’t a lot of world-class cue makers around in 1968, when Janes, bored as a salesman and itinerant pool player, decided to put his artistic and mechanical skills to work to create the perfect cue stick.

“It’s a dying business model, but these guys do it the best,” says Greg White, whose company, Launchscore.com, offers small business advice and market research tools to small entrepreneurs. “This kind of craftsmanship only exists in extreme niches, and pool cues definitely fit that category.

With $1,500 borrowed from a finance company and with his pool-playing friend Bill Stroud as a partner, Janes purchased an ancient manual lathe, a butcher’s band saw, a drill press,and a workbench, set up shop in a rented two-car garage in inner-city Baltimore, and “proceeded to destroy half the rain forest,” as he recalls, jokingly referring to the amount of wood the pair wasted in their early efforts. But the venture righted itself quickly, turning a profit in its first full year of operation and every year since.

Bolstering the fledgling firm’s business was Janes and Stroud’s friendship with some of the game’s best players, including Ed Kelly, a world champion with whom Janes traveled the country as a free-lance player years earlier. Kelly became Joss Cues’ first customer, and he followed by other elite players. Stroud left the company in the early 1970s.

Joss Cues’ growth was hampered for years by its inability to keep pace with demand. Both Janes and his son Steve, the company’s vice president, were reluctant to rely too heavily on technology or manpower to fuel growth, fearing quality might be sacrificed. Even today, with 11 full-time employees on board, the two insist on inspecting every cue stick before it leaves the shop.

Finally, though, the Janeses are making strides in boosting production while maintaining quality. They have designed much of the computer-controlled equipment now used in their 10,000-square-foot shop to meet their exacting standards, and they have pioneered the use of new techniques and materials.

Manufacturing tolerances are five-thousandths of an inch. (By comparison, a skilled cabinet maker is more likely to work to tolerances no tighter than one-sixty-fourth of an inch.

To protect the expensive woods used in making the cue sticks, the Janeses keep their shop’s humidity at 45 percent. Too little humidity, and wood can “dry crack.” Too much, and applying finish becomes difficult. Fluctuations in humidity can also lead to warping. Among the woods used are ebony, 200-year-old boxwood, pink ivory, padauk, tulipwood, and zebrawood. Many of the woods are imported from Africa.

Just as important as its quality standards are the company’s production gains. When “The Color of Money” was filmed, Joss Cues was working with an 18-month lead time between order and delivery, prompting the director Martin Scorsese to order duplicate sticks as backups. Now, delivery time has been pared to less than six months.

Thanks to improved technology, a bigger work force, and a production process that allows certain basic components to be made ahead of time for use as needed, the company that produced perhaps 100 cues in 1969 will make as many as 2,000 in 1994. That’s still not a lot. Some manufacturers in Taiwan produce as many as 50,000 inexpensive cue sticks a month.) And Joss Cues will generate at least 50 percent more revenue this year than it did last year, when the figure stood at just under 1 million.

Joss cues are shipped to customers around the world. Cared for properly, the cues will last a lifetime or longer. When the sticks need a new tip, shaft, or finish, Joss will do the repairs.

“We provide complete service,” Steve Janes says. “I really don’t like anybody else fooling around with our cues.”

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Seeing Billiards In The Stars http://www.internationalpooltour.com/seeing-billiards-in-the-stars/ http://www.internationalpooltour.com/seeing-billiards-in-the-stars/#respond Wed, 05 Aug 2015 12:08:11 +0000 http://www.internationalpooltour.com/?p=25 billiardsintsIn fact, the star appears so ordinary at first glance that no one even recognized it as a binary system until this century. It wasn’t until 1921 that German astronomer Cuno Hoffmeister discovered that SS Lac varied regularly in brightness. The pattern of the variations showed the characteristic signature of an eclipsing binary, proving the dual nature of the star.

In an eclipsing binary, two stars orbit each other in a plane that lies nearly edge-on as seen from Earth. Once during every orbit of the pair, the brighter star, called the primary, passes in front of the fainter secondary and blocks some or all of its light from view. Then when the stars reach the opposite ends of their orbits, the secondary star eclipses the primary. For most of the stars’ orbital period, astronomers see the combined light from both stars, but the light dims slightly when the primary blocks the secondary from view and to a greater …

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billiardsintsIn fact, the star appears so ordinary at first glance that no one even recognized it as a binary system until this century. It wasn’t until 1921 that German astronomer Cuno Hoffmeister discovered that SS Lac varied regularly in brightness. The pattern of the variations showed the characteristic signature of an eclipsing binary, proving the dual nature of the star.

In an eclipsing binary, two stars orbit each other in a plane that lies nearly edge-on as seen from Earth. Once during every orbit of the pair, the brighter star, called the primary, passes in front of the fainter secondary and blocks some or all of its light from view. Then when the stars reach the opposite ends of their orbits, the secondary star eclipses the primary. For most of the stars’ orbital period, astronomers see the combined light from both stars, but the light dims slightly when the primary blocks the secondary from view and to a greater …

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The Quick Way to Remove Skin Tags http://www.internationalpooltour.com/the-quick-way-to-remove-skin-tags/ http://www.internationalpooltour.com/the-quick-way-to-remove-skin-tags/#comments Sat, 01 Aug 2015 04:40:07 +0000 http://www.internationalpooltour.com/?p=45 skintagsI love skin tags, don’t you? Ok, no really I don’t, and if you’re anything like me, you aren’t a fan of them either.  The question is what do you do about them?  There are so many skin tag treatments and remedies available on the market today, how do you know which is the right one?  How do you know it will work?

I know if you have skin tags, you want to get rid of them as quickly as possible.  Especially if they are in an area on your body that you feel embarrassed about.  Skin tags can be very unsightly, especially in high numbers. The good news is they are relatively common, completely harmless and benign.  Virtually everyone in the world has experienced at least one skin tag.  People get them in high traffic areas (where the skin rubs together), if they are overweight or through genetics.  If either of your parents have them, you will most likely …

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skintagsI love skin tags, don’t you? Ok, no really I don’t, and if you’re anything like me, you aren’t a fan of them either.  The question is what do you do about them?  There are so many skin tag treatments and remedies available on the market today, how do you know which is the right one?  How do you know it will work?

I know if you have skin tags, you want to get rid of them as quickly as possible.  Especially if they are in an area on your body that you feel embarrassed about.  Skin tags can be very unsightly, especially in high numbers. The good news is they are relatively common, completely harmless and benign.  Virtually everyone in the world has experienced at least one skin tag.  People get them in high traffic areas (where the skin rubs together), if they are overweight or through genetics.  If either of your parents have them, you will most likely have them as well.

Skin tags are small hanging pieces of skin, also known by their medical term “acrochordon”. They have a larger top that is connected by a smaller piece of skin that resembles a mushroom.

The very best AND fastest way to remove as skin tag is to cut it off, ideally by a doctor.  But if you have a large number of skin tags and want a DIY way to remove them yourself I am going to give you the instructions to do so.
If you are not squeamish, or have someone you know who isn’t, I would highly recommend having the assistance of a friend or a loved one, especially if the skin tag is in a location that you cannot see very well.  To remove the skin tag will need nail clippers, or some sort of small, sharp clippers, tweezers, rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, cotton balls or Q-tips, a small piece of gauze and a bandaid.
I recommend that you first consult a doctor to ensure that what you have is a skin tag.  Some cancers of the skin can look very similar to a skin tag. Also, I don’t recommend removing them in this manner if you have a bleeding disorder. You may want to <a href=”The Quick Way to Remove Skin Tags
I love skin tags, don’t you? Ok, no really I don’t, and if you’re anything like me, you aren’t a fan of them either.  The question is what do you do about them?  There are so many skin tag treatments and remedies available on the market today, how do you know which is the right one?  How do you know it will work?
I know if you have skin tags, you want to get rid of them as quickly as possible.  Especially if they are in an area on your body that you feel embarrassed about.  Skin tags can be very unsightly, especially in high numbers. The good news is they are relatively common, completely harmless and benign.  Virtually everyone in the world has experienced at least one skin tag.  People get them in high traffic areas (where the skin rubs together), if they are overweight or through genetics.  If either of your parents have them, you will most likely have them as well.
Skin tags are small hanging pieces of skin, also known by their medical term “acrochordon”. They have a larger top that is connected by a smaller piece of skin that resembles a mushroom.
The very best AND fastest way to remove as skin tag is to cut it off, ideally by a doctor.  But if you have a large number of skin tags and want a DIY way to remove them yourself I am going to give you the instructions to do so.
If you are not squeamish, or have someone you know who isn’t, I would highly recommend having the assistance of a friend or a loved one, especially if the skin tag is in a location that you cannot see very well.  To remove the skin tag will need nail clippers, or some sort of small, sharp clippers, tweezers, rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, cotton balls or Q-tips, a small piece of gauze and a bandaid.
I recommend that you first consult a doctor to ensure that what you have is a skin tag.  Some cancers of the skin can look very similar to a skin tag. Also, I don’t recommend removing them in this manner if you have a bleeding disorder. You may want to look into skin tag removal creams.

First you need to make sure that your instruments are properly sanitized and clean by soaking them in rubbing alcohol for a few minutes.  Next, take a cotton ball and apply some alcohol to it, gently clean the skin tag and the surrounding area.  Take your tweezers and gently grab a hold of the skin tag at the base and lightly pull it upwards, stretching the stalk.  Then you will take the clippers and snip the skin tag at its base.  This might cause a small amount of bleeding. Take your cotton ball or Q-tip and place a small amount of alcohol on the area and clean it thoroughly. Repeat using hydrogen peroxide. Then cover it with a small bandage.  There are very small, round bandages available that are specifically made to cover this type of wound.

Ta da! There you go! Your skin tag has been removed, keep a close eye on it for signs of infection.  Infection symptoms are redness of the skin, swelling, discharge and the area feeling warm to the touch.
Skin tags can re-appear, don’t be discouraged if they do.  If they are in an area where your skin rubs together, you’re overweight or merely have a pre-disposition to getting them, it is very likely they will show up again. You can successfully remove them without having to deal with the application of messy and expensive topical removal products that may or may not produce the desired results.

First you need to make sure that your instruments are properly sanitized and clean by soaking them in rubbing alcohol for a few minutes.  Next, take a cotton ball and apply some alcohol to it, gently clean the skin tag and the surrounding area.  Take your tweezers and gently grab a hold of the skin tag at the base and lightly pull it upwards, stretching the stalk.  Then you will take the clippers and snip the skin tag at its base.  This might cause a small amount of bleeding. Take your cotton ball or Q-tip and place a small amount of alcohol on the area and clean it thoroughly. Repeat using hydrogen peroxide. Then cover it with a small bandage.  There are very small, round bandages available that are specifically made to cover this type of wound.

Ta da! There you go! Your skin tag has been removed, keep a close eye on it for signs of infection.  Infection symptoms are redness of the skin, swelling, discharge and the area feeling warm to the touch.

Skin tags can re-appear, don’t be discouraged if they do.  If they are in an area where your skin rubs together, you’re overweight or merely have a pre-disposition to getting them, it is very likely they will show up again. You can successfully remove them without having to deal with the application of messy and expensive topical removal products that may or may not produce the desired results.

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If Loving Pool Is Wrong, I Don’t Wanna Be Right http://www.internationalpooltour.com/if-loving-pool-is-wrong-i-dont-wanna-be-right/ http://www.internationalpooltour.com/if-loving-pool-is-wrong-i-dont-wanna-be-right/#respond Wed, 29 Jul 2015 06:08:14 +0000 http://www.internationalpooltour.com/?p=13 lovingpoolMaybe it all started when I got kicked out of the women’s powder room at the Masonic Lodge. I was, I don’t know, four or six–old enough to be lovestruck over my oldest sister’s friends and young enough to be more or less invisible to them. I’d play quietly in the corner and sneak looks as these young women applied fresh lipstick, as they adjusted their bras just so and rolled pale stockings into the dark region between their pale legs. Sometimes, I wouldn’t even have to look–I’d just close my eyes and breathe in their perfume, a scent as beautiful as their orchid corsages.

“Hey–what’s he doing in here?” one woman I was in love with said, whereupon I was scooted out of the women’s powder room forever.

The door shut behind me with a little whoosh of perfumed air, and I slowly scuffed my way downstairs to the poolroom, which right then happened to be empty I …

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lovingpoolMaybe it all started when I got kicked out of the women’s powder room at the Masonic Lodge. I was, I don’t know, four or six–old enough to be lovestruck over my oldest sister’s friends and young enough to be more or less invisible to them. I’d play quietly in the corner and sneak looks as these young women applied fresh lipstick, as they adjusted their bras just so and rolled pale stockings into the dark region between their pale legs. Sometimes, I wouldn’t even have to look–I’d just close my eyes and breathe in their perfume, a scent as beautiful as their orchid corsages.

“Hey–what’s he doing in here?” one woman I was in love with said, whereupon I was scooted out of the women’s powder room forever.

The door shut behind me with a little whoosh of perfumed air, and I slowly scuffed my way downstairs to the poolroom, which right then happened to be empty I …

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