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  • Traveling soon? Look out for bed bugs

    Every traveler loves a comfy night’s sleep, whether you’re vacationing in your dream city or finding repose on a business trip. While you’re settling in for a nice sleep, however, one pest may be just waking up. That pest is a bed bug, and they pose a steep challenge to travelers. Bed bugs are parasites that love feeding on humans. They can travel a long way in the evening if they have motivation, but most people find bed bugs within a few feet of a bed. Because these pests feast on humans, they love inhabiting spaces where they will find a steady supply. That fact makes hotels, and common transportation for travelers, a prime post for the parasites to camp out. If the pests climb into your luggage, they could turn into a serious problem at home too. Bed Bugs on the Rise Developing countries have always dealt with bed bug problems. In recent years, however, the pesky creatures have been rising in population within developed countries as well. To compound the problem, scientists have also found that the bugs may be developing a resistance to insecticides. One study published in The Journal of Economic Entomology decided to test this theory. Researchers used two common chemicals previously known to kill bed bugs, chlorfenapyr and bifenthrin, and they tested ten different populations. In addition, they used one population known for its susceptibility to these chemicals as a control group. As they conducted the study, researchers noticed that the test populations took longer than the control group to die after exposure to either of the chemicals. Researchers also needed a higher concentration of the chemicals to kill these populations. The researchers concluded that you should use more than one method to get rid of an infestation quickly. You should also check for pests regularly in order to deal with any problems early on. Signs of Bed Bugs Bed bugs like to tuck themselves in the crevices of a bed during the day and make their appearances at night. To avoid bringing bed bugs home after traveling, you should check for them carefully as soon as you enter a hotel room. Missy Henriksen from the National Pest Management Association recommends keeping your luggage in the bathroom until you’re done inspecting. Even after a thorough inspection, keep your luggage off the floor by using the luggage rack. When checking for bed bugs, turn on a flashlight and use scrap paper to pick up any suspicious spots. Look around the headboard of the bed, under the mattress, and in any corners or crevices around the bed. If you see any blood stains or dark brown spots, you might be dealing with a bed bug problem. Don’t stop with the bed, though: check any furniture around it. In fact, you should expand your search to any soft furniture in the room. If you do find signs of bed bugs, opt for a room far away from the infested one or check into a different hotel. While you might be tempted to skip this inspection and start relaxing right away, you should make time for it. Bed bugs prove to be a difficult problem to eliminate. Health Risks So far, bed bugs are not considered a major health risk to humans. While they may carry diseases, the pests have not shown to transmit them. On the other hand, bed bugs do still pose some health problems. When they bite, they often cause an itchy rash that could become infected if not properly cared for. You may also experience anxiety and insomnia because of fear of another bite during sleep. You might withdraw socially as you deal with this problem, or others might keep a distance until the bed bugs are eliminated. Either way, bed bugs can cause psychological disruptions that affect your sleep habits, emotions, and work performance. During traveling, you often just want to relax at your destination, unwinding in your hotel room. You can, but be sure to check for bed bugs first. If you find a problem, you’ll be glad that you inspected and kept the pests from traveling all the way to your home.

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  • 7 Things You Didn't Know About Reba McEntire

    Reba McEntire, one of music's most beloved icons, has made her mark on country music. She grew up in Oklahoma and her fate was sealed when she moved to Nashville and began making music. Reba has sold over 33.5 million albums during her lengthy career.In keeping with her country traditions, her stepson married Kelly Clarkson…talk about keeping musical success in the family. Here are some facts that you may have not known about the singer. 1. Faith Hill was not good enough for Reba McEntire Country icon Faith Hill admitted to Larry King that she auditioned to be a backup singer for Reba and she didn’t get the part. “Well, I didn't get it because I wasn't good enough,” she explained. “I don't think it was because -- I don't think fate had anything to do with that for me. I wasn't a great background singer and I didn't get the part.” 2. Reba is obsessed with photography She told The Boot that she loves her photos. “I love to piddle with my pictures. I am a big picture fanatic,” she said. “I love when people send me pictures that I don’t have. I can scan them and put them in my computer, and I am archiving right now.” 3. She turned down a role in 'Titanic' Titanic” director James Cameron had his eyes set on Reba for the role of Molly Brown in the 1997 blockbuster. Kathy Bates was given the role instead after Reba said no due to scheduling conflicts. She went on to have a very successful television series, “Reba,” that ran for six seasons. 4. Reba emails with President George H. W. Bush She told Entertainment Weekly in 2006 that she is pals with the former President. “Senior President Bush is my joke buddy. Matter of fact, I was in New York one time during the World Series watching the game, and I saw President Bush and Barbara sittin’ behind home plate,” she said. “I get on my Treo, and I e-mail him, ‘Hey, I see you on TV. Have a hot dog for me.’” I see him elbowing Barbara, and pointin’ down to his Treo. Then he’s just workin’ on it. Pretty soon I get a message back from him: “Wait ’til so-and-so gets up to bat, and I’ll wave at ya.” 5. Her family believed her death hoax In 2012, Reba was the victim of an internet death hoax that claimed she fell to her death in Austria. She recalled on “The Talk,” “First I heard of it, my older sister called me, Alice, and she said her son just called her crying… and she said ‘I’ll find out immediately.’ She called me, and I said, ‘No I’m fine.’” Reba added that the prank wasn’t a good joke. “There are so many of those hoaxes that are going around that it’s cruel. Now the publicity I got, oh my gosh…but it’s not funny.” 6. Reba made Luke Bryan cry Luke told Entertainment Tonight in 2015 about watching the ACM’s as a kid. He said, “Through the years of Reba hosting it was always amazing. My first year out here Reba was hosting and Capital flew me out and this was a year before my first album came out and I just sat in the back and ate popcorn and I think Reba walked out and I started crying.” 7. Reba loves to go shooting Reba told Larry King that she didn't grow up knowing how to shoot a gun, so when it was time for her to do it in a movie she took lessons.“When I found out that I was going to do a movie called 'Buffalo Girls' with Anjelica Huston several years prior to this, I went and learned how to skeet shoot and trap shoot, because I wanted to be able to look like I knew how to shoot a gun, because we never did that when we were home in Oklahoma. So, I took lessons, and I love to shoot now. It's a lot of fun. So, when I got on the stage of the Broadway production of "Annie Get Your Gun," I looked like I knew what I was doing with a gun.

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  • This Video Of Your Favourite WWE Stars Dancing To Nucleya's Tunes Is PURE GOLD!

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  • The Rising Popularity Of African Mud Cloths

    African fabrics are very emblematic of their rich heritage culture. Everything about them is outstanding from rich and exotic colors, motifs to indigenous prints.

  • South East Asia

    South East Asia is a place of wonder and excitement. With ancient temples, bustling modern cities, rice fields, mountains, and party villages it has a little something for everyone.

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    Calm currents, salty breezes, soft sand and charming sound of ocean waves are more therapeutic than anything else in this world. It is why sea always cast a relaxing and soothing touch to our soul. If you love beach, bring that charming beachy feeling to home with these simple home décor ideas.

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    "Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken." Ecclesiastes 4:12. Are you more Abbey, Nikki, or Liz?