Wednesday, February 8, 2017

8 Ways To Fight Back Against Bad Odors

8 Ways To Fight Back Against Bad Odors


If you’re trying to restore your home’s freshness, here are eight options for getting rid of just about any type of nasty smell that may be bothering you:

Find the Source

As you’ll see throughout the rest of this list, some odors are simply the result of an accumulation or buildup that occurs in a space that hasn’t received the attention it needs. However, if you start to notice an especially bad smell around your house, there may be something that requires removal. For an item that’s rotting away or going through a similar process, no amount of air freshener is going to be able to actually eliminate its odor. Instead, each time a temporary fix wears off, the smell will be worse than before.

Clean on a Regular Basis

This may sound too obvious to be helpful. But the reason it’s a tip worth mentioning is many people underestimate just how important it is to pay attention to small details. If you’re simply going through the motions and not taking an active approach to your cleaning, chances are you’re going to miss at least one area that may be contributing to a smell that you want to eliminate. By just going a little slower and staying truly focused on what you’re cleaning, you’ll find that you’re able to get rid of many odors without even making any changes to your cleaning routine.

Create a Different Scent

One option for dealing with a smell you don’t like is to create something different to enjoy. The simplest example of how you can do that is with a portable vaporizer. Because options like the Pax vaporizer by ploom easily fit in your pocket, you won’t have any trouble keeping it with you. Then whenever you want to smell something different, you’ll be able to load it with the aromatic material of your choice, and then use it to create a smell you will definitely enjoy. If you want to learn more about how the pax vaporizer works, you can read its full details and specs.

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Bake Something

You don’t even have to fire up your stove in order to overpower any less than ideal smells that may be lingering in your kitchen. Instead, you can simply pop a sheet of cookies in the oven, and your kitchen will once again smell inviting in no time.

Eliminate Odors from Your Dishwasher

If you notice that your dishwasher has an unpleasant smell, there’s an easy way to get rid of it. You can either put white vinegar in a cup on the dishwasher’s top rack, or simply pour it into the bottom of the dishwasher. Then run your machine without loading anything else into it. Once it’s done, it won’t take long for the vinegar smell to disappear, and then you’ll be left with a dishwasher that’s free of any odors.

Use Activated Charcoal

This is something you’ll want to keep a supply of around your house. The main reason is it has a wide range of uses. While it’s especially useful for pet odors, even if your home doesn’t have any furry inhabitants, you’ll find that it’s handy for absorbing other smells. And if you do have any cats or dogs in your house, you can put it by their litter box or where they sleep to help control the odors they create.

Stop Smoking

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Cigarette smoke is one of the hardest odors to eliminate. And unlike many other home odors, it’s not just an annoyance. Instead, it can create serious health problems for you and everyone else who lives in your home. Additionally, even if you don’t smoke directly in your house, it can still get on clothes and cause bad odors in areas like your closet. Even though it’s not easy to do, quitting will significantly improve your home’s air quality.

Don’t Forget About the Fan

While a solution like a candle or plug-in air freshener can work well in the bathroom, don’t forget that running its fan for even a short amount of time will also help to pull out any unwanted odors.

No one wants their house to smell bad. The good news is while it’s normal to be grossed out upon discovering a bad smell, chances are it actually won’t be that hard for you to get rid of it.

Billy Smitherman is a 1st year college student that is currently studying for his Bachelor of Arts degree. When he is not writiing about fine are to holistic healing he enjoys meditation, yoga and aromatherapy.

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Horse Fight In China

Horse Fight In China

horse fight1 Horse Fight In ChinaChinese spectators smile sadistically at the inhumane spectacle of two beautiful horses savagely attacking one another.

With ears back, eyes rolling and nostrils flared in fury, the enraged horses pummel each other with their hooves and bite and head-butt each other in a horrifying fight, sometimes to the death.

Men, women and children watch, and a roar of approval goes up as one horse delivers the equivalent of a double-uppercut to its opponent with its hind legs.

The cruel “sport” of horse fighting has been outlawed almost worldwide, but it still thrives in countries like the Philippines, Indonesia, South Korea and here in China, as these disturbing images of a “tournament” prove.

Chinese spectators watch as two beautiful horses savagely attack one another

They were taken in Guizhou province in south-west China, where local people claim such events are a part of a 500-year-old tradition. The horses have been goaded to fury by their owners who urge them on as they hang on to halter ropes to prevent the horses running off.

All around wildly cheering crowds lay bets on which one will be standing when the fighting ends.

It goes on for half an hour or more, until one or the other collapses or is simply too exhausted to continue.

The Chinese government would prefer you not to see these pictures as it tries to clean up its image for the Beijing Olympics which are only eight months away.

Local people claim such events are a part of a 500-year-old tradition

But critics say horse fighting is as widespread as ever in the huge country’s far-flung provinces, especially among the Miao ethnic group.

Like bear-baiting and cruelty to circus animals, authorities say it is difficult to stop an event that is embedded in local culture, and frequently celebrated at festivals along with fireworks and fancy-dress dragon parades.

In outlying towns horse fights often take place in the main football stadium.

The stallions are driven into a frenzy by the simple ploy of leading them to a mare in heat, then taking her away when they are roused. Mares are often injected with hormones to keep them in heat longer. If they are still reluctant when the mare is removed, they are whipped, and gunshots are fired to stir them up.

A losing horse is often pitted against a much stronger opponent in its next fight to ensure it dies and the spectators get the bloody finale they enjoy. Then, according to reports from some of the remote regions, the dead horse is barbecued as part of the festival.

The cruel ’sport’ of horse fighting has been outlawed almost worldwide, but it still thrives in countries like the Philippines, Indonesia, South Korea and here in China

Vivian Farrell, who has waged a long campaign against the fighting as founder and president of the International Fund for Horses, said: “It is very hard to tackle. They say it’s a tradition. Well, it used to be a tradition to sacrifice children, but we’ve moved on from that.

“Sadly it is mostly driven by the Chinese love of gambling, although people get fired up over the blood, gore and intensity of the fighting.”

She sees some hope for progress as China emerges more into the international community. “I get emails now from younger Chinese people saying they don’t like this image and asking what they can do.

“With the Olympics coming, young Chinese people want to be seen to be more humane. But it’s going to take a lot of education and a long time.”

A spokeswoman for PETA ? People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals ? who are campaigning for a worldwide ban on the fights, said: “Torturing these magnificent animals in the name of entertainment is deplorable. Tradition never justifies cruelty and has no place in a civilised society.”

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