Jan 22 2015 01:33pmAre You Washing Your Hands Correctly? Find Out Here!
Washing your hands thoroughly can help to prevent you from contacting diseases, reduce the risk of food borne illness, and can even stop you from spreading germs if you’re already sick. Here are a few tips that will show you the correct way to wash your hands. Apply soap and water. First, completely soak your hands with warm water. Apply as much soap as you need in order to cover both hands—remember, the more the better. Rub palms together. Vigorously rub your palms together in a circular motion to clean germs from the center of your hands. Clean between fingers. Clean the hard-to-reach places between your fingers by placing one hand on top of the other as if you were holding hands with another person. Rub the fingertips from one hand between the fingers of the other hand, and then vice versa. Clean fingernails. Rub the fingernails of one hand across the palm of the other hand to remove dirt and germs. Clasp the hands together with the backs of your fingers to the opposite palm, and then rub the hands back and forth. Rinse and dry. Rinse hands completely with water, and then dry them with a single-use paper towel. Don’t forget to use the towel to turn off the faucet in order to prevent contacting more germs, and then toss it away.When & How to Wash Your Hands [CDC]How to Wash Your Hands Properly by Mary Calvagna, MS [BIDMC]Clean hands protect against infection [World Health Organization]CC-BY-2.0/Flickr/Horia Varlan
Jan 15 2015 01:34pm Cinemark Round Rock Discount Movies 8: Bargain-Priced Blockbusters in Austin
Cinemark Round Rock Discount Movies 8 is a dollar theater, and while its amenities aren't exactly state-of-the-art, the theater remains an excellent place to bring children for a fun family night out. The theater shows releases that are not necessarily new, but if you missed a movie when it was popular or wanted to avoid paying full price for a ticket, this is the place for you!Inside Cinemark Round Rock Discount Movies 8, the atmosphere is just what you’d expect from a discount movie theater. The seats are comfortable, the staff is friendly, and the place is clean, and food prices fall relatively in line with other theaters in the area. The crowd is typically more casual than fancy, upscale theaters, but for the price of the ticket and the friendly service, this place can’t be beat.Cinemark Round Rock Discount Movies 82132 North Mays StreetRound Rock, TX 78664(512) 388-2703www.cinemark.com/theatre-detail.aspx?node_id=1448www.yelp.com%2Fbiz%2Fcinemark-round-rock-discount-movies-8-round-rockCC-BY-2.0%2FFlickr%2Fileohidalgo
Jan 08 2015 01:33pmTravel Etiquette Tips Every Jetsetter Should Know
When you’re planning a big trip, you likely think about what to pack, what travel arrangements to make, and which sights to see once you arrive at your destination. But do you ever think about travel etiquette? Proper etiquette on airplanes or buses is something that most people don’t think about until they’re faced with an awkward situation. Avoid uncomfortable run-ins with fellow passengers with these smart tips: Start in the gate area. At the airport, try to take up as little space as possible in the gate area. Don’t leave bags or other luggage on empty seats, as these places often get very crowded. Stick with your zone. Although it might be tempting to board your plane early, boarding zones are created for a reason: to keep things running smoothly and efficiently. Recline kindly. Before you jolt your seat backward and hit another passenger’s knees or jostle his or her computer, simply turn around and ask if it’s okay. Don’t rush off the plane or bus. Even if you’re in a hurry, it’s important to let the seats ahead of you exit the plane first. Navigate the airport or subway station like a highway. This means always stay to the right while walking. If you’re on a moving walkway, walkers should stay to the left, standers on the right.Travel Etiquette Dos and Don'ts [Travel + Leisure]10 Travel Etiquette Tips [TripIt]Whose Feet Are Those? Negotiating Air-Travel Etiquette [The New York Times]CC-BY-SA-2.0/Flickr/Kat
Dec 23 2014 10:42am
The office will be closing at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, December 24th.
Please make sure to pick up all packages from the office before that time. Have a safe and happy holiday!!!!
Dec 22 2014 01:33pm24 Diner: Austin Comfort Food
24 Diner offers classic American fare with a modern twist in a fun, laid-back Austin atmosphere. The inspired menu, plus a great beer, wine and cocktail selection turn up the volume on the ordinary diner experience. Partygoers love the fact that they stay open round the clock right in the heart of central Austin.24's all day breakfast menu means you can sidle up to Eggs, Sausage and Waffles at any hour. Burger and sandwich options include a French Dip with gruyere & horseradish, Chicken Salad with spicy pepper relish and a Bacon Avocado Burger with smoked aioli. Entrees include Meatloaf with sweet onion gravy, Pork Chops with sage butter, Roast Chicken with shallot jus, Vegetable Plate with lemon vinaigrette, and No-Bean Chili with cornbread.Austin's 24 Diner is open daily.24 Diner600 N. Lamar BoulevardAustin, TX 78703(512) 472-5400www.24diner.comwww.yelp.com/biz/24-diner-austinCC-BY-2.0/Flickr/ravescuritiba
Dec 18 2014 01:33pmBoost Energy and Fight Cramps with These Potassium-Rich Foods
If you engage in high levels of activity, you already know that potassium from foods like bananas prevent cramps and stabilize your energy supply. Potassium is a vital mineral that also helps prevent hypertension and can be found in many other foods. Here are two other foods that are high in potassium: Potatoes. Grab a few spuds to get a huge boost of potassium. Red, white, or sweet, they make great sources of this nutrient. One medium potato contains 751 milligrams of potassium. Yogurt. This quick and delicious snack contains 531 milligrams of potassium in a mere eight ounces. For the healthiest choice, go for plain yogurt to avoid extra sugar hidden in the fruit.Top 10 Foods Highest in Potassium [Healthaliciousness]15 Foods That Are High In Potassium [Health.com
]Food with More Potassium than a Banana [Huffington Post]Potassium and Your CKD Diet [National Kidney Foundation]CC-BY-2.0/Flirkr/Andrea Nguyen
Dec 16 2014 11:06am
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Dec 15 2014 10:29amHappy Holidays!
We wish you and your loved ones all a very happy and safe holiday season.
Dec 11 2014 01:33pmFront Porch Frozen Desserts: Not Your Typical Fro-Yo Shop
While most cities have their fair share of chain frozen yogurt shops, Austin’s Front Porch Frozen Desserts is a family-owned operation with a whole lot more charm. This stylish shop serves sorbet and frozen yogurt made with real milk and fruit purees and sourced from Honey Hill Farms, and the yogurt is certified to contain live and active cultures. Front Porch also offers more than 90 different topping choices to jazz up your already delicious yogurt, from fresh fruits to syrups and even crushed candy pieces.The shop itself is just as high quality as its yogurt, featuring walls constructed out of reclaimed wood from all over Texas and tables handcrafted out of reclaimed long leaf pine to create a uniquely modern, rustic look. Front Porch Frozen Desserts does a great job of creating a casual, welcoming atmosphere while still taking the quality of its desserts extremely seriously.Front Porch Desserts is open noon to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and noon to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Sunday hours are 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.Front Porch Frozen Desserts3107 South IH 35Round Rock, TX 78664(512) 388-6330www.frontporchrr.comwww.yelp.com/biz/front-porch-frozen-desserts-round-rockCC-BY-2.0/Flickr/Joy
Dec 04 2014 01:33pm3 Creamy, Rich Risotto Recipes to Try Tonight
Risotto is a creamy, slow-cooked Italian rice dish that can include a number of delicious ingredients to suit anyone’s tastes. The warmth and heartiness of risotto make it a perfect dish for a winter dinner or fall feast. Here are three delicious risotto recipes you must try.1. Tomato and Basil Risotto [New York Times]A unique summer risotto, this recipe also includes the nutritional information.2. Brussel Sprout and Lemon Risotto [Chow]This easy-to-make risotto recipe will make brussels sprout lovers out of anyone—even kids!3. Gourmet Mushroom Risotto [All Recipes]Over 1,350 people have given this incredible risotto recipe its five out of five star rating.CC-BY-2.0/Flickr/Joy