Shower Heads: Women vs. Men

First let me tell you that this article was NOT intended to be humorous at all. It was simply meant to be an informational piece about shower heads and what people preferred. The more I investigated the more I found there were huge differences between what men want vs. what women want in shower head. The more men and women I talked with the more obvious and humorous the differences became. I even had much insight into the completely different yet hilarious shower habits and “rituals” of men and women. As funny as these habits are most men will relate to the men’s habits and women will relate to the women’s habits. I bet you will too.

What will really tickle your funny bone is when YOU present or email this article to your partner, friends, relatives, coworkers, or whomever you know. Be sure to ask them their opinions on it. I will venture a guess that the responses you receive will be humorously similar to the observations I have made (even though they are completely blown out of proportion).

Before I get into the shower head differences it may be helpful to note the shower habits women and men have. This is important because there tends to be a direct relationship between these habits and what shower head is preferred.

Women: Their Shower Ritual

Most men cannot even fathom the strange “rituals” that go on when a woman showers. They only thing men know is that when the door shuts this “ritual” will last anywhere from 30 minutes to about 5 hours. After which the door swings open, steam erupts out of the bathroom, and a barely noticeable figure is standing, almost glowing, in the midst of it. It is pretty much like something out of a sci-fi movie.

Women have this “armory” of products they “absolutely need” to conduct this shower “ritual.” What we are talking about here is 30 different kinds of shower gels, soaps, scrubs, and whatnot that will take care of dry skin, flaky skin, oily skin, combination skin, slightly oily flaky dry skin, flaky oily something or other skin, etc. Each is pleasantly scented that can resemble a fragrance such as frosting, cakes, chocolate, candy, and assorted fruits and berries which can relax or invigorate their senses. Women also require somewhere around 5 shampoos and 9 conditioners, each with different purposes for their ever-changing hairstyles as well as an assortment of wash cloths, scrubbers, buffers, bath puffs, etc. for each of their “10,029” parts. To top it all off they require assorted hair removal tools including shaving mousses, gels, creams, before and after shaving gels, etc. Somehow women manage to cram all of this into the 26 rack they have hanging in the shower.

Women take their time in the shower, obviously. Covering every nook and cranny on their body. Inspecting every square inch for any sort of imperfection that can be taken care of by one of the many showering products they use. They will wash their hair not once, not twice, but repeatedly until there is no shampoo and conditioner left in the house even the hidden backups under the sink and stashed in the attic. Even when all of this care is done they still must go through their “after shower ritual.” Consuming another 10 hours of their day for a 1-hour outing. But, you won’t hear me complain because the end result is always stunning and beautiful.

Men: Their Shower Ritual

Now let’s take a look at the shower “ritual” of a man. Well, it isn’t much of a ritual at all. You see men are quite simple creatures. They require very little in the way of showering items or even time.

More than likely if you look in a man’s shower you will see 5 or so items; a rarely used washcloth, a bar of soap (usually with the name of a hotel on it), cheap shampoo/conditioner combo (only if he has hair), and possibly a razor with shaving cream. That is it!

Men do not take much time at all because they are the MASTERS of the 30-second shower. Typically men will fiddle around for a bit running the bar of soap around their body with special attention to armpits and those “other” 2 spots. They will hold their fingernails under the spray and hope that any gunk gets shot out. Men will wash their hair just once rinsing it while they do wash it. The washcloth generally sits unused but sometimes will be used for that “extra cleaning” for church days, birthdays, Christmas, Mother’s Day, and anniversaries. Just ask a bunch of men how well they scrub their backs and how often!

So What Do Women And Men Want In A Shower Head?

Now that you know the differences in “rituals” women and men have you can plainly see that showering for women is all about indulging, pampering, beauty, relaxation, variety, stimulation of senses, and gentle care for their body. You can also see that men just want to get in and get out of the shower as fast as they can with as little work as possible, plain and simple. By knowing these distinctions you can see why each prefers the type of shower head they do.

Women: Typically women prefer a shower head that provides a gentle stream of water so that it contacts their skin in a soothing pleasing sort of way. Most generally soft water, water saving types of shower heads where the water just has enough force to hit the middle of the shower. If it sprays too hard it will be uncomfortable to perform their entire shower “ritual.” If you see any shower head models with the words water saver, sweet, serenity, soft, gentle, soothing, calm, or mild then it’s a good choice for a shower head for a woman.

Men: Most men would agree that soft just does not cut it. Instead of spending time scrubbing every body part they would prefer a shower head that can literally BLAST the grime right off. What would be better if it just removes the skin altogether. For men you should look for shower head models like the Skin Remover 2150 (yes I made that up) or anything with the words blaster, shooter, drencher, or acupuncture in it.

Women: Women also prefer a shower head that gives them a variety of settings that well help them feel pampered and indulge in their shower experience. They would prefer settings similar to tropical rainfall, summer mist, cascading waterfall, spring drizzle, etc.

Men: Forget all the soft gentle settings. The only reason men would want a huge range of settings is to be able to increase water pressure. That is all.

Women: A shower is prime relaxation time for women. It is a mandatory part of their shower “ritual.” Hey, women get sore muscles and stressed just as much as men do. This is why women like shower heads with 70 different massage settings that provide varying degrees of relaxation. Keep in mind that those massage settings still must be gentle so that they remain as comfortable as possible.

Men: Now men also like those massage settings. Again, only because they tend to increase water pressure. The massage settings should not be anything gentle. Usually a shower head with a single “machine gun” massage setting that can shoot holes through someone’s body knocking them to the back of the shower disfigured and dismembered is what men really prefer.

Women: The most important preference women have for a shower head is that it compliments the bathroom decor. If it does not look good with the decor it won’t be found anywhere near the bathroom despite any cool features the shower head has.

Men: Who cares what it looks like as long as the darned thing works! Pretty much well anything that resembles a fire hose that can shoot a stream of water 3 blocks down the street and distribute enough water to fill a backyard swimming pool in less than 3 minutes is all that is required.

Okay, so now you know what men and women want in a shower head. If you have separate his and her showers then half the battle is won already. All you have to do is install the best shower head according to what you and your partner prefer. However, there are people who have no choice but to share a shower with their loving partner. The trick here is to install a shower head that is has as many of the features preferred by women that also has a skin ripping blaster and a machine gun massage setting preferred by men. If you somehow find one, you and your partner will have the best shower experience of your lives.

Best Home Security System Devices and Their Functions

Crime rate is constantly increasing. You will never know if you are a victim unless an incident actually occurs. Whether you are at home or outside, happenings are unpredictable. If talking about our loved ones, for sure you do not want them to exposed to any danger. Thus, in order to keep your home and loved ones away from possible confrontation with intruders or burglars, you should start installing a home security system.

What are the best security system devices that are most ideal for home use?

CCTV System

This security system works in multiple ways. It is a perfect device to keep an eye on burglars and intruders to your property, and even best fit to monitor the whole happenings inside your house, suchlike your napping baby and errant housemaids. Moreover, CCTV systems are also very useful whenever you are away from home. All occurrences back in your house can be monitored remotely through mobile and PC access that are connected to the Internet.

Any events will be recorded. If something undesirable thing happened in your property, like burglary, the recorded event can serve as strong evidence against the criminal whom personality has been identified through the video.

Alarm System

This type of security system is another potential to help maintain the security level around your house. There are two options to consider before you buy an alarm system: (1) You can choose the type that connects the device to a monitoring center in order to notify the law enforcement whenever there are suspected intrusions, or (2) you choose the one that only makes noise, giving you time to escape and call for help.

Intercom System

This security system has a number of features. Multiple rooms can be monitored at all times, depending on the areas where you desired to install the devices. It can come with a front door and/ or to interior areas. Additionally, the intercom system allows the dwellers from inside to communicate with the individual outside. This is valuable for risk-dealing, since the house owner need not have to open the door for someone outside until he assures his safety.

If you are willing to add a home security device in your home, any of the mentioned above, you should be careful upon choosing your product. Suppliers are also susceptible to provide flaws. So, consider the legitimacy of the supplier beforehand, the device’s brand name, features, and that provides the finest combination of first-rate monitoring services.

Why Choose Far Infrared Heating?

There was a time when darker days and longer nights were not the only dreads of winter approaching; the anticipation of the oncoming energy bill arrival was a much bigger threat. It was a time when we wrapped ourselves up in every item of clothing we owned and cradled hot water bottles in a desperate bid to delay turning the heating on until it was truly a necessity…

But fear winter no more with the new, cutting-edge means of heating your home without breaking the bank. Far infrared heaters give you the opportunity to make massive savings on your energy bills where traditional electric heating methods have robbed you. There is no longer a need to waddle around your home in layer upon layer of clothing; these specially designed heaters are created to heat the interior of your house, including you and your furniture(instead of just the air like other heaters do), which promises long lasting warmth. You are in total control when your heater is connected to the timer and thermostat so you can be sure of your energy efficiency and confident that staying warm is saving you money, and so much more.

So, why choose Far Infrared Heaters?

  • Contemporary and stylish; there’s a wide variety of far infrared heaters to choose from to suit your particular needs and taste.
  • Designed to drastically decrease heating expenses while preserving the desired heat.
  • 100% Energy Efficient.
  • Easy to install with no maintenance needed.
  • Free of all carbon emissions and reduces the output of damaging greenhouse gasses.
  • Say goodbye to mould and dampness as this revolutionary heater heats the building; not the air.
  • Thermal heating creates fewer toxins; ideal for people with allergies and/or asthma.
  • Perfect for your home, work place or even outside; these amazing heaters are versatile and invaluable.

Far infrared heaters do not have the obtrusive orange glow of the traditional infrared heaters, but instead they discreetly dissipate heat into the walls, fixtures, furniture and people in the room. The heat then releases back from the objects which creates a stable, comfortable temperature level. This revolutionary technology works on surface area rather than the size of the room, which traditional heating systems relied on, so the far infrared heater is able to use a much lower level of wattage in comparison, which means far greater energy savings for you. Furthermore, far infrared heaters will cause zero damage to your eyes; in fact, far infrared technology has been proved to be beneficial to health and is often utilised in saunas and care homes. The human body actually radiates far infrared waves naturally, so it is willingly absorbed and creates a natural comforting warmth. The benefits of far infrared are clearly abundant; so stay warm and wealthy this winter with far infrared heating.

Why You Should Hire a Pest Control Service

Many people try to fight bugs using store-bought chemicals, only to lose the battle in the long run. If you’re having problems with insects, a pest control service can get rid of the issue once and for all. These are just a few of the reasons why you should go with a professional rather than try and handle an infestation on your own.


A pest control service may cost you hundreds of dollars each year, but that amount is only a fraction of what you’ll pay if carpenter ant colonies or termites are allowed to do damage to your home. You could be looking at several thousands of dollars in repairs and structural problems that possibly cannot be fixed. A professional will conduct regular inspections of your property and take care of any problems before serious issues can occur.

Customized Plans

Whether you are treating an older home or trying to protect a new one, a pest control service can provide you with a plan that will meet your exact needs. A professional will take several factors into consideration when recommending the plan that is best for you, including the size of your home, the level of infestation that has occurred, and what methods will best bring about long-term prevention.


Technicians undergo extensive training in how their products work and how to safely place them inside and outside of a home. Several companies have turned to environmentally friendly sprays that are safe for humans and pets. This is in stark contrast to the dangerous chemicals you can find at your local store.

In addition, professionals also know how to safely attack potentially dangerous areas such as beehives and wasps’ nests. A novice could easily disturb a hive, for instance, and cause a swarm that could result in serious injuries. If you have an infestation of mice and don’t know how to properly eliminate it, you could unknowingly allow them to scatter and spread potentially severe diseases.


It can be a hassle to try and find places where bugs are gathering and eliminate them. If you don’t want to spend your entire day trying to play the role of an exterminator, let a professional handle it. Most pest control service companies will work around your schedule, allowing you to focus on things you’ll actually enjoy doing. Professionals will also continue to monitor your property and re-treat any problem areas should an infestation unexpectedly return.

When you call a pest control company, you can rest easy knowing that you and your family will be protected from infestations for months at a time. You won’t have to waste money on harmful chemicals, and you’ll get quality, guaranteed service that will rid your home of unwanted visitors.

A Home Inspection is a Must Before Selling Your Home

One of the most intelligent things you can do before putting your home on the market is to have an inspection done. It has actually been proven that a good inspection can increase the listing price of your home. It will also give you the opportunity to fix anything that needs to be corrected before potential buyers get in there.

By correcting these issues that arise, the buyer will have fewer things to negotiate with and ensure a more successful sale is made.

There is no doubt that there are many home inspectors out there, so you need to be careful and take your time when hiring one. One with lots of experience will certainly get the job done in an efficient manner. They will be able to provide you with a higher amount of detail about what they inspect and what needs to be fixed.

Instead of just leaping into any type of inspector, make sure you understand the report they will provide you with. You do not want a two-hundred paged book about what is wrong. You want a clean, short report that is detailed enough to provide you with fixing information. The inspector should also take the time to go over it with you.

The better the detail, the more likely your home will sell higher. If the inspector you hire uses technological equipment, it is possible to find out certain things that you may not have known about. A few examples of these are moisture levels, carbon monoxide levels, and electrical circuits. These are important, as if they are in great shape, they can increase the listing price of your home.

You may ask the inspector to also include photos. This can help as a before and after for potential buyers.

Of course, having an inspection done will also give you a reality shock. Sometimes we conjure a listing price for our home that is way too high, and an inspector may just help you realize that.

He or she will provide you with facts and things you may not have noticed. With this list, you will be able to make a much more accurate listing price.

Financing Lining Your Pipes


To find out what the price involved will be, get in touch with a few providers in your area. Most will give you a free estimate based on the materials and the labor involved to get the job done. They can also tell you know long it will take for them to finish the job. You can compare prices, warranty details, and the value of the materials used to pick the right provider.

Paying for the process of trenchless pipe lining doesn’t have to be a huge ordeal though. You can consider one of many ways to get the project financed. You may find you have enough money in your budget to divide some of it to take care of this type of upgrade. It is going to save you money down the road to do this now. Otherwise, you may have a huge cost and then this too.


Most lenders see the value in trenchless pipe lining and they aren’t going to hesitate to give you the funds to get it done. This is a great solution if you don’t have the cash flow to pay for it out of pocket now. The downside to a loan though is you will have to pay interest with it. Try to pay the loan off in less time than required so you can slash the interest.

If you have some of the funds to work with, only borrow what you lack. This will enable you to get the trenchless pipe lining done very soon and not waiting until you have saved up more money. The lender is going to ask for a price quote from the provider and they are going to need they are licensed.

You will have to complete an application and give other documents to qualify for such a loan. It can be a time consuming process to get it all filled out and the documents collected, but it will be worth it in the end. If you suddenly had a pipe problem, you would be in a mess trying to come up with the funds immediately.

Worthwhile Project

Be selective when it comes to who will do the work for you. This is going to make the overall value even more than you had anticipated. The provider should take the time to share with you what the process of trenchless pipe lining entails. Once you give them the approval to do the work, they will show up with the equipment and crew to get the job done.

They aren’t going to take too long to complete the work. However, it may not be possible for you to just shut down the flow of these pipes for any duration of time. Don’t worry about that though, they have a strategy in mind. They should be able to add a reroute pipe which will only be in place temporarily. This allows them to conduct trenchless pipe lining for certain sections.

Once those are complete, they can move on to another segment. This will continue until all of them have been completely done. When it is all complete, you will have peace of mind that you aren’t going to have to worry about pipe problems in the future.

Your Kitchen and Bathroom Colour Scheme

Kitchen and bathroom design isn’t always about selecting kitchen cupboards or rest room fixtures. It involves shaping a brand new area in your home and giving it some of your own personal style through all the tiny fashion selections you create, as well as the colour theme you select.

There is a reason why most kitchens and bathrooms begin with a comparatively neutral color palette – a kitchen or rest room renovation is an investment, and neutral colours aren’t as likely to travel out of fashion than that fantastic shade of red you felt smitten with last year. Classic neutral tones don’t seem to be solely a pretty selection for your new kitchen or rest room style but additionally make economic sense. Will that mean you have to possess an all-white Kitchen or bathroom? No, not at all. A neutral palette spans a variety of colours, each of which might form the planning of your new house. Below are the most popular neutral colours for kitchen and bathroom design:

Whites and off-whites still hold the highest place, followed by beiges as the second preferred colour. The popularity of grey color schemes has gone up sharply over the previous few years, almost tripling in numbers as a selection for kitchen and rest room renovations. Brown colours are on the decline, however sepia tones have gone up slightly.

What will this tell us? Whites and off-whites are a classic selection and don’t seem to be traveling out of favor anytime shortly. Greys on the opposite hand, have become the selection for many customers because it still provides a classic, neutral foundation for your style while still making a stylish, refined atmosphere for your new house. Grey is also a relaxing color, and might be a superb selection for a spa room/rest room. Some designers are currently trying out variations on this theme with splotches of black on a very grey or white background.

That doesn’t mean you can’t still work that fantastic shade of red into your room or rest room renovation project though. Your neutral palette merely provides a dateless foundation onto which you can add a pop of color to replicate your own temperament. The accent color you select depends on your own tastes more than on the design of your house and also the look you’re attempting to realize. The most liked accent colours nowadays are yellow, emerald and tangerine, however your neutral base colours will combine well with virtually any color. To add an additional relaxed feeling select softer colours in little accents throughout the space, or to give your house additional spirit add a daring accent color.

Where are you able to add these accent colours? The options are endless and might vary from paint colors to piece of furniture. Here are a number of ideas as well as colors for your kitchen and bathroom design:

Choose a paint color, window treatment or light-weight fixture in an accent color, as these are easily replaced over time. Create a center in your room with a spread hood in a very daring color or a colourful backsplash. The rest of your room cupboards could also be a neutral color, however you could outline the design by adding a room island or customized hutch in an accent color. Similarly, the rest room vanity will give a chance to show off your personality through color selections.

Your designer will be able to assist you and point out the simplest ways to show off your personal style in your next design project!

Choosing the Best CCTV System For Your Setting

Whether you are choosing a CCTV surveillance system for your home or office, there is a need to make the right choice. In the digital world, IP cameras are becoming more and more popular since they have sophisticated ability to monitor, record and review activity outside and inside a property. The market however has so many choices, making it important to take a few things into consideration before making the final decision with your system or when upgrading the current system that you have.

1. The security needs

Defining your security needs should be the first step towards finding the best system to serve those needs. The fact is what works for your neighbors might not be the right choice for you. It is important that you base your selection on the exact needs you have. For instance, are you looking to record building or car park access? Do you want to deter thieves and intruders? Do you want round the clock surveillance? Or do you want to monitor of movement on given areas of the property at given times? They are all questions that can help you make the right decision fast and easy.

2. The basic requirements

CCTV systems are made of cameras, hardware and software depending on the recording facility offered. Analogue cameras send the video signals to central locations through copper cables while the more sophisticated IP cameras now produce digital signals that are used on IP networks to convey the images. Your requirements such as the number of cameras and type of camera will depend on the surveillance area extent and the subjects.

3. The recording options

With the CCTV systems, you can store the images on the camera, digital video recorder or on a computer. When using an IP camera, the output is recorded digitally without any changes, whereas for analogue cameras the images must be digitized before storing. It is important to remember that with software and DVRs, you will have the ability to record a number of channels such as get images from more than one camera at a go without camera type limits. Analogue cameras on the other hand can limit the number of channels to be recorded in relation to the physical connections, image quality and length of storage time.

4. Camera features

Fixed position or one location monitoring can be a success using analogue cameras, but an IP camera offers more flexibility since it gives greater detail and covers a greater range besides offering high definition images. The IP cameras also don’t require separate power supply and have audio recording features. Both cameras have infrared technologies to make image capturing effective during the day and night. When making your choice, go through the features and decide which one best fit into your needs and expectations.

5. Intelligent security

When choosing, it helps to determine opportunities you have with the system to get to more intelligent security. For instance, can you integrate it with other security systems for the best results? CCTV cameras can be integrated with others such as intruder alarms to enhance security in your area. Consider all possibilities and only then make a choice.

Enjoy Peace Of Mind With Remote Monitoring In Your Home

Home safety is taken to a whole new level with the introduction of CCTV security systems. The system can actually be integrated into any other security system you have in your home for enhanced security. It can be integrated into your home alarm system for any other security features you have. Nothing is better than having the ability to enjoy your home and this can be hard to do when you are constantly worrying about your security, the security of your family or the security of your valuables.

Considering what a great investment the home is, installing a reliable security system is definitely worth it. A CCTV security system installed in your residential area will give you peace whether you are relaxing in your home or are away. Your system comes with a bunch of benefits for your home.

The Benefits

  • With the system in place, you can go run your errands far from home and not have to worry about anything. This is especially true when you have the system integrated with other systems such as an alarm system.
  • You can get to monitor the happenings around your home, even when you are away. It is made possible by IP cameras that send signals digitally making it possible to access the footage online. You can make security alerts in case something seems suspicious from what you see.
  • The system will serve as a scarecrow greatly minimizing the crimes on your property. The truth is nobody wants to get anywhere near a surveillance camera, especially if they have bad intentions. Thieves, burglars and intruders will keep off your property as soon as they notice the surveillance cameras keeping your property safe and secure at all times.
  • You can use the CCTV system to keep an eye on your nanny or babysitter. If you are curious about what happens when you are not around, the cameras can give insight on what exactly happens. You can determine how good the nanny or baby sitter is. You can use unique cameras that are designed like common objects and household items. Pen cameras are some of the most popular.
  • With the system in place, you don’t have to worry about your valuables even when hosting strangers in your home like cleaners, plumbers or other service providers. Those with hidden intentions will definitely change their mind on noticing the cameras.
  • You get all important details of the day’s events 24 hours. The watchful electronic eyes never sleep and will keep surveillance round the clock for your convenience. Some can still run even when there is power failure because they come with batteries that keep running for hours.
  • With the right system in place, you don’t need any security personnel. It is a cheaper option, especially since you only need to have it installed once. CCTV systems of good quality and professionally installed have low maintenance giving you security control at a reasonable price.
  • In case of a robbery, you can collect helpful evidence from your footages.

Using French Drains To Prevent Water Damage

French drains (“FD”) can be effective tools when it comes to preventing water damage. With a French drain, you can divert ground water from your building, hence prevent foundation damage.

Now, for those of you who are unsure on what a FD is, this is a perforate pipe which is placed on the ground and covered with gravel. The pipe works to redirect ground water from your structure to a preferred location which would ideally be a good distance away from your structure.

Such drains can help divert water from low lying areas of your home into a drainage system, the street, a lower area of your compound or a dry well. If you are building your home by the hillside, it’s always recommended that you install a FD along the retaining wall so as to avoid flooding.

Why Would You Need A French Drain

They can help:

  • Prevent water leaks
  • Prevent basement flooding
  • Relieve your sump pump

A leaking pipe could easily cause flooding within your basement. This could come with a wide array of problems–such as structural weakness, mold and mildew build up, amongst others. Such damage could be prevented quite easily when there is a FD installed in your home, as it could help prevent the water from accumulating within the basement.

Sump pumps are usually used to prevent such occurrences. FDs could also be used along with sump pumps to relieve it off its load. Flooding is usually unexpected; however it can occur on any structure with heavy rainfall. You can ensure that your structure is safe by having a French drain installed. French drains help you stay one step ahead since they prevent water damage and don’t merely work to regulate flooding.

When to Install a French Drain

  • You are building a hillside retaining wall
  • Water normally gets into your basement when it rains

If your home is always the subject of basement flooding when it rains, a French drain can be an important part of your drainage system. The drain would ideally be placed within the basement’s perimeter to intercept the water before it can make its way to the basement. The French drain could also be placed inside the basement, to catch water as it enters your basement.

In fact, this is one of the safest ways to ensure that your basement does not flood. When building a retaining wall that is a hillside, a FD would need to be placed on the concrete footing of the wall or the gravel base. For this to work you would need to ensure that drain does not clog up with silt; it’s best to have a professional install the drain.

Water damage can have negative effects on the structure of your home and your health. The good news is that you can easily prevent water damage from occurring by simply having a French drain installed on your property as such drains make ideal drainage systems and require little to no maintenance.

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