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Hope everybody is getting ready for Christmas and not feeling to stressed?
Please bare in mind on the run up to christmas we are buisy with orders so if your having
customised mugs made allow us as much time as you can so it can be complted in time for christmas!
Love or hate the Kray twins they are part of London east end history. They did a lot
of bad pimping young boys to people like lord Boothby amongst many others! The
biggest cover up ever known as been perpetrated and still is being covered up to this
Derek Edward Trotter, more commonly known as "Del Boy", is the main character in the popular BBC sitcom Only Fools and Horses, as well as the Deuteronomy in it's prequel Rock & Chips. ... Del lives with his brother Rodney, his "significant other" Raquel, and their son Damien.
comedy legends famously used hare-brained schemes to try to make their millions, but it turns out all they needed was patience as a finance expert has declared that they would be rolling in it in today’s market.
In fact the comedy duo, played by Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst, would be worth over £3 million in 2017. Sixty episodes of Only Fools And Horses were watched for the research, with finance expert Jasmine Birtles explaining: ‘If you look at all the accumulated assets Del Boy and Rodney had over the seven series of Only Fools And Horses they would be millionaires today and living the luxury lifestyle they always aspired to. ‘A three-bedroom flat in Peckham would be worth a fortune in today’s market.
Del Boy really could use the phrase ‘this time next year, we’ll be millionaires’ – think about all of the mange tout he could buy!
Look out for our Del boy printed mug will be uploaded shortley!
We have no idea why the minions invade our factory but it was entertaining to say the least,
no harm was done and minion was harmed during filming!
While the staff had to deal with the chaos as well as their own problems but they got on with it,
with a little awkward laughter!
Normally I have a strict ban on Minion jokes from anyone, but Superstore has earned my utmost respect with this one. Anyone who can build sexual tension between two romantic leads dressed in Minion costumes deserves my damn respect!
Now do not forget Christmas is just round the corner so if your thinking about having a custom made gift mug for a loved one or friend,try and give as much notice as you can!! We get a lot of last minute orders Christmas time and it can get a little stressful not that were complaining.
Were going to upload a few more new mugs a Kurt Meyer and a Delboy trotter mug for good measure.
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The last two weeks have been crazy as i was called up jury service but i got through it and did my bit, an experience to say the least!
Well enough of that we just created four new mugs in limited numbers so feel free to take a look
Please let us know what you think of these printed mugs whatever you think let us know we aim to please and get better at the same time, that's what its all about for our team!
Donald trump is a controversial president you either love him or hate him!
But you have to hand it to the man he is not afraid to say what he thinks regardless of who it may upset
His he just to honest for diplomacy ? Only time will tell on that!!
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Sublimation mugs are one of the most common items purchased by those who wish to promote their business. There are many reasons for the enduring popularity of mugs, not least is their affordability. Whilst luxury promotional items certainly have their place in a strong marketing campaign, for many new or smaller businesses, the cost of these goods is simply too high. In these cases, mugs are the perfect alternative; the cost-effectiveness allows entrepreneurs to buy them in large quantities, which in turn means that they are better able to spread the word about the business.
With addition to being affordable, mugs are a consistent favourite with business owners due to the fact that they are used by almost everyone. Brits are known for their love of tea and coffee, and virtually every workplace and household in the UK has at least a few mugs in its canteen or kitchen. As such, regardless of which demographic a business owner intends to target, they can still opt for sublimation mugs when advertising their business, safe in the knowledge that the recipients will appreciate and make use of their promotional gifts.
In terms of what type of mug to buy, the first and perhaps most important consideration is the material from which the item is made. This will determine the cost, durability and visual appeal of the mug and as such, it's important to choose carefully. The two most popular options are ceramic and bone china; the former are a favourite amongst those in need of a budget-friendly promotional product, whilst the latter are usually preferred by business owners looking for a more luxurious item.
Ceramic styles like the Cambridge Mug tend to be very durable, which makes them perfect for everyday use, as they can withstand a great deal of wear and tear. Their robustness also means that they are likely to last for several years, and thus provide the brand they're advertising with long-term exposure. Bone china mugs are equally durable, but have the added advantage of having a very high perceived value, which means that they are ideal for those who want to really impress potential customers. Bone china mugs also have a very traditional, elegant appearance, which makes them particularly suitable for business people who require promotional products for formal dining events, and other special occasions.
Were the mug factory is different we work directly with people on a one to one basis find out what they really want, because when a customer wants a custom made mug usually it being used to tell a story.
A commemoration to a soldier or homage, this is what we believe sets the mug factory apart from others, we have all been there your telling somebody what you want but they do not truly listen talking at you not to you this is were were different! Does not matter if your not local with the aid of the internet and email and skype we can give you that personal touch you need.
Sublimation mugs that embrace on single national moment in time have a good chance of becoming collector’s items in years to come. Such events include the birth of the Royal baby, the Olympics, the coronation of the Queen and so on. These must be launched at the exact time of the event so they are snapped up willingly. If they are a few months late they will be seen as out of date, until years have passed making them memory keepsakes.
At the Mug factory we always follow the latest trends and events, bringing you commemorative mugs that can include your branding or logo. From sporting memorabilia to royalist mugs, you can create a collector’s item that also promotes your business.
Contemporary mugs that capture a trend can become collectors’ items, for example mugs that embrace science fiction, comics, sayings (remember Wass uppp?) or fashions. Eighties and nineties mugs sporting bands of the era are now very popular along with original mugs from Doctor Who or Star Wars. Right now Angry Birds, Facebook and the Keep Calm series are the collector’s items of the future.
You may want to consider items that are collected by people and see if you can create a mug that appeals to their collection. The most popular collected items include:
• Animals, people collect pigs, dogs, elephants, butterflies, cats and frogs.
• Movies, people collect items that relate to a specific cult movie franchise such as Star Wars or Harry Potter
• Toys, many people collect toys such as Lego, action figures, retro or even Barbie dolls.
coffee and tea have their benefits, though it’s always hard to pinpoint exactly what those are due to the large amount of contradictory studies. Researchers have focused on specific potential benefits of coffee, with some studies finding that coffee might have the ability to reduce the incidence of dementia or Alzheimer’s or even type 2 diabetes, for example. Coffee has a higher caffeine content than tea, meaning its levels of the stimulant might help people with asthma by relaxing the lung's airways. Caffeine also helps in constricting blood vessels in the brain and reducing migraines, and often alleviates hangovers because of this.
Tea on the other hand, is filled with antioxidants and potential cancer-fighting properties. According to the National Cancer Institute at the NIH, tea contains polyphenol compounds, which are antioxidants that might aid in cancer prevention. Though not enough has been studied to conclude whether tea does in fact reduce the risk of cancer, tea has often been considered a therapeutic or medicinal drink that has both soothing and rejuvenating qualities. All types of tea are made from the leaves of the plant Camellia sinensis, which wilt and oxidize after harvesting; oxidation results in the breaking down of chemicals. The amount of oxidation that occurs in the leaves is what defines different types of teas, from black tea to white tea, and of course green tea. Polyphenols in particular are a group of plant chemicals that are believed to be involved in health benefits — especially in green tea. Teas with the highest levels of polyphenols are usually brewed hot teas rather than cold (and sugary) bottled teas. Polyphenols in green tea, and theaflavins and thearubigins in black tea, contain free radicals that might protect cells from DNA damage.
way too much coffee and tea could result in increased anxiety, tachycardia, heart palpitations, insomnia, restlessness, and nausea. High amounts of unfiltered coffee, meanwhile, has been linked to higher levels of bad cholesterol, LDL. Tea contains fluoride, and while this is good for your dental health, too much of it may increase your risk of brittle bones and osteofluorosis. Certain tea blends from China, India, or Sri Lanka have been found to contain aluminum and risky amounts of lead, so where you get your tea is pretty important.
To be completely honest, however, you’re better off leaving the heavy cream and three packs of sugar out of your drinks — and stop worrying about whether coffee trumps tea or vice versa. Both drinks have vague cons and benefits, but are, for the most part, pretty decent for you. Too much sugar, on the other hand, is quite the villain.
While coffee can do the same, tea has the added benefit of generally being just pure H2O with that awesome tea flavour, meaning that when it’s a scorching hot summer day, it’s much more beneficial to sip down some tea (hot or cold) as it’ll replace any fluids you’ve lost through sweating.
scientific evidence remains a bit unsure, but the fact that tea has been linked to improving your health since legendary Chinese emperor Shennong wrote about it almost five thousand years in an almanac surely means something.
tea has less caffeine than coffee when given in the same amount of servings, this isn’t actually true. Tea has the same amount of caffeine as coffee, and while both are stimulants, coffee has a much bigger depressing effect (not making you sad but reducing your energy levels) than tea, meaning that while both tea and coffee will give you a bigger rush of caffeine, with coffee, the high will also last shorter and drop quicker. If you’re wanting something to keep you going through the work day.
In the modern era, it’s much easier to just brew a cup of tea. Place teabag in a cup of hot water, remove after a few minutes, and you’re done. Admittedly the era of instant coffee makes coffee much easier to brew too, but in our world of gourmet coffees, it does seem much easier to plonk a teabag into a mug of hot water and have some instant relief.
Antioxidants are fantastic for keeping your body ticking over and looking and feeling fantastic, hence why a lot of companies have jumped aboard the bandwagon of sticking antioxidants into products.
Relatively recent research has indicated that green tea might be a great aid in helping people who want to lose weight. It might down to the fact that green tea helps kick start your metabolism or simply that tea is a better substitute as a practically calorie-free drink as opposed to downing soft drinks to quench your thirst. Plus you can’t really add much to tea to give it extra calories. Check out your nearest coffee house and see how many options there are that can be ultra-fattening to put on top of your coffee.
Drink too much tea, and we’re talking a lot here, and you’re getting too much fluoride in there. Drink a reasonable amount and you’re fine and unlike coffee, you don’t have the unwarranted side effect of discolouration when it comes to drinking a lot of your favourite cup of coffee.
The physical cause behind this remains unknown or murky at best, it’s a well-known fact that tea is used cross-culturally as a bonding tool as well as refreshment, which goes some way to explaining why some cultures have tea so deeply ingrained as part of their customs (e.g. the British). Tea, or rather specifically, green tea has also been found to work as an anti-depressant.
while you’re battling a bout of intense flu (apart from the benefits of just drinking something and helping to flush the bug out of your system), drinking tea can really help set up and improve your immune system for next time. It’s kind of like setting up a security software on your computer.
Why Gift Giving is Important!!!! When we give gifts, we are giving something willingly without wanting something in return. Making someone feel special is more than enough reason to make you give more. It tells the receiver that you were thinking about them.
It may be nerve-wracking finding a great gift for someone. Finding a gift that the recipient will enjoy takes a bit of forward thinking and understanding of the recipient's personality and tastes.
check these top tips out!!!
Make a list of the person’s interests and preferences. Personalise the gift by sitting down making a list of the person’s interests and likes, dislikes. Try to write down as many specific items or experiences that the person has told you she likes or is known to enjoy. For example, you may write down that your friend likes video games, movies, and Indian food. You may also think about if the person is an introvert, who prefers to experience things in small groups or one on one, or an extrovert who wants to learn new skills and meet new groups of people.
You should also take into account the age of the person. An individual who is 46 years old may appreciate a different gift than someone who is 18 years old. If you have a close relationship to the person, intimate or friendly, you may select a gift that is more personal. If you are not a close with the person, you may choose a gift that is more useful or accessible.
Identify items the person may need.
Think are there any items the person may need in his or her day to day lives or a big purchase that the person needs to do but has been putting off. This could be a new kitchen appliance the person has been eyeing or a new backpack the person needs for a new year of school. Look for practical gifts that still feel like a treat, as the gift may be out of the person’s budget or the person may not have time to get the item herself.
Avoid going too far over their budget or it may be taken as an insult - consider what will be a surprise but not a shock.
Sneak a look at the person’s online wish lists.
If you can be sneaky, try to look at the person’s online wish lists. Many online retailers, like eBay will allow users to make online wish lists of items that they like or want. If you can manage to get into the person’s account, you can look over her wish list and select a gift from there. Only sneak a look at his or her account if you are close to the person, such as a familial or intimate relationship, and if you think he or she will not mind you looking at her account for the sake of a good gift.
Consider giving the person a sentimental item.
Maybe get a photograph of the two of you together that you know the person likes. Frame the photograph and give it to him or her as a sentimental and thoughtful gift that she can display in her home. Another option is to take items that have sentimental value, such as a souvenir from the first time you went on vacation together, and put them in a memory box. The memory box is a decorative box that you can fill with sentimental items and give to someone. The items can act as a collection of memories that you both share.
Arrange an experience as a gift.
Often giving the gift of an experience can be more of a impact than giving a person an item. This could be a couples massage, a sky diving date, or dinner at the person’s favourite restaurant. Think of experiences that will surprise and excite the person, as these will often make a lasting impression. You can also give the person an experience in the form of audio books for a long road trip or drive. This would be a practical gift that would also help the person to fill her time learning and listening to a good story, which would make for a valuable experience.
Donate your time as part of the gift.
If the person is often stressed, overworked, or going through a hard time, offer to gift them your time. This could be by doing all the hard work for a week or by taking their kids out for the day so he or she has some free time to them self. Gifting your time can also be good for individuals who have physical or mental disabilities, as you can offer to take her for dinner and assist her for the night or run an errand for her that she will not able to do on her own.
Create a homemade hostess gift.
A hostess gift is what you bring to someone's house when they are hosting you for dinner or for a get together. A classic hostess gift is a nice bottle of wine, but if your hosts do not drink or if you are looking for a more unique gift, you may go homemade. This could be a homemade mix of spices and seasonings in a nice jar or bottle for the host to throw on chicken or fish, or a homemade cake or loaf for dessert, wrapped in wax paper.
Buy a practical gift for a teacher or boss.
If you are trying to find a suitable gift for an authority figure, like your teacher or your boss, you may opt for practical items. This could be a gift basket of school supplies, full of all of the teacher's essential school supplies for the next school year or a gift basket of tea and coffee, if your teacher enjoys warm, comforting beverages. Or, you could make her a personalised coffee sleeve for their coffee mug. For your boss, you may want to play it safe and go for a gift that is practical but also thoughtful, especially if you want to impress her. Look for a nice succulent plant in a pot or make her a glass terrarium to brighten up her office. If your boss drinks and enjoys cocktails, give her a seven piece cocktail set or a nice wine opener. If you know your boss' sense of humour, consider giving her a funny calendar for the new year that she can put on her desk.
for most of us, when it comes to the people closest to us, we want to surprise them.
We'll search high and low for the perfect gift -- one that proves just how well we know them. It takes a hundred times more effort, but so be it. Those are the gifts that people really treasure. Right?
But Actually ...
It turns out that -- surprise! -- people don't like surprises as much as we think they do. But some love them!!!
Professors from Harvard and Stanford ran a series of experiments on gift-giving -- five of them, to be exact.
What they found each time was that recipients generally just wanted to get the gift they explicitly asked for, and get this: The receivers actually perceived such explicitly-asked-for gifts as "more thoughtful and considerate" than the special surprise gifts the givers spent so much time trying to hunt down.
Humans do not function according to logic. This isn't a criticism of the species, it's just a fact -- logic is a horrible way to predict how the human brain will react to something. Logically, it shouldn't be a big deal to find a dead tarantula in your breakfast cereal -- it can't hurt you, and you can eat around it -- but your brain will tell you, "Flee the room and burn the house down."
While it feels good to be on the receiving end, there’s a feeling of self-gratification when you are the one who is doing the giving. This can’t be measured by monetary value. The happiness you get from opening a gift is only temporary, but giving provides a more self-fulfilling experience that lasts for a long period of time.
We learn this when we are young. As children, we give our parents good grades that make them happy. A simple act can provide a good response. It has been proven that the act of giving makes us happier than receiving. It doesn’t matter how valuable the gift may be.
Below are various reasons why people give gifts.
Gifts as an expression of love
Gift giving is an act of self-gratification. It is a good way of strengthening relationships. If you are in a friendship or a relationship, you should always show the other person how much you care for him or her. You don’t need to wait for an occasion in order to give a gift. Give one to show how much you love someone.
Gifts for living well are ideal items to show your sincerity, as well as good intentions to a person. Essential oils that improve one’s wellness are better than chocolates or roses. Or you can opt to give gifts for elevating happiness and wellbeing.
Gifts to celebrate a birthday
A person’s birthday is a special milestone that should be celebrated each year. There’s no age limit for it. Whether the person is young or mature, it is important to give special attention to the person during one’s special day and be happy for being a year older. Making someone feel special during one’s birthday can be done with a thoughtful gift, such as with items that can help a person live well.
Gifts to appreciate someone special
They say that action speaks louder than words, and there’s no better way to say you appreciate someone than through gift giving. You can make someone happy with a simple gift. It doesn’t need to be expensive. You can give a gift of appreciation to you father, mother, sister, brother, or anyone that has done something for you. A token of appreciation is heartfelt especially if is given sincerely. Corp-orates and business owners can also give gifts of appreciation to their employees for their hard work or for their special contribution to the business. It motivates the workers and makes them perform better. A token of appreciation can do wonders to the performance of your workforce.
Gift giving to keep in touch
Not seeing someone often should not be an excuse to ruin one’s relationship. Gifts can help in strengthening relationships. You can give a gift to stay in touch and keep that person in your life. There’s no better way to say you still care, then giving gifts for living well. The person will remember you every time he or she uses essential oil products or is sipping a cup of wonderful loose-leaf tea you gave the person.
Gifts to say “Thanks”
There are some instances when you need to give back to someone who has helped you or provided you a favor. Gift giving is an act that can show that you are thankful. Giving and receiving is the purest of reasons to give gifts. The receiver will truly feel your gratitude when you give gifts for elevating happiness and wellbeing.
Gifts for anniversaries
It is important for married couples to remember the day of their anniversary. This thoughtful gesture can be achieved by giving a gift. An anniversary can also be for a business venture. You can celebrate the milestone with a gift. You can also give a gift to people who started their own businesses. This is one way to show that you remember them during a special moment in their lives.
Gifts for a new home
You might not have the time to help someone move in or out of a new home, but you can give the person a gift for a new beginning. A new house is a big step, especially for people who are starting their own family.
If you received an invitation to a housewarming party, it is customary that you would need to provide a gift to the new homeowners. It is also proper to bring a gift during the first visit to your friend’s new home. Gifts could be something they can use in the new house or gifts for elevating their happiness and wellbeing. Useful gifts are perfect for this milestone in life.
Gifts for promotion or a new job
A new job or a promotion is something that people get excited about. It is a self-fulfillment event, and you can make it more special by celebrating with them through gift giving. It means that you share their excitement, and are happy for them on their achievement.
Where to Get Personalised Mugs? You have come to the Right Place!
We know that the first sip of your favourite brew in the morning is priceless. So, it is only natural to want to enhance the moment with personalised mugs. If you’re wondering about where to get personalised mugs, wander no longer. Luckily for you, at THE MUG FACTORY, we have such an impressive range of mug choices that we are pretty sure you will find the perfect one.
Highly Personalised Mugs
Once you have decided which style of mug better suits your wishes, there is a further step of personalisation to ensure that the end result is truly unique. Unlike the large companies that mass produce generic images with generic txt, we allow you to send your images and your ideas and we speak to you to find out whats best for you! Ah that's an idea what's best for you our customer!
what can i have on a personalised mug
Perfect for home or at the office, our range of personalised mugs will lighten up your home or office.
At The Mug Factory you can make your own mug. ... Be honest, how often have you stepped into work and your first thought has been coffee a lot more than you would like to admit i bet?
Now a day's large corporate companies moonpig and vistaprint to name but a few produce generic images and in our view that does not truly count as personalised coffee mugs to us!
One of our unique selling points is that we talk to our customers find out what they want and its not till there happy we produce there unique coffee mugs or mugs. All our mugs are dishwasher and microwave safe, and we use sawgrass technology.
Sawgrass Technologies is the industry-leading developer of high performance, digital printing inks, including sublimation and pigment inks. They integrate comprehensive solutions for printing high-quality, full-colour images onto ceramic, both natural and synthetic, as well as a variety of other substrates. sawgrass gives vivid colours that are hard wearing fade resistant and using the Orca dishwasher safe mugs will last for years.
The ORCA Promise
Photo USA’s proprietary ORCA Coatings® ensures exceptionallyvibrant colours and high resolutions on a wide range of sublimation products, ranging from ceramic mugs to full-wrap polymer phone cases.Our ORCA Coatings® was developed with a devotion to the highest-standard of product quality. Using our 23 years of industry-leading experience, we engineered a coating that has surpassed all other-sin terms of quality, consistency, and durability.Products coated with our ORCA Coatings® are dishwasher-safe,microwave-safe, and incredibly long-lasting. This means that the colours of your image will not fade from the product even after multiple cycles through a dishwasher! All of our coatings are also approved by the FDA and compliant with Proposition 65.With our ORCA coated products, we are confident that we have the best quality product in the industry at the best price. With Photo USA and our ORCA Coatings®, you will receive exactly what you deserve: the best.
Enjoy a hot beverage, but want to drink in style?
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In the UK the market could be said to have been started by the greetings card specialists Moonpig.com in 2000 who pioneered the print on demand concept – as technology has improved this concept can be applied to 1000's of different products.
But theirs a problem with this as they are large companies you do not get a truly personalised service!
As we are a small independent we take the trouble to make sure you are happy with the design before we produce the personalised mugs!!
So check us out today and save our web address www.themugfactory.co.uk/ and if you need us just drop us an email and we will help create your perfect customised mug!
Reishi coffee is made by combining regular coffee beans with extract from the reishi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum).
Reishi mushrooms (also known by their Chinese name, lingzhi mushrooms) have been used in traditional medical practices throughout Asia.
The rarity of the mushroom meant that its use was isolated to the wealthy and royal, but reishi mushrooms can now be cultivated at a lower cost. This has led to a dramatic increase in the amount of reishi used both in foods and in supplements.
Other products have emerged, including reishi coffees and teas, which are touted to provide the health benefits attributed to the mushroom, but without the bitter taste. What are the supposed benefits of Reishi mushroom coffee and how do you make?
HOW IT WORKS:Traditional Chinese immune modulator
Promotes healthy blood pressure & cholesterol
Anti-oxidant used for anti-aging benefits
Between 400 - 1800 mg per day
It could be said to much of anything is bad for you everything in moderation!
more than 2000 years, reishi mushroom mycelium and fruiting bodies have been used in traditional medicinal systems, such as traditional Chinese medicine, to holistically normalize human health.
Advocates claim that adding reishi decoctions and/or tinctures to coffee may help improve health and combat a number of disorders.
However, there has been no research focusing on the therapeutic benefits of reishi coffee. While the effects of the coffee are being studied widely for anti-aging potential, reishi mushroom has also attracted scientific attention in the hopes of identifying its active constituents and mechanisms of action.
In laboratory and animal studies, reishi mushroom has been observed to exhibit antiviral, anticancer, antihypertensive, cardioprotective, antidiabetic and immunomodulating properties.
While some preliminary results are promising, there are no FDA recommendations concerning the precise therapeutic capacities of Ganoderma lucidum.
Reishi Mushroom Uses
The health effects of reishi coffee remain unknown. However, components of reishi mushrooms are being studied for a number of possible health benefits.
In rodent and other animal tests, reishi mushroom extract has been observed to:
Improve tolerance to chemotherapy and radiation treatments;
Increase the number of immune systems constituents that can act against tumor cells;
Inhibit tumor cells from metastasizing;
Slow metalloproteinase production to limit tumor cell actions and proliferation;
Increase the signaling strength of mitogen activated protein kinase (MAPK);
Elevate antioxidant concentrations in plasma samples;
Make the ovaries more sensitive to the effects of cisplatin (a chemotherapy agent) and reduce cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity;
The impact of reishi extracts on tumor development is likely due to a number of different actions. For instance, preliminary research indicates reishi extract may act as a potent immunomodulator and may help reduce free radical damage caused by oxidation.
While anticancer and chemo preventive actions of reishi mushrooms continue to garner scientific attention, human trials are lacking and it is not clear if these effects will be observed in a human population.
Reishi extract may help support cardiovascular health via a number of mechanisms. Heart disease remains a significant health issue in the United States and throughout the world.
The most prevalent cause of heart disease is coronary artery disease, a blanket term for all diseases and conditions that affect the blood vessels, the heart muscle and its ability to deliver adequate blood supplies throughout the body.
Reishi may help improve circulatory efficiency and reduce fatty acids in the bloodstream. The main cause of coronary artery disease is hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis) brought on by the accumulation of fatty acid deposits (plaque) on the arterial walls.
These accumulations build up inside the arteries and restrict blood flow. When blood flow is restricted, fewer nutrients get delivered throughout the body. This nutrient deprivation is believed to lead to the eventual wearing down of the heart muscle due to excessive strain.
Preclinical studies of reishi extract suggest it may help reduce some of the risk factors associated with heart disease. Reishi has been observed to:
Exhibit antiviral and antibacterial effects that may protect the heart valves and muscle from harmful infections;
Reduce oxygen use by the heart, allowing increased oxygen delivery throughout the body;
Lower levels of LDL cholesterol, total cholesterol and triglycerides;
Elevate HDL (“good”) cholesterol levels;
Dislodge blood clots and flush away arterial plaque deposits for filtration via the liver;
Improve erythrocyte (red blood cell) health;
Limit the aggregation of blood platelets, which may reduce symptoms of clotting disorders;
Increase hemoglobin production;
Regulate the expenditure of mitochondrial energy within the heart muscle;
Exhibit adaptogenic properties that assist with effective stress management;
reishi mushroom ( Ganoderma lucidum) is a fungus from the family Ganodermataceae.
It is also known by its Chinese name lingzhi and has historically been used in traditional medicine practices throughout Asia. Reishi extract is used to improve overall vitality and boost the immune system.
Parasites survive on living organisms whereas saprotrophs feed on decaying matter. In the case of reishi mushrooms, they can commonly be found on decaying hardwood trees or stumps.
The mycelium and fruit of reishi are used to make teas, tinctures, decoctions and other forms of medicine.
Contemporary research has focused on the constituents of the reishi mushroom to better understand its possible therapeutic uses and mechanisms of action. Extracts of the mushroom have been investigated for a number of possible therapeutic actions, including anti-cancer and immunomodulating effects.
Research is preliminary and there is insufficient evidence to attribute any therapeutic roles to reishi mushrooms based only on scientific study.
Reishi mushroom benefits range from lowering blood pressure to inhibiting tumor growth, as well as decreasing LDL cholesterol and reducing the symptoms of asthma.
This mushroom contains a class of triterpenes, referred to as ganoderic acids, which have similar structures to natural steroid hormones. The mushroom is also a source of polysaccharides including beta-glucan, coumarin and mannitol.
Recorded use of the mushroom dates back to the Han Dynasty in China between 206 BCE-220 CE. It was said to improve the function of the lungs, the heart, the memory and to generally prolong life. Today, Reishi is commonly made into teas, used as a tincture or taken orally in powdered form or as a dietary supplement. Try Junaco Reishi Black Coffee with 100% Certified Juncao Ganoderma Extract today
At The Mug Factory in the UK we specialise in a wide-ranging design mugs that you can browse at your leisure, and find inspirational gifts mugs. Whatever the occasion ?
We try to give our customers the best service without compromising on the quality of our mugs every mug we sell is checked before it is packed in a polystyrene mug box!
All our mugs are dishwasher and microwave proof and image last the lifetime of the mug due to the saw-grass technology!
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The Mug Factory will be discussing with a prominent military artist to help military charities out by some of the profit made after costs
in turn we will help promote the artists work in what ever way they decide best.
Please show as much support as you can to soldiers charity as without them our lives would be different politics aside they put there lives on the line for us!!
without much thanks and often when they leave the service they get forgotten about struggle to find work especially if inured during there service!
On wards and upwards a serviceman or woman is more reliable used to working under pressure they often have valuable trades that are sort after in Civi street.
So for us at the mug factory its not just about personalised mugs, mugs can be used to send a message promote a business, tell a story, make people laugh and at times help a charity!
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This blog is to raise awareness for a local charity Staffordshire bull terrier heritage centre
It was in 1985 that the idea of setting up a permanent Staffordshire Bull Terrier museum in the Heart of the Black Country was discussed but did not materialise.
When Robert Evans was elected to the Council in 1996, he decided to pick up the idea. A group was formed and Robert took the role of Secretary and over the subsequent years, a number of temporary exhibitions were staged with the Group finally achieving Charity Status in 2005.
The Group acquired premises from the local Council to open a Centre in the Old Post Office in Wednesbury in March 2009 which became the first Centre in Britain dedicated to the Breed.
Unfortunately in 2014 the Group were informed the building was needed for other activities so the Centre closed and the artefacts put into storage.
In 2015 Sandwell Council offered the group a 25 year lease for premises in Albert Street, Wednesbury and after extensive renovation work by volunteer’s, the new Centre officially opened on 20th February 2016.
The museum is dedicated to promoting and championing the history of the Black Country’s favourite breed and includes a detailed insight into the breed and its origins. The exhibition will display old photographs, paintings, posters, documents, videos and Stafford memorabilia donated by Stafford enthusiasts and Clubs.
So don’t forget, if you want to learn more about our wonderful Breed you are more than welcome to come along.
The Centre is open every 2nd and 4th Saturday in the month from 11.00am till 3.00pm and arrangements can be made for groups to visit the centre outside these hours by appointment.
THE STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER HERITAGE CENTRE
Albert Street, Wednesbury, West Midlands WS10,7EW
Charity Number 1110633
The Cradley Heath Club was formed at the ‘Old Cross Guns’ (above) where the hosts were Mr. and Mrs. Joe and Lil Mallen. I know that Joe claimed that while his wife was the licensee, he himself was just a customer. The purpose of the move was to be able to apply to the Kennel Club for “Staffordshire Bull Terriers to be recognised and accepted as a seperate breed under Kennel Club Rules.”
During 1933, Staffordshire Bull Terriers were mentioned in ‘Our Dogs’ after an article in John Bull about the miners’ fighting dogs. A letter appeared in that journal about these dogs that had no written pedigree. It was late in 1934 that a real move was made when a letter appeared in ‘Our Dogs’ from Stewart Poole of Tipton, who asked for anyone interested in the formation of a club for Staffordshire Bull Terriers to contact him. I did this but unfortunately, he received only nine replies so it was decided to wait a while and use ‘Our Dogs’ to emphasise the betterings about this wonderful breed that had taken a lot of stick owing to bad publicity of the dog-fighting days.
This is the new home for the Heritage centre we have to do a lot of renovations before we can open.So we have been asked to do a list of the renovations needed to be done at the new Staffordshire bull terrier heritage centre to get us up and running. If you can help with any of our jobs please let me Know.If you would like to make a donation you can via paypal. https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr…}Fully check roof and make good any damage.Clad under the soffits.
unblock and replace any damaged guttering.
Main front doors need replacing.
Electrics to be fully tested throughout the building.
Security systems and firealarm to be fully tested.
Side pathways are overgrown and need clearing.
Ceiling in a few rooms need patching and plastering.
Various patching throughout the building.
Carpets and flooring need replacing.
Some windows need reglazing.
Cupboards and a sink for the kitchen.
Toilet to be made good.
Painting and decorating throughout.
Rubbing down and painting to the external of the building.
In Dec. 1953, the first issue of Playboy magazine was released. To celebrate 60 years of Playboy, The Daily Beast gives you the 35 most iconic Playboy magazine covers.
Dec. 1953: Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe graced the very first cover of Playboy magazine, which was produced in Hefner's kitchen in Hyde Park, Illinois. Monroe never actually posed for Playboy. Instead, Hefner used nude photographs taken for a calendar.
June 1962: A Toast to Bikinis
This tasteful shot of a woman posing on a beach in a bikini marked the first time a bikini swimsuit was featured on the cover of Playboy.
May 1964: Donna Michelle
This cover featured Playmate Donna Michelle using her legs to recreate Playboy's iconic rabbit logo. It was later memorialized as a postage stamp.
April 1969: Lorna Hopper
One of the top-selling issues of Playboy was this one featuring Playmate of the Month Lorna Hopper on the cover. It's a mildly subversive photo challenging traditional gender roles, featuring a nude Hopper in a men's tie. It was photographed by William Figge and Ed DeLong.
July 1970: Joan Baez
While Playboy usually featured the Playmate of the Month on the cover, there were some notable exceptions. This issue featured an eye-catching photograph of folk singer Joan Baez on the cover teasing an excellent interview with the artist inside the mag by Nat Hentoff.
Oct. 1971: Darine Stern
Stern was the first black woman to appear solo on the cover of Playboy. African-American model Jean Bell was featured on the Jan. 1970 cover, albeit with four other models. Stern went on to become a highly successful Ford model.
Oct. 1977: Barbra Streisand
Shortly after her song "Evergreen" won her an Oscar, Streisand appeared on the cover of Playboy. It was her first (and only) time gracing the cover of Playboy, and teased an in-depth interview with the actress-singer.
Oct. 1978: Dolly Parton
The buxon blond country music singer-bombshell graced her only Playboy cover to promote her 20th album, 'Heartbreaker.' Parton dressed as a Playboy bunny for the photo.
Dec. 1978: Farrah Fawcett
One of the hottest stars of the '70s, Fawcett graced the cover of Playboy in Dec. 1978, shortly after exiting the TV series Charlie's Angels. She'd later appear in the magazine in Dec. 1995, at the age of 50.
Sept. 1979: Women of Ivy League Revealed
This controversial cover mimicked a college newspaper and featured several young women from Ivy League schools posing. It caused a huge stir, with several college's women's organizations writing to complain about how the magazine objectified women.
March 1980: Bo Derek
Less than a year after appearing as a beach beauty in braids in the movie 10, Derek was featured on the cover of Playboy at the height of her celebrity. The issue was, naturally, a top seller.
Nov. 1980: Women of the U.S. Government
One of Playboy's most controversial covers, this issue--featuring a 10-page feature spread of govt. employees posing semi-nude--was released just a few days before Ronald Reagan was elected president. It was condemned by Washington Post columnist Art Buchwald, who said "people might get the impression that all Washington women look like these women," and two women in the U.S. Navy were court-martialed for appearing semi-nude in the spread.
Feb. 1983: Kim Basinger
Before she was an Oscar winning actress, Basinger posed for the cover of Playboy shortly after starring as Bond girl Domino Petachi in Never Say Never Again.
Dec. 1983: Joan Collins
Arguably the most famous soap star of all-time, Dynasty's Collins appeared on the Dec. 1983 cover of Playboy in a glittery red number for the magazine's Christmas issue.
Nov. 1984: Christie Brinkley
One year after starring as the object of Chevy Chase's desire in 1983's National Lampoon's Vacation, model/actress/entrepreneur Brinkley featured on the cover of Playboy.
Dec. 1984: Suzanne Somers
Somers had previously appeared nude in the 1980 issue of Playboy but the pictures were taken back in 1970 when Somers was a struggling model. But, after being fired from Three's Company in 1982, Somers appeared nude in the 1984 issue of Playboy in a bid to regain her popularity.
Jan. 1985: Goldie Hawn
To promote her Dec. 1984 film Protocol, a D.C.-set comedy which Hawn starred in and executive produced, the actress appeared on the cover of Playboy.
Sept. 1985: Madonna
Pegged to her star turn in the film Desperately Seeking Susan, Playboy ran nude photos of Madonna that were taken in New York City in 1978, back when she was a struggling singer.
Dec. 1986: Brooke Shields
Timed to the actress's 21st birthday, Shields graced the cover of Playboy for their annual Christmas issue.1953 vintage playboy marilyn monroe first ever cover personalised mug
Top Reasons Why Personalised Gifts Make Great Presents
gift shopping can be a real nightmare. Shopping centres can be hectic places and if you cannot find what you are looking for, your stress levels will be on the rise. If you are fed up of buying the same old generic gifts for your relatives or are struggling to think of the perfect present, why not consider buying a personalised gift? Here we will provide our five top reasons why personalised gifts make great presents for loved ones.
Show you have put thought into choosing a gift
They say ‘it’s the thought that counts’ and that is certainly true of personalised gifts. Having a gift personalised for the recipient, will show that you have put thought and care into your choice. There are a number of different ways you can personalise gifts, depending on what the item is and what it has been made out of. For example, if you are buying a piece of jewellery you could have it engraved with the recipient’s name or initials, or if you were buying a smartphone case it could be screen printed with a quote they love.
Give a memorable gift that they will treasure forever
Whereas some gifts are easily forgotten about, keepsake gifts that have been personalised are usually treasured forever. Personalised gifts also tend to have a story behind them and remind people of a happy time, making them even more special. For example for a wedding present, you could buy a personalised home decor gift like a framed picture featuring the newly weds’ names to remind them of their special day.
Show affection with personalised gifts
A personalised gift also shows that you know the person extremely well and have gone out your way to make sure the gift is something they will love and treasure. Personalised gifts are particularly valuable to partners, as they show that you love the person and know them well, which will be the most important gift of all. Whether you are looking for gifts for him or gifts for her, a personalised present will make the perfect choice.
Personalised gifts are suitable for all ages and genders
Let’s face it; sometimes it can be incredibly difficult to buy gifts for someone that is not the same age or gender as you. If you don’t know the person that well, it can also make gift shopping even harder. One of the best ways to ensure you buy the recipient something they love is to purchase a personalised gift. It does not matter whether they are seven or seventy, they are sure to love whatever you have bought them if it features their name, date of birth, or a quote that is special to them.
No one else will have bought the same gift
There is nothing worst than feeling like you have bought someone the best gift ever; only to find that one of their other friends has bought them exactly the same thing. This can be easily avoided by choosing personalised or handmade gifts instead. By personalising a gift with the recipient’s name or having something handmade for them, you can ensure the gift is truly unique and something they will treasure.
Next time you are out shopping for the perfect gift, think about how you can make it personal and relevant to the recipient. Whether you are buying a piece of luxury jewellery for your partner or a key ring for a co-worker, having the item personalised in some way will make it all the more special to them.
whole animal universe is man-made, with shops, houses, technology etc. except that animals take the place of people. In some works, all kinds of animals take the place of people; all animals are human surrogates and considered equals to each other. In other works, some animals or types of animals take the place of people while others are considered normal animals. Sometimes, only one species of animal is a human surrogate. There are no people in the setting, except maybe a Token Human or two.some works where some animals or types of animals take the place of people and others are considered normal animals, there are both normal forms and human surrogate forms of one or more animal species.Every pet owner has seen their pet do something that was downright hilarious, like a cat that miscalculated a jump or a dog with new rain boots.
Let’s go tickle some rats
A similar sentiment inspired psychologist to enter his lab at Bowling Green State University in Ohio one day in 1997 and tell undergraduate Jeffrey Burgdorf: “Let’s go tickle some rats.” The lab had already discovered that its rats would emit unique ultrasonic chirps in the 50 kilohertz range when they were chasing one another and engaging in play fighting.
Now the researchers wondered if they could prompt this chirping through tickling. Sure enough, when the researchers began poking at the bellies of the rats in their lab, their ultrasonic recording devices picked up the same 50 kilohertz sounds. The rats eagerly chased their fingers for more. Soon, as the media trumpeted the existence of rat laughter, people the world over were opening up their rat cages and engaging Pinky and Mr Pickles in full-scale tickle wars.
We met Burgdorf at his office at Northwestern’s Falk Center, where as a biomedical engineering professor he has continued his rat-tickling efforts. He was cautious, however, about overselling what is happening with his rodents. “I don’t necessarily call it laughter, I call it a signal of positive affect,” Burgdorf told us.
His careful choice of words makes sense. Not everyone was convinced he and Panksepp had uncovered real rat laughter when their rodent-tickling activities first went public. But whatever you want to call it, Burgdorf, a quick-witted man with a boyish face and a sign on his office door that reads “Know It All,” has been obsessed with that strange rat noise he first heard in 1997.
He seems to be on to something. While tickling isn’t always pleasant – thus the term “tickle torture” – in multiple experiments Burgdorf has demonstrated the rats’ 50 kilohertz chirping is only associated with positive experiences. For example, the rats only made this sound during rough and tumble play when the animals were of similar size. The vocalisations changed when one of the animals involved was much larger than the other, when it was no longer fun and games and instead looked more like bullying. And when given a choice, Burgdorf’s rats would push a bar to play a recording of the 50 kilohertz chirp as opposed to other rat noises, suggesting they had a preference for the sound.
Finally, when Burgdorf and his colleagues used electrodes, opiates and other manipulations to stimulate the reward centres of rats’ brains, the rats produced that same noise.
Whether you call it laughter or not, Burgdorf is convinced the ultrasonic noises signal the rats are experiencing happiness. Hence the “laughing pill” experiment: he and his colleagues are testing a new antidepressant medication on rats, to see if it makes them “laugh”, or chirp happily. If all goes well, Burgdorf believes the resulting medication could eventually be approved for humans. Rats, so often seen as a malicious pest, could end up making the world a happier place.
This article first appeared in Slate
The gift market has seen a large rise in the sale of personalised gifts, particularly over the last 6 to 12 months. Independent retailers both online and on the high street, as well as the more popular supermarkets and photo processing stores, are all getting in on the act hoping to capitalise on this popular retail trend. This sales trend which originates from the US has seen consumers keen to buy personalised mugs UK.
most popular sellers in the personalised gifts market is the lowly personalised mug. What might not at first seem your most obvious gift choice is fast becoming a regular on desks and coffee tables across the UK. Personalised Mugs appeal to wide variety of people and ages and offer a unique gift experience. Mugs havebeen traditionally popular as presents for many years, and are commonly found in gift shops and major retailers. The rise of the personalised mug is perhaps the evolution of the standard gift shop mug to something a bit more special.
A look around the online personalised mugs sites shows that there are a plethora of mug designs and styles obviously hoping to appeal to a wide market. The key message these sites are trying to get across is that if you want an affordable and unique gift, a personalised mug is just want you are looking for. In the current economic climate it is clear that more affordable gift solutions have seen a growth in sales, and the personalised mug seems to be booming during this trend.
The most popular form of personalised mug is the photo mug. The photo mug is the perfect accompaniment to the Facebook and Twitter society of today where we all want to let everyone know what we think, where we’ve been and who with! Photo mugs allow you to have your favourite photo printed around a mug, be that your last holiday snap, a great night out or your latest family portrait.
Another popular personalised mug is the name mug. This mug, particularly popular in offices and busy households, is designed to make sure everyone knows who’s mug belongs to whom. Name mugs, along with other pre-printed merchandise such as pens and socks, have been available for many years from traditional gift shops. By allowing customers to add their own names and messages and pick colours and designs, the personalised name mug has just moved on to the next level.
The range of designs available for personalised mugs is being matched the growing styles of mugs available to personalised. The most common personalised mug is the standard white ceramic mug we all know from everyday use. However, as customers have asked for more variety the personalised gifts suppliers have responded. It is now possible to get personalised espresso mugs, latte mugs, porcelain mugs, coloured mugs, heat change mugs, magic mugs and children’s mug, to name but a few. By combining the range of designs and styles along with a customers requirements it is likely that two mug are very rarely the same.
The growth in personalised mugs does not look to be a flash in the pan trend. Either as a purchase for yourself or for a gift, a personalised mug is an affordable and unique product which allows you to create something that is perfect just for you. The only limit appears to be your imagination.
The saying that a dog is a man’s best friend is never more so true. The Mug Factory (www.themugfactory.co.uk/), one of the UK’s most popular suppliers of personalised mugs , has found that it is becoming ever more popular for pets to send their owners personalised mugs and other gifts for Mother’s Day.
dog or cat has always been seen as part of the family and part of these family occasions but now Printster is getting more unusual photos sent in for their range of personalised gifts including other animals such as rabbits, horses and parrots.
The Mug Factory offers a wide range of over 1000 gifts which are tailored to you. The mugs have proved popular for Mother’s Day as a memento for a special mum on this day.
Paul Harding, Managing Director of The Mug Factory, said, “We always sell many personalised mugs around such events as Mother’s Day. Usually these are pictures of children but it is becoming more and more popular for mugs to be sent with pictures of pets on as well as children. We are an animal loving nation and people nowadays see their pets as part of their extended family.”
About The Mug Factory
Since 2005, The Mug Factory has become one of the UK’s most popular online retailers of personalised gifts.
With an extensive range of products including mugs, t-shirts and many more exciting and unique personalised gifts, we cater for all tastes and budgets. We have a diverse range of designs and styles, enabling our customers to create truly personal gifts and treats for all occasions.
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Check out the crazy collection of printed mugs available at The Mug Factory and find that perfect gift for your loved one. Novelty designs or personalised printing, we do it all for you. At The Mug Factory in Wednesbury, West Midlands, personalised printing on mugs with great ideas is what you’ll get. Create personalised photo gifts from your favourite snaps - mugs www.themugfactory.co.uk
We take the hardwork out of creating personalised mugs and design it for you which gives you more freedom a more profesional looking mug, and were there every step of the way making sure we deliver what you want!The Mug Factory
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Everyone probably uses a mug more than once a day. From your morning coffee fix to your afternoon cup of tea, the mug is there with you through good and bad, thick and thin! We’ve been thinking that there’s got to be some more ways to use a personalised mug, and we’ve come up with some fun and functional alternatives.........
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Mugs these days come in all shapes and sizes but with technological advances and people being creative. Mugs are being used as art, historical reference to convey a message this fascinates me the humble mug being turned into an art form or a message or just a nice gift for an ex-serviceman
And why not turning something mondane into something beutifull
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