Monday, February 28, 2022

Happy Not a Leap Year! - Capell Flooring and Interiors 2022


Not a Leap Year
What day is it today? Not February 29th. #NotaLeapYear
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Sunday, February 27, 2022

Happy Pokémon Day! - Capell Flooring and Interiors 2022



 Pokémon Day
Gotta catch 'em all, today #PokémonDay
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Saturday, February 26, 2022

The Truth About Hydration | E-Neighborhood Advisor

 Happy Saturday! - Hope you have a great one!

The 8x8 rule has become a health goal for many. But when it comes to healthy skin, eyes and having bags of energy, the research tells another story, as reported in The Guardian by Amy Fleming.

Have you drunk enough water today? You might want to refill your bottle because if you wait until you feel thirsty, you may already be dehydrated. No one is sure where this advice came from, but it’s all over the internet.

“Nowadays this is not considered sensible,” says Stuart Galloway, an associate professor in physiology, exercise and nutrition at the University of Stirling. “As humans, we have this homeostatic system, so when we need water, we feel thirsty.” Drinking when you are thirsty, he says, maintains your body’s water level within about 1-2 percent of its ideal state. “For most people, this is absolutely fine. Even for athletes, a loss of around 1 percent is considered to have negligible impact upon performance. So, although thirst may not kick in until you have lost some body water, this is not necessarily a bad thing.”

As we get older, our sense of thirst can get fuzzier and that is when dehydration can become a threat. It is a similar story for children, too. So perhaps the advice to drink water before you feel thirsty was originally aimed at parents and the elderly, but now healthy adults are putting away gallons of water in a quest to be their best selves.

There is a dearth of facts when it comes to hydration. Pharmaceutical companies aren’t interested in researching the benefits of a free resource and dehydration isn’t a pressing public health issue requiring government funding. This leaves a profitable grey area for the drinks industry to exploit.

Water is, it would have us believe, a purifying fast-track to glowing skin, bright eyes and bags of energy. Galloway says detoxing with water is “a load of rubbish. Your kidneys do a very good job of sorting out what you need to retain and what you need to get rid of.”
Will water make your skin better? While dehydration isn’t good for your skin, says Bav Shergill, a consultant dermatologist and honorary senior lecturer at the University of Manchester, “Once you hit a certain level of fluid intake, providing you are healthy, any excess water will be peed out.”

Dehydration is said to be the most common cause of headaches and in 2015, Burls wrote a critical appraisal of the evidence. She concluded: “Chronic mild dehydration may trigger headaches. Increased water intake could help. A small trial shows modest benefit; however, a larger, methodologically sound, randomized controlled trial is needed to confirm efficacy.” There is that grey area again.

In the US, popular advice is to drink eight, 8-ounce glasses of water – about 2 litres – a day: the “8x8 rule” that originated from a recommendation by the nutritionist Dr Fredrick J Stare in 1974 (he actually suggested six to eight glasses).

How much you need to drink is governed by how active you are, the weather and your physiology. Tellingly, if you seek water-consumption advice from a quietly reputable US source such as Harvard Medical School, instead of the 8x8 rule, you get “four to six cups” a day for healthy adults and all beverages count. Don’t they make us pee more so we end up dehydrated?

In 2016, Galloway tested the hydrating potential of a range of drinks and found milk was even more hydrating, and effective as a hydration solution for people with diarrhea. While not a green-light to binge on high-calorie drinks, it’s good to know that other liquids still count as water intake.

How many of us are seriously dehydrated? No one knows. If we’re ingesting enough water, he adds, we should probably be going to the loo “somewhere between five and seven times a day.”
Your Flooring Consultant,
Matt Capell
Email: sales@capellinteriors.com
Phone (208) 288-0151
P.S. Here's a joke for you!
Someone asked me to name two structures that hold water. 
I was like, “well,… dam!”

Happy Letter to an Elder Day! - Capell Flooring and Interiors 2022


Letter to an Elder Day
Reach out and touch hearts this #LetterToAnElderDay
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Friday, February 25, 2022

Happy Skip the Straw Day! - Capell Flooring and Interiors 2022



Skip the Straw Day
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Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Happy Wisdom Wednesday! - Capell Flooring and Interiors February 2022


Wednesday Wisdom⁠
We all need a little #WednesdayWisdom sometimes⁠
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Sunday, February 20, 2022

Happy Love Your Pet Day! - Capell Flooring and Interiors 2022


Love Your Pet Day
Be the person your pet thinks you are #LoveYourPetDay
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Saturday, February 19, 2022

Science Proves a Truth About Dogs | E-Neighborhood Advisor

 Happy Saturday! - Hope you have a great one!

You know how your heart melts whenever a pup raises its eyebrows? That’s no accident, according to Peter Hess in Inverse magazine. While research on non-human animals has long suggested that facial expressions are involuntary, it turns out dogs may be different, and like humans, able to control their facial expressions to get what they want. Are you really surprised?

In a 2017 study published in the journal Scientific Reports, researchers tested whether dogs illustrated the “audience effect.” They found that dogs reacted with more noticeable facial expressions when humans were around than when there were no humans around, suggesting that dogs use facial expressions to voluntarily communicate.

A team of researchers at the University of Portsmouth Dog Cognition Centre devised an experiment to investigate whether dogs’ facial expressions are subject to audience effects, which simply means that they wanted to see whether dogs made different faces when they thought they weren’t being watched. This would suggest that they’re voluntarily controlling their facial expressions, changing what we know about animal behavior.

The alternative, that dogs are simply making involuntary faces that express their excitement, sadness, or anger, has been the standard view. To test these two possible explanations, researchers presented dogs with four different conditions:

• paying attention to the dog while giving it food

• paying attention to the dog but not giving it food

• giving the dog food but not paying attention

• not paying attention or giving food
Food is stimulating for dogs — as most of us know — so the researchers wanted to tell whether dogs’ reactions to food changed depending on a person’s attentiveness. This would test whether the dogs behaved differently with a person paying attention to them, and if they did, it would suggest that the differences in facial expressions are voluntary.
If dogs make faces involuntarily, they’d be expected to make the same faces when they get food alone or around people. But as you may have guessed by now, that’s not how it played out.

The authors found two main things: “First, human attentional state affected the production of dogs’ facial expressions,” they write. “Dogs produced significantly more facial expressions when the human was oriented towards them, than when the human had her back turned to the dog.” Second, and almost more interestingly, they found that the visibility of food did not affect the dogs’ behaviors.

“So, while dogs produce more facial expressions when the human is oriented towards them and in a position to communicate, the visibility of non-social but arousing stimulus (the food) did not alter their facial movements in the same way,” write the study’s authors.

Is your dog manipulating you?

It’s impossible to say if your dog is messing with your head, but this study suggests it. And it definitely provides evidence that the faces your dog makes are less about the food you have in your hand and more about getting you to do what it wants.

“Our study highlights that a non-social stimulus which has been proven to be arousing for dogs, does not have any effect on the production of their facial expressions,” write the authors.

Your dog may love you, but it’s also probably manipulating you. Let’s be real, though: You knew it in your heart all along.
Your Flooring Consultant,
Matt Capell
Email: sales@capellinteriors.com
Phone (208) 288-0151
P.S. Here's a joke for you!
What dog loves to take bubble baths? 
A shampoodle!

Celebrate Pisces Season! - Capell Flooring and Interiors 2022


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Friday, February 18, 2022

Happy Friday Mood! - Capell Flooring and Interiors February 2022



Friday Mood
That Friday kind of feeling #FridayMood
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Thursday, February 17, 2022

Happy Random Act of Kindness Day! - Capell Flooring and Interiors 2022


Random Act of Kindness Day
Kindness starts with you #KindnessDay
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Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Happy Workout Wednesday! - Capell Flooring and Interiors 2022


Workout Wednesday
Let's get ready to sweat! #WorkoutWednesday
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Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Happy Singles Awareness Day! - Capell Flooring and Interiors 2022


Singles Awareness Day
Be your own valentine! #SinglesAwarenessDay
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Monday, February 14, 2022

Happy Valentines Day! - Capell Flooring and Interiors 2022


Valentine's Day Sale
Roses are red, violets are blue. We've got a video, just for you! #ValentinesDay
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Saturday, February 12, 2022

Stop These Common Email Mistakes | E-Neighborhood Advisor

 Happy Saturday! - Hope you have a great one!

Email has been around for decades, and even though a lot of companies are moving to communication platforms like Slack, it’s not going away anytime soon. You’d think years of using the tool would make us proficient, but email is considered one of the biggest time wasters at work. Consider these tips reported in Fast Company:

Using All Caps in Your Subject Line

Skip the all-caps subject line. It’s the internet equivalent of yelling, and no one likes to be yelled at. Scammers and people trying to spam your inbox use these techniques, and they’re no longer effective.

While all caps are bad, a completely lowercase subject line is also bad. Emails that were started with a lowercase letter got a reply 28.4 percent of the time, compared to a 32.6 percent response rate for those with proper subject capitalization, according to research by Boomerang.

Unclear Subject Lines

Avoid putting something generic in the subject line, such as “Hi.” And don’t forget to change the subject line if the conversation shifts. Emails that are sent to a large group of people can often have a subject drift.

Not Using Cc and Bcc

It’s tempting to send emails with every recipient in the “to:” section, but using the “cc:” and “bcc:” fields can convey information without having to write it.

Adding people on an email in the ‘to:’ heading notes that input is expected, while ‘cc:’ informs recipients that they are being brought into the loop but that no action is required. ‘Bcc:’ lets recipients know that their involvement as bystanders is in secret.
Writing Too Much or Too Little

While writing a short email is good, it depends on the topic of the message. A big mistake is when people don’t appropriately convey the complexity of topic. Don’t be glib about a serious topic; make sure the gravity corresponds with the length of the email you’re sending. But don’t send 5,000 words if all you want is to get some pizza together.

Not Closing an Email with an Expression of Gratitude

When appropriate, close your email with an expression of gratitude, such as “Thanks” or even better “Thanks in advance.” These sign-offs increase response rate by 36 percent compared to other methods, according to Boomerang.

Sending Emails on a Monday

While it’s not wrong to send an email on Monday, people are not always in the best mood, and they’re more prone to making mistakes. Monday is the first day to start waking up early after the weekend, and people make more mistakes in their email; that affects the response rate and reflects badly. If you have to send an important email on Monday, take time to make sure it’s mistake-free.

The Boomerang study found that Monday is when people are the most negative in their subject lines, and negative emails are the least likely to get a response.

Expecting an Immediate Response

Even though sending an email is a quick and immediate process, getting an immediate reply is not guaranteed. Many people have conflated email and text messaging, and they are not the same thing. When you’re sending a non-urgent email to a coworker, it’s important to remember that they might have other things to do that may be more of an urgent issue or may not have even seen your original message yet. Living in a culture of increased instant gratification is resulting in us becoming more accustomed to it and has made people increasingly impatient.
Your Flooring Consultant,
Matt Capell
Email: sales@capellinteriors.com
Phone (208) 288-0151
P.S. Here's a joke for you!
All these people getting emails from the Prince of Nigeria. I got one from an Egyptian Pharaoh. Turned out to just be a pyramid scheme.

Happy Birthday Abraham Lincoln! - Capell Flooring and Interiors 2022


Abraham Lincoln's Birthday
The 16th president & an American hero #AbrahamLincoln
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Friday, February 11, 2022

Happy Birthday Jennifer Aniston! - Capell Flooring and Interiors 2022


Jennifer Aniston's Birthday
Happy Birthday to our favorite f•r•i•e•n•d #JenniferAniston
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Thursday, February 10, 2022

Happy Black History Month #TBT - Capell Flooring and Interiors 2022


Black History Month
Celebrating Black History Month #TBT
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Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Happy National Pizza Day! - Capell Flooring and Interiors 2022


National Pizza Day
We don't mean to be cheesy, but it's #NationalPizzaDay
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Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Happy National Kite Flying Day! - Capell Flooring and Interiors 2022


National Kite-Flying Day
Let's go fly a kite! #NationalKiteFlyingDay
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Monday, February 7, 2022

Happy Monday Motivation! - Capell Flooring and Interiors 2022


Monday Motivation
Monday is a state of mind #MondayMotivation
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Sunday, February 6, 2022

Happy Birthday Bob Marley! - Capell Flooring and Interiors 2022


Bob Marley's Birthday
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Saturday, February 5, 2022

Easy, Romantic Valentine’s Dinner | E-Neighborhood Advisor

 Happy Saturday! - Hope you have a great one!

For all the couples who prefer a cozy night in to making reservations out for Valentine's Day, here is recipe from Delish that is a step above your usual weeknight dinner, without being crazy-hard to make.

Creamy Tuscan Chicken

Be sure to have some crusty bread on hand because this sauce is KILLER. When it comes to chicken breast recipes, it’s hard to beat this one.

Ingredients
1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp. dried oregano
3 tbsp. butter
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 c. cherry tomatoes, halved
3 c. baby spinach
1/2 c. heavy cream
1/4 c. freshly grated Parmesan
Lemon wedges, for serving
Directions

1. In a skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add chicken and season with salt, pepper, and oregano. Cook until golden and no longer pink, 8 minutes per side. Remove from skillet and set aside.
2. In the same skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add cherry tomatoes and season with salt and pepper. Cook until tomatoes are beginning to burst then add spinach and cook until spinach is beginning to wilt.
3. Stir in heavy cream and parmesan and bring mixture to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and simmer until sauce is slightly reduced, about 3 minutes. Return chicken to skillet and cook until heated through, 5 to 7 minutes.
4. Serve with lemon wedges.

Pair with a simple pasta or some crusty bread and some fresh asparagus, you can’t go wrong. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Your Flooring Consultant,
Matt Capell
Email: sales@capellinteriors.com
Phone (208) 288-0151
P.S. Here's a joke for you!
What did the paper clip say to the magnet? 
I find you very attractive.

Happy Black History Month! - Capell Flooring and Interiors 2022


Black History Month
Build on a proud tradition #BlackHistoryMonth
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Thursday, February 3, 2022

Happy Optimist Day! - Capell Flooring and Interiors 2022

Optimist Day
Find the beauty in every day #OptimistDay
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Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Happy Groundhog Day! - Capell Flooring and Interiors 2022


Groundhog Day
Our groundhog sees a cool fact #GroundhogDay
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Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Welcome to February 2022 | Capell Flooring and Interiors

   


Dear Friends,

You don’t have to wait for Cupid to appear to show a little love for yourself – and for your home. A change in flooring can make a huge difference in the look and feel of a room. From the cozy luxury of ultra-plush carpeting to the upscale appeal (and easy maintenance!) of hardwood or tile, flooring can really make a difference. If you’re ready to fall in love with your flooring all over again, come on in to visit us at Capell Flooring. Our dedicated designers and expert installers will help you create the best look and feel for your space.

We wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day as you enjoy this month’s edition of the Neighborhood Advisor. Even in the frozen days and nights of February, those candy hearts and bright red roses are at least a reminder that there are warmer times ahead.  

We hope you have a great February, and we’ll see you next month!

Your friend,

Matt Capell

Happy Chinese New Year! - Capell Flooring and Interiors 2022


Chinese New Year
Time to celebrate the Year of the Tiger #ChineseNewYear
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