Small Food Processors and Other Food Processors
This website has information about a variety of different food processors and by a wide range of different brands, with information on which are the best and lowest price food processors on the market today.
Small Food Processors are convenient little food processors that are about 3 cups in size. They are great for prep work in the kitchen or for making salad dressing or chopping up spices. Most of these are easy to use and easy to clean without many parts. They also fit nicely in the dish washer.
Juicer Processor is usually bought for its juicing capability, but it is also works as a food processor to make nut butter, ice cream and pasta. And some food processors have a juicer built in. These are great multifunction appliances.
Viking Food Processor is made by the company that makes the great stoves. There food processor is a mix between a commercial and a home appliance--similar to their stoves. It has a nice commercial look to it. This would look great in any modern kitchen.
Commercial Food Processors are made for high volume hard work. One of the great features of the best of them is the continuous feed. Also they can use many different types of cutting plates--One has 34.
Food Juicer comes in electric and manual styles. This are different from your standare food processor. Some even look like an old metal meat grinder. You might be surprised to learn that many of the manual ones are more expensive than the electric models.
So if you are looking for food processors and juicers you've come to the right place with plenty of information on various styles and prices to help you in finding the model that will work best for your needs.
Family Mediation - Questions and AnswersBy Jean M Smith
What is Family Mediation?
Family mediation is an Alternative Dispute Resolution technique that is used to resolve issues that are experienced between family members. The mediation process allows both parties to have confidential dialogue and to reach an agreement between the disputants with the assistance of a mediator, or neutral person. The mediator, being impartial, cannot advise you on what you should or should not accept with regards to possible solutions, but will work as a catalyst clarifying legal issues keeping the lines of communication open.
What Type of Issues may be Covered by Mediation?
Family mediation techniques can involve disputes post separation or divorce such as child custody or ownership disputes as well as such issues as elder mediation which relates to dealing with elderly family members. Other family disputes that can benefit from mediation include land disputes and finances. Additional issues include pet allocation, addressing the welfare of ill family members as well as visitation rights if one parent finds themselves in unacceptable living arrangements post divorce.
How Long Do Mediation Usually Take?
As a general rule of thumb, mediations will take no longer than three hours, however, this is up to the discretion of the mediator and how they feel the proceedings are moving along. If it appears that a resolution is just around the corner, they will continue until it is achieved. If however, there seems to be many more issues to deal with, then additional sessions may be scheduled. Many mediations reach a conclusion between three and six hours. At this point if there is no agreement, the mediator may conclude that other techniques may need to be implemented or that the case requires more formal attention.
How Confidential is the Process?
While most of what is said during the mediation process is held in the strictest of confidence, it is important to note that financial information can be made public if the case were to go before a court. Information divulged during the mediation process cannot be used in court unless both the parties involved have agreed to it. During the mediation process itself, caucus or private sessions between one party and the mediator, may be called by either party. The information divulged during this caucus is entirely confidential and may not be used in the mediation unless permission is granted.
If an Agreement is Reached, How is it Enforced?
In the event that an agreement is reached by both the parties which is mutually satisfactory, a summary will be written up which must then be presented to a solicitor. The solicitor will then compile an agreement based on the summary which is legally binding and will request that both parties sign the agreement. The initial summary written up by the mediator is not a legally binding contract, but a contract of good faith. It is only made legal once a legal representative turns it into a binding contract.
Are Mediators Legal Representatives?
Although it is becoming commonplace for mediators to have a legal background and for many of them to have a very good understanding of the legal process, some people feel that the nature of mediation is very different to the confrontational nature of court proceedings and prefer to work with mediators who are not qualified lawyers, but rather paralegals who have trained in mediation and have an excellent understanding of the legal system.
Where Can Find Quality Advice on Family Mediation?
Finding specific information on alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services and mediation services will help you to see if these types of services can be of benefit to you and our video library will give you insights into civil, elder, community, divorce, child custody mediations and more. Finding the right service that can specifically deal with your particular conflict issues including workplace, marriage, family and peer conflict will dramatically enhance the success rate of the mediation outcome. To find the right family mediation service visit our Family Mediation Guide.
Jean is a senior mediation researcher for http://www.mediationprocess.org. She and her team have collated information to compile an easy to understand guide to the various types of mediation and how each process can facilitiate finding solutions to conflicts experienced by all walks of life.
Why You Need Austin Professional Painting
In the past, any one would go and buy the painting equipment and paint their house but of late, there is need to hire a house painter to work on your house. It is now wise to use a house painter when you want to change the look of your house.
The Austin house painter doesn't just carry out his job without following procedure of making necessary repairs and giving an excellent final coat.
You may wonder what a house painter does exactly. Their job is actually well defined and there are steps they follow when painting a house.
A house painter will usually come and visit the house you want to paint and find out what really needs to be done. His work is however made easier if it's a new house that hasn't been painted before since it will just need a first coat.
When one has to repair an old house, they may have to incur some costs as regards repairs and carpentry changes and when the painter carries out a check, they can then quote for you the fee to be paid before the work is done.
After a conclusion is reached on the funding, the painter can then choose what material to use and where to buy it.
For old houses, it is necessary to scrap off the old coating and after this the wall has to be washed well to ensure that no dirt is left and this is very crucial for good results. When this is done, the painter checks the wall again.
There is need to repair all the damages on the wall should there be any because if this isn't done, the new painting will wear off within a short period of time. This should be well observed by theAustin house painter and he should fix all these cracks and damages to ensure perfect work.
High-Conflict Marriages and Their Impact on Children - What the Research Says
So many people stuck in dreadful marriages feel they simply must stay for the children. But what if your marriage is characterized by chronic screaming, actual hatred, controlling behaviors and emotional abuse? It's starting to seem much clearer that you may not be doing your children a service by staying in such a situation just for them.
Despite some of the more 'positive research,' if we can call it that, that I address in another article, on divorce's impact on children, there is still a general societal sense--and research to back it up--that divorce is difficult on children. [See the November 5, 2005 New York Times article by Tamar Levin entitled "Poll Says Even Quiet Divorces Effect Children's Paths," for one example.]
But the question we need to address here is not that of 'quiet divorces' and low-conflict marriages that are sometimes termed 'good-enough marriages.' Rather it is what is the impact of high inter-parental conflict on the children, even among intact families.
In a somewhat older but still relevant paper, Donna Morrison from the Georgetown Public Policy Institute and Department of Demography at Georgetown University and Mary Jo Coiro from the Department of Health Policy and Management at Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health wrote that separation and divorce are indeed associated with increases in behavior problems in children. "However," they continue in their paper entitled "Parental Conflict and Marital Disruption: Do Children Benefit When High-Conflict Marriages Are Dissolved?" in The Journal of Marriage and the Family (August, 1999), "in marriages that do not break up, high levels of marital conflict are associated with even greater increases in children's behavior problems" [italics mine].
Even further, they write, "Indeed, the adverse effect of frequent marital quarrels is larger than the deleterious effect of separation and divorce."
I saw it again when sociologists Alan Booth and Paul Amato from Pennsylvania State University asserted in their February 2001 article in the same publication, entitled "Parental Predivorce Relations and Offspring Postdivorce Well-Being," that "...divorce among high conflict couples appears to have a relatively benign or even beneficial effect."
But wait--there's more!
David Mechanic and Stephen Hansell, sociologists at Rutgers University, found in a March 1989 study [decades ago, when divorce retained more of its bad name than it does today] entitled "Divorce, Family Conflict and Adolescents' Well-Being," published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior "...that those [children] in high-conflict, married families had significantly poorer adjustment than those in low-conflict, divorced families."
AND, Constance Gager, Associate Professor of Child and Family Studies at Montclair State University, said in a June 30, 2010, interview with livescience.com entitled "Divorce Not Always Bad for Kids" that "[t]he basic implication is, 'Don't stay together for the sake of the children if you're in a high conflict marriage.'"
In other words, if you're a parent staying in a high-conflict marriage just for your children, you may be doing them absolutely no service at all. If you're living in a high conflict divorce, with significant amounts of screaming and yelling, with emotional and verbal abuse, the answer to should you stay or should you go, if you're considering your children, might just well be a vote for the "go" side.By Candida Abrahamson Ph.D. mediation techniques