Month: November 2017

How to Choose the Most Comfortable Work Boots

Building a foundation for worker safety begins in the ground, and this is the most important fundamental points of making high-quality work boots. Several workers do not identify how necessary safety shoes are on their job. Then, they choose a pair of shoes randomly or they just stay focused on the price or look only.

Understand your needs

There are many working boots available out there on the current market. Furthermore, these shoes also have high-end technologies and greatest features to build the comfort and safety. Nonetheless, knowing your needs is extremely important to choose the most comfortable work boots.

On the one hand, identifying the safety features in a pair of work boots is equivalent to selecting the best boots for your needs. Be sure to know all safety outfit requirements for a specific project or task.

Recognize some specific points in a safety pair of working boots

Secure toes

The working environment of a worker is usually wrought with dangerous surfaces. Wearing the proper protective toe is crucial for making sure you have the most comfortable work boots.

In general, there are three major kinds of protective toes based on its materials – steel, composite, and aluminum. Workers should select a safety toe through the working environment and needs.

In fact, steel shoes are the conventional option for all protective toe caps with the heaviest and most durable. When you feel uncomfortable with the steel insert, on the other hand, steel toes ought to withstand temperature better than other safety choices.

With aluminum toes, these are lightweight protection and they still meet the safety standard of the ANSI or the ASTM. For those who want to have lightweight shoes, you can think of these toes as they are thicker than steel toes.

And with composite toes, they are made carbon fiber, plastic or Kevlar. They also are lighter than steel toes, but these are thicker and bulkier.

Another great point of these composite toes is providing safety footwear thanks to the temperature-resistant feature. Moreover, they are non-metallic so that workers are safe on working a metal environment.  


Like any shoes, working boots also is one of the most important factors to decide before purchasing. A pair of durable work boots needs to withstand any kind of tough hazard which contains the working environment.

You probably wonder how long the most comfortable work boots last. In general, working boots have about 10 thousand steps and 10 thousand flexes each day when you need to carry heavy objects or operating big and large machinery. These provide you many years to continue to use.

Thanks to solid protection and slippery-resistant sole, your feel still protected and prevented many dangerous objects from risky hazards such as water, acid, oil, puddles, acidic spills, etc.

On the flip side, you need to maintain your pair of shoes to build the durability and make you feel comfortable for a while usage.

Wash working boots is a good idea as you need to remove odors and microbes. However, be sure to dry your shoes carefully before wearing them again. Do not use too many detergents as these will decrease the quality of the entire materials and get dangerous to your feet.  

Fit issues

After leaving your work environment, you feel tired at all. However, your feet ought to have blisters, abrasions, sore, etc. because uncomfortable pair of shoes or you missed out the fit issues when purchasing.

Wearing too-tight shoes can cause many foot problems such as blisters, corns, etc. The wrong fit also makes your toe box from the toe cap. Leather boots will make you more comfortable while a pair of shoes with steel toes tight your feet totally.  

Selecting the right size is crucial for your health on a regular basis without much hassle. For this reason, you should try on a boot for the first time by walking and stepping in a matter seconds.

Changed working boots when necessary

Most of the workers purchase a pair of working boots only and have them until they fell apart. Instead of applying this method, you should have additional boots to change when necessary. This way is suitable for those who have smell problem on their feet as they need to wash their shoes on a regular basis. Your shoes will be more durable and your feet also feel comfortable.  


Weight, flexibility, and performance are the three common points that display a solid construction of the working boots. The latest models also have comfortable and lightweight in their good points as you can see in many shoes on the market nowadays. Do not forget to look for the materials in each part of the shoes when considering the product.


For those who have some feet issues after working in the tough hazards will understand the importance of getting a comfortable pair of shoes. It is a daunting task indeed that you need to take time to consider all factors of working boots before purchasing.

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How to pick the best night sight for Glock

Shooting in the dark with your Glock is something we never really think about but still have to prepare for it. When the time comes and you must defend yourself and loves ones, you don’t want to be caught off guard. That is why having the best night sight for Glock around as a precaution is a good idea. With luck, you may rest easy knowing you got what it takes for the job without actually use it for once.  In the case you can use a couple hints on how to make a logical and informed choice then you come to the right place. Read through the below and make a wise decision.

There is an assortment of Glock night sights on the market with distinct characteristics for different needs and requirements. It’s essential you don’t make your purchase on a whim since that can cost you a lot of negligible gains.  Take it slow and steady, decide the features and qualities you need in a night sight before you head to the shop. This should keep you from getting lost and confused by a flood of products later on. As long as you follow this principle, you can certainly obtain something which satisfies you in every way.

Things you need to consider

As with anything else, it worth the effort to check out the aspects of the products and compare them to one another. Due to people preferences, many may think a certain sight is good enough for the task while the rest feel otherwise. Each sight got its pros and cons so it’s vital you go after a suitable and practical option. The last thing you want to do is a flashy sight which you have little use or unreliable on the field. Now, let take a look at what you have to check and exam on a sight. Do this step throughout and you won’t be disappointed with your choice.  

  • Price and quality.

Your budget has quite an influence on the kind of a sight you can buy but the product price tag is important nerveless. Of course, you want to a buy something fit your pocket and it’s perfectly understandable too. However, cheap products usually not going to last for long and their performances are mediocre at best. For a product that can be the decisive factor in a critical situation, you better make a careful and well-thought purchase. You don’t have to get the most expensive stuff but remember: A product quality is more or less related to its price.

This is where a compromise will take place so you can own a decent product for an affordable cost. Look into your wallet and decide the highest amount of money you are willing to spend on a Glock night sight. Keep the number in mind when you go down other criteria and at the end, you can grab a fairly nice product. This can’t get you a top of the line but it did result in a sight with an acceptable price.  

  • Effectiveness

It’s obvious that whatever you get must be of use to you or it’s simply a waste of money. The sight you choose should be able to function normally in the designed light condition and up to your liking. After properly mounted, it must stay completely still without being affected by the recoil of the gun.  Imagine how the sight would perform in real life and make your decision accordingly.

  • Endurance

If you are going buy a sight, at least make sure it can stick around for some time. Getting high-quality products is only worth it if it is durable. A fragile sight which can’t handle a bit rough might not be a good choice. Inspect the sight carefully so you can be sure it doesn’t prone to cracking or leaking.

  • Operation

A complex sight with complicated activation is ill-advised.  When you need to use your Glock in a nighttime emergency, you want to turn on the sight quickly and easily. If you can fully grasp how a sight work and the way to use it then simply check out other product to save time.  

Test out the sight

So you have made up your mind and finally decide on one particular sight. The next thing to do here is to see if it works as you like or not. The best to do it is to go through several magazines and check the result with your own eyes. There are three primary tests in order to ensure your night sight is up to specs and ready to be used.

  • Basic

Just equip your Glock with the sight and shoot a couple of rounds in a normal light condition. It helps you get the feel of the new sight since it can be quite a difference from the gun original one. Before you go over to night shooting, you need to get used to the change first. Increase the distance after a few magazines.

  • Low light

When you got all comfortable with the sight then it’s time to step up the difficulty. Now you shall check out the sight performance in a low light condition. Compare the results of your shooting to the basic one by ranges and decide whether the sight performance is consistent or not. If they are approximately the same then the sight seems to be a great buy

  • Dark

In this final test, your shooting skill is just as important as the sight quality. Proceed just as the above but this time you also need to determine the distance that you can shoot accurately in nighttime.


And that should be enough for the basics of how to pick the best night sight for Glock, not too difficult, right? The process of picking a good product can be hard if you have little knowledge about it. But if you can manage to follow the guide above, you can easily get a suitable night sight with a satisfied performance.

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OCT 24 – ESB-MACC Día de los Muertos

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2-7 p.m.
Emma S. Barrientos-Mexican American Cultural Center

In 2015, the City of Austin’s Emma S. Barrientos-Mexican American Cultural Center will have a variety of activities associated with their 6th annual Día de Los Muertos event, including sugar skull making, altar building, and a car show. The annual Día de Los Muertos event will be held on October 24, from 2-7 p.m., at the ESB-MACC.

This is the largest annual event at the ESB-MACC and is free, open to the public and a great outing for families (feel free to bring chairs). The event will also include live music and entertainment, family art activities, a costume contest and more.

6th Annual Día de Los Muertos Car and Bike Show
ESB-MACC invites you to participate in their annual Day of the Dead celebration by displaying your custom or classic car or bike. This colorful community event grows every year, and it continues to provide an opportunity to celebrate Latino culture. Altars are also suggested and may be placed inside or outside a vehicle. Display your pride and car or bike this year for a chance to win a special prize.

Ofrenda (Altar) Building
For the annual Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration, the ESB-MACC invites you to install a temporary altar outside along the perimeter of the zócalo. Día de Los Muertos is an indigenous Mexican holiday that celebrates the life cycle. As part of this tradition, altars, or ofrendas, are built to commemorate loved ones who have passed away including family, friends, or even well-known leaders and activists. Ofrendas can also function as artworks in their own right.

The ritualistic and artistic processes involved in the creation and display of the ofrendas and their components continue to initiate storytelling and discussion. Please join in celebrating and honoring the dead through the living tradition of ofrenda building this year. If you would like to participate by building an altar, please go to the website, download and complete the participation form.

Sugar Skull Making Workshops
The Día de Los Muertos program at ESB-MACC has been presented since its opening in 2007. Look for family activities on their website such as Día de Los Muertos Monotypes classes, mask making classes and sugar skull making workshops, and an altar building specialty workshop.

Learn the traditional art of sugar skull making during hands-on workshops, where both children and adults are invited to help create sugar skulls for this annual event. Participants will learn more about the significance of Día de Los Muertos and the beginning process of the sugar skull construction. Participants will receive a complimentary sugar skull kit to decorate at home.

2015 Schedule:
Oct. 3: Sugar Skull Making – 10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
Oct. 10: Sugar Skull Making – 10:30 a.m.
Call 512-974-3785 to register for the free event.

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OCT 17 – Easter Seals Central Texas Día de los Muertos Festival

Saturday, Oct. 17, noon-10 p.m.
Fiesta Gardens

Easter Seals Central Texas invites you to the 3rd Annual Día de Los Muertos Festival on Saturday, Oct. 17, from noon-10 p.m. at Fiesta Gardens West End, 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St.

The annual fundraiser helps Easter Seals Central Texas support children and adults with disabilities within Central Texas.

The highlight of the festival is a combination of vibrant, rhythmic Latin, rock, and pop music and cultural performances featuring headliner Emilio Navaira, who has charted more than 10 singles on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks charts in addition to six singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts. Emilio is also one of the few Tejano artists to have significant success in both the United States and Mexico, and has been called the “Garth Brooks of Tejano.”

Music and performer additions to the line-up feature local and international artists including La Vida Bohéme, Son de Rey, Kinski, Son Armado, Devin Banda, Grupo de Danza Mexica-chichimeca de Austin, Roy Lozano’s Ballet Folklorico de Texas and DJ Frank Castle. Everyone will be able to join in a special parade led by Austin Samba School and Las Monas.

The day’s events feature a full day Día de Los Muertos experience with live music, cultural performances, Kid’s Zone activities, vendors, food, and drink. The community (individuals or groups) is invited to participate in a special tradition of the holiday with a “build your own altar” contest at the festival with awards presented on site.

The event benefits Easter Seals Central Texas, which has served the community for over 78 years. Tod Marvin, President, and CEO said, “We were thrilled with the continued success of this event. It is exciting to see Austin embrace a fun, family-friendly celebration of music, food, and culture in such a big way and an event where proceeds support a great mission of helping people with disabilities live independently. Pairing live music with the observance of Día de Los Muertos truly reflects Austin’s cultural diversity and our ‘unique’ personality. We are privileged to be present at this celebration of life.”

VIP tickets and $15 pre-sale general are available online at Kids 12 and under get in free with a paid adult ticket. The event benefits local nonprofit Easter Seals Central Texas which provides support and resources for children and adults with disabilities.

The Presenting Sponsor for the Festival is EZPAWN. Other sponsors include William Gammon Insurance, United Healthcare, Superior HealthPlan, Google Fiber, H-E-B, El Jimador Tequila, CLS Partners, HPI Real Estate Services, Seton Healthcare Family and Esquivel Events. Media sponsors include KUT/KUTX, Univision Austin TV and Radio, El Mundo Newspaper, Austin American Statesman, Austin, ¡Ahora Sí! And Do512.

Since 1937, Easter Seals Central Texas (ESCT) has been a leading provider of patient-centered services and support for children and adults with disabilities, their families, and caregivers. We are a locally funded and locally governed non-profit organization based in Austin and currently serving 8,500 clients in 21 Central Texas counties.

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Austin Días de los Muertos 2015

Austin Días de Los Muertos 2015

Oct. 17 – Nov. 7

With Austin’s growing pool of Día de los Muertos events, the Mexican holiday is observed in Texas’ capital like nowhere else. As the epicenter of all things Día de los Muertos, ubiquitous combinations of parties, processions and vigils will celebrate our heritage and culture from mid-October to the first week of November.

Día de los Muertos is observed locally with activities taking place in cultural centers, parks, museums, music venues, shops, restaurants, schools and other locales. Organizers have prepared a number of festivities in a continued joint effort to promote Día de los Muertos as a signature event.

Austin has embraced the indigenous Mexican holiday in all its rich cultural and artistic traditions since 1984, when Mexic-Arte Museum first marked the day with a community-wide, participatory festival in downtown Austin. Reinterpreting and creating Day of the Dead events has connected the community in the present with long held practices that bring the past to life, making it part of Austin’s present.

This year, Austin Días de los Muertos will blend Halloween merriment with the cultural significance and gravity of Día de los Muertos from Oct. 17-Nov. 7.

About Día de los Muertos

The Day of the Dead is a Mexican and Mexican American holiday now celebrated around the world whose intricate history is intertwined with the history of Mexico and Mexican culture. Practiced on November 1-2, the Day of the Dead is a period during which the graves of loved ones are decorated, special foods like mole and pan de muerto are made, ofrendas are built to honor the dead, and special festivals and processions are held.

The Day of the Dead has its origins in ancient Mesoamerican cultures that blended with those of the Spanish who arrived in Mexico in the early 1500s. During the early 20th century, Mexican artist José Guadalupe Posada popularized the skeleton images associated with the holiday by his humorous drawings of calaveras, thereby establishing a uniquely Mexican style of art. Later, the Chicano Movement embraced the Day of the Dead as a way to recover pre-Hispanic and Mexican identities.

November 1, called “Día de los Angelitos” (day of the little angels), is dedicated to the souls of deceased children, while November 2 is set aside for the souls of adults. Before the observances, families may clean their homes to prepare for the arrival of the souls of their loved ones. Many also visit cemeteries to decorate the graves of the dead with their favorite items and flowers. Graves and ofrendas are decorated with papel picado, photographs, cherished objects, marigolds (cempasúchitl), and skeletons made of paper or clay. Food and drink are placed on the ofrendas for the dead. It is believed the dead enjoy the tastes and smells of the food.

Today, the Day of the Dead projects a healthy, humorous, and celebratory view of life and death as unique as the history from which it came. The holiday continues to be celebrated by not only Mexicans and Mexican Americans, but people from Latin America, Europe, the United States and other countries, from Asia to Africa, which have similar traditions of remembering deceased family members.

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2015 Austin Days of the Dead Calendar

2015 Austin Días de los Muertos Calendar
Easter Seals
Saturday, Oct. 17, noon-10 p.m.
Fiesta Gardens

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2-7 p.m.
Emma S. Barrientos-Mexican American Cultural Center

Austin Pets Alive!

Tricks and Treats Gala

Sunday, Oct. 25, 5-9 p.m.


Hyatt Regency Austin

208 Barton Springs Road


Austin Symphony
Sunday, Oct. 25, 3 p.m.
Long Center’s Dell Hall

Water 2 Wine

Spooktacular Story Themed Dinner and Wine Pairing

Date: October 28th
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Space is limited to 15 People
Price: $35

4036 South Lamar, Suite 100, Austin, Texas 78704

For tickets:

Mexic-Arte Museum
Saturday, Oct. 31, noon-8 p.m.
Mexic-Arte Museum

Central Market
Saturday, Oct. 31, 6-9 p.m.
Central Market (4001 North Lamar)

Planet K
Saturday, Oct. 31, 9:30 p.m.
Krieg Baseball Fields

The University of Texas at Austin
Monday, Nov. 2, 6-9 p.m.
2400 Inner Campus Drive

Round Rock
Saturday, Nov. 7, 4-9 p.m.
Prete Main Street Plaza

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