Ford’s All New Active Park Assist Makes Parallel Parking a Worry of the Past

Posted: January 31st, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: truck, vehicle | No Comments »

The often stressful and frustrating task of parallel parking can now be as easy as pressing a button, thanks to an exclusive technology from Ford called active park assist.

The innovative technology – an affordable option on the Ford Focus, Explorer, Escape, Flex, Lincoln MKS and Lincoln MKT – uses an ultrasonic-based sensing system and electric power-assisted steering (EPAS) to position the vehicle for parallel parking, calculate the optimal steering angle and quickly steer the vehicle into a parking spot. With the touch of a button, drivers can parallel park quickly, easily and safely without ever touching the steering wheel. This is another example of exclusive Ford technology that makes the driving experience easier and more enjoyable for customers.

Active park assist uses sensors on the front and rear of the vehicle to guide the vehicle into a parking space. The technology is a major leap forward in speed and ease of use compared with the camera-reliant systems offered by competitors, including a video camera-based system offered by Lexus. Fords system requires less driver interface and reduces the risk of selecting a parking spot that is too tight. Ford’s active park assist also works in downhill parking situations, unlike competing systems.

Gym Locker Room Etiquette Rules

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Locker Room Etiquette

...By Karli Taylor

As if there weren’t enough etiquette rules to remember during your workout, believe it or not, there are even more that apply to locker room behavior! The basic premise behind all of the following rules is this: the locker room is not your own private bathroom!

  • Don't take a long, luxurious shower if people are waiting. Try to limit your shower to 5 minutes during peak morning hours as many people are in a rush to get to work.
  • Make sure that you remove all your shower supplies- even empty containers.
  • Don’t forget to reach down and clean your hair from the drain- think about how you would feel if you stepped in to see someone else’s locks!
  • Don't hog the mirror or the power outlets. Keep your toiletries confined to a small area and plug in only long enough to get the job done.
  • Wipe off the counter and the area around the sink when you are done- don’t leave hair, soap scum or make-up residue for someone else to deal with.
  • Don't take up three lockers worth of space and spread your clothing over the entire bench.
  • Don't leave your belongings in lockers overnight unless you have permission from your gym to do so. Most gyms empty out lockers at the end of every day and won't guarantee the safe return of your personal items.
  • Wear a towel. Though you may be comfortable with your body, others may be uncomfortable with having to look at it.

Whether it’s in the locker room or out on the gym floor, being respectful of your fellow gym members will make for a pleasant experience for everyone.

What Does Your Apartment Say About You

Posted: January 30th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »


People communicate who they are everyday with their style of clothes, what they eat, the type of cars they drive, and how they choose to decorate their apartment. You can really learn a lot about a person by observing what they have in their apartment. What does your apartment say about you?

Are you into large over-sized couches and lazy boy chairs that scream comfy? How about something exotic which displays pieces from around the world expressing your love of travel? If that is not it do you prefer decor that is a style which speaks to your trendy nature? Maybe everything in your apartment is mix and match pieces, hand me downs, and décor pieces you just thought were cool and unusual. People are walking statements, so make your apartment a statement by making your living domain the best reflection of you. For tips to transform your apartment click here.

What is your Apartment’s Personality

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If you walked into my college dorm room you probably thought I was boring. Nowadays, if you were to walk into my apartment you probably think I am stylish, trendy, outgoing, and that I like to entertain or host parties. Your apartment décor is an expression of your personality. Does your apartment do your personality justice? If you think your apartment décor is sending the wrong message about you it is time to update your décor.                          

If you are a person who enjoys the sounds of nature, retreating to paradise, and being in a tranquil environment a water element will suit your apartment and your personality. You can purchase an affordable fountain for under $25 at Target. They have several fountains you can choose from that are perfect for almost any room. If you enjoy infusing different cultures into your décor style you can purchase an Asian or Moroccan inspired fountain.

More Ways to Update Your Apartment

Habersham Marketplace Chili Cookoff

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Who doesn’t enjoy a good bowl of chili? The weather is cold so what better way to warm up than with a nice big bowl of beefy chili? Well, this Saturday you can have several big bowls of chili at the Habersham Marketplace Chili Cookoff. Taste some of the best chili around town prepared by local chefs and residents. If you are thinking no one has better chili than your momma than tell her to come out Saturday to compete for the best chili. This is an all day event that has great entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. Spend a day eating delicous chili, listening to live music, and enjoying the Habersham Marketplace shops and street vendors. Come out for a spicy good time.

What: Habersham Marketplace Chili Cookoff

Where: Habersham Marketplace in Beaufort

Time: 1P.M. – 4P.M.

Admission: Adults $10 Children 12 and under are FREE.

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See you there!