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How To Put On CEP Compression Socks

CEP, a leader in compression sportswear, has set the standard in compression technology in the few years they've been in the market. Designing compression socks and clothing for athletes of all levels, CEP is now a go-to name for the best in sports compression goods.

Here, Michael from CEP shows you the correct way to put on your compression socks.

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How To Place a Bet on the Kentucky Derby

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Planning to attend the Derby this year?  There is one thing you will definitely want to do before the big race: place a bet!

Once you approach the betting window, be sure to follow these simple steps to ensure your bet is placed properly:

 1. State the name of the track where the race is being held.   Remember there are many tracks around the world that are operating on any given day, so clarifying which track you're referring to is important.  If you’re at the Kentucky Derby, then you’ll want to say, “Churchill”.

 2. Present the race number you're betting on.  Typically, there are anywhere between 9 and 12 races ran per day, so make sure you get the race number correct.

 3. Specify the dollar amount of your wager and the type of bet you’re placing.  Many tracks offer different types of wagers.  Some of the easiest for beginners are "win", "place", and "show" bets.  For one of these three bets the amount you wager is the amount you pay the teller.

 *Beware that the money you wager doesn’t always equal the total cost for the bet.  For instance, if you were to place a $2 bet on what is called a "trifecta wheel", with the winner over three “wheeled” second or third place picks, the total cost to you would be $12.  When you “wheel” your bet, your odds of winning are increased, hence the additional $10.  With this bet, you would only win what the official $2 trifecta payout was according to the final odds after the race is over.

Remember:  When mentioning the horses you want to bet on, be sure to refer to the numbers that are listed in the racing program, and not their actual names. 

 Once you’ve completed these steps, the teller will print out the ticket.  Double-check your ticket to make sure it’s what you wanted. Now you’re ready to sit back, sip your Mint Julep, and watch the race, hopefully finding a little horse-player luck.

 Helpful Hints:

- Remember to have fun with betting, do your research, and understand the risk involved before gambling.

- Always have your bet written down before you approach the betting window. This ensures you won’t forget, and you won’t hold up the line behind you.  A good place to write it down is your program.

- Be sure to bring cash.  Churchill is cash only betting, but if you forget, they do have ATM’s there for your convenience.

- If you're not able to make it out in person there is always the online betting option that may cost you a small fee to set up, but usually includes free live streaming video of every race.

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How To Place a Bet on the Kentucky Derby

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Planning to attend the Derby this year?  There is one thing you will definitely want to do before the big race: place a bet!

Once you approach the betting window, be sure to follow these simple steps to ensure your bet is placed properly:

 1. State the name of the track where the race is being held.   Remember there are many tracks around the world that are operating on any given day, so clarifying which track you're referring to is important.  If you’re at the Kentucky Derby, then you’ll want to say, “Churchill”.

 2. Present the race number you're betting on.  Typically, there are anywhere between 9 and 12 races ran per day, so make sure you get the race number correct.

 3. Specify the dollar amount of your wager and the type of bet you’re placing.  Many tracks offer different types of wagers.  Some of the easiest for beginners are "win", "place", and "show" bets.  For one of these three bets the amount you wager is the amount you pay the teller.

 *Beware that the money you wager doesn’t always equal the total cost for the bet.  For instance, if you were to place a $2 bet on what is called a "trifecta wheel", with the winner over three “wheeled” second or third place picks, the total cost to you would be $12.  When you “wheel” your bet, your odds of winning are increased, hence the additional $10.  With this bet, you would only win what the official $2 trifecta payout was according to the final odds after the race is over.

Remember:  When mentioning the horses you want to bet on, be sure to refer to the numbers that are listed in the racing program, and not their actual names. 

 Once you’ve completed these steps, the teller will print out the ticket.  Double-check your ticket to make sure it’s what you wanted. Now you’re ready to sit back, sip your Mint Julep, and watch the race, hopefully finding a little horse-player luck.

 Helpful Hints:

- Remember to have fun with betting, do your research, and understand the risk involved before gambling.

- Always have your bet written down before you approach the betting window. This ensures you won’t forget, and you won’t hold up the line behind you.  A good place to write it down is your program.

- Be sure to bring cash.  Churchill is cash only betting, but if you forget, they do have ATM’s there for your convenience.

- If you're not able to make it out in person there is always the online betting option that may cost you a small fee to set up, but usually includes free live streaming video of every race.

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How To Clean Your Ugg Boots

Hi, my name is Katrina and I'm here to show you how to clean your dirty Ugg boots. Step one is to dampen the boot with clean water. Step two is to mix the Ugg cleaner conditioner with clean water. Please make sure you mix evenly and use equal amounts of the cleaner and clean water. Step three is to take a clean sponge, dip it into the mix and gently scrub the boot focusing on soiled areas. Please be careful not to apply the full concentrated cleaner onto the boots. Also, be sure not to scrub too hard as this could damage the delicate sheep skin. When you're done wipe up any excess moisture with a clean paper towel. To finish the process you want to stuff the boot with either a paper towel or some newspaper so the boot keep a shape. And you'll need to put it in a dark place to dry for twenty-four hours. Don't put it directly in the sunlight. We suggest putting it in the closet, with no skeletons. Once the boots are dry, finish off by brushing them with a clean Nubuck brush, brushing in one direction only. This will revive the boots and make them look like new. So clean up those dirty Uggs with our Ugg cleaner and you'll look fabulous!

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How To Clean Your Ugg Boots

Hi, my name is Katrina and I'm here to show you how to clean your dirty Ugg boots. Step one is to dampen the boot with clean water. Step two is to mix the Ugg cleaner conditioner with clean water. Please make sure you mix evenly and use equal amounts of the cleaner and clean water. Step three is to take a clean sponge, dip it into the mix and gently scrub the boot focusing on soiled areas. Please be careful not to apply the full concentrated cleaner onto the boots. Also, be sure not to scrub too hard as this could damage the delicate sheep skin. When you're done wipe up any excess moisture with a clean paper towel. To finish the process you want to stuff the boot with either a paper towel or some newspaper so the boot keep a shape. And you'll need to put it in a dark place to dry for twenty-four hours. Don't put it directly in the sunlight. We suggest putting it in the closet, with no skeletons. Once the boots are dry, finish off by brushing them with a clean Nubuck brush, brushing in one direction only. This will revive the boots and make them look like new. So clean up those dirty Uggs with our Ugg cleaner and you'll look fabulous!

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How To Clean Your Hunter Boots

HOW TO CLEAN YOUR HUNTER BOOTS In order to complete this how to video, you are going to need your hunter boots, a rag to clean your boots with and a Hunter Boot Buffer Spray. Hunter boots are made of rubber. With this in mind, you are going to notice white markings on your boots. Do not worry. This is completely normal. This is what is called blooming. Blooming is a process of the wax coming to the surface and acting as a natural protect in against environmental damage. To clean up the blooming as well as any other dirt on your boots, you are just going to take the hunter spray and you must spray that directly onto the boots. You are then going to take that rag you have, and you are going to wipe in circular motions on the boot. You will notice that it takes away all of the white markings as well as any other dirt on your boots. And there you have it, you now know how to clean your hunter boots.

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What Is Gore-Tex® ?

Hey I am Andre and I work with W. L. Gore associates and I am here to talk about Gore-Tex®. So what makes Gore-Tex® different? What is Gore-Tex®? Who really knows? But I can tell you a few things. Is it a spray? Is it a treatment? Is it something you do to the leather? It’s none of those things. What Gore-Tex® is, it’s a promise to the consumer and a technology behind that promise. Gore-Tex® is really unique because we are the only component manufacturer in the entire world that guarantees the protection and comfort of a shoe to a consumer. That’s like the meatballs guaranteeing the deliciousness of the spaghetti at the end of the day. Crazy stuff. It all starts with this. We make this product here, expanded polytetrafluorethylene. Say that three times fast if you can, expanded polytetrafluorethylene. It has 9 billion pores per inch, it’s chemically inert, thermally stable and it makes an amazing thing once you bond it with fabric materials to make a Gore-Tex® fabric. That fabric is a three layer fabric that’s gets made into this by our partners and this is the Gore-Tex® Bootie. And what it does is it gets inserted inside of a shoe. It’s waterproof and breathable and this is the thing that become the heart of any Gore-Tex® shoe. Now even though we know that the fabric is breathable and waterproof, we also know that if we built things around the fabric bootie, that can impede the waterproofness, it can impede the breathability and it can make it a really miserable experience for the consumers. So we work with our partners to make sure that everything that goes on top of this Gore-Tex® Bootie is the right thing. Not too much glue, not too much material to impede breathability or increase heat and enough of the things on there that are waterproof.

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How A Gore-Tex® Product Is Tested

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When we work with our partners we do two things. We always test every single design that has the Gore-Tex badge on it for comfort and for waterproofness. The first set of test we do with our partners is that we take this shoe, once it's built with a Gore-Tex bootie, and we submerge it underwater and we flex it in a patented test called the Gore-Tex Wet Flexor Test. We flex it up to 300,000 times. The next test that we do with our is to test that the comfort of the shoes is right, and how we do that is we take a synthetic foot with a special test and we put it inside the shoe. And we actually emit moisture vapor, just like your foot would if it's sweating. Every single bootie and every single factory where this is made, all over the world, is tested, filled with air and submerged underwater to make sure that it is waterproof before it ever goes into the shoe. Once it's in there, we take shoes off the line and we fill them up with water again, or we put them in a centrifuge and spin them around to make sure that no teeny, tiny pinholes have gotten into this product while it's being manufactured. We don't just make a product, we make a promise. And that promise is that if the consumer isn't completely satisfied with the waterproofness, breathability and comfort, Gore will repair, replace or refund the purchase price of the product.