Healthy Habits to Live Healthier


Following healthy habits, you can statistically extend your life expectancy by up to 10 years! That’s much extra time to live a healthy life, and you can add it to your life by following a few simple, healthy habits:

live a healthy life

Never skip the breakfast

Breakfast is the most important and healthy meal of the day. Still, many of us jump it thinking that it will help us lose pounds. If you skip breakfast, your blood sugar and other nutrient levels will drop, causing you to lose the necessary nutrition and energy for the rest of the day. Breakfast eaters have a more positive attitude towards school and work, and they perform better.

Eat something fresh

Eat lots of fruits and vegetables. The fruits are refreshing and juicy, so they give you the water you need to stay hydrated, and they also provide the vitamins and nutrients that snacks do not contain. They are good and taste sweet – and some contain anti-oxidants that prevent aging.

Eat regular meals

Skipping meals can lead to uncontrolled hunger, which often leads to overeating. If you are starving, it is also tempting to forget about proper nutrition. Eating between meals can help to reduce hunger, but do not eat so much that your snack becomes a whole meal.

Stop smoking

Studies show that quit smoking, you can restore your heart function to that of a non-smoker within a few years. You breathe more comfortable, reduce your chances of heart disease, cancer and more. However, you knew that, right? Also, if you are not a smoker, stay away from those who do. Second-hand smoking is a killer too – do not be afraid to gently tell people that you would prefer them if they did not smoke around you.

Exercise daily

You do not have to be a professional athlete; do 15-20 minutes of exercise every day. Take a walk, dance to some music, go jogging, play volleyball on the beach, whatever is needed to keep your heart pumping for a while.


At least 8 hours of sleep a night can prolong your life. Your body has time to recharge every night to keep it fresh and ready for the onslaught of the next day.

Give yourself a little time each day.

Take some time for your “busy” schedule. First, eliminate all forms of intrusion. Then close your eyes, take a deep breath, and let your thoughts drift downstream like a tree-trunk carried by the river. You can practice meditation or relax in a hot aromatherapy bath.


Heritage Preservation Mural Conservation Restoration Planning

WWII mural on Army Base is evaluated for restoration proposal as example of expertise.

WWII Mural in Black Officer’s Club on Army Base needs art restoration evaluation and consultation. Capability Statement Click on SHOW MORE

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Historic Mural Restoration and Consultation Services

Getting the correct information to plan for the preservation and restoration of a historic mural can be a problem… and getting the wrong info can be an expensive and time wasting process.  I recently was called by an Army base in Texas with a cautious request: How much would I charge to come to the base, evaluate and estimate the options for the art conservation treatments of a mural painted by a WWII POW?

The caller was first stupefied that I would charge so little. Then was reticent to tell me they had just finished dealing with an historic preservation firm in Florida that charged them $45K to evaluate and plan the work. They did a battery of scientific tests and analysis and then gave them a bid that was more than triple the reasonable amount AND did not answer their questions or meet their needs. What an administrative mess it created.

I was surprised that they, after having spent the time and money, would still want to move forward with getting the job done right. In the end, we split the project into phases for easier budgeting and they spent less for us to estimate the project AND complete the 1st phase than they paid for just the $45K  1” useless report alone.


Click on this very short video introduction and example of consultation

One of the complications on a project like mural conservation that can arise is the balancing of interests from several different entities that are associated with the project in one way or another. An experienced conservation professional with good communications skills is a major asset that doesn’t reflect in the budget.

Scott M. Haskins has been consulting on mural projects and has been performing the preservation, conservation and restoration work on murals since 1975. The professional expertise that he has acquired is indeed versatile and can be put to work for your project. In fact, much of the reputation of Fine Art Conservation Laboratories (FACL, Inc.) is based on difficult problem solving both on the wall and is based on our ability and determination to work well as a team member on a construction site. However, in order for Scott Haskins to be interested, the potential project does not need to be high profile, have difficult problems and be a logistical nightmare. Small, straightforward projects will also get the due respect and attention.


WPA mural, 1939, saved from demolition in Lamesa, Texas. To see a short testimonial click on the photo

Fine Art Conservation Laboratories is made up of two experienced office managers, 3 experienced art conservators (all over 15 years after training), a conservation technician and other support personnel as needed. On large projects, team organization and working with numerous committees is an important ability. In these cases, an excellent quality team of professional associates comes together to contribute a great depth of experience in craftsmanship and talent, problem solving expertise, analytical capabilities, professionalism and art connoisseurship.

As can be seen on the Mural Capability Statement below (click on the link), mural restoration projects have been performed in Italy, England and in 14 states in the US.  Traveling great distances, even internationally, to inspect, plan and review your project is not a problem.


Here are some remarks from clients, other art conservation professionals, contractors and project administrators:

Mark Garrido, Project Manager for the General Contractor on the project posted the following on linkedin for Fine Art Conservation Laboratories (FACL, Inc.).

“Scott and his FACL staff of highly competent professional art conservators performed the critical salvage and restoration of a very valuable, irreplaceable historic mural in the main lobby of the Burbank, CA Police/Fire headquarters (as a sub to the general contractor for the City of Burbank). This restoration was a major component of a large water damage correction project that included replacement of the curtain wall system, stone flooring, planters and memorial monument in the middle of and surrounding the mural. Project scheduling was very tight and coordination critical and complex. Under Scott’s hands-on leadership, FACL’s restoration of the mural was flawless, their performance timely and seamless and their cooperation and team work exemplary. Without reservation, I give Scott and FACL my highest recommendation.”   Service Category: Art conservation. Year hired: 2009  Top Qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

“I am working primarily on mural projects these days. You are truly an inspiration in our field! Thanks Scott for your videos! Deborah Uhl, Mural Conservator, Colorado

“The monies spent for your services are the best money we ever spent (consultation, collection survey, project proposals and reporting materials)” Wendy Adair, VP of University Achievement, Texas Southern University, TSU), Houston, Texas

“Scott, you may be the best conservator I know in the country. I have enjoyed working with you more than I can express.” Perry Huston, Past AIC President, Dallas, Texas

“This was a very politically charged project in the City of San Francisco for over 10 years. We needed someone beyond reproach that we could count on to “knock the ball out of the park.” That’s why we chose Scott Haskins and FACL. Mr. Al Albano, Consultant, Piazzoni Mural Project, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco.

Scott and his staff performed perfectly and did superb quality conservation work on this very delicate painting conservation project. His skills as Conservation Team Leader were superb and much appreciated. Dr. Carl Grim, Chief Conservator, De Young Museum


Scott M. Haskins, Mural Conservator, on a 75 ft. boom lift

to evaluate the condition of Anthony Quinn as the “Pope of Broadway”

Murals that are commonly included in renovation contracts are paintings that were created as part of the Works Projects Administration and are known as “WPA Art.”  The specialized expertise presented in this article and video is of most interest to maintenance department directors, historic preservation architects, construction firms and general contractors that do historic preservation work and government agencies letting contracts that include mural restoration. Whether in the private sector or an organizations in charge of the care of public art collections, those renovating historic homes with decorative painting and murals will find this of interest.

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Contact info:

Scott M. Haskins

805 564 3438 Office, 805 570 4140 mobile (California)

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Halloween: The Sexiest Celebration of The Year


As Halloween fast approaches, we here at Naughty Cat decided to have a little delve into what makes Halloween, the sexiest celebration of the year. Today Halloween is all about chocolate, sexy cat outfits and horror movies, but it wasn’t always so.

The celebration dates back to at least 2000 years, when Celtic tribes in Britain and Northern France, marked Samhain (pronounced Sah-Wen) from sundown on October 31 to November 01. The word Samhain is translated today as “summers end.” People would throw a large feast, hold sporting events, and dance around bonfires whilst Celtic priests chanted mystical rites. The period marked the time of the year when people believed the barrier between the earthly world and the spirit world was at its thinnest. So, did other barriers and inhibitions also become more transparent as the sparks on the bonfire flew?

Over the centuries, the celebration evolved after being co-opted by the Christian church. Despite the years, Halloween has not lost its party spirit, and it has lost not of its naughty edge. Halloween has also become synonymous with Halloween fancy dress. Dressing up gives us an opportunity to embrace a different persona, explore a different side to our personalities. So even if you’re normally a jeans and t-shirt kinda person, for one night of the year, you can let your wild side out as charismatic vampire, a sexy devil or a domineering police officer. So, whatever you are doing this Halloween, embrace your sexy side, and find your spark!


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We are looking forward to making Houston airport to downtown an easy move for you. Call us at 713-298-8704 to book your trip or ask any questions about rates or service. We are here 24 x 7 to meet all your needs. If you call now for Houston airport to downtown destination, we will likely be available for appointment when you need us.


Mural Art Conservation of The Living New Deal Murals at a Public Library in the Los Angeles Area


A very cute vintage mural entitled, “Scenes From English Literature” which has overseen the Children’s Reading Room of the Long Beach Public Library for decades has been considered by experts to be in need of expert mural restoration services.

The mural was painted in 1937 by Suzanne Miller under the auspices of the Work Project Administration Federal Art Project (Federal Art Project – FAP, Works Progress Administration -WPA) and depicts 15 scenes from English Literature: Hiawatha by Longfellow (panel 1), The Fairie Queene by Spencer (panel 2), Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan (panel 3), L’allego & Il Penseroso by Milton, The Vicar of Wakefield by Goldsmith, and Rip Van Winkle by Irvins (panel 4), The King James Bible (panel 5), Alice in Wonderland by Carroll, Man With the Hoe by Markham, Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard by Gray and The Compleat Angler by Walton (panel 6), The Lady of Shalot by Tennyson (panel 7), The Tempest by Shakespeare (panel 8), The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer (panel 9).


The artist’s signature and inscription

In 1937, the 9 panels of the mural were painted in oil on canvas and then glued to the wall of the library. After a devastating fire in 1972, the 9 mural sections were pulled off the walls, repainted and glued to plywood… not good for long term preservation. After their restoration, the plywood sections were bolted to the walls of the Children’s Reading room at the public library located at 101 Pacific Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90882

As a result of the 1972 restoration, over the recent years the low quality varnish has yellowed badly changing all the colors… and water leaked onto the murals further damaging them.


Water stains, vast areas of fogged or bloomed varnish and crystallization of varnish resin.

One of the 9 sections of mural was badly wrinkled from the previous restoration.


Before and after relaxing and removal of wrinkles in mural section

The Mural Conservation Treatment Performed

So, present day, the City of Long Beach wanted to recuperate the original appearance of the murals and ensure their long term preservation. Fine Art Conservation Laboratories, a professional mural art conservation firm that had a long history of successful city, state and federal government mural restoration projects was contracted.

The cleaning process involved the safe varnish removal without removing the previous restorations. The original colors and details that were obscured were returned closer to their intended values, including better contrast and depth of field in the composition.

The badly wrinkled section was relaxed by warming and then reinforced for future stability.

Stable conservation grade varnish was brush applied to bring out the best appearance of the artwork.

In painting or retouching is never done with oil paint. Conservation grade paint, which always remains removable and color stable, were used to correct or blend some of the previous restorations. New varnish provides for better surface protection against accidents and vandalism.

Here is a short video of the mural’s conservation treatments:


Click on the picture or HERE to watch the video

They are now waiting for installation

into the new public library facilities for the

City of Long Beach, CA.

Questions: Scott M. Haskins, Virginia Panizzon, Oriana Montemurro

Art Conservators 805 564 3438

Full Solutions to Fix iTunes/iPhone Error 3194


Are you trying to update an iOS device and have you experienced error 3194 in iTunes? Do not worry, this is one of the most common system glitches on these devices and we want to help you with it. There are several reasons that can cause error 3194 when updating or restoring iOS device, in fact, they are fairly generic errors and in this article, we will give you assistance to solve it in the easiest way possible. We will help you to fix iTunes/iPhone Error 3194.

Let’s see what iTunes error 3194 is.


What is iPhone/iTunes error 3194

Error 3194 is a common issue that appears when iTunes is unable to communicate with the updated server and it means that your iOS device needs help with its update or restoration.

There are many reasons due to which these errors can happen:

iTunes, the Apple media player, is not able to communicate with the server refresh and restore. The communication failure is usually due to the connection being blocked, redirected or interrupted either by security software, new entries in the host file or any other third-party software.

If you are going to downgrade to an earlier version of firmware, it is likely that the version of iOS you are trying to install on your device is no longer signed by Apple.

The computer from which you are trying to perform the operation does not have the latest version of iTunes installed and this cause iTunes error 3194.

In other words, this happens because to update the version of our device, the firmware, the software that we download must be digitally signed by Apple, who has stopped signing the versions earlier than they have available. (Currently4.0.). This means that if you want to install any other firmware on your device, it will not permit you and give the error 3194.

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Full Solutions To Fix iTunes Error 9 or iPhone Error 9


Most of you who’ve experienced iTunes error 9 (iPhone error 9) on their iPhones will probably want a solution quickly, as everything on your iOS device just stops working. The problem occurs when you restore iPhone from backup or upgrade your iPhone; however, several reasons are attributed towards the problem, and you need a specific solution for your iPhone.


How To Fix iTunes Error 9 with No Data Loss (Simple and Fast)

Here comes dr.fone – Repair, a total fix for iPhones and other iOS devices to recover from booting issues like white screen, black screen, iPhone errors, stuck in recovery mode, and boot loops with no data loss. These are typical problems leading to abnormal performance.

A major plus is the dr.fone software repairs the operating system without causing any loss of data. At the same time, your iPhone or other device is updated to the latest non-jailbroken version even in an unlocked device.

Steps to fix iPhone error 9 with dr.fone

Step 1. Launch dr.fone and select “Repair” Feature

  1. Click on “Repair” to start the function.
  2. Connect the iPhone to the computer using the USB cable. The software recognizes the iPhone or any other attached device.
  3. Click on “Start” within the software to begin.

Step 2. Enable Firmware Download

  1. To recover from an operating system failure, the latest firmware must be downloaded to the iOS device.
  2. The software recognizes the model, asks for confirmation, and suggests the latest download.
  3. Click Download. The process completes automatically.

Step 3. Returning To Normal

  1. Once the firmware is installed, the software begins preparing the iPhone.
  2. The iOS device comes out of recovery mode. If the Apple logo had earlier persisted within a loop, it begins acting normally. You longer get the iPad error 9 message. It takes around 10 minutes for the iOS device to recover and function normally.
  3. Visual instructions are clearly shown on the screen.
  4. Use the device only after the process is complete, as indicated by the software.

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7 Ways to Fix iPhone Error 4013 or iTunes Error 4013


“The iPhone could not be restored. An unknown error occurred (4013).”

Have you ever received this message? Well, since you’re here reading this I’m going to assume that you have, which is why you want to find out more about it. Well, simply put, this is a common error with iOS devices, called iPhone Error 4013. Because this error generally occurs while trying to restore iPhone XS (Max) or any other iPhone model using iTunes, it is also nicknamed iTunes Error 4013.

So if you want to find out more about iPhone error 4013 or how to fix iTunes error 4013, then read on.


What is iTunes Error 4013?

iTunes error 4013, also known as iPhone error 4013, is usually a hardware related issue. It is mostly caused by faulty USB cable or faulty USB port. In other words, the error is a connection error that implies there is communication issues between your iOS device and iTunes. The iPhone error 4013 prevents your iTunes from updating or restoring your iPhone XR, iPhone XS (Max), or any other iPhone model. However, this isn’t a serious problem. A few simple solutions should solve the issue. So read on to find out how to fix iPhone error 4013.

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