Previous Magazine https://www.previousmagazine.com Exclusive News About Tech, Software, Music and More Wed, 23 Jun 2021 12:40:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.7.2 https://www.previousmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/cropped-Previous-Magazine-Clean-Favicon-32x32.png Previous Magazine https://www.previousmagazine.com 32 32 5 Strategies to Maximize the Value of Your Business https://www.previousmagazine.com/5-strategies-to-maximize-the-value-of-your-business https://www.previousmagazine.com/5-strategies-to-maximize-the-value-of-your-business#respond Sun, 20 Jun 2021 23:19:51 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=34987 Are you looking for ways to get the best out of your business? Do you know the characteristics that instil a company with growth and profitability? If not, don’t fret because this article explains everything. Businesses expand over years and years, and value is something that people need or want immediately. It could be something...]]>

Are you looking for ways to get the best out of your business? Do you know the characteristics that instil a company with growth and profitability? If not, don’t fret because this article explains everything.

Businesses expand over years and years, and value is something that people need or want immediately. It could be something that brings them entitlement or be a solution to their problems. However, when it comes to its measurement, value is not measured by how much you squeezed out in any one deal but by the real upside of a business relationship. Unfortunately, many entrepreneurs and business leaders are unaware of that.

For any business owner looking to sell, transfer or facilitate their business, learning how to maximize the value will help get top dollar for your growth plans. It may seem like an overwhelming task, but tackling the process as a series of one-two steps becomes much more achievable. Moreover, if you can manage to take the first steps as early as possible, you’ll have a better shot at sealing the deal at a higher price. But how – we’re getting to that.

Below are some of the best strategies you can use to maximize the value of your business.

  1. Immaculate management 

As you know, productivity results from a highly efficient team, and a highly efficient team results from good management. That said, an adequately trained and experienced management team is fundamental for any company striving for greatness.

Furthermore, if you seek to learn more about assessing and supervising your team, going back to school might help you hone new skills. Since we’re going through a tough time, the pandemic, virtual learning is becoming the new education model. Now you can apply for an AACSB online MBA no GMAT without appearing in the rigorous graduate examinations. With such academic credentials providing the latest skills and knowledge, you’ll be accelerating your business towards rapid growth.

For business tycoons and aspiring entrepreneurs, an online business degree is a popular choice. It provides ease in studying and managing business simultaneously. In addition, it instills an individual with skills and academic knowledge to pursue global opportunities and learn the ropes of operating a business efficiently.

  1. Increase cash flow

Cash flows are a few factors that potential buyers look to define the valuation placed on a prospective target. Bargain hunters gauge the value of a business by evaluating future cash flow and checking the risk linked with maintaining that cash flow. A company that holds a track record of growing cash balances authenticates not only its service or product but also defines the management team’s ability to skyrocket growth. It means buyers tend to pay more for companies that have high growth potential. Moreover, due diligence regarding financial matters is critical as it ensures compliance with acceptable practices.

  1. Build relationships with customers and stakeholders

Goodwill, such as your brand reputation in the minds of your stakeholders and customers, is a vital asset to your company’s balance sheet. To build relationships, you have to treat people right and give them what they want.

Suppose you intend to give your business away someday, or if you’re still on the fence about keeping your business. In that case, this is something you have to make a priority. You can’t just hope to make it happen in the final year. Building a name and creating relationships isn’t a night’s work; it takes years.

  1. Diversify revenue streams and minimize customer absorption

As a growing company, you may find that a boatload of customers generates a massive proportion of your company’s revenue. However, any customer representing 11% or more of your business’s revenue would pose an enormous risk to cash flow and earnings if they were to switch to a competitor.

So, where possible, reduce customer absorption by enlarging your company’s customer base. It will improve the consistency of future revenue streams and increase your enterprise’s valuation.

  1. Financial controls and foresight

When it comes to recurring revenue and maximizing business value, there are two aspects. The first relates to reporting or financial controls. Unfortunately, many businesses lack reliable financial reporting to such a large extent that buyers can never determine what the company offers or its revenue source.

The second facet is less apparent but more necessary. If your business is to grow quickly and substantially, you have to “feed it.” As you design a growth plan for your company, you must project the cash flow. Plan at least one year ahead to give yourself time to arrange the finances if necessary. Also, don’t encourage unsystematic financial reporting. It can uncover many problems, and you don’t want your buyer to see them.

Conclusion

If you’re under the delusion that these value drivers are only applicable to large businesses, you are wrong. Every business owner’s responsibility is to create powerful value drivers. Otherwise, companies both small and large can decline rapidly. The more you focus on increasing the value of your business, the less important it becomes to set a price. Yet, you still get to cash out with handsome money. All you have to do is add these elements to the vision of what you want your business to be and keep a close eye on it until the big day finally arrives.

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Learn Why You Should Be Drinking More Vermouth https://www.previousmagazine.com/learn-why-you-should-be-drinking-more-vermouth https://www.previousmagazine.com/learn-why-you-should-be-drinking-more-vermouth#respond Sun, 20 Jun 2021 23:05:44 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=34990 Vermouth is best known as a cocktail builder rather than a stand alone drink. However, it can be consumed on its own, mixed with a mixer or blended with a delicious cocktail. Drinking vermouth is not only pleasurable, but also has some other benefits, and that’s what we’re going to be taking a look at...]]>

Vermouth is best known as a cocktail builder rather than a stand alone drink. However, it can be consumed on its own, mixed with a mixer or blended with a delicious cocktail. Drinking vermouth is not only pleasurable, but also has some other benefits, and that’s what we’re going to be taking a look at in this article on vermouth.

Let’s now discover some health reasons why you should drink vermouth in moderation, as well as why it’s the perfect addition to cocktails.

Vermouth Is a Known Anti-Inflammatory

It’s likely not a lot of people know this, but the ingredients in vermouth are actually anti-inflammatory, so if you’re suffering from something like joint pain, arthritis or simply have a swollen ankle from an injury, downing a glass of vermouth can not only help ease the pain, but actually help to reduce the swelling and irritation.

This is not to suggest that you need to replace any medication you’re on with drinking vermouth, but it can be either an alternative to anti-inflammatory meds or something you have in addition to medication to control inflammation or chronic pain problems.

The Liquor Aids In Digestion

The aromatic plants that are used to flavour vermouth fortified wine have properties that can actually help aid digestion. While many people drink a glass of water with a meal for this exact purpose, slowly drinking one glass of vermouth when you eat dinner can have even better results. The nutrients in vermouth help to break down food particles, speeding up the digestive process. This leads to less bloating after eating. Rather, you feel comfortably full without feeling heavy or like you’ve eaten too much.

Vermouth Reduces Stress Levels

It’s a well known fact that consuming any type of alcohol can help to relieve stress and reduce stress levels, at least on a temporary basis. Alcohol should never be consumed in large amounts to help you forget your troubles or as an escape mechanism. Too much alcohol can actually have the opposite effect, but when consumed moderately, say just one or maybe two glasses per day, vermouth can have an extremely relaxing effect on the body and mind.

It Gives Your Immune System a Boost

Vermouth is essentially a fortified wine (like port), but with spices added to it via aromatic plants, so it has natural antioxidant properties which can help ward of diseases and possibly even reduce the risk of developing cancer. The properties of vermouth and its natural ingredients give your immune system a real boost when you drink this alcoholic beverage in moderation.

Many alcoholic beverages are actually beneficial to the immune system when not consumed in excess and vermouth is actually one of the very best drinks you can consume, along with other wines and spirits.

What Are the Best Cocktails for Vermouth?

There are actually quite a few classic cocktails where vermouth is one of the key ingredients. Possibly the most famous is the Martini (think James Bond). Another is the Manhattan cocktail, not only famous in New York, but all around the world.

Other tantalising cocktails made with vermouth include:

  • The Adonis
  • The Negroni
  • The Bronx Cocktail
  • Americano Cocktail
  • The Martinez
  • Boulevardier Cocktail
  • Old Pal Cocktail
  • Vieux Carre
  • Hanky Panky Cocktail
  • Blood and Sand Cocktail
  • And quite a few more…

While vermouth is the perfect ingredient for cocktails, you can simply drink it on its own or mix it with your favourite mixer, such as soda water. You can even enjoy vermouth on ice. It’s an extremely versatile fortified wine.

Buy Vermouth Online

Rather than always having to line up in a bottle shop to get your vermouth and other alcohol, you can purchase your alcohol online. When it comes to a good online alcohol store, Australia has many options and they are increasing all the time.

Next time you need to get your favourite alcoholic beverages, go online and order what you want and have it delivered right to your front door at a time that’s convenient for you.

The Takeaway

Vermouth is not only a fantastic drink to consume on its own or blended with your favourite cocktail, when you drink it in moderation, it can also have numerous health benefits. So, treat yourself today and start drinking vermouth.

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The Best Motorcycle Touring Roads in Ireland https://www.previousmagazine.com/the-best-motorcycle-touring-roads-in-ireland https://www.previousmagazine.com/the-best-motorcycle-touring-roads-in-ireland#respond Sun, 20 Jun 2021 15:50:11 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=34977 When looking for your next route, you can do no better than the wide variety of experiences on offer to motorcyclists in Ireland. With diverse landscapes, incredible views, friendly locals and rich history around every bend, motorcycle tours in Ireland are packed full of everything you need for the road trip of a lifetime. Even...]]>

When looking for your next route, you can do no better than the wide variety of experiences on offer to motorcyclists in Ireland. With diverse landscapes, incredible views, friendly locals and rich history around every bend, motorcycle tours in Ireland are packed full of everything you need for the road trip of a lifetime. Even better, Ireland’s touring roads are famously low traffic, giving you more time to enjoy your chosen route. If you’re in need of some route inspiration, take a look at the suggestions below for some of the best motorcycle touring roads in Ireland.

  1. Sally Gap and the Wicklow Mountains

For a shorter route that isn’t far from Dublin, head to Sally Gap to take in the jaw-dropping wilderness of the Wicklow Mountains. While the route itself is ideal for those wanting a half-day’s ride in proximity to the capital, be sure to give yourself time for stops to appreciate the heather-covered heaths in the summer months and the equally beautiful snow-covered mountain peaks of the winter months. Although this route is accessible, roads across Ireland can be narrow or challenging at times, especially mountainous locations prone to ice. Whenever you visit, make sure you have high-quality insurance covering breakdown for peace of mind while you navigate everything this stunning location has to offer.

  1. Boyne Valley Drive

One of the most unique areas of Europe, a ride through the north-east is to journey back in time to Ireland’s historical roots. The Boyne Valley Drive takes you via the Hill of Tara, seat of the ancient High Kings of Ireland, and the prehistoric burial mounds of Brú na Bóinne, designated an UNESCO World Heritage Site. This route is peppered with monuments, abbeys, castles and villages, making it a fascinating touring road for the curious motorcyclist.

  1. The Wild Atlantic Way

Perhaps Ireland’s most famous route, The Wild Atlantic Way spans the length of the west coast. This ride is 1600 miles of breath-taking ocean views, cliffs, ruins and villages, making it an ideal touring road for those wanting a well-rounded route which encompasses history, Irish culture and landscape. If you’d prefer to do a slightly shorter version, The Ring of Kerry is a smaller – yet no less famous – route within The Wild Atlantic Way which offers motorcyclists a journey of beaches, waterfalls, mountain vistas and lakes. This area has been popular throughout history with Queen Victoria notable amongst its many visitors. With views fit for a queen, The Wild Atlantic Way and the Ring of Kerry are ideal for a motorcycle tour at any time of year.

  1. Causeway coast Drive, Co. Antrim

This route runs along the rugged and stunning coast of Northern Ireland connecting the above Wild Atlantic way to Belfast City. It’s a stunning 130 mile round trip and one of the most scenic motorcycle touring routes, boasting attractions such as the giants causeway. Where you can explore local myths and legends and the Carrick a Rede Rope Bridge where the bridge links the mainland to the tiny island of Carrickarede. Make sure to check out Magheracross viewpoint, for a stunning view

  1. The Copper Coast Scenic Drive, Waterford and Wexford

The copper Coast Drive is one of Ireland’s most scenic motorcycle and cycling routes.  A great way to explore the Ancient East of Ireland. A 100 mile trip starting from Rosslare in Co. Wexford stretches from Tramore to Dungarvan. There is plenty to see and do on this beautiful coastal route including a visit to Annestone Beach – a classic seaside Village. Kilfarrasay strand which is famous for its distinctive cliff and rock formations that are thought to have been around for more than 460 million years old. You can also visit Bunmahon beach which is a famous 2.5km trail, claiming to have some of the most unspoiled coastline in the South East of Ireland. Finally, you should check out Stradbally Cove. Hidden from the road by forestry it’s a beautiful little beach where the infrastructure is mostly untouched by human hands.

Whichever route you choose, whether mountainous, historical or coastal, there are no wrong choices when it comes to a motorcycle tour in Ireland.

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5 Tips to Reduce the Feelings of Jet Lag https://www.previousmagazine.com/5-tips-to-reduce-the-feelings-of-jet-lag https://www.previousmagazine.com/5-tips-to-reduce-the-feelings-of-jet-lag#respond Sat, 19 Jun 2021 12:25:10 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=34971 Do you travel a lot? Have you been dealing with the subsequent jet lag from international travel? If so, there are ways to reduce the negative aspects of jet lag. After all, if your work or life doesn’t allow you to avoid long flights and trips, getting your sleep under control could be the solution....]]>

Do you travel a lot? Have you been dealing with the subsequent jet lag from international travel? If so, there are ways to reduce the negative aspects of jet lag. After all, if your work or life doesn’t allow you to avoid long flights and trips, getting your sleep under control could be the solution.

Believe it or not, reducing feelings from jet lag could happen before you even go on your trip. Consider these tips below:

Stay rested

How is your regular sleep? If you go on many trips or have one coming up soon, you’ll want to make sure you’re getting enough sleep on a regular basis. Setting out on a trip to the other side of the world well-rested could help you to avoid feeling extremely tired upon arrival, even if your sleep schedule gets disrupted. If you’re not sleeping well at home, it could be that you would benefit from a new mattress, such as a memory foam mattress or one designed for your body’s needs.

Adjust your light exposure

This may be a little challenging to work out but if you can, try adjusting your schedule to the hours you’d be exposed to light and to darkness while on your trip. Your circadian rhythm is what helps you get sleepy at night, and you can “trick it” before your trip by calculating the type of daylight/night schedule you’d be keeping on your trip. You don’t have to do this far in advance, but a few days to a week before your trip could make a difference. If needed, install some blackout curtains to help your efforts.

Skip lengthy layovers

It’s not always possible to avoid long layovers, depending on where you’ll be traveling, but if you can at least choose a flight that is only a couple of hours and not in an extra time zone, this can be very beneficial in helping you avoid intense jet lag. Plus, those long layovers can mean no sleep during times you would typically be resting, so if you can swing it, avoid them.

Try to schedule your arrival for the morning

If you find it difficult to sleep on long flights, this could be challenging for you but it can help to arrive at your destination in the morning, so that you spend the day adjusting to the new schedule. This will allow you to get to bed at night, which can help your body adjust for the rest of the trip. Alternatively, if your flight arrives at night, try to stay entertained throughout your flight and avoid sleeping.

Either way, try to dress comfortably for your flight, so you feel relaxed and somewhat rested for your arrival. Check your flight in advance to make sure you’re prepared for these factors.

Avoid caffeinated drinks or alcohol on your flight

Alcohol on flights is tempting when it comes to long flights, but the truth is that it’s not the best if you want to reduce jet lag feelings. Not only will alcohol make you extra drowsy, but it can also dehydrate you which can also cause you to feel unbelievably tired throughout your trip. Caffeine will make it difficult for you to get to sleep, if you’re arriving at night, so try to avoid it as well. Bring some hydration powder on your trip to boost your hydration.

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In Conclusion

Jet lag can be hard to deal with, as you feel like you can’t sleep when it’s night but then find yourself extremely tired in the daytime. While these tips may not work all the time, it’s worth trying them out for your next trip because a well-rested, hydrated, and prepared traveler has a much better chance at feeling good than an exhausted, dehydrated, and unprepared one.

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5 Must-Haves When Exploring National Parks https://www.previousmagazine.com/5-must-haves-when-exploring-national-parks https://www.previousmagazine.com/5-must-haves-when-exploring-national-parks#respond Fri, 18 Jun 2021 12:56:07 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=34965 No matter if you are a hiker, a runner, or a homebody, the thought of exploring nature in all its glory can be nothing but refreshing for your mind. When you decide to take in these sights through spectacular national parks, you enroll into a mesmerizing adventure that stays with you for a lifetime. But...]]>

No matter if you are a hiker, a runner, or a homebody, the thought of exploring nature in all its glory can be nothing but refreshing for your mind. When you decide to take in these sights through spectacular national parks, you enroll into a mesmerizing adventure that stays with you for a lifetime.

But while you commit the picturesque sights to memory, you also need to pay attention to your safety. Otherwise, what could be an immensely joyful trip can become a journey full of issues.

To make sure that your outing creates nothing but positive memories for you, here’s a list of 5 must-haves you need while exploring national parks.

1. Get a Sturdy Backpack

Regardless of your connection to the outdoors, you might already be using a backpack as a fashion accessory at home. Even if you don’t, a trip to a national park requires you to get used to carrying one. That’s because when you are out and about in the midst of nature, your supplies need to travel with you in a backpack.

But delicate backpacks do not hold against outdoor use. Due to the rugged nature of the trip, make sure that you choose a backpack that’s purpose-built for tough handling. This gives you full freedom of roughing it without worrying about tearing your backpack apart.

2. Buy Proper Footwear

Proper footwear is another essential item that you will need to put on your list. Whether you are looking for women’s or mens shoes, you can easily find a durable pair that can sustain rough and bumpy trails with the utmost ease. Thanks to the demand for these shoes, you can find them in a variety of colors and styles that make for a comfortable walk.

Speaking of walking in comfort, make sure to download a national parks app that keeps you informed of all the trails that you can travel. When combined with proper gear such as comfy footwear, these guiding solutions can help you get the most out of each trip.

3. Purchase a Tent

Squamish Valley on the edge of British Columbia

Whether you want to sleep under the stars or plan to cook over a fire, going camping can be one of the most relaxing activities for the weekend. But as you move forward with bringing your adventure dreams to life, you need to have essential supplies at hand that save you from the elements of the weather in the national park of your choice.

Among apparel and safety gear, this calls for a camping tent. As long as you purchase a tent that is made from durable material, it can provide you with the reliable shelter that you need. If you plan to explore the national park on your own time, this is one accessory that you may not want to leave behind.

4. Obtain a First Aid Kit

When it comes to a list of adventurous hobbies, hiking often ranks on top. It’s because the activity is not as dangerous as paragliding or skydiving, but still quite thrilling for those who love nature. With the health benefits that you can experience and the sights of nature that you can see, it is also a highly rewarding practice.

But when you are hiking in the middle of nowhere, accidents such as slips and falls can also come into the picture. That is why you need a first aid kit to help you through your trip. Whether you are visiting the park with friends or family, this can ensure your safety and minimize risk of larger injuries.

5. Look Into a Lunch Box

When you are off to any of the national parks, the walks can be lengthy and the days can be long. In order to keep yourself and your party nourished and hydrated, you need to bring some choice food and a lot of water with you. That is where the need to invest in a lunch box and a water bottle comes into the picture.

By looking into durable products, you can find something that keeps your food fresh and your water uncontaminated. This ensures that you can easily get the nutrients you need during your trip. These supplies don’t cost much per person, but their essential nature makes them hold a lot of value for anyone visiting the parks.

Keeping these must-have items in mind makes sure that you can have a wholesome and safe trip. This way, you can get the most out of your adventures every time you step into a national park.

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9 Career Options In Cyber Security https://www.previousmagazine.com/9-career-options-in-cyber-security https://www.previousmagazine.com/9-career-options-in-cyber-security#respond Thu, 17 Jun 2021 16:37:02 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=34958 According to CyberCrime Magazine, ‘there will be 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs globally by 2021, up from one million positions in 2014.’ So why exactly are cyber security roles in such high demand? Well, it’s because cyber security threats are growing. Forbes reported that, ‘the year 2020 broke all records when it came to data...]]>

According to CyberCrime Magazine, ‘there will be 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs globally by 2021, up from one million positions in 2014.’ So why exactly are cyber security roles in such high demand? Well, it’s because cyber security threats are growing.

Forbes reported that, ‘the year 2020 broke all records when it came to data lost in breaches and sheer numbers of cyber-attacks on companies, government, and individuals.’ Cyber crime is becoming more sophisticated, individuals and businesses need robust protection online.

With high demand and a huge earning potential, many individuals are pursuing this lucrative career path. There are many different roles out there, so let’s explore a few of the best options.

  1. Chief Information Security Officer

A chief information security office oversees IT security for business organizations. CISOs direct, coordinate and plan security for business networks, data, and computers. They work with management to understand the security needs of an organization. CISOs typically need to recruit and manage a team of security staff. As a chief information security officer you’d need a background in security strategy and architecture. These positions require a bachelor’s degree in a computer science subject, IT, or cyber security. Some organisations prefer candidates to also obtain a masters in cyber security.

  1. Malware Analyst

Working as a malware analyst involves investigating malicious software, to better understand the threat. Malware analysts look at how the malware got there and the system flaws that were exploited. They study what the malware achieved (or tried to achieve). Malware analysts need to handle, dissemble and debug, using the latest knowledge and tools. When an incident has occurred, malware analysts look at the code, and explore the problem in depth. With their findings, it’s possible to reduce the threat of malware. To become a malware analyst you’ll need a cyber security degree, or a related degree.

  1. Penetration Tester

As a penetration tester, you’d be testing security concerns, to expose IT vulnerabilities.

These professionals perform authorized computer hacks, to help organizations to discover issues and service problems. Penetration testers design security testing tools, to hack into IT infrastructures. Once the testing is complete they provide businesses with advice on improving their security systems. Penetration testers need an IT degree, or a degree in cyber security. To take their skills to the next level, penetration testers might consider a masters in cyber security online.

  1. Security Systems Administrator

A security systems administrator works to install, maintain, and troubleshoot data security and computer systems. A SSA is in charge of the computer, network, and data systems, on a daily basis. A security systems administration maintains user accounts, runs backups, and monitors systems. They support organizations to develop effective security procedures. If you’re considering becoming a SSA, you’ll need a computer science degree, or a degree in a similar field. Business cyber security is incredibly important, which is why SSAs are in such high demand.

  1. Blockchain Developer

Blockchain developers develop systems to respond to threats, for example hacking. As a blockchain developer you’d be making sure that digital transactions are secure, and record blockchain info and data. They usually work using multiple systems, using various programme languages. You’d need skills in blockchain architecture, and advanced knowledge of data structures. Blockchain developers also need an understanding of cryptography and web development. Blockchain developers must obtain a degree in a computer science related field.

  1. A Security Architect

A security architect works to build, test and implement advanced level security systems. As a security architect you’d need to have a detailed understanding of intricate technology systems. As an SA you’d need to keep up with security standards, and authentication procedures. A security architect monitors the network, recommends security enhancements, and responds to incidents. Other tasks include planning system upgrades, and outlining disaster recovery processes. Security architects are required to obtain a degree in an IT security field.

  1. DevSecOp Engineer

DevSecOp Engineer is responsible for developing software, identifying security threats, and setting up network infrastructures. DevSecOps need to understand the latest security threats, and the appropriate software. As a DevSecOps you’d need to understand risk assessment methods, and security best practices. These professionals need to create customized tools, to meet their security needs. DevSecOps professionals need to know programming languages, for example Python, Ruby or Java. It’s also important that they know how to use developer software tools.

  1. IT Security Consultant

An IT security consultant works to implement a security strategy, supporting stakeholder and staff. It’s their job to manage software vendors, and support all aspects of the IT security infrastructure. The role involves planning, implementation and assessment. They look for vulnerabilities in IT systems, and then provide solutions to fix them. Like penetration testers, IT security consultants hack systems, to expose weaknesses and learn how to solve them. If you’re interested in this role, you’ll need to study for an IT related bachelor’s degree.

  1. Forensic Computer Analyst

A forensic computer analyst investigates the world of cyber security. They review computer evidence and info, in the aftermath of a security breach. These professionals must handle storage devices and hard drives, and attempt to recover data. Forensic computer analysts need to find vulnerabilities, using specialist software. They need to follow privacy guidelines, and act with discretion. Forensic computer analysts need to log the information that they find, their data is used to support litigation procedures. To follow this career path, you’ll need a computer security degree, or a bachelor’s degree in a related field.

Before you start studying for a degree it’s important to research your options. Not all institutions offer the same quality teaching, and you’ll want to ensure that you choose the right course. Carefully read over the course details to ensure that you’re making the right decision. The best thing to do is to contact the course provider, with any questions you have. A career in cyber security has so many benefits, you’ll receive a high salary for an interesting and varied role. It’s a diverse career path, with the possibility of learning new things every day.

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How to Throw a Themed Costume Party https://www.previousmagazine.com/how-to-throw-a-themed-costume-party https://www.previousmagazine.com/how-to-throw-a-themed-costume-party#respond Thu, 17 Jun 2021 06:29:56 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=34949 Nothing gives you that fall feeling quite like Halloween, and there’s no better way to celebrate Halloween than with a costume party. However, planning a themed costume party can be a lot of work, especially for a big crowd. If you’re throwing a themed costume party this Halloween, here’s how to do it. Pick a...]]>

Nothing gives you that fall feeling quite like Halloween, and there’s no better way to celebrate Halloween than with a costume party. However, planning a themed costume party can be a lot of work, especially for a big crowd. If you’re throwing a themed costume party this Halloween, here’s how to do it.

Pick a Theme

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The first thing you need to do when planning a party is pick a theme. Some costume parties are all about ‘80s movies, while others are horror-themed or superhero-themed. It doesn’t matter what theme you choose; just make sure you pick one before the party so everyone can find the right costume.

Choosing a Venue

If you really want your costume party to be special, you can book a venue for the night of the party. While booking a venue does cost a bit of money, you won’t have to worry about any damage being done to your home or apartment. Plus, you can fit a lot more people in a venue than your home, so this is something to consider.

Invite Your Friends

A party is nothing without all your friends there, so make a list of all the people you want to invite and send out party invitations. You might also want to tell your friends to bring a person or two with them, that way the party is as big and awesome as possible. When you’re inviting people to a costume party, just make sure you don’t invite too many people to the venue.

Find a Costume

Once you’ve got the basics figured out, it’s time to pick out a costume for the party. Make sure the costume you choose fits the theme you picked, and try to be creative instead of picking the first thing that comes to mind. There are even lots of great sexy Halloween costumes out there to choose from, so you can turn heads with your beauty and your creativity at your costume party.

Music

Music is an essential part of every party, so make sure you’ve got a good playlist picked out for your costume party. You don’t have to fill the playlist with spooky Halloween music; just make sure you pick songs that people want to hear. Oftentimes, the best way to put together a playlist for a party is to ask each guest to contribute a song or two. You’ll also want to invest in a nice speaker system if you don’t have one already.

Food & Drinks

Of course, no party is complete without food and drinks for the guests. In addition to planning out the playlist, you should also figure out a few food and drink options you can offer at your party. You can rent a folding table to set up a drink station and mini buffet, and you may even be able to find a cheap catering option. Whatever you do, don’t skimp on food and drinks.

Party Games

Not everybody likes party games, but they can be a great way to spice up a themed costume party. Whether you choose something classic like charades or a contemporary favorite, there are so many fun games you can play with guests. When you combine these games with a few drinks and a group of friends, they’re even more fun.

Throwing a good costume party isn’t easy, but it’s not the hardest thing in the world, either. The most important thing is making sure guests are accommodated. If you want to throw a great themed costume party, make sure you pick a good spot, make a playlist, and focus on food and drinks.

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Personal Injury Lawyers in Mississauga https://www.previousmagazine.com/personal-injury-lawyers-in-mississauga https://www.previousmagazine.com/personal-injury-lawyers-in-mississauga#respond Wed, 16 Jun 2021 16:28:48 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=34981 Personal injury lawyers in Mississauga can help you get the justice and compensation that you are entitled to after an accident. To find out more about why someone might need the services of an experienced Mississauga personal injury lawyer, read on. What a personal injury lawyer in Mississauga can do for you The job of...]]>

Personal injury lawyers in Mississauga can help you get the justice and compensation that you are entitled to after an accident. To find out more about why someone might need the services of an experienced Mississauga personal injury lawyer, read on.

What a personal injury lawyer in Mississauga can do for you

The job of a personal injury lawyer is to present the strongest case possible on your behalf so you can get the maximum amount of compensation that you deserve. Accidents can be incredibly expensive, and they can lead to thousands in lost earnings. You may also need to pay a substantial sum for medical treatment after you’ve been in an accident that wasn’t your fault. If you have come to harm in an accident that was someone else’s fault, it’s wise to speak to a personal injury lawyer in Mississauga as soon as you possibly can.

Unless you have vast experience in the field of personal injury law, it’s wise to speak to a specialist. The primary motive of an insurer is to make as much money as possible, which is why they won’t pay out after a claim unless they absolutely have to. A personal injury lawyer can gather up as much evidence as you need to prove you are entitled to compensation. They can ensure you have a watertight case so there’s no reason why you shouldn’t get the outcome that you require. What’s more is that you’ll most likely be too focussed on your recovery to deal with the paperwork and case management that your lawyer will carry out on your behalf.

What are the most common kinds of personal injury claims?

People commonly make claims after experiencing slips, trips and falls that have resulted in significant injuries, These are frequently linked to other people’s negligence. Brain injuries often cause people to file for compensation as these can be highly detrimental to someone’s quality of life. Injuries like this are also commonly associated with negligence, often developing after workplace accidents and vehicle collisions. It’s also common for people to make claims after experiencing negligence during medical care.

Can I make a claim after a death?

If someone close to you has passed away and you feel this was a result of someone’s negligent behaviour, you may be able to make a claim. You may only have a short time to take legal action, so it’s essential to speak to a legal specialist as soon as you possibly can. Your personal injury lawyer will help you gather all the evidence that you need to strengthen your claim. If you do require a personal injury lawyer, you can head to https://grillo.ca/personal-injury-lawyers-mississauga.

What is compensation designed to cover?

Personal injury compensation can be used to cover a wide range of costs related an accident. These can include medical expenses, changes you’ve had to make to your home or vehicle, lost earnings and more. Some of the compensation you receive may reflect the extent of the pain and suffering that you have endured, including any psychological problems. The amount of compensation you receive will normally depend on the severity of your physical and mental injuries.

Should I speak to a specialist personal injury lawyer?

Some lawyers have a good level of experience in this area but don’t specialise in it. Personal injury law can be very complex, and chances are that your insurer will do all they can to avoid paying out. This is why it’s so important to seek out a lawyer who has been working in the field of personal injury on a daily basis for many years. Someone who focuses on personal injury law is likely to deliver a better service than someone who has worked in this area sporadically. Personal injury specialists can also help you source high-quality medical and psychological treatment during the recovery process.

It’s best to act as soon as possible if you have recently been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault. As accidents can be so expensive, it’s essential to do all you can to cover these costs so you’re not paying out of your own pocket or risking your financial well-being. Act today if you suspect you’re entitled to compensation.

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How Can I Earn Money as a Student? https://www.previousmagazine.com/how-can-i-earn-money-as-a-student https://www.previousmagazine.com/how-can-i-earn-money-as-a-student#respond Tue, 15 Jun 2021 22:02:51 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=34938 It’s frustrating being a student sometimes, you can feel like you always have a need for money but not many ways to earn. In this guide, we’re looking into how you can earn money even while you are at college studying for the future. You may be able to access loans, and those of us...]]>

It’s frustrating being a student sometimes, you can feel like you always have a need for money but not many ways to earn. In this guide, we’re looking into how you can earn money even while you are at college studying for the future. You may be able to access loans, and those of us with generous and fortunate parents may be able to get financial support from them, but a lot of people still have to find some part time work in order to make ends meet.

Fortunately, there are so many ways in which you can earn a bit of extra cash these days. We live in the age of the gig economy, so even if you aren’t able to make a full time living, you may be able to use your skills and spare time to generate some funds for your studies and to allow you to have a social life.

5 Ways to Earn Money as a Student

Below, we’ve listed five of the top ways that you can make money as a student:

  1. Offer tutoring skills. The fact that you’re studying at college means you already have some knowledge in a certain area, and there might be plenty of high school kids in the area who need a helping hand. You can advertise your services online or work with local educational establishments
  2. Do something in the “gig” economy. This can include offering some services on Fiverr.com. From voiceover to writing work, there are loads of ways in which you might be able to make some money from your dorm room. It can be hard to get your first customers, but plenty of people are using online platforms to make good money out of their skills. If you are good at something, people may well pay for it. Aspiring graphic designers, musicians, and other creatives tend to be especially successful on these gig platforms.
  3. Sell something. You may have a lot of old stuff you don’t need anymore that you could sell, and your family and friends may also have some items you could list for sale for them. Once you’ve sold the old clothes or electronics you don’t need anymore, you might be able to start buying things wholesale and start your own business.
  4. Work on campus. A lot of colleges are like their own little societies, and this means that there are places you can work, such as student bars. It’s always worth talking to the officials at the university if you want some work, as there are things you might be able to do to make a little money, you could even work in the library on campus.
  5. Delivery driving. If you have a motorcycle or a car then there could be opportunities to do some delivery driving to make some extra money. The gig economy has also made this a lot simpler, and the restrictions for something like UberEats are a little more forgiving than if you just want to drive Uber to transport passengers, so it is more of a viable option for students. We’ve explored more about UberEats below.

Reasons Why UberEats Is the Ideal Part-Time Job for Students

UberEats is a fantastic option for students who can drive. There are a lot of reasons why this form of delivery driving is a fantastic option for students. A lot of university campuses are in areas where there are a lot of restaurants that you can work as a delivery driver for, and a huge number of people ordering food.

On top of that, you can choose when you work, and fit it around your studies. It’s a great way not to impede too much on your studies and your social life. If you’re a bit quieter, you can spend more time driving. You can just use the app to log in and out, and effectively clock in and out of work as a result. As long as your vehicle meets the UberEats requirements for your state, and you have the insurance you need, you can drive for UberEats and make a decent hourly rate.

What are the Work Rules for Students?

You’re allowed to go and get a part time job as a student in the US. This means that it is easy to get a summer job or something part time.

If you are a foreign student and you want to work during your studies then you may be able to participate in up to 20 hours a week of “on-campus” work, which means either within the university or at an affiliated workplace. It’s best to ask the university for help if you are struggling with what you can and cannot do under your student visa.

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4 Steps To Planning for Business Success https://www.previousmagazine.com/4-steps-to-planning-for-business-success https://www.previousmagazine.com/4-steps-to-planning-for-business-success#respond Tue, 15 Jun 2021 11:45:31 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=34946 Most people when they start a business, have certain visions in mind. These visions often focus on business success, how the business will flourish and expand and what their lifestyle will be like when it does. These visions are all part of the process, but unless budding entrepreneurs and business owners plan for business success,...]]>

Most people when they start a business, have certain visions in mind. These visions often focus on business success, how the business will flourish and expand and what their lifestyle will be like when it does.

These visions are all part of the process, but unless budding entrepreneurs and business owners plan for business success, many of these visions could simply become nothing more than idle daydreams.

Every business will encounter problems and setbacks. Some of these can be taken care of on the go, but a better idea is to have a plan before you even open the doors to trade. Planning forces business owners to really think about their business and evaluate everything related to it.

Let’s look at a few tips to plan for business success.

#1 – Evaluate All of Your Ideas

Chances are, you have a few business ideas floating around inside your mind. You want to carefully evaluate each one to determine which idea is most likely to meet with success. Write them all down and then write out lists of any pros and cons you can think of.

Something that’s important to consider is your own personality and your level of interest in a particular idea. In other words, there’s no point putting money, time and effort into getting a business off the ground if you’re going to lose interest in it after a few months.

If you’ve already settled on a business idea, then write down and evaluate all of the thoughts and ideas you have pertaining to that business idea. This way, you’ll get a clearer picture of how you are going to go about things.

#2 – Write Up a Detailed Business Plan

Now that you’ve settled on a business idea and have nutted out some concepts of what you’re going to do with it, you’ll want to spend some time writing up a business plan. If you’re not sure how to go about this, download a business plan template online. A template will guide you through every step of the process.

Most of us have heard the saying, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail”. This is very true. Having a sound and detailed business plan really helps you to focus and refine what you going to do with your business and will give you a far greater chance of success.

#3 – Always Plan To Manage Business Risk

Whether you’re just starting out in a business venture or you already have a business up and running, one vital aspect to help ensure business success and longevity is risk management. Risks include things like operational risks, financial risks, workplace hazards, compliance with the laws that govern your industry and more. No business is free from risk, but the best way to deal with risk is to attempt to prevent problems from occurring in the first place.

Risk management software can really help make light work of the risk management process. The software can assist you in identifying potential risks or areas of weakness, enabling you and your staff to come up with solutions and workarounds to mitigate those risks.

The more you can reduce risks in your business and avoid problems, the more chance there is that your business will be successful over the long term.

#4 – Be Prepared To Make Some Sacrifices

There is a lot of work to be done in the lead up to getting a business started, but your work is only just beginning when you do eventually open for business. To give your enterprise every chance of succeeding, you’ll need to be prepared to make a few sacrifices, particularly with your time, in the beginning. Chances are, you’ll be putting in more time than you would be working for someone else.

Over time, as your business starts to grow and get established, you’ll be able to hire staff so you don’t have to work such long hours yourself.

The Takeaway

Planning is an essential part of the success of any business and so is effective risk management. Don’t plan to fail by failing to plan, and be prepared to put the time and effort into your new business venture. Every success story also requires sacrifice.

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Risky Strategies That Can Cause Container Loss During Transit and How to Avoid Them https://www.previousmagazine.com/risky-strategies-that-can-cause-container-loss-during-transit-and-how-to-avoid-them https://www.previousmagazine.com/risky-strategies-that-can-cause-container-loss-during-transit-and-how-to-avoid-them#respond Mon, 14 Jun 2021 14:22:08 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=34935 Maintaining the competitive edge of obtaining goods abroad is critical in global trade. Your company must consistently and efficiently send its items to the right place at the right time. Costs of transportation must be kept under control, and commodities should be delivered on time and in acceptable shape. You can gain an advantage of...]]>

Maintaining the competitive edge of obtaining goods abroad is critical in global trade. Your company must consistently and efficiently send its items to the right place at the right time. Costs of transportation must be kept under control, and commodities should be delivered on time and in acceptable shape.

You can gain an advantage of sea freight services and keep your profit margins no matter what you’re hauling or what borders you have to traverse if you prepare ahead.

Items are particularly vulnerable to risks when in transit. The greater the value and size of the shipment, the greater the risk—and solutions are much more difficult to apply when the problem is halfway around the world.

What Are the Primary Dangers Affecting the Global Shipping Industry?

These are the major threats to the global shipping industry:

  • Cargo loss and damage
  • Unexpected extra costs, such as storage
  • Supply chain delays or disruptions
  • Death or personal injury
  • Insurance prices have risen.
  • Consumers face higher pricing for items.

Recognize the Documentation Requirements

To transport your goods internationally while remaining compliant with rules, you must first understand what documentation is required for sea freight services. All pertinent information should be covered in your paperwork. Your shipments could be delayed significantly if your paperwork is unclear or wrong. Maintaining meticulous records will protect your business, income, and time.

Many forms of transport are paperless. Train quotes, bookings, and paperwork, for instance, are all done online. Customs paperwork is digital in Canada, the United States, and much of Europe. This, unfortunately, is not the case in other countries.

Consult with regional offices and agencies for information on customs and documentation filing procedures in other countries. On shipping documents, pay special attention to correctness, clear descriptions, and thorough documentation.

Check to See If the Contracts Are Clear

The terms of delivery will be specified in the contract for the sale of the products. The Incoterms standards will impact how things are delivered, where sellers and buyers bear responsibility for the commodities, and what each party is responsible for.

A contract with a third party for overseas delivery and transportation of products is required because the cost of shipping products is often not included in the contract for the sale of products. This contract is drawn between the shipper and the carrier. It establishes the rights and responsibilities of all parties involved in the shipment.

The seller, buyer, or freight forwarder might all be shippers. In most cases, the contract is a receipt or a waybill. Confirm that the transportation contract’s terms and conditions are explicit and that each participant is aware of the rights and duties of the partners. If necessary, get legal guidance, such as when negotiating leased container contracts.

Risk Management Necessitates Effective Communication

Managing risk necessitates effective communication. Help ensure that detailed information is delivered on time will help you save money:

  • Ensure that the carrier has precise details on the port terminal to deliver cargo to avoid unanticipated storage or transportation fees.
  • When carrying hazardous or dangerous items, provide the correct information to emergency responders so that appropriate action can be taken to mitigate mishaps or report unsafe situations.
  • Inform the importer when the goods will arrive at the border to submit customs paperwork on schedule.

Lastly, ensure that the shipping vessel’s name, registration number, and other essential information are provided to the insurance provider to cover cargo risks.

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Skincare Routine Steps https://www.previousmagazine.com/skincare-routine-steps https://www.previousmagazine.com/skincare-routine-steps#respond Mon, 14 Jun 2021 13:41:17 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=34930 We often neglect our skin, but having a great skincare routine is important for everyone. If you take care of it properly, your skin will look and feel healthier for longer. It’s not as simple as washing your face with only soap and water; you’ll need a variety of products. There are many skincare products...]]>

We often neglect our skin, but having a great skincare routine is important for everyone. If you take care of it properly, your skin will look and feel healthier for longer. It’s not as simple as washing your face with only soap and water; you’ll need a variety of products. There are many skincare products on the market, so you’ll have no trouble finding things for dry skin, oily skin, combination skin, and even sensitive skin. You’ll need to develop a morning and evening skincare routine to provide your skin with regular care. Skincare products should be applied in a specific order for maximum effect, so read on for some awesome skincare steps.

Apply Cleanser

The first step of a skincare routine is cleaning the skin with a cleanser. Cleansers are used to wash the face to remove dirt, oil, and dead skin cells. They are used to remove makeup and other beauty products. There are different kinds of moisturisers for each of the skin types, such as creams, foams, gels, micellar water, and oils. Make sure you read the instructions on the packaging so you don’t over use the cleanser and so you can pick the right one for your skin type. A cleanser should be a part of both your morning and evening routine.

Apply Toner

The second step is using a toner. A toner should be applied after the cleanser to hydrate your skin and to balance the pH levels of your skin. You should avoid harsh alcohol-based toners, as they can cause skin irritation and dry your skin out. If you have sensitive skin, then okay if you skip this step. Most toners should be used sparingly and you should pat it onto your face, instead of rubbing it in. This should also be used in the morning and evening.

Apply Serum

The third step is applying a serum. Serums contain a concentrated mix of active ingredients, such as antioxidants and nutrients, that are absorbed directly into the skin. They can reduce inflammation, moisturise your skin, and reduce wrinkles and dark spots. Ideally, you should use two different serums; one that contains Vitamin C for your morning skincare routine and one that contains hyaluronic acid for your evening skincare routine.

Apply Moisturiser

The fourth step of a skincare routine is applying a moisturiser. A moisturiser will hydrate your skin by locking in moisture and the other products you applied earlier. It will provide a barrier for and protect your skin from the elements. Moisturising your skin will also make it easier for you to apply your makeup evenly. Moisturiser should be applied using gentle upward strokes during your morning and evening routine.

Apply Sunscreen

Applying sunscreen is the final step of a skincare routine, and is probably the most important step. If you like spending lots of time outside on sunny days, sunscreen will protect your skin from the harmful UV rays that cause sun damage. The sun’s rays can cause premature aging, dry skin, and skin cancer. Sunscreen should be applied during your morning routine, and reapplied throughout the day as necessary. You should wait between 20–30 minutes for the sunscreen to be absorbed before heading outside. Sunscreen can contain physical and chemical ingredients, and have varying levels of SPF; however, you should use a sunscreen with a minimum SPF 30. The use of sunscreen may not be necessary if you’re using a moisturiser with SPF 30, but it never hurts to have extra UV protection.

Additional Skincare Tips

Now that you know in which order your skincare products should be applied, it’s time for you do your research to find the right products for your skin type. Make sure you choose high-quality products, like the ones from https://hanoor.in/, as opposed to cheaper products which will probably cause even more skin problems. Don’t be afraid of trying different products until you find the right ones for you.

As well as the items listed in this article, you can add other products to your routine, such as eye creams, retinoids, exfoliators, oils, acne treatments, and face masks. A good skincare routine requires time and commitment, so don’t expect miracles to happen overnight. After a while of keeping up your routine, you’ll notice that your complexion has improved and you have healthier skin.

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10 Effective Ways to Keep Your Joints Healthy https://www.previousmagazine.com/effective-ways-to-keep-joints-healthy https://www.previousmagazine.com/effective-ways-to-keep-joints-healthy#respond Sun, 13 Jun 2021 13:24:52 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=34929 Maintaining joint health is crucial for living a healthy and active life. As we age, our joints become stiff and rigid. The synovial fluid in the joints that lubricates them will start decreasing. The joint supporting the cartilage will also begin to degenerate. Additionally, genetics and injury can cause severe joint pain that makes simple...]]>

Maintaining joint health is crucial for living a healthy and active life. As we age, our joints become stiff and rigid. The synovial fluid in the joints that lubricates them will start decreasing. The joint supporting the cartilage will also begin to degenerate. Additionally, genetics and injury can cause severe joint pain that makes simple movements in daily life painful.   

What Are the Causes of Stiff Joints?

Various factors may contribute to joint stiffness. Aging may be one of the reasons, and then there’s arthritis and injuries. Arthritis or joint inflammation can affect anyone.

Inflammation from osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis can cause joint stiffness in the morning. Several forms of arthritis may cause moderate to severe stiffness, swelling, immobility, joint pain, etc.

Rheumatoid arthritis, the chronic inflammatory disorder, affects more than 1.5 million Americans. RA starts with joint stiffness, inflammation and can cause joint deformity in the long run. Osteoarthritis, another common form of arthritis, may cause immobility. OA affects over 27 million Americans. Lupus and bursitis may also cause joint stiffness.

Is it possible to prevent joint stiffness? What are the ways to keep joints healthy as we age? Here, we discuss 10 simple ways to improve joint health.

1. Proper Weight Management Is Necessary for Joint Health

Our body weight is linked to our joint health. Excess weight creates additional stress on our weight-bearing joints. Every extra pound you gain creates 4x pressure on your knees. Also, obesity may aggravate inflammation in the body that may cause joint pain. The solution? Lose pounds to take the stress off from the joints.

2. Regular Exercise Can Improve Joint Health

Is it possible to exercise if you have joint pain? Experts suggest regular movement keeps joints flexible and healthy even if you have joint pain. Swimming is a good option for exercise as moving in the water is less stressful for the body. Low impact activities such as a 15-minute walk, biking, and simple exercises can subdue joint pain and increase joint mobility. Practicing yoga and tai-chi can keep joints in good shape.

Severe joint pain can make you feel depressed. Exercise boosts endorphin production in the body, so you feel positive and focused after a session.

3. Joint Health Supplements May Alleviate Joint Pain and Restore Joint Health

Joint health supplements come in handy for improving joint health and reducing joint pain. Top joint pain supplements come with science-backed formulas and usually contain glucosamine, chondroitin sulfate, resveratrol, turmeric, and omega 3 that may support joint health.

However, a wide range of joint health supplements is available over the counter. It is recommended to buy products from a reputable brand and read through the labels for ingredient information.

Drug-free, organic products are considered safe. Relief Factor, a drug-free joint health supplement, claims to alleviate joint pains and improve the immune system. The product contains Icariin and resveratrol that may increase blood flow, improve tissue health, and create joint protection from daily wear and tear. The supplement also contains turmeric and omega-3 fatty acids that may support joint health and reduce joint pain. Turmeric is rich in curcumin that could reduce arthritis pain.

Relief Factor claims to boost the body’s natural healing abilities. However, the efficacy of some joint pain supplements is questionable and what works for one may not work for another. To know what works for you, consult a physician.

4. Embrace A Joint-Healthy Diet

A balanced diet is one of the ways to keep joints healthy. Consider including antioxidant-rich foods and anti-inflammatory foods in your diet. Here are a few you can consider:

Apples

Apples are full of antioxidants that fight inflammation. Apple peels contain a high amount of quercetin, a flavonoid that exhibits anti-inflammatory properties and may boost immunity. One study examined quercetin’s effect on inflammation and immunity.

Turmeric

Turmeric is rich in curcumin – a bioactive with powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric has been used in many joint health supplements for its multiple benefits. One clinical study reviewed how curcumin is beneficial for supporting osteoarthritis-induced pain.

Mediterranean diet

The Mediterranean diet encourages you to eat fresh, seasonal plant foods. The diet allows fruits, leafy vegetables, whole grains, nuts, fish, eggs, and legumes with which tasty recipes can be created and enjoyed. With the Mediterranean diet, you can receive the required amount of nutrients beneficial for joint health. A study indicates that the polyphenol-rich Mediterranean diet may inhibit inflammation and cartilage destruction, offering prevention of osteoarthritis-related musculoskeletal inflammation. The diet has also been effective in aiding weight loss, which is an added advantage.

5. Good Posture Can Improve Your Joint Health

Incorrect posture creates stress on muscles and joints. Repetitive movements can make your joints suffer. If your profession demands long hours of sitting, lifting heavy objects, or standing / sitting in the same position for a long time, practice appropriate postures. Whether you sit, stand, walk, or run, practice proper body mechanics. Learn to align your body parts correctly. Be conscious about your postures throughout the day. Stretch and move around frequently by taking mini-breaks.

6. Immobility May Trigger Joint Stiffness

Motion is one of the best ways to keep joints healthy. Though body movement is a concern for most arthritis patients, moving constantly is what the experts suggest. Range of motion exercises may help you tackle stiff joints in the morning. Enrol in a strength-training program for building and strengthening joint protecting muscles. However, before starting an exercise, talk to your doctor and train under an expert.

7. Wearing the Right Shoes May Prevent Joint Discomfort

Wearing the right shoes is essential for taking care of your weight-bearing joints. Poor footwear can cause stress on your knees, ankles, and lower legs. Women who wear high heels may experience joint problems as high heels cause additional stress on the knees. A pair of comfortable shoes can do the following:

  • Offer adequate cushioning while you walk
  • Offer adequate foot support
  • Fit snugly
  • Offer good grip and balance

Also, a podiatrist can help you select the ideal shoes.

8. De-stress for Better Joints: Healthy Mind, Healthy Joints

Stress damages both the mind and body. Chronic stress aggravates autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. One study examined the effects of anxiety and depression in patients with osteoarthritis. Stress triggers the secretion of the stress hormone cortisol, affecting collagen production, a necessary compound for healthy joints. Chronic stress also boosts inflammation.

9. Take Care of Your Seasonal Allergies for Better Joint Health

Seasonal allergies could be bad news for your joints. Allergens may increase inflammation in the body that aggravates joint pain.

10. Can Vitamin D Save Your Joints?

Vitamin D is one of the vital nutrients for bone health. It helps in calcium absorption. The deficiency of this essential nutrient may lead to different forms of arthritis. Lack of vitamin D can make the bones brittle. Boosting the intake of vitamin D in the body may help control inflammation.

A diet of tuna and salmon, milk with added vitamin D, and cod liver oil can serve you the required amount of vitamin D in the body. Additionally, top joint pain supplements with vitamin D are a good option.

Conclusion

It is not uncommon to feel anxious and depressed if joint pain limits your life’s pleasures and activities. But if you stay positive and focused, stay active as much as possible, eat a balanced diet, and follow the ways to keep joints healthy, you will do better. You will overcome the pain and limitations.

References

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5003001/
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4808895/
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Summer Space Hacks: Increase the Size of Your Office and Feel Good https://www.previousmagazine.com/summer-space-hacks-increase-the-size-of-your-office-and-feel-good https://www.previousmagazine.com/summer-space-hacks-increase-the-size-of-your-office-and-feel-good#respond Sat, 12 Jun 2021 16:10:10 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=34954 We all know that the summer is a great time to get out of the office and enjoy some fresh air. However, if you are like most people, your desk must be covered with piles of redundant paperwork! It can be challenging to find space to do anything when you return after taking those much-needed...]]>

We all know that the summer is a great time to get out of the office and enjoy some fresh air. However, if you are like most people, your desk must be covered with piles of redundant paperwork! It can be challenging to find space to do anything when you return after taking those much-needed breaks. In this blog post, we will share some great ideas for how you can create more space at your workplace this summer without spending any money or hiring an interior designer.

Tip # One: Create a Paperless Office

Nowadays, excellent apps and programs can help you organize your email, documents, calendars, etc. If you’re not already using these tools to keep clutter at bay, then now is the time! We recommend signing up for an account with Dropbox or Google Drive because they give you large GBs of free storage space.

It’s not just for your computer; it can also be used on your phone and tablet. That way, you don’t have to worry about lugging a laptop back from the coffee shop where you went to work remotely because everything is available with one click! For example, Dropbox and Google Drive are both free for an account of up to three users, so that should suit most people’s needs.

Tip # Two: Invest in Extra Storage Solutions

Once you’ve sorted paper-based documents, it’s imperative to store this data away safely. We recommend investing in a filing cabinet that matches the color of your office. This way, it will be less noticeable, and you’ll feel more organized! If this option is not feasible, consider using big storage units. For example, if you reside in Olympia, then you can search for Olympia self storage online and find one near you. This way, you can store your official documents securely and have greater personal control over your documents at a lower price.

Tip # Three: Take Advantage of Vertical Spaces

Usually, we store items horizontally, but vertical storage spaces can effectively create a lot of room in your office. For example, you can store large files vertically to save space. Also, add a few bookshelves to your office space. Bookshelves are a great way to keep books and other items that you want on display. These shelves can be placed against the wall, which will free up space in your office for extra desks or workstations.

Tip # Four: Say Goodbye to your Desk Drawers

If you have desk drawers in your office, then it’s time for them to go. Take out all items from inside these drawers and put them back into their designated space instead. This will create two benefits; firstly, there will be less clutter around your work area, making the room feel more spacious. Secondly, this is also an excellent way to purge unnecessary documents that are no longer needed by removing everything at once!

Tip # Five: Utilize Every Surface

If you feel like every surface is covered with office items, it’s time to start looking at storing things on top of shelves or underneath the desk. Shelving units are an excellent solution for this as they will take up space that may otherwise go unused and provide ample opportunity for displaying reminders about upcoming tasks! If there aren’t any shelving units available, consider hanging posters from the ceiling. Some advertising agencies hang posters of their upcoming campaigns from the ceiling (like bunters). Such posters bring everyone on the same page and induces enthusiasm. This technique has been used by some famous creatives when their workplace was too small and wanted more visibility.

Tip # Six: Utilize the Wall Space Above Your Desk

This is another excellent way to save space in your office and get creative at the same time – utilize what may seem like wasted wall space above your desk as storage! This is especially handy if you have lots of small items that need storing but don’t want them taking up room on top of your desk or cluttering up valuable floor (or surface) space.

Tip # Seven: Use a Standing Desk

A standing desk is an excellent way to transform your current workspace and save space at the same time. As long as it’s set up correctly, there should not be any issues with this solution whatsoever. All in all, if you’re looking for summer workplace tips, these seven ways can help maximize the size of your office!

Tip # Eight: Rearrange Your Office Equipment

Next up, rearrange the office equipment at your disposal! Summer break is a great time to think about utilizing these items with some clever rearranging. Perhaps, you could change the positions or angle of your desk to create more space. Or, if it’s possible – take a look at whether or not a desk could be placed in another room to create more space. Try rearranging any chairs or sofa sets that you have and making use of the available slots!

Also, if the furniture in your office is not being used, then get rid of it! A cluttered workplace can lead to distraction and frustration, which will result in increased stress levels. Clear away everything so that there are only work-related items around

Tip # Nine: Add More Potted Plants

It’s essential to have potted plants around your workspace too! They’re a lovely addition with their natural beauty and freshness while also helping remove toxins from the air. You’ll feel more relaxed, happy, and productive when surrounded by nature’s perfect remedy – beautiful green leaves! The best thing is that they require minimal care – they need to be watered only once a week – so that it won’t take up any of your time – there is no downside here!

In A Nutshell

Creating extra space in your office can seem like a daunting task, but once you’ve cleared away all the clutter, the new spacious office will look extremely welcoming and refreshing. Clean and airy offices offer many benefits such as increased productivity, creativity through natural lighting, and less stress.

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Essential Tips for Building a Resilient Supply Chain https://www.previousmagazine.com/essential-tips-for-building-a-resilient-supply-chain https://www.previousmagazine.com/essential-tips-for-building-a-resilient-supply-chain#respond Fri, 11 Jun 2021 11:15:19 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=34920 If you run a business that depends on lots of different suppliers, then supply chain resilience is crucial. A major development in the world of logistics in the past year or so is that businesses have realised that just-in-time manufacturing is well and truly obsolete. Instead, businesses want secure, resilient, and future-proof supply chains that...]]>

If you run a business that depends on lots of different suppliers, then supply chain resilience is crucial. A major development in the world of logistics in the past year or so is that businesses have realised that just-in-time manufacturing is well and truly obsolete.

Instead, businesses want secure, resilient, and future-proof supply chains that will enable them to provide the right goods and services to their customers, exactly when they are needed. With that in mind, read on to find out the essential tips for building a resilient supply chain in 2021.

1. Opt for Pre-Assembled Products

Gone are the days when a business owner would have a million different suppliers for every single stage of their process. Now, it is all about opting for pre-assembled products that come from a single supplier, thus reducing dependency on others. Let’s say you want to build hundreds of luxury bathrooms for a hotel.

Instead of having one supplier for your sinks, one for your floor tiles, and so on, you could opt for prefabricated bathroom pods manufacturers that can deliver completely ready-to-use, sanitary bathrooms to your site in one go. This can help you reduce your overall supply chain risk.

2. Use Data to Determine Demand

The key to supply chain resilience is good data. Without detailed, real-time numbers, you won’t be able to know what your customer demand is, what your future demand will be, and what your own supply needs are. Underdelivering or overstocking can be very costly for any business.

Use honest figures and work with your team to get a clear picture of your present and future demand. Consider future demand factors from every possible angle, so that you are unlikely to be caught off-guard.

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3. Ensure Quality Control in Your Supply Chain

A major risk to your supply chain concerns quality control. If you have an atomized, dispersed supply chain, it will be much more difficult to address any issues of quality. That’s why you should opt for one large supplier of several products that can guarantee quality control on their end before they ship to you. Let’s go back to the hotel bathroom example.

If you choose to buy bathroom pods prefabricated for your hotel, you can trust that your supplier is constructing the finished product for you and testing for quality every step of the way. This can save you a lot of time and money further down the line.

4. Build Strong Relationships

This might just be the most important thing to remember. If you have strong and lasting relationships with suppliers that are built on trust, you will be able to more easily fix things when they go wrong. Get to know your suppliers and develop a genuine working relationship with them.

This will ensure that you are at the front of the queue if there are any future supply shortage issues. It means you will always be able to get on the phone with your supplier to discuss any logistical and price issues you wish to address. Overall, it means your supply chain will be more secure throughout your business lifecycle.

By following these simple principles, you can build a supply chain that is able to withstand even the most challenging logistical issues.

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The Benefits of Using a Private GP https://www.previousmagazine.com/the-benefits-of-using-a-private-gp https://www.previousmagazine.com/the-benefits-of-using-a-private-gp#respond Fri, 11 Jun 2021 03:26:50 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=34913 We’re very lucky in the UK to have the NHS which provides free health care at the point of delivery. This means that everyone, no matter what their income might be, can access a GP any time they need to, as well as plenty of other medical services. However, with such a demand on the...]]>

We’re very lucky in the UK to have the NHS which provides free health care at the point of delivery. This means that everyone, no matter what their income might be, can access a GP any time they need to, as well as plenty of other medical services. However, with such a demand on the NHS, this does mean that sometimes it’s not as helpful as you might need it to be, and you might consider using a private GP instead. Although this will cost you money whereas the NHS will not, sometimes that will be money well spent. Plus, with revenue cycle management software for health centers, the billing will be a simple matter. Read on to discover some of the benefits of using a private GP.

Speed Of Access

If you want to see an NHS GP, you’ll need to make an appointment, and that appointment could be many weeks in the future. If you don’t have an urgent medical matter to attend to, this might not be so problematic, but if you need help right away (and it’s not something you need to attend a hospital for), then booking an appointment with a private GP will be much quicker.

With lower waiting times, your healthcare issue can be dealt with much faster, and you might even be seen within a few hours of booking your appointment. You’ll even find that you don’t have to wait as long in the waiting room either.

Longer Consultations

When you book a private appointment, you’ll find that the doctor has a lot longer to talk to you. With an NHS GP, most appointments can be no longer than 10 minutes due to the number of people who need to be seen. If you have more than one issue or you feel you might need a more thorough discussion, a private GP is the right choice. The consultation times will vary between 30 minutes to one hour, and this should be enough time to let the doctor know what the problem is and allow them to examine you and determine the issue.

As well as the initial discussion, the doctor will ask more in-depth questions about your family history and your personal medical history. They won’t miss anything out, which makes diagnosis a much simpler process.

Flexibility

When you want to make an appointment with a private GP, you’ll find much more flexibility. Rather than having to take time off work or try to fit your doctor’s appointment in at the only time they could offer even though it’s rather inconvenient, or waiting for longer for an appointment that suits better, the private GP might be able to offer early morning or late evening appointments, or perhaps they would be available at the weekends. Some will have a 24-hour service.

With this being the case, it’s much easier to fit a GP’s appointment in with your life, and there will be much more chance you’ll make the appointment in the first place and then get the treatment you need for your condition. When you can’t find a suitable appointment with an NHS GP, you might not bother at all, making your situation worse in the process.

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How To Plan a Wedding on a Budget in Less Than 30 Days https://www.previousmagazine.com/how-to-plan-a-wedding-on-a-budget-in-less-than-30-days https://www.previousmagazine.com/how-to-plan-a-wedding-on-a-budget-in-less-than-30-days#respond Thu, 10 Jun 2021 17:14:33 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=34909 Gone are the days when brides would spend idle months planning out every detail of their dream wedding. Modern brides are always on a deadline. And their desires concern more of making ends meet instead of chasing unrealistic fantasies. Deciding to plan one’s wedding on a tight timeline can result from various factors, including expected...]]>

Gone are the days when brides would spend idle months planning out every detail of their dream wedding. Modern brides are always on a deadline. And their desires concern more of making ends meet instead of chasing unrealistic fantasies. Deciding to plan one’s wedding on a tight timeline can result from various factors, including expected promotions, biological scares, and fast-approaching placements.

Though a daunting and stressful prospect, planning a successful wedding in less than 30 days isn’t insurmountable. The stress levels can especially peak when you’re also on a budget. But, worry not as this article is here to rescue all those confessing their true love in a hurry. Here is a comprehensive guide based on simple steps to help you plan a wedding in 30 days and on a budget!

Establish a budget

Despite the prevalent misconception, working with a strict timeline doesn’t have to be synonymous with overspending. Couples handling the wedding expenses by themselves must sit down and mutually decide what their budget entails. A short notice wedding means most of the spending would be upfront, so it’s best to only account for the money you currently have for your wedding. However, if the loved ones have offered to pitch in, remember to discuss their contributions.

Additionally, it’s essential to calculate your total expenses for the big day before proceeding with a budget. Simply looking up the average cost of wedding won’t cut it here. You must factor in your specific circumstances and location too.

Choose the lucky date

If you’re in a race with time, then you can’t be picky about this one aspect of weddings. Still, you’re more likely to secure suitable vendors and a venue if you organize the wedding on a weekday, at an off-time, and off-season. Why? Because most wedding vendors are available for last-minute gigs during the less in-demand wedding days, such as winter and weekdays. For instance, a Thursday evening wedding can still get realized economically during the summer. The key here is accommodating your guests and hiring the right vendors.

Search guest accommodations

Do you have the place and time to accommodate all your far distance friends and family? No? Well, your out-of-town guests need a place to stay, so you better start searching for some good lodging options. If time and circumstances allow, see the accommodations in-person instead of online. While you’re at it, check if there’s a group booking discount. Some hotels might offer a lower rate, depending on the number of guests.

Seek hotels with a restaurant or ones providing breakfast/brunch options. That way, the attendees can enjoy in-house food options too.

Pick the essential vendors

According to the vision you have of your big day, you should start assembling a list of the essential and additional vendors for the wedding. Then, get to choosing. Search and book a decent caterer and DJ based on the specific cuisine or music you wish to incorporate into the wedding. Also, find a florist that can recommend alternatives for out-of-season favorites, like hydrangeas, and deliver on time. Try to tick as many tasks as possible from your wedding planning checklist during the weekends. By doing so, you’ll feel less anxious when the wedding date closes in.

Buy the wedding attire

Given the tight reins of time and finances, your best bet would be to opt for an off-the-rack wedding dress with the least possible altering. Ensure that you can pick it up the same day or no longer than a few days. Suggest a color theme that the bridesmaids can follow using any formal wear from their wardrobes and get everyone matching bouquets. Try also to cooperate with your in-laws and parents and check if they’re all set or need assistance with their dresses.

The groom’s tuxedo and the groomsmen should follow in the bride’s footsteps. Pick a theme around something most of them already own, such as black suits, and add a matching accessory. The groom doesn’t own a tux? It’s time to get him one ASAP!

Send out invites and make a website

Once you’ve secured the lucky date, venue, attire, and have a clear wedding vision, let the invitations roll. Rather than mailing them, send out digital invitations to your guests via email to save time. Moreover, it can be beneficial to make a wedding website that lists all the essential wedding details for your guests. After alerting the attendees and setting up a basic website, you can go on and complete your wedding registry. In turn, you can guarantee that your guests know all the details and offer meaningful gifts instead of superficial ones.

Plan a mini-moon

It would hurt less to discount the traditional honeymoon right away when speed-planning a wedding than after the ceremony. But, don’t lose all your hopes for a romantic trip just yet. You can always go on a little celebratory trip if it falls under your budget. Weekend getaways to nearby hotels or cabins are an ideal option for newlyweds to rewind and refresh.

Take it easy

To break away from all the pre-wedding jitters, step outside and imagine your wedding as another party. Sometimes, people happen to get hitched at parties; this time, it’s your turn. This technique can help remind you of what truly matters and distract you from worrying over the less important stuff. Keep your focus on how you’re starting a fresh new chapter of your life with a loving partner.

To conclude

Marriage is a sacred bond, and its planning shouldn’t be something that drains the life out of you. Just like having a groom is a prerequisite to marriage, properly planning all the essential details is too. The tips mentioned in this article can help you plan a wedding on a budget and in under 30 days without getting frustrated. These suggest rushed couples follow a budget, pick the right vendors, and switch to e-invites. Though it won’t be the same, you can still achieve a low-quality version of your ultimate dream wedding!

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Genius Ways to Make Small Room Feel Bigger https://www.previousmagazine.com/genius-ways-to-make-small-room-feel-bigger https://www.previousmagazine.com/genius-ways-to-make-small-room-feel-bigger#respond Wed, 09 Jun 2021 09:48:10 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=34925 Many people who live in small apartments feel like they are running out of space and don’t know what to do. A room can seem like the perfect size until someone walks in. Whether it’s a small living room or bedroom, there are many tricks for making your space feel bigger and more welcoming. Small...]]>

Many people who live in small apartments feel like they are running out of space and don’t know what to do. A room can seem like the perfect size until someone walks in. Whether it’s a small living room or bedroom, there are many tricks for making your space feel bigger and more welcoming. Small rooms can be a pain to live in. They feel cramped and claustrophobic, making it difficult for you to relax or enjoy your time at home. There are many ways to make your small room seem much bigger with just a few adjustments! Check out this blog post for some genius tips that will make your tiny room seem much bigger than it is.

Chose Colours Wisely

It’s not enough to paint your walls a neutral colour; the type of colours you choose can play an important role in making the room feel bigger and brighter. We recommend choosing pastel or light-coloured furnishings as well, which will help create the illusion of more space around them. Try not to paint dark colours on the walls as it will make the room appear smaller.

Keep a Simple, Clean Layout

There are many ways to make a small room feel much larger than it is—the way you set up your furniture in that space is one of them! Keeping things simple will allow space between pieces of furniture or decoration, making for an airier space. You don’t want to overburden the room with too many objects, so it’s best to keep things simple and clean. In this way, you can take advantage of all the space in your small room! To make a small room feel bigger, keep furniture and accessories simple and light. Place striped wool rugs on the floor for a cool look.

Low-Level Furniture

If you are struggling with a small space to furnish, opt for furniture built low to the ground. This will take up less space and give off an airier feel than if there was tall furniture taking up too much flooring surface in your tiny room! Some good examples of low-to-the-ground pieces include sofas, footstools, and coffee tables.

Tables with Legs

If your small room is in dire need of a dining area, opt for a table with four legs instead of one with a pedestal base. A lower height means there will be less furniture taking up space on the floor! Be careful when choosing where to place it, because if you put it too near the window, it will block the view, and if you put it too far away from a window or other light source, your room will seem gloomy. Make your small room feel bigger by layering a rug under the table.

Double-Sided Mirrors

If you your hallway is narrow, consider placing mirrors opposite each other on each wall! This is an easy way to create the illusion of a bigger space. Mirrors can give an area a relaxed look and make it appear bigger because they reflect light. Mirrors are a great way to make your small room feel so much more spacious!

Go for Upholstery in Plain Colours and Small Prints

You can make your small room feel bigger by going for upholstery in plain colours and smaller prints. This is an excellent way to add some colour without making the space seem too full or crowded. A small print will make your small room look so much more spacious and bigger! A neutral-coloured area rugs can make a room seem larger.

Adding Height to Your Bedroom

If you need a bedroom update, consider adding height in the form of bookshelves or even just with some boxes piled up on their side. This is such a great way to create the illusion of space without actually taking up much space. Be sure to fill your bookshelves with lots of books to make it more visually interesting. This is such a good idea to add extra sightlines and make the room feel much more spacious.

Take Advantage of Vertical Spaces

One way to take advantage of vertical spaces is by using vertical storage in your room. This is a best option for people who want to maximize their space without taking up any more horizontal floor space. Try hanging some clothes on hooks, which can take up much less room than you think!

Opt for Folding Furniture

Folding furniture is an awesome option for small spaces that need to be utilized in the best way possible. It maximizes space and makes it look like you have a lot more than what’s available, so your room looks bigger! Indeed, it is a versatile and chic piece of furniture: both practical and fashionable.

Add Colourful Throw Pillows

Adding some colourful throw pillows can make any living space look larger, but also vibrant and joyful. Throw pillows are a quick way to spruce up your living space while adding some extra colour. Plain bed linen with colourful pillows makes a statement.

Don’t Go Crazy Over Accessories.

It’s easy considering the idea that every accessory you buy will make a room look bigger. However, if your living space has too many decorative items in it, then when someone enters, they may feel claustrophobic and overwhelmed by all of the clutter around them.

Make Some Room for the Natural Light

Natural light is a key ingredient to making any space look larger. The more windows you have in your house, the more natural light can shine inside and bounce off walls.

Don’t Disguise Windows with Curtains or Shades.

If you’ve got less than perfect window coverings, then this might be the cause of your room feeling claustrophobic. The best thing to do is to open any curtains or shades and let fresh air in through those windows! Go for soft, flowy fabric curtains. If you have a larger room, let the air flow. You can install a door so that it opens to an outside area while still maintaining privacy, or even place floor-to-ceiling windows on your walls that will make all of the space seem more open.

One Final Note

Making small rooms appear bigger is easier than you think! Order a rug from RugKnots today and make your room come alive. Don’t let the size of your living space get in the way of creating an inviting home for yourself or your family.

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Vacation Essentials You Didn’t Know You Needed https://www.previousmagazine.com/vacation-essentials-you-didnt-know-you-needed https://www.previousmagazine.com/vacation-essentials-you-didnt-know-you-needed#respond Tue, 08 Jun 2021 03:51:07 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=34903 There are things you will never forget to take with you when it comes to travel and vacations, credit cards, ID, bathing suits. All must-haves to make your vacation run smoothly. Some other items might not seem apparent additions to the packing list but ones you’ll be glad you bought along. Here are some of...]]>

There are things you will never forget to take with you when it comes to travel and vacations, credit cards, ID, bathing suits. All must-haves to make your vacation run smoothly. Some other items might not seem apparent additions to the packing list but ones you’ll be glad you bought along. Here are some of the vacation essentials that might not spring to mind but that you won’t want to forget.

Portable speakers

Picture it now, you’re sat around your private pool, cocktail in hand, rays caressing your body, and you can hear the family next door jumping and screaming, splashing into the pool. Not quite the vibe you were after. Drown it out by turning on your portable speakers, connecting your smartphone, and indulging in your favorite tunes. Or maybe you are that excitable family with young children who have energy to burn, get the speakers out, put on a mini disco, or play musical statues. It’s easy entertainment that will tire them out. Get the best portable speakers your money can buy and pack them in your suitcase, you won’t regret it.

Conversely, another essential you won’t want to forget is headphones. There will be times when you want to catch up on your favorite podcast or listen to your favorite beat, but nobody else does so the portable speakers won’t suffice. This is where the headphones come in. Headphones are perfect for public transport, busy spaces, or when you just need a bit of quiet time to yourself.

Insulated water bottle

These revolutionary eco-friendly bottles are all the rage. Available in a range of colors, designs, patterns, shapes, and sizes, these bottles are everywhere, and rightly so. They reduce the need for reusable plastic, encouraging you to refill instead of purchase. By taking your own water bottle around with you, you are not only doing your bit for the environment but will save yourself money too. These insulated bottles are perfect for any weather. If you’re vacationing in the sun, they’ll keep your drink cold for up to 24 hours. If you prefer a snow holiday, they can keep your drink or soup hot for up to 12 hours.

Multi USB plug adaptor

Absolutely everything needs charging. Your phone, watch, tablet, headphones, portable speakers, to name but a few. Packing your charger is an essential item you won’t forget. What you don’t want to have to do is pack all the different chargers for all the smart tech you own. Instead, you can purchase a multi USB plug adaptor that essentially allows you to plug in four (or more) USB cables into one wall charger; ergo, you can charge all your devices simultaneously without all the plugs. It is a convenient space and weight saver, not to mention handy when you are short on wall plugs.

All the sanitizer

Whether in a global pandemic or not, sanitizer is an essential item. Hand sanitizers are great when on the go, especially if you’re eating and there are no washing facilities. They are handy when traveling with children who have been frequenting playparks or touching everything they see. Sanitizing wipes should also make the vacation packing list. They’re great for giving your airplane tray table the once-over or makeshift picnic spot a quick clean. If you’re really unfortunate, they may even come in handy if your accommodation isn’t quite up to your usual standard.

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Best Procedures You Can Get in a Medical Spa https://www.previousmagazine.com/best-procedures-you-can-get-in-a-medical-spa https://www.previousmagazine.com/best-procedures-you-can-get-in-a-medical-spa#respond Mon, 07 Jun 2021 03:06:01 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=34900 Without a doubt, the first question on your mind may be, “What is a medical spa?” A brief explanation is that it is the combination of an aesthetic medical center and a day spa. At a medical spa, you are offered the relaxing and pampering spa experience with longer-lasting benefits due to the types of...]]>

Without a doubt, the first question on your mind may be, “What is a medical spa?” A brief explanation is that it is the combination of an aesthetic medical center and a day spa. At a medical spa, you are offered the relaxing and pampering spa experience with longer-lasting benefits due to the types of procedures offered. Many of these can only be performed by trained medical professionals, or at least under their guidance. It is advisable to check that the supervising physician at the practice you choose is a plastic surgeon.

Choose Your Treatment

Upon visiting a medical spa, you should have a full-body analysis to determine what health concerns you may have. This will guide you in choosing the proper course of treatment, as well as provide a reference point to check back on to determine if the treatment is successful. There is a highly recommended medical spa that also offers facials and some cosmetic surgery conveniently located in El Dorado Hills, whether you are concerned about those wrinkles appearing, or your saggy skin that has lost its youthful plumpness. Maybe you have been dieting and exercising and pushing your body hard but still have stubborn fat deposits that just won’t pack up and leave? Or is it those unwanted hairs that you are tired of waxing, shaving, plucking, or bleaching? Did you get a tattoo in your young and spirited days that you really want to have removed? All these and more procedures are offered at medical spas. These are the best five that cover the range of what you may require:

Botox and Filler Injections

Botox is one of the most popular products on the medical spa menu. It has the effect of reducing wrinkles and rejuvenating a naturally aging face. Medication is injected to relax the muscles in the treatment area.

Filler injections are slightly different as they add volume to the treatment area and stimulate the skin’s collagen production. These two injections can be used simultaneously if recommended by your physician.

IPL Photofacials

This is another very popular treatment in both men and women as it can assist with a wide range of concerns such as hyperpigmentation, sun damage, and spider veins. This is a non-invasive therapy that is less expensive than laser treatment. Light energy is used to target and treat issues on the skin.

CoolSculpting

This treatment is one of the best non-surgical fat reduction options available. This is not, however, a weight-loss procedure, but is more geared towards stubborn problem areas. One of the main benefits is that there is no downtime, unlike traditional liposuction treatments. Using cryolipolysis, fat cells are frozen in this procedure. It can then take 4-6 months for these cells to leave the body.

Laser Hair Removal

This treatment involves a concentrated beam of light that destroys hair follicles in areas of unwanted growth. Large or small areas can be treated effectively. Laser hair removal requires multiple sessions (on average between three and eight). It also helps to reduce ingrown hairs. This is a well-liked treatment used at medical spas. What a treat to no longer have to think about shaving or waxing! You can relax instead and let someone else do the work.

Tattoo Removal

This is done with a similar technique as used in other laser treatments. Many people are concerned as to whether this treatment is really safe and successful. It has been found to be the most effective method for removing tattoos. The laser targets the dye in the tattoo area, causing it to break down. The body can then metabolize the molecules of ink and remove them naturally as waste products.

This is by no means an exhaustive list as there are so many more options available. The treatments discussed are merely some of the most popular offered by medical spas. Consult your physician and esthetician as to what is best for you.

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3 Skills That Could Make You a Successful Real Estate Agent https://www.previousmagazine.com/3-skills-that-could-make-you-a-successful-real-estate-agent https://www.previousmagazine.com/3-skills-that-could-make-you-a-successful-real-estate-agent#respond Sun, 06 Jun 2021 11:25:31 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=34892 If you’re ready for a career change but you’re not quite sure what you actually want to be doing, you may want to consider starting a career as a real estate agent. Especially in the current housing market, there’s a lot of money to be made as a real estate agent as people are trying...]]>

If you’re ready for a career change but you’re not quite sure what you actually want to be doing, you may want to consider starting a career as a real estate agent. Especially in the current housing market, there’s a lot of money to be made as a real estate agent as people are trying to sell their homes to make more money than ever before and buyers are desperate to get into the few homes that are becoming available.

The life of a real estate agent can be exciting but also stressful. And while this career isn’t for everyone, it could be a great fit if you have some specific skills and abilities. To help you decide if this career would be a good match for you, here are three skills that could make you a successful real estate agent.

Vast Knowledge of Your Local Area

To be a good real estate agent and to have your skills and abilities rise above the rest, you’ll want to have a vast knowledge of the local area in which you live.

While you can buy or sell homes in an area that you’re not familiar with, you’ll have a much easier time finding clients, selling homes, and working with buyers if you have great knowledge of the area you’re working in. You’ll be able to quickly and easily know which neighborhoods are well established, up-and-coming, and slightly less desirable. You can also prove to be an invaluable asset to people newly moving to the area and looking for recommendations on things like school districts, doctors, restaurants and more.

Without having a lot of working knowledge about the local area you’re working in, you could not only be doing your clients a disservice by not giving them the most accurate or up-to-date information on the buying or selling of their home, but you could also find that you lose a lot of trust from your clients as well.

Being Friendly and Personable

You may have heard before that when you’re selling something, the person you’re trying to sell to isn’t really buying what you’re selling: they’re buying you. And while this might not be quite as accurate when it comes to buying and selling homes, in order to get a client to want to work with you in the first place, you’ll have to sell them yourself.

To make this easier, the most successful real estate agents often have great soft skills involving their communication with others. If you’re friendly and personable, people will want to work with you through this stressful and challenging process. And not only will these soft skills help you with your interpersonal interactions, but if this is really a skill you have, these personality traits will bleed through to your marketing materials and online networking efforts as well, making those more effective, too.

The Ability to Communicate and Negotiate

Along with having a great ability to communicate with others, good real estate agents are also able to negotiate with anyone about anything. This is because in addition to having to try to get your clients the best deal on the home they want, you’ll also find yourself negotiating with your clients on things all the time. Especially if your client has expectations that aren’t in line with the reality of the homes they can purchase, you’ll need to use your negotiation skills to help soften them to the homes that are more in their price range.

So if you’re great at getting people to come around to your way of thinking and compromise with you, whether they came into the conversation on the defensive or not, working in real estate could be a great fit for you and the natural gifts of your charming and persuasive personality.

If you’re considering starting a new career soon, think about whether your skills could match well with the job requirements and lifestyle of those who work selling homes and finding great properties for others to purchase. And if you feel like they do, you may just find that you have a very bright future as a real estate agent.

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8 Things To Consider Before Renovating Your Home https://www.previousmagazine.com/8-things-to-consider-before-renovating-your-home https://www.previousmagazine.com/8-things-to-consider-before-renovating-your-home#respond Sat, 05 Jun 2021 09:03:42 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=34917 Renovating your house can be quite rewarding if done correctly. However, it is an experience that can quickly spiral out of control. The reality of large-scale restoring projects differs significantly from that depicted on television. It necessitates a great deal of attention to all of the nuances. However, it is a no-brainer for those who...]]>

Renovating your house can be quite rewarding if done correctly. However, it is an experience that can quickly spiral out of control. The reality of large-scale restoring projects differs significantly from that depicted on television. It necessitates a great deal of attention to all of the nuances. However, it is a no-brainer for those who take it as a challenge. Like any other home improvement project, home renovation requires a lot of preparation and hard work. It is a fantastic way to breathe new life into an existing property. It will leave your stamp on the property and will increase its worth. There are several benefits of renovating; it makes your home more comfortable and functional, reduces the utility bills, increases space in your existing house, and makes your house aesthetically appealing  by changing style

But do you know where to begin? And what should you think before shopping for new materials? The majority of us don’t, and which is where we start having difficulties. Your dream residence can turn into reality if you seek competent guidance and prepare beforehand. Here some things you should consider before renovating your home.

Home Remodeling Storage

The toughest job during renovation is deciding on the placement of furniture. If you don’t relocate your furniture, there are chances that it gets damaged or creates obstacles. One solution to these issues is to store your belonging in a storage unit for the duration of your renovations. For this purpose, you can find and book storage units in your area. For instance, suppose you live in Forth Worth, Texas, then all you have to do is search for storage units Fort Worth, TX online and store your valuables there. These are a great way to keep your possessions safe until you are ready to use them.

Know What You Like

It is critical to understand what you want to achieve from your remodeling. A home renovation can help you improve your quality of life, and if that’s the case, be sure to make appropriate improvements for yourself and your family. If you want to renovate to avoid moving, you should plan for something that lasts longer. However, if your goal is to maximize your rental yield, you must prioritize financial factors. Facts and data should be the basis for your decision in this case.

Devise a Renovation Budget

Whatever the reason for renovating, make a list of all your renovation goals and prioritize them. Keep the return on investments in mind when picking home renovation projects. After prioritizing, carry out a cost-value analysis by comparing the material price on the internet. Then, figure out how you are going to finance the project. Take a look at your current finances. Discussing it with experts can also help you learn how to decrease costs and budget effectively.  Keep all the invoices, receipts, plans, and contracts safe.

Plan for the Unexpected

It’s necessary to stick to a budget, but it is also critical to leave some room for unexpected costs or blunders. For example, your contractor might inform you that your floors are uneven due to a displaced center joist of the new hardwood flooring. Regardless of how much planning and preparation you do ahead of time, something unexpected may happen. Therefore, be prepared for it. Set aside some funds for unforeseen expenses. Prepare for the unexpected by including extra time and money in your renovation budget and timeline.

Sample Testing of Colors and Material

It is vital to put off making judgments like paint colors, rugs, and light fixtures until you have tested them out first. For example, some light fixtures may not illuminate the space after the walls are painted in the color you chose. You can acquire samples of everything from carpet to fabrics to determine whether or not it looks well. Color and patterns fluctuate with the light throughout the day, so make appropriate alterations to your color scheme and décor.

Consult the Experts

For most homeowners, construction and renovation can be stressful since they are unsure where to begin. Your consultation expert can walk you through the crucial processes and give you vital insights into project feasibility and timescales. These experts help you with planning the approval with the council as well. They can save you time and money whether you need help designing your home or working on a complicated structure. Besides, they can flag the risks associated with property damage and negligence. But you should first check the credentials of the experts you hire.

Allow for Delays

Renovation projects are known for running late due to several reasons. The entire process slows down if one step is delayed. The reasons for delay include:

  • Lack of proper scheduling
  • Weather conditions
  • Permits and inspection requirements
  • Change of plan
  • Inaccurate estimates
  • Pre-existing home conditions

Remember to make time for delays in the project. It involves having your designs finalized, selecting your samples, and ordering all the supplies ahead of time.

Legalities

Your home remodeling plans may not come to completion if you do not learn about the legalities in your area. You may require special permits to make changes in the blueprint or outside of the property. There are various permits for electrical, mechanical, and structural upgrades. Municipal officials make sure that your land can support the work you intend to conduct. Therefore, it is critical to get the support of someone familiar with the rules and regulations. They can guide you through the approval process. It can be beneficial to check your city’s website for clarification because each municipality has its limitations.

Final Words

There are various things to consider before you begin any remodeling for it to run smoothly. If you follow these tips and plan beforehand, you can run the project as you planned. There is a slew of other necessary points to keep in mind; we hope the ones mentioned will help you plan and prepare for each step to avoid delays in completing your dream home.

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6 Effective Strategies For Businesses to Manage Overseas Employees https://www.previousmagazine.com/6-effective-strategies-for-businesses-to-manage-overseas-employees https://www.previousmagazine.com/6-effective-strategies-for-businesses-to-manage-overseas-employees#respond Fri, 04 Jun 2021 18:25:31 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=34876 The global political, social, and economic landscape has experienced dramatic shifts in the past decade. For instance, the dot-com crash, the 2007 recession, countless cyber issues, and the novel Corona Virus are a few examples. And besides having a lasting impact on the global markets, these shifts have also affected the way organizations work. At...]]>

The global political, social, and economic landscape has experienced dramatic shifts in the past decade. For instance, the dot-com crash, the 2007 recession, countless cyber issues, and the novel Corona Virus are a few examples. And besides having a lasting impact on the global markets, these shifts have also affected the way organizations work. At this critical juncture of history, organizations now realize the importance of investing in diverse and multifaceted workforces. This realization has, in turn, changed how managers command and interact with their subordinates.

According to a recent Mckinsey survey, almost 90% of the US corporate workforce has worked with some international teams. And more than 60% confirm knowing colleagues from 2-3 diverse cultures. Yet, less than 20% of multinational companies feel confident in their leadership structure to meet oncoming business challenges.

Therefore, this article will discuss some practical strategies to help you tackle the responsibility of supervising diverse employees for your international enterprise. Let’s begin.

Make use of technology

The biggest challenge facing managers today is finding ways to communicate and collaborate with remote employees. However, there’s no shortage of tools and technologies that allow managers to command global teams.

Due to the ongoing pandemic situation, collaboration tools such as Slack, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom are becoming increasingly popular among companies worldwide. Last year, 19% of the US workforce used Microsoft teams, while 36% used Zoom for remote communications. And if you’re overwhelmed by the wide range of available options, using GetVoIP might help you find a suitable solution for your business. You can avail of their services to get the best communication networks for your business.

Besides leveraging videoconferencing tools, companies can also turn to tools that promote document collaboration and project management. By doing so, international teams can communicate and come together to facilitate business growth despite geographical hindrances.

Maintain frequent communication

Although consistent communication is necessary for all kinds of teams, it’s vital for international and remote teams. So, ensure to schedule routine meetings so your team members can decide the time and space to share information and expand their knowledge. Frequent communication lets employees learn from their peer’s experiences, gain outside perspective, and sync with the current team progress and business developments.

Balance participation

Perhaps the most significant challenge while overseeing international businesses is determining how to promote interactions and participation among multilingual employees. Start by establishing a suitable means of communication between the members using a common language.

However, doing so can be a little tricky. For instance, employees lacking familiarity with or proficiency in the selected language might not be encouraged to participate in team meetings, giving the proficient ones more power and influence over the ongoing discussion.

Therefore, managers must be careful of such power imbalances and take charge when the situation calls for it. For instance, ask native speakers to slow down so everybody on the team feels included. Similarly, try to ensure that the less fluent members can comfortably voice their opinions.

There’s no better way to enhance team collaboration and communication than by empowering your team and appreciating their contributions.

Define core team values and establish trust

Another practical approach is deciding how the team will accomplish its milestones and project deadlines from the outset. Besides establishing a solid leadership structure, you must also set aside some unstructured hours to promote positive team dynamics. Small talk about informal matters adds a human element to one’s work. It also helps employees be comfortable around one another.

Moreover, managers need to build trust between themselves and their teams. An excellent step for establishing trust is using ice-breaking techniques to help the team know each other and their manager. Determine and communicate your management/leadership style to them. That way, employees will be more at ease when discussing matters like feedback or participating in team discussions.

Acknowledge and address cultural differences

Recognizing and addressing the cultural diversity among your employees is the first step to fostering an inclusive work environment. For example, suppose your team members celebrate varying religious and cultural holidays, such as Dia de Los Muertos. In that case, you can invite them to share these experiences with unfamiliar members. This strategy can help educate other members and increase empathy.

Managers must acknowledge how different cultures operate. The key here is being adaptable to new ways of working if they serve the team’s purpose. And narrow-mindedness definitely will not work. Sure, managing different time zones can be hectic. Therefore, you have to put your faith in your employees and allow them to work independently at their preferred times.

Increase awareness of available resources

And finally, you must ensure your employees have professional and personal help resources in their reach. For example, Employee Assistance Programs or EAPs can offer employees resources for child care or terminal care for elders. It allows them to balance their domestic responsibilities with professional ones. It can also help them cope with stress, culture shock, and emotional fatigue, among other issues.

Conclusion

Is there anything more phenomenal than running a business with team members across different parts of the world, united by one mission? Probably not. Despite the demographic dissimilarities, this team is striving towards the same business goal. And you have to lead them there. So, this article discussed some tips to guide you on that journey. These comprise maintaining frequent communication, defining core team values, and balancing participation.

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Wedding Ring Tattoos: Pros, Cons, and Tips https://www.previousmagazine.com/wedding-ring-tattoos-pros-cons-and-tips https://www.previousmagazine.com/wedding-ring-tattoos-pros-cons-and-tips#respond Fri, 04 Jun 2021 13:47:05 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=34869 If you love getting inked and you want to show your undying love for someone, wedding ring tattoos can be ideal. Even when you take your ring off, you’ve still got the marker of eternal love and loyalty there with you. It’s a great way for couples to get something matching, and they don’t have...]]>

If you love getting inked and you want to show your undying love for someone, wedding ring tattoos can be ideal. Even when you take your ring off, you’ve still got the marker of eternal love and loyalty there with you. It’s a great way for couples to get something matching, and they don’t have to prohibit you from having an actual physical ring around your finger, either.

Pros of getting Wedding Ring Tattoos

There are some big positives to getting wedding ring tattoos:

  • You don’t have to worry about taking your ring off when you are doing the washing, and you can’t lose it!
  • It’s a great way to show your permanent and undying love for somebody.
  • You get a chance to design your ring tattoo exactly how you would like it, and not worry about whether a design is “in stock”.
  • They look amazing, and you can get a matching design with your partner. A wedding ring design can be a little bit less flexible in this respect, unless you are going to design it yourself.

Cons of getting Wedding Ring Tattoos

There are a few cons of getting these tattoos, especially when compared with a traditional ring.

  • If you aren’t buying a ring as well as getting the ring tattoo, you won’t have a keepsake to pass down to future generations or keep in the family.
  • Some workplaces are still a little bit fussy about your tattoos. It’s not always allowed, especially in visible areas like the hands or face.

What You Need to Know Before You Go

If you’ve not got a tattoo before there are certain things that you need to know beforehand. For a starter, make sure you’re prepared with a way to pay for the tattoo and you don’t plan to haggle.

Always go to the toilet first, and you might want to practice some breathing techniques to make sure you know that you can cope with the pain.

Make sure you’ve eaten before you go to get your tattoo, as you don’t want low blood sugars while you’re in the process. A sugary snack to take with you may also be a good idea.

Finding an Artist

You can go to google and look for a tattoo artist near me, but there are actually a lot of methods for finding an artist nearby. Many tattoo artists have big social media followings. Instagram is particularly useful for checking on a tattoo artist as you will be able to see a lot of their previous work. This gives you a chance to check if it is the sort of thing you are really looking for and what an artist’s specialties are. If you see an artist’s work and you know you love it, you will feel much more confident going into it.

Also, make sure to choose a tattoo artist who has decades of experience and a tattoo shop that provides a safe environment for all customers.

Things to Consider

Below, we’ve listed some of the things you should consider before getting a tattoo, especially in this particular part of your body!

Pain

It’s going to hurt. Finger tattoos are notoriously one of the most painful varieties of tattoos that you can get. As well as hurting loads when you get it done, it will continue to hurt afterward as your fingers are constantly moving around. If you’re not ready for a painful experience then a tattoo is really not going to be for you.

Care

Your tattoo will need some care and it definitely needs to be wrapped after it has been completed. Because of the fact that we use our hands a lot, and where the tattoo is located, it will probably rub a lot and be an infection risk if you don’t look after it. Aftercare means getting the right lotions and continuing to wrap the tattoo overnight. If done wrong, it can cause serious health issues.

Permanency

The tattoo will be permanent. If you’re getting married, hopefully that doesn’t matter to you at all, as you will want your tattoo to stay on your finger forever, but it is worth considering. It’s not just about whether you stay married or not, if you one day decide you don’t want the tattoo anymore, removal can be a difficult and expensive thing to do.

How much do wedding ring tattoos cost?

Naturally, this will vary depending on where in the world you are based, and how complex the design is. The best way to work out what it is likely to cost you is to search a term like “tattoo shop near me” and ask for a few quotes from local tattoo artists. The actual artwork is likely to be relatively small, but this is an intricate area to get tattooed and it might take a while, which can lead to a higher cost.

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Why Non-stick Frying Pans Are Better https://www.previousmagazine.com/why-non-stick-frying-pans-are-better https://www.previousmagazine.com/why-non-stick-frying-pans-are-better#respond Thu, 03 Jun 2021 20:13:56 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=34884 Cooking is not only a necessity; it is also an art. All artists need a proper palette, and all chefs need proper utensils to cook their food. Also, the taste and the aroma of the food are dependent on the cooking utensils. With modern cooking, enhanced utensils are worth buying when you are thinking of...]]>

Cooking is not only a necessity; it is also an art. All artists need a proper palette, and all chefs need proper utensils to cook their food. Also, the taste and the aroma of the food are dependent on the cooking utensils. With modern cooking, enhanced utensils are worth buying when you are thinking of both budget and durability. In this category, non-stick frying pans prove to be much easier to handle and offer a hassle-free cooking experience.

The Pros of Non-Stick Frying Pans

Positive non-stick frying pan reviews are just one reason why people prefer non-stick frying pans over any other kind of frying pan, so let’s look at the pros of using non-stick frying pans.

  • With a thick Teflon coating which helps the frying pan to be easily cleaned, it requires hassle-free maintenance and it is now a popular option around the globe.
  • The things you cook in it won’t stick to the bottom of the pan.
  • Cooking in non-stick pans requires less oil, meaning you can quickly cook healthy meals.
  • Since the food is cooked on a medium heat, everything cooks evenly and the food will smell great.

The Essentials of Using a Non-Stick Frying Pan

Generally, non-stick frying pan reviews show the pros and cons of each product, which can make it difficult for buyers to choose which one to buy. But the main thing is to remember how non-stick pans differ from general stainless steel. Many reviews may highlight that stainless steel pans have been in use for longer than the non-stick ones and are a bit cheaper than the later ones. Pricewise, non-stick frying pans may cost a bit more than the normal frying pans, but they offer healthier cooking options and are quite durable. Non-stick frying pans need more maintenance than other kinds of pans and you’ll need to be careful while using them.

  • Firstly, always remember that when cooking with these frying pans, they should be kept on low or medium flame, as the high heat can damage the coating.
  • While using a non-stick frying pan, you should never heat it without any oil or butter in it. This will futher damage the Teflon coating and you may notice the burnt smell of the coating. The oil or butter will evenly grease the pan and prevent burning.
  • Finally, when the coating of the pan seems to be rough or starting to flake off, then this is a sign that your pan needs to be replaced, as more usage can damage the pan and it can become unsafe to cook with.

Keeping the above few pointers in mind will always help you to enjoy the best quality non-stick frying pan, making it more durable and easier to use. Nowadays, there are more eco-friendly non-stick pans available on the market, namely the Bialetti range or pans with ceramic coating. Both are highly recommended by professional chefs. So, now you can understand why non-stick frying pans are much better than ordinary frying pans; however, people will still prefer to cook in stainless steel pans. It’s just a case of personal preference.

 

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Studying for Your Associate’s Degree https://www.previousmagazine.com/studying-for-your-associates-degree https://www.previousmagazine.com/studying-for-your-associates-degree#respond Wed, 02 Jun 2021 17:17:43 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=34862 Improving your career prospects or changing your way of life is achievable no matter what your age. To make changes and improvements, you need to return to studying. Studying can give you the knowledge and confidence to go for that career or job you have been thinking about doing. When you gain an associate’s degree,...]]>

Improving your career prospects or changing your way of life is achievable no matter what your age. To make changes and improvements, you need to return to studying. Studying can give you the knowledge and confidence to go for that career or job you have been thinking about doing. When you gain an associate’s degree, you open up new doors and opportunities.

Deciding What to Study

When it comes to deciding what to study, it’s important to choose an associate’s degree online, as online studying provides you with greater flexibility and greater choice. To decide what you would like to study, it is important to establish where you see yourself in the next few years. For example, is there a job you see yourself in that requires a business degree, or do you want to launch a career in marketing? Your decision about what to study will be easier if you know which career path you want to follow, but if you are struggling to decide or are still unsure, it is important to follow a subject or area that you enjoy and that you are interested in.

The Benefits and Joys of Studying Online

Studying online can be fitted around other existing commitments, including your work, family life, and social life. You can save time by studying online as you will not have to be traveling to a campus every day or every week for lectures or talks. Time saved by not traveling can be spent catching up with friends and family or catching up on work. When you study online, you work at your own pace, making it easy and rewarding to study as fast or as slow as you want to.

Successfully studying Online and Making It Work for You

To study online, you need to be focused and dedicated. To make studying online work for you, it is beneficial if you have a dedicated area of work. A space to work from and within is a necessity, especially if you are living with family or friends. Having a dedicated workspace will show others the importance of your studying. A dedicated workspace will also make it easier to create physical and time boundaries, which will ensure that people do not visit or disturb you when you are working.

Looking Forward to the Future

When you are studying online, it is important to look forward to the future. Studying can leave you feeling swamped at times, and having end goals and targets in mind can help you get through any isolation or loneliness you may feel when studying online, on your own from home. Having a plan for your future will allow you to stay focused and dedicated even when you have those times and feelings of doubt. To positively look forward to the future, you need to have a plan of action. When you have a plan of what your future will look like, you will then make things more achievable and more realistic.

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What Managed IT Services In Albuquerque Are Like https://www.previousmagazine.com/what-managed-it-services-in-albuquerque-are-like https://www.previousmagazine.com/what-managed-it-services-in-albuquerque-are-like#respond Tue, 01 Jun 2021 11:16:25 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=34865 In many places all around the world, businesses have adapted to the times and started to make use of technology to improve their sales, their data storage, and the management of clients, services, and products, and the Albuquerque city is not an exception. This, of course, has boosted the evolution of several aspects of businesses,...]]>

In many places all around the world, businesses have adapted to the times and started to make use of technology to improve their sales, their data storage, and the management of clients, services, and products, and the Albuquerque city is not an exception.

This, of course, has boosted the evolution of several aspects of businesses, from marketing to customer service, to the point of improving the performance employees displayed through the course of the last couple of decades as well as the efficiency of the management of companies.

There’s more!

With all that said, the more complex programs became, the more actualized knowledge had to be applied to create more innovative solutions and functions that could go in hand with new technologies. Considering that new technologies are introduced with every passing year, this is a very complicated thing to do.

This is because, to a certain extent, it requires the involvement of specialists that could handle those new technologies with expertise to properly handle them to get the most out of them while avoiding problems.

This often involves creating countermeasures that could be applied in case problems appeared. That is why IT services like the ones showcased over https://abq-it.com/ are so important, and taking into consideration the direction in where the world is moving towards, IT services are now becoming a very important part of today’s market, as well as the future society.

But What Can Be Considered an IT Service? 

IT solutions, also known as Information Technology solutions, involve several aspects of hardware and software that are related to the management of information, which is a very important part of managing a company. Without information, most companies wouldn’t work as efficiently.

When we talk about information, we talk about things like websites, data, all aspects related to communications, and the management of client’s data and backgrounds.

Hardware, for those who don’t know, is all those things that can be described as pieces of physical equipment, such as computers, server storage devices, mobile electronic devices, and everything that could be used along software to achieve a very specific function.

A piece of software can be described as the programs ran by those pieces of equipment, which are created to achieve a certain purpose.

Now, hardware is often created in a way that doesn’t cause problems, although misuse of those components can cause problems, like running a complex computer program without proper refrigeration of the components of the computer.

A program is more likely to cause problems, just because of the way they are created and bugs. To create a piece of software, you require a specialist which is often called a programmer.

This programmer writes code in a programming language, which is a type of language that a computer can understand. This code is a composition of commands written in that specific language, so the computer runs those commands, and this is known as a program.

Now, because code tends to be very complex, there is a chance that some line inside the code creates a problem. There’s also the fact that programs tend to be actualized or go under maintenance to run smoothly, so the chances of a bug appearing are pretty huge.

How IT Services Handle Possible Problems

An IT service provider is not only capable of testing whether a computer program has higher chances of suffering from bugs, but they also provide possible solutions to improving the hardware of a company to facilitate the management of various aspects of businesses, while also reducing the chances of bugs from happening.

They are also capable of providing countermeasures in case bugs were to happen, and create contingency plans to reduce the damage caused by those bugs as much as possible, by reducing the amount of time required to solve those problems.

Overall, just as showcased in many websites all around the internet, IT services are changing the future of businesses, just because they update the structure of companies and improve their efficiency at almost everything related to their businesses, and this of course is directly linked to their sales, their performance at dealing with customer service, and everything related to the management of data and information.

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4 Things To Keep in Mind When Creating Video Content for Your Business https://www.previousmagazine.com/4-things-to-keep-in-mind-when-creating-video-content-for-your-business https://www.previousmagazine.com/4-things-to-keep-in-mind-when-creating-video-content-for-your-business#respond Mon, 31 May 2021 15:57:43 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=34856  When creating online content that you share for your business, the most common goal businesses have is to get people to recognize their brand and connect with their product or service enough to want to work with them. And while you can achieve this goal with all types of online content, video content is a...]]>

 When creating online content that you share for your business, the most common goal businesses have is to get people to recognize their brand and connect with their product or service enough to want to work with them. And while you can achieve this goal with all types of online content, video content is a great way to cut through the clutter online and really make a mark in the minds of your target audience.

However, creating and posting video content just because likely won’t get you anywhere. To see success from this marketing avenue, you’ve got to put some time, effort, thought, and even money into the process.

For those businesses that haven’t ventured too far into the world of video creation, especially from a professional standpoint, you might feel very intimidated about creating this type of content. But luckily, there are a few key ways to elevate any video you create to make it more professional and more likely to get your desired results.

To help you get to this point with your own videos, here are four things to keep in mind as you create video content for your business.

Invest In Professional-Quality Equipment

To make business videos that will be taken seriously and will resonate with people for all the right reasons, you’ve got to make sure that the production of your videos is done at a professional level. Usually, this can’t be done by just shooting a video with your smartphone. Rather, you’ll need to invest in some professional-quality video equipment for both the audio and the video aspects of the content you’re creating.

Not only will using professional-quality equipment make your videos appear more professional to your viewers, but you’ll also feel more professional when creating the videos, which can be great for your confidence if you’re just starting out.

Be Conversational

A video is meant to be an easy way for people to gain information or be entertained. Knowing this, you’ll want to be sure that the videos you make are approachable and engaging.

One way you can accomplish this is to have the person in your video be very conversational. While it’s always a good idea to have some sort of script, so you know what you want to say and can keep yourself on track, you don’t want to just read off of paper or cue cards, as this can give you a very robotic feel. Rather, get in front of the camera and speak just like you’re talking to someone who’s already interested in your company. Try to keep your eyes looking into the camera, smile while you’re speaking, and let your excitement for your business shine through in the energy you put out.

Opt For Shorter Videos

Most people don’t have the time or the desire to sit down and watch a long video when they’re cruising around online. Oftentimes, longer videos can actually be a negative point for your video content, before people even click on your video to start playing. As a result it’s wise to try to keep your videos short and sweet.

On the longer side, you should aim for videos that are ten to fifteen minutes. But for the majority of your videos, sticking to something closer to seven or eight minutes is ideal. Unless you get a big following that’s begging for a deeper dive into something, it’s best to keep your video content to these more palatable timeframes.

Pick An Enticing Thumbnail Image 

Once you have your video created and are getting ready to post it online, you’ll want to be very careful about what image you choose as your thumbnail.

When your video is posted online, the thumbnail image is often the first thing that someone will look at to decide if they want to watch that video or not. Because of this, you should start taking as much time to choose the thumbnail image as you would to craft the title of your video or other written content. This image is going to be just as important to the success of your video as the title.

If you’re just getting into creating video content for your business, using the tips mentioned above can help you get off on the right foot and start creating video content that will prove to be a real asset to your organization.

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What’s the Link Between Ancient Egypt and Gaming? https://www.previousmagazine.com/whats-the-link-between-ancient-egypt-and-gaming https://www.previousmagazine.com/whats-the-link-between-ancient-egypt-and-gaming#respond Mon, 31 May 2021 15:47:10 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=34852 You don’t have to look far before you come across Egyptian-themed video and iGaming games. The online casino sector is the branch of the industry that’s the most synonymous with the theme because there are thousands of slots based around the civilisation. However, it’s not the only player to enter the market. The fact that Assassin’s...]]>

You don’t have to look far before you come across Egyptian-themed video and iGaming games. The online casino sector is the branch of the industry that’s the most synonymous with the theme because there are thousands of slots based around the civilisation. However, it’s not the only player to enter the market.

The fact that Assassin’s Creed: Origins is set in the mysterious world of Ancient Egypt says a lot about the relationship between gaming and the genre. After all, Assassin’s Creed is arguably the biggest franchise available. So, why do studios and developers continue to lean on the theme when they release new titles?

Ancient Egypt Has an Alluring Quality

There’s no doubt that modern societies are interested in the past and how people used to live. This is heightened when the focus centres around a successful civilisation like Egypt that ruled for centuries and developed many things that are still used today. For example, makeup such as eyeshadow was invented thousands of years ago on the banks of the river Nile.

It’s not only the things they created but the individuals whose legacies have managed to stand the test of time. The boy-king Tutankhamun is one of the most famous examples because the search for his tomb was considered an epic quest that lasted for centuries. To this day, the tomb continues to cast a spell on the world.

Cleopatra is another monarch who has captured our imaginations and has been portrayed in films and TV shows by legendary actors like Elizabeth Taylor. Plus, tens of millions of tourists visit the country annually in a bid to see ancient artifacts such as the pyramids and the Sphinx. In 2019, 13 million travellers spent 136 million nights on Egyptian soil.

What the above highlights is that the world, particularly the west, has a powerful connection with Egypt, one that the gaming sector looks to benefit from by developing releases that pique gamer’s curiosity. The strategy is effective as our example from the video gaming industry, Assassin’s Creed: Origins has shown, having sold over ten million copies globally.

As for the online casino industry, they host an array of Egyptian-related games in their libraries, from Scarab Gold to Crypt of the Dead. The Eye of Horus slot is an offering at Buzz Bingo that is insanely popular due to its 10 pay lines and a mixture of familiar Egyptian symbols that create a bold and ambitious experience that puts a smile on everyone’s face. Therefore, it’s no surprise the likes of Buzz Bingo are among several platforms that make up a billion-pound industry in the UK alone as the attraction and intrigue of Ancient Egypt is strongly felt by many punters.

Egypt Is Progressive

You might assume that an ancient civilisation couldn’t be progressive, yet the way gaming developers use it today ensures it continues to push boundaries. Of course, the fact that technology has advanced incredibly far in recent years means that several different variations of accessible titles are found online. For example, the slot machine game Cleopatra was released in 2012, so it didn’t have the same type of features you would expect today. However, IGN negated this by releasing an up-to-date sequel that implements more grids, reels, and pay lines. It’s also compatible with in-demand software such as video slots.

There is another reason Egyptian themes are progressive – studios can take inspiration from the real thing. Studies have revealed that the civilisation had a strong connection with gaming through games like Mehen and Senet that were loved by ordinary citizens and royalty. Therefore, whenever game developers are struggling with a creativity block, they can look to the past to inspire them to design original titles for the future that players will love.

As you can see, the link between Ancient Egypt and gaming runs deep because gamers love the pull of the theme and uniqueness it offers, both of which take the user experience to the next level.

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Things You Should Know about CBD and Skincare https://www.previousmagazine.com/things-you-should-know-about-cbd-and-skincare https://www.previousmagazine.com/things-you-should-know-about-cbd-and-skincare#respond Sat, 29 May 2021 18:44:09 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=34879 Skincare is very important. It increases your self-esteem and makes you more confident. When your skin is healthy, you won’t have to worry about inflammation, swelling, acne, wrinkles. People try a lot of chemical products to get rid of these skin issues but they forget the benefit of natural products. You can get the best...]]>

Skincare is very important. It increases your self-esteem and makes you more confident. When your skin is healthy, you won’t have to worry about inflammation, swelling, acne, wrinkles. People try a lot of chemical products to get rid of these skin issues but they forget the benefit of natural products. You can get the best product in the form of a natural compound—CBD. CBD can help treat skin issues and give you soft and glowing skin.

What is CBD?

CBD is a natural compound that is extracted from hemp plants. CBD is short for ‘cannabidiol’ and is a non-psychoactive substance. CBD is now legalized in many states of the US under the Farm Bill of 2018.

All CBD products that consist of less than 0.3% THC are legal. This is due to the fact that the THC component is mainly responsible for getting people ‘high’ after consumption. You can try CBDfx Gummies which are tasty and may provide you with health benefits.

The Benefits of CBD as a Skincare Product

  • Anti-oxidant properties
  • Calming properties
  • Anti-inflammatory agent
  • Soothing properties

Anti-Aging Properties

CBD has the ability to prevent signs of aging, such as wrinkles and dull skin. CBD has antioxidant properties which reduces free radicals. Hence, wrinkles and skin damage become reduced.

Reduces Inflammation

CBD is known as a cure-all. It has anti-inflammatory properties so it can relieve inflammation. It can reduce swelling or skin redness, and aid you on your quest to get perfect skin. Dryness and itching can be eliminated by the use of CBD. If you are facing these skin issues and want to reduce inflammation, you can buy CBD hemp cream that works quite effectively. CBD cream comes under CBD topicals which can be applied directly to the skin. This can be quickly absorbed by the skin. Be sure that you buy the product from a reputed store like CBDfx.

Skincare for Sensitive Skin

CBD has soothing properties so it can be used by people who have sensitive skin, but they need to be selective when choosing specific CBD products.

Reducing Infections

If you’re facing a skin infection, CBD can help as it possesses antibacterial and antifungal properties. It can treat your skin infection and soothe your skin. Next time, use CBD as your perfect skincare product which is a natural compound.

How to Choose the Best CBD Product for Skincare

  • Always select a product from a reputed brand. You can try pure CBD cream from CBDfx which works quite well. CBDfx ensures they provide the best quality products along with the assurance that they are lab tested and safe to use. When you buy the product of a good brand, it will give you good results.
  • Read the labels to get the idea of THC content.
  • Read user reviews to know how it actually works.

CBD Dosage and Body mass index

Remember that the CBD dose should be considered before intake. Different people have different body mass indexes, which is one of the factors determining the ideal dose. Body mass index refers to the relationship between your height and weight. It can be calculated using BMI Calculator.

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A Player’s Guide to Online Bingo https://www.previousmagazine.com/a-players-guide-to-online-bingo https://www.previousmagazine.com/a-players-guide-to-online-bingo#respond Fri, 28 May 2021 18:38:10 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=34859 The beauty of Bingo is that it’s for everyone. Originating in the 16th century, this popular game has found a new home in the online world, for players from all over the globe. Those new to online gambling might think video slots, poker, and sports betting are the only options available to them, but that’s...]]>

The beauty of Bingo is that it’s for everyone. Originating in the 16th century, this popular game has found a new home in the online world, for players from all over the globe.

Those new to online gambling might think video slots, poker, and sports betting are the only options available to them, but that’s not the case. Online games like Bingo, Keno, and Plinko are available online, thereby ensuring accessibility.

Learning to play online Bingo is pretty simple. Most of the same rules apply, but we’ll touch more on that a bit later.

How to Play Bingo Online

We’re deep enough into the 21st century for you to know the vastness of the internet. So it won’t come as a surprise that there are many Bingo options available to players. If you’ve never played Bingo before (even in a community center or school hall), you should have no problem finding a guide to walk you through it.

With that being said, every online Bingo game is different. Once you’ve found a site that suits your needs, ensure that you have looked over the rules before you make real money bets. Some platforms will even allow you to try the game out for free first.

Ensure the site that you’ve found is trustworthy, accepts bets from players in your region, and suits your needs. You just need to find the right game for you.

The Rules

Bingo is a game of chance. It’s pretty simple, but the rules will vary according to which platform you play on. The general idea of the game is to match five squares in a row, on a board made up of 25 squares. If you do that, you’ve won the game!

In IRL Bingo, one player will act as the caller. This means that they read out the letters and numbers which determine which squares get covered. In online Bingo, the computer will generally take on this role. However, there are some live Bingo games that you can find online. Live Bingo games are streamed, and there will be a live dealer who calls out the plays.

If the caller reads out the number-letter combination that matches a square on your board, you can cover the square. This means that you’re one step closer to that elusive five-square-row. While Bingo is predominantly a game of chance, there is still some skill involved. For example, you’ll need to be pretty quick at determining if any of your squares match the combo called out.

Join the Growing Online Bingo Community

Bingo is an immensely popular game, both in real life and online. It’s pretty simple, and can be played from the comfort of your home. These days many players are choosing to bet online due to the accessibility of internet gameplay. Originating way back in the 16th century, Bingo has evolved rapidly in the last few years. Online gameplay is only one way to enjoy it, with IRL Bingo still played too.

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How to Protect Your Engineered Wood Flooring https://www.previousmagazine.com/how-to-protect-your-engineered-wood-flooring https://www.previousmagazine.com/how-to-protect-your-engineered-wood-flooring#respond Thu, 27 May 2021 22:11:28 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=34844 The proper maintenance of wood flooring is as important as the installation process. Taking care of your wood flooring is the only way to ensure it continues looking great and lasts a lifetime. In much the same way, engineered wood flooring requires a certain amount of time and attention in order to ensure that it...]]>

The proper maintenance of wood flooring is as important as the installation process. Taking care of your wood flooring is the only way to ensure it continues looking great and lasts a lifetime.

In much the same way, engineered wood flooring requires a certain amount of time and attention in order to ensure that it is protected from the elements, and shielded from wear and tear. Continue reading to find out how you can protect your floors.

Use protective furniture pads

Scratches and dents are the most common complaint when it comes to newly installed engineered wood flooring. This can be prevented by applying protective furniture pads to the legs of your tables and chairs. By providing a soft barrier between your furniture and the floor, you reduce the likelihood of coming across any scratches or scuff marks on your brand-new flooring.

It is important to choose protective furniture pads made from a soft material such as felt as opposed to a hard material such as metal. These may erode quicker and inflict more damage to your floor than if you had opted for no protective furniture pads. It may also be worth avoiding your engineered wood flooring when you are wearing heels and trimming your pet’s claws to prevent them from damaging the structural integrity of the wood.

Get a doormat

Doormats are one of the most effective ways of trapping outdoor materials before they make it into your home. By placing a doormat both inside and outside your door, you reduce the risk of any dirt, sand or gravel travelling indoors and scraping your floor.

It may also be worth investing in a non-slip rubber-based doormat. They can trap dirt and dust and absorb any surface water before it makes its way deep into the fibres of your wood flooring.

Sweep and mop regularly

Perhaps the easiest way to regularly maintain your engineered wood flooring is to sweep and mop it on a daily basis. This prevents the gradual build-up of any loose dirt, grime, and pet hair and ensures it retains its shine. You may also use a lightweight or handheld vacuum, but it is important you are not too heavy-handed as this can scratch and dent your wood flooring early on.

How often you attend to your wood flooring depends on how much footfall it is subject to on a daily basis. For example, your kitchen may attract more foot traffic than your hallway.

Clean spills quickly

Responsiveness is just as important as prevention. It is important to clean any spills or leaks as quickly as possible to prevent liquid from seeping into your wood flooring and buckling or warping. Water is the enemy of wood flooring. The best protection against water damage is applying a protective sealant or specialised wood oil during installation to provide a protective barrier from moisture.

Engineered wood flooring is a great addition to your home. It looks and feels great and can transform a house into a home. However, without the right degree of maintenance and upkeep, your new flooring can start to look old and tired. By following these tips, you can prolong the life of your engineered wood flooring and ensure it continues looking brand-new for years to come.

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5 Must-Haves for Your Workout Gym Bag https://www.previousmagazine.com/5-must-haves-for-your-workout-gym-bag https://www.previousmagazine.com/5-must-haves-for-your-workout-gym-bag#respond Thu, 27 May 2021 08:32:59 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=34838 Working out is not just about burning calories and building muscle. There is a lot of bodily maintenance involved when you’re hitting the gym. Although exercise has many health benefits, there are a few setbacks to prepare for in advance. One unpleasant setback may have to do with how much you sweat. To keep your...]]>

Working out is not just about burning calories and building muscle. There is a lot of bodily maintenance involved when you’re hitting the gym. Although exercise has many health benefits, there are a few setbacks to prepare for in advance. One unpleasant setback may have to do with how much you sweat.

To keep your sweat, odor, and electrolyte depletion from getting in the way of your workout, here are five workout survival must-haves for your gym bag.

1. A Water Bottle

Some people think you should have a water bottle with you at all times while you work out. Others do just fine keeping water handy in their gym bag.

Whichever camp you fall into, what matters is that water is essential to stay hydrated. Your body is releasing tons of water from physical exercise. We all naturally chug down water when we’re thirsty, but most of us don’t get enough water each day. One solution is to get a funky water bottle that motivates you to hydrate, especially during your workouts.

Find a water bottle that inspires you to crush your workouts and replenish afterward. Keep it in your gym bag for safekeeping.

Water bottle

2. A Cotton Towel

To effectively wipe down all the sweat you’ve released from exercising, keep a cotton towel in your gym bag. Cotton is one of the most gentle fabrics for the skin, and it also happens to be great at picking up grease and grime (like your sweat).

You can go for a full body towel or a wash-cloth-sized towel to keep things more convenient for on-the-go workouts. Sweat can sting and burn if it sits on the skin for too long, so, to keep feeling good post-workout, dry off with a cotton towel right away.

3. Cooling Fabric Socks

As you’re moving your body, your feet are growing hotter and hotter. Help those puppies stay cool with cooling fabric socks. The lighter material will hug your feet with less intensity than regular socks, giving your feet more room to breathe as you exercise. Keep an extra pair in your gym bag if you work up a sweat and need to refresh your feet.

Part of sticking with exercise is finding the right gear to keep you comfortable. Pair your cooling socks with the right cross training shoes for ultimate comfort.

4. A Body Mist

After a workout, you probably don’t smell that great. Whether or not you have time to hit the showers, keep a body mist with you to cover up any unpleasant odors released from exercise.

Many body mists are created specifically for sensitive skin. They often do not contain perfumes or fragrances if that is needed as well. You can find botanical blends and essential oil mists at any bath and beauty store near you. Keep one of these in your gym bag to spritz on after a sweaty workout.

5. An Electrolyte Supplement

When you sweat, you release water and minerals. You need to replenish your minerals as they are essential to your health. Pick up any sports drink or electrolyte powder of preference and keep a bottle or packet in your gym bag to refuel and recover after your workout.

You can even find sugar-free options for those on low-carb diets. If you go the packet route, remember to keep some extra water in your water bottle for the end, so you have some liquid left over to shake up your supplement.

The Bottom Line

Your gym bag is your workout survival kit. Make sure you have these essentials stocked to avoid extra sweat, odor, and nutritional depletion. You’ve got this!

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Pairing Wine with Fish: What to Choose https://www.previousmagazine.com/pairing-wine-with-fish-what-to-choose https://www.previousmagazine.com/pairing-wine-with-fish-what-to-choose#respond Wed, 26 May 2021 14:19:36 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=34828 A cliché that says red wine with meat, white wine with fish, is at times inaccurate. Pairing wine with fish is a bit tricky. Every type of fish in your local fish market has a distinct flavor and texture, so does wine. There is a rainbow of wine offerings just as delectable and intricate to...]]>

A cliché that says red wine with meat, white wine with fish, is at times inaccurate. Pairing wine with fish is a bit tricky. Every type of fish in your local fish market has a distinct flavor and texture, so does wine. There is a rainbow of wine offerings just as delectable and intricate to the palate.

While white dry wine and white fish make an excellent pairing, there are myriad ways to find the perfect combination to make eating a pleasurable experience. The key factor is the type and preparation of fish. The wine type should complement the flavor of the dish.

We’ve prepared a guide and took the initiative of pairing wine and fish as the centerpiece in your next meal.

White Flaky Fish

Light, flaky-textured, and mild fishy flavor white fish such as Cod, Tilapia, and Plaice can be grilled, baked or mixed with white vinegar, chili, lemon, and herbs.

The succulent white flesh of Cod becomes deliciously flakey when cooked. Tilapia has a mild flavor with hints of chicken. Plaice has a very soft texture and a bland taste, but is easy to digest.

Wine pairing

White wines full of fruits and citrus will add zest and crisp to the delicate fish flavor.

  • Grüner Veltliner
  • Pinot Grigio (Italy)
  • Champagne
  • Vinho Verde (Portugal)
  • Friulano (Italy)
  • Muscadet (Loire)
  • Greek Whites
  • Portuguese Whites
  • Albariño
  • Cava
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Verdejo
  • Unoaked Chardonnay (such as Chablis)

Textured White Fish

A flaky fish with firmer and thicker texture such as Monkfish, Sea bass, and Halibut. The medium-size texture allows it to hold richer sauces and ingredients.

The flesh of the Monkfish is meaty and firm with a superb flavor. Sea Bass has a mild sweet flavor, meaty, and firm consistency, those who are averse to seafood will swear by its heavenliness. The tastiness of Halibut makes up for its scary look.

Wine pairing

  • Chardonnay
  • California Sauvignon Blanc
  • New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc
  • White Rioja
  • Sémillon
  • Dry Chenin Blanc (try South Afica!)
  • Fiano (Italy)
  • Moschofilero (Greece)
  • Vermentino (Italy)
  • Dry Riesling (Washington)
  • Pinot Gris (Willamette Valley)
  • Pinot Gris (Alsace)
  • Garganega (Soave)

Meaty and Pink Fish

Most slightly pinkish fish turn white when cooked, but not Salmon and Trout. It can be paired with red or white wines depending on the preparation and ingredients or sauces.

Salmon is one of the world’s most loved fish and tastes meatier than fishy. Impress your guests with roasted trout; nut-like flavor, delicious, and tender, everything a good fish should be.

Wine pairing

  • Oaked Chardonnay
  • Viognier
  • Vintage Champagne
  • White Burgundy
  • Dry Rosé
  • Italian Chardonnay
  • Marsanne
  • Roussanne
  • Grenache Blanc
  • Falanghina (Italy)

Fish with Strong Flavors

Strongly flavored fish like Mackerel, Herrings, and Sardines have the ocean salt flavor. Its taste can stand on its own, while on the grill squeeze some lemon juice or sprinkle it with herbs to intensify the taste. Either white or red wines can pair with strongly flavored fish.

The strong flavor of mackerel is balanced with servings of acidic sauces. The dense and meaty flavor of sardines is strong and unique, and flakes when cooked. Herring is a small, oily fish that has a distinct flavor like sardines. Normally white wine is paired with fish, this is an exception, it is better with red wine.

Wine pairing

  • Champagne
  • Crémant
  • Dry Lambrusco Rosé
  • Dry Rosé
  • Pinot Noir
  • Gamay
  • Cava
  • Grenache Blanc

Wine Pairing with Shellfish

Wine and shellfish are inseparable. A plate of shellfish needs a glass of wine to wash it down. Given that the sweet taste and the pungency of wine balances the full-flavored shellfish. The taste of wine won’t get lost in any dipping or ingredients mixed with the shellfish.

Lobster

Try pairing your lobster dipped in butter sauce with Burgundy wine. The wine has a unique flavor that will stand the freshness of butter and the sweetness and richness of lobster. A chilled Peregrine Pinot performs well with mustardy thermidor sauce. A Vintage champagne hit the spot perfectly with lobster served with mayonnaises and chips.

Oyster

The zesty, lemony Laflor Sauvignon Blanc will do the job of a condiment for oysters without vinegar.

Tiger prawns

The sweetness and acidity of Riesling is a great accompaniment to Tiger prawns cooked with garlic butter.

Clams

A classic pairing with steamed clams is the highly acidic Sauvignon Blanc, if it’s cooked in creamy sauce try Burgundy.

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The Importance of Canine Rehabilitation: Tips from a Veterinarian https://www.previousmagazine.com/the-importance-of-canine-rehabilitation-tips-from-a-veterinarian https://www.previousmagazine.com/the-importance-of-canine-rehabilitation-tips-from-a-veterinarian#respond Tue, 25 May 2021 14:27:49 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=34831 Pet parents benefit from physical therapy much the same way as canines benefit from rehabilitation. Patients enrolled in this program are recuperating from surgeries or injuries, obese pets, and senior dogs with debilitating conditions among others. A rehabilitation program is prepared by an animal therapist to decrease pain and improve function for your pet to...]]>

Pet parents benefit from physical therapy much the same way as canines benefit from rehabilitation.

Patients enrolled in this program are recuperating from surgeries or injuries, obese pets, and senior dogs with debilitating conditions among others. A rehabilitation program is prepared by an animal therapist to decrease pain and improve function for your pet to get back to their normal activity.

With rehab, pets can enjoy a quality life in their golden years and avoid injury during inactivity.

What Is Canine Rehabilitation?

Canine rehabilitation, or canine physical therapy, is a field of veterinary medicine that focuses on the management and treatment of injuries, pathologies, and functional requirements to decrease pain and improve movement.

The goal is to reach the highest level of fitness, self-reliance, and improve the quality of life of the dog patient.

When you visit a canine rehabilitation specialist, a comprehensive evaluation of Fido will be performed from head to foot. Once the problem has been identified the therapist will develop and implement a plan to bring back your canine to normal condition. Adjustments, if necessary, will be made while working through the treatment plan to ensure that there is progress in every session.

The evaluation includes the patient’s medical record. A pet parent’s participation is vital to the success of the program. They will be oriented about any pathology, outcomes, treatment options, plan of care, and goals.

Importance of Canine Rehabilitation

A certified canine rehabilitation specialist makes educated decisions based on the progress of the ailment or healing at present. Expensive equipment and therapeutic exercises are the last resorts if basic exercises and techniques cannot improve recovery.

Muscle atrophy and loss of strength can result from a one-week inactivity. Effective rehabilitation for rebuilding muscle mass will restore the adequate range of motion.

Cartilage found at the end of long bones carries additional weight and sends an applied pressure to the lower bone. If left unattended, the cartilage becomes dry causing pain, at worse, it can fuse a joint. Some loading workouts are necessary to deliver nutrients and remove toxins from the affected area.

There are myriad instances when rehabilitation is the appropriate remedy to treat medical conditions, some are:

  • Post-operative orthopedics
  • Tendon and ligament injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Gait abnormalities
  • Post fractures
  • Herniated discs
  • Old age degeneration
  • Arthritis
  • Obesity and poor conditioning
  • Muscular degeneration
  • Inflammation and swelling
  • Genetic disease – hip and elbow dysplasia

5 Tips from a Veterinarian

A good relationship with your vet is the key to a healthy dog and both of you are happy. They will be there to help your pet face any challenges and some vet tips will save time, trauma, and money.

  1. Regular visits to the vet will alert your doctor to health conditions that can be prevented from becoming a full-blown ailment.
  2. Unlike humans, pets don’t show signs of pain in dental diseases and will keep eating.
  3. Consult with your vet before administering medications like Aspirin, Tylenol, Ibuprofen, other over-the-counter anti-inflammatories and decongestants are dangerous and potentially fatal.
  4. Dogs love snacks, but they will still love you if you cut their munchies for a healthy weight.
  5. Seek advice from your vet if you notice these oddities from your pet:
  • Drinking more than usual
  • Frequent urination
  • Vomiting
  • Abstaining from food
  • More time sleeping
  • Inactive
  • Mushy poop

Physical Rehabilitation for Veterinary Practices

The warp and woof of a successful program is a therapeutic workout. Fundamentally, movement is medicine which affects the whole body. A good animal therapist is highly skilled, they know what type, when, and how to apply these following physical rehabilitation programs.

Joint range of motion (ROM)

Joints are set in motion in a normal way possible. There are two ways to this program.

  • Passive, a therapist moves muscles or limbs on the affected area without any effort from the animal.
  • Active, the animal does the movement on their own or aided by a therapist.

Whether active or passive, these workouts are vital for joint maintenance and cartilage fitness. Joints should be in motion to recuperate and hold stretches for 15 seconds will complement the workout. If there is scarring the hold stretches should start at seven seconds and gradually improve.

Massage

A canine massage can improve blood flow, reduce stress and pain, and ease up tired and sore muscles. Start with light, moderate strokes for relaxation before proceeding to more in-depth touches.

Cryotherapy

Cool packs with covers are applied to surgical wounds to reduce inflammation. These should not be applied directly to metal implants. The rule of thumb is three times daily for five minutes or twice daily for seven minutes.

Laser therapy

Laser therapy uses light waves absorbed by cellular components and triggers cells to stimulate growth, multiply, migration, and repair. It assists tissue repair by …

  • Endorphin release. Endorphins relieve stress and pain.
  • Increases blood flow to bring in oxygen and cells involved in the healing process
  • Muscle relaxation
  • Decreased inflammation
  • Faster healing and repair

Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy, or underwater therapy, makes use of the buoyancy, resistance, and the hydrostatic dynamics of water to promote movement in a regulated setting. The buoyancy provides an effective, light exercise. The temperature is set to warm, allowing the muscles to relax and for pain management.

This method works best for canine patients with injury, post-surgical situations, conditioning, or weight management.

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The Most Dangerous Spiders in Australia https://www.previousmagazine.com/the-most-dangerous-spiders-in-australia https://www.previousmagazine.com/the-most-dangerous-spiders-in-australia#respond Mon, 24 May 2021 17:05:29 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=34849 Besides being known as the destination for natural wonders, wide-open spaces, and beaches, Australia is also a habitat for various spider species. Luckily though, the majority of these species are not poisonous, but among them, there are some of the most venomous spider species on the planet. To ensure that you stay safe, we’ll delve...]]>

Besides being known as the destination for natural wonders, wide-open spaces, and beaches, Australia is also a habitat for various spider species. Luckily though, the majority of these species are not poisonous, but among them, there are some of the most venomous spider species on the planet.

To ensure that you stay safe, we’ll delve into identifying those species that have the most venomous bites.

The Funnel Web Spider Family

They consist of over 40 species, but the two most dangerous are the Sydney Funnel Web Spider and the Northern and Southern Tree Funnel Web Spider.

Sydney Funnel Web Spider

Known by the scientific name Atrax Robustus, this species is generally found in urban and forested areas across New South Wales. With a leg span up to 3.5cm and fangs that can penetrate the toenails, this spider is scary! To top it off, it has a poison so venomous it can cause death within 15 minutes. They are mostly found on moist surfaces, under rocks or logs around the garden, bushland, or woods. This makes this species from the family of Atracidae the most feared in the world.

Southern and Northern Tree Funnel Web Spider

These species are most active in the summer and spring season, attacking up to 40 people in a given year. Their habitats are in Northern New South Wales and Southern Queensland, and they usually only attack when they feel threatened.

They go by the scientific name Hadronyche Formidabilis and H. Cerberea, and their primal prey is frogs and insects. They can be identified by their compact appearance, and they reside primarily on rotten branches and trunks.

The Redback Spider

If you live in Australia, you probably know one or two people who have experienced the excruciating pain of the Latrodectus Hasselti (scientific name) bite. Each year, 2000 people report the bites from the Redback Spider. Luckily only an eighth of that number need an anti-venom injection. This is because its fangs are so small, that there is little to no effect felt. The Redback Spider’s name is derived from the red stripe on their back and underside.

However, since they love dry and dark areas, their habitat is generally in urban areas, and can be found in mailboxes, sheds, cupboards, logs, and even under the toilet seat. Since these little critters love occupying space in and around the home, it’s crucial that you contact a pest control company like Dentec Pest Management in NSW to spray the property on a quarterly basis to avoid any encounters with this species.

Mouse Spider

Known by their scientific name Missulena, they are one of the least aggressive, dangerous spiders in Australia. While their bite can be as lethal as that of the funnel web spider, it’s less toxic. The main side effects from its bite are lethargy, fatigue, nausea, and slight pain.

 

Their habitat is moist areas, usually around ponds, lakes, and rivers. They are only 3cm in length, with the males of one of the most identifiable spiders among the eighteen species, Missulena Occatoria or the red-headed mouse spider, having a red head and jaws. They are primarily active during the day and only come out to hunt in the early fall and late summer.

Take Care as You Have Fun

As you enjoy the beaches and wide-open spaces of Australia and photograph its natural beauty, it’s advisable that if you get bitten by a spider on your travels, you should seek medical assistance immediately. The sooner you get the anti-venom, the lesser your chances are of a serious reaction.

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A Guide to Buying CBD Products for Beginners https://www.previousmagazine.com/a-guide-to-buying-cbd-products-for-beginners https://www.previousmagazine.com/a-guide-to-buying-cbd-products-for-beginners#respond Mon, 24 May 2021 13:13:08 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=34811 CBD has become extremely popular. Even people who wouldn’t have believed you if you’d told them 20 years ago that they would be taking a cannabis-derived product are getting so much out of CBD. People have woken up to the numerous benefits of the substance, and the realization that you don’t have to get high...]]>

CBD has become extremely popular. Even people who wouldn’t have believed you if you’d told them 20 years ago that they would be taking a cannabis-derived product are getting so much out of CBD. People have woken up to the numerous benefits of the substance, and the realization that you don’t have to get high to feel those benefits.

What Does CBD Do?

CBD does not have a psychoactive property. At least, the levels of any psychoactive substance within are so low that there isn’t a “high” attached. So what does CBD do?

It has many proven benefits including antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. This makes it great for taking to relieve pain in your body, and it can also be an effective treatment against some symptoms of serious illnesses. People with Parkinson’s disease, or who suffer from seizures, have seen benefits when taking CBD.

There are many other benefits, and a lot of them are anecdotally reported, with more studies to follow. However, the initial studies we have in many areas suggest that there are a lot of promising positives.

CBD may be powerful in treating anxiety and depression, insomnia, and even chronic pain. While the impacts are still being discovered, all the evidence suggests that the compound can be useful in so many scenarios.

Where to Buy CBD Oil?

It’s always a good idea to know exactly where your CBD is coming from. While there are a number of places to buy cannabis products and hemp oil online, a licensed marijuana store is the best way to make sure that you get a trustworthy product. As well as having detailed information about the product printed on the bottle, you can be sure of the quality when buying from marijuana experts.

You can visit a cannabis dispensary and ask for recommendations on CBD products, or you can buy online, but always make sure you are buying from a trusted source.

Differentiating CBD with THC

The difference is simple. When you buy CBD oil that doesn’t contain THC (or contains very low levels) then there is no chance of a feeling of being high or euphoric as a result. The psychoactive element, THC, is not present in high enough volumes to interact with the human endocannabinoid system. So, while you might experience all those brilliant benefits, such as pain relief, you don’t have to worry about your motor skills or awareness being impacted.

Is an Oil Tincture the Best Way to Take CBD?

A tincture is certainly a quick and easy way to take CBD. You will get your tincture in a bottle with a dropper, which lets you take as much as you need out and then use it. CBD tinctures are usually taken “sublingually” which means they are put under the tongue and then absorbed into your system, one of the quickest and easiest ways to get it into your system.

There are capsules and extract that can be added to things as a paste, but tinctures are way more popular than the majority of CBD products.

What’s the Best Strength and Dosage for Me?

The CBD content that you are consuming is measured in mg. It is important that you realize first and foremost that there are no risks of overdose or taking too much, so you don’t have to worry too much about that. However, it is always a good idea to only take what you need, which means starting at a low dosage and working up until you feel the effects.

For the first week, try 3-5mg and see if you can feel the benefits and effects. If you need to work up, you can use lower strength tinctures to get up to 20mg a day, and if you still need more there are specific high strength tinctures you can buy.

There is not a standardized recommended dose, so it is about working out what is best for you. Dispensary employees might even be able to discuss this with you and recommend a dosage for you. Everyone is different, and your size and tolerance to cannabis and marijuana products will make a big difference. A little experimentation is required to get your dosage.

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What Are the Advantages of a Patio Umbrella? https://www.previousmagazine.com/what-are-the-advantages-of-a-patio-umbrella https://www.previousmagazine.com/what-are-the-advantages-of-a-patio-umbrella#respond Sun, 23 May 2021 15:57:23 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=34819 Is it essential to include an umbrella in your hunt for the best patio furniture collection for your yard? Perhaps you can look for a patio furniture set that incorporates one, or at the very least allows you to add one since there are many benefits to having one. Perhaps you already have one that...]]>

Is it essential to include an umbrella in your hunt for the best patio furniture collection for your yard? Perhaps you can look for a patio furniture set that incorporates one, or at the very least allows you to add one since there are many benefits to having one.

Perhaps you already have one that you use daily? You might not realize what you’re missing if you don’t. The following are ten advantages of big outdoor umbrellas. You may be surprised by some of them. Click on the link to find out more https://vk.com/@581132506-benefits-of-outdoor-umbrellas-explained-everything.

Your wellbeing

Have you ever been curious about how much sun is just too much? As per the Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Healthcare Services, it’s a relatively small amount. If you have fair skin, 5 – 10 minutes will suffice. A big outdoor umbrella can shield you from the sun’s ultraviolet rays.

Plus, who can stand being overexposed to the sun for hours? It’s terrible for your skin because you’ll burn, and you might get sunstroke. Suppose you like spending time outside, enjoying the fresh air. In that case, you need to consider buying a patio umbrella that will provide the necessary shade.

Privacy

Not only will it provide you with protection from neighbors glancing in your outdoor space, but it will also provide you with shade. You can literally face the product in any direction you choose to block the sunlight as well as the neighbors. It’s one thing to have a great relationship with them, but a whole other to be able to enjoy your privacy in peace.

Temperature

In the summer, getting shade doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be cooler. However, since the umbrella blocks UV rays, it feels cool in the shade. In reality, under the umbrella, it can seem ten degrees cooler. If you live in a humid, warm climate in the summer, it will make a significant difference in your outdoor comfort. Plus, it’s not just about this product. You can beautify your yard by getting the right patio furniture. Click here for more.

Pets

Consider the wellbeing of your pets, even though you aren’t too worried about your own comfort. If you have a huge patio umbrella, your pets can find a large place to cool off. If you have pet snakes, your pets experience the sun’s heat as well, and there’s a limit on how much they can bear. Overexposure to the sun is especially harmful to dogs with flat faces, such as bulldogs.

Suitable for any season

It’s one thing to have one on the porch in the summer, but you can have and use it all year. Imagine sitting outside in the winter, sipping a hot beverage, and taking photos of a sunset as it snows. With a big outdoor umbrella, you can enjoy your open space in any season.

This product is a must during spring and summer, but, as you can see, you can use it for any season. Just make sure to do some research before you buy your own. You can check out a patio umbrella store online to take a look at all the different types of products you can choose from.

Keep your gadgets safe

Do you like working outside? Then you understand the importance of not allowing your laptop to overheat. You may also use your computer. Alternatively, you might use your phone. With this product, you can do whatever you want with your computers without worrying about them overheating.

Protect your furniture

The same sunlight that makes us feel good and provides vitamin D will eventually rot your outdoor furniture. Tables and cushions can deteriorate as they age and dry out. By shielding your furniture from the heat, an outdoor umbrella will make it last longer.

Décor

In reality, an umbrella can enhance the appearance of your deck or patio. Having an outdoor area without this product is similar to having a room with no furniture. You can also really decorate your outdoor room with umbrellas, which come in all different shapes, styles, and colors. Well-made umbrellas look elegant and add height to a piece of furniture.

Design

An umbrella may be used to help describe the room outside. The product will be appealing to the eye and will make it clear that this is, for example, our dining area.

Structural benefits

Finally, there are the structural advantages of using an umbrella. To brighten up your room, hang cute lights or spruce up the umbrella for Christmas. You might also suspend a small bird feeder from the umbrella to provide shelter for the birds.

A few final words

There you have it! There are plenty of benefits of owning one. Don’t spend too much time overthinking your decision because you won’t regret buying this product!

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Benefits of Voiture De Location https://www.previousmagazine.com/benefits-of-voiture-de-location https://www.previousmagazine.com/benefits-of-voiture-de-location#respond Sun, 23 May 2021 00:37:54 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=34835 After a hell of a year, everyone deserves a short vacation. Vacay will put you back on track and give you a little bit of peace of mind. Relaxing while traveling is the best combination ever. But planning a vacation can be a little stressful, especially if you can’t find a solution for transportation. Some...]]>

After a hell of a year, everyone deserves a short vacation. Vacay will put you back on track and give you a little bit of peace of mind. Relaxing while traveling is the best combination ever. But planning a vacation can be a little stressful, especially if you can’t find a solution for transportation.

Some cities are pretty organized when it comes to transportation, while others are not. Even if you plan to go on a vacation in a city where the transportation lines work just fine, you would have to spend a large part of your day in the metro, train, bus, etc. How to avoid this?

Renting a car is an answer to this question. Obviously, if you live in another continent or a faraway country from your dream vacay, going in your vehicle is almost impossible or not effective enough. Renting a vehicle, on the other hand, is a practical way to move around the city. What are the benefits of renting a car? Click the link that follows if you are interested in this topic: https://www.thebalance.com/can-a-car-rental-save-me-money-2385841

It is cozy!

It feels like a luxury, but it is affordable; boy, what a combo! Let’s face it; it is super cozy to have your vehicle when on vacation. You don’t have to squeeze between dozens of people that are pushing each other at every station.

With the pandemic just passing by, you don’t need this kind of crowd. A vacation is all about enjoying and not stressing. You don’t want to put yourself through uncomfortable situations and miss the beauties of the travel.

You deserve to enjoy this couple of days and to rest your head from the everyday stress. There is nothing cozier than having your car waiting for you. Furthermore, you can play music by choice and even enjoy traveling around the city.

If you have had enough crowds and people, this is the right thing to do to preserve your good mood. Even if you are not on vacation and want to travel around your hometown or use it to get to work, this is a good deal.

Not everyone has the money to buy an automobile at the moment they needed it. Not everyone needs a car every day of their life. Cozy, practical, convenient, safe, and affordable are just a couple of hundreds of words that can describe the experience of renting a car.

Affordable

To have your vehicle transported on a ferry or to travel thousands of miles to get to your location seems a little bit expensive. You will have tons of other expenses if you are going on vacation; you don’t need one more to add to the list.

Especially if you want to travel a little bit more to visit a couple of places around the city, and you have a tight budget, going in your car is not budget-friendly. But a rented car is the perfect budget-friendly.

You won’t have to buy three or four different tickets for buses, trains, metros; you would have everything you need in your car. Plus, you will save a lot of time because you could drop yourself off at the exact location you want, but more on that later.

If you go and check cars that are being rented, you will notice that different types suit everyone’s needs. If you have a tight budget, you can choose a vehicle that spends less. You can make a Comparatif location de voiture and see which you like best. If you are afraid of parking places, you could get a smaller automobile that could fit in tighter places.

On the other hand, if you want something more comfortable and you don’t care about your budget, you could get a bigger car that offers a little bit more comfort. The thing is you can choose according to your budget and not worry about anything else.

Convenient

Affordability may be the first benefit, but it is certainly not the only one! When you get the rented car, you will understand how convenient it is to have it around you. Want to go to the mall? Just turn on the engine, and you are on your way.

You won’t have to see maps of metro lines or risk getting lost because of the crowd. You can go wherever you like, whenever you wish to. Some cities don’t even have active transport lines after 11 pm or 12 pm.

It is really tricky for a foreigner to find transportation in a big city if you have an emergency. But with a rented automobile, you won’t have to worry about that at all. This is especially practical for families who have small children.

Kids can get tired easily or fall asleep while they are walking in the city. Parents can confirm that catching a bus with small sleeping or cranky children can be a pain in the neck. But having your car waiting for you really does take a weight off your shoulders.

Safer

Being convenient and affordable are not the only two benefits when it comes to renting an automobile. Big cities that have large populations are prone to theft. Many tourists are tensed when they are walking in a big city or when they enter a metro.

And they have the absolute right to be. Being a tourist means taking a significant amount of money, a passport, and other important documents with you. Constantly checking your pocket in a metro is a must.

On top of that, you need to watch your kids constantly because they are small and can get lost easily. But you can avoid this if you rent a car. Yours and your family’s safety is the most important thing. You don’t think things through hundreds of times; you just need to relax and enjoy your vacay.

On another note, it is far more hygienic. Buses, metros, trains, etc., are places that a lot of people pass by during one day. Not everyone washes hands, and not everyone is healthy. Touching unclean surfaces is the first step towards infection!

If we have learned something in the last year and a half, that is social distance and hygiene matter. Plus, children don’t watch what they touch. More importantly, they have their little hands constantly on their face or around their mouth. Renting your own car couldn’t be safer than this. Avoid this stress from your life and rent yourself a nice car.

Explore

When you are visiting exotic places, the first thing you are thinking about is sightseeing as much as you can in that beautiful land. But some places aren’t accessible by the city’s transportation lines. There are places that are even hard to reach by foot.

If you are going to an island, bringing your own car will cost you a fortune. On the other hand, walking through unfamiliar grounds is a little bit scary. But having your rented car with you every time of the day couldn’t be more convenient.

You can capture the full essence of the trip. You can visit dozens of places in one day just by getting inside your car and driving around. Exploring is one of the best things when you are traveling. Don’t hold yourself back just because the bus doesn’t go there.

Read online reviews and check places that are accessible by car. Feel free to enjoy your couple of days and to let yourself embark on a wonderful journey. Ask your closest ones about places that you could visit. You could also ask for a recommendation about car rentals.

Maybe someone close to you has rented a car in the past and can share their honest opinion with you. Nevertheless, you can ask the professional at the car rental anything you want to know at the moment you arrive and make an agreement about your car.

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Everything You Need To Know About Metal Roofing in San Diego https://www.previousmagazine.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-metal-roofing-in-san-diego https://www.previousmagazine.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-metal-roofing-in-san-diego#respond Sat, 22 May 2021 15:47:48 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=34815 Does your current roof need replacement? Have you considered the benefits of metal roofing? These structures are no longer just used for commercial but also for residential purposes. A large number of homeowners in San Diego opt for metal roofing due to its longevity, eco-friendliness, energy efficiency, low maintenance, and durability. Individuals are provided with...]]>

Does your current roof need replacement? Have you considered the benefits of metal roofing? These structures are no longer just used for commercial but also for residential purposes.

A large number of homeowners in San Diego opt for metal roofing due to its longevity, eco-friendliness, energy efficiency, low maintenance, and durability. Individuals are provided with various roofing material options, such as copper, aluminum, zinc, steel, etc. Each type is suitable for different environments and weather elements.

There are numerous reliable metal roofing contractors in the San Diego area, handling both residential and commercial roofing projects. The cost of these projects depends on multiple factors like the fasteners, type of material, size, coating, and installation.

Here is everything you need to know about metal roofing.

Types

Metal roofs are made from various materials, not just steel. The location of a house, along with the environment, plays a tremendous role in the choice of metal. For instance, copper roofs have been installed for centuries due to their recyclable nature and longevity. Given copper is considered a soft metal, this type of roofing is quiet when it rains.

Even though the softness of copper minimizes the noise from rain, it makes these structures susceptible to hail damage. Hailstones can dent the copper, which is why copper roofing isn’t recommended in hail-prone areas. Also, this material is prone to expansion and contraction when exposed to extreme changes in temperature.

Aluminum roofs are considered the best solution for coastal climates, as this metal is resistant to salt corrosion by reacting immediately to atmospheric conditions. When reacting with the oxygen in the environment, it creates an aluminum oxide layer, protecting the roof from potential corrosion. Just like copper roofing, aluminum roofs are expensive to install, the price depending on the market.

Moreover, the lightweight of the panels is an important factor to have in mind in high-wind areas. Aluminum roofs aren’t the best decision for homeowners dwelling in areas with strong winds, hail, and other environmental stresses. Click here to gain a better understanding of the properties and uses of aluminum.

Zinc roofing is another type of metal residents of San Diego can use when installing a residential roof. It’s among the eco-friendliest roofing materials because of its low melting point and its recyclable character. On the negative side, zinc is likely to turn blue or gray when unpainted for a longer period. Also, the softness of this material makes it easily damaged by high winds and hail.

Another green material used as metal roofing is steel, incorporated into both commercial and residential buildings. It’s more affordable when compared to copper, aluminum, and zinc, thus being a convenient solution for most homeowners. Three types of steel are available to San Diego residents, including galvanized steel, galvalume steel, and weathering steel.

Galvanized steel has a zinc layer that protects the metal from corrosion and extends its lifespan. In contrast, galvalume steel uses a mixture of zinc and aluminum as a coating, which makes it even more corrosion-resistant. While aluminum provides better protection against corrosion, it makes these roofs more susceptible to scratches.

Even though weathering steel was primarily used for bridge construction, it’s nowadays used as a roofing material as well. The outer layer of this material is designed to rust intentionally in order to protect the inner layer. The following link, https://www.steelconstruction.info/Weathering_steel, explains the benefits, availability, and appearance of weathering steel.

Given steel is a hard metal; it can be used as a roofing solution in a variety of weather environments. It’s the best alternative for regions prone to hail and strong winds. Also, many people prefer to install steel roofs in mountain regions where snow volumes are high.

Benefits

Metal roofing has become an attractive alternative for many residents of San Diego owing to its long lifespan. These roofs are known to last at least forty to more than seventy years as long as they are installed properly. Consequently, once you have such a roof installed, you won’t have to worry about replacing it any time soon. Conversely, traditional roofing materials like asphalt have a much shorter lifespan, between twelve and twenty years.

Another remarkable benefit of metal roofing is the eco-friendly nature of this material, which makes it among the most sustainable alternatives. These roofs are made from a minimum of twenty-five percent recycled materials. In fact, aluminum roofs are approximately 95% made up of recycled materials. Additionally, these materials are entirely recyclable, particularly steel, which can be recycled an endless number of times without losing strength.

Moreover, metal roofs are excellent platforms for installing solar panels and rainwater harvesting systems, ideal for homeowners looking to join environmentally friendly initiatives. The light weight of metal roofs makes them perfect for re-roofing projects, allowing roofers to install them on top of asphalt shingles without overburdening the structure. Consequently, the old roofing won’t have to be sent to a landfill.

Apart from being eco-friendly, metal roofs are energy-efficient as well. These have the capacity to radiate solar heat instead of simply absorbing it. Due to the reflection of solar heat, this type of roofing enables homeowners to reduce their cooling costs in the course of summer. Some roofs even come equipped with reflective pigments specially designed to reduce heat gain. As a result, residents would feel comfortable without turning up the AC.

Metal roofs are also known for their durability, as these are designed to withstand rain, snow, high winds, mold, mildew, debris, rodent damage, etc. These materials are rated as fire-resistant, which makes them incredibly popular among homeowners in fire-prone areas.

In terms of maintenance, metal roofs aren’t too demanding. The upkeep these materials require is minimal, including inspections twice a year, as well as following storms. In order to maintain your roof, you only need to remove the branches, debris, and leaves from the surface and in the gutters.

Another benefit of this roofing is the lower cost in the long term. While it costs more upfront, the costs are much lower in the long term. Considering its long lifespan, homeowners won’t have to replace the roof for six decades, which isn’t the case with shingle roofing materials.

What factors influence the cost of metal roofs?

Before installing metal roofing in San Diego, residents are advised to consider the factors that affect the price of these structures, as their cost isn’t universal. The fasteners and interlocks are an important aspect to factor in when calculating the price.

For instance, exposed fastener products are cheaper than concealed fastener products. In spite of their affordable price, the former are less durable and trickier to maintain. The higher cost of the latter results from the use of more metal and more intricate installation. These are also wind-resistant and more durable.

Another factor that affects the cost of such roofing is the coatings. For example, steel roofs with a clear coating are more budget-friendly because of the low quality of this finish. This coating has a tendency to wear off after about five to seven years of being exposed to different forms of weather. Stone coating is another low-cost finish, which is infamous for holding algae.

In contrast, colored paint finishes rely on super pigmentation, which can be recoated as times go by. The erosion period of colored paint finishes is a minimum of thirty years. Also, the type of metal you choose for your roofing project plays an important role in the overall project cost. Aluminum, zinc, and copper are among the more expensive variants, whereas steel tends to be cheaper.

Furthermore, the size of homes and the roof slope are worth considering. The larger the size of your home, the higher the project cost. Steeper roofs are trickier to install or replace than flat ones, as contractors spend more hours on installation. The shape of homes is likely to boost the price as well. The more angles and dormers there are, the higher the price.

Another factor that increases the project cost is attic ventilation. Unless the ventilation in your attic is optimal, you’d have to invest in improving its condition. Your attic should be dry and free of mold to improve the longevity of the product. It should be equipped with the right type of exhaust fans and moisture-free insulation.

Final word

Metal roofing keeps on increasing in popularity.

Why not join the trend?

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Here are the 6 Best Ways to Avoid Legal Issues in Your Company https://www.previousmagazine.com/here-are-the-6-best-ways-to-avoid-legal-issues-in-your-company https://www.previousmagazine.com/here-are-the-6-best-ways-to-avoid-legal-issues-in-your-company#respond Fri, 21 May 2021 21:53:00 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=34805 If you are running or even starting a business, you have to ensure that you are operating it within legal boundaries. This might seem like a difficult thing to do and an inconvenience, but it is imperative to maintain a profitable and, more essentially, an existing business. Besides, encountering legal issues in your company will...]]>

If you are running or even starting a business, you have to ensure that you are operating it within legal boundaries. This might seem like a difficult thing to do and an inconvenience, but it is imperative to maintain a profitable and, more essentially, an existing business.

Besides, encountering legal issues in your company will not just cost you a few dollars, but you can also get your business license forfeited. Therefore, you should ensure that you work with the law to avoid these consequences, hefty liabilities, or even jail time. As a business owner, you also need to understand the laws that surround your business.

Best ways to Protect your Company from Legal Issues

The problems your company can face for not complying with the law are complex. Additionally, legislation is different in most countries; therefore, what makes a crime in one place can be legal elsewhere. Consequently, you must have the necessary knowledge of the local laws related to running a company, from taxes to employee recruitment.

Know the regulations

There are many laws that your business must abide by, from taxes to environmental protocols. In fact, these are the things that should come up front, considering the consequences of not complying. Therefore, it is your duty to be conversant with all the laws and regulatory policies on every level. In addition, educating yourself about the laws related to your business can help you a lot. So, ensure that you learn as much as you can about corporate governance and business structures.

Intellectual property is vital

Intellectual property is a comprehensive definite description of all the intangible assets owned by your company, legally protected from unauthorized use. This is mostly all the non-physical assets that your company owns.

IP holds a high value in the current knowledge-based economy; therefore, companies are meticulous when it comes to pinpointing and protecting their Intellectual property. Intellectual property can be classified into copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and franchises.

That said, one of the best ways to protect your intellectual or intangible property is by getting explicit. Ensure that your employees, contractors, and anyone else working closely with your company signs a confidentiality agreement.

On the other hand, you must ensure that you have grown your business brand, name, logo, and trademark from the ground to avoid getting into some legal issues. In addition, ensure that you are not using symbols that are already owned and registered as intellectual property by other companies.

Avoid data breaches

In this age where high-profile companies are susceptible to cyber-attacks and hackers, protecting all your customer’s information is very important. A data breach can hurt your status, drain your accounts and result in fines and penalties. Therefore, to protect your business from data breach lawsuits, you have to put some specific measures in place. For example, you can train your workers and clients, encrypt sensitive data and update your antivirus software and firewall. In addition, before you share any customer information or using customer data for business purposes, ensure that you have their consent; here are some GDPR consent form examples.

Be careful with business contracts

It can be challenging to write contacts for private contractors, employees, or even a single party that your business cooperates with. But contracts are essential when it comes to avoiding legal issues in your company. Ensure that any contract or agreement you sign accounts for various situations. Makes sure that there is no room for clarification by learning how to negotiate with the co-signing party to add as many facts as needed.

And if you feel that there is a part you don’t understand or doubt, have a lawyer look over the contracts. Have your lawyer ensure that there are no possible loopholes that can be used by someone to exploit you and your company.

Luckily, there are some ways to simplify the contract drafting process. You can craft a few impermeable contract prototypes that can easily be adapted into every new partnership. Keep in mind that running your business and collaborations without a proper and well-drafted agreement is a recipe for calamity.

Avoid employee-related issues

Employees are getting hard to keep up with, primarily due to the changing legal policies. Some of the many legal aspects to consider are employee classification, employee termination, discrimination, immigration audits, information sharing, health& safety, and the use of electronic devices.

Employee classification is crucial to defining any new employee’s status to establish a legally binding contract. For example, will the employee be working full-time or as an independent contractor? The worker’s status will impact the employee contract that sets out necessities on various employee aspects, for example, specific employee rights like paid overtime, benefits and minimum wage, and job details.

On the other hand, dismissing an employee can raise some legal problems if not done legally. In some cases, you might even be sued for wrongful termination. Reasons for employee termination might include, Misconduct, underperformance or retrenchment. As the employer, you are obliged to give a notice of termination and provide enough information. The notice you give a worker will depend on the amount of time they have worked at your company.

In addition, you have to consider the health and safety of your employees to avoid legal issues in your business.

Hire the right lawyer

It is essential to find the best lawyer who will help you understand the complexities of some legal processes. The lawyer will give you a simple understanding and advice to ensure that you are lawfully running your business.

Therefore, ensure that you ask for referrals from other business owners. Alternatively, you can search for law firms in your local bar association. By doing this, you will be hiring the best person for your legal department.

The Bottom Line

Owning and running a successful eCommerce business or even a physical company comes with countless responsibilities. Therefore, you must stay up to date on all the legal facets that relate to your business. You will then increase your self-confidence as an entrepreneur and develop the capacity to handle unpredictable situations and legal issues.

Remember that any legal problems can damage your reputation, drain your account and even stop all your business operations. So, ensure that you are practical when it comes to reducing the risks. And even if you are faced with a business lawsuit, you will have the defensive measures to overcome all of them without harming your company’s reputation.

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5 Cost-Efficient Ways to Build Your Coffee Business https://www.previousmagazine.com/5-cost-efficient-ways-to-build-your-coffee-business https://www.previousmagazine.com/5-cost-efficient-ways-to-build-your-coffee-business#respond Fri, 21 May 2021 04:20:56 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=34801 Building, growing, and adapting businesses can cost a lot of money that you may not have. But without growth, how will you bring in the money or expand your business? This is a tough situation to be in, but we have a few ideas for you to use so that you can build your coffee...]]>

Building, growing, and adapting businesses can cost a lot of money that you may not have. But without growth, how will you bring in the money or expand your business? This is a tough situation to be in, but we have a few ideas for you to use so that you can build your coffee business in a cost-efficient manner. Though each business is different, the tips we have are general enough to work for a wide array of companies. Alright, let’s get started.

Keep your coffee simple

Though it is fun to add flair and uniqueness to your offerings, it can add unnecessary costs to your already growing bills. So, what is a cost-efficient way to grow your business without making too much of an adjustment? Giving your coffee grounds the ability to travel and be made at home is a great place to start. By getting Intelligent Blends stick packs, you are giving your customers a way to take your coffee home with them or enjoy it on the road. Customers can also send it to their friends and family across the globe. Though this is an additional production cost, the money you can make back on it has the possibility to be well worth it.

Build a social media following

One of the easiest ways to build your business at no cost at all is to build up your social media following. By engaging more with your customers, you are making your business more relatable, accessible, and interesting. You can create behind the scenes videos, upload informative posts that link to your newly designed Wix website, or ask for feedback opportunities all through your social media channels. It can also help you to announce new menu items and create interest in what’s new and happening within your locations. Plus, if even one customer shares your page, you have the possibility to reach new customers. All you need is to invest some time into posting and sharing, and you can build your following in no time.

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Give out promo codes

You may be thinking, “how does giving a discount earn me more money?” Well, when you offer promos, you influence your customer’s decisions. A coupon gives them an excuse to come in and shop at your business. When most people are given a discount, they end up buying more than they originally planned. Plus, it opens the door for you to get new customers in as well. Everyone loves a good discount, and in the long run, it doesn’t cost you too much to do so.

Create a reward system

Loyalty should always be rewarded. So, when your customers are frequent, they should be shown appreciation for their business. By giving them stamp cards or creating an app to calculate their frequency, you can keep track of their loyalty and reward them from there. Rewards programs are part of the long game. Though it may seem silly to give away a free drink or treat here and there, it builds trust, increases brand loyalty, and shows appreciation for those that take part in the programs. And when a customer feels all those things, they are bound to give you more attention, which in turn makes you more money.

Form local partnerships

Partnering with other local businesses or communities can open your business to revenue opportunities you may not have thought of yet. Getting or giving donations, sharing a portion of proceeds, or highlighting other businesses can put yours in the spotlight. Supplying coffee to local hospitals or taking drinks to a neighborhood police station with a thank you note are cost-efficient ways to give back and gain new loyal customers.

Use the tips above to help you build your coffee business in a cost-efficient way! We wish you luck as you continue to grow your business!

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5 Work-From-Home Fashion Ideas https://www.previousmagazine.com/5-work-from-home-fashion-ideas https://www.previousmagazine.com/5-work-from-home-fashion-ideas#respond Fri, 21 May 2021 03:56:27 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=34797 During the past year, there was an enormous shift towards working from home. Many companies shifted their work schedule to a more remote setting, and people are slowly starting to get used to working from home. Alongside this shift came new fashion trends. Because many people are working from the comfort of their bedroom or...]]>

During the past year, there was an enormous shift towards working from home. Many companies shifted their work schedule to a more remote setting, and people are slowly starting to get used to working from home. Alongside this shift came new fashion trends.

Because many people are working from the comfort of their bedroom or couch, there’s no real motivation or need to dress up. However, there are still ways to look and feel professional in a relaxed work setting, all while staying comfortable. You can take a few common fashion trends and make them your own.

  1. Matching Sets

A great fashion trend to start with for anyone working from home is a nifty matching co-ord set. Co-ord sets make people feel more put together, as it’s a top and bottom that match in color, material, pattern, and design. The great thing about co-ord sets is that they come in many material options like knits, cotton, polyester, and cashmere. Dress them up or down, or choose a material that’s cozier for the cooler days.

Matching co-ord sets are incredibly comfortable, too. There’s no need to force tight-fitting jeans over a turtleneck to sit in on a Zoom meeting anymore. There’s also the option to mix and match the co-ord set with other existing items in a wardrobe.

  1. Stylish Glasses

Finding a good pair of stylish glasses makes a huge difference in both a work call look and eye protection. Glasses from Gucci are the perfect work-from-home staple, as they are durable with premium frames, stylish, and protective. The glasses are unique and elevate a work outfit. Gucci is known for styling most of its glasses with detailed engravings on the frame, with branded accents that add a sophisticated appearance.

Glasses can be a much more comfortable alternative to contact lenses, especially since contacts can cause dry eyes over a long period. It’s important to take a break from them every so often to let your eyes rest. Plus, when you’re looking at a screen all day, glasses can be a nice alternative.

  1. Statement Earrings

A good pair of statement earrings are great for those who work from home. Outside of work, statement earrings mostly make their debut at weddings, parties, or weekend nights out—but that doesn’t mean you can’t wear them to work. Earrings inevitably stand out in general, but taking it to the next level with a statement pair will be an eyecatcher during any virtual call.

The great thing about earrings is that they make people feel put together and add visual appeal. One could wear baggy clothes and no makeup but still, feel cute with a good statement piece. Matching the statement earrings with a similar necklace is another way to accessorize and put together a stunning work outfit.

  1. Have a Favorite Blazer

Although wearing cute or comfortable outfits while working from home is ideal for many, sometimes there’s a need to look more professional for a client video call or when conducting virtual interviews. However, there’s no need to get rid of comfort when dressing more professionally. Opt for a nice blazer or jacket to wear that quickly dresses up an outfit.

Black goes with everything in the fashion world, but a statement blazer doesn’t have to follow these rules. Finding a blazer in a fun and bright color is also an excellent addition to the wardrobe. Wearing bright or multi-colored clothes while working from home may inspire confidence and productivity for the day ahead.

  1. Fun Hairstyles

Changing up a hairstyle is another great way to change up a look for work. There are a variety of hairstyles to choose from, and depending on your hair length and texture, the options are truly endless. If there’s a full day of meetings and a need for a professional look, go for a sleek high or low bun with face-framing pieces. For more casual days, a messy bun or a half-up, half-down hairstyle will do the trick.

There’s also the option to experiment with hair accessories like headbands, different-sized clips, and scrunchies. These can be a great conversation starter, even over a virtual call. They offer a way to showcase your personality while working from home.

Feel Fashionable While at Work

Working from home doesn’t have to be boring, as many options allow for creativity. There doesn’t have to be a day full of meetings to dress up in a sleek co-ord set or push back the flyaways. Working from home is all about one’s unique routine, and there’s always room for a bit of fashion on the side.

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6 Broadcast Trends Shaping the Industry https://www.previousmagazine.com/6-broadcast-trends-shaping-the-industry https://www.previousmagazine.com/6-broadcast-trends-shaping-the-industry#respond Fri, 21 May 2021 03:29:51 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=34791 The broadcast industry and the technology that supports it are constantly evolving. Huge shifts are happening in record time. Businesses and professionals must stay on top of trends that are driving change if they want to stay relevant. These six trends are shaping the future of broadcast. Mobile Tools Are Better and More Accessible Remote...]]>

The broadcast industry and the technology that supports it are constantly evolving. Huge shifts are happening in record time.

Businesses and professionals must stay on top of trends that are driving change if they want to stay relevant. These six trends are shaping the future of broadcast.

  1. Mobile Tools Are Better and More Accessible

Remote professional broadcast equipment has grown more advanced, more affordable, and easier to use. Now, the quality of remote video can easily rival what is achievable in a studio. Large companies with huge budgets no longer hold a monopoly on quality video capabilities. With this trend, smaller competitors are easily able to produce in-demand content.

Mobile tools are also allowing broadcasters to go more places and produce a greater range of content. This is an opportunity to connect with new audiences and engage current audiences further.

  1. User-Generated Content Will Continue to Increase

Because of the quality of smartphones and other consumer electronics, the popularity of user-generated content is rising. With the increase in the volume of user-generated content, the need to manage misinformation will also grow. Traditional outlets must compete with individuals utilizing consumer electronics and social media. There is also an opportunity to harness the potentially valuable content that users produce.

  1. More People Work From Home

With a greater number of people choosing to work from home, businesses must learn to accommodate remote workflows. Fortunately, the technology already exists to address this need, and new software and applications are constantly in development to improve on what is available. The main challenge organizations face with this trend is efficiently integrating the new workflows into their existing ones.

  1. Virtual Reality Lets Users Engage

Virtual or augmented reality allows users to experience content in ways they never have. Though many brands are already integrating this technology into their content offerings, the industry has only barely touched on what is possible. This could be an opportunity to recapture consumers that are turning away from broadcast content.

  1. OTT Apps Will Continue to Grow in Popularity

Cord-cutting will only increase, particularly as the younger generations age. Because of this, the demand for “over the top” (OTT) content will also grow. Businesses must adapt to changes to survive, and apps for OTT delivery systems will be an important part of continuing to reach audiences.

Many OTT apps are already seeing great success in bringing live content to users in new ways. The market will reach saturation at some point, so companies must move quickly to stake their claim. Unique and niche OTT apps may allow broadcasters to reach targeted groups of people.

  1. AI Increases Efficiency

AI technology gives broadcasters new ways to achieve greater efficiency and serve customers. As this technology gets better, companies can use this technology to more efficiently deliver content that still feels as though it was developed by humans.

The broadcast industry has undergone many shifts in recent years, and the evolution will only continue. Businesses will need to approach these changes with a willingness to innovate.

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An Insight into Understanding Types of Financial Instruments https://www.previousmagazine.com/an-insight-into-understanding-types-of-financial-instruments https://www.previousmagazine.com/an-insight-into-understanding-types-of-financial-instruments#respond Thu, 20 May 2021 12:33:20 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=34783 If you are not a broker or a seasoned investor, listening to talk about trade can sound a bit like a foreign language. Professionals have devoted years of formal and informal study to acquire their knowledge of markets. Still, you can obtain a working knowledge with a solid overview and some helpful tips. Let’s start...]]>

If you are not a broker or a seasoned investor, listening to talk about trade can sound a bit like a foreign language. Professionals have devoted years of formal and informal study to acquire their knowledge of markets. Still, you can obtain a working knowledge with a solid overview and some helpful tips.

Let’s start with some insight into financial instruments, which can be defined as tradable assets or capital packages. The major categories of financial instruments include stock indices, government treasuries, commodities, derivatives, and forex.

Stock Indices

Stock can be termed as a share of ownership in a firm. Stock indices list company stock from specific sectors or based on market caps and represent the broader stock market’s performance or portion of it. To enable investors to easily compare investment returns, select stock prices are typically weighted when they are listed on an index. The S&P 500 is one among the best known financial instruments, listing stocks of up to five hundred companies; the movement of this index is an important indicator of the performance of the United States stock exchange.

Similarly, the Australia 200 is made up of the two hundred largest ASX stocks and serves as the primary index for the country’s equity performance. Indices themselves are effectively just numbers, so to trade on their value requires a product that reflects their performance, including index funds, exchange-traded funds, and derivatives.

Government Treasuries

Also known as bonds, government treasuries are some of the safest financial instruments due to the guarantee on returns that goes along with their purchase. When you purchase a bond, you are entering a contract to hold the bond for a specified period; when that time has passed, the bond has matured, and the issuer will repay you the principal value plus a specified interest rate.

Corporations and governments frequently seek bonds instead of bank loans because they function the same but generally have lower interest rates and are unconditional. Bonds provide a predictable and reliable stream of income and can be used to effectively hedge risk.

Commodities

Commodities are physical goods that enable further portfolio diversification. These financial instruments include energy, where crude oil is the most traded, followed by natural gas. Metals, both industrial and precious, are heavily traded, with gold, silver and platinum topping the list.

Because of the reliability and enduring value, many investors look to precious metals as an instrument to hedge against inflation or to offset the devaluation of the currency. Agricultural products are also a frequently traded commodity, including live cattle, lean hogs, pork bellies, soybeans, corn, wheat, coffee and cocoa.

Derivatives

A derivative can be termed as a financial instrument whose value is derived from its underlying asset. These include swaps, options, and futures. Derivatives are frequently used for risk management as an instrument for hedging. They are also popular for speculation and exploiting price differences between multiple markets. In addition, the transaction costs for derivatives are generally less than other financial instruments. ASX SPI futures are the benchmark derivative instrument for hedging and trading in the Australian equity index market.

Forex

Forex is the converting one currency to another, facilitating international investment and trade by enabling businesses that earn in one type of currency to pay in another. Forex is traded in pairs by purchasing one currency and simultaneously selling another. Investors in this instrument include individuals seeking minor profits from value fluctuations, central banks attempting to limit the circulation of currency and major international banks that control over 50% of the global forex market. Forex is one of the financial instruments traded over-the-counter instead of through a brokerage or exchange.

Financial instruments may be real or virtual, cash or derivative, representing a legal agreement involving monetary value. The important takeaway is that they don’t have to feel overwhelming. There are many different financial instruments available with varying levels of risk and commitment to round out even the beginner’s investment portfolio.

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5 Things to Know About Mortgage Interest Rates https://www.previousmagazine.com/5-things-to-know-about-mortgage-interest-rates https://www.previousmagazine.com/5-things-to-know-about-mortgage-interest-rates#respond Thu, 20 May 2021 12:25:16 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=34779 When it comes to buying a home, there are many costs to consider. It’s not just a down-payment and a monthly mortgage, and voila, all costs are covered. From closing costs to fees and interest rates, there are many things you’ll want to think about when you’re planning to buy your new home. A specific...]]>

When it comes to buying a home, there are many costs to consider. It’s not just a down-payment and a monthly mortgage, and voila, all costs are covered. From closing costs to fees and interest rates, there are many things you’ll want to think about when you’re planning to buy your new home.

A specific aspect of home buying that may have you confused is the mortgage interest rate. What will this mean for your monthly payment and what do you need to consider before purchasing your home? Consider these 5 things you should know about mortgage interest rates, as you set out to shop for a home:

  1. It’s an additional payment to your monthly mortgage payment.

As you look into federal reserve mortgage interest rates and check out loans, don’t forget that interest rates will add to the monthly payment you’ll be making towards your mortgage. It’s important to calculate these rates before buying your home. so you know exactly what you’ll be spending. It’s easy to only take the mortgage payments into account when planning for your monthly budget, rather than other expenses, such as hiring a contractor to make repairs or furnishing a brand new home.

  1. Know what can lower your interest rate.

One mistake that people make when buying a home is that they don’t do research to find that there are ways to lower your interest rate. You can plan for a shorter loan tenure by cutting down the years you’ll spend paying your mortgage. This means that instead of planning to pay over the course of 20 to 30 years, you’ll plan to pay within 10-15. Prepayments are also helpful, as is paying a higher down-payment.

  1. Shopping around can get you a lower interest rate.

For those who are shopping for a home, it can be tempting to go for the first mortgage offer they get without shopping around. If there’s something you should take your time on, it’s mortgage lending. Interest rates can result in higher costs than you ever expected, so if you’re not satisfied with what you’re offered on the first go-around, keep looking. And if you’re having trouble finding a suitable interest rate, you can work with your realtor, as they often have connections to those in the industry.

  1. Take a look at the different interest rates.

From a fixed to adjustable-rate mortgage, it’s important to understand what kind of mortgage rate you’re getting. A fixed-rate mortgage rate helps to make things easy by allowing the payment to stay the same throughout the years you need to pay for it. While you’ll need to pay more towards principal eventually, it helps to know what you’re spending on a monthly basis. ARMs usually begin with a lower rate, which is helpful for those who are buying a home while building their career. Eventually, there may be increases with ARMs, but they’ll have a cap on them, so they won’t continue to increase indefinitely.

  1. Your financial status will affect your rates.

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It’s important to know that your financial stability could impact how high your mortgage interest rates will be. This is a particularly important point to consider before applying for a mortgage, as if you want to get the best outcome, as well as be able to buy the home you want, it’s wise to make sure your finances are in order. From savings to a high income and a great credit score, if you haven’t started working toward these things, start today.

In Conclusion

The best thing you can do when looking for a home is to research and if possible, speak with a professional so that you can make sure you understand everything about the process. Understanding mortgage interest rates and shopping around for the right one-even though it’s time consuming-will help you make a financial decision that won’t stress you out for years to come.

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How Often Should I Bathe My Dog? https://www.previousmagazine.com/how-often-should-i-bathe-my-dog https://www.previousmagazine.com/how-often-should-i-bathe-my-dog#respond Thu, 20 May 2021 12:00:32 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=34776 Do you have a dog and are wondering how often they should be getting a bath? First of all, there is no one definitive answer for every canine. There are going to be a range of variables that will dictate the best time to bathe your canine. For example, this could be once a week....]]>

Do you have a dog and are wondering how often they should be getting a bath? First of all, there is no one definitive answer for every canine. There are going to be a range of variables that will dictate the best time to bathe your canine. For example, this could be once a week. For others, it could be every few months. Let’s take a closer look at how often you should bathe your dog, as well as some bathing tips.

To decide how often you should pamper your pooch, you are going to have to think about some factors first. For example, how long is the length of their coat? Typically, dogs with a lot of hair are going to get dirtier and they will develop an odor. On the other hand, a dog with a short coat can get less dirty when out on walks and can go longer without having a bath.

Then, you have to consider the activity levels of the dog. For example, if you go on long hikes and out into the woods with your canine, they are going to get dirty. Perhaps your furry friend also likes to roll, dig and go swimming. If this is the case, they will need a bath more often than a dog that going on simple walks and spends a lot of time in the house.

As a general rule, you should bathe your dog at least once every two months. Again, depending on your dog’s coat and activity levels, it can be more frequent than this. Some dogs develop an odor quicker than others, while some canines have skin conditions that mean they are sensitive to baths and should not be washed too often.

Something to realise is that over bathing your dog is a problem too. In particular, dogs need natural oils that are on their skin and this is good for stimulating hair growth. Giving your dogs too many baths can lead to their skin becoming dry and this is not what you want. You need to try to figure out the best balance for your canine and what is going to be best for their coat and skin.

Tips to Bathe Your Dog

If you want to bathe your dog, make sure that you choose a suitable pet shampoo from Peak Pets first. We also have some useful tips to help you.

Check the Water Temperature

Before you soak your dog in the bath, you want to ensure that the water is the right temperature. Of course, you do not want the bath water too cold or too hot. It should be a comfortable temperature in the middle. The last thing you want to do is give your dog a chill or to scald their skin and for them to be uncomfortable. So, just as you would for a baby, check the water temperature before putting your pup into the bath.

Apply Shampoo from Bottom to Top

You will find that with most dogs, their paws and belly and dirtier than their back and face. This is particularly true if they have long fur that drags on the ground or through mud. This makes it best to start using the shampoo from the bottom to the top. This is also going to ensure that the shampoo does not get into your canine’s eyes and ears. Always read the instructions on the shampoo product to ensure you are following what the brand wants you to do too.

Use a Towel

Do not forget that your furry friend is going to be cold getting out the bath. Their fur is wet and depending on their coat length, they might retain the water longer than other breeds. So, you want to use a towel to dry off your canine. This is going to remove some of the wetness, as well as try to retain the heat of your dog. What’s more, it is going to mean that your dog does not totally soak the walls when they shake themselves!

Some dogs do not mind a hairdryer being used on their coat. They can like the heat that is emitted. But, there are some pooches that are scared of the breeze and noise that is created by a hairdryer. You can try this technique to dry your dog quickly. But, if they do not like it, it is best to stick to the towel.

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The Ultimate Style Guide to Wine Country https://www.previousmagazine.com/the-ultimate-style-guide-to-wine-country https://www.previousmagazine.com/the-ultimate-style-guide-to-wine-country#respond Wed, 19 May 2021 07:57:26 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=34763 Are you planning a trip to the Napa Valley or another wine country? A wine tasting trip is always full of scenic views, delicious wines, and best of all, wine country fashion! That’s right, people take wine country fashion so seriously that it’s got its own name – “Napa Valley chic”! If you want to...]]>

Are you planning a trip to the Napa Valley or another wine country? A wine tasting trip is always full of scenic views, delicious wines, and best of all, wine country fashion! That’s right, people take wine country fashion so seriously that it’s got its own name – “Napa Valley chic”! If you want to look your best on your next wine tasting vacation, follow our fashion tips on the best styles to wear while wining and dining in French wine country!

Comfortable shoes

Although we all want to look perfectly stylish on vacation, being comfortable is important too! When you head out to somewhere like wine country, you’ll be doing a lot of walking in the vineyards and taking in the beautiful scenery around you so it’s important to be prepared. When choosing footwear opt for something that’s comfortable without being too casual. Keep in mind that some wineries are more upscale than others and require a more elegant dress code! Shein offers styles of flats, wedges and boots that are the perfection combo of comfort and sophistication. With this fantastic Shein coupon code you’ll enjoy your first pair at an unbeatable price!

A cute backpack or crossbody bag

When you’re having fun tasting wine with your friends, the last thing you want to do is to keep track of a bulky purse! When choosing a bag for your next wine tasting adventure, be sure to choose a hands-free option. You don’t need to carry around a lot with you when you’re hopping from winery to winery, so the bag or backpack you choose only needs to be big enough to hold the essentials. The Sak makes convertible leather backpacks that also do double duty as handheld bags! This is the perfect backpack to spend the day roaming a vineyard or scenic winery. At night time, just convert it into an elegant handbag in time for dinner at your favourite restaurant!

Your favourite sunglasses & hat

We know that wine country isn’t always sunny, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t pack proper sun protection! You can get sunburnt even during a cloudy day, which means packing sunscreen, trendy sunglasses and a wide brimmed hat is a must! Besides, how many opportunities do you have to rock some of this season’s hottest hat trends? If you’re packing trendy or sporty looks, go for a casual visor. However, if your look is a little more chic, pick a wide brimmed sun hat. Either way, you’ll look stylish and be protected!

Lots of layers

The weather in wine country tends to change quickly from night to day, so when packing for your next wine country vacation make sure you take a lot of layers! It’s perfectly normal for it to be sundress weather during the day but become chilly as soon as the night falls, so you’ll want the option to be able to throw on a jacket. Choose something that’s versatile enough to take you from a casual wine-tasting to a fancy evening dinner, so you don’t have to do double the packing! A dark coloured blazer or a jeweled denim jacket will look great over a sundress and will transition seamlessly into a dinner outfit. Another bonus of bringing a jacket? You might need to quickly cover up a wine stain or two!

No strong fragrances, lipsticks or bangles!

Our list tip is more about what NOT to wear to wine country! There are a few common style mistakes that people make that can put a damper on their wine country vacation! Avoid wearing lipstick and play up your eyes instead. It’s considered a faux pas to leave lipstick stains all over the wine glasses at fancy wineries! Since you’ll be constantly bringing a glass to your lips, you’ll also want to avoid bangles or bracelets that make a lot of noise. While they may look cute, the noise can be distracting to you and those around you!

Most importantly, don’t wear any heavy fragrances of lotions! Wine tasting involves your sense of smell and how it affects your perception of the wine. Heavy perfumes or fragrances will muddle your sense of smell and take away from your enjoyment of the experience!

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7 Tips to Running a Successful eCommerce Business https://www.previousmagazine.com/7-tips-to-running-a-successful-ecommerce-business https://www.previousmagazine.com/7-tips-to-running-a-successful-ecommerce-business#respond Wed, 19 May 2021 02:22:09 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=34748 eCommerce is one of the most important industries in the age of information, but it’s also a difficult concept to master. Doing eCommerce right is the key to making sales and succeeding in business. Here are seven tips to help you run a successful eCommerce business. 1. Choose a Product Choosing the right products is...]]>

eCommerce is one of the most important industries in the age of information, but it’s also a difficult concept to master. Doing eCommerce right is the key to making sales and succeeding in business. Here are seven tips to help you run a successful eCommerce business.

1. Choose a Product

Choosing the right products is the first step to running a successful eCommerce business. It’s important to pick a product you’re knowledgeable about and interested in selling, but also one that has a place in today’s market. Just remember, finding the right product is a learning process that may take some time and a few mistakes along the way.

2. Focus on Your Brand

In addition to choosing a product, you also need to focus on branding. There are tons of eCommerce businesses on the internet, so you need to do something to set yourself apart from the crowd. Use your brand to identify with consumers and what they do and don’t like, and make sure you have strong branding present throughout your business website.

3. Hire an Accountant

The money side of running a business can be difficult, so you might want to hire an accountant to help. Hiring eCommerce accountants means you don’t have to worry about the financial side of your business—or the potential mistakes you could make—so you have more time to focus on the product and what you can do to sell it. Plus, accountants make your life much easier when it comes to tax time and keeping you in compliance. This big-picture thinking is what allows you to grow your business over time.

4. Hire a Web Designer

If you’re having trouble building a good eCommerce website or improving your search engine rankings, consider hiring a web designer to create a website for you. Not only does hiring a professional get you a better website, but a well-coded website will also help you improve search engine rankings. If you want to do things yourself, you can always use a service like Squarespace to build your own custom website with no programming knowledge.

5. Advertise

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You need to get your name out there if you want to sell products, which means investing money in advertising. Google AdSense is a popular choice when it comes to advertising, but you’ll get the best results from working with professionals. An advertising agency can help create a custom plan that works for your business and includes multiple types of targeted advertising.

6. Use a Sales Funnel

The sales funnel is a common term used in marketing to describe the purchasing process from start to finish. The sales funnel begins with the customer being aware of your product, then showing interest in the product. Next, the customer makes a decision regarding your product before finally taking action. Focus on creating a sales funnel through your advertising efforts and your website. If this whole concept sounds a little confusing to you, you can always hire a marketing company.

7. Think Like the Customer

When you’re trying to sell a product, you need to put yourself in the mind of the consumer. Customers want to pay a reasonable price for a product that lives up to their expectations. Your customers probably don’t want to feel like you’re trying too hard to sell them a product, either. Think about you look for as a consumer and apply that to your own customers.

eCommerce businesses are a great way to make money when you do it right, but that success depends on a lot of factors. You need to get help when you need it, build your brand, and focus on the product if you want to succeed in the world of eCommerce.

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How to Find the Right Personal Training Experts Online https://www.previousmagazine.com/how-to-find-the-right-personal-training-experts-online https://www.previousmagazine.com/how-to-find-the-right-personal-training-experts-online#respond Tue, 18 May 2021 05:08:31 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=34759 Not all of you prefer going to a gym for a workout. You’d rather stay at home and work in the comforts of your room. However, the challenge lies in finding a suitable online personal training program that suits your needs.  With the online fitness market expected to cross $59.23 billion by 2027, it is...]]>

Not all of you prefer going to a gym for a workout. You’d rather stay at home and work in the comforts of your room. However, the challenge lies in finding a suitable online personal training program that suits your needs.  With the online fitness market expected to cross $59.23 billion by 2027, it is apparent that more people are turning to virtual fitness programs.

Here are some tips for finding your personal training expert online:

Do Your Homework

Before deciding who should be your virtual trainer, do some research and determine if the person is educated enough and has rich experience. You can’t expect someone who got an online fitness certificate to be your fitness trainer. It will help if you look for a trainer with not less than 10 to 12 years of experience, out of which at least one year of experience in instructing online.

First, Break the Ice

You can’t be comfortable taking instructions from a stranger. Before signing up for an online personal training program, find out who will handle your virtual classes. Try making a phone call, or talk to the trainer via Google Meet and have a chat to get to know them better.

A half-hour chat should help break the ice and find out if you get the right vibes. If you can’t connect with the person on the call, it is better to look for someone else. Even if you can’t speak to the prospective trainer, try the first session and check if you feel comfortable; before deciding if you want to continue.

Be Interactive and Proactive

Only you can know your limits, and you should know when to stop. You can’t let your virtual trainer push you too hard. Hence, you must interact with them and let them know that you want to start with short sessions (20 to 30 minutes), especially since you are trying virtual training for the first time.

If you think you can take more than this, let your trainer know and have the duration of each session increased accordingly. Remember that you need to ease into the training program slowly.

Be Clear about Your Goals

You need to set your goals instead of expecting the virtual trainer to do it for you. Decide what your goal is and communicate this to your trainer. However, if you are unsure about your goals, you need to work on that first because your trainer cannot help you achieve something unless you have a definite plan.

Ask Yourself If You Need Motivation

Some folks are not motivated; hence you need to ask yourself honestly how motivated you are and whether you need any help. If you feel you need motivation and support, it is better to be upfront about this and communicate this to your trainer.

This candidness helps the trainer decide what motivations you need to keep you on track and continue with the program with dedication until results are achieved. Remember that, unlike a gym, an online fitness program can’t indulge you with hand-holding until you achieve your goals.

Summing it Up

The pandemic has pushed us to a situation where WFH is not just Work from Home; it can also mean Workout from Home. As more people opt for a virtual fitness program, the demand for such programs is increasing.

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