Previous Magazine https://www.previousmagazine.com Exclusive News About Tech, Software, Music and More Sun, 29 Nov 2020 18:08:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.3 https://www.previousmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/cropped-Previous-Magazine-Clean-Favicon-32x32.png Previous Magazine https://www.previousmagazine.com 32 32 21609888 When Your Dog Won’t Eat- Possible Reasons https://www.previousmagazine.com/when-your-dog-wont-eat-possible-reasons https://www.previousmagazine.com/when-your-dog-wont-eat-possible-reasons#respond Sat, 28 Nov 2020 09:49:24 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=33293 It’s alarming when your canine is not interested in food, even when you give its favorite treats. Just like human beings, dogs don’t refuse to eat unless there is a problem. A good diet is vital for your dog’s health. Here are some reasons why the dog may be refusing to feed. Illness No one...]]>

It’s alarming when your canine is not interested in food, even when you give its favorite treats. Just like human beings, dogs don’t refuse to eat unless there is a problem. A good diet is vital for your dog’s health. Here are some reasons why the dog may be refusing to feed.

Illness

No one is attracted to food when they are unwell. The same happens to pets. If your dog has a fever or is in pain, all he wants is to lie down undisturbed. When it’s a viral infection, it will probably go away in a few days, but you need to immediately call the vet if the dog is vomiting and has diarrhea.

To help the dog feed, try adding tasty fish, beef, or chicken broths to its food or water if the food is dry.  Check https://www.burgesspetcare.com/ for some delicious varieties. You can also try to hand feed it, but the vet may prescribe an appetite-inducing medication if the situation gets out of hand.

Emotional Issues

Has the dog recently been moved from its usual home, or its best friend is no longer around? Dogs go through emotional distress when significant changes occur in their lives, just as humans. It may take some time for the dog to adjust to the new environment or the absence of their favorite person. When this happens, be reassuring, spend more time with the pet, and show more love. If you are its new owner, try to find out its usual routine from the previous owners and stick to it as much as possible.

Medication

Some medications can irritate the stomach making your dog lose appetite. The pet will be nauseous or have a hurting stomach. The feeling usually passes a few days after the medication. If your dog is in noticeable pain after taking a particular medicine, call the vet immediately.

Social Eating

If you notice your dog only eats when you are around, don’t worry. Dogs are social beings, which means they love being around their loved ones. Your pet probably doesn’t like feeding alone and enjoys sharing a meal with you, even if you will only sit there and watch him eat.

Its Favorite Food has Changed

If the dog is used to a particular type of food, a change will lead to some resistance. To avoid this, don’t feed your dog the same food all the time. Invest in at least two or three brands of dog food. Sometimes, the manufacturer may add or improve the taste, but your dog may not like the new food. It will take some effort to finally get your dog to accept a new flavor or brand.

The dog may also refuse to eat because the food is stale. Stale food will taste differently, and your dog won’t like it. Always check the expiry dates of all your dog foods.

Your canine refusing to eat for a day or two may probably not cause alarm but when it continues for some time, call your vet for a possible diagnosis.

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What Is a PMS Hotel System? https://www.previousmagazine.com/what-is-a-pms-hotel-system https://www.previousmagazine.com/what-is-a-pms-hotel-system#respond Fri, 27 Nov 2020 15:57:26 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=33290 Hoteliers and property managers need to keep a constant eye on a wide variety of tasks to keep their customers content and to effectively operate their businesses. There are a number of challenges that property management entails, the sheer amount of which can overwhelm first-time property managers. To help with these tasks, resourceful managers make...]]>

Hoteliers and property managers need to keep a constant eye on a wide variety of tasks to keep their customers content and to effectively operate their businesses. There are a number of challenges that property management entails, the sheer amount of which can overwhelm first-time property managers. To help with these tasks, resourceful managers make use of a Property Management System (PMS). But what exactly is PMS?

The Benefits of a Property Management Software

As the number of properties you manage increase, the tasks required of the manager will pile up. A Property Management System is software designed to help property managers offload some of their work, bringing in automation to the industry. One of the most common challenges that property managers face is booking and rent collection. A PMS streamlines this process, and have built-in features that take care of online payments and capacity measurement.

A Property Management System can also enhance and simplify communication between the hoteliers and their customers, streamlining the process of sending notifications of potential changes to their stay. This also works the other way round, allowing guests and tenants to quickly communicate their issues and desires. Using a PMS directly translates into improving the customers’ experience, convincing them to come back again for another stay.

Income and Outcome Tracking with a PMS

Another great benefit of Property Management Systems is the ability to track your expenses and income, without having to manually calculate anything. This can give you a quick insight into how well your properties are doing financially and whether any changes are necessary to optimize your earnings. Many PMS programs feature visualisation features which allow you to quickly assess what are the causes of decreased efficiency, allowing hoteliers to quickly apply changes.

A PMS also offers efficient scalability, allowing hoteliers and managers to operate a larger number of properties without issues. Without dedicated software, managing more than a few properties can quickly get overwhelming, slowing down the manager’s response time to implementing changes. With a PMS, you can easily manage and automate your workflow, improving the efficiency of your staff and reducing unnecessary spending.

Manage Your Hotel Effectively with the SabeeApp

The SabeeApp PMS hotel system is a professional, cloud-based Property Management System designed with hoteliers in mind. With the SabeeApp, you will be able to quickly manage all of your daily operations using a unified interface that works on all of the most popular types of devices. SabeeApp features an interactive calendar, allowing you to maximize your occupancy and optimize reservations. Quick check-in and check-out features will lower your workload, and a handy availability chart will give you insight into the hotel’s current state.

SabeeApp also creates automatic daily reports, giving you tons of information that a hotel manager would need to efficiently implement changes. With unlimited invoicing, an integrated channel manager, and an internet booking engine, as well as handy housekeeping lists and guest profiles, the SabeeApp gives hoteliers all the necessary tools they need to thrive and expand their business in an efficient fashion.

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Can Cats and Bearded Dragons Get Along? https://www.previousmagazine.com/can-cats-and-bearded-dragons-get-along https://www.previousmagazine.com/can-cats-and-bearded-dragons-get-along#respond Fri, 27 Nov 2020 15:25:29 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=33269 We’ve all heard of animals striking up unlikely friendships, but can cats and bearded dragons actually get along? The general answer is, yes, they can become friends. However, it’s all dependant on their personalities. In this article, I’ll discuss each of these animals and describe their personalities and how to care for them concurrently. Cats...]]>

We’ve all heard of animals striking up unlikely friendships, but can cats and bearded dragons actually get along? The general answer is, yes, they can become friends. However, it’s all dependant on their personalities. In this article, I’ll discuss each of these animals and describe their personalities and how to care for them concurrently.

Cats and Bearded Dragons Together

As I mentioned earlier, your cat and bearded dragon may get along famously, and may even enjoy a cuddle once in a while, but it all depends on their personalities. Introduce them gradually and supervise them, so you can make sure they are comfortable around each other.

Bearded dragons, affectionately known as ‘beardies,’ are generally calm and docile, but can have aggressive traits and be territorial. Keep an eye out for their body language. If they bob their head quickly or if their beard puffs up and turns black, your beardie might feel threatened. Your bearded dragon should come from a reputable breeder, so you know that your beardie is friendly and has been properly cared for, and that they haven’t developed any defensive or hostile traits due to being mishandled.

Older cats can also be relaxed and docile, but excitable kittens may not be the best companions for bearded dragons. Some cats may even see a beardie as prey, especially smaller juvenile beardies, or they may want to play with it. So, if you can see that your cat is getting a little overexcited and your beardie is getting defensive, then it might be best to separate them for a while until they have both calmed down.

Keep your bearded dragon in their vivarium when you are not there to monitor your cat and beardie while they’re spending time together. While they might get along when you are home, you don’t know how they’ll behave while you’re away, so you should ensure your beardie’s enclosure is sealed so both your pets are safe and protected.

Caring for Bearded Dragons and Cats

Bearded dragons are reptiles which thermoregulate, so they need to be kept in a temperature-controlled tank. You should keep your bearded dragon warm and hydrated, and make sure they have a place to cool down, so they’re comfortable and healthy. Your bearded dragon’s habitat should be properly set up with substrate, lighting/heating, and other décor items and regularly cleaned to maintain hygiene. You should remove uneaten food and faeces daily, and clean the whole tank and accessories monthly.

Bearded dragons may occasionally need to be bathed, especially when they’re shedding, and will need constant access to water and will need to be fed insects, veggies, and fruits. That they should have enough calcium and other vitamins in their diet.

During your beardie’s annual vet visit, your vet may test its faeces for parasites. Because bearded dragons can pass on salmonella and other bacteria to humans, it’s always best to wash your hands after handing them.

In contrast, cats mostly look after themselves. Those who already care for cats will understand how independent and sociable they are. As long as their litter tray is regularly cleaned, they have fresh water and food every day, and they’re taken to the vet for their annual check-up and booster shots, they’ll be quite happy roaming around the house, getting cuddles, and taking catnaps. Cats need regular exercise, so you should allow them time to wander outside. If your cat is an indoor cat, get plenty of toys for them to play with.

What Do I Do If One of My Pets Has Bitten the Other?

Some bearded dragons can bite if they feel threatened or stressed, though the severity of the bite is minimal to a human. Usually, they bite only in self-defence. They release a mild venom, so their bite will feel like a bee sting, and you may receive a small cut. Though a person’s natural instinct is to pull away, this can make them clamp down harder, so you should remain calm. Gently and slowly pull their jaws apart to get them to release, so you don’t injure your beardie or make it bite down harder.

If your cat is bitten by your bearded dragon, try to keep your cat calm and clean the area of the bite. If your beardie has broken the skin, there’s a chance your cat might get an infection. Take your cat to the vet and explain the situation, so the vet can provide appropriate treatment.

If your beardie has been bitten by your cat, whether during play time or because of a fight, they may require a visit to the vet. Cat bites can be dangerous to bearded dragons and they can spread bacteria. You should clean the wound with antiseptic, and even if the bite hasn’t broken skin, your beardie may need to be treated for shock by your vet.

Coexisting

If you provide your cat and bearded dragon with the love and attention they need, then they can coexist peacefully. Cats and bearded dragons both have very clear body language, so understanding their gestures and mannerisms will help you to interpret how they feel whenever they are together, so you can maintain peace in the house!

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Revealed: The Most Common Frustrations for Online Shoppers https://www.previousmagazine.com/revealed-the-most-common-frustrations-for-online-shoppers https://www.previousmagazine.com/revealed-the-most-common-frustrations-for-online-shoppers#respond Thu, 26 Nov 2020 10:01:04 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=33273 70% of consumers go online to search as soon as they decide they want to buy something. Getting from this initial stage of having a problem or need and knowing a purchase will resolve it to becoming a happy and loyal customer is complex and non-linear. Identifying and resolving the frustrations of online customers is...]]>

70% of consumers go online to search as soon as they decide they want to buy something. Getting from this initial stage of having a problem or need and knowing a purchase will resolve it to becoming a happy and loyal customer is complex and non-linear. Identifying and resolving the frustrations of online customers is a challenge that all businesses face, but where should they start? Leading customer insight platform Feefo has released the results of their recent survey, which questioned 2,000 UK adults on this very topic.

Not being able to find answers to their questions is the most common frustration that online shoppers experience in 2020, with 53% of respondents agreeing. 80% of customers say that they use FAQ sections on websites to inform their purchasing decisions, and 79% of shoppers have abandoned their cart before completing a purchase, suggesting that businesses still have a long way to go with making their websites as helpful, clear and transparent as possible.

63% of consumers cite high shipping costs as a frustration which prevents them from hitting the all-important ‘buy now’ button after filling their online shopping baskets. Given that 82% of people said that price is the most important consideration when looking to make a purchase, businesses should really be analysing their market intelligence data to decide whether lowering or even reducing shipping costs will be worthwhile for revenue, profitability and customer loyalty in the long-run. This links back to the ‘Amazon effect’, with Prime Delivery and free delivery over £20 setting the bar ever-higher for eCommerce stores, by building customer expectations.

Feefo’s Head of Digital, Richard Tank says ‘While Google’s online monopoly on the web has long been documented, it’s clear that Amazon is now just as prominent as the search engine, even though it’s technically an online retailer.’ And it’s because of Amazon’s prevalence in the online shopping world that consumer expectations are higher than ever, and why basket abandonment is so high at the point where shipping costs are added.

30% of consumers will switch to a competitor after just one bad experience, so it’s incredibly important that businesses take the time to better understand the frustrations of their audiences; researching the nuances and idiosyncrasies of their own customers in order to remove barriers to sale, while delivering a customer experience which outshines that of their competitors.

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Guidelines on How to Choose the Best Cabinet Style for Your Kitchen https://www.previousmagazine.com/guidelines-on-how-to-choose-the-best-cabinet-style-for-your-kitchen https://www.previousmagazine.com/guidelines-on-how-to-choose-the-best-cabinet-style-for-your-kitchen#respond Thu, 26 Nov 2020 09:35:03 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=33282 Having the right cabinet style for your kitchen can either make or break the functionality of your kitchen. However, putting these cabinets might not be as simple as they seem because they are not wooden boxes with plain doors and drawers. To make your kitchen look welcoming, you can change your kitchen’s look by considering...]]>

Having the right cabinet style for your kitchen can either make or break the functionality of your kitchen. However, putting these cabinets might not be as simple as they seem because they are not wooden boxes with plain doors and drawers. To make your kitchen look welcoming, you can change your kitchen’s look by considering the change of your cabinets’ minor elements such as the hardware color, type of modeling, the size, and much more. Putting together all these elements and ensuring that one set of the cabinet is significantly different from the other will help create a new look in your kitchen. Are you willing to change your kitchen’s look but have no idea of the different types of cabinet styles? If yes, worry less, as below are the guidelines for choosing the best cabinet style for your kitchen.

Look Into Your Budget

You may dream of a particular cabinet style, but when you look out for its total price, you realize that it is more expensive, and you are not in a position to afford it. Before you decide on the given options, you have to decide on the general price range you can afford. After knowing the price range, you can start the search on that specific cabinet that fits in your budget together with its installation. That’s not all; companies such as farmers doors can help create the kitchen of our choice as they have experienced and highly skilled workers and they also specialize in custom and non-custom cabinets.

Decide On the Type of Wood Species

Different people have different tastes on how their kitchen should look; some would prefer colored cabinets or a natural wood look. The look you want for your kitchen would influence the type of wood to be used. For instance, if you prefer the traditional look for your cabinets, you will need to determine the natural color used as some may be either darker or lighter.

Ask for a Digital Projection

Things might look different on the paper compared to the real look in your kitchen. For instance, the cabinets might look perfect on the paper or screen presentation, but when installed in your kitchen, the output looks different, and chances are you might not like it. To reduce the rate of disappointment, you can decide to ask for the digital projection as it would help you have an idea of how your kitchen will look like after the installation of the cabinets.

Look At All Styles in Black and White

Many people use a sample example to start their cabinet search. The funny thing is that, if they want green cabinets, the chances are that they will look for styles with a green color. They find it challenging to look for a grey sample and imagine how it looks like in green. However, some may think they are doing that, but something in their minds does not see the samples to be the same. To choose the best style, always ensure they are in black and white, then projecting the color on them would be easy.

Choosing companies like farmers’ doors will allow you to mingle with highly skilled and trained individuals who have a passion for their work, and also, they provide a variety of designs that would suit your needs.

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Safe Travel Tips for Your Holiday Road Trip https://www.previousmagazine.com/safe-travel-tips-for-your-holiday-road-trip https://www.previousmagazine.com/safe-travel-tips-for-your-holiday-road-trip#respond Wed, 25 Nov 2020 22:48:55 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=33266 The holiday season is upon us, and there are many miles to be driven.  For those who plan to make the yearly “routes” during the holidays, it’s wise to brush up on your road trip safety tips.  The best part of the holidays is when people come together, but you have to get there first....]]>

The holiday season is upon us, and there are many miles to be driven.  For those who plan to make the yearly “routes” during the holidays, it’s wise to brush up on your road trip safety tips.  The best part of the holidays is when people come together, but you have to get there first.

Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or a mixture of both, you want your holiday road trip to be enjoyable and safe.  Take a few moments to read through some safety suggestions that will help make your holiday travels a bit more enjoyable.

Know what to do after an accident

You probably don’t even want to think about the worst-case scenario, but accidents happen.  You need to equip yourself with the right information to handle the situation should you be presented with the issue.

If you’re on a road trip, you need a vehicle to finish your journey or get home should you have a car accident.  Make sure you know of at least two backup plan options for just such an instance.

Also, understand the basic steps of what is expected from you after a car accident.  Have your insurance information on hand, and don’t ever leave the scene before speaking with police.

Take common safety precautions

Always start with the basics for a safe road trip.  Make sure everyone is wearing a seatbelt.  Keep the distractions in the cab as low as possible.  Don’t drink or do other substances while or before you drive.  The common-sense safety steps are still just as applicable as ever.

Get plenty of sleep before driving

Driving sleepy is just as bad as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.  If you’ve ever tried your hardest to fight the sleep in the dead of night on an empty highway, then you understand the struggle is real.

Make certain that you get a full eight hours of sleep before a long drive.  Also, don’t feel like you have to tough out the whole trip, and don’t hesitate to turn the wheel over to another capable driver when necessary.

Check a few things on your vehicle

It’s always best to make a full sweep of your vehicle before heading out on a road trip.  Make sure the oil has recently been changed, the tires are all in good repair, your windshield wipers are working properly, and that all of your vehicle’s lights are working properly.

Take the time to check all of the fluids under the hood of your vehicle as well.  If you want to go a step further for safety, have your mechanic take a quick look at the vehicle before the trip.

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7 Tips Every Business Owner Must Know for Workforce Management https://www.previousmagazine.com/7-tips-every-business-owner-must-know-for-workforce-management https://www.previousmagazine.com/7-tips-every-business-owner-must-know-for-workforce-management#respond Tue, 24 Nov 2020 18:42:33 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=33241 If you started a small business and grew to the point of needing employees, you have made a great step. One of the most crucial parts of business growth and development is when you hire workers. Who is the right person? What should be their qualification? How many hours should they work in the business?...]]>

If you started a small business and grew to the point of needing employees, you have made a great step. One of the most crucial parts of business growth and development is when you hire workers. Who is the right person? What should be their qualification? How many hours should they work in the business?

What relationship should you create with them? How much do you pay them? These are some of the questions that face you as the hirer. Managing staff is not an easy job. Lack of the right skills might cause your stumbling and the business to fall apart. For this reason, you must learn and understand how to hire and manage your workers.

  1. Run a fact-finding analysis

It is important to understand your company or business, how it operates, and why you need to hire. Every business has both weaknesses and strengths; it is crucial to understand them before considering whom to hire. Go through each department in your firm knowing which to improve on and maintain a good record. If you do not have proper workforce management, you might have great workers and lose them to other companies.

  1. Understand the laws of the land

You do not want to start the expansion of your business with lawsuits. You must understand what you are supposed to do legally before the process of hiring. If you want to be on the safe side, consider meeting all the legal affairs before you get yourself on the wrong side of the law. Read through the department of labour major laws and ensure that each one of them is met. Meet other guidelines, such as the EPLI insurance policy.

  1. Document your business policies

Can you imagine hiring an employee without documented policies, there arose a problem and a lawsuit? What would you use as proof of what you agreed with your employee? For such events, it is crucial that you here with written documents and not word of mouth. It will help you a long way. Your employee needs to understand their job description and what is expected of them when taking the job offer. Here are more reasons why you need to write your business policies and procedures.

  1. Create a conducive working environment

Some employers forget that their employees deserve good treatment. Creating a good working environment for the employees will ease their moods, and at the end of the day, they will be more productive. For example, poor communication and an air of hostility will make your employees feel devalued, impacting their output in a great way.

  1. Set achievable goals

Setting goals too low will have the employees sleep on the job and not achieve more since their work will meet organizational goals. On the other hand, setting goals too high will have them work under a lot of pressure. Not meeting any of the goals will make the employees feeling of no value to the business, and they will not be productive. It is good to trust your employees with their job, but it is also necessary to know that not all of them will be superheroes. You will need a proper strategy for effective goal setting.

  1. Take advantage of the evolving technology

Technology evolvement has also been seen in the business world. Businesses that operate with the newest technology seem to be doing better than those that have stuck to the old ways of doing things. You must run a market survey and identify the best workforce management software. Why would you need a person at the gate recording when employees get into their workstations while there is software for that?

  1. Have an effective accounts office

Some of the major factors that employees look at when accepting a job offer are the stipend they receive when they receive it and its benefits. An employee would prefer working in a company that offers healthcare insurance over one that would not. Therefore, every business owner must have an office that does not look into the well-being of the company and the needs of the employees. It’s not just about the basic pay but what employee benefits are your employees entitled to.

Bottom line

The workforce is the major determinant of what your business will turn out like. A poorly managed workforce will lead you to losses, while a well-managed workforce will help you with your success. It is important to know your capabilities as a business owner and exercise the delegation power when you are not up to the task. Acquiring a human resource manager would be a perfect move to ensure that you get the right workforce into your business. A well-operated task force management should help optimize the productivity of your employees and help your business maximize profits.

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Ideas for Capturing a Dreamy Ensuite Style https://www.previousmagazine.com/ideas-for-capturing-a-dreamy-ensuite-style https://www.previousmagazine.com/ideas-for-capturing-a-dreamy-ensuite-style#respond Mon, 23 Nov 2020 18:49:14 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=33245 If you’re on the lookout for some inspiring ensuite ideas to help enhance your existing space, or perhaps you’re looking to introduce an ensuite to your home, then you’re in the right place. Having the luxury of an ensuite opens you up to a much more relaxed, comfortable bathroom experience with your own private space...]]>

If you’re on the lookout for some inspiring ensuite ideas to help enhance your existing space, or perhaps you’re looking to introduce an ensuite to your home, then you’re in the right place. Having the luxury of an ensuite opens you up to a much more relaxed, comfortable bathroom experience with your own private space and you want your ensuite to feel as warm and relaxing as possible. From the overall aesthetic to specific details, continue reading for ideas on how to capture a dreamy ensuite style.

Create a Bedroom Extension

For many, an ensuite is seen as an extension of the bedroom and this is a great way to look at it. Your ensuite should flow from the bedroom and maintain a clear design style, tying the two rooms together perfectly. Having a décor style that joins the two spaces together will help you to achieve a space that feels inviting and relaxing. For example, if you have a blush pink focus in the bedroom, then you may want to look at injecting touches of blush pink into the ensuite to continue that theme, making it clear that the two rooms are connected.

Luxury Touches

There are lots of luxurious bathroom features that have become hugely popular in many homes today. One feature that has taken the interior industry by storm is the smart shower. You often find that smart devices have a huge impact on a room, and this is certainly true for the smart shower. Giving you the flexibility to control your shower from your phone, whether that’s setting it to run at a certain time or altering the temperature from the click of a button, you can introduce an efficient shower experience and add value to your ensuite at the same time.

Open up the Space

A style that has been adopted many times with ensuite design is an open room layout. By introducing a doorless frame, you can open your bedroom and ensuite up to flow seamlessly and tie together beautifully.  Whilst this isn’t always for everyone, this particular décor style works perfectly for creating a spacious feel, helping to open up both rooms and allow natural light to flow throughout. If you’re keen to introduce this layout style to your bedroom and ensuite, be sure to keep decorative styles in mind too, as it will be even more important for the style to flow properly and tie both spaces together.

Be Adventurous

When it comes to ensuite décor you can be ad adventurous as you like. This is your own personal space, so make the most of it and create a space that you enjoy. There is always room to play around with colour and pattern in the bathroom, whether that’s through a vibrant shower curtain, some bright blinds or even statement wallpaper, so take a look around at what is available and find the perfect style for your ensuite. By having eye-catching décor, you can create a dreamy aesthetic that enables you to add value and style to your ensuite.

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A Complete Guide to Online Slots Gambling https://www.previousmagazine.com/a-complete-guide-to-online-slots-gambling https://www.previousmagazine.com/a-complete-guide-to-online-slots-gambling#respond Sun, 22 Nov 2020 18:04:28 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=33299 Where do you start with playing slots online?  Players ask this question all the time, so what are the best pieces of advice that we can give to you? Click to learn more here. Do your research Take a look at lots of different slots games before you decide which one you are going to...]]>

Where do you start with playing slots online?  Players ask this question all the time, so what are the best pieces of advice that we can give to you? Click to learn more here.

Do your research

Take a look at lots of different slots games before you decide which one you are going to play on.  You have so many available options but you want to make sure that you are choosing the right game for you.  This means that you want to take the financial side of playing a specific slots game into consideration and weigh this up against the fun factor.

Players should also take the time to check out the volatility level and the RTP percentage, along with the minimum and maximum betting stakes permitted.  All of these readily available pieces of information will have a direct effect on your game playing experience so it is best to take the time and weigh up pros and cons before you start to play.

Set a Bankroll

Creating a bankroll is the safest way to enjoying gaming online without the risk of losing more money than you can afford.  Not only will you be protecting yourself but this is also a good way to prevent addiction from occurring.

A bankroll should be set with a specific limit in mind.  This is a financial value that should be stuck to and should not be altered, no matter how much fun you are having whilst playing a slots game online.  You can create a bankroll for a single playtime or for a set timeframe such as a week, but be sure never to increase your limit when your money runs out.  When the money in your bankroll has come to an end, so has your time playing on slots.

Be positive

You should always play slots games when you are in a positive frame of mind.  This will help you to avoid playing in a detrimental way, where losses would be common and negative effects would be highly likely to occur.  You should always have fun when playing slots so never turn to slots when you want cheering up, are in a negative mindset or are upset.  This will only lead to a negative outcome.

You should only ever play on online slot games when you are happy, positive and in a good state of mental health.  This will enable you to have a good overall gaming experience and also will help you to stay protected from harm, both financially and mentally.  Having a positive outlook is more likely to induce a positive outcome, although wins can never be guaranteed just because you are happy so never rely on this.

Mix it up!

Never be afraid of trying something new.  There are so many different games available that you could try a new game every day of the year and still have plenty left to choose from.  Variety is the spice of life and all that, and the same applies to the world of slots gaming online.  There are plenty of ways in which you can try slots games from free too that are always worth your while.

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Lucky Firecracker Slot Game Review https://www.previousmagazine.com/lucky-firecracker-slot-game-review https://www.previousmagazine.com/lucky-firecracker-slot-game-review#respond Sat, 21 Nov 2020 17:55:46 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=33296 There is, it seems, an age-old debate when it comes to slot machines and their modern online slot compatriots, and that is: do successful slot gamblers win purely out of luck, or is there some deeper skill involved? You can never really answer the question for certain of course, however it doesn’t mean that the...]]>

There is, it seems, an age-old debate when it comes to slot machines and their modern online slot compatriots, and that is: do successful slot gamblers win purely out of luck, or is there some deeper skill involved? You can never really answer the question for certain of course, however it doesn’t mean that the online slot industry has an advertence to the word “luck”. Far from it, in fact, because luck is a prominent theme in countless titles across the industry. Lucky Firecracker is one of the most recent, an Oriental inspired slot from Microgaming that could just have you feeling very lucky indeed. Let’s check it out, come today at Umbingo.com.

About Lucky Firecracker and its Bonus Features

So, the first thing to mention about Lucky Firecracker is that it works on a fairly standard 5×3 reel grid, with a pretty incredible 243 ways to win. It’s nothing we haven’t seen before, but at the same time it is always nice to immediately feel comfortable with what’s going on when you start playing the online slot. The theme here is an explosive combination of Oriental culture and fireworks (of which the Orient played a crucial part in developing), and as such the game screen is saturated with Chinese style pagodas and enough fireworks to scare even the most battle-hardened canines. As is usually the case in the online slot world, high value card symbols make up the low paying icons, whilst an assortment of themed symbols are responsible for the more lucrative icons. You can expect to encounter rockets, firecrackers and lanterns amongst other things here.

Now this is all fairly exciting as it is, but it is the symbol showing four letters of the Chinese alphabet that you will really want to keep an eye on, mainly because this forms the slot’s wild icon. As always this can swap with all other symbols other than the scatter, however somewhat disappointingly it is only available on the 2nd and 4th reels. Lucky Firecracker’s scatter takes the shape of Chinese dollars, and can reward you with up to 15 free spins, all with a remarkable 3x multiplier! Moreover, Lucky Firecracker also possesses the exceedingly popular gamble feature, meaning that gamblers that aren’t content with just one win can try and gamble on it in order to make it even bigger. Nice!

About Microgaming and Other Slots by Them

As pretty much every truly dedicated online slot aficionado will tell you, Microgaming are at the pinnacle of online casino software development. The Maltese company have a wealth of extraordinary titles under their belt, even boasting the quite outrageous Microgaming Progressive Jackpot Network that has paid out several millions of pounds over the years. Lucky Firecracker is an impressive slot, but look at some of these other ones they have to offer too:

  • Pretty Kitty
  • Red Hot Devil
  • Holly Jolly Penguins
  • Big Kahuna Snakes & Ladders

Lucky Firecracker: The Verdict

We really enjoyed Lucky Firecracker, mainly because of its exciting aesthetic and good use of the 243 ways to win system. Our only slight gripe was the absence of a proper bonus game, but this isn’t the end of the world by any means.

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Different Kinds of Vacuum Cleaners and Which Is Best for You https://www.previousmagazine.com/different-kinds-of-vacuum-cleaners-and-which-is-best-for-you https://www.previousmagazine.com/different-kinds-of-vacuum-cleaners-and-which-is-best-for-you#respond Fri, 20 Nov 2020 14:12:05 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=33230 Are you tired of mopping and cleaning all the time? A vacuum cleaner might be a great solution for you. But we all know how confusing it can be to figure out which kind of vacuum cleaner is best. So, don’t worry. You’ve come to the right place. In this article, we’ll discuss the different...]]>

Are you tired of mopping and cleaning all the time? A vacuum cleaner might be a great solution for you. But we all know how confusing it can be to figure out which kind of vacuum cleaner is best.

So, don’t worry. You’ve come to the right place. In this article, we’ll discuss the different types of vacuum cleaners and which is best for you according to your cleaning needs.

Types of Vacuums

There are different kinds of vacuum cleaners available on the market for different needs and requirements. We can roughly divide those into 6 classifications:

  • Robot Vacuum Cleaners
  • Upright Vacuum Cleaners
  • Canister Vacuum Cleaners
  • Drum
  • Wet/Dry
  • Handheld Vacuum Cleaners

Now let’s look at their fundamental differences and features.

Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

Robotic vacuum cleaners are great automated devices. These small battery-run devices have different sensors installed in them to map and monitor the area around them, so they can move and clean on their own.

These devices are AI-powered and have a limited cleansing system. These smart cleaning bots come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some use multiple twisting brushes to reach every nook and cranny to give you a thorough cleanse. Other models use different cleaning modes.

At the end of the day, the robotic vacuum cleaners are a fast, efficient way to keep your house looking its best. Some famous brands include Dustbot, Roomba, Picabot, Koolvac, and Dyson.

Upright Vacuum Cleaner

These are the traditional vacuum cleaners that we see everywhere. They have a broad cleaning head, with a handle and a dust bag mounted on top. There are many designs and variations of these kinds of vacuums, since they have been available in the market for a long time.

Usually, they come in two major types.

  • Direct fan system
  • Fan-bypass system

Direct fan system vacuums have a large impeller close to the cleaning head that blows the dirt into the bag and the motor usually has a separate cooling fan. These vacuums are more efficient and consistent on-floor cleaning but their above-floor cleaning isn’t as great.

For fan-bypass system vacuums, there’s usually a fan attached to the motor after the filter bag. The fans on these are much smaller. However, these vacuums are great for on-floor and above-floor cleaning. But, they do require more power.

Canister Vacuum Cleaner

Canisters also look like regular traditional vacuum cleaners; only the dust bag is attached differently than the cleaning head. The cleaning head and the motor at two different parts that are connected with the long hose. This setup makes cleaning much more easy and accessible. It has flexibility. The user can attach different kinds of cleaning heads for different purposes. It makes cleaning vertical surfaces very easy.

Drum Vacuum Cleaner

Drum vacuums are more of an industrial cleaning device. It looks the same as upright vacuum cleaners; only the dust bag is replaced with a heavy-duty drum or cylinder. This can hold a lot of debris and is mostly used for commercial purposes.

Wet/Dry Vacuum Cleaner

Wet/dry vacuums are pretty self-explanatory. It is as the name suggests. The insides of these bags are built to house either wet or dry waste. These can be used both indoors and outdoors. These are usually pricey.

Hand-Held Vacuum Cleaner

Hand-held vacuums are much smaller and much more lightweight. These are even more lightweight than robotic vacuums. These are mostly used for cleaning smaller areas or corners or even cars. These vacuums are usually battery powered and they are a great companion device to any of the more heavy-duty vacuum cleaners.

Which Is the Best for You?

Now, as you can tell from the description, all of these vacuums are designed for different purposes and lifestyles. However, we will not rule out the possibility of using some of these together. Since many of the vacuums work great together, this article should be able to help you figure out your best combo.

Robotic vacuum cleaners are great for smaller spills or for people who are usually very busy. This is a pricier device, so keep that in mind. Other than that, you should be able to use it via an app on your smartphone from any location. This takes away the stress of having to come back home after a long day only to have to clean. If you usually have a very busy lifestyle and wouldn’t mind spending a bit extra on a vacuum for some peace of mind, this is the one for you.

Upright vacuums have been in use for a long time. They are a staple in most homes. If you are looking for a quick way to clean around the house without any fancy gimmicks, just go on ahead with an upright vacuum cleaner.

Canister vacuums offer you greater flexibility. If you have a big home, lots of stairs, or just a ton of furniture to get around, you might want to look into a canister vacuum cleaner.

Drum vacuums are very heavy-duty. These aren’t meant for domestic use. However, if you have a garage workshop, cleaning it with a domestic vacuum is not an ideal solution. Instead, go for one of these.

Wet/dry vacuums are good for households that get very messy very quickly. If you have young children around the house who keep spilling things everywhere, cleaning up will probably be a nightmare. So, instead of having to mop up the mess every time, get a vacuum that can quickly suck up the wet/dry debris.

If you already have a full-bodied vacuum cleaner but don’t like busting it out for every little spill, get a hand-held vacuum.

If you would like to do further reading on the different vacuums available, don’t forget to visit The Clean House Guide website.

We hope this article was helpful to you. If you read carefully and compare the details, you will surely find the kind of vacuum cleaner which is best for you. Good luck!

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Why Your Construction Company Needs ERP Software https://www.previousmagazine.com/why-your-construction-company-needs-erp-software https://www.previousmagazine.com/why-your-construction-company-needs-erp-software#respond Fri, 20 Nov 2020 12:11:44 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=33217 The construction industry is dealing with various challenges and constant demands on a daily basis. One specific dilemma is how to maintain and execute a successful workflow. This is where ERP for construction industry can help. ERP (enterprise resource planning) software helps construction firms create comprehensive plans for all of their projects, covering the initial...]]>

The construction industry is dealing with various challenges and constant demands on a daily basis. One specific dilemma is how to maintain and execute a successful workflow. This is where ERP for construction industry can help. ERP (enterprise resource planning) software helps construction firms create comprehensive plans for all of their projects, covering the initial up to the final stages of the work.

The following are different ways your construction company can benefit from using an ERP construction solution:

Customizable to fit the needs of your business

ERP has versatile features and functions that enable you to customize them according to your business needs. You can adjust or add a feature in your ERP application to create the most successful solution that can meet your requirements. The construction ERP software comes with integrated data analytics and visualization, which are essential tools for scheduling and estimation of construction projects.

Streamline business operations

Construction companies generally deal with many processes regularly. Bigger organizations handle multiple projects simultaneously. Keeping track of operations can get confusing and tedious without a workflow system. With ERP software, you can easily track operations by automating them; thus, minimizes human errors, increases data accuracy, and saves time. It enables all your projects accessible from a single database. This allows for the improvement of information sharing and collaborations among different teams.

Estimate building and construction cost

Usually, before a construction company acquires a project, they bid for it using their estimation of cost. Depending on the requirements and priorities of the client, they will choose the ideal bid as per the reputation of the firm, the design submitted, and the cost feasibility. Planning the cost of a construction project should also include potential overhead liabilities. Thanks to ERP for construction industry, you can get an accurate estimation and give you figures that are similar to the projected cost.

Effective and functional project management

A construction project typically involves many activities like inventories, resources, assets, and supplies. Part of a successful workflow is to have records of these activities. Lack of planning can impact other things such as substandard project delivery, delay in delivery, and major losses. It could cost you losing a client or the entire project.

The construction ERP software can store data and track it to produce an error-free analysis of resource allocation, architectural design, manpower available, raw materials, etc., optimizing project management. Also, cloud-based software gives access to authorized users to obtain vital information from different locations seamlessly. For this, it eliminates unnecessary complications and downtime for the entire course of the construction project.

Execute marketing strategies

One of the end-goals of a construction firm is to get as many clients that they could handle and deliver quality results. Contractors need to implement the best practices and marketing strategies on how to handle various projects, outsourced employees, and clients. The use of ERP for construction industry can boost market productivity. Without an ERP solution, it would be difficult to put long-term marketing strategies into effect and to execute them accordingly.

The ERP construction system is designed to facilitate the success of your enterprise with a thorough plan and the right execution of projects, no matter how many of them you need to finish. With this, find the leading technology solutions provider to help you reap the benefits of using enterprise resource planning software.

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12 Top Tips for Returning to a University Education https://www.previousmagazine.com/12-top-tips-for-returning-to-a-university-education https://www.previousmagazine.com/12-top-tips-for-returning-to-a-university-education#respond Fri, 20 Nov 2020 11:22:28 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=33211 They say that it’s never too late to learn. As a result, you can return to university to study at any age. Maybe you have been thinking about heading back to university. You might have a yearning to broaden your experiences and gain new knowledge, or you might be looking to either further your career,...]]>

They say that it’s never too late to learn. As a result, you can return to university to study at any age. Maybe you have been thinking about heading back to university. You might have a yearning to broaden your experiences and gain new knowledge, or you might be looking to either further your career, or move to a new one. Whatever the reasons for your desire to return to university studies, there are ways to make your time as a student easier and more fulfilling.

In this article, we’ll share some of the top tips for returning to a university education.

  1. Pick a Subject That You Are Passionate About

The first thing that you should do is to ensure that you choose a subject that you are passionate about. University studies are hard work and you will need to be motivated to study. So whether you are looking at taking music production courses or studying to become a vet, you will need to be sure that you are taking a subject that you care deeply about.

Before you take on the course, ask yourself whether you are willing to spend three years reading intensely about the subject. Ask yourself if you are going to be able to sit through countless lectures and write essays and dissertations on the subject. If the idea of any of this bores you, then this is not the right course for you.

  1. Choose a Mode of Study That Suits You Best

There are several different ways that you can study and you should choose the mode of study that will suit you best.

You could choose to study online. This will mean that you don’t have to move away to university. You can do your course in your own time, and you may be able to work your studies around your current job.

You may want to immerse yourself in the student experience and study at university. This may mean moving away to somewhere further afield.

Decide on whether you want to study full time or part time. Think about how much time you actually have right now that you can give over to your studies.

  1. Find the Right University

There are lots of factors to consider when it comes to finding the right university. Firstly, you should ensure you pick an establishment that is renowned for excellence in the subject area that you are studying.

Take a look at the facilities that are on offer for your subject at any potential universities that you are considering. You will want to find a university that has cutting edge resources available to all students.

Your choice of university may also be bound by geography. If you are unable to move away to university because of work or family commitments, or because of your financial situation, then you should look at the options within an easy commute of your home.

  1. Find Out What Support is On Offer

Student support is important. Before you start on your course, you should find out what support there is available. This support could come in the form of assistance with learning difficulties. There should also be a well staffed learning resource centre with different departments where there is support on hand to help you finding access to the right course materials or equipment to help you to complete you studies.

  1. Connect With Your Peers Before the Course Starts

Your studies will bring you into contact with lots of new people. In fact, it can be quite overwhelming to meet so many people at once at the start of your course. Especially when you are trying to orientate and learn everything there is to know about being a student while actually starting your studies.

Make it easier on yourself to meet people and form friendships by connecting with them via social media before the start of your course. By getting to know others in this way, you will be able to save yourself time and effort meeting people when your course starts. You will already have friendship and support to help you as you start your course.

  1. Connect With Your Tutors

Get to know your tutors, find out who can help you when you when you need it. Ahead of your course, get in touch with them online. Once your course starts, take advantage of their office hours and get their help and advice. Talk to them about any worries or concerns you have over the work that you are completing. Tutors will all have time allocated to seeing students, take advantage of this fact.

  1. Start Reading Books From Your Reading List Early

Don’t wait for your course to start before you start your learning process. The earlier you can start your learning, the better.

Before you start your course properly, you should receive reading lists. Take advantage of any head start that you get given and go out and buy or loan copies of all of these books.

University study is very much about self-directed learning. The sooner you can get into the habit of researching and studying off your own back, the easier it will be once your course starts.

  1. See Your Time At University As An Opportunity to Make Connections

You may not hold your university peers in much regard when you are studying alongside them. While they may be brilliant students, you probably don’t look up to them. However, it is important that you understand that these people could be the industry leaders of the future. They could be vital connections that you will need to call on professionally in the years to come.

For this reason, you should make sure that you see university as a chance to network and make valuable connections that will serve you well for the rest of your career.

  1. Balance Your Home and Work Life With Your Studies

When you are studying hard, it can be very easy to lose sight of what is important in your life. You may have other commitments which you are neglecting because you are so busy. For instance, you may have a job or you may be in a relationship or have a family to think about.

Try and balance your time between your studies, you work, and your home life. Create a strict timetable that allows for all of these areas of your life and stick to it. Have a day each week where you do nothing but spend time with your nearest and dearest.

  1. Join or Form a Study Group

You are far more likely to succeed in your studies if you get support from others. A great way of getting support in your studies is to join or form a study group. Once you have finished your studies, your study group can become a job search group.

  1. Look After Your Physical Health

University life can take its toll on your health if you are not careful. Make sure that you are eating well and taking plenty of exercise. Schedule in a session at the gym or go for regular walks or runs.

  1. Take Care of Your Mental Health

Similarly, the stress of university life can have an effect on your mental health. Make sure that you take the time to check in on how you are feeling. Get plenty of sleep and meditate whenever possible. Emotional burnout can affect your academic performance so it is vital that you look after your mental health.

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CBD-Based Products for Skincare https://www.previousmagazine.com/cbd-based-products-for-skincare https://www.previousmagazine.com/cbd-based-products-for-skincare#respond Thu, 19 Nov 2020 12:50:31 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=33220 Chances are, you have heard a lot about CBD and its benefits. Some people use it to help them sleep, to ease anxiety, to relax, and to relieve symptoms of pain, but some people use it for skincare. CBD-based products for skincare are what most people search for to take care of their skin. Before...]]>

Chances are, you have heard a lot about CBD and its benefits. Some people use it to help them sleep, to ease anxiety, to relax, and to relieve symptoms of pain, but some people use it for skincare. CBD-based products for skincare are what most people search for to take care of their skin.

Before getting into the details of CBD’s ability to help us maintain healthy skin, I will explain what CBD is and why CBD is legal even though it is a cannabis compound, and mention some of its most common therapeutic properties. The ability of CBD to interact with the endocannabinoid system is the main reason it has such beneficial properties.

What Is CBD and Why Is Legal?

Cannabidiol or CBD is a naturally occurring compound present in the cannabis plant. Cannabinoid will not get you “high” or “stoned,” instead, it offers many benefits. Chances are, you know a thing or two about THC, which is the one cannabinoid that gets you “high” and causes addiction. Both have therapeutic properties that may help humans and animals, but THC may cause negative side effects, while CBD is safe to use. But how are these two compounds obtained and why are CBD-containing plants legal?

Cannabis plants are divided into three species: Sativa, Indica, and Ruderalis. For now, we will dive into the Cannabis Sativa family and its two strains; marijuana and hemp. One of these strains is illegal because it contains more than 20% THC and it is not safe to use. That strain is marijuana, which besides being high on THC, can only produce around 10% CBD. As we know, marijuana causes addiction and has the ability to cause many negative side effects, and THC is the main reason. On the other hand, there is hemp, which has the ability to produce at least 20% CBD and less than 0.3% THC. For that reason, it is safe to use and legal by federal law in most countries.

The above condition (<0.3% THC) is not the same in every country, and can vary. In the USA, the rule is the same, but in Europe it is different. Some allow it, some with extra rules, but things are changing for the better.

Some of the Benefits of Using CBD-Based Products for Skin

CBD has gained popularity as an option for treating any health issue or disorder. Its rise in popularity is not a surprise, because people use it for themselves and for their pets for plenty of reasons, from muscle relief to fighting insomnia, and treating cancer symptoms. Another factor in this rise is the volume of products, because CBD comes in many forms. For instance, when it comes to skincare, CBD can come in the form of CBD-based creams, lotions, gels, oils, and much more. It can purportedly smooth wrinkles, alleviate dry skin, prevent pimples, and maintain a good state of skin health. Cannabidiol has the ability to prevent skin from aging fast, and who would not want that?

Latest studies reveal that cannabidiol has the ability to help the skin look more youthful. The studies done in mice suggest that CBD can slow down the signs of aging. By interacting with receptors of the endocannabinoid system, CBD releases its anti-inflammatory effects, which in return prove to be very helpful for skin conditions such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis. If you are interested in the details of a specific CBD-based product, there is plenty of information on the different products available online.

You should pay a visit to your dermatologist before using CBD, especially if you are using other products. Mixing CBD products with other skincare products does not guarantee benefits.

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Proactive Steps to Avoid High Blood Pressure https://www.previousmagazine.com/proactive-steps-to-avoid-high-blood-pressure https://www.previousmagazine.com/proactive-steps-to-avoid-high-blood-pressure#respond Thu, 19 Nov 2020 11:27:48 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=33214 High blood pressure is unfortunately a problem many people find themselves having to deal with when they get to middle age and beyond. There are multiple reasons for this, most of which are related to lifestyle habits. But this is good news – because it means you’re in control. Catch it early enough and you...]]>

High blood pressure is unfortunately a problem many people find themselves having to deal with when they get to middle age and beyond. There are multiple reasons for this, most of which are related to lifestyle habits. But this is good news – because it means you’re in control. Catch it early enough and you can be proactive in reducing your risk of suffering from the effects of high blood pressure later in life.

First of all, you need to be aware of the most common causes of high blood pressure or ‘hypertension’ as it’s known in the medical community. These are: poor diet (especially one featuring too much salt), excessive alcohol intake, being overweight, and a general lack of exercise. All of which are, for the most part, controllable lifestyle choices.

That’s not to say it’s easy to suddenly change course and transform your lifestyle immediately. Preventing long-term hypertension isn’t achieved via a quick fix. Rather this is about gradual steps that, taken now, can help ease your health worries later on. There isn’t an age limit on when you can make positive changes either – don’t fall into the trap of thinking it’s too late to start. Here are some proactive steps you can begin taking today to avoid problems related to hypertension:

Improve your diet

Here’s a simple fact – most people consume too much salt, with too little fruit and vegetables in their diet. While it’s true that sodium is an essential element for human physiology, and some will use this as justification for their salt intake, the recommended amount is only between 1.2 and 1.5 grams daily. Whereas the amount consumed by most Americans every day is around 3.4g; more than twice the recommended intake. The global prevalence of processed fast food such as McDonald’s, serving burgers naturally very high in salt, means everyone else isn’t far behind either.

This is arguably the largest single contributor to hypertension, but it’s not to say you need to cut out certain foods completely. Rather, think of incremental changes you can make at first. Substitute snacks high in salt and/or sugar for pieces of fruit, while swapping out those steaks and burgers for the occasional vegetarian dish.

More physical exercise

Humans are built to be physically active, but it’s also a habit that becomes harder to instil the less we do it. From athletes down to the rest of us, the less you train your body physically, the worse it will perform. So while making changes to your diet can seem difficult, trying to fit exercise into your busy week might seem harder still if you’re not used to it. But working up a sweat also releases endorphins, which are as beneficial for your mental health as exercise can be physically. Implementing small amounts of exercise into your routine can make all the difference in improving daily life and reducing risk of hypertension.

General weight loss

If you’re doing the two recommendations outlined above, this will come naturally. Unfortunately, carrying extra weight does put a strain on our bodies, and losing even a little can go some way to reducing risks of multiple health issues down the line. But taking positive steps in these other areas of life should mean you don’t have to worry about it specifically.

Cutting down on alcohol

Next to fast food, alcohol is probably our biggest guilty pleasure as a species, over consumption is strongly associated with hypertension. Its association with socializing also means it’s easy for a lot of us to get carried away and overindulge more than we should. Trying to have at least 3-4 alcohol free days per week, while not indulging quite as much when we do drink, can have massive health benefits. As a bonus, cutting down here also makes exercise and weight loss a little easier.

Medication (with advice from a qualified doctor)

Sometimes, natural means won’t be enough to eradicate the threat of hypertension. Therefore, it’s recommended to seek medical advice from a qualified professional, who may prescribe medication to help control your blood pressure. Of course, this should be taken alongside the other positive steps outlined above. Don’t be afraid of seeking more professional advice if you’re particularly concerned about your current blood pressure.

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Isolation Busters – 4 Unique Ways to Put the “Social” in Social Distancing https://www.previousmagazine.com/isolation-busters-4-unique-ways-to-put-the-social-in-social-distancing https://www.previousmagazine.com/isolation-busters-4-unique-ways-to-put-the-social-in-social-distancing#respond Thu, 19 Nov 2020 10:09:37 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=33227 It feels like all we’ve done this year read the latest pandemic news while falling further into isolation. Social distancing in the physical sense may be necessary right now, but that doesn’t mean we should also become emotionally distant from those around us. That’s why today we’ll be exploring five unique ways to put the...]]>

It feels like all we’ve done this year read the latest pandemic news while falling further into isolation. Social distancing in the physical sense may be necessary right now, but that doesn’t mean we should also become emotionally distant from those around us. That’s why today we’ll be exploring five unique ways to put the social in social distancing:

Knowledge is Power

Since remote learning is now the norm, many students are feeling a little left out in their friend groups. This can quickly snowball into them falling behind in their studies.

If you or your child fall into the second category, it may be worth looking into online tutors. Not only will they be able to help with getting studies back on track, but they can also provide some much-needed interaction with someone who isn’t part of the household.

Having regular sessions can also help maintain a sense of routine, which is generally noted as being positive for our wellbeing.

Dinner for Two

Yes, we’re all sick of video conference dinner dates, but it looks like they’ll be around a while, so we’ll just have to embrace them.

A fun way to make your video chat feel like a real date is to order matching gourmet hampers and light some candles. Since they’re filled with delicious nibbles (and your choice of adult beverage if desired), nobody has to cook. This will help you feel like you’re actually out on a date, and the candles will add some intimacy to the atmosphere.

While this obviously won’t be as good as sitting face to face with your loved one, it could be the next best thing. Since hampers come fully assembled, you can easily recreate the experience for real whenever you’re allowed to.

Start a Community Plant Swap

Most of us have at least one plant in our home or garden that can have cuttings propagated from it. Why not turn those extra offshoots into a way to connect with your local community?

Place cuttings in little cups either on or just in front of your fence, and encourage others in your local area to do the same. People can pick up some lovely new plants when they take a stroll, and you can all feel a little more connected in a safe, contact-free way.

Visit Your Dentist

This one may seem strange, and admittedly, it is a little, but we did promise you that we’d give you some unique ways to get your socialization! Having said that, now is the perfect time to visit your dentist for a lovely teeth whitening treatment or any other work you might need to have done. It’s probably the closest you’ll be allowed to get to a random human for a while, and it comes with some great health and hygiene benefits.

These four tips may not have been what you were expecting, but we did promise you some unique ways to put the social in social distancing, and we’ve certainly done that. Things are different this year, and we all need to find new ways to stay connected.

While the situation is about as far from ideal as possible, that doesn’t mean that we can’t still find ways to maintain our mental and emotional wellbeing as well as our relationships with those closest to us.

Keep video chatting and getting outdoor exercise with the members of your household. Most importantly, keep your head high. There’s nothing wrong with needing a little extra help, and we will all get through this as long as we support each other.

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Slots with a Mexican Theme https://www.previousmagazine.com/slots-with-a-mexican-theme https://www.previousmagazine.com/slots-with-a-mexican-theme#respond Thu, 19 Nov 2020 08:54:43 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=33248 When it comes to digital casinos, it’s hard to top the online slots pages. The games have come such a long way since the creation of the World Wide Web, with the graphics and gameplay almost at video game-esque standards, whilst the juicy jackpots can reach life-changing amounts. That’s not all either! There are thousands...]]>

When it comes to digital casinos, it’s hard to top the online slots pages. The games have come such a long way since the creation of the World Wide Web, with the graphics and gameplay almost at video game-esque standards, whilst the juicy jackpots can reach life-changing amounts.

That’s not all either! There are thousands of games to choose from with a wide range of themes, and today we’re going to take a look at few Slots from the ever-popular Mexican selection. Read on to find out more!

Red Hot Tamales

Spice up your life with IGT’s fiery Red Hot Tamales. The popular developers have taken a traditional Mexican dish and turned it into a three-reel retro slot with plenty of Hispanic flair. You’ll also be in with a chance of winning a tasty 5,000x your original wager.

The three reels are jam-packed with 27 pay-lines spread across them. In typical fashion, the wild icon will replace any other symbol, and help you build even bigger and better winning combinations. However, this game truly is a stripped back classic, as there’s no scatter or extra features.

Whilst line wins range from 6x your wager for three of the iconic BAR symbols to 200x your bet for the flaming red hot wild icon, you’ll be really feeling hot under the collar when you land a blackout win, which is when a symbol covers all of the positions. This can be achieved with either of the 7s that have tamales attached.

The red 7 will pay-out the games whopping 5,000x jackpot, whilst the lesser yellow 7 is still worth a sizzling 1,000x.

Spiñata Grande

It’s always fiesta season in NetEnt’s Spiñata Grande, so why not load it up and smash the cash out of some money-filled piñatas?

The five-reel, four-row and 40 pay-line slot is set right in the heart of a lively, colourful Mexican festival, and all you need to do is bash as many of the famous party decorations as possible! Destroying the fish piñata, parrot piñata and donkey piñata is worth big prizes, but if you lock-in full bull piñatas, you could unleash the 300x-your-initial-wager jackpot!

Unlike Red Hot Tamales, Spiñata Grande boasts a fun bonus feature. To unlock the mini-slot, you need to find the colossal bonus symbols. This bonus feature gives you the chance to land some cash prizes and free spins by landing three star spiñatas on the miniature reels.

El Jackpotto

Blueprint Gaming’s El Jackpotto takes the ingredients from above (spicy food and fiestas) and mixes it with Lucha libre (a form of Latino wrestling) to make the perfect Mexican slot game. You’ll find plenty of Mexican memorabilia from Aztec wrestling belts and Mariachi instruments to Dia de Muertos skulls and red-hot chilli peppers.

Match five super stacked El Jackpotto symbols or five of the chilli wilds to take home the 500x line bet jackpot, whilst three or more Luchador bonus scatters will trigger the Ultimate Luchador Bonus in this five-reel, three-row, 20-payline game.

In the extra feature, you will go toe-to-toe with a masked crusader with the chance of winning one of the five lucrative bonuses. If it’s a knockout performance, you could cash-in the Ultimate Luchador Big Money Bonus!

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How to Feed a Horse: What You Need to Know https://www.previousmagazine.com/how-to-feed-a-horse-what-you-need-to-know https://www.previousmagazine.com/how-to-feed-a-horse-what-you-need-to-know#respond Wed, 18 Nov 2020 15:39:39 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=33204 Horses are herbivores, thus, they eat only plant-based food. This is clearly seen in natural conditions when horses nibble grass about 16-18 hours a day. Since the stomachs of these equines are small, they eat often but in small portions. However, domestic horses have lost constant access to grass, but they need additional energy to...]]>

Horses are herbivores, thus, they eat only plant-based food. This is clearly seen in natural conditions when horses nibble grass about 16-18 hours a day. Since the stomachs of these equines are small, they eat often but in small portions. However, domestic horses have lost constant access to grass, but they need additional energy to work. Let’s have a look at the nitty-gritty of horse feeding.

What Do Horses Eat?

About twenty years ago, no one would have thought that horses could be fed with something else besides hay, oats, and grass. But today, there’s a whole industry specializing in equine nutrition. Feeding horses has become the research of many scientists in dozens of laboratories around the world. In fact, there’s a whole science that works on developing ideal nutrition for various horse breeds.

Like humans, horses have individual characters, body types, and behaviours, and therefore, they require a different amount of food. Horse food should provide all the nutrients they need.

Basically, the diet of horses consists of grains and concentrates. There’s a wide range of safe food that horses like to eat. Some include honey, apples, carrots, pumpkins, etc. The equine expert David Garcia writes on his blog Horsezz.com that a constant water supply is also required. Consuming water fosters digestion, reduces colic, and regulates body temperature and blood circulation.

Keep in mind that the nutrition of wild horses and domestic horses are completely different.

Wild Horse Nutrition

So what does a horse eat in nature? The answer is obvious—grass and various vegetation. Wild horses have to be content with such treats all year round. In the warm season their diet consists of fresh juicy grass, and in winter it consists of dry and frozen grass. This is quite enough for wild horses to survive.

Domestic Horse Nutrition

In the process of domestication and using horses for work, people should feed their horses properly and often. After all, equines were originally used for plowing, driving, partaking in wars, carrying weights, and so on. Nowadays, grass and hay alone aren’t enough for horses.

The horses’ diet started to include grain and various milling products to maintain the energy of the animals. Soon after, with the development of equestrian sports, even more concentrated, nutritious feeding was required in the form of bran, compound feeds, and all kinds of vitamin supplements. Besides, horse nutrition in winter and summer is different, as equines consume more food in the cold season.

two white horses eating hay

How and What to Feed Domestic Horses

For horses, the amount of food depends on the use and workload of the animal. For example, a horse weighing 1000 pounds needs about 13 pounds of oats, 15-20 pounds of hay, up to 13 pounds of root crops (beets or carrots), up to about 5 pounds of bran per day.

This is in addition to fresh grass in the summer during grazing and additional treats in the form of apples, cabbages, or sugar. Besides, the menu should be diversified with special vitamin supplements, depending on the gender and age of the horse.

Take care of your horse properly, and don’t forget to treat them every once in a while. If you constantly give them yummy treats, you will bond with your horse right away! But don’t overdo the treats; these are just snacks, not a whole meal.

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Decking Pedestal: How, Where, and Why to Use It https://www.previousmagazine.com/decking-pedestal-how-where-and-why-to-use-it https://www.previousmagazine.com/decking-pedestal-how-where-and-why-to-use-it#respond Wed, 18 Nov 2020 10:17:39 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=33187 If you are looking to elevate your decking or flooring subframe without having to use posts, you should use a jack pedestal. Otherwise known as feet and risers, they act as little pillars that support your decking or flooring. People resort to decking pedestals when changing their homes’ appearance, or wanting to waterproof the base of their...]]>

If you are looking to elevate your decking or flooring subframe without having to use posts, you should use a jack pedestal. Otherwise known as feet and risers, they act as little pillars that support your decking or flooring.

People resort to decking pedestals when changing their homes’ appearance, or wanting to waterproof the base of their homes, or create a space for entertaining guests because it provides a standard, even, and stable surface. Installations are quick without having to undergo a lengthy process to achieve a level surface.

Where to Use Pedestal

Decking pedestals are used in different areas of your home or establishment. It provides support for the floor, the deck, and the roof. As long as you need an elevation from the ground or sub-frame, the decking pedestals are what you should count on. However, the most common and recommended areas that need pedestals are slope balconies and rooftops, second-story apartments or balconies over waterproof membranes, and properties near water bodies like a lake, beach, or pools.

How to Install a Decking Pedestal

First, you have to call an expert to measure the total area where the decking pedestals will get installed. When they calculate the site, they will determine the number of pedestals required to support it fully. Experts will also tell you upfront if the area is feasible for a raised deck, floor, or roof.

You should know that one pedestal is enough for approximately one linear meter of a beam that needs to be supported. To ensure that the experts will install enough pedestals, they have to use sight or laser lines to mark the intersections of the area you want to elevate.

They will also have to consider the size of the pedestal they will use. The bigger the pedestal, the wider the area it can support. Once all the basics get done, they can now place the pedestals in their marked areas. They will also use decking joints to support the site further.

After this, they will lay the boards of your roof, flooring, and the like. Many more adjustments will take place to ensure that everything is in place. Once they get the right positions, they will screw the beam into the eyelet located on top of the decking pedestal.

It is best to talk to experts on installing the pedestals. You would not want to waste your money if you cannot do it right.

Why Use Pedestals

Aside from elevation and waterproofing your home, there are other uses of a decking pedestal.

First, it reduces the sound transmission to the interior of your home or building. Because there is an elevation, you are not walking directly on the area to reduce or even eliminate the sound transmission. You will usually enjoy this benefit if you use the pedestals in the roof area when you install a deck or a garden on it.

Another benefit of decking pedestals is it increases heat insulation. During winter, you cut on the costs of heating your home because you naturally trap the heat inside your home or building with pedestals.

These are the basics you need to know about pedestals. You have to have the skill or hire a professional to create functional and safe areas using these pedestals. You can also read more about pedestals to ensure that the person you will engage in doing the job tells you the right things.

Lastly, you also have to look for the right products to make your home’s changes excellent. Pedestals have so many uses for your home or establishments, but you have to use them properly to get the best results.

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Why You Should Install Awnings https://www.previousmagazine.com/why-you-should-install-awnings https://www.previousmagazine.com/why-you-should-install-awnings#respond Tue, 17 Nov 2020 10:20:59 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=33190 At some point, your neighbourhood might experience a power loss. It makes the situation even worse when the power outage happens on a hot summer afternoon. Fanning yourself is tiring, especially if electricity won’t be back for a few hours. You can avoid this when you have a natural air conditioner installed at home, aka...]]>

At some point, your neighbourhood might experience a power loss. It makes the situation even worse when the power outage happens on a hot summer afternoon. Fanning yourself is tiring, especially if electricity won’t be back for a few hours. You can avoid this when you have a natural air conditioner installed at home, aka awnings.

Not only are awnings beneficial for houses, but commercial properties can also benefit from them. Most of the time, property owners get custom awnings to add more appeal to entrances and other exterior areas. These types of awnings will make anyone notice it while providing the necessary coverage at the same time.

Lowering Electricity Bills

For properties having difficulty reducing electric bills, consider installing awnings rather than to avoid using fewer appliances. Installing awnings can help lower energy bills thanks to its cold and heat-insulating properties. They serve as a barrier when temperatures are too much for the average person to bear.

Workers in commercial buildings can take advantage of awnings and turn it into a lounge area during their breaks. They are less likely to lounge around the office break room and overuse the appliances since they can enjoy their afternoons under the awning without getting too exposed by the heat of the sun.

Providing Building Aesthetics

When it comes to providing outdoor aesthetics, installing custom awnings are one of the best methods. Some homeowners turn it into an area where they can relax or hold small gatherings on a sunny afternoon. It’s an eye-catching addition to the exterior areas of homes and commercial buildings.

Awnings come in a wide range of fabrics, textures, and colours people can choose from to make it either contrast or complement with the exterior areas where it’s installed. A pro-tip when choosing the colour for the awnings is to try and follow the colour scheme. In some scenarios, the colour of the awning may not fit well with the building colour due to over-contrasting.

Eliminating Furniture and Flooring Fading

Another reason to install awnings is to prevent our flooring and furniture from fading. Exposing these two from the heat of the sun for too long can cause the surface to fade. Even when you have the air conditioner at full blast, the rays can still penetrate through the windows and damage them. Even if you have blinds placed, there’s still a chance the sun can fade them, especially when you put them up and forget to put them down when the rays get too hot.

Creating Extra Space

Do you happen to enjoy inviting friends over for small gatherings in your backyard? It’s going to be a problem when the weather isn’t cooperating, especially when you planned to have a barbecue. The weather might be too hot for people to stay outside, so you have no choice but to put up a tent. You won’t need to go through the effort of setting the tent up with awnings. You can install large retractable awnings to quickly transform your backyard into a place to hold gatherings.

Don’t settle for less! Ensure you get custom awnings instead of standard ones if you want to make it more personalized and fit your standards perfectly.

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10 Benefits of Automation to Help Your Business Today https://www.previousmagazine.com/10-benefits-of-automation-to-help-your-business-today https://www.previousmagazine.com/10-benefits-of-automation-to-help-your-business-today#respond Mon, 16 Nov 2020 10:00:47 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=33183 If you find that you can’t keep up with your business operations or meeting your goals, you need to find a way to improve efficiency. One of the best things you can do is to automate your tasks. There are many benefits of automation to any type of business. They will speed up your operations...]]>

If you find that you can’t keep up with your business operations or meeting your goals, you need to find a way to improve efficiency. One of the best things you can do is to automate your tasks.

There are many benefits of automation to any type of business. They will speed up your operations and help your business be more productive.

This guide will show you some of the benefits of automation to help your business.

Let’s start with looking at automation in project management:

  1. Improving Project Management

If you were to use a service such as Reverecontrol.com, you’d see how automation can help you with project management.

You can use it to test any issues that might occur during a workflow. It can look at minor details that a human will naturally overlook.

This has always been the case and it’s due to automation in production that our products/services are more reliable than ever before.

  1. Reducing Staffing Costs

If you are on a budget and feel that hiring staff will greatly cut into your expenses, then automation is here to reduce staffing costs. For example, if you need to post regularly on social media you might want to ask an intern to do this. If there are a lot of social media posts this might take a few hours.

However, you can use an automated marketing tool to schedule posts throughout a specified period. This will save time and money.

You might find that you can replace a staff member altogether due to your automation.

  1. Increasing Sales

You might find that you can increase sales due to automation. Much of eCommerce today works because of automation.

Automation in eCommerce can process an order, cancel an order, update inventory, and print out shipping labels. All the seller has to do is pack and drop off the product to a delivery service.

Dropshipping automatically informs the seller of the order. The seller can inform the supplier of the order with a few clicks. Within a few minutes, an order is completed.

As these processes are quick, it makes it easier for an eCommerce seller to process several orders throughout the day. This makes it easier to increase sales and therefore, revenue.

  1. Customer Service

Automation can also help improve customer service operations. For example, if a customer sends an email to support you can send an automated reply. The standard automated reply lets them know that their email has been added to a waitlist and that you will respond to them shortly.

However, you can expand upon this by sharing links to an FAQ in your response email. Automation can also be used to create a bot for a live chat feature.

This bot will communicate with your customer to figure out what type of assistance they need. The bot will then pass on this information to the customer support team.

An advanced bot might even be able to answer the question for the customer — thus eliminating the need for a human customer service agent!

  1. Shifting Focus

One of the worst things about spending time with the necessary but mundane tasks is that you can’t focus on other aspects of your business. Once these mundane tasks are automated, you can focus on starting new projects. You can also focus on the creative aspects of your business.

For example, because email marketing services have automated the process of sending emails, a company can focus on creating email content without worrying about the technical aspect of sending emails.

If you don’t have to worry about data entry in a spreadsheet, you can spend more time analyzing the data and creating reports.

  1. Delegating Tasks

Let’s return to how automation takes away labor from your team. When you do need to assemble a team, you want to make sure that everyone on the team can complete their tasks.

Without automation, you have to hope that the leader of a branch of your company knows how to delegate tasks accordingly. Automation is able to take care of this.

For example, if you have a small accounting staff you might worry if everyone on the team can handle all of the accounting tasks needed. These can include bookkeeping, payroll, sales analytics, etc.

A software application can automate these tasks. For example, using a software program such as QuickBooks you can have your accountant complete all of these aforementioned tasks. This means that you only need to hire one person as opposed to several persons to handle each task.

  1. Minimize Errors

You can ensure that errors are minimized due to automation. When you have to pay your employees, automation can calculate how much they have earned. Afterward, payroll software will pay them an accurate amount.

The payroll software can also generate checks or pay the employee through direct deposit.

These processes ensure that there are no errors in the most sensitive tasks in your business. If you find that there are errors in paying your employees or other types of compliance, you want to consider automation.

  1. Maximize Punctuality

Automation can also ensure that tasks are completed on time. You can ensure that the payroll gets completed on time. You can ensure that taxes are filed before deadlines.

Automation ensures that emails get sent on time, that notifications get sent for meetings, and that employees get onboarded shortly after they’re hired.

  1. Remote Work

In the age of remote work, a company has to consider automation. Automation helps remote workers communicate with one another across borders.

For example, one employee in Europe can complete an assignment and upload it to an application. Notification of assignment completion is sent to the supervisor in Asia who reviews the work. Once reviewed, the project gets delivered to the client in Latin America within a few seconds.

  1. Less Stress

Everyone in the company will experience less stress due to automation. Automation makes sure that each employee doesn’t have to take on a heavy burden of tasks.

It ensures that team leaders don’t have to worry about holding their subordinates accountable. It takes away the stress of not meeting deadlines.

This is an overlooked benefit, but a successful company of the new age must work toward lowering stress levels at the workplace.

The Benefits of Automation are Priceless

Now that you know the benefits of automation, you must consider it for your business. Find the best ways to automate aspects of your business operations to improve efficiency and productivity.

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Should You Choose Canvas Prints for Home or Office Décor? https://www.previousmagazine.com/should-you-choose-canvas-prints-for-home-or-office-decor https://www.previousmagazine.com/should-you-choose-canvas-prints-for-home-or-office-decor#respond Sun, 15 Nov 2020 10:26:14 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=33194 Australia is one of the most visited countries in the world, with nearly 10 million visitors in 2019. People are attracted to the adrenaline rush that the Outback offers or the majesty of the Great Barrier Reef. You go to the big cities like Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane and marvel at the perfect blend between...]]>

Australia is one of the most visited countries in the world, with nearly 10 million visitors in 2019. People are attracted to the adrenaline rush that the Outback offers or the majesty of the Great Barrier Reef. You go to the big cities like Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane and marvel at the perfect blend between concrete and metal with the trees and blooms. You can really see that urban planners know the importance of green spaces to balance modernity.

Go inside restaurants and coffee shops, and you will likely see huge framed photographs or art pieces. You may even spot a copy of the masters in one of the establishments. What you probably do not know is that a lot of them are canvas prints. These are images directly printed onto the canvas to accurately replicate the original painting or print. Australian service providers specialise in producing canvas prints Australia can offer at very affordable prices.

What is a Canvas Print?

A canvas print is sometimes mistaken for a canvas painting, but they are not the same. The process involves printing a photograph from an inkjet printer. However, instead of using a photo paper, the supplier uses canvas. The buyer can choose whether or not to frame the canvas print or choose a frameless border. For frameless prints, the supplier will wrap the canvas around the bars to secure and protect them from dust and scratches.

Here are the main advantages of choosing canvas prints for your wall décor:

  • They last longer than framed prints.
  • They are versatile, so you can hang them anywhere without the print seemingly out of place.
  • They are durable, although a bit more expensive than photo print.
  • They have that classic or timeless look.
  • The protective coating makes the canvas easy to clean.
  • Canvas prints produce much brighter colours.
  • You can print large images, as some suppliers offer custom sizes. You can hang one at the lobby of your hotel for maximum impact.

Although they are not necessarily waterproof, you can ask the supplier for water-resistant canvas prints in Australia, which allows you to hang them on moisture-rich areas like the bathroom, den, or kitchen.

Things to Consider Before Ordering Your Canvas Print

Before making that call, make sure that you have carefully considered where the print will be displayed. As already mentioned, you need a water-resistant canvas for moisture-rich environments.

Here are other things to consider, as well:

  1. Your image must have a high-resolution. It will ensure that the image will retain its quality when the service provider blows up the raw file. The bigger the image, the higher the dots per inch (dpi) should be.
  2. You may have the best image in mind, but it would be useless if the print quality is subpar. Always look at the portfolio of the service provider and read the customer testimonies before contacting the supplier.
  3. Frame vs. frameless. You also need to decide whether you want a framed image or a frameless print. An unframed canvas, for instance, looks elegant and minimalist. It works well for a modern home. Meanwhile, the framed canvas gives off that timeless and classic look.

Finally, make sure the service provider has both the experience, the expertise, and equipment to handle the diversity of orders. They should be able to deliver even the most eccentric requirements of the customer.

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How to Select the Right Shade of Sail Fabric https://www.previousmagazine.com/how-to-select-the-right-shade-of-sail-fabric https://www.previousmagazine.com/how-to-select-the-right-shade-of-sail-fabric#respond Sat, 14 Nov 2020 10:37:17 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=33197 Commercial buildings need to look appealing to attract clients and visitors. Every day, they get different people visiting their buildings, so it’s only necessary that they make it look pleasing and attractive to look at. One specific area that must look striking is the outdoor area as this can have an impact on your clients’...]]>

Commercial buildings need to look appealing to attract clients and visitors. Every day, they get different people visiting their buildings, so it’s only necessary that they make it look pleasing and attractive to look at. One specific area that must look striking is the outdoor area as this can have an impact on your clients’ first impression on the business. What better way to achieve an attractive outdoor than installing shade sails.

To ensure a captivating look, the building owners need to choose the right type of fabric for the sail. Even if commercial shade sails are installed intricately, the fabric will still carry the overall look. What’s good about shade sails is that there are different kinds of fabrics to choose from. The only challenge is selecting the perfect one since a few commercial building owners still don’t know a lot about shade sail fabrics.

Determine What You Need from the Shade Sail

It’s always best to ask yourself a few questions before buying something. If you don’t know what to go for, you may end up buying the wrong type of fabric, causing it to be ineffective when installed. Here are the common questions to ask yourself when selecting fabric:

  • How will the shade sail be used? 

Some commercial properties need to have a shade sail for clients to relax under. The property might have a swimming pool, so it’s fitting to give guests some shade while they’re in the pool area. Aside from using it as a lounge area, the property owners can use it as a dining area. The food servers may take time preparing food for the guests, so providing shade for everyone while waiting for food is essential.

  • Do you prefer sun protection or waterproofing? 

You’ll be glad to know that most commercial shade sails can protect from both harmful heat rays and the rain. Having both of these protective properties allows you to have peace of mind that guests will stay protected no matter if it rains or gets too hot.

  • How much area should the shade sail cover?

Getting the wrong size of shade sails will be detrimental to the building and people. Not covering the necessary areas can leave some guests complaining about getting hit by the sun or getting wet from the rain. The best method is to have a larger shade sail that covers a bit more than the required area to ensure comfortability.

  • Will more people or vehicles be staying under the shade sail?

Whether it’s people or vehicles that need protecting, it’s necessary that these two stay protected at all times. The best option is to always get commercial shade sails that have rain and sun-blocking properties.

Choose the Right Colour

This is the perfect time to know about several possible colour combinations. Everyone knows that not every kind of colour will mix. When choosing the fabric colour, you have to keep in mind the overall aesthetic of the area you will be installing it on. Ensure that the colour you choose complements its surroundings.

Ensure Quality Fabric

After defining which colour to choose and how you’re going to use the shade sail, you have to make certain the overall quality. You wouldn’t want the fabric to tear quickly only after a few months. You also need to find out whether the fabric needs more constant maintenance than usual or if you need to hire professionals to do it.

Shade sails will look good in commercial properties when done right. When you choose the perfect fabric, you can expect happy and comfortable guests all the time.

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How to Step Up Your Marketing Efforts in 2021 https://www.previousmagazine.com/how-to-step-up-your-marketing-efforts-in-2021 https://www.previousmagazine.com/how-to-step-up-your-marketing-efforts-in-2021#respond Fri, 13 Nov 2020 13:43:39 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=33175 With many businesses strained as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent economic downturn, marketing will be more important in 2021 than ever before. In order to undergo a revival, businesses will need to seek out new clients and customers in a way that helps them stand out from the competition. So, what can...]]>

With many businesses strained as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent economic downturn, marketing will be more important in 2021 than ever before. In order to undergo a revival, businesses will need to seek out new clients and customers in a way that helps them stand out from the competition. So, what can you do to step up your marketing efforts going forward? Here are some pointers.

Start planning now

You need to be ready to tackle the market full force when the new year finally rolls around, so take some time now to plan and prepare. Reflect on which approaches have proved profitable in 2020 and which have failed to deliver the expected results. Then turn your attention to your competitors and assess their failures and successes, too.

Finally, engage directly with your existing customers to find out what they are missing, what their expectations are, and whether their ‘pain points’ and daily challenges have changed during the course of the pandemic. You can update your marketing goals, efforts, and messaging from there.

Update your SEO

Your website is at the heart of your digital marketing. Therefore, you need to ensure that it is easy for potential customers to find and navigate. Your website should also support and echo the messaging communicated in your campaigns, provide fast loading times, and feature a variety of different types of content, from videos and blogs to infographics and downloadable e-books. A reputable SEO agency, like clickintelligence.co.uk, can assist you in tweaking your existing SEO to adhere to changes in best practice since the start of COVID-19.

Embrace marketing automation

Look out for new advancements in marketing automation technology next year and be ready to take full advantage of them! Experts predict that the new tools and software will facilitate enhanced personalization and customization when it comes to marketing, helping you to better connect with your target customers.

If you aren’t already embracing the power of marketing automation, now is the time to change that. According to invespcro.com, marketing automation software solutions often lead to a 14.5% increase in sales productivity. They can also aid in reducing marketing overheads by just over 12%!

Stop worrying about results

The majority of marketing campaigns are results-driven. This is understandable – after all, why would you want to bother undertaking a campaign if it isn’t going to lead to anything. Results are important, but they shouldn’t be the sole reason why you make contact with your potential customers. Shift your focus a little bit and try your best to generate authentic connections, to communicate openly and honestly, and to truly do your utmost to make your potential customers’ lives easier. In doing so, your brand automatically becomes more relatable and genuine, which instantly translates into the results that you hoped to achieve in the first place. Put your customers first in everything that you do – and especially in your marketing efforts – and you simply cannot go wrong.

Now that you know how to make marketing work for your business in 2021, all that’s left to do is take action. Best of luck!

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All You Need to Know About Legal Injectable Steroids https://www.previousmagazine.com/all-you-need-to-know-about-legal-injectable-steroids https://www.previousmagazine.com/all-you-need-to-know-about-legal-injectable-steroids#respond Fri, 13 Nov 2020 08:11:37 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=33232 Few people actually know what joint conditions such as tendonitis and autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis have in common. However, there is one thing that these medical conditions have in common and that is that they can be treated with legal injectable steroids. Yes, you can treat both tendonitis and rheumatoid arthritis with legal...]]>

Few people actually know what joint conditions such as tendonitis and autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis have in common. However, there is one thing that these medical conditions have in common and that is that they can be treated with legal injectable steroids. Yes, you can treat both tendonitis and rheumatoid arthritis with legal injectable steroids.

However, the medicinal benefits of legal injectable steroids go beyond the treatment of the health conditions listed above. You can use this form of steroids to relieve joint pains, inflammation, and other autoimmune diseases. Although there are several ways you can take steroids, the most effective delivery method is legal injectable steroids.

In this post, we will take a quick look at everything you need to know about legal injectable steroids.

What Are Legal Injectable Steroids?

Injectable steroids are often referred to as corticosteroids. Hence, legal injectable steroids are legal corticosteroids. This form of steroid is quite different from regular anabolic steroids as they tend to have greater effects on the body than building muscles.

Legal injectable steroids are synthetically manufactured to replicate the effects of a natural hormone, cortisol, that is secreted by the adrenal gland. The cortisol hormone helps in relieving the body from stress, pain, illnesses, and injuries. It also helps in decreasing the activity of the immune system, hence, making it the perfect treatment for inflammation.

Legal injectable steroids help in enhancing the efficacy of immune-suppressing and anti-inflammatory properties of our natural hormones.

The Uses of Legal Injectable Steroids

As stated earlier, legal injectable steroids can be used in the treatment of several injuries and health conditions. There are 2 major health conditions that you can treat with legal injectable steroids.

  • Immune-related Issues: People who suffer from immune-related diseases such as lupus, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, or allergies can be treated using legal injectable steroids.
  • Muscle and Joint Issues: People suffering from muscles or joint conditions such as gout, sciatica, bursitis, and joint pain can also be treated using legal injectable steroids.

What Happens When You Are Injected with Legal Injectable Steroids?

In most cases, your doctor will ask you to temporarily stop any form of medication before he goes ahead to administer legal injectable steroids to you. This is why we recommend that you talk with your doctor before receiving any treatment that will require the administration of legal injectable steroids.

For safety reasons, it is best that legal injectable steroids are only administered in a hospital or at your doctor’s office. Typically, you will be required to sign a consent form and then be asked to lie down so that they can go ahead with the injection.

The doctor may need an ultrasound to determine the perfect spot to administer the injection. Afterward, you will be given a numbing medication from which may feel a little uncomfortable before the administration of legal injectable steroids.

Legal injectable steroids can be administered in the joints, bursae, spine, tendons, or muscles. You will need to keep the injected spot clean and dry for at least 24 hours. After that, you will be good to go.

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How to Begin Your Gardening Journey https://www.previousmagazine.com/how-to-begin-your-gardening-journey https://www.previousmagazine.com/how-to-begin-your-gardening-journey#respond Fri, 13 Nov 2020 07:34:47 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=33161 Gardening is great for many different reasons. Not only does gardening help you to build your skills and invest in a positive hobby, but it’s also packed full of benefits for the mind too. There are so many ways to enjoy gardening, making it ideal for beginners through to green-fingered professionals. For those beginning their...]]>

Gardening is great for many different reasons. Not only does gardening help you to build your skills and invest in a positive hobby, but it’s also packed full of benefits for the mind too. There are so many ways to enjoy gardening, making it ideal for beginners through to green-fingered professionals. For those beginning their gardening journey, it’s always beneficial to start small and gradually grow your skills and make steady process. This will ensure you learn along the way and perfect your skills as time goes on.

Choose a Topic

Before you start to invest in gardening tools you need to think about what kind of gardening you’re wanting to get into. With so many options, from growing your own fruit and veg to greenhouse gardening, you want to identify the main topic of gardening that you’ll be learning about and then you can get started with investing in your tools and other essentials. Think about the space you have available, your gardens layout and practical elements that will help you to progress with your gardening journey. You can even do lots of research online, or in gardening magazines and books to help you identify the right kind of gardening for you and work out what you want to put your time and effort into.

Invest in Basic Tools

Many people start gardening and spend an arm and a leg on gardening products, from fancy rakes to expensive potting sheds, but that’s not necessarily straight away. You want to focus on building your gardening tool kit up of essential, basic gardening tools before you start to spend money on expensive items you may not actually need. With online retailers like Two Wests providing a wide range of affordable gardening tools, you can find a range of key products to help with your gardening journey. Do a little research into what tools are required to start with and gradually grow your toolkit as time goes on. You may find that you need other tools more than others, so it’s worth taking the time to realise exactly what you need rather than filling up your shed with unnecessary pieces of equipment.

Picking Plants

Once you’re confident in your topic and tool choice, you can get started on selecting the perfect plants to grow in your garden or greenhouse. There are lots of different things to take into consideration when it comes to picking plants, from seasonal considerations to time frames and so on. You want to pick plants that you’re going to see results from sooner rather than later, as this will help you to grow your skills and build on them. Find out which plants are best suited to your requirements and then you can get started sowing your seeds and putting your gardening skills into action.

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5 Hacks That Will Help You With Microsoft Excel Formulas https://www.previousmagazine.com/5-hacks-that-will-help-you-with-microsoft-excel-formulas https://www.previousmagazine.com/5-hacks-that-will-help-you-with-microsoft-excel-formulas#respond Thu, 12 Nov 2020 09:06:12 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=33167 It’s a myth that Microsoft Excel is only used in data-driven jobs. Many industries use Excel to organize all kinds of different information, not to mention all the personal uses for it. Given how valuable Excel is, you should know how to use it. Microsoft Excel formulas make it quick and easy to populate, organize,...]]>

It’s a myth that Microsoft Excel is only used in data-driven jobs. Many industries use Excel to organize all kinds of different information, not to mention all the personal uses for it.

Given how valuable Excel is, you should know how to use it. Microsoft Excel formulas make it quick and easy to populate, organize, calculate, and interpret information. Read below for a few tips on how to make the most out of formulas in Excel.

  1. Insert Parentheses

If you are getting an error in your Excel formula, double-check for parentheses. As you may remember from grade school math, parentheses are essential in the order of operations. In Excel, this tells the computer to read what is in the parentheses first.

For example, if you need the sum of two numbers to be multiplied by a single number, the formula might be = (1+2) * 3.

  1. Learn Shortcuts for Microsoft Excel Formulas

Want to save time and energy when creating your Excel formulas? The next part of your Microsoft Excel training is in shortcuts. These are specific keys or sequences of keys that save you time.

You can learn more about the Excel shortcuts here. In the meantime, check out a few of the most common shortcuts.

CTRL Left Mouse Click is used to select multiple cells at once. This is useful for organizing and analyzing large spreadsheets.

ALT + = will automatically sum the numbers in that column. To use this shortcut make sure you hold down the ALT key and then press the + and = signs.

CTRL-` is a simple shortcut to see the formulas in your sheet. If you are getting an unexpected outcome or want to change the formula, use this shortcut. To return the cell back to normal, use the same shortcut again

  1. Use Autocomplete

Excel already knows the most common uses for different formulas. You can save yourself time by using the autocomplete feature. When you start to enter a formula, you will see a dropdown of options you can use.

Usually, the autocomplete formulas are for more basic uses of Excel. If you’re interested in learning about more advanced uses, check out core Excel.

  1. Add Text Notes

When working on a project you can add text notes to your formulas in excel. This will be a reminder of what the formula means and what you were using it for. This is a great tool if your formula is complex or you want someone else to easily be able to understand it.

To do this, you can use the N function. You will then be able to name a formula or add notes.

  1. Learn From Insert Function Feature

The insert function button is located next to the formula bar. When you click on it you can choose from possible functions. It allows you to set up the function one step at a time. Once you have entered the necessary information, click okay. Your function will now be added to the sheet.

Become a Master of Excel

With just a bit more knowledge of Microsoft Excel formulas, you can do so much more with the program. You will save yourself time, energy, and frustration by using the tips above.

Start with a simple set of data and practice before you get into more advanced calculations. The more you practice, the easier it will become!

For more tech tips and news, check out some of our other articles online.

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Prioritize Yourself: A Self-Care Checklist for Mental Health Days https://www.previousmagazine.com/prioritize-yourself-a-self-care-checklist-for-mental-health-days https://www.previousmagazine.com/prioritize-yourself-a-self-care-checklist-for-mental-health-days#respond Thu, 12 Nov 2020 08:12:50 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=33171 Did you know massage therapy has physical and emotional benefits? If you want to learn about other self care activities to try, we can help. In this guide, we’ll go over a self care checklist. Improve your mental health by trying out the items below. Want to learn more? Keep reading. Add Exercise to Your...]]>

Did you know massage therapy has physical and emotional benefits? If you want to learn about other self care activities to try, we can help.

In this guide, we’ll go over a self care checklist. Improve your mental health by trying out the items below.

Want to learn more? Keep reading.

Add Exercise to Your Routine

Work out for 30 minutes, five days a week. You might consider exercise an unpleasant chore. Think about fun activities, and try to do those instead.

If you like to go swimming, get a pass to your local pool. Call a friend up and meet them for a bike ride or walk instead of the pub or coffee shop. Join a recreational sports team.

Eat Nutritious Food

Aim to eat a balanced and healthy diet. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, lean protein, and whole grains. Don’t forget about drinking water throughout the day, so you stay hydrated.

Try to cut back on processed and fast food. Bring nutritious snacks to work, so you aren’t tempted to stop at a driveway on the way home.

Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Each night, try to get between seven to nine hours of sleep. Your health, concentration, and mood will become affected if you don’t get quality sleep.

Improve the quality of your sleep. Quit using electronics an hour before bed, and make your room as dark as possible. Even on the weekends, you’ll want to stick to a consistent sleep schedule.

Go See a Therapist

Stress impacts your physical and mental health negatively. Spend time thinking about how you can handle stressors in your life better.

Counseling is an essential part of self-care for a lot of people. Work through your mental health symptoms with a professional. Your therapist will help you understand your symptoms, and you’ll see an improvement.

Professional support helps even if you don’t have specific symptoms. Don’t let problems build up, but instead talk things through with a therapist. You’ll have a safe space to voice any concerns you have.

Spend Time with Friends

Most people need to spend time with others. People’s social needs will depend on their personality and other factors.

Do you feel lonely? You might need to spend more time connecting with others. Ask a close friend if they would like to go to the spa. Learn more about the benefits of an organic facial.

If you feel irritable or overwhelmed when around people, make alone time a priority.

Unwind at Home

Do you feel overwhelmed or close to burn out? Consider spending a personal day at home and disengage from work. You could create a space in your home where you can go retreat to when you need space.

Make sure you spend time pursuing a favorite hobby or pastime. Spending time unwinding will help you relax.

Boost Your Mental Health With This Self Care Checklist

We hope this guide on self-care was helpful. Now that you have a self care checklist, start some new habits. Aim for a consistent sleep schedule, exercise, and eat nutritious meals.

Browse our other helpful resources on fitness, health, and more.

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5 Benefits of Guided Meditation https://www.previousmagazine.com/5-benefits-of-guided-meditation https://www.previousmagazine.com/5-benefits-of-guided-meditation#respond Thu, 12 Nov 2020 07:24:04 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=33158 Meditation has been proven to be beneficial to your physical and mental wellbeing. This is mainly due to its relaxing effect. Guided meditation takes this even further as it allows those who find mediation challenging, or those who are new to it, to really focus and improve their visualization skills. By listening to guided meditation...]]>

Meditation has been proven to be beneficial to your physical and mental wellbeing. This is mainly due to its relaxing effect. Guided meditation takes this even further as it allows those who find mediation challenging, or those who are new to it, to really focus and improve their visualization skills. By listening to guided meditation instructions accompanied by calming music, you can really clear your mind and relax at a deeper level. Here are five benefits of guided meditation.

Improves mindfulness

Guided meditation allows you to switch off and clear your mind of cluttering thoughts wherever you are. It helps you learn how to focus on your body, positive thoughts, and get rid of any anxiety about the past or future. Many people even practice guided meditation in public places. You can do this with just a decent set of headphones. Here are some of the best wireless earbuds for guided meditation at any time and anywhere.

Helps you relax

Guided mediation helps you to stay calm, not just while you’re doing it, but it also gives you the techniques you need to calm down in stressful situations. It helps you find a deeper sense of relaxation. This is useful for those who suffer from insomnia or stress. It allows you to deepen the connection to your subconscious mind and truly relax when you need to.

Improves cognitive abilities

Studies have shown that mindfulness improves cognitive abilities. Guided meditation teaches you to focus your mind even more. The methods used to help you focus result in increased concentration, improved memory, and give you the ability to develop skills quicker. The early stages in mindfulness training are particularly beneficial and can really enhance cognitive functions. Guided meditation also aids you in improving your visualization skills which help to boost right brain thinking.

Relieve stress and anxiety

Guided meditation is often recommended as a treatment for stress and to relieve anxiety. It teaches the patient to relax and clear their mind of potentially harmful thoughts. Learning to focus like this has a very calming effect and reduces anxiety. You can practice meditation techniques whenever you feel anxious and this will help to relieve the symptoms. Guided meditation also teaches you to focus on more positive thoughts instead of worrying about the future or the unknown. This is also an effective way to relieve stress and anxiety.

Improves physical health

Guided meditation is also beneficial to your physical health. In fact, studies have shown that mindfulness training has been shown to lower blood pressure. The reason for this is that the relaxation techniques used result in reduced stress and deeper breathing. This means your heart rate is lowered and in turn your blood pressure. Meditation also helps you get a better night’s sleep, which has many health benefits including improved digestion, and more energy during the day.

There are many health benefits to guided meditation. For this reason, it’s often promoted as an effective wellness technique both at home and in the workplace.

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In Your Style: 10 Ways to Customize a Dirtbike https://www.previousmagazine.com/in-your-style-10-ways-to-customize-a-dirtbike https://www.previousmagazine.com/in-your-style-10-ways-to-customize-a-dirtbike#respond Wed, 11 Nov 2020 12:06:20 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=33152 Riding a dirtbike creates an adrenaline rush like no other. Whether this is your first bike or one of many, you’ll want to make sure it stands out of the crowd. There are many ways riders can customize their dirtbikes. Here a few options to consider: Go Bold with Graphics Adding graphics is perhaps the...]]>

Riding a dirtbike creates an adrenaline rush like no other. Whether this is your first bike or one of many, you’ll want to make sure it stands out of the crowd. There are many ways riders can customize their dirtbikes. Here a few options to consider:

  1. Go Bold with Graphics

Adding graphics is perhaps the easiest and most effective way to personalize your dirtbike. There are many different graphics kits available, and custom orders are also popular. After installation, high-quality graphics can endure even the harshest, most extreme riding conditions.

  1. Add a New Coat of Paint

If you prefer a single, all-over color, consider a new paint job. Chrome paint is the most popular option for dirtbikes. This type of paint is both high-shine and extremely durable. There are many colors available, from basic black to intense cobalt. Spray chrome paint is the perfect option to make your handlebars or rims dazzle.

  1. Light Up the Road

Visibility is of the utmost importance when riding a dirtbike. Installing custom lights is perhaps the easiest way to make your ride more visible to others. Consider adding light strips or pencil-beam driving lights. There are countless lighting options for dirtbikes. Not only will more lights help you see the road better, but they will make it safer to ride on dark, overcast days.

  1. Get a Hotter Grip

Having a firm grip on the handlebars is a must, but as any rider knows, cold, icy grips are never pleasant. Consider replacing your current grips with heated ones. When the temperature drops, you’ll be able to enjoy riding without wearing heavy, thick, and bulky gloves. Heated grips will improve make holding the handlebars enjoyable no matter the weather.

  1. Take a Seat

Hard dirtbike seats are a real pain. There’s nothing worse than riding with a bruised tailbone out in the middle of nowhere. Instead of suffering through the pain, upgrade to a more comfortable saddle. Look for a seat that has added cushioning and better support. You can even buy a saddle that matches the color of your bike.

  1. Upgrade the Tires

High-quality tires are a must, especially if you like to go biking on rough, rocky terrain. Many riders choose to upgrade to wider tires with thicker treads. These tires help improve balance and provide better traction. However, if you frequently ride on soft, muddy tracks, you may prefer the maneuverability of narrow tires.

  1. Announce Your Arrival

Customized exhaust systems will ensure everyone can hear your coming and going. Not only does this enhance the riding experience, but louder pipes also make other drivers aware of your presence. The right exhaust pipes can even give your horsepower an added boost.

  1. Widen the Foot Pegs

When riding, your feet must rest on the footpegs at all times. However, standard footpegs may lead to cramping and discomfort. Installing aftermarket pegs with a wider platform will increase comfort. They will also provide a firmer grip and give the rider better control on the road.

  1. Stay Bug-Free

It’s impossible to avoid every bug while cruising on your dirtbike. However, the right windshield can help keep your face bug-free. A high-quality windshield will also protect your body from high winds and reduce rider fatigue. Some windshields will even keep you warmer during nighttime rides.

  1. Listen to Some Tunes

Sound systems aren’t just for car and truck drivers. You can even install a high-power sound system on your dirtbike. Satellite radio, FM radio, and CB radio are some of the most popular. Speakers, amps, and soundbars will enhance your musical experience. Get ready to ride along to your favorite tunes.

Create a Dirtbike That’s All Your Own

While any dirtbike is fun to own, there’s something even better about riding a fully customized bike. When it comes to upgrading your dirtbike, the sky is the limit. Best of all, you can make a few changes along the way until you design the dirtbike of your dreams.

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Learn How to Make a Photo Book (Including Amazing Photo Book Ideas) https://www.previousmagazine.com/learn-how-to-make-a-photo-book-including-amazing-photo-book-ideas https://www.previousmagazine.com/learn-how-to-make-a-photo-book-including-amazing-photo-book-ideas#respond Tue, 10 Nov 2020 18:03:01 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=33146 The majority of the people nowadays capture moments using their smartphones and store them digitally. However, they are often disorganized with different moments all in one album. Presentation is always the key, and photo books come to bring order. Lucky for us, we can now create that digital album and have it printed in simple...]]>

The majority of the people nowadays capture moments using their smartphones and store them digitally. However, they are often disorganized with different moments all in one album. Presentation is always the key, and photo books come to bring order. Lucky for us, we can now create that digital album and have it printed in simple steps. Companies have come up with software for custom photo books and store those precious memories none of us wants to lose. Below are some essential steps to high-quality photo books:

Choose a photo book size

Depending on the volume of photos you want to incorporate, you can choose a square or rectangular book. The square ones are mostly chosen for pet and baby albums. On the other hand, the rectangle ones go well with wedding and graduation albums. Also, consider where you will store the book.

Select a style

There are several styles of choice. The selection is therefore based on the memories you want to reflect. You can also choose the color at this stage.

Organize your photos

Before you start the process, it is good to organize and put the photos in one place. You can place them in one folder and store them where they are easily accessible. This will save you time when you embark on the process itself.

Find and choose your favorite photos

You want to be sure of what’s inside your photo book. Have an idea of the event you wish to include. You will also want to consider the quality of the photo, including the resolution. This is an important stage as it will determine the outcome of your book. Highlight the favorites you want to be featured.

Pick the desired template

These websites offer you lots of templates to choose from.  They are arranged in categories ranging from family albums to pet or baby books. Browse them slowly until you reach your desired template.

Upload your photos

Add the photos you had selected from your computer or any other stored location. Some websites will automatically arrange them, picking the perfect spot for each of them. The ones you had highlighted may be featured a bit larger than the rest.

Customize the layout and preview

Add any unique feature accordingly and make it suit you. Write any dates alongside the photo you want and include helpful texts like quotes or descriptions. Organize the book in such a way that it tells the story you intended. Once you are done with confirmation, purchase, and wait for the copy.

The steps to making a customized photo book are comfortable and easy. Now you can explore those book ideas. You can create a family vacation book, an adventure, and school life, especially the final year. Other ideas include newlywed moments, pregnancy journeys, and those family traditions that have gone on for so long. Mixbook offers you this chance to finally organize your disorganized album in your phone and store memories for many more years to come.

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Necessary Precautions to Take Right After a Road Accident https://www.previousmagazine.com/necessary-precautions-to-take-right-after-a-road-accident https://www.previousmagazine.com/necessary-precautions-to-take-right-after-a-road-accident#respond Tue, 10 Nov 2020 14:11:53 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=33149 Undoubtedly, life is unpredictable because you never know what happens next. You might be enjoying a thrilling motorcycle ride and get hit by a car. Similarly, a person walking on the road or driving carefully can also fall victim to accidents due to others’ negligent behavior. In this modern era, road accidents are rapidly increasing....]]>

Undoubtedly, life is unpredictable because you never know what happens next. You might be enjoying a thrilling motorcycle ride and get hit by a car. Similarly, a person walking on the road or driving carefully can also fall victim to accidents due to others’ negligent behavior. In this modern era, road accidents are rapidly increasing. Are you a cautious driver? You can drive as vigilantly as possible, but it won’t stop the other person from breaking the signal and crashing into your car. Therefore, you have to stay careful about other’s behavior and learn how to handle such situations.

After an accident, it is impossible to think since many things are going in your mind. As a result, many drivers make mistakes that limit their rights to get compensation. In addition to taking appropriate safety measures, prepare yourself for every unforeseen situation. If you have no idea how to go about it, have a look below. Here we are unfolding some necessary precautions to take after a road accident.

1. Ensure Safety & Call an Attorney

Before anything else, ensure the safety of other people who were riding with you. Exit the vehicle, turn on the emergency flashers, and call the emergency hotline if anyone got injured. Otherwise, if there are no severe injuries, contact your attorney and the insurance company. It doesn’t matter how big or small the accident was; it is essential to determine the repercussions. Therefore, get in touch with an accident lawyer.

If you are an active bike rider, make sure to look for a motorcycle accident lawyer as they have more significant expertise. They would be more familiar with vehicle damages and personal injuries that arise after a motorbike accident than a standard attorney. Once you have a lawyer by your side, brief them about the entire situation. Alongside helping you get fair compensation, they would lend you a hand in dealing with insurance companies.

Remember, even if you are not seeking any compensation, you need a lawyer. The other party might try to take you to court for involvement in the case. And retaining an attorney gives you enough time to prepare a case.

2. Seek Medical Help

Usually, people don’t seek medical after an accident if they don’t have significant injuries. However, it is vital to get a full evaluation within 2-3 days of your accident. Firstly, accidents create a rush of endorphins and adrenaline, putting your body in a flight or fight response. As a result, you don’t feel the pain until the event is over. If not external, you might have encountered internal injuries that will only unfold when you undergo a diagnostic procedure.

Moreover, accidents also lead to soft tissue injuries in muscles, tendons, and ligaments as it puts tremendous force on the body. Since these injuries don’t break bones or create blood, people fail to notice them until severe pain occurs. Most importantly, you have to put a medical evaluation on record. Hence, get your medical checkup with 72 hours of the accident; otherwise, the insurance company might add a value driver. The negligent party can use it against you in court, proving your injuries weren’t severe. Therefore, don’t delay your visit to the doctor.

3. Report the Accident

Irrespective of injuries and damage, it is always a good idea to report the accident to authorities. You can call the police and claim for the damage to your vehicle. Explain the entire incident to the investigating officer without misstating any facts. If you are unsure about your injuries, tell them you don’t know rather than exaggerating or lying about it. Was there anyone who saw the accident? If yes, ask those people to become your prime witnesses and tell the officers what they saw. Besides, some insurance companies ask for a police report to file a claim. Thus, instead of taking it into your hands, notify the authorities and let them handle it properly.

4. Assess the Scene & Gather Records

After an accident, people are too busy negotiating for compensation and forget about capturing the accident scene. After all, you never know when a claim or lawsuit hits your door. Gathering records and information will serve as evidence if the case goes to court. Begin by taking pictures of your vehicle to demonstrate the damage. Likewise, collect the damage reports that include repair estimates in it.

Moreover, gather all your medical invoices, bills, treatment records, and any chiropractors’ reports. You can also get information related to your income that reflects the time you have to take off time from the office to recover from injuries. All these details could be a great help for your lawyer, helping you get the best compensation.

5. Avoid Quick Settlement

Were you at fault in the accident? If not, then stay steadfast. Within some of the accident, the negligent party would call for a quick settlement. They would offer you some money in exchange for not filing any claims. No matter how much compensation they offer, don’t tempt to sign before consulting with your attorney. Likewise, wait until your full evaluation from the chiropractor to ensure no additional injuries manifest.

Usually, the negligent party offers settlement beforehand because it would cost them far less than taking the case to court. And once you sign the release, you can no longer seek compensation from an insurance company or file a lawsuit. Hence, carefully assess the situation with your lawyer while weighing the costs and benefits. If settlement seems unfair, feel free to file a lawsuit to get the compensation you deserve.

6. Understand Potential Pitfalls

Although you are hiring a lawyer, it is crucial to understand the potential pitfalls which would arise after the accident. Have a look below.

  • Every state has a time frame in which you have to file a lawsuit, meaning you can’t sue the negligent party after months. If you are not filing a case, you still have to settle your insurance claim in this time frame.
  • If you settle and sign any agreement, you can’t ask for more compensation.
  • The costs of road accidents go beyond injuries. Therefore, ensure the settlement covers repair costs and other expenses.
  • If the negligent driver is uninsured, you have to sue the individual to get compensation.

Having a keen understanding of these things will help you protect your rights and get a fair deal.

Wrapping Up

No one wants to suffer from accidents, but you don’t know what life holds for you. Although controlling things and situations are not in your hands, you can always prepare yourself for it. Think about the essential precautions you would take after an accident. From hiring an attorney, filing a claim, seeking medical help, to avoiding quick settlements – you should know everything. It will protect your rights while helping you land a fair compensation deal.

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Discover the 5 Most Destructive Tree Insects https://www.previousmagazine.com/discover-the-5-most-destructive-tree-insects https://www.previousmagazine.com/discover-the-5-most-destructive-tree-insects#respond Tue, 10 Nov 2020 11:36:36 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=33126 Trees are exceptionally important to the planet. In effect, they are huge plants which means they push oxygen into the atmosphere in the same way that any other plants do. Of course, trees are significantly larger, which means they contribute a lot more oxygen than other plants. But, they don’t just make the air breathable...]]>

Trees are exceptionally important to the planet. In effect, they are huge plants which means they push oxygen into the atmosphere in the same way that any other plants do. Of course, trees are significantly larger, which means they contribute a lot more oxygen than other plants.

But, they don’t just make the air breathable for us, they provide habitats for hundreds of animals, stabilize the soil around them, and give humans valuable resources to create tools and shelters. In fact, they are some of the oldest inhabitants of the planet, it’s believed the bristlecone pine tree in California is over 4,700 years old!

In short, you should find out more from your local pest control experts about the biggest threats to trees and help them to preserve as many trees as possible.

To that end, it’s important to be aware of the 5 most destructive tree insects. Being aware of them will help you to take action and save a tree if it’s under attack.

  1. Asian Longhorned beetle

This beetle likes to target hardwood trees such as oaks, birch, maples, and poplars. The main issue is that they leave their eggs in the tree bark. The larvae then dig tunnels through the tree, damaging the infrastructure that carries nutrients around.

At 1-1.25 inches long they are fairly easy to spot. It’s worth noting that they have dark bodies with white spots.

  1. Beech Scale

These tiny pests are less than 1mm in size and yet can cause a serious amount of damage to virtually any tree. They don’t have a preferred tree, they’ll target anything. Although tiny they are capable of piercing the bark of a tree and sucking out the sap. Unfortunately, the holes created don’t heal easily, leaving the tree susceptible to infections which often cause it to decay.

  1. Brown Spruce Longhorn Beetle

They earned their name by targeting spruce trees and they are deadly. In most cases, they’ll target weakened trees or those already suffering from a disease. They’ll make a hole in the bark to suck the sap. The hole remains open allowing the sap to flow out and infections to get in.

In addition, the larvae of these beetles create an L-shaped tunnel under the outer layer of bark, increasing the infection possibilities.

  1. Emerald Ash Borer

This insect earns its name thanks to the color of its wings. This actually gives it great camouflage when on the green leaves of a tree. They prefer to target the ash tree although they will target others when the need arises.

They create an ‘S’ shaped grove in the tree. Again, this doesn’t heal, allowing the tree to get infected and die. It can take up to 5 years for the infection to kill the tree.

  1. Spruce Budworm

This is another insect that targets spruce trees. It also infests fir trees. They cover the tree, effectively cutting off its ability to absorb nutrients, slowly killing it. The Spruce budworm looks like a brown caterpillar, you may even see them in your backyard.

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8 Easy Skincare Tips for Beginners https://www.previousmagazine.com/8-easy-skincare-tips-for-beginners https://www.previousmagazine.com/8-easy-skincare-tips-for-beginners#respond Tue, 10 Nov 2020 06:38:29 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=33164 Skin’s the most exposed body organ. That makes caring for it a top priority. The global cosmetic skin care industry will reach $785.4 billion in the next five years as proof of that. Though skin therapy’s cosmetic, it’s also dermatological. That means everyone needs to know about easy skincare tips to keep skin-health high. It’s...]]>

Skin’s the most exposed body organ. That makes caring for it a top priority. The global cosmetic skin care industry will reach $785.4 billion in the next five years as proof of that.

Though skin therapy’s cosmetic, it’s also dermatological. That means everyone needs to know about easy skincare tips to keep skin-health high.

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by different skin care routines if you don’t know what you need. Among ever-growing beauty trends, now’s the time to differ between beauty tips and skincare tips to see what’s best for you.

Here’s what to know.

Easy Skincare Tips

2020’s amidst a booming digital era with influencers and YouTube beauty channels galore. While some are helpful, some can overwhelm if you’re not a religious skincare person.

You don’t have to live for skincare tips to use them. Here are the top eight most accessible skin therapy tips for anyone to follow.

  1. Skin Care for Your Skin Type

Before looking for external resources, take a moment to learn your own skin type. That will determine the best skin care routine for you. Different skin types are:

  • Dry
  • Oily
  • Combination
  • Sensitive
  • Normal

You’ll know you have sensitive skin if it gets dry and irritated, or oily and irritated. Combination skin means you have dry and oily skin. Most skincare products rely on your knowing your skin type.

More than 50 million Americans suffer from acne, one of the most common skin conditions. If you’re among them, your skin type will lead you to the right products.

Salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide, for example, are great for acne but not for dry skin. While marketing’s persuasive, be sure each product will work for you.

  1. Hydrate

If you’re looking for a natural skin care routine, hydrating’s one of the best things to do for yourself. Start with water. Easy enough, right?

Dehydration increases inflammation in the body. Hydrating can ease acne and skin texture.

Complement your water intake with hydrating products. Look out for ingredients like:

  • Aloe vera
  • Plant and mineral oils
  • Cocoa butter and shea butter

Hydrating and healing ingredients flush out toxins from the body and bring blemishes and breakouts back into balance.

  1. Moisturize

While you hydrate, complement your skin therapy with proper moisturizers. Be cautious about which products and lotions you choose, as skin’s the quickest way to absorb ingredients.

For that reason, consider an organic or natural skin care routine to ensure your body’s getting the best. Products with foreign chemicals can also have a counteractive effect, clogging pores and causing more aggravation.

Once you resonate with a product, there’s nothing like slathering it on guilt-free.

Consider the benefits of salve vs balm therapy for deep moisturizing. Salves and balms differ in texture based on their beeswax content. If you struggle with chafing, eczema, or rosacea, these deep moisture options are for you.

  1. Create a Regimen

It helps to know about the different types of products before you invest in them. You might start off your routine with:

  • Cleansers
  • Exfoliants
  • Face wash
  • Toners

If you need easy skincare tips, start with the deepest treatment. Exfoliants are a more aggressive scrub treatment to remove dead skin. Cleansers help remove residual dirt afterward.

Toners balance the skin once you’ve cleaned it. Establishing a skin care routine means finding a few products that work for you. Work them into your morning or night routine to kick off your day or end it with clean skin.

Have a variety of products since you won’t want to use them all every day. Exfoliating’s best a couple of times a week. You’ll soon find it’s more intuitive than you think!

  1. Consider the Time of Day

The time of day determines how to navigate an easy skin care routine. In the morning, you won’t want to slap on an oily salve, only to put makeup on top for work.

At night, however, take advantage or your unwind time to wash off your makeup and replenish while you sleep.

  1. Study Your Makeup

Makeups and foundations are as important as the rest of your skin care routine. If you have a natural skin care routine but use the wrong foundation, you could be shooting your efforts in the foot.

Combat cyclical skin problems with natural ingredients like:

  • Almond or jojoba oil
  • Rose petal powder or rosehips
  • Coconut leaves

Ingredients reveal the purpose of the product. Hydrating ingredients are good moisturizers. Drying ingredients are good for oily skin.

If you’re looking to build a natural skin care routine, natural products may state the following information:

  • Cruelty-free, or not tested on animals
  • Vegan
  • All-natural
  • Organic
  • Hypoallergenic

Natural skin care routines mean investing in the best. The ingredients are transparent. Let your skin care routine be medicinal for your skin’s health and for your health.

  1. Self-Care Skin Care

As you get familiar with natural skin care tips, you can start making your own home remedies. For self-care nights involving facials and masks, consider an apple cider vinegar treatment or a sugar scrub straight from your home!

Learning about different ingredients can empower your self-care and skin care decisions.

  1. Preventative Measures

Your face is always exposed. Avoid sun damage by wearing sunscreen and/or choosing products with daytime SPF protection.

Remember, you’re not shooting in the dark. Good products educate you on how to use them and what they’re designed for. Once you know your skin type and know your ingredients, you’ll have all the information you need.

Sporting Your Best Skin

It’s true that skin’s an external reflection of what’s happening inside. Skin’s a brilliant messenger for how to best care for it.

Don’t wait until you have skin symptoms to use easy skincare tips in your routine. Skin care’s a routine for a reason – it’s a life-giving practice.

Healthy skin can increase esteem and confidence and deepen your relationship with yourself. How might your life look with a new natural skin care routine?

For more on facing the world while looking and feeling your best, check out our latest blog posts!

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Going Under the Knife: 7 Most Common Plastic Surgeries https://www.previousmagazine.com/going-under-the-knife-7-most-common-plastic-surgeries https://www.previousmagazine.com/going-under-the-knife-7-most-common-plastic-surgeries#respond Mon, 09 Nov 2020 14:17:06 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=33155 You are perfect as you are, but you could use a little bit of improvement, as Shunryu Suzuki said. This applies immensely to your body and your face. There might be little or big things about yourself that you’ve been annoyed or irked by, for years now. But why let it bother you anymore? There...]]>

You are perfect as you are, but you could use a little bit of improvement, as Shunryu Suzuki said. This applies immensely to your body and your face. There might be little or big things about yourself that you’ve been annoyed or irked by, for years now.

But why let it bother you anymore? There are so many different surgery options out there, that you don’t have to live with your imperfect self anymore.

Do you know what the most common plastic surgeries are? American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported that they did more than 17.7 million surgical and aesthetic procedures in the United States in 2018.

It seems that there are a lot of people around you that have probably had work done, without you being aware of it. So if you are under the illusion that everyone is au natural, think again.

Read on to see what the 7 most common plastic surgeries are and why cosmetic surgery isn’t as uncommon as it might have been before.

  1. Facelift

Your face is your moneymaker, William Painter says, and it’s absolutely true. It has been proven that beautiful people have an easier time in life than ugly ones. They make more money, and more likely to be hired than less attractive peers.

It doesn’t mean that you need to get a completely new face. Just a few little tweaks here and there will ensure that you look like a whole new person. If you have sagging, drooping, wrinkled skin anywhere on your face, a Facelift can help!

  1. Breast Augmentation

There are many reasons for breast implants, but one to pay attention to is a lack of self-esteem due to breast asymmetry.

It’s common for adolescent girls to have asymmetrical breasts. But despite the commonality, this causes them to have lower scores for emotional wellbeing and self-esteem.

There were more than 313,000 breast augmentation procedures done in 2018, making it the most common out of all procedures. That’s a lot of women who were displeased with the size, shape, or symmetry of their breasts and wanted a change.

  1. Dermabrasion

You must have spent hours and hours in front of a magnified mirror (who built such a horrible contraption anyways) and glared at your imperfect skin.

Dermabrasion is a surgical procedure that “sands” down the top layer of your skin to reveal brighter, fresher, cleaner-looking skin underneath. It gets rid of age spots, wrinkles, acne scars, sun-damaged skin, and more.

  1. Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is a fancy name for a nose job. It was the 3rd most popular procedure in the line-up, with more than 213,000 operations in 2018. That’s a lot of people who were unhappy with the state of their nose.

Rhinoplasty is used both for cosmetic and medical reasons.

Nose reshaping can be used for more than increasing or decreasing the size of your nose. It can help with correcting birth defects, changing the angle of the bridge or the nose, and improving breathing problems.

  1. Hair Transplantation

If breast size or asymmetry causes low self-esteem in women, baldness causes emotional and psychological effects on both men and women. This is because a full head of hair is usually considered a sign of virility or femininity in our society.

If you have flowing locks of hair, you are a good prospect for marriage, as you are considered to have high fertility and good genes (even if it’s true or not).

Hair transplantation is also called hair restoration.

  1. Liposuction

If you have a few pesky pounds that won’t go away, you might have considered getting liposuction surgery done in the past. In fact, liposuction was the 2nd most popular surgery (after breast augmentation) with more than 258,000 procedures.

Even though it’s not recommended for weight loss, it is usually used for that. In Liposuction, a vacuum-suction canula, a pen-shaped instrument, is used to suck fat deposits from under the skin and give your body a more svelte appearance.

Interestingly enough, Liposuction is also used to reduce the size of breasts in men.

  1. Lip Augmentation

With the popularity of the Kardashian sisters, it has become ubiquitous in the fashion world to have fuller-looking lips. But if you weren’t born with the fullest of lips, then Lip Augmentation cosmetic surgery can help.

Injectable dermal fillers are used to change the size, volume, and shape of the lips. But unfortunately, this procedure is not permanent. It needs to be redone every six months.

Body Enhancement Seems to Be the New Trend of This Century

The most common plastic surgeries above show that you don’t have to stick with the body or face you were born with. If you have the financial means, or the ability to get a loan, a new face, a new body, or both, are at your disposal.

In fact, three of the top five surgical procedures focused on the body, rather than the face. This is interesting to note. Because of the efficacy and ease of makeup, perhaps, it’s easier to manipulate someone’s face, rather than their body.

Body contouring or reshaping procedures, such as Liposuction, are gaining so much popularity because it’s getting harder and harder with our sedentary lifestyles to maintain a svelte and slim body.

After working all day and fighting traffic, most people aren’t interested in going to the gym to work out their abs. It’s much easier to do a regular Liposuction treatment and zap the fat deposits that way.

This also gives you much more freedom and ease in the food choices you have and the sensual pleasures you can enjoy.

The Most Common Plastic Surgeries Show Bodies Are as Malleable as Ever

Your grandparents might have never thought about getting their nose done or their fat sucked out through a tube, but they lived in a different world.

It’s time to wake up and smell the most common plastic surgeries. Your dream body awaits and it’s as close to you as the next surgical procedure you undertake.

Dream big and get the body of your fantasies now.

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Living With Trauma: Does PTSD Qualify You to Carry a Gun? https://www.previousmagazine.com/living-with-trauma-does-ptsd-qualify-you-to-carry-a-gun https://www.previousmagazine.com/living-with-trauma-does-ptsd-qualify-you-to-carry-a-gun#respond Mon, 09 Nov 2020 13:13:58 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=33135 There are a lot of things to consider when making the decision to own a firearm. When PTSD is introduced into the process, it creates brand new questions about the license to carry laws. PTSD is a condition that affects millions of men and women around the world. So, if your PTSD rating is too...]]>

There are a lot of things to consider when making the decision to own a firearm. When PTSD is introduced into the process, it creates brand new questions about the license to carry laws. PTSD is a condition that affects millions of men and women around the world. So, if your PTSD rating is too high, it could affect the legality of your LTC.

What is a PTSD Rating?

A PTSD rating follows similar mental health ratings on a scale of 0, 10, 30, 50, 70, or 100 percent. The heavier the impairment, the higher the rating for individuals. A PTSD rating is not equal to person to person, even if they have the same number. One person with a PTSD rating of 10% may have difficulty in social situations while another person with the same rating will face more episodic symptoms.

Everyone has a right to protect themselves, especially if they are the victims of a violent crime. If your PTSD is due to being the victim, then the path for an LTC will be different. Mental stability still plays a role, and you can still be disqualified if you’ve been hospitalized for mental problems due to the incident. State and federal laws can sometimes conflict on this issue, so be prepared to fight for your right to carry locally if needed.

Is There an Exception for Veterans?

Once again, this is a local level issue. Most of the restrictive gun laws are based on what has passed in your current county. For Veterans with PTSD, it gets increasingly complicated if they currently receive government assistance for their condition. This legally puts them in the mental health condition category, which in itself has tied up several thousand legal gun owners in court cases – past and present.

The VA may have the final say in whether a Veteran has the right to bear arms. Their diagnosis will help or hamper an individual’s ability to get a permit. The only certain thing about Veterans getting an LTC is that a high PTSD rating is an instant disqualifier. Multiple law changes have been firm on that, and it’s not something that will get changed anytime soon.

Common Tips

Experience helps when owning a gun, but it is not the only way to be responsible. If you are new to owning a gun, then the bare minimum training is not enough. New users should always make plans for continued training after getting their LTC. This will give you the experience you need to tackle a tough situation that requires steady nerves and sound gun discipline.

If you’re someone that suffers from PTSD, then extra training should be considered mandatory. The training not only helps with understanding the danger of a situation, but it also helps when suppressing common PTSD triggers.

Wrap Up

Remaining ignorant about your condition won’t improve LTC chances. You have to be proactive with your information hunt to eliminate any unclear circumstances. Once you find a conclusion about your PTSD, the path to getting an LTC will become much clearer.

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What Should You Know About the Mealworm Life Cycle? https://www.previousmagazine.com/what-should-you-know-about-the-mealworm-life-cycle https://www.previousmagazine.com/what-should-you-know-about-the-mealworm-life-cycle#respond Mon, 09 Nov 2020 09:51:19 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=33132 Mealworms are fascinating creatures, but for many people, they fit into the group of creepy crawlers that you’d want to avoid. But since you will do anything for your beloved pets, check out dried mealworms because they are an excellent source of nutrients for pets like lizards, frogs, and tarantulas. Once you know about the mealworm...]]>

Mealworms are fascinating creatures, but for many people, they fit into the group of creepy crawlers that you’d want to avoid. But since you will do anything for your beloved pets, check out dried mealworms because they are an excellent source of nutrients for pets like lizards, frogs, and tarantulas.

Once you know about the mealworm life cycle, you will understand that this tiny brownish creature is the larval phase of the darkling beetle and the age of these insects is variable. People do not just feed these insects to their pets, but they are a delicacy as well.

Early Life Cycle

Mealworms begin as eggs laid in the soil by adult darkling beetles. The beetles never provide any care for their young. They even eat eggs if they get a chance. Next, the eggs can take three days to hatch or even more than a month. Here, a hot, humid environment will generally speed up the procedure. Then, small mealworms rise from the eggs, and they are the darkling beetles in the larval phase.

Similarly, these larvae spend all of their time growing and eating. The duration of the mealworm stage is generally ten weeks.

Larva

The second phase of the mealworm life cycle is the larva, and it’s the stage where the insect turns out to be a mealworm. It is the stage where you get dried mealworms. The larva is somewhat small when it initially hatches, but it breeds quickly.

Once mealworms are big enough, they spend one to two weeks as pupae. After they turn into darkling beetles, they can live for only a few months or nearly 15 years, varying as per the species and environmental influences like climate and food availability.

Additionally, the beetles start to lay eggs within two weeks after they emerge from their pupal shape, and they continue to lay eggs throughout their lives.

Also, remember that mealworms molt extensively when they are in the larva phase, and during their last molt, they become a white pupa. During this time, the pupa is extremely helpless. Moreover, it does not possess a mouth or an anus. Hence, it can only wiggle. This phase of an insect’s life is nearly three weeks long, till it converts into an adult.

Adult

In this phase, the pupa is all set to become a darkling beetle. The life of a beetle will last from nearly 1 to 3 months, and at the start, it has a white, soft exoskeleton till it develops into a toughened shell. Once hard, it will get black. While the adult darkling beetle possesses wings, it cannot fly.

After around one to two weeks of adult life, these beetles are going to mate and reproduce. A couple of days after mating, female beetles will hole into soil or substrate and lay eggs. Darkling beetles are amazing breeders, and females can easily lay hundreds of eggs during their adult phase.

Can You Raise Mealworms?

Mealworms are perfect pet food, but you should have a proper place for breeding them. You can use a small storage bin box and poke holes in its top. You can also look for a clean container that you may get at a pet store with a snap-vented cover to use as a container for your mealworm colony.

To sum up, since you know about the mealworm life cycle, make sure that you do not miss out on this protein-rich and amino acids-rich diet for your pets.

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Ready Made Blinds: Here Are the Top Reasons Why You Should Choose It https://www.previousmagazine.com/ready-made-blinds-here-are-the-top-reasons-why-you-should-choose-it https://www.previousmagazine.com/ready-made-blinds-here-are-the-top-reasons-why-you-should-choose-it#respond Sun, 08 Nov 2020 10:40:54 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=33200 Many people would say that they prefer to buy custom-made or made to measure blinds. However, the budget is the number one problem when this is the option chosen. With ready made blinds, you can buy it at a very affordable price. Also, because it is mass-produced to fit most windows or doors, you will...]]>

Many people would say that they prefer to buy custom-made or made to measure blinds. However, the budget is the number one problem when this is the option chosen. With ready made blinds, you can buy it at a very affordable price. Also, because it is mass-produced to fit most windows or doors, you will not have to worry that it would not be perfect for your use. Such blinds are ideal for those who need to have them as soon as possible.

Uses of Blinds

Blinds are used by homeowners for controlling the amount of sunlight that enters their home. Others use it for privacy purposes. Some also use blinds to make a better-looking home.

Another purpose of blinds is that people could use it as dividers of the spaces inside the house. You do not have to build walls and other partitions made from more expensive materials because blinds can also serve that purpose.

Why Choose Ready Made Blinds?

  • Readily Available That is Budget-friendly

These blinds are readily available in different stores, so you do not have to wait to get the blinds you need. Because they are already available, you do not need to spend so much on buying them. You no longer need a professional’s input and skill to have these types of blinds produced, so you are just really paying for the item itself.

  • Right Size

People say that ready made blinds might not be the perfect fit for your windows or doors. However, this is avoidable if you measure your windows or doors before you go out and buy the blinds. There are different sizes of these blinds, so you have to choose the best fit for your home so that you can maximise its usage. If your blinds are too small or short, the sunlight can still peek through, plus, you cannot have the privacy you want. If they are too lengthy or too wide, it would also look unflattering, defeating the purpose of you wanting to make your home look better and cozier.

To get the right size, you need to measure the outside of your window or door from edge to edge to get the correct width. Next, you should measure from the top of your window or door to the bottom of the frame to get the right length. You should also measure your window’s inside edge from side to side and from top to bottom for further accuracy. That way, you are not wary that the blinds you will get will not fit your windows or doors.

  • Good Quality

Although ready made blinds are affordable, it does not mean that the quality should suffer. Many budget-friendly blinds are still durable and made of excellent quality. You have to find the right product and brand so you can get the most of your money.

  • Easy to Install

Ready made blinds are easy to install. After you buy it from the store, you can go home and use it already. You do not need professional help to do this.

Blinds are practical choices to provide sun protection to your home. As long as they serve the purpose you intend to use it for, you should not worry about anything else. You can also resort to online shopping if you cannot find anything you like in your local stores. The different details of the product, such as the measurements and the available colours are provided online. Just be sure to measure everything correctly so you will not be wasting your money.

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How to Run a Real Estate Drone Photography Business https://www.previousmagazine.com/how-to-run-a-real-estate-drone-photography-business https://www.previousmagazine.com/how-to-run-a-real-estate-drone-photography-business#respond Fri, 06 Nov 2020 16:42:57 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=33143 The truth is, people have been using drone photography for real estate showings for a while now. Whether they are trying to get a buyer for a residential or a commercial property, this is an effective way to market it. As such, for a drone pilot, the real estate industry provides a host of opportunities....]]>

The truth is, people have been using drone photography for real estate showings for a while now. Whether they are trying to get a buyer for a residential or a commercial property, this is an effective way to market it.

As such, for a drone pilot, the real estate industry provides a host of opportunities. In fact, you can access these opportunities in a variety of ways. For one, you can work freelance, getting hired directly by customers. Alternatively, you can join platforms like DroneBase and Droners.io to get linked up with clients.

Types of clients

But to truly understand the growing demand for real estate drone photography, you need to first identify the different types of clients available. These include:

Realtors

Undoubtedly, most of your clients will be realtors trying to get shots of properties they have to sell. With just a couple of realtors on your client list, you can make significant strides in building your portfolio.

Real estate developers

This is another group of people that would benefit from procuring the services of a drone pilot. Due to the variety of projects developers handle at a go, many have resorted to even forming a long-lasting relationship with a drone pilot.

How to attract clients

Now that you know which types of people to target, you also need to identify effective ways to attract them. The most popular ones are:

Word of mouth

Suffice to say, this is the oldest form of marketing. By letting people in your network know what you do, you make it easier for potential clients to find you. And when you finally do get your first client, they become a sort of brand ambassador for you.

Use social media

Another way you can attract customers is through social media. For the best results, you should have a comprehensive social media profile and be very active. Also, your account should continuously showcase your work, allowing anyone who stumbles upon it to immediately know what your business is about.

And the great thing about social media is that it also allows you to collect data that will help you come up with more effective marketing strategies in the future.

Use Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Simply put, Search Engine Optimization is a way to ensure that search engines like Google can easily find your website. By doing this, you ensure that potential clients can find you quickly and easily. You can even go as far as optimizing your content to be found easily by people in your area.

How to retain customers

Now that you have learned how to attract clients, it is time to figure out how to retain them. So here are a few tips:

Always do a great job

Undoubtedly, the easiest way to retain your clients is to always provide high-quality services. If you just get your shots right and go above and beyond for your clients, they are sure to come back.

Be professional

At the end of the day, people just like to be treated well. As such, as long as you listen to your clients and treat them respectfully, they will come back again and again.

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Selecting a Temporary Staffing Service https://www.previousmagazine.com/selecting-a-temporary-staffing-service https://www.previousmagazine.com/selecting-a-temporary-staffing-service#respond Fri, 06 Nov 2020 08:58:32 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=33139 Choosing the right temporary staff agency for hiring employees is the most critical task for a company. After all, hiring a temporary staff member is a double-edged sword for a company that needs labour resources. On one hand, this is a chance to get a relatively cheap and unassuming labour force. On the other hand,...]]>

Choosing the right temporary staff agency for hiring employees is the most critical task for a company. After all, hiring a temporary staff member is a double-edged sword for a company that needs labour resources. On one hand, this is a chance to get a relatively cheap and unassuming labour force. On the other hand, there are fewer chances of facing problems in selecting and placing staff members.

Temporary staff best serve the purpose of increasing business efficiency and optimizing costs. Many modern companies from different sectors of the economy resort to temporary staffing services instead of hiring their own staff.

When an influx of buyers is expected in the shopping centre, or when several employees go on vacation, there is a simple and profitable way out: staff hire. It allows you to avoid the procedure for finding and registering a temporary employee who will have to be laid off shortly. Scion Staffing has been operating in the staff outsourcing market for many years and offers their clients temporary staff members of any skill.

You may be thinking about why you should hire temporary staff when you can have permanent staff. So, here are some benefits that will help you to understand the importance of a temporary staffing agency:

Why Is Temporary Staff Beneficial?

Hiring business personnel can bring many benefits to a company. Here are just some of the key benefits of hiring workers with the support of Scion Staffing agency:

  • Increase in labour productivity: You will be provided with a staff member with the necessary experience and skills.
  • Reducing the accounting department’s burden and the cost of HR admin: Most of the HR issues fall on the Scion Staffing agency.
  • Reduced fixed costs: Employees are involved only when necessary and for solving specific problems.
  • Reducing personnel risks: Responsibility for personnel is entirely on the side of the service operator.
  • Great chances for development: Staff is provided in any quantity, regardless of the location. It means the agency offers services all over the US.

When Do You Need Temporary Staff Services?

Often, the provision of temporary staffing services is sought to perform work that is not related to the company’s main profile, or when the company is limited in staff expansion, during seasonal activity, and during the absence of permanent staff members.

The Scion Staffing agency base includes many line employees in the following sectors: loaders, cashiers, couriers, pickers, packers, cleaners, etc. You can select the staff member that your company needs!

Provision of Temporary Personnel from Scion Staffing Agency

Providing temporary staff consists of several steps. The agency:

  • needs to carefully study the specifics of work at your enterprise (facility, site);
  • needs to carry out the selection of staff member following the criteria of your company;
  • needs to provide you with an initial plan for entering temporary employees and conclude an agreement;
  • needs to assign you a personal manager who will control the work of the staff;
  • needs to provide a register of records of hours worked/shifts, and you, after the agreement, need to make a payment.

A temporary staffing agency offers staff who don’t need to be trained. The ordering company indicates the category of goods. Moreover, they provide the staff with suitable skills in their fields. They have all the necessary knowledge and extensive experience to sell any product and generate income. They monitor goods and price tags, prepare goods for sale, and advise buyers.

A temporary staffing agency employs specialists who know the specifics of the trade from the inside. Therefore, they can select staff who best meet the requirements of the customer company. The company has a rich experience, and they focus on providing quality service to their clients. With the agency’s help, you will not lose the necessary rhythm in work and increase the efficiency of activities during the period of an influx of customers. With them, you can easily and simply order temporary staff. Just leave a request for a staff member, and their manager will contact you to clarify the details.

Bottom Line

A temporary staffing agency offers people the freedom to earn money without being tied to a rigid schedule. With their help, everyone will secure an income by performing one-time tasks or temporary work anywhere in the US.

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Common Mistakes when Using Aligners https://www.previousmagazine.com/common-mistakes-when-using-aligners https://www.previousmagazine.com/common-mistakes-when-using-aligners#respond Fri, 06 Nov 2020 04:14:05 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=33099 Wanting a perfect smile means you have to take care of your dental health. One way to do that is through wearing aligners, which many people use to fix crooked or misaligned teeth. However, many people still end up not getting the best results they’re expecting. The reason: they often commit mistakes, sometimes without knowing...]]>

Wanting a perfect smile means you have to take care of your dental health. One way to do that is through wearing aligners, which many people use to fix crooked or misaligned teeth.

However, many people still end up not getting the best results they’re expecting. The reason: they often commit mistakes, sometimes without knowing it.

In this article, we’ll talk about the most common mistakes people do when using aligners. If you’re using aligners, this is for you.

Not Researching First

Firstly, you need to do some research. A huge mistake you can commit is to jump right into treatment not exactly sure whether it’s suitable for your dental needs.

Doing your research first will help you decide on the proper treatment. You’ll also be more comfortable with it. To help with that, you may read different reviews from Aligners.

Not Wearing Aligners for the Required Period

Or removing the aligners too often. Although you can remove many aligners easily and whenever you want, you shouldn’t forget to put them back on.

You need the aligners to be on your teeth for the required maximum time to get results. The usual length of time you should be wearing your aligners is 20 to 22 hours a day.

Not Storing Aligners Properly

When you’re not wearing your aligners, make sure you keep them in proper storage. Placing them just anywhere can cause bacteria to build up or stains to form on its surface. Regularly wash your aligners and store once dry.

Consuming Too Much Food and Drinks

And since most aligners are very easy to remove, it’s surprising how many people do not remove them when eating and drinking.

You need to remove aligners before consuming food and drinks. Not doing so may cause food debris and liquids to get stuck inside the aligners. Over time, this will cause stains.

Smoking with Aligners

Smoking is bad for your dental and overall health. Smoking while wearing aligners is just as bad.

When you smoke with aligners on, the aligners can be discolored and those stains are super-difficult to remove from the aligners.

Not Brushing and Cleaning Thoroughly

Aligners have clear trays that cover the entire surface to realign your teeth. Since it’s an enclosed tray, you need to be extra careful with your oral cleanliness.

If you don’t brush your teeth and clean your mouth thoroughly before wearing the aligners, you may experience bacterial build-up under the aligners, which  can cause tooth decay.

Not Changing Aligners

You need to replace aligners after a time. Doing this helps prevent decalcification and the build-up of plaque on your teeth.

Patients wearing braces are more prone to decalcification if they have poor oral hygiene. When wearing aligners, follow your dentist’s treatment plan and change aligners accordingly.

Expecting Fast Results

Perhaps the biggest mistake you can commit with aligners is to expect fast results to fix your misaligned teeth. But, just like other methods, aligners take time to work.

The treatment could show your desired results in about 12 months. Depending on the misalignment of your teeth, that could take years instead.

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Do You Feel Sleepy After Taking CBD? https://www.previousmagazine.com/do-you-feel-sleepy-after-taking-cbd https://www.previousmagazine.com/do-you-feel-sleepy-after-taking-cbd#respond Thu, 05 Nov 2020 10:16:49 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=33102 CBD products have swept the world over the last couple of years, as people have started realizing its potential to manage health issues like chronic pain, inflammation, and anxiety. But does CBD make you sleepy? CBD has a few side effects, and this question is quite common among people planning to try CBD. Here is...]]>

CBD products have swept the world over the last couple of years, as people have started realizing its potential to manage health issues like chronic pain, inflammation, and anxiety. But does CBD make you sleepy? CBD has a few side effects, and this question is quite common among people planning to try CBD. Here is some useful information about how CBD affects the brain, and whether it makes you sleepy or not.

How CBD Works

To know whether CBD makes you sleepy or not, it’s important to understand how it works and how the body receives it. The human body has a strong ECS or endocannabinoid system which is responsible for receiving cannabinoids entering inside. This system works with the cannabinoids produced in the body for maintaining homeostasis.

The cannabinoids generated inside the body are known as endocannabinoids, and the ECS system may also synthesize cannabinoids derived from the plants, known as phytocannabinoids, such as CBD.

When CBD enters the body, it will bind with the ECS system’s cannabinoid receptors found in the nervous system and affects pain, relaxation, and inflammation. How fast you feel the effects of CBD depends on the way you are taking it. CBD gummies and capsules work slowly, as they have to pass through your liver and stomach, while vapes, sublingual and dermal patches are fast, as they directly enter the bloodstream.

How CBD Affects Sleep

Now that you know how CBD works, the following sections will explain how it induces sleep and does CBD make you sleepy.

Releases neurochemicals: While most of the CBD binds with the CBD2 connectors, some of it also binds to CBD1 connectors and affects the release of melatonin, serotonin, and other biochemicals. Serotonin is essential to inducing sleep, due to which CBD makes you sleepy.

Regulates cortisol: Cortisol hormone is responsible for causing anxiety, leading to sleeplessness. By regulating cortisol, CBD helps a person to sleep faster and improve its quality.

Relaxes muscles: Sometimes, you may not be able to sleep due to tremors, tired muscles, hypermotility, stiff muscles, and other such reasons. When CBD enters your system, your muscles relax, and you can sleep faster and better.

Reduces nightmares: Many people cannot get quality sleep due to nightmares, especially those with RBD. CBD relieves this condition and improves sleep.

Regulates sleep/wake cycles: Some people tend to sleep during the day, due to which they are not able to sleep at night. CBD keeps you awake during the day so that you can have a quality sleep at night.

Relieves pain: People often tend to lose sleep because of pain. CBD reduces pain signals intensity so that they do not reach the brain, and you do not feel the pain. As a result, you feel relaxed and sleep better.

Cures insomnia: Taking CBD in enough dosage at night can cure insomnia and help you to sleep. Taking the right dosage can help you sleep faster and reduce how many times you wake up at night.

So, CBD does make you sleepy, but for good reasons. It can be effectively used to relax your mind and body, relieve pain and anxiety, and go into slumber much faster and better.

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4 Obstacles You Might Run Into When Trying to Sell Your Motorcycle Online: Do This Instead https://www.previousmagazine.com/4-obstacles-you-might-run-into-when-trying-to-sell-your-motorcycle-online-do-this-instead https://www.previousmagazine.com/4-obstacles-you-might-run-into-when-trying-to-sell-your-motorcycle-online-do-this-instead#respond Thu, 05 Nov 2020 09:10:22 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=33111 A motorcycle is an exciting vehicle that can provide a freeing driving experience for anyone. Even with the freedom and adventurous value of a motorcycle, it can sometimes be necessary to sell that beloved bike. Unfortunately, this process can be quite difficult for some. Whether selling the motorcycle to purchase a new bike or making...]]>

A motorcycle is an exciting vehicle that can provide a freeing driving experience for anyone. Even with the freedom and adventurous value of a motorcycle, it can sometimes be necessary to sell that beloved bike. Unfortunately, this process can be quite difficult for some.

Whether selling the motorcycle to purchase a new bike or making room in the garage, it is important to be prepared for the selling process. Although the internet may seem like the best place to get the bike seen by more people, there are a lot of obstacles that can make the sell miserable.

Dealing with Individuals

When planning to sell a motorcycle online as a private seller, there are often difficulties when dealing with individual buyers. Some may not have much knowledge about the bike, some may want more than the seller is willing to offer. Sometimes, it is best to consider a dealership or online trading company when selling a motorcycle.

Many of the individuals that may be interested in the motorcycle may be unrealistic in their expectations of the bike.  With a dealership or online trading company, sellers can be assured that the bike will be in good hands.

Selling to a dealership or online trading company can also take a lot of the hassle out of the selling process. They can provide a simple offer for the bike allowing the owner to accept or decline. If accepted, the process and transfer of the motorcycle can be handled seamlessly. This can help ease some of the stress of giving up a beloved motorcycle.

Low Ball Offers

When planning to sell a motorcycle, many sellers will clean up their bikes and fix any minor issues the bike may have. They will also research the value of their bike and determine a price that is best suited for their bike. Finally, they will post a picture of the bike online at an acceptable price.

It is important for anyone selling a motorcycle to realize that they will immediately get people trying to get the price lower. Even if the bike is priced well below market value, there are some people that will try to haggle it even lower.

It is important for these sellers to not give in to the pressure to come down on the price. The best option is to tell them to look at the bike before making an offer. If a seller gets several interested people, they could even set up a time for all potential buyers to come. In the end, an auction could ensue, helping to bring the price up for the seller.

If a seller does feel the pressure to come down and decides to do so, it is important to not post this lowered price publicly on the bike listing. Always negotiate in a private message. Posting a price lower will only incentivize others to try to get the price down even lower.

Scammers

Another big problem that people face when trying to sell their motorcycle online is dealing with scammers. There are a lot of people that will try to steal anything they can. On the internet, it can be hard knowing if the person on the other side is actually who they say they are.

The rule of thumb anyone dealing on the internet should always keep in mind is that if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.  Unfortunately, many people get excited at the prospect of something really good and forget their sense of reason.

One of the more common scams involving purchasing a motorcycle is the one where a person claims to be out of the area. The person will want to send the seller a cashier’s check for more than the bike is being sold for. Sometimes, the bike is to be shipped. Sometimes, someone will pick up the bike.

These scams may even include an aspect where more money is sent than required and the remainder is to be sent back to the buyer after the cashier’s check is cashed. Unfortunately, these checks are often fake but are good enough that a bank may not even catch on until weeks later.

When the bank does find that the check is fake, the money will be taken from the bank account it was cashed in. Now the seller is out that money, possibly the bike (if anyone picked it up), and any money returned to the supposed buyer.

It is always better to meet a potential buyer in person. It is also a good idea to take only cash for the sale of the bike. This ensures that there is no possibility of a fake or bounced check. Making the transfer at the buyer’s bank can often be the best option to prevent these situations.

The Test Drive

It is not unreasonable for a person wishing to purchase a motorcycle to want to take it for a test drive. Unfortunately, this can be a very risky situation for the seller. Before letting the complete stranger take off with the bike, it is a good idea to play things safe.

During that test drive, a lot can happen. This complete stranger could drive off and never return. They could drop the bike or even get into an accident. They may even rev the engine to the heavens and blow it up. In any of these situations, the seller is left with no money and a stolen or damaged bike.

Before even considering letting a stranger test drive the motorcycle, the seller should ensure that they have a proper motorcycle license or endorsement. They should also have a helmet with them before the drive. Without these things, the seller could be liable for any damage they cause to themselves or others on the road.

The best option in this situation is to demand the cash upfront while they drive it. The seller can then hold on to the full price of the motorcycle while the buyer test drives it. When they come back, if they do not want to purchase the bike, they can get the money back.

However, if they return and they have damaged or destroyed the bike, the motorcycle is now theirs to keep and the seller has their cash. This is probably the safest method to protect the seller. It also incentivizes the buyer to ride the motorcycle with care.

Although it can be difficult selling a bike online, it is not impossible. It is just important for sellers to understand the risks and obstacles they may face and take steps to protect themselves during the process.

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How to Find Eco-Friendly Shoes that Won’t Hurt Your Wallet https://www.previousmagazine.com/how-to-find-eco-friendly-shoes-that-wont-hurt-your-wallet https://www.previousmagazine.com/how-to-find-eco-friendly-shoes-that-wont-hurt-your-wallet#respond Tue, 03 Nov 2020 06:49:57 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=33120 Did you know that the average production of one shoe produces 30 pounds of carbon dioxide? This might not sound like a lot, but it all adds up, especially since there are 15 billion shoes being made each year. That’s a whole lot of carbon dioxide just from the production of shoes. But don’t worry,...]]>

Did you know that the average production of one shoe produces 30 pounds of carbon dioxide?

This might not sound like a lot, but it all adds up, especially since there are 15 billion shoes being made each year. That’s a whole lot of carbon dioxide just from the production of shoes. But don’t worry, there are ways you can source eco-friendly shoes, even if you’re on a tight budget.

Keep reading to find out how you can live more sustainably and source eco-friendly shoes.

Why Choose Eco and Budget-Friendly Clothes and Shoes?

One of the most popular reasons people choose to wear eco-friendly fashion is because it helps save the environment, by reducing waste and energy. Every year, fast and cheap fashion destroys the environment by pumping out harmful chemicals, wasting tonnes of water, and using up a lot of energy.

Eco-friendly clothes and shoes are better for the environment because they last longer, are made from natural materials, and travel fewer air miles.

Another popular reason people opt for eco-friendly clothes and shoes is that they are budget-friendly. The initial cost of eco-friendly fashion may be higher than your average store-bought pair of shoes, but in the long-term, it works out cheaper. Eco-friendly shoes last longer than shoes and you don’t need to worry about having the latest pair with eco-friendly shoes as they’re timeless.

Other people choose to wear eco-friendly clothes and shoes because the natural materials are better for their skin. Skin allergies can be further irritated by fashion that uses harmful chemicals and doesn’t use natural materials in their production.

3 Tips on How to Find Cheap Eco-Friendly Shoes

Finding cheap eco-friendly fashion isn’t always easy. Many big brands don’t support eco-friendliness and the ones that do, aren’t always completely honest with just how environmentally-friendly they are.

  1. Familiarize Yourself With What Makes Something Eco-Friendly

To ensure you find cheap eco-friendly shoes the first thing you need to do is familiarize yourself with what that means. It could mean buying shoes that are made from natural fibers. For example, you should find shoes that are made from green, renewable fibers, such as hemp, linen, or bamboo.

It also could mean finding shoes that are made locally or without the use of harsh chemicals. Or perhaps you find shoes that are made from recycled materials.

  1. Use Thrift Stores

Instead of buying a new pair of shoes, you might decide to visit your local thrift store. These are great places to find bargain buys such as shoes and clothes, which are given a new lease of life.

Switching a high-street store for a thrift store ensures you’re doing your bit and reusing shoes and clothes. You might also encourage your friends and family to do the same.

  1. Shop With Eco Brands

There are hundreds of great eco brands that promote sustainable living and care about the environment. These brands come in all styles, shapes, and sizes, so you’re guaranteed to find the right pair of shoes for any occasion. Have a look at our 5 favorite shoe brands:

  1. Indosole

Indosole produces ethical sandals and flip flops, so if you need a pair of eco-friendly shoes for your next holiday, this brand can help. Made out of recycled tires and other natural materials, these shoes are great for those looking to care about the environment.

Indosole has shoes for men, women, and children alike. All shoes are waterproof and designed for all-terrain, so you can rest assured that these shoes will be durable.

  1. Nae

If you’re looking for environmentally-friendly and vegan shoes, then you might want to shop with Nae. This Portuguese footwear brand uses organic cotton, cork, pineapple leaf fibers, and recycled airbags to create incredible shoes.

The brand ensures that no animals or humans are exploited in the production of their shoes. They also donate $5 to PETA (an animal charity) for every pair of boots they sell.

  1. Reebok

If you need to get some running shoes then look no further than Reebok. The brand has several sneakers that are made from corn and cotton. One such running shoe of theirs is the Forever Floatrid GROW, which is made from eucalyptus, algae, castor beans, and natural rubber.

According to the Reebok website, they’re the first and only brand to create a sustainable shoe that performs on runs. This allows runners to perform at their best while being eco-friendly.

  1. Native Shoes and Save the Duck

Native Shoes and Save the Duck joined forces and created a winter boot that is sustainable. Lhotse boots are made from Save the Duck’s 100% polyester fabric, which helps to make the boot weather-resistant, waterproof, and breathable.

Named after the fourth-highest mountain, the Lhotse was created to honor mountaineers and explorers alike.

  1. Good Guys Don’t Wear Leather

Good Guys Don’t Wear Leather is a brand that takes sustainability very seriously. They only use vegan materials to create their shoes and are aiming to become 100% recyclable by 2021. Their most recent shoe collections see vegan leather made out of apple skin and other various innovative materials.

Looking for more tips? This eco friendly shoe brand have you covered with the 5 mistakes you should avoid when buying eco-friendly shoes.

Save the Planet by Investing in Eco-Friendly Shoes

Investing in eco-friendly shoes might be able to help save the planet, but it can also help to save your wallet. So, if you’re looking to change your ways, save some money, and look great in the process then you need to get yourself some eco-friendly shoes.

For more fashion tips and ways you can help save the environment, have a look at our other articles.

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7 Effective CRM Strategies to Boost Your Business https://www.previousmagazine.com/7-effective-crm-strategies-to-boost-your-business https://www.previousmagazine.com/7-effective-crm-strategies-to-boost-your-business#respond Mon, 02 Nov 2020 12:55:08 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=33096 Your CRM strategy determines ‘how, why, when, where, and what’ of your business relationships with your customers. Every year, US companies lose 136.8 billion USD due to customer switching. Thanks to the buyer-centric market, the switching cost and time are very low, and thus, it is crucial to retain your customers using CRM-centric work culture,...]]>

Your CRM strategy determines ‘how, why, when, where, and what’ of your business relationships with your customers. Every year, US companies lose 136.8 billion USD due to customer switching. Thanks to the buyer-centric market, the switching cost and time are very low, and thus, it is crucial to retain your customers using CRM-centric work culture, online CRM software, automated touch points, and more.

Beyond these, what is your CRM strategy? These tools alone will not attract and retain your customers. How do you plan to use these tools and technologies to stand over and beyond your competitors? After all, all it takes is one poor experience for customers to boycott a brand totally.

Track Customer Behavior and Interaction

It is not a great idea to go by the book while creating a customer relationship management strategy. You need to formulate one based on your customers. There is no ground for guesswork here. Good online CRM software allows you to understand the customer’s buying behavior and how they interact with you.

This information allows you to understand your customers better. Thereby, you can create personas for each customer; alter your interaction to suit their needs. For instance, you can categorize your customers as price-conscious, quality-conscious, status-conscious, and brand loyal customers based on their past purchases.

Thus, your team can create different communication strategies, grievance management, and marketing for each persona. According to Accenture, 95% of surveyed individuals assured that they are highly likely to purchase from brands that offer personalized and relevant offers or recommendations.

Reward System

Customers should look forward to being a long-time customer with your brand. Beyond quality products and flawless customer service, you need a variety of reward systems. Yes, you need to personalize the reward system based on the persona. Some customers prefer monetary benefits as the reward, and some prefer first access to products, exclusive content, and others.

For instance, Sephora, a cosmetic brand, offers a three-tier reward system focusing on better savings and higher exclusivity for those who spend more. Although it holds a successful reward system, it runs an online forum to nurture engagement and suggestions.

Personalized Email Marketing

Marketing CRM software offers several methods to connect with your customers. However, the option with the highest ROI is email marketing. According to studies, an email with a personalized subject has 26% higher chances of getting opened.

You need not hand-craft a unique email to every customer. You could at least use the customer’s name and a personalized email format and template for each persona. Several online CRM software packages offer automated email marketing tools with personalization features for this purpose.

Another factor to consider here is the content. Your email should be clear, to-the-point, not too formal, and at the same time grammatically correct. Moreover, you cannot copy the email format from your competitors. It is best to hire content managers to create quality content for your emails. The same goes for your website and blog content too.

Do Not Try To Market Everything and Every Time

Say you have four products in hand. Please do not try to sell everything in the same email. A handy option that comes with any reliable customer relationship management CRM software is creating different campaigns. Do you have a site-wise offer and a total cart price-based offer? You can send two different emails without confusing the customer.

Your only communication motto should not be marketing. There are other elements to communicate like post-sales services, surveys, suggestions, an indication of abandoned carts, newsletters, seasonal greetings, and more. Get in touch with your customers through social media. Create trends or be a part of the current trends. For instance, you can advertise your brand with the ice bucket challenge or Tik Tok dance challenge. You need to make your brand a household name.

Avoid Duplication

A company, even a startup, will have thousands of potential clients and loyal ones. It is possible to have repeated data due to manual error. In some cases, the customer might have multiple subscriptions under slightly different names, like Bob R, Bob Reynolds, Reynold Bob, etc.

If you are a B2B business, addressing your mail to an ex-employee would be a grave mistake. These might sound like genuine harmless errors, but it would make your customers feel like one in a thousand. It is important to make a customer feel special and valued. Remembering their names and sending personalized information is the best way to increase customer loyalty. Make sure to use customized tools in your online CRM software to manage, regulate, and cleanse your data.

Managing your data is essential for security purposes too. Your CRM data is your liability. A breach of such sensitive data would lead to your reputation plummeting down. Thus, pick marketing CRM software with high-end security features.

Create and Use Reports

Every software in this genre comes with reporting tools integrated with a multitude of features. A manager can generate multiple reports with a click, and some software packages generate automatic reports. There is no point in creating reports if it is just another slide in your next stakeholders’ meeting. You need to understand the metrics that need reporting.

Yes, sales volume is vital, but not enough. You ought to find the KPIs of your business and customize reports to understand the entire business’s performance, each campaign, product, persona, geographical location, and employee. Such reports will stand as a pillar for your next customer relationship management strategy.

Customer Relationship as a Culture

There is no point in spending a considerable budget on implementing the market’s best online CRM software if it will end up just as an icon on your computers. You ought to invest time and resources to train employees about customer relationships, create targets for them, and cultivate motivation to improve customer relationships.

It should be a coordination of your sales, marketing, and customer service departments. The reports from CRM could be useful for your manufacturing, procuring, or even the HR department. Thus, a holistic view of CRM as a work culture would be an effective way of running a business.

If you wish to achieve such integration, the software you choose should be easier to integrate with your current infrastructure and legacy systems. Some companies prefer marketing CRM software with cloud-features for better integration.

Is This Relevant to My Business?

Around 71% of brands invest 2% of their total revenue into CRM. Do you believe that it is an overrated expense? Amazon has a subscription-based service with a personalized recommendation, immediate tracking, 24/7 chat features, abandoned cart email, and others.

On the other hand, Mercedes Benz, the luxury car brand, changed its entire distribution model in 2000 to improve customer relationships. It set up a team, created a unified channel, geographic-specific marketing, and more. In short, no brand is too successful to invest in CRM.

Conclusion

Unless you plan to sell your product only to a bunch of customers, you cannot manually handle CRM. You need to invest in reliable online CRM software that is feature-rich, scalable, easily-to-integrate, and highly secure. Once you picked the right software for your business, it is time to create your unique customer relationship management strategy. It would help if you had both a strategy and a platform to implement the strategy.

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GPU vs CPU: Which Matters More for PC Gaming? https://www.previousmagazine.com/gpu-vs-cpu-which-matters-more-for-pc-gaming https://www.previousmagazine.com/gpu-vs-cpu-which-matters-more-for-pc-gaming#respond Mon, 02 Nov 2020 10:35:07 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=33106 Did you know that more than 2.5 billion people all over the world played computer games in 2016? Moreover, the gaming industry has generated more than $150 billion in 2019 alone and it will continue to grow in the upcoming years. What can we learn from stats like these? That adult population loves to play...]]>

Did you know that more than 2.5 billion people all over the world played computer games in 2016? Moreover, the gaming industry has generated more than $150 billion in 2019 alone and it will continue to grow in the upcoming years.

What can we learn from stats like these? That adult population loves to play games! At the same time, a common question among gamers refers to the difference between GPU vs CPU. Which one is better for gaming? And why are the CPU and GPU important anyway?

If you want to find the answer to these questions as well then keep reading. This article breaks down the main function of these PC components and describes everything you need to know when it comes to GPU vs CPU gaming.

What is the CPU?

CPU stands for the central processing unit. This is the “brain” of your desktop or laptop computer and it handles multiple complex calculations every second. Whether you play Solitaire, browse the internet, or talk on Skype, the CPU is involved and makes everything work smoothly for you.

Back in the days, a CPU used to have a single core. Nowadays, most laptops have CPUs with at least two cores. Advanced models can go up to 4, 6, 8, or even 12 cores. Having multiple cores in a CPU can dramatically improve computing performance.

That’s why if you want to play the latest games, make sure that your next laptop has a CPU with at least 4 cores. This will also allow you to keep multiple browser tabs open and multitask without experiencing lag or long loading times.

Additionally, you must know that CPUs are usually characterized by how many operations they can perform each second. For example, a 2 GHz CPU can perform 2 billion calculations per second. If your friend has a laptop with a 2GHz processor and your laptop has a 3GHz processor, your CPU is faster than his.

What is the GPU?

A GPU stands for the graphics processing unit. It’s similar to a CPU, just that it focuses on rendering images, animations, and videos. Since many modern games offer rich graphics and detailed animations, a GPU helps you enjoy a smoother experience while playing them.

A CPU is usually used to handle sequential processing when tackling instructions. A GPU is designed to handle multiple instructions simultaneously. That’s why GPUs have hundreds or thousands of small cores that free up space for the CPU.

GPUs work by performing multiple mathematical calculations at the same time. This is necessary to render 2D or 3D pictures. If you play Grand Theft Auto and you love the graphics, your laptop’s GPU is working hard to display them for your viewing pleasure.

GPUs are necessary for desktop or laptop computers to make handling images and videos easier for your machine. This also allows you to play Full HD or even 4K videos smoothly and without interruptions.

The CPU Plays a Key Role in Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence or AI is more and more prevalent in today’s games. In the simplest terms, it consists of a set of instructions performed by the computer to replicate a human’s behavior or thinking pattern.

You’ll best see AI in action when playing various strategy games. When you play against the computer, the AI player follows a series of predefined instructions. The developers usually make an AI player have multiple difficulty settings such as “easy”, “medium”, and “hard”.

In this scenario, a CPU is more important than a GPU, especially if the game doesn’t necessarily have impressive graphics. The GPU renders the images while the CPU “thinks” through the AI player what moves to make to win the game against you.

Since today’s games are more and more complex, AI is becoming progressively more advanced too. That’s why a faster and better processor is necessary to play these games. If you love strategy games, make sure that your laptop has a decent CPU with at least 4 cores to get the best gaming experience.

The GPU Is Essential to Get More FPS

Although the CPU is important for non-human players in-game, the GPU needs to play its role too. Since the job of the GPU (or graphic card) is to render images, it can help you enjoy more frames per second (FPS).

If you routinely play shooting games, you probably already know that a low FPS might ruin your experience. The enemy will see you sooner than you can see him and he might score a “headshot” against you.

This is where the GPU can make a difference. If you have a good video card, it will be able to pump out at least 40-50 FPS or even more. This means that you will experience no lag and your gaming experience will be improved.

Fortunately, you can get a high-FPS rating without having to break the bank when buying a new laptop. Check out those discounts on Lenovo laptops and see how you can save money while shopping for your next gaming laptop.

Serious Gamers Should Go for a Dedicated GPU Instead of an Integrated One

It’s important to note that basic laptop models have an integrated GPU or graphic card. This GPU is designed to do simple rendering and it might allow you to play most games. However, if you’re a serious gamer, you need a dedicated graphics card.

A dedicated GPU has its own “potential” expressed as RAM – 2GB of RAM, 4GB of RAM, etc. Having a dedicated memory space to run graphics doesn’t only free up the CPU, but also allows you to play more complex games.

In some cases, a good video card allows you to play the latest games with all details on “Ultra”. This means that you’ll enjoy all the pleasant textures and eye-candy animations. Make sure that your future laptop has at least 4GB of video RAM and you’ll be golden.

Your Monitor Specs Are Important Too

We cannot leave out your display monitor when we talk about graphics cards and games. Whether you go for a desktop or laptop computer, your display resolution and refresh rate are important.

For example, most displays come with a 60Hz refresh rate. This is good for most purposes and it allows you to play most games. However, if you want the best gaming experience possible, your display should have a refresh rate of 144Hz.

Similarly, a basic graphics card cannot keep up with a monitor that can render Full HD or 4K images. You need a better GPU that’s tailored to the specs of your display. Ideally, you should get a high-end GPU only if you also invest in a gaming monitor with a higher refresh rate and resolution.

Latest Generation Processors Are Highly Recommended for Gaming

As technology progresses, so does the hardware that makes up a CPU. Those tiny transistors inside a processing chip get even smaller as years go by. As a result, large companies such as Intel and AMD release better and faster processors with each generation.

That’s why you should always buy a processor belonging to the latest generation, even if its specs don’t seem that impressive on paper. For example, a 2.4GHz CPU from the latest generation is better than a 3.7Ghz CPU from 2014.

If you want to enjoy the best gaming experience possible, make sure that you pay attention to the processor generation too. The CPUs coming from the latest generations such as the 10th one are highly recommended for gaming.

Go for a More Advanced GPU if You Want to Experiment With VR

VR or virtual reality is increasingly popular these days. Although it’s not prevalent on most laptops and desktop computers, you can experiment with different VR platforms designed for PCs such as Oculus Rift.

As you can probably imagine, rendering a complete virtual environment for you to immerse in is not an easy job for your PC. That’s why you need at least a mid-range GPU or video card for this purpose. Aim for an Nvidia GTX 1080 or something similar to get the most out of your VR device.

This is because VR games and applications consume a lot of resources to render stunning virtual scenery for you. A dedicated and powerful GPU can handle that while freeing up some space for your CPU to do other tasks.

Even if you are not currently familiar with VR programs and games, getting a powerful GPU might “future-proof” your laptop. This means that your machine will remain relevant enough to play the latest games for years to come.

Ending the GPU vs CPU Debate – Both Are Important for Your Laptop!

As mentioned earlier, many gamers and IT professionals wonder which one is better when it comes to the GPU vs CPU. The answer is that both are important. Ideally, you should go for a better CPU and then upgrade your GPU as well.

This will maximize your laptop’s gaming performance and also help you perform other computer tasks faster. To learn more about gaming and how to take your experience to the next level, check out the other articles on our website.

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10 Jewelry Tips to Complement Any Look https://www.previousmagazine.com/10-jewelry-tips-to-complement-any-look https://www.previousmagazine.com/10-jewelry-tips-to-complement-any-look#respond Sun, 01 Nov 2020 05:19:05 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=33114 In 2018, jewelry and watch sales stood at $82.5 billion. With that amount of money spent, many of us find ourselves lost when it comes to how to wear jewelry. There are endless styles and tastes out there but how do you complement any look? In this guide, you’ll find 10 jewelry tips that will...]]>

In 2018, jewelry and watch sales stood at $82.5 billion. With that amount of money spent, many of us find ourselves lost when it comes to how to wear jewelry. There are endless styles and tastes out there but how do you complement any look?

In this guide, you’ll find 10 jewelry tips that will complement any look and take a look into the hottest jewelry trends!

  1. Layering

One of the major trends in jewelry style is layering. This is true when it comes to necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings.

Especially popular is layering different lengths with necklaces. Mixing length, style, textures, and simple with statement pieces, you will be able to create a look that draws attention up to the face.

If you have more than one ear piercing, you’ll be able to pull off layering as well. In addition, stackable rings are on the rise. You can even find people opting for more than the traditional wedding band and ring set.

  1. Don’t Forget the Earrings

Earrings are easy to overlook when we begin planning what jewelry to wear. However, it is one of the most important to consider because it is the field of vision when we look at one another.

Choose earrings that complement the color of your outfit, hair, eye color, and skin tone. If your hair is long, go for some type of metal earrings to ensure that they stand out.

Remember to change your earrings. Some earrings like studs are easy to wear 24/7. This is an easy way to freshen up your look and add some pop to your style.

  1. Wear for the Occasion

Always consider the occasion. You’ve likely spent time thinking about how fancy or casual you should be dressing when going out. The same should be true for your jewelry.

If your destination is somewhere really upscale, you should bring out the expensive stuff. Drabby jewelry can bring the quality of your outfit down significantly.

  1. Mixed Metals

Find yourself torn between gold and silver? No need to be. The fashion experts have declared that it is no longer a fashion faux pas to mix metals.

In fact, mixing metals can add an interesting element to your style. You may even find that some designers are mixing them in single pieces.

There have been many changes over the years in what is acceptable and fashionable. Find out some of the hottest new jewelry trends with Julio Designs.

  1. Know When to Stop

Sometimes, simplicity is the best way to go. You can 100% overdo it when it comes to styling jewelry. For example, when you are layering only layer either necklaces or bracelets.

Creating too much attention in too many places will have you and everyone else overwhelmed. Make your statement one place and go easy everywhere else. Even if you choose not to make a statement, simple pieces can be graceful and elegant.

  1. Build Your Outfit Around Your Jewelry

It seems that many people get dressed and then choose their jewelry. It might be time to shake that routine up a bit. Doing it this way can bring a new perspective.

Is there a piece that you know you have been wanting to wear to this occasion? Simply build your outfit around that jewelry otherwise you might be stretching to make it work.

  1. Statement Pieces

Statement pieces are eye-catching and attention-grabbing. These are the big and loud pieces of jewelry that have the ability to stand on their own. As mentioned, you can overdo it when trying to put together too many statement pieces.

However, they are fun and trendy. You just need to know the right way to balance it out. Simplicity in other places will take you a long way. In some situations, you might skip out on other pieces altogether to really grab the attention.

  1. Necklines and Necklaces

Matching your necklace with your neckline is one of the big jewelry tips. This is because necklines can cover up all your hard styling work. Unless you are okay with your jewelry being covered up, think ahead when you’re planning your outfits.

Higher necklines might require longer necklaces so that they are visible. Plunging necklines allow you to play around with stacking and lots of different lengths.

  1. Clean It Up

If there is one universal jewelry tips, it is to keep your jewelry clean. Not only is this the best tip when it comes to fashion but it is the best way to prolong the life of your pieces.

Unless you are going for the grungy look, clean jewelry will be the best fit for a fresh, clean, and trendy look. Dirty and tarnished jewelry can bring you and your outfit down.

  1. Sentimental Pieces

Jewelry is often a common gift to commemorate special moments in our lives. Sentimental pieces can be beautiful and fitting for many occasions. But it is important to remember that they must match your style too.

If it is an option for you, it’s okay to leave some of those pieces at home now and again. Obviously, we’re not talking about your wedding ring. However, if it is important to you that you wear those pieces, try to build your outfits around those.

Rock Any Look with These Jewelry Tips

These jewelry tips will help your rock any outfit. We all have our own styles but planning your jewelry is one important aspect for us all. You are on your way to creating the best pairs.

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A Fashionista’s Guide to Accessorizing a Black Jumpsuit https://www.previousmagazine.com/a-fashionistas-guide-to-accessorizing-a-black-jumpsuit https://www.previousmagazine.com/a-fashionistas-guide-to-accessorizing-a-black-jumpsuit#respond Sat, 31 Oct 2020 22:41:45 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=33117 This season’s celebrities and catwalk models are flooding the columns with pictures of chic, stylish jumpsuits. It is an outfit that is such a bold statement, and you would be forgiven for thinking that not everyone can pull the look off. The truth is that anyone actually can. Jumpsuits are not only great for every...]]>

This season’s celebrities and catwalk models are flooding the columns with pictures of chic, stylish jumpsuits. It is an outfit that is such a bold statement, and you would be forgiven for thinking that not everyone can pull the look off. The truth is that anyone actually can.

Jumpsuits are not only great for every occasion but are also comfortable and slimming. Below, we give our guide on how to accessorize a black jumpsuit.

How to Accessorize a Black Jumpsuit

One great party look with a black jumpsuit is the addition of some metallic touches. Leather with metallic finishes will work excellently. Silver and enamel necklaces, spikes, and studded wristbands should add a dominant touch to your outfit.

If you want something a bit more traditional, do not be afraid to go for more conventional bling and sparkle. Rhinestones and sequins will go with anything, and if you are feeling a little flush you can always upgrade to diamonds and pearls. With sparkle, less is definitely more, so do not go overboard.

Perhaps try a little shine on a necklace and mirror it in a bracelet. You may just wish to have a set of long hanging earrings, or possible adorn it with a classic looking brooch. There are lots of very reasonably priced, high-quality jewelry stores online such as https://www.dreamlandjewelry.com/ where you can pick up some great accessories.

Gather the Waist

The beauty of a black jumpsuit is the more relaxed the fit, the better they actually look. That means you can combine comfort with a stylish look that is good for casual or formal occasions. It is also really simple to tuck in and give you a great shape, whatever your body size or build.

Most of them come with a drawstring or elastic waist, making them easy to gather. However, you can add a splash of color or accessories by replacing it with a belt of your own choice or sash of material. Work in extremes, using either very thin straps or wide waist belts.

All you need to do is check the jumpsuit is not too large, as this can add a slightly frumpy look. Check the fit around your bum, as some may hang down causing a long bum effect. Also, try not to have a jumpsuit that hangs over the drawstring or belt, as this can destroy the silhouette of the outfit.

Wear a Jumpsuit With a Jacket

The addition of a jacket or blazer can add some shape and beauty to your jumpsuit. Adding layers will break down the shape of the jumpsuit, which some people may not feel confident enough to wear on its own.

The jacket you should pick depends on the occasion you are attending. For formal occasions, think about adding a tuxedo jacket to the outfit. For more casual affairs, you can choose something with more pattern, color, and flair.

Make sure that the patterns and color schemes of your blazer and jumpsuit match. If in doubt, combine any patterned item with a plain one, so a plain jumpsuit would go with a patterned blazer, and vice versa. If you are really struggling to get the look correct, plain black and white together will be great for any time of day or night.

Shoes to Wear With a Black Jumpsuit

The de facto rule to go with any jumpsuit is to always opt for heels. While you can wear other shoes, but they will have to look extremely casual. Also, the fit of the jumpsuit does not suit every shoe type, so avoid wide shoes like wedges and clogs.

No matter what your height or shape, wearing heels with the jumpsuit will make you look longer. The bottoms need to be followed by a shoe that is quite skinny and elegant, particularly if you have a wide-legged jumpsuit. Make sure that the bottom does not bunch up around the top of a boot or trainer, as it will interrupt the flow from leg to foot.

Wearing a Jumpsuit as Evening Wear

A few extra additions can be made to really turn the jumpsuit into a formal item of evening wear. Firstly, select the correct type of bag, usually a small clutch that complements your choice of shoes. Contrast this clutch and your shoe color with that color of the outfit to make a real statement.

If your jumpsuit has a neckline, then combine it with a long and classy pendant necklace. This will draw the eyes downwards, enhancing the long and sleek body and lines created by the outfit. Again, remember not to overload on accessories as the line between stylish and tasteless is very thin!

If in Doubt, Stick With a Solid Color

If you are a little nervous about wearing such a daring outfit, or you are not sure which type will suit you, then go for a solid color. In addition to black, navy and dark greens will combine with almost anything, and if you decide that you like it you can always purchase another with a simple pattern.

Black will always be a slimming option, so rely on it to boost your confidence. A solid color jumpsuit will allow the eye to travel up and down without distraction. When worn with height enhancing heels, you will look slimmer and taller.

Wear It With Style

In summary, simply start with a plain, solid color, heels, and a few accessories. Once you know how to accessorize a black jumpsuit, mix it up with colors and jewelry.

If you enjoyed our article, then check out our other blogs. We have lots of handy lifestyles and fashion information to help you get the most current catwalk looks.

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Spooky Festivals from Around the World https://www.previousmagazine.com/spooky-festivals-from-around-the-world https://www.previousmagazine.com/spooky-festivals-from-around-the-world#respond Fri, 30 Oct 2020 09:05:12 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=33086 While it is Halloween, which comes into mind as soon as someone mentions scary festivals. But the tradition of eerie festivals is not limited to the US alone. There is a tradition of these horror cultural celebrations all over the globe. We will discuss some of these in this article. Check this. Betway Online Casino...]]>

While it is Halloween, which comes into mind as soon as someone mentions scary festivals. But the tradition of eerie festivals is not limited to the US alone. There is a tradition of these horror cultural celebrations all over the globe. We will discuss some of these in this article.

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Samhuinn Fire Festival, Edinburg, Scotland

It is a lesser-known fact that Halloween actually originated from Ireland. In Scotland, it is popularly referred to as Samhuinn or Samhain. Its existence can be traced back to 3,000 years.

At that time, it was widely believed that souls transitioned during the time of this festival. The streets of Edinburgh are decorated with processions that involve fire and a lot of glow. The visual treat is more than you could have ever asked for. It is celebrated on the 31st of October.

Day of the Dead, Oaxaca, Mexico

Day of the dead, or more commonly known as Dia de los Muertos, is a Mexican celebrated widely throughout the country. Many believe that it is one of the best festivals for honoring the dead. One would argue that no place experiences this festival the way Oaxaca does. There multiplied processions with elaborate costumes and donning the Day of the Dead makeup.

The street markets are a sight to behold various delicacies, such as pan de muertos — a sweet bread. Other than that, you can gain access to sugar skulls and other such altar offerings. During the time of night, things move up a notch when the entire procession visits cemeteries with various offerings such as marigold and candles to the departed.

Borgo a Mozzano, Tuscany, Italy

This festival is as eventful as a festival can be. It is considered to be amongst the most popular spooky festivals in Italy. It spans across days and has spooky fun games, some frightening theatre performances, and other forms of art. However, the real deal happens on 31 October: the grand finale.

At the Devil’s bridge or Ponte Della Maddalena, an old age tale is recreated. There is local lore concerning the devil, witches, and a noblewoman known as Lucida. The scene is recreated, and a costume-clad procession shoves Lucida down the lake.

Daimonji, Kyoto, Japan

Obon is an annual Buddhist tradition. It is believed that during Obon, the deceased souls come back to pay a visit to their family. The festival of Daimonji takes place at the end of Obon. The festival is celebrated with the lighting of lanterns, a lot of traditional dancing and some delicacies too.

One particular thing that stands out is the custom of lighting bonfires in the nearby mountains. It is regarded as a fitting farewell to the departing souls. To learn more about such spooky festivals, head over to Betway.

Gai Jatra, Nepal

This festival occurs during late summer. It is a century-old tradition in which people honor their dead relatives who departed last year. There is a legend that goes that cows help these people cross into the afterlife. Hence, the name — cow festival. There are pompous celebrations with ample amounts of music and food.

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DNA Sequencing 101: An Examination of the Sanger Method https://www.previousmagazine.com/dna-sequencing-101-an-examination-of-the-sanger-method https://www.previousmagazine.com/dna-sequencing-101-an-examination-of-the-sanger-method#respond Thu, 29 Oct 2020 23:15:36 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=33059 The Sanger method of DNA sequencing is also known as Sanger sequencing or the chain termination method. This method is named after its founder: Frederick Sanger. Sanger won a Nobel prize in 1980 for discovering the chain termination method. Sanger sequencing allows scientists and researchers to determine the sequence of nucleotides in a strand of...]]>

The Sanger method of DNA sequencing is also known as Sanger sequencing or the chain termination method. This method is named after its founder: Frederick Sanger. Sanger won a Nobel prize in 1980 for discovering the chain termination method.

Sanger sequencing allows scientists and researchers to determine the sequence of nucleotides in a strand of DNA. How exactly do they do it? The Sanger method has three main steps, which we’re talking about next.

  1. Chain Termination PCR

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is a technique used to create copies of a certain DNA sequence. This allows researchers to use them for gel electrophoresis.

The Sanger method utilizes a unique type of PCR called chain-termination PCR. It’s nearly identical to regular PCR, with the addition of special modified nucleotides called ddNTPs. A ddNTPs could be:

  • ddATP (modified adenine)
  • ddTTP (modified thymine)
  • ddGTP (modified guanine)
  • ddCTP (modified cytosine)

What’s the purpose of chain-termination PCR? ddNTPs act as a stop sign for DNA chain reactions. Importantly, ddNTPs stop each chain at random, meaning the end-result is multiple strands of DNA of differing lengths.

  1. Gel Electrophoresis

Gel electrophoresis separates each of the chain-terminated DNA sequences by size. Researchers place all the DNA sequences from step 1 into a gel matrix. When the researchers apply an electric current to the gel, the sequences move to the opposite side of the matrix.

Heavy objects move slower than lighter objects. The same applies here—the lighter, smaller DNA sequences travel faster than the heavier, larger sequences. This allows the researchers to identify each DNA sequence from smallest to largest.

  1. Analysis and Determination

The final step of the Sanger method is to determine the sequence of the original target DNA sequence. This requires analyzing the relative positions of the DNA strands from step 2.

Specifically, researchers look for the ddNTP in each strand. Why? Because it specifies one of the nucleotides in the target DNA sequence.

Sometimes, the exact nucleotide sequence is indecipherable using the Sanger method alone. In this case, researchers and scientists can take advantage of alternative sequencing methods like polyphasic analysis.

Automated vs Manual Sanger DNA Sequencing

Sanger sequencing can be either manual or automated.

Manual Sanger sequencing requires four separate PCR reactions with only a single one of the four ddNTPs. During electrophoresis, manual Sanger sequencing requires four separate lanes to differentiate the four different ddNTPs.

Researchers more commonly turn to automated Sanger sequencing, which uses a sequencing machine. Another difference is that each ddNTP gets an added fluorescent label to differentiate it from the others. This allows scientists to use only one lane for gel electrophoresis.

The Sanger Method Is the Gold Standard of DNA Sequencing

The Sanger method of discovering the sequence of a certain DNA strand is the gold standard in research. Combined with polyphasic analysis and other sequencing methods, researchers can learn the identity of an unknown DNA strand.

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