Previous Magazine https://www.previousmagazine.com Exclusive News About Tech, Software, Music and More Tue, 11 Aug 2020 15:11:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5 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 Cleaning Tips for Front Load Washers https://www.previousmagazine.com/cleaning-tips-for-front-load-washers https://www.previousmagazine.com/cleaning-tips-for-front-load-washers#respond Tue, 11 Aug 2020 15:10:55 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32278 Maintaining and cleaning washing machines can be taxing if the owner doesn’t know how to do it properly. It is a must to keep front load washers tidy and bacteria-free at all times. Failure to remove those unwanted particles leads to the presence of an awful odour that can quickly transfer to newly washed clothes....]]>

Maintaining and cleaning washing machines can be taxing if the owner doesn’t know how to do it properly. It is a must to keep front load washers tidy and bacteria-free at all times. Failure to remove those unwanted particles leads to the presence of an awful odour that can quickly transfer to newly washed clothes.

Another cleaning issue is mould formation due to the moisture accumulated in hidden areas. Hence, regular cleaning is a must for a frequently-used washing machine. Below are some cleaning tips for your front load washers.

Clean the Seals of the Door and Gasket

Make use of towels soaked in white vinegar or hydrogen peroxide. These solutions will then clean the mould or grease and act as disinfectants to the affected areas. After leaving it for an hour, use a clean cloth to wipe the door seals and gasket. Another nifty tool is a toothbrush to scrub off the remnants.

Turn On the Front Load Washers

When the door and gasket are clean, switch on the washer to the hottest setting of the water, adjust it to the heaviest load, and press the longest wash cycle.

Use Baking Soda and Vinegar

Pour into the drum a mixture of half cup of baking soda and one litre of vinegar. Alternative solutions are citric acid, hydrogen peroxide, oxygen bleach or chlorine bleach, and enzyme detergent. For the top load washer, allow the water to run for several minutes and then put the baking soda and vinegar. Let the front load machine run for a minute to mix the ingredients and then let it stop to allow the solution to soak for roughly an hour before continuing the cycle until it finishes.

As for the front load type, add baking soda to the fabric conditioner dispenser and vinegar to the detergent dispenser, and then switch it to wash cycle.

Let the Cycle Run Twice

Allow the cycle to run its course for the first time. While waiting for it to finish, clean the exterior with a rag soaked in vinegar, and wipe and scrub all the areas–nooks and crannies. After the first run, let it perform another cycle with hot water. Put a tad of vinegar to soften the remnants from the first cycle. Following the second run, leave the door open to allow the inside to dry and stop it from mildew formation.

Clean the Filter, Dispenser And Other Accessories

Use a towel soaked in vinegar to wipe the interior of the lid. Grab an old toothbrush to use it on crannies or hard-to-reach areas. When cleaning the rim of the tub, start scrubbing the top edges and other areas where the water can flow in to. Wipe the agitator for the top load washing machine.

Various Ingredients for Cleaning Front Load Washers

Using vinegar and baking soda can remove the limescale and serve as deodorisers. The vinegar is a subtle form of acid, and so it will not completely eliminate the mould. It will necessitate stronger ingredients like oxygen bleach and enzyme detergent. These solutions can remove stubborn grease and other annoying dirt in the washing machines.

Even when front load washers regularly perform washing and cleaning clothes, it doesn’t mean they are always clean. There will be residue from the clothes, and if unattended, it will lead to serious dirt issues. Hence, check the interior and exterior of the appliance from time to time.

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Working With Scaffolding: Scaffolding Safety Tips https://www.previousmagazine.com/working-with-scaffolding-scaffolding-safety-tips https://www.previousmagazine.com/working-with-scaffolding-scaffolding-safety-tips#respond Mon, 10 Aug 2020 14:47:06 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32272 Most construction workers do some part of their work on scaffolding. However, many workers get injured while working on scaffolding every year, and some of them die. While it seems that scaffolding is a dangerous place to work on, working with caution and following proper safety procedures can alleviate the risk of possible problems and...]]>

Most construction workers do some part of their work on scaffolding. However, many workers get injured while working on scaffolding every year, and some of them die.

While it seems that scaffolding is a dangerous place to work on, working with caution and following proper safety procedures can alleviate the risk of possible problems and injuries.

One of the best ways to minimize the hazards on your construction site is to rent a scaffold and hire adequately trained labourers. Furthermore, you should follow the safety tips in using the structure below to avoid accidents.

Make sure everyone is well-trained

The safety of the scaffolding relies on its users. The structure should be built, dismantled, moved, and maintained properly. Everyone who is working on it should understand the safety protocols.

This is why all labourers who are going to use the scaffolding should undergo mandatory training. Once trained, the employees must know the correct usage of the scaffold. Moreover, they should know the proper handling of the tools and the materials while on the scaffolding.

Moreover, the employees should know the limitations of the scaffolding regarding load ratings and how it would affect their work. Also, they should have enough knowledge about protective equipment and other risks, such as live electrical wires.

Always follow the instructions

Some accidents that involve scaffoldings can be avoided if everyone will strictly follow the instructions. Most workers who get familiar with working around the scaffold tend to make a mistake once they assume that the instructions in each scaffolding system are the same.

For example, the scaffolding parts made by different manufacturers should not mix. Doing so may affect the structural integrity of the scaffold. Moreover, the structure should be assembled correctly to keep it stable.

With this in mind, scaffolds should be assembled or modified under the supervision and direction of a competent person. If the scaffold stands more than 125 feet above the base, it should be designed by a professional engineer.

Be aware of the hazards

The hazards involved in using a scaffold depends on the nature of the task being done and the operating environment. The most common danger is falling. This is why guardrails or other types of fall-protection equipment must be used if you are working at least 10 feet high.

Most scaffolds are made of metals, so they should be away from any live power lines. Otherwise, the risk of electrocution is high, especially if the worker is wearing metal strappings and using metal tools.

Weather conditions also possess dangers to people who are working on the scaffoldings. A wet or icy platform creates danger of slips and falls. Moreover, icicles that formed on the upper part of the scaffolding may fall on workers below once thawed.

Another potential hazard that most workers ignore is their access to and from the scaffolding. The risk of slips and falls increases every time you climb up and down the scaffold. The scaffold bracing should not be used as a ladder if you need to get on or off the structure. A scaffold must have a portable ladder with rest platforms, handrails and threads to lessen the chances of slipping.

These are just some of the safety steps that could keep you safe while working on a scaffolding. These structures should make your job easier while working on high places, and should not be the cause of any troubles within the construction site.

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Stakeholder Satisfaction – 5 Strategies for Keeping Your Stakeholders Happy https://www.previousmagazine.com/stakeholder-satisfaction-5-strategies-for-keeping-your-stakeholders-happy https://www.previousmagazine.com/stakeholder-satisfaction-5-strategies-for-keeping-your-stakeholders-happy#respond Sun, 09 Aug 2020 10:52:56 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32218 Whether they’re involved in a one-off project or an ongoing business venture, stakeholders are central to your success. As a leader, it’s essential that you keep your extended team engaged and happy. So, to help you in this quest, we’ve developed five killer strategies for boosting stakeholder satisfaction: 1. Keep them in the loop While...]]>

Whether they’re involved in a one-off project or an ongoing business venture, stakeholders are central to your success. As a leader, it’s essential that you keep your extended team engaged and happy. So, to help you in this quest, we’ve developed five killer strategies for boosting stakeholder satisfaction:

1. Keep them in the loop

While corporate gifts and expensive bottles of whiskey will always go down well, most stakeholders value clear communication above such fancy perks. We all understand the importance of this in theory. However, it can start to feel like a waste of time when you have more pressing tasks and deadlines to deal with. If you’re a practical person who tends to get task-focused, then it’s worth adding regular catch-ups with stakeholders to your calendar. Otherwise, you’re at risk of leaving them feeling like they’re in the dark, which can lead to major issues.

2. Genuinely listen

In addition to keeping your stakeholders up-to-date with everything you’re doing, it’s important to give them a platform in which to share their ideas and concerns. Let a small worry go unaddressed and it can blow out of proportion in even the most reasonable person’s mind. Then an issue you could’ve addressed in less than a minute can end up requiring major damage control. Avoid these dramas and keep your stakeholders happy by listening to what they have to say, making sure you understand, and then taking the most appropriate action.

3. Juggle their expectations

By keeping your stakeholders in the loop and listening to their thoughts and concerns, you’ll be able to accurately gauge and then manage their expectations. It’s common for people to misunderstand the level of involvement that’s required of them and the nature of their connection to a project. Ensuring that everyone involved is clear on each other’s expectations will light the way for you being able to achieve everyone’s desired goals.

4. Get them involved

At this stage, you should have a clear understanding of what each person, or the organization that they represent wants, what they expect, and how involved they wish to be. The next step is to start meeting those expectations in a way that allows each of your stakeholders to feel invested in the project. The sense of collaborative ownership that arises from this is what will keep all parties happy and on-board with your leadership.

5. Deliver results they can digest

Regardless of how much or how little progress you’ve made, how grand or diminutive your achievements have been, you need to share the details with your stakeholders in a format they can easily understand. Data can be presented in a multitude of ways, so it’s up to you to choose one that makes your successes shine. At the same time, you want to be able to present any setbacks in a way that allows you to clarify your plan for overcoming the challenges.

The same set of data points can have a drastically different impact on your audience when presented to them in contrasting ways. So, if you’re not all that tech-savvy, then consider outsourcing this crucial task to a suitably qualified team member or a talented freelancer.

Happy stakeholders are central to the success of any project or startup enterprise. Engaging them early on, maintaining transparency, and genuinely listening to them will allow you to clarify their expectations and then deliver the results they’re looking for. Manage these tricky professional relationships effectively, and your stakeholders will become valuable assets and satisfied customers whom you can work with for years to come.

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Getting Started Buying, Selling and Exchanging Cryptocurrency https://www.previousmagazine.com/getting-started-buying-selling-and-exchanging-cryptocurrency https://www.previousmagazine.com/getting-started-buying-selling-and-exchanging-cryptocurrency#respond Fri, 07 Aug 2020 12:51:39 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32209 Cryptocurrencies have been around for a while, but not many people know what they are or how they work. For those who are new to using cryptocurrencies, here is a basic guide of what you should know. What are Cryptocurrencies? A cryptocurrency is a digital currency which exists on the blockchain. When people refer to...]]>

Cryptocurrencies have been around for a while, but not many people know what they are or how they work. For those who are new to using cryptocurrencies, here is a basic guide of what you should know.

What are Cryptocurrencies?

A cryptocurrency is a digital currency which exists on the blockchain. When people refer to cryptocurrency, they’re generally referring to Bitcoin, but there’s a whole world of altcoins, tokens, and forks out there. One of the more strongly performing ones is Litecoin, a fork of Bitcoin created by Charlie Lee in 2011.

One of the most common reasons to use a cryptocurrency is to avoid the high transaction fees of transferring money over the internet through traditional payment processors. If you are conscientious with your use of cryptocurrency, then you can even improve your financial privacy. Cryptocurrencies can also prove to be a sound investment, just like buying and selling stocks.

Do I Need a Cryptocurrency Wallet?

You will need a cryptocurrency wallet to store your cryptocurrency, in the same way you would need a wallet to store physical money. Setting up a wallet is quick and you’ll need a privet key to access it. Be sure to make a note of your key and keep it private. If someone has access to the key, they will have access to your wallet. A wallet stores keys which you need to securely move your cryptocurrency, which is of course essential to buying and selling with it.

There are a wide variety of wallets available, such as hot and cold wallets, so you’ll need to do your research and find one that’s the most suitable for you, as they typically have different features and storage mediums.

There are web, desktop, and mobile wallets, which are referred to as cold wallets as they are connected to the internet. If you’re dealing with a lot of cryptocurrency on a regular basis, you might consider a hardware wallet, also known as a cold storage wallet, which is not connected to the internet, to keep your cryptocurrency safe from would-be hackers and hardware failure.

You can generate as many addresses for each of your crypto assets as you like, and there are some wallets that can support several kinds of coins and tokens. Having all your digital assets in one place can make the management of them much easier.

Where and How Can I Buy, Sell and Exchange Cryptocurrency?

To buy, sell and exchange cryptocurrency, you’ll need to use an exchange, which is similar to a stock market, but it is more accessible as it is open 24 hours a day. These exchanges can be centralised, which means that they are regulated, or decentralised, meaning that they are peer-to-peer.

Via crypto exchange, you can buy Litecoin or invest in any other cryptocurrency, or you can sell them. You can also trade and convert crypto assets and fiat currency, such as converting Litecoin to USD.

Whilst you can send and receive cryptocurrency directly to a wallet address without the use of an exchange, there is of course an element of trust when moving large sums of money, which is why it can make a lot of sense to use a reputable exchange rather than trusting a complete stranger.

You can receive coins for mining, but it is increasingly difficult to make small-scale cryptocurrency mining profitable, which is why purchasing your cryptocurrency from an exchange makes more and more sense.

When it comes to buying things with your cryptocurrency, there are some companies and retailers that will accept it as payment; however, it is not as widely accepted as other centralised currencies.

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The Most Budget Friendly Ways to Transport Your Vehicle https://www.previousmagazine.com/the-most-budget-friendly-ways-to-transport-your-vehicle https://www.previousmagazine.com/the-most-budget-friendly-ways-to-transport-your-vehicle#respond Thu, 06 Aug 2020 13:13:57 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32204 Having to transport a vehicle can be a real headache. If your car has broken down, you are without a license, or simply do not want to drive your car, you may have to have your vehicle transported for you. Having your vehicle transported can be very expensive, which is why this page will tell...]]>

Having to transport a vehicle can be a real headache. If your car has broken down, you are without a license, or simply do not want to drive your car, you may have to have your vehicle transported for you. Having your vehicle transported can be very expensive, which is why this page will tell you the most budget-friendly way that you can transport your vehicle. It is important to add before beginning the article, that you must only have your vehicle transported by professional and trustworthy companies.

Allowing your vehicle into the hands of an unscrupulous or untrustworthy company could lead to a potential disaster. Here are the most budget-friendly ways to transport your vehicle.

Towing

Having your vehicle towed is possibly the cheapest option on this list, depending on the circumstances. If you are covered by a vehicle insurance provider then you can likely have your vehicle towed as part of your policy. The professional vehicle towers of https://geyerstowing.com/auto-transport-services/ say that having your vehicle towed should be one hundred percent hassle-free, and it should. If your vehicle isn’t covered, then paying for it to be towed will still not break the bank, and it can be a very effective method of having your vehicle transported from place to place on a budget.

Open Transport Carriers

Open transport carriers are the safest method of having your vehicle transported. They work by having your car lifted into a trailer and transported anywhere in the country (or world). Open transport, however, can be very expensive. It is also difficult to have a single car transported, as car transporters often transport many at a time. Even if you do find one, you can expect to pay huge fees to have your car transported – if you have the money, however, then it can be a very safe and effective method of transport.

Ship Off-Season

Having your car shipped out of season is the best way to cut down costs. The busiest months in the shipping industry are the summer months and the slowest winter months. If you want to cut down the cost, have your car shipped between December and January. You can likely have the cost reduced by up to forty percent providing you ship during those months, which can be a huge amount of savings.

Be Flexible

Flexibility can save you a lot of money. If you do not need it urgently shipped and do not need it at a certain time, you should be able to find much cheaper deals. Flexibility will save you a ton of money providing this is the case, and should you not need everything done immediately, will be able to make huge savings.

Drive it Yourself

Driving the car yourself can be, above all, the cheapest mode of transport. Simply paying the petrol costs and driving is the most effective and easiest way; if your car is driveable, then reconsider and drive it yourself.

Highway

Now you know how to find the cheapest mode of vehicle transport. Transporting your vehicle can be very difficult sometimes, but with this page, you should be able to reduce the stress and do it for a low cost.

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3 Tips for Safely Storing Expensive or Valuable Items in Your Home https://www.previousmagazine.com/3-tips-for-safely-storing-expensive-or-valuable-items-in-your-home https://www.previousmagazine.com/3-tips-for-safely-storing-expensive-or-valuable-items-in-your-home#respond Wed, 05 Aug 2020 16:45:51 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32199 In every home, there’s at least a few items of either personal or intrinsic value that you wouldn’t want to lose as a result of theft. Because of this, it’s important to know what you can do to best protect these items and keep them out of the hands of those who shouldn’t have access...]]>

In every home, there’s at least a few items of either personal or intrinsic value that you wouldn’t want to lose as a result of theft. Because of this, it’s important to know what you can do to best protect these items and keep them out of the hands of those who shouldn’t have access to them.

To show you how this can be done, here are three tips for safely storing expensive or valuable items in your home.

Conceal Your Safe

For most people, they’d instinctually say that the safest place to keep something is in a safe. However, if your safe is in public view or plain sight, your items might not actually be as safe as you’d like to think.

To add to this safety, Family Handyman recommends that you hide your safe somewhere like a wall or the floor of your home. By doing this, even if someone were to break into your home, they would have a difficult time locating your safe in order to find where you keep your expensive or valuable items. Plus, if you’re storing something like a firearm, having your safe hidden can ensure that everything within it is out of sight and out of mind for your kids or other guests within your home. 

Hidden in Plain Sight

If the items that you’re hiding don’t necessarily need to be kept under lock and key, you might want to be a little more creative when it comes to storing your treasures.

One thing you might want to consider is how you can store these items so they’re hidden in plain sight. To accomplish this, Holly Amaya, a contributor to Realtor.com, shares that you could try to do your own take on the classic of hiding items in a bookshelf. With a little craftiness, you can take a box and make it look as if it’s just a stack of books on your bookshelf. Then, when you have something valuable you need to put away, you can just stick it in that box and no one will be the wiser.

Make It Easy to Check On

For items that have deep value to you or things that you’re worried about and want to keep an eye on, you may want to find a way that you can safely store and protect these items while also making them easy to check on.

To help you with this, Gregory Han, a contributor to Apartment Therapy, suggests storing your valuables in places like your air vents, behind a painting or picture, or in a pantry, closet, or even your refrigerator. Then, whenever you feel the need to check on your belongings, you can do so easily and without much fuss.

If you’re needing to find somewhere in your home to store your valuables or expensive items, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you accomplish this.

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SEO Behind the Scenes: How it Really Works https://www.previousmagazine.com/seo-behind-the-scenes-how-it-really-works https://www.previousmagazine.com/seo-behind-the-scenes-how-it-really-works#respond Tue, 04 Aug 2020 06:49:07 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32195 Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is all about how content ranks on search engine results pages also known as SERPs. Therefore, knowing how the search engine process works is crucial to directing traffic to your site. The vast majority of people only click results on the very first page of search engine results. Therefore, a high...]]>

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is all about how content ranks on search engine results pages also known as SERPs. Therefore, knowing how the search engine process works is crucial to directing traffic to your site.

The vast majority of people only click results on the very first page of search engine results. Therefore, a high ranking on these results is essential, to say the least.

One thing most people do not understand is how search engine optimization works behind the scenes. There is a lot that has to happen before your site starts ranking high among search engine results.

When a user types a query into the search bar of a search engine like Google or Bing, the companies use an algorithm to evaluate how sites and pages will be ranked on search engine results. There are hundreds of factors that the algorithm considers so that it can rank competing sites and pages on search engine results.

In this article, we’ll tackle the elements of what happens behind the scenes before your website is ranked on Search engine Results Pages.

Keywords

The words people type into a search engine search bar are what will be used to identify if your website or the page has an accurate response to their query. These words are referred to as keywords.

Not all words typed into a search bar are keywords. Keywords are the main words that describe what the query is all about. Keywords usually include words describing a location, a brand name, product name, a person’s name, or a certain attribute of the target population. Such words are unique and easily identifiable. Examples of keywords include the Sydney Stadium, skinny jeans, and wedding presents. When someone searches for these keywords, the algorithm will match them to words on thousands of sites and pages. The search engine will typically look for these words in the first 100 words of your page or website.

The search engine may also select your page if these keywords are set as your SEO preferences.

Metadata

Whenever you search for anything on Google, you will see a description right under the webpage or website’s link. The description is called the meta description.

If you want your website to rank high in SERPs, you should ensure that it sounds as professional as possible. The search engine will also rank you higher if your meta description includes the keywords that are being searched.

For the meta description to be ranked high by Google, it should be less than 160 characters. It should also contain at least one keyword.

Your webpage title also affects your ranking on SERPs. Google’s algorithm is programmed to cut off long titles from search engine results.

You should write a title with a maximum of 70 characters. You should shoot for a title with 50 to 60 characters. Moreover, your URL should be as concise as possible and include the relevant keywords.

Photo tags are also an important meta detail. They should contain keywords and a brief description.

Links

External links are crucial to the background process of SEO. In fact, they are how Google finds your site in the first place. Adam White of SEO Jet says a backlink software is vital in this regard. It will efficiently help you manage your website links.

On the other hand, internal links help Google paint a more accurate picture of your site. Therefore, the search engine will not miss any of your pages.

The Google Index

Google has the world’s largest collection of websites in its library. To find new pages, it uses website crawls. It does so to find out exactly what is on those websites and webpages to index them as you would mark a page in a very large book.

Google’s Index includes meta details, photos, text, videos, locations, and links of each website. When anyone searches for anything on Google, the search engine retrieves the results most pertinent to the Index.

Google creates the Index using a very intriguing process called site crawling. It does so using website crawlers particularly one called Google Bot.

Google Bot is always crawling over the internet like a spider on a net to find any novel elements. The software starts by combing through sites it has already registered. Anything that is not registered is considered new and added to the Google Index. It then finds links to connect them to other sites.

What Happens in a Google Search?

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A Google search begins well before you type anything into the search bar. As you have seen above, Google first has to index as much information on the internet as possible and index it. The Google Index currently measures over 100 million gigabytes.

As soon as you start searching Google’s algorithm goes to work on finding the results. That is what is usually referred to as Google Instant.

The algorithm utilizes over 200 signals, including keywords, meta details, and links to come up with the most relevant responses to your search. The signals include the relevance of, how current and well written your content is.

Google is always making changes to its algorithm to make it more accurate. It is estimated that over 500 improvements are made annually. The reason is that they have to stay updated since about 16% of searches performed daily on Google are brand new.

The search engine tries to portray the results as quickly as possible using Google Instant. You can also preview the pages you want to see on the search engine results by hovering your mouse to the right of the results. Google utilizes a system called PageRank to determine how high your site will rank on SERPs. It uses hundreds of signals, including the amount of traffic and the number of external links.

As you can see there is plenty that goes on behind the scenes when you search for something on Google. It is especially so if you consider that sites are trying to improve their SEO. Increasing your site traffic, including keywords and adhering to meta detail guidelines all influence your SEO. It may seem like much to handle, but the results are worth the effort.

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Technology and Its Impact on Diet https://www.previousmagazine.com/technology-and-its-impact-on-diet https://www.previousmagazine.com/technology-and-its-impact-on-diet#respond Tue, 04 Aug 2020 03:49:59 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32182 There are always new trends of the diet, but no one can deny the impact of technology now. Technology is making it more manageable. See how these breakthroughs compare to exercise and healthy eating. While we support healthy eating and exercise regimens, it’s fun to watch the shortcuts to fat loss and the associated benefits...]]>

There are always new trends of the diet, but no one can deny the impact of technology now. Technology is making it more manageable. See how these breakthroughs compare to exercise and healthy eating.

While we support healthy eating and exercise regimens, it’s fun to watch the shortcuts to fat loss and the associated benefits that researchers are finding, testing, and (trying to) commercialize.

The digital age in which we live has caused many changes in everyday life, from the cradle to the grave. One of the most significant advances has been in the areas of agriculture and nutrition. New technologies and practices have completely changed our eating habits. These are some of how technological advances have impacted the way we consume food.

Less expensive

Planning can be categorized as one very crucial thing by digitizing planning, and food producers can save time and make growth more efficient. The drip effect means that it is cheaper to grow more food and pass the savings on to the consumer. A cheaper meal means that shoppers have more options and can try new foods or duplicate their favorite diet. Here is the reason why Vegan diet is important for weight loss

Save water

Waste is very disgusting at times, so there are new methods to save water in this digital age. Water is a basic necessity are there to conserve water, commercially, and on the consumer side. Interested consumers are more likely to choose products that actively work to conserve such a vital resource.

Save energy/try harder

Some organizations have made it their mission to act with respect for the environment. They do this by taking advantage of all aspects of their business, from technology to Internet presence. These companies also arouse the passion of their regular consumers, feeding each other to provide fresher food.

The latest generation of devices drives innovation by being more energy efficient and incorporating integrated smart technology capable of connecting to a smartphone. This can translate into energy conservation efforts and incentivize companies: In this hyperconnected world, consumers are treating waste in the market poorly. If you worried due to weight gain check this for weigh loss.

Margin

Now bringing food is much easier to the market, and then to your table. A vital feature of this is laser barcodes, which can track food more consistently than old labels. Digital scanners can read these codes, providing up-to-the-minute locations, enabling quick delivery to stores. This type of technological integration stimulates competition among food producers to offer cheaper and healthier food dishes.

Note also the increase in “farm to table” restaurants, which promote their local producers’ hyperlocal supply of food products.

Social networks

Social networks have a constant presence in our daily life. So much so that it has come to dominate our food choices. From dessert-themed Pinterest posts to Facebook posts promoting organic farming, social media has a crucial influence on eating habits. People get lots of new recipes on these sites, allowing them to try new things or adopt new ways to cook their favourites.

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Choosing the Right Art for Your Rooms https://www.previousmagazine.com/choosing-the-right-art-for-your-rooms https://www.previousmagazine.com/choosing-the-right-art-for-your-rooms#respond Mon, 03 Aug 2020 19:40:19 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32179 If you’re an art lover, it’s only natural you’d want to get a hold of some pieces for your own walls at home. No longer having to fork out for gallery or museum visits, you could very well sit down and enjoy the comforts of a well colored, textured, expert piece from your own sofa....]]>

If you’re an art lover, it’s only natural you’d want to get a hold of some pieces for your own walls at home. No longer having to fork out for gallery or museum visits, you could very well sit down and enjoy the comforts of a well colored, textured, expert piece from your own sofa. Sounds like a dream!

However, finding the right art for your walls can be very hard to pull off. After all, you don’t want to waste money, and not every single art piece can be fitted to every single room in a person’s house. You have to be careful about balance here, and with that in mind, let’s go through some expert tips below.

In the Kitchen

The kitchen is a very unique room when it comes to art. However, there’s a lot of room in the kitchen for art pieces on the walls, even if you’re just hanging them on the backsplash or above the cooker!

You’re going to want to use some smaller, cute pieces here, such as type prints, pictures of animals, or even just food scenes. Something like a bowl or apples and oranges is great to hang next to the door, to try and liven up that empty space where your dining table is.

In the Bedroom/Living Room

The bedroom and the living room are very much on the same wavelength when it comes to art. Sure, the bedroom might deserve some more intimate, homey feeling pieces, but it’s a fine line and there’s a lot of overlap. So when it comes to finding the right piece of art for either one of these rooms, you’ll have a lot of online art sales to choose from!

You want art that’s relaxing, and helps you to feel comfortable and at home. You want something soft and calm, to help you unwind after a long day, or relax before you fall asleep. Both of these rooms are very fun to try and find art for, and there’s a lot of placements you can play round with, so go nuts here!

In the Bathroom

The bathroom deserves to have a bit of artwork in it, for no other reason than that it’s a well used room in your home, and it shouldn’t feel like a clinical and cold space, especially with those cool tiles and tones on the walls.

Think about where your bathroom is, and what’s already in it. Is it a modern space? Is it downstairs or upstairs? And how big or small is it? Because the artwork should fit these general uses – for example, a traditional bathroom that features minimalist inspired artwork is never going to look quite right!

Finding the right art for each room in your house is going to take some time. Be sure to try out pieces, even if just by quickly printing a copy off the web and seeing how it fits. And make sure you’re happy with the result!

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Address Menopausal Symptoms with These 6 Tricks & Stay Relaxed https://www.previousmagazine.com/address-menopausal-symptoms-with-these-6-tricks-stay-relaxed https://www.previousmagazine.com/address-menopausal-symptoms-with-these-6-tricks-stay-relaxed#respond Sun, 02 Aug 2020 22:53:36 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32268 During early adolescence, it’s every girl’s expectation to experience their very first menses. The menstrual cycle is one of the important natural changes in the female reproductive system. The cycle is crucial for the creation of oocytes and is meant for the preparation of the uterus for gestation. However, generally at the age of about...]]>

During early adolescence, it’s every girl’s expectation to experience their very first menses. The menstrual cycle is one of the important natural changes in the female reproductive system. The cycle is crucial for the creation of oocytes and is meant for the preparation of the uterus for gestation. However, generally at the age of about forty, periods naturally stop, and the woman is no longer in a position to bear children. In other terms, menopause.

Practically females in their forties experience changes with their menstrual cycle, calling for a highly balanced diet. Implementing healthy lifestyles before menopause reduces the risks of suffering from chronic conditions.

Factors That Prompt Menopause

At the age of forty, the production of estrogen and progesterone in the ovaries is at a lower level. The decline in production of these two hormones decreases fertility, and reduced or no periods at all.

Oophorectomy is the process of removing the ovaries. The responsibility of the ovaries is to release hormones that control the menstrual cycle. The absence of these hormones leads to menopause.

Natural ovarian deficiency is a condition that may trigger menopause before the age of forty-five. The ovarian insufficiency can be boosted by natural menopause supplements.

In most cases, cancer therapy treatment can induce menopause. The side effects can be hot flashes.

Signs That Suggests Your Menopause Phase

A number of women start facing menopause symptoms roughly four years before they have their last period. Before the menopause stage, you might experience perimenopause which is a change in the hormonal balance in preparation for menopause. Each woman’s menopause experience is different.

Here are some of the symptoms that you may have in your menopause:

  • Vaginal dryness caused by reduced levels of estrogen in the body.
  • Less regular menstruation.
  • Insomnia.
  • Increased hair growth or loss of hair.
  • Weight gain as a result of slowed digestion.
  • Reduced sexual function due to vaginal dryness.
  • Urinary incontinence caused by low elasticity of the urethra.

Guidelines to Reduce the Side Effects of Menopausal Systems

Menopausal symptoms can range from a mild side effect to being forced to withdraw from your daily tasks due to uncontrollable discomfort. Naturally, you can overcome the menopause difficulties by eating fresh foods and observing a strict diet.

Here are a number of tips to reduce menopausal symptoms:

  1. Taking Herbs to Balance the Level of Hormones

The fluctuation of hormones during menopause can lead to hot flashes, fatigue, and mood swings. Research has indicated that a number of herbs can help you feel relieved and your body to function normally.

These are some of the herbal supplements that can help with menopausal symptoms:

Black Cohosh

Black Cohosh is a traditional drug to treat female health complications. Black cohosh also increases the level of estrogen in the body.

Chaste Tree Berry

Chaste tree berry is also referred to as Vitex. This herb increases the release of progesterone. As well, Vitex aids in modifying the symptoms associated with perimenopause.

  1. Consider Using Cooling Mattress Pads

Hot flashes caused by menopause can drive you insane. You can place the cooling mattress pad on your bed to reduce the chance of sweating. Always make sure you keep your room cool. Also, use other products intended to offer a cooling feeling such as cooling pyjamas.

  1. Taking Prescribed Therapies

This includes taking some drugs prescribed by doctors, or using over the country products. Prescribed antidepressants are effective in improving symptoms of anxiety. These types of drugs include:

  • Gabapentin helps to relieve insomnia
  • Clonidine to treat hot flashes
  • Fluoxetine
  1. Use of Vaginal Lubricants

Purchasing a vaginal water-based moisturizing lotion will help you let go of painful sexual interaction. The most used lubricants are Astroglide and K-Y. Shun the use of Vaseline to avoid the risk of getting yeast infections.

  1. Taking Cool Showers

Cold showers will relieve your body giving you enough relief from insomnia. Avoid consuming caffeine and sleeping pills to avoid irregular sleep patterns. Engaging in exercise activities before sleep can help you sleep comfortably.

  1. Have a Healthy Diet

Good eating habits can manage menopausal symptoms. Avoiding excess calories will reduce the chance of weight gain being a problem connected with menopause. Do not consume stimulating substances such as coffee, alcohol, and chocolate which might prompt hot flushes. Be sure to increase calcium consumption to avoid osteoporosis.

Always ensure that you eat fresh fruits and avoid sugary substances as they leave you feeling exhausted and weary.

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5 Signs of a Healthy Dating Relationship https://www.previousmagazine.com/5-signs-of-a-healthy-dating-relationship https://www.previousmagazine.com/5-signs-of-a-healthy-dating-relationship#respond Sun, 02 Aug 2020 22:30:53 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32222 With apps like Tinder and Bumble hot on the market, dating in the 21st century has become quite interesting. Connections seem to be rather fleeting, and it’s hard to tell whether or not you have a lasting bond forming in your relationship. Dating is hard, and it can be even harder to decipher a healthy...]]>

With apps like Tinder and Bumble hot on the market, dating in the 21st century has become quite interesting. Connections seem to be rather fleeting, and it’s hard to tell whether or not you have a lasting bond forming in your relationship.

Dating is hard, and it can be even harder to decipher a healthy connection from an unhealthy one. Take a special interest in the safety of your heart today, and read through a few signs of a healthy relationship. Know what “good” really looks like, and invest in a happy future for yourself.

Everything moves at a comfortable pace

When you first get into a relationship, it’s pretty normal to want to spend all of your time with that person. However, it’s also important that you’re both on the same page when it comes to the pace of progression in the relationship.

If you’re really interested in knowing if your man loves you, then you’ll allow the relationship to progress at an organic pace. There shouldn’t be any pressure on either party to move forward.

Trust is important

It’s important to carry around the confidence that your partner is not going to do anything behind your back to harm or hurt you. Trust must be present for a relationship to be truly healthy for you.

You don’t want to waste your time worrying about your partner’s intentions. A healthy bond presents natural trust, and time reinforces that trust.

Independence is vital to happiness

You may want to completely immerse yourself in your partner, but it’s a slippery slope. It’s fun in the beginning, but total immersion is a good way to find yourself in a co-dependent situation. It’s wise to keep individuality in the forefront.

Allow your partner to be who you fell in love with in the first place. However, there’s a balance to be had between independence and abandonment in a relationship. Just make sure you know how to tell the difference.

Respect and equality are crucial

Maintaining a healthy relationship with your partner takes respect and a sense of equality. You need an equal partner to take on the challenges of life, and it’s vital that you both feel like you have something special to add to the pairing.

Make your partner aware of your love and respect by treating them to a special day catered to their needs at least once a month. Appreciation is a good vehicle for transferring respect.

You need to argue sometimes

You won’t always agree with everything your partner says or does, and it’s okay to share your disagreement. However, you need to confront your issues with a non-judgmental, non-accusational tone, so as to not strike up an argument out of anger.

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Phenocal Reviews – A Superior Weight-Loss Product https://www.previousmagazine.com/phenocal-reviews-a-superior-weight-loss-product https://www.previousmagazine.com/phenocal-reviews-a-superior-weight-loss-product#respond Sun, 02 Aug 2020 22:18:51 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32172 Being overweight can be very detrimental to your health and can increase the risk of developing conditions like diabetes and cardiovascular disease. If you’re trying to lose weight, put it in a Phenocal order as soon as possible. This product uses completely natural ingredients. It works to help your body burn fat rapidly, so you...]]>

Being overweight can be very detrimental to your health and can increase the risk of developing conditions like diabetes and cardiovascular disease. If you’re trying to lose weight, put it in a Phenocal order as soon as possible.

This product uses completely natural ingredients. It works to help your body burn fat rapidly, so you get rid of the extra weight. It’s one of the best weight loss supplements on the market.

What Are the Features of Phenocal?

Phenocal is a potent weight-loss product made of 16 powerful organic ingredients. It speeds up the metabolism, inducing a state of thermogenesis where your body burns fat rapidly. Also, it curbs your appetite, so you’re less likely to overeat.

This supplement provides you with the extra energy that can help you be more active. It also includes substances that can enhance your mood. The Phenocal reviews have been overwhelmingly positive for this supplement.

Who is the Manufacturer of Phenocal?

Phenocal is produced by an American company called Pharmaxa Labs. The organization is located in New York and was founded in 2007. Pharmaxa Labs develops products in the health and wellness industry, most notably all-natural nutraceuticals. Their supplements are carefully designed and crafted by experts in the field.

What Ingredients Are Included in Phenocal?

Phenocal Ingredients

Here are the 16 primary active ingredients in Phenocal:

Vitamin B1 – This is a water-soluble vitamin called Thiamin, which is found in some foods. It plays an important role in metabolism, as well as in cell growth and development. It is also vital for the conversion of sugars and carbohydrates into energy, so it can help with weight loss.

Vitamin B5 (Calcium Pantothenate) – Vitamin B5 is a vitamin found in many foods. One of its main roles is to synthesize and degrade fatty acids, proteins, and carbohydrates, making it helpful for weight loss. It’s also responsible for a number of other bodily processes. This vitamin is also high in antioxidants, which are good for immunity.

Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine HCL) – There are several different compounds that make up this vitamin, which is found in some common foods. It plays a role in numerous enzyme reactions, and its main job is protein metabolism. We have to derive it from food or supplements, as it’s not stored by the body.

Vitamin B2 – This vitamin is often called riboflavin, which contains 2 main coenzymes. According to the National Institutes of Health, they are essential for energy production, including metabolism and cellular functioning. Vitamin B2 is useful as a weight-loss substance because it metabolizes fats. It exists in many foods, and we need to take it every day.

Vitamin B12 – This is a water-soluble vitamin that contains the mineral cobalt. It plays many important roles in the body such as red blood cell formation and building lipids, hormones, proteins, DNA, and RNA. It’s also necessary for protein metabolism. Vitamin B12 can give you extra energy.

Biotin – This substance is sometimes called Vitamin H. It is essential in the metabolism of fatty acids, glucose, and amino acids. It’s also responsible for breaking down protein in the digestive system. These functions make it very useful for weight loss.

Chromium – This is a mineral that can enhance glucose metabolism, insulin sensitivity, and lipid profile. A systematic review published in the Journal of Food and Nutrition found that this substance positively contributes to metabolism and health. It has both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Folic Acid – This is a vitamin in the B family, which is sometimes called folate. It participates in the synthesis of amino acids. It also helps convert fat into energy like all of the B vitamins, making it a good weight-loss substance. It also impacts brain health.

Fucoxanthin – This is a marine carotenoid, and it’s derived from the chloroplasts of brown algae. It has numerous medicinal properties that treat illnesses like diabetes and cardiovascular disease. It also has known weight-loss properties. An article published in Marine Drugs examined the anti-obesity activity of this substance.

Glucomannan – This is a fiber derived from Konjac Root. It helps to fill your stomach, so you feel full and don’t overeat. There’s some evidence to suggest that it can lower blood sugar levels. A study published in the International Journal of Obesity found that the ingestion of glucomannan for 8 weeks led to significant weight loss in obese patients.

Cocoa Extract – It contains flavanols that help in the breakdown of fat. Cocoa contains a stimulant called theobromine, which can help speed up metabolism and put the body into the state of thermogenesis, causing the body to burn fat fast that leads to weight loss. It can also lessen impaired glucose tolerance and insulin resistance.

Bioperine – This is black pepper, a significant source of piperine. This alkaloid is responsible for the spiciness in pepper. It is included in supplements because it greatly enhances the bioavailability of many nutrients.

Green Tea Leaf – It’s taken from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis L plant and contains catechins. These are natural antioxidants that protect the cells, support immunity, and help with weight loss by burning fat.

In addition, green tea has some caffeine which speeds up metabolism, leading to fat burning. A meta-analysis published in the International Journal of Obesity showed the weight-loss benefits of green tea.

Hoodia Gordonii – This plant is native to different parts of Africa, sometimes called Bushman’s Hat. It’s considered an appetite suppressant that could prevent you from cheating on your diet. Research is still ongoing on its weight-loss benefits.

5-HTP – This is an amino acid that is the precursor to the neurotransmitter serotonin. It raises levels of this chemical, which can positively impact your mood.

There’s evidence that it can help with weight loss by preventing fat and sugar cravings. A study in the International Journal of Obesity and Related Disorders found that diabetics who took 5-HTP for 2 weeks consumed 435 fewer calories per day.

CLA – This is Conjugated Linoleic Acid, an omega 6-fatty acid found in meat and dairy foods. It’s known to be an effective weight-loss substance and thought to have other medicinal benefits as well. In addition, it may help with building muscles. It’s an antioxidant that supports immunity.

Phenocal includes stimulants like caffeine and theobromine, which speed up metabolism. It puts the body into the fat-burning state of thermogenesis. In this condition, your body burns fat rapidly, making you lose weight more quickly. These substances also provide you with additional energy.

The product also includes ingredients that suppress the appetite, like Hoodia Gordonii, that can prevent you from snacking in between meals. A study published in the South African Journal of Botany found that this plant did have the ability to curb hunger.

Phenocal is rich in B vitamins, which are very important for the body and the metabolism. It also contains substances like 5-HTP, which increase the mood by elevating levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin.

What are the Pros of Phenocal?

  • This product can help you lose weight quickly.
  • Phenocal could provide you with extra energy.
  • The supplement can enhance your mood.
  • It reduces your food cravings.
  • The product can also improve your confidence in your appearance.

 What are the Cons of Phenocal?

  • You still have to diet and exercise for the product to be effective.
  • You have to take a total of 6 capsules per day.

What are the Dosage Instructions for Phenocal?

The recommended dosage is six capsules per day. Take 3 in the morning, and 3 in the afternoon. Do not take more than the suggested dosage under any circumstances.

Where Can You Buy Phenocal and How Much Does It Cost?

You can make your Phenocal order on the manufacturer’s official website, on Amazon, and eBay. At the moment, it’s listed as unavailable on Amazon. The prices on the official site are as follows:

  • 1 bottle – $44.85
  • 3 bottles – $38.12/each
  • 5 bottles – $35.88/each

Also Watch This Video on Phenocal Reviews – The #1 Rated Weight Loss Supplement

The Final Word

Phenocal is one of the best weight-loss supplements available today. Its powerful formula uses 16 organic substances that are known for their weight-loss properties, which could lead to rapid fat-burning and weight loss. Also, Phenocal can curb your appetite, rev up your energy levels, and enhance your mood. It is a high-quality supplement considered to be very effective.

The Phenocal reviews have been very positive overall. The vast majority of customers loved this product and found that it did curb their hunger and help them lose weight quickly. It also provided extra energy and improved their confidence in their bodies.

Phenocal is safe to use. However, if you experience any unpleasant symptoms, stop taking it, and see a physician if necessary. Anyone who is considering taking this supplement must go to a doctor first and get approval.

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The Gaming Market is Waiting for New Announcements of Premium Games https://www.previousmagazine.com/the-gaming-market-is-waiting-for-new-announcements-of-premium-games https://www.previousmagazine.com/the-gaming-market-is-waiting-for-new-announcements-of-premium-games#respond Sat, 01 Aug 2020 13:04:42 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32212 The worldwide release of the three-dimensional premium platformer Biped on PC and consoles was very successful. GAMESUP42 shareholders plan to invest $10 million in 2021 to develop the premium gaming industry. And this is just the beginning. For the release of Biped, the indie publisher META Publishing, part of the GAMESUP42 holding, was responsible. The...]]>

The worldwide release of the three-dimensional premium platformer Biped on PC and consoles was very successful. GAMESUP42 shareholders plan to invest $10 million in 2021 to develop the premium gaming industry. And this is just the beginning.

For the release of Biped, the indie publisher META Publishing, part of the GAMESUP42 holding, was responsible. The game is developed by Tencent — NExT’s internal Studio. This is both a single player and a cooperative title, where players work together to solve action puzzles. The game appeared in the spring — at the height of the pandemic, when people massively switched to online and arranged their leisure time on the couch.

According to Ilya Salamatov, the founder of META Publishing, the boom in the premium games market is associated with the improvement of the Internet infrastructure, the development of neural networks, and the mass transition to remote work. Worldwide, restrictions caused by the pandemic continue to apply, people still organize their leisure time at home and are interested in quality entertainment, in particular, with the whole family. So, for sure they need GAMESUP42 products.

It should also be added that experts predict that 2023 will be an important milestone in the global gaming market. This year the global number of players will exceed the three billion mark.

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Why Online Bingo is Good for You Psychologically https://www.previousmagazine.com/why-online-bingo-is-good-for-you-psychologically https://www.previousmagazine.com/why-online-bingo-is-good-for-you-psychologically#respond Fri, 31 Jul 2020 10:02:12 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32215 Online bingo is not just about gambling. In fact, if you were to ask most players, they would not say that playing bingo means more to them than just winning a jackpot. While winning money is a nice goal, many people also like the social aspect of participating in bingo online. Bingo Encourages Sharing and...]]>

Online bingo is not just about gambling. In fact, if you were to ask most players, they would not say that playing bingo means more to them than just winning a jackpot. While winning money is a nice goal, many people also like the social aspect of participating in bingo online.

Bingo Encourages Sharing and Friendship

Today, online bingo has become a game that draws both the young and old alike. As a result, the game is relished by all age groups and lifestyles. Because of the social activity associated with bingo, players feel more of a sense of well-being and happiness. Age, background, and social standing all become irrelevant when you play bingo online.

One of the reasons for the popularity of online bingo is its access. You can sign up for bingo anytime, day or night. Plus, bingo rooms are regulated and monitored to encourage a friendly sort of play. This enables you to develop relationships with players from different countries internationally.

According to Psychology Today, the addition of online chat rooms prevents both boredom and loneliness. This is different than playing bingo offline, where the environment is quiet and much less interactive. Playing bingo online leads to the meeting of like-minded people and therefore encourages more socialization and engagement.

A Good Remedy for Depression

Because people may feel more isolated as they get older, bingo offers a way to keep everyone connected, regardless of their age. In fact, you can forge some new relationships by simply playing the game online. When you have this type of advantage, you will be happier, have more of a sense of belonging, and can exert your independence. That is why psychologists often recommend this form of game play to patients who suffer from depression.

Click here for the best online bingo sites Canada to review the selection for yourself. Bingo is one online escape that is as fun as it is satisfying, both socially and mentally. That, in and of itself, is a good reason to start playing the game.

Learning to Focus Better

Playing bingo online also requires that you pay attention to patterns and numbers. As a result, this form of game play strengthens the memory. In fact, research reveals that the regular use of the mind in this way promotes a better memory. If you want to strengthen your mind and have fun at the same time, bingo is the ideal activity.Enjoying a rousing game of online bingo can assist in memory retention and stave off conditions, such as memory loss, as people age.

Develop Your Concentration

When you have this type of advantage, you will also be able to focus better and develop your concentration. Consider this – an average bingo game lasts about 10 minutes. During this time, you need to exert patience, discipline, and concentration. Needless to say, if you play the game for several hours, you will be better able to concentrate and therefore develop your mind.

Because bingo is a low-stake and slower game, focusing becomes imperative. During bingo play, you need to listen, mark, scan, and filter information. As a result, your cognitive ability improves over time. Again, this type of devotion prevents troubles with mental incapacity as you age.

Just What the Doctor Ordered

You might say that this type of online game is just what the doctor ordered, especially when it comes to concentrating, building social relationships, and reinforcing the mind. Therefore, this is an ideal activity for just about everyone.

With all that being said, you also have to look at the benefits of the game itself. You can play online without a large bank account. Bingo is an affordable online activity, so you can have fun without worrying about breaking the bank. For instance, you can access no deposit bingo sites Canada at TheBingoOnline.com. Check out these sites and find out which ones meet your criteria for play. You have a lot to choose from, so you can explore various sites to find out which ones offer the best incentives.

By having a list of bingo sites, you can review their promotions and see which sites work for you and your budget. Use this invaluable resource to get better acquainted with bingo and learn more about each site’s features and benefits. Using the list is your first step into building an online presence while winning cash and possibly a major prize.

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Gorgeous Pieces of Furniture to Enhance Your Interior With https://www.previousmagazine.com/gorgeous-pieces-of-furniture-to-enhance-your-interior-with https://www.previousmagazine.com/gorgeous-pieces-of-furniture-to-enhance-your-interior-with#respond Thu, 30 Jul 2020 12:02:38 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32163 Interior design is a way of expression in your lifestyle and living spaces. It is not always easy to showcase your creativity, but with a few ideas, you and your home can be the talk of your friends, making you the go-to host for all your parties and hangouts. Floating Shelves Whether you are living...]]>

Interior design is a way of expression in your lifestyle and living spaces. It is not always easy to showcase your creativity, but with a few ideas, you and your home can be the talk of your friends, making you the go-to host for all your parties and hangouts.

Floating Shelves

Whether you are living in a small apartment trying to save space, or live in a large home with ample room, floating shelves provide both an aesthetic look and functionality. Floating shelves help keep your items stored, shelved, and displayed in a way that differs from the usual bookshelf or storage cabinets, but does so in a manner without the bulk of such units. This provides you with not only a lot of flexibility to store and move things but allows you to highlight your favorite talking pieces, whether that consists of beloved books or travel souvenirs.

Mirror and Glass Pieces

Adding mirrors and glass pieces make a huge difference to any living space. Natural light is the best way to brighten up your home and make it feel more open and spacious. The addition of glass and mirrors utilizes and highlights that light. With these pieces, rooms will feel larger than they are. With glass pieces, the light reflections contribute to a room without the need to add anything else.

Designer Furniture

Furniture tends to serve more purpose, but if you are looking to add more appeal to your interior designs without the use of clutter, you can utilize the furniture itself as a way to express your creativity and keep your home minimal of a build-up of too many things. The Midj furniture collection enhances your living space with unusual pieces. The idea is to provide your guests with something that will catch their eye without over saturating them with too many attractions. Designer pieces also cater to those that are looking to showcase a certain creative and trendy lifestyle that will leave your visitors talking even after the night ends.

Space Saving Functionality

Many people struggle to keep a balance between functionality and fashion, and this also applies to the choices people make when it comes to the furniture in their homes. This is particularly difficult in smaller spaces such as apartments or condominiums. There are, however, great ways to deploy both in a way that is aesthetically pleasing yet functionally viable. Such items like shoe racks that can hold your footwear but hide it away or tables that pull out from the walls or fold up are great ways to save space. This just requires a little bit of creativity to find pieces that fit your needs.

Your home is where you will spend the most time in your life. It is where you will make the most of your memories and bring friends and family together. Because of this, you need to make sure that it is an expression of who you are. Enhance your life and your home with these tips to change your interior designs.

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How to Learn Web Development https://www.previousmagazine.com/how-to-learn-web-development https://www.previousmagazine.com/how-to-learn-web-development#respond Tue, 28 Jul 2020 23:47:46 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32143 The Internet is part of our everyday lives, which is why the IT industry is currently developing at a record pace. There are millions of websites and applications, and new ones are constantly being created. Every industry needs good websites, so those who create them are very much needed today. The same applies to applications...]]>

The Internet is part of our everyday lives, which is why the IT industry is currently developing at a record pace.

There are millions of websites and applications, and new ones are constantly being created. Every industry needs good websites, so those who create them are very much needed today. The same applies to applications that we increasingly depend on. Therefore, web development is an industry with a constant shortage of specialists. So what is the best way to start learning web development?

The step-by-step method

Rome was not built in a day – this ancient proverb is still very relevant and shows that science is a process that must take a certain amount of time. It is impossible to become a full-stack developer within a week, because the amount of knowledge that needs to be assimilated is really significant. Creating websites and applications is a very complex process, so it is worth being calm and patient when learning. It is recommended to use the method of small steps, i.e. gradual learning. Everyone who starts learning how to create websites and applications should remember that it is a process which can only be completed with persistence and patience, and then many paths will be open to us. The IT industry has a growing demand for specialists, therefore it is worth starting to learn web development services.

Who are web developers?

The development of the IT industry has resulted in a natural division into specialists who deal with a specific field of programming. Twenty years ago, everyone who worked in the IT industry was called an IT specialist, but today there is a very precise division. It looks like this:

  • Front-end developer – this specialist deals with the entire visible layer of the website or application with which the user has contact. He is responsible for creating an attractive and easy to read look of a website or app.
  • Back-end developer – every website or app is based on a back-end. Specialists in this field are responsible for the technical condition of the website or app. That is why their work is so important, even though the user does not actually see it.
  • full-stack developer – full-stack is a combination of a front-end developer and a back-end developer, which means that this specialist is able to create a website or application on his own from beginning to end. Such broad competences make full-stack developers very desirable specialists, because having someone on the team who is able to do all the work independently is not only profitable, but also very practical. It is easy to deduce that a full-stack developer is the best-paid web developer because he can do the work of two specialists at once. Many novice web developers want to become full-stackers because of the high earnings.

So where should you begin?

When starting learning, you should focus primarily on mastering HTML. Once you know its basics, it’s time for CSS, and only then can you start JavaScript, which is a key element in web development. It is worth remembering that acquiring knowledge in the IT industry is very similar to learning mathematics – if you omit one part, it will be difficult to understand what is happening next. Web development is an industry that is growing very quickly and constantly needs more and more specialists, so it is worth starting to learn and becoming a real programmer.

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How Do Premium Hand Sanitizers Differ from Normal Ones? https://www.previousmagazine.com/how-do-premium-hand-sanitizers-differ-from-normal-ones https://www.previousmagazine.com/how-do-premium-hand-sanitizers-differ-from-normal-ones#respond Tue, 28 Jul 2020 20:22:40 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32131 We can’t avoid germs no matter where we go. It’s a matter of time before we get diseases from the stuff we touch. We may forget what we touch on our way to someplace. The important thing is to remember to wash your hands. However, not all the time we can access soap and water,...]]>

We can’t avoid germs no matter where we go. It’s a matter of time before we get diseases from the stuff we touch. We may forget what we touch on our way to someplace. The important thing is to remember to wash your hands. However, not all the time we can access soap and water, or simply a faucet.

Thus, all of us should stay prepared.

With the ongoing pandemic, we never know what to expect. We should always be prepared at what may happen, and the first step is to have the necessary stuff to disinfect and avoid germs and bacteria.  It’s about time that people learn to wash their hands properly and. It needs a combination of soap and water to disinfect the germs effectively, after all. Know more about proper handwashing here: https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/hand-washing.html.

However, there may be times where you don’t have access to soap and water. You might be at a place where they don’t have any faucets, and not everyone carries around a bar of soap. We may have difficulty washing our hands during those times. It’s not good to forget about disinfecting nowadays. It has become very important since that may be the only hope to avoid spreading the virus any further.

Alcohol and water-based products have become very convenient for those who can’t access those necessary things. We can all agree that we can’t avoid going into the outside world. Most of us have to work and maybe run some errands. However, we need to have a little something with us to disinfect our hands. That specific “something” is a hand sanitizer.

What is a hand sanitizer?

Even though handwashing with soap and water is preferable, it’s also recommended to use a sanitizer. It comes in forms like liquid, gel, and even foam. It is made up of basically alcohol and water. Although, there are a lot of add on ingredients depending on the brand. It is used to disinfect and lessen the bacteria and all sorts of germs. That way, you have an easier and quicker way to disinfect your hands (read more).

Normally, about 60% of alcohol is included with each sanitizer produced. Along with that is the base ingredient, which is aloe vera. However, most sanitizers don’t have ingredients that give skin benefits. Regular alcohol often dries up your skin, which is why some people don’t like to use it. It makes you uncomfortable because you feel like all the moisture from your hands has been stripped off.

This is where sanitizers come in handy. It fulfills its purpose of disinfecting while leaving your hands soft and smooth. However, how is it able to do that? Since sanitizers are more of a skin-friendly disinfectant they have ingredients that can moisturize your skin entirely. This way, you are more comfortable and not to mention safe. Along with that is the different types of scents that most of us love.

There are many types of sanitizers all around the world. With all the products available, it gets confusing to pick one that you really need. But aside from the regular ones, premium hand sanitizers are proven to be better. Although, what is the difference between the premium and normal ones?

Woman using hand sanitizer

It’s hard to tell which sanitizer is better when you come to the point of buying one. In contrast to alcohol, sanitizers are much milder, although it may depend on the alcohol content. Additionally, most of them smell great because of certain ingredients like essential oils. According to this article from Moxe, premium sanitizers are better since they contain essential oils that have tons of benefits. Essential oils have antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic, and antimicrobial properties.

Products with essential oils are more beneficial to use because not only does it clean your hands, it also moisturizes, and adds a protective layer. This way, you can face the day confidently since you know you’re safe, clean, and comfortable. Normal sanitizers differ in many ways when compared to premium ones. But above all, use sanitizers with essential oils instead. You no longer have to disinfect your hands with products you don’t like.

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Tips and Tricks to Help with Dog Anxiety https://www.previousmagazine.com/tips-and-tricks-to-help-with-dog-anxiety https://www.previousmagazine.com/tips-and-tricks-to-help-with-dog-anxiety#respond Mon, 27 Jul 2020 20:32:31 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32138 Pets are cute and loyal and for many are part of the family. Spending time with them can help with our wellbeing, allowing us to feel relaxed and safe. Due to the pandemic, many of us have spent even more time with our dogs but this change in routine may see your dog suffering from...]]>

Pets are cute and loyal and for many are part of the family. Spending time with them can help with our wellbeing, allowing us to feel relaxed and safe. Due to the pandemic, many of us have spent even more time with our dogs but this change in routine may see your dog suffering from anxiety when things go back to some form of normality. As we start going back to work and leave our pets alone they can start to worry which can lead to anxiety.

There are several signs your dog may be suffering from anxiety from howling and barking whenever left alone to chewing and destroying furniture. If you observe these symptoms in your dog, then there are plenty of tips to help them cope with stress and anxiety. Below are some tips and tricks to help with dog anxiety:

  1. Periodic Exercise & Walks:

When you do not regularly take your dog outside for a walk, they may start feeling anxious when alone in the home. Dogs require exercise and love to explore new areas.  Therefore, you must take your dog for a walk at least once a day to help them relax.

  1. A Comfortable Dog House:

If you are keeping the dog in a small and uncomfortable room, their mind may become stressed. Get a comfortable and spacious dog house for them. When you provide them a separate space, they can spend some time with themselves in a calm and peaceful environment. Their mind will feel free and cheerful in their dog house. Make sure that you provide sufficient food, cushions and their toys for them to stay in there comfortably.

  1. Practice Sessions:

Do you take your dog everywhere you go and never leave them alone? Then the thought of separation from you can make them feel stressed. What you can do is leave them alone at your home for short periods as a practice for when you intend to head back into work. Behave naturally when you return back home and show them some love. This way, they will get used to it which will help them to deal with anxiety and stress. Try increasing the time period of leaving them alone at home bit by bit.

  1. Keep Them Engaged:

When leaving your dog alone ensure you leave them with plenty to keep them entertained. There are lots of things you can leave for them including hiding treats around the home for them to find, leaving the radio on for some background noise, and their favourite toy. This stops negative thoughts which can lead to anxiety.

  1. Get a Vest For Your Dog:

One of the main reasons for anxiety and stress in dogs is the feeling of insecurity. A vest can give them a sense of security, by controlling the secretion of the body hormones that cause stress. It applies pressure to their body which makes their mind and body feel relaxed. Your dog will feel protected and mentally stable. The dogs can wear this vest during long car drives or when you leave them alone in the house.

There you have it plenty of tips and tricks to help your dog feel happy and peaceful even when you are not home. If you are still searching for more helpful information then take a look at the infographic below:

Dog Owners' Guide - Helping Our Dogs Cope with Stress and Anxiety Infographic

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10 Reasons Why Email Marketing is Essential for Small Businesses https://www.previousmagazine.com/10-reasons-why-email-marketing-is-essential-for-small-businesses https://www.previousmagazine.com/10-reasons-why-email-marketing-is-essential-for-small-businesses#respond Mon, 27 Jul 2020 08:40:22 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32118 Are you a small business stressing over whether to start emailing your contacts or not? You are in the right place as we are going to discuss email marketing, particularly in context to growing businesses. In  this article, we will also try to understand how this channel comes handy when dealing with masses and the...]]>

Are you a small business stressing over whether to start emailing your contacts or not? You are in the right place as we are going to discuss email marketing, particularly in context to growing businesses. In  this article, we will also try to understand how this channel comes handy when dealing with masses and the strategic benefits availed. If you are an aspiring company, buckle up to see ten reasons to send email messages to get the best results:

#1 Email Marketing Is Easy to Start, Affordable, And Personal Medium of Communication

Getting started with email marketing is relatively simple for small businesses. They need to start using an email marketing platform like Mailchimp and begin with their existing email list. Also, it is free up to 2000 subscribers, thus lowering the entry bar. The 1:44 ROI also makes it even more attractive for smaller players who are already running on tight budgets.

Above all, people consider email as a private and trustworthy communication channel, even when compared to social media. Thus, as a small business, emailing your existing client base and referrals is a safe and rewarding strategy to begin with.

#2 Email Campaigns Are Both Scalable and Measurable as An Outreach Tool

You can send out emails to your contact lists based on their interests, past interactions, region, time of day, activity, recent purchases, or as permutations and combinations of many such factors. Thus, you have complete control over the scale of your outreach efforts. You can channelize your activities around the progress levels in your sales funnel and monetize them efficiently with this one on one communication channel.

On the other hand, you can directly measure the outcomes of your communication drives with tons of metrics, including open rate, CTR, leads, conversions, and everything in between. Having access to these insights also aid in scaling the efforts according to the customer demographics.

#3 Everybody Finds Emails Simple, And It Inspires Action

Every person using the internet has probably sent and received a lot of emails, making it one of the most common communication platforms. While you can send out only text messages, using pre-built or custom MailChimp templates allows you to build beautiful messages in very less time. You can embed relevant multimedia files, coupons, and referral links to the target audiences in a few easy steps.

All email copies are built around a call-to-action button. The message leads the readers into clicking the respective CTA, which could be buying your products/ services, subscribing to your activities, giving reviews, and visiting your website for special offers. This is a unique feature since engagement is always used to inspire action, unlike other channels that use engagement solely as a branding function.

#4 Emails Reach Out to All Devices, Especially Mobiles

Online marketing in today’s world is mobile-first, but many domains like ecommerce still rely on computers for a considerable amount of their sales. Emails seem to fit excellently across all the devices and cater to great user experience for mobile devices too. This unparalleled visibility is among the fundamental reasons we recommend SMBs to focus on email marketing. 81% of the people read emails on their mobile phones as compared to 74% using computers.

To facilitate cross-device visibility, you need to use the responsive HTML templates and follow a few designing rules like keeping the breadth limited to 600 px. Most recipients read the messages on both their mobile phones and personal computers before taking any action. Mobile users are more likely to check their inboxes frequently. Have a look at the desktop and mobile version of this email:

Email in Outlook

Email on iPhone X

#5 Communicating Over Emails Builds Credibility and Long-Term Relationships

When it comes to building credibility, no channel is as effective as email marketing. For small businesses, this is a great opportunity to place themselves against bigger brands. Two factors strengthen your credibility here: personalization and consistency. Emails allow you to personalize the opening salutation, and with A/B Split testing, you can send the entire layout, subject lines, and color scheme that your contacts find more attractive. You can also filter the recipients as per their transactions and behavior to keep things interesting for them. Personalized messages receive 6x the transaction rates as compared to other ones. Personalization also ropes in $20 for every dollar invested.

Sending messages that your audience finds relevant on a personal basis consistently helps develop meaningful relationships. This becomes even easier for smaller firms since their employees/ owners personally know a large section of their audience, at least in the initial stages. These long-term relationships are instrumental in creating brand loyalty and repeat sales.

#6 Emails Enable Targeted Marketing and Is Wanted by Your Customer Base

Segmentation is another email marketing feature that makes it practical and economical at the same time. You can segment your subscribers into various lists for running targeted campaigns. It allows you to add both personalization fields like product interest, open rate, hour of the day, email account signature and contact fields like first name, company, and job title. Hence, you can run a targeted campaign with minimal efforts and time.

A Marketing Sherpa survey finds that about 91% of the people want promotional messages delivered to their inboxes. Thus, your audience wanting to see you in their inbox at fixed intervals is enough motivation for reaching out to them. In this way, you can also ensure higher customer satisfaction and don’t end up contacting a customer who randomly bought your product two years ago.

#7 Emails Also Generates Website Traffic, And They Are Shareable

You can generate website traffic directly proportional to your mailing list whenever required. Consider that you are going to attend an event in a particular city or launching a new product and have a relevant list of 30,000 people. If 10% of the total recipients land on your product page or the event, that’s a staggering 3000 people showing up. When compared to the costing, it is an extremely inexpensive and versatile solution.

Your recipients can easily share your messages to their contacts who find them relevant. Also, adding a referral code or coupons add the chances of your email going viral. Giving the link to gated content (lead magnets) is another way small companies can use to make the most out of the platform.

#8 You Can Automate Email Marketing Extensively

Email marketing automation brings communication, consistency, and visibility under one umbrella. It allows you to send the following types of messages by setting up automation workflows:

  • Welcome series
  • Onboarding emails
  • Customer discovery
  • Newsletters
  • Transactional messages
  • Thank you emails
  • Order confirmation and tracking messages
  • Customer retention series and many more

Automating large portions of the workload at affordable prices is a great advantage since it also reduces the need for human resources. The BI reports give insights into optimizing the workflows and limit your scope to building the HTML email templates. You can pre-schedule these messages and set up automated responses with respect to your marketing campaigns and lead maturity. The open rate, click-to-open rate, and click-through rate for triggered messages are 46%, 24%, and 11%, respectively.

Average results by message type

#9 Small Businesses Can Achieve High ROI and Have Access to More Features with Email Marketing

As we mentioned earlier, it boasts an ROI of $44 for every dollar invested, making it a highly reliable channel. What makes it more attractive to small players is the vast range of features offered. You can embed images, GIFs, videos, opt-in forms, and many other things, including coupons. It also allows you to try multiple layouts, render messages, and test your emails for various parameters.

You can reach out for various purposes uniquely using these features. There are no restrictions to the copies, as in the case of other digital marketing channels. A McKinsey report finds them 40x better at client acquisition when compared to Facebook or Twitter.

#10 Your Email Is Your Dedicated Communication Space Without Any Competing Entity

Did we just tell you that you can engage your customers and prospects alongside the big fishes? The even brighter side is that once they click through the message, it’s a private space for you and your readers. In the case of a Google search or Amazon listing, you have to compete along with every other brand out there. This aspect is completely ruled out when emails are considered. Also, you are the owner of your data and need not rely on third-party analytics. It is a dedicated communication channel, and despite being a smaller firm, you can pitch your solutions without worrying about a competitor hovering over your copy.

Summing Up

We can agree to the fact that emails are incredibly effective, but what makes them a perfect match for small businesses is their omnipotent relevance. No matter how many channels or campaigns you run, they will play an essential role in integrating them. If you aren’t building your mailing list currently, start building one because it is an asset that will help you regardless of your budget or marketing channels. We hope that you find this article on the need for email marketing for small businesses useful in your future outreach ventures.

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Do Bartenders Face Legal Risk When Serving Alcohol to Intoxicated Individuals? https://www.previousmagazine.com/do-bartenders-face-legal-risk-when-serving-alcohol-to-intoxicated-individuals https://www.previousmagazine.com/do-bartenders-face-legal-risk-when-serving-alcohol-to-intoxicated-individuals#respond Sun, 26 Jul 2020 05:04:58 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32150 Bartenders must follow all state and federal laws when serving alcoholic beverages to patrons. The laws require all patrons to be at least 21 years of age to consume and purchase alcohol. Laws are also in place to prevent bartenders and servers from continuing to serve individuals that show clear signs of intoxication. Reviewing the...]]>

Bartenders must follow all state and federal laws when serving alcoholic beverages to patrons. The laws require all patrons to be at least 21 years of age to consume and purchase alcohol. Laws are also in place to prevent bartenders and servers from continuing to serve individuals that show clear signs of intoxication. Reviewing the legalities that bartenders face shows the servers how one mistake can ruin their lives.

What are Dram Shop Laws and How Do They Affect Bartenders?

Dram shop laws apply to bars, nightclubs, restaurants, and any other establishments that serve or sell alcoholic beverages. Under the laws, there is a possibility that the establishment and the server can face serious legal penalties if they continue to serve individuals who are clearly intoxicated.

The purpose of these laws is to hold individuals accountable for contributing to accidents that involve drunk drivers that lead to serious injuries or fatalities that could have been avoided. Any party that serves or sells alcoholic beverages to a customer that is already intoxicated could be liable for the actions of the intoxicated individual once the individual leaves the establishment. Business owners can review insurance policies that provide better protection against dram shop laws by visiting T.S. Peck right now.

Investigating an Auto Accident Involving a DUI

Each DUI-related accident in which the drunk driver caused a fatality requires a full investigation. The blood-alcohol content reading acquired during the driver’s arrest will determine if they are accused of a regulatory DUI or aggravated DUI. Any evidence showing that a bartender contributed to a higher-than-average level of intoxication can leave the service provider at risk of penalties. Any witnesses that saw the driver leaving a nightclub, bar, or restaurant when he or she was clearly intoxicated can pinpoint the liability to the bartender.

Under dram shop laws, all the prosecutor or civil attorney must do is prove that the bartender served alcohol to the individual when it was evident the patron was already intoxicated. The laws require all bartenders and servers to deny access to alcohol once a patron is obviously intoxicated. The right to refuse is available to any establishment that serves alcohol or sells packaged alcoholic beverages to the public.

There are laws and policies in place to protect businesses and bartenders who refuse to serve or sell alcohol to drunk patrons or customers. Typically, establishments have their own guidelines for handling customers that are intoxicated. Some guidelines recommend asking the patron to take a cab if they have been drinking on-site or calling the police if the customer becomes a threat to the server. The right to refuse protects bartenders from becoming the defendant in a lawsuit and could eliminate their liability.

The Age of the Patron

The age of the patron is a factor that is assessed whenever there is evidence of underage drinking and driving. A more conclusive investigation could occur to find what bartender served a minor in the establishment. Alcoholic Beverage Control agencies can charge any bartender that served a minor with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The charge can include a fine of around $1,000 and a jail sentence of up to one year.

All establishments must follow a common rule of thumb and request identification from any patrons who do not look at least 40 years of age. The law in most states requires all individuals to be at least 21 years old to purchase and consume alcohol. Selling alcoholic beverages to any party under the age of 21 could present the bartender with a felony criminal charge.

Establishing Who Served the Driver

Establishing what bartender served the drunk driver pinpoints who is at fault in a drunk driving accident. Yes, the drunk driver will be held accountable for making the decision to drive while they are intoxicated. However, if the driver says they were drinking at a specific bar, nightclub, or restaurant, investigators can get a warrant to evaluate the surveillance cameras in the business and find out who served the driver. If it is determined that the bartender did serve the driver while he or she was already intoxicated, the bartender faces the same liabilities as the driver.

Civil Lawsuits Connected to Dram Shop Laws

Civil lawsuits are often filed once dram shop laws are established in connection with an auto accident. If the victim dies as a result of their accident injuries, their family can file a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver and all parties that contributed to the accident. Bartenders that overserved an intoxicated driver can face part of the liability along with the business that employs them.

The total monetary damages in a wrongful death lawsuit start with the full medical and funeral costs for the victim. If the victim had children or a spouse that depended on them for financial support, all parties identified in the lawsuit could be made to pay the surviving children or spouse the lifetime earnings of the victim. When this is calculated, it begins with the wages that the deceased accumulated each pay period. Next, the court considers the victim’s life expectancy based on their current age and health.

In addition to lifetime earnings and expenses, the family could also receive a tort award for pain and suffering. While the bartender won’t face the entire brunt of these costs alone, the financial losses is profound. All the family must prove is that the bartender overserved the intoxicated driver.

Criminal Charges for Bartenders

Criminal charges are possible for bartenders if they serve minors and if they serve anyone who is already drunk and an accident happens. The severity of the victim’s injuries could play a significant role in what charges are applied. Dram shop laws allow the court to apply criminal charges based on the bartender’s role in contributing to a fatality.

Bartenders face a plethora of legalities each time they serve a drink to a patron. It is the responsibility of the bartender to control how much alcohol is served to their customers and avoid overserving anyone who is clearly intoxicated. Reviewing dram shop laws prepares the bartenders for possible legal troubles they could face if they make a mistake.

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3 Reasons Why Web Design is Critical for Your Business https://www.previousmagazine.com/3-reasons-why-web-design-is-critical-for-your-business https://www.previousmagazine.com/3-reasons-why-web-design-is-critical-for-your-business#respond Sat, 25 Jul 2020 08:58:58 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32153 Having a website that works to perfectly market your business is important. Not only will it ensure that you have everything that you need, but it will also allow you to track conversions and ensure that your campaigns are working to reach your target audience. But where do you start? In this article, we will...]]>

Having a website that works to perfectly market your business is important. Not only will it ensure that you have everything that you need, but it will also allow you to track conversions and ensure that your campaigns are working to reach your target audience. But where do you start? In this article, we will be looking into 3 of the main reasons why web design is crucial for your business.

It is the First Impression of Your Business

One of the main reasons that website development is so important is because it is the first impression that the customer has of your company. Therefore, it is important to ensure that your logo, colour scheme and landing page give a great first impression. However, it is the loading speed that can make or break your website at this stage. Should your website have a loading speed of more than 3 seconds, this can lead to over half of your potential traffic clicking off and finding the information elsewhere.

By making the changes to improve your site speed and ensure that your site has all the information needed on the landing page, you are encouraging your potential customers to stay on the site and look around. The layout of the site must be readable as this will keep the customer on the website and ensure that navigation is kept simple.

Keeping the logo and the colour theme consistent throughout the whole of the website can also be used for consistent marketing across several platforms. This is important as this will boost the brand identity and ensure that it is recognisable at every stage. Social media can also be used to link to the website, this will aid in boosting traffic and bringing in customers to guide through the conversion funnel as a result.

Can Improve SEO Efforts

By ensuring that the site is not over complicated, you can then begin to improve the SEO efforts. Whether this is optimising product pages or ensuring that you are targeting the relevant keywords an optimised website can aid in boosting conversions and improving Google ranking positions. By enlisting the help of a website design Essex agency, you can then begin to optimise SEO strategy and ensure that the website is working effectively as a result.

In addition to this, it is important to ensure that additional pages added to the site are also done correctly, this will improve the overall structure of the site and will ensure that any new content or optimised images are crawled and begin ranking. In addition to this, it is important to monitor any redirects that are needed to ensure that these changes are implemented correctly.

In addition to this, making additional pages such as a weekly blog can help to tailor to Googles E.A.T metric system and put you ahead of your competitors. This is a sure-fire way of boosting the trustworthiness of your site and ensuring that you are leading your customer through the conversion funnel to the point of sale. It is this increased level of engagement that can provide longevity for your business as it provides a reliable service for your customers and can improve this relationship.

Can Aid You in Ranking Ahead of Your Competitors

The final reason why you should begin with the website design of your business is that this is being done by your competitors. By optimising your website and ensuring that you are making the most of the content and images that you have on here, you can begin to tailor it to your target audience. With several competitors using website design to their advantage in order to engage with their audience, it is important to ensure that you are ranking ahead of your competitors. By having a fully optimised website you are then able to get ahead of your competitors and bring customers to your site, this can aid in making your website stand out and ensure that the customers are happy with their overall experience.

With this mind, there are several reasons why it is vital for your business as this can provide your customers with a great first impression of your business and keep them coming back to you in the future.

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The History and Meaning of Giving Flowers https://www.previousmagazine.com/the-history-and-meaning-of-giving-flowers https://www.previousmagazine.com/the-history-and-meaning-of-giving-flowers#respond Fri, 24 Jul 2020 09:09:33 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32156 To show their affection, people today spend large sums of money on flowers, not even knowing the meaning of the flowers in their bouquet. There are hundreds of thousands of different flowers in the world today, and believe it or not, each flower has its own meaning. If you are wondering how it is possible...]]>

To show their affection, people today spend large sums of money on flowers, not even knowing the meaning of the flowers in their bouquet.

There are hundreds of thousands of different flowers in the world today, and believe it or not, each flower has its own meaning.

If you are wondering how it is possible that every flower has such a deep meaning and how flowers become such an important part of today’s culture, keep reading. We want to introduce you to the world of flowers and reveal the secret language of flowers that has been known for centuries.

The Language of Flowers

Convey your message by giving flowers. The meaning that each flower has depends on its color, history, and even the arrangement of flowers within the bouquet.

With a bouquet, we can express different emotions such as happiness, love, nostalgia, and grief for dear people.

While it may seem incredible that even our ancient ancestors expressed their feelings and thoughts with flowers, it’s fact. At the beginning of the 18th century, the English and French living in Turkey discovered an entirely new language — The Language of Flowers, known today as floriоgraphy.

From this time until today, the language of flowers is continually evolving, and although new traditions of giving flowers are being created, we still use it to express our feelings.

When we rejoice, celebrate, or suffer, flowers are there to help us express more easily how we feel.

Unlike when our ancestors had to send flowers, we can now do it in just a few clicks form without having to physically go to a flower shop. Especially in Dubai, there are a large number of florists who offer the possibility of ordering online. Search the internet for one of them and buy flowers online in Dubai in just a few moments.

But, let’s return to the topic of this article and see how ancient peoples nurtured the tradition of giving flowers and what flowers meant to them.

The meaning of flowers in the cultures of ancient peoples

Ancient Greece

In stories from Greek mythology, flowers have always occupied a special place. We have an example of this in the story of Persephone, the Goddess of Vegetation and Fertility.

Because of their beauty, color, and scent, flowers have always been admired by the ancient Greeks. As proof of that, there were rituals of sacrificing flowers while worshiping the Gods from Olympus.

As an expression of affection, the tradition of giving flowers to women emerged from the tradition of bringing flowers as a gift to the Gods in their temples.

Ancient Egypt

In addition to the ancient Greeks, the ancient Egyptians also gave flowers to their gods and mistresses as a sign of admiration and worship. Moreover, the Egyptian rulers (the pharaohs) decorated their chariots with flowers before going to war.

The Lotus flower had a special place in Egyptian culture because the Ancient Egyptians considered its evening closing and reopening when the day dawned as a symbol of rebirth. The lotus flower was so important for Egyptian culture to the extent that songs were sung in its honor.

Victorian Era

The Victorian era was known for the fact that the open expression of feelings was somewhat unacceptable, which is why the language of flowers was of great importance. Wanting to express their feelings better, people made bouquets and gave them to their loved ones. Accordingly, the Victorians, for the purpose of understanding their feelings, developed unique meanings for each flower.

The color of the flowers, the size, the shape, and even the position that one flower occupied in relation to another, had its unique meaning. Even the decorations of royal gardens were carefully planned, taking care of the places where the flowers would be located. As proof of this, you can find books and guides written in that period about the importance of flowers and flower arrangements.

Flowers Today

Flowers

In modern times, the language of flowers may not be well known, but the tradition of giving flowers to people has been maintained since the ancient Greeks and is an integral part of today’s culture.

Whether we take a bouquet to someone in person or order flowers online, it is essential to know which message we want to convey with that bouquet and which feeling we want to express.

As we have said, there are many records about the language of flowers in which you can undoubtedly find many more exciting things. In the meantime, you can take a look at the following link and find out what giving flowers mean in many different cultures: https://www.ftd.com/blog/share/the-meaning-of-gifting-flowers-in-every-culture.

So, Should You Give Flowers to Someone?

Surprise your loved ones with their favorite flowers whenever you can, because that is the most beautiful way to tell someone that you care.

Everything you would write in a text message to your loved one, whether it is an SMS or e-mail, you can say without saying a word by giving them certain flowers.

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What Is a Mitre Saw and How Do I Choose One? https://www.previousmagazine.com/what-is-a-mitre-saw-and-how-do-i-choose-one https://www.previousmagazine.com/what-is-a-mitre-saw-and-how-do-i-choose-one#respond Thu, 23 Jul 2020 20:47:01 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32088 If you are a contractor or even a person who loves DIY furniture making, a saw is one of the tools that you surely need in your toolbox. Saws come in different shapes and sizes. A mitre saw is a universally accepted option for its effectiveness and ease of usage. It does not require a...]]>

If you are a contractor or even a person who loves DIY furniture making, a saw is one of the tools that you surely need in your toolbox. Saws come in different shapes and sizes. A mitre saw is a universally accepted option for its effectiveness and ease of usage.

It does not require a lot of skill to operate and can be used even by a novice. At the same time, it reduces the time of cutting different materials while delivering precise shapes and angles.

So, if you are planning to buy one for yourself, here is a guide that explains everything about it, the usage, and how you can select the best option for your needs.

Mitre Saw and Its Usage

By definition, a mitre saw is an electric device that is used to make mitre cuts and crosscuts with the help of large circular blades on wooden board. It is stationary, and the wood is moved below it while making cuts. This one can be confused with a circular saw which is handheld with the same functionality.

Mitre usually comes with 10″ and 12″ blades that are made of carbon steel coated with another metal to make smoother cuts. The blade sizes are interchangeable depending on the kind of wood, and the cut one wants to achieve.

It can be used for some regular woodwork and DIY construction in homes or in workshops. The machine helps in making simple as well as complicated cuts. It is most useful when you want to cut smaller pieces for a larger workpiece. They can also be used to trim pipes with some special blades. Some of the cuts that it can be used to make are as follows:

  1. Angled or mitre cuts
  2. Regular crosscuts
  3. Bevel cut

There are two types of mitre saws including:

  • Standard: The standard type is the simpler kind that can be used for making straight cuts from different angles. These saws usually provide mitre crosscuts and are best for ordinary people with basic needs.
  • Compound: This is a more complicated and robust machine that is aimed at professionals. The compound type can cut many more angles beyond 90°, such as the bevel angle. The blade head rotates. There are also two types including dual compound saw and sliding compound saw.

How to Choose a Mitre Saw?

Man using an Metabo HPT Mitre Saw

If you want to select the perfect mitre for yourself, you need to consider some key features that your machine should include. Some of the key points you should consider while taking your pick are as follows:

Features of a mitre saw

The features are the first consideration to make while buying a saw. These features are:

  1. The amps, which is the power with which the blade cuts the wood.
  2. The size of the blade which can range from 8″ to 12″. The larger the diameter of the blade, the longer cuts it can make.
  3. The depth stops, which controls the depth of the cuts and the positive stops, which helps in making precise cuts.
  4. Shaft lock, which immobilizes the blade.
  5. Dust chutes, bags, and blowers to manage the sawdust on the table.
  6. Table extensions that help in balancing and supporting bigger wood pieces.
  7. Digital displays that show better bevel and mitre angles and settings.
  8. Laser guides so that the cuts are made accurately.
  • Type Of Mitre Saw: As we discussed above, there are two kinds of mitre saws available. The standard one and the compound one. In the case of the compound type, there are other features such as dual compound in which the blade can be tilted either left or right, which is not the case with the compound saw. The sliding saws allow movement of the blade, even forward and backward, making them even more functional. So, select what kind of blade angles you want your saw to move at.
  • Type of Work: The kind of work you expect to do with it is also important to consider. If you are working in a workshop, you can use a mount saw that stays put on the table. If you travel for work, then you might want to consider buying something portable that is light and easy to carry from one place to another.
  • Blades: The saw is nothing without a blade. There are many different types of blades available in the market, and each of them has a different function. The blade you buy should be compatible with the model of your device. Also, make sure that the blade is intended for the kind of work you want to do in terms of cuts and angles you want to achieve while cutting.
  • Price: Price is an essential factor to consider while buying a mitre saw. There is a wide variety available in the market. You need to see if the features offered are suitable for the price you are paying.

There is no use in buying a heavy-duty machine if you do not have the use of it. Also, you can read about the UK’s best mitre saws at mitresawzone.com if you want more information. Your budget should be a defining factor in picking a reliable product.

It is important to note that the variety of mitre saws is vast, and more features mean higher prices. Hence while taking your pick, only consider the features that you need. For example, if you are someone who only uses the saw for small cuts, standard models can be a good pick. However, if you are a professional, then you will have to invest in the compound models.

Conclusion

Mitre saws are handy machines that can become a go-to tool. They come with different features and functionalities. To select the best one, make sure you go through the list above and only buy the one that fulfils all your needs.

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Three Good Options for Different Closets in Your California Home https://www.previousmagazine.com/three-good-options-for-different-closets-in-your-california-home https://www.previousmagazine.com/three-good-options-for-different-closets-in-your-california-home#respond Thu, 23 Jul 2020 16:57:24 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32103 If you’re in the phase of moving house or relocating to new accommodation and you’re looking for ways to get organized and make the most of every open space that you have. There are tons of different ideas that you can access online or from other people who have used them successfully. Then once that’s...]]>

If you’re in the phase of moving house or relocating to new accommodation and you’re looking for ways to get organized and make the most of every open space that you have. There are tons of different ideas that you can access online or from other people who have used them successfully.

Then once that’s possibly the most prevalent of the lot are the closets and closet organizers. It is always best to keep all your belongings behind closed doors, away from the eyes of guests and yourself, and there’s no better way than doing it with these.

Before you start to think that it may be too much of a hassle or you’re not sure which one would be the perfect fit for your space, we will be including the relevant information for you below including the different types available on the market, and the best part is, you don’t need to lift a finger. There are tons of reasons why this is a good idea, further information can be found in this online source.

There are many ways in which people tend to organize their spaces, some use their methods, such as recycling delivery boxes or buying storage boxes from stores such as IKEA and throwing the whole wardrobe in them. But if you’re like us and into the more organized method, coupled with a great looking one too that appeals to the eye, below are some options to choose from.

Different Types of Closets

A Master Closet. A master closet or also known as a walk-in closet is one that typically fits into the main bedroom, where there is more space for it. This is the best option for anyone who has space to use and wants to keep it away from the rest of the bedroom where you can walk in, get dressed to your heart’s content and walk out a new person.

These are very convenient as they can either stay open or shut, depending on personal preference, plus they have ample storage space comprised of everything from rods that are installed across space from one wall to the other or from one side of the closet to the other. There are also soft-close drawers that can be installed, shelves, countertops, and a dresser made of materials from marble to granite or wood. Dovetail drawers are also a great addition, as well as other preferred accessories.

This is a great option to make a room look large as well and is the best option to make sure the entire part of the room is used and not left to waste, especially due to it being custom-made for that space.  And when choosing the design, you want, which is possibly the most exciting part of it all, you can browse through tons of different designs, colors, materials. There are some very interesting ideas on the market nowadays, you will be spoilt for choice https://www.homedit.com/25-interesting-design-ideas-and-advantages-of-walk-in-closets/

Garage

Garage Closets. That’s right, we also have this in our category of options, and a very popular choice or storage and a very good idea. Out of all the spaces in any home, the garage is possibly the most underestimated when it comes to storage and the amount of space it has. Because we park our car in it, we often think, that’s about all its good for, but we’re here to tell you otherwise.

Garage space can be turned into one of the best organization spaces available, not only is a handy space where you can put just about anything, you can make it just as aesthetically pleasing as the rest of the house and to match all the other furniture inside your house, especially if you use wooden structures.

The easiest way to evaluate whether you have enough space is to look at the walls, all around, front-back, and sides on the garage. If there is enough space to park your car(s) and then some, you’re in business!

All the above options can be of a very handy, especially if your lacking space or have too much stuff that you don’t know what to do with. Plus, if nothing else, a clean and tidy house just looks good.

A Children’s Closet. Also, another very popular option to make sure all your kid’s things are kept away in an organized fashion. Let’s face it, kids have a lot of things and as they grow older these things either get exchanged for other items or get thrown away in some corner never to be seen again until you move house. When you teach your kids the art of organization and keeping things where they belong in their right place, you are not only keeping their rooms neat and tidy but you are also instilling in them discipline.

Small children’s rooms usually need more shelves than hanging space, as they grow older and grow out of their clothes, these can be folded and kept on their shelves until given away or passed on to other family or friends, like hand-me-downs.

They can also keep their shoes on the shelves, along with storage boxes with all their toys, neatly tucked away on the shelf. This is a great idea because the closet organizers can be adjusted as your children get older, so if rods have been installed for when they are smaller, these can be taken up a notch every couple of years to allow for more space for larger clothes.

The suggestion here is to also have a tower of baskets or drawer banks instead of getting a chest of drawers in the room, this is handy plus cost-effective and easier to move around and clean as opposed to a heavy chest of drawers. This can be installed too, once the children get older. Some closet organizers, such as California closets Greenville SC, for example, usually can create custom made structures for all kinds of rooms including children’s rooms

What also nice is that these structures can even have desk space in them as well, so this could also be an option that gives your kids a place to do their homework or sit on their laptops as they get older.

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Working from Home: Striking the Perfect Work-Life Balance https://www.previousmagazine.com/working-from-home-striking-the-perfect-work-life-balance https://www.previousmagazine.com/working-from-home-striking-the-perfect-work-life-balance#respond Wed, 22 Jul 2020 18:28:20 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32079 Striking the perfect home-work life balance is a fine art, and working from home can make that more complex. Unlike going to the office, separating work time and family time isn’t so straightforward. Now that more people are telecommuting because of the pandemic, this has become a common issue. This blog post explains how you...]]>

Striking the perfect home-work life balance is a fine art, and working from home can make that more complex. Unlike going to the office, separating work time and family time isn’t so straightforward. Now that more people are telecommuting because of the pandemic, this has become a common issue. This blog post explains how you can strike the perfect work-life balance while working from home.

Set Work Boundaries

It’s easy to ignore your alarm when you have nowhere to be and it’s even easier to stay up all night working, which makes it even more important for you to have a set wake up time and bed time. You’ll need to plan your working hours too. You can choose to work a solid eight hours as you would do in the office or spread those hours out throughout the day. Setting work boundaries will help you to organize your home life too.

If you find that you need to bring some things home from the office in order to do your job efficiently, companies like Bekins Moving Solutions can help you move what you need. You’ll need to set up a workspace where no one will bother you and tell your family that you need some time to concentrate and focus on your work. Setting up a quiet workspace will help you to be more productive, in comparison to siting on the couch with your laptop on your knee, with distractions all around you.

Childcare and Homeschooling

You’ll need to set a daily schedule for your children too. If your kids have a good routine at home, things won’t seem so strange when they eventually go back to school. If you’re working full time, then you may want to consider asking your spouse, a friend, a family member if they can keep an eye on your kids while you get some work done.

Make sure that their days aren’t just filled with schoolwork. They need some form of entertainment too, so make sure you have lots fun activities planned. Even if working from home seems a bit stressful at times, it’s also providing you with the opportunity to spend more time with your family, so make the most of it now, while you still can.

Housework

Chores and household tasks can be laborious, but if you keep on top of them throughout the week and do things little by little, then they won’t seem like such a burden. When you take a coffee break, throw a load of laundry into the washing machine while you wait for the kettle to boil. While dinner is cooking in the oven, give all countertops a clean. With COVID-19 going around, keeping your home clean is especially important.

Give Yourself Time to Unwind

Don’t overwork yourself. You need time to unwind and relax after a long day. Set aside an hour in the afternoon or evening when you don’t have to do anything and can just have some “you” time. Do the things you enjoy and put your feet up. Taking breaks is essential. You need to remember that you’re important too.

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Moving into Your New Home during the Coronavirus Pandemic https://www.previousmagazine.com/moving-into-your-new-home-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic https://www.previousmagazine.com/moving-into-your-new-home-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic#respond Wed, 22 Jul 2020 18:28:14 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32080 Moving house is difficult at the best of times, but anyone planning to move this year is going to do it in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. It might sound scary, but there’s no need to panic. Here are a few tips here to help you move seamlessly into your new home. Socially-Distanced House...]]>

Moving house is difficult at the best of times, but anyone planning to move this year is going to do it in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. It might sound scary, but there’s no need to panic. Here are a few tips here to help you move seamlessly into your new home.

Socially-Distanced House Viewings

If you can offer people virtual viewings of your house while trying to sell it, then I suggest you do. You don’t want to have to clean after every person views of the house. Of course, it’s not ideal, but it’s safer than getting sick. If you do invite people over, you should have a set of rules in place, e.g. everyone must wear a mask, no touching furniture or surfaces, and people adhere to the two-meter rule. Some real estate agents will already have safety measures in place to ensure safe house viewings.

This also works the other way. If you haven’t decided on the right house, go on virtual tours of different houses and have video chats with the owners until you’ve narrowed it down to one or two that you like. If you feel that you have to visit the property to get a feel for the house, then make sure the sellers and their estate agent have safety measures in place too. If possible, once you’ve picked the house you want, try to sign all paperwork digitally, to avoid everyone having to touch the same documentation and using the same pens. Then you can get excited about moving into your new house!

Organizing the Move

Once you’ve secured your dream house, you should prepare to move in by contacting somewhere like Bekins Moving Solutions to help you move. Planning is key when moving your belongings into your new home. Everything should be organised by the time the movers arrive to avoid confusion.

Don’t let COVID-19 ruin your move! Any movers you’ve employed should wear masks (and gloves, if possible). You should wear them too. Organise who is going to move what and when, so that you can still maintain social distancing while you’re loading and unloading your belongings to and from the moving van. If you’re worried about maintaining social distancing and proper hygiene, contact MyBekins.com to see what your moving options are and to see what steps they are taking to improve their safety and hygiene standards during the coronavirus pandemic.

While you unpack, clean everything. Disinfect all the rooms, including surfaces, floors, and closets before putting everything away. If there are any large items you moved from your old home that couldn’t be packed in a box, clean them too, because they may have been touched by multiple people. You can never be too careful.

What to Do Once You’ve Settled In

Now that you have moved in, you can relax a little. Take some time to add a few personal touches to your house to make it feel more like home. If you’re not sure what to do once you’ve unpacked, check out this website for some fun activities you can do at home while you are social distancing. Planting some flowers and shrubs in the garden or cooking your first meal in your new kitchen will help you to settle in better.

If you’re disappointed about being unable to invite people over to celebrate the move, then don’t worry! Rather than having a housewarming party, invite your friends and family to join you on a video call so you can take them on a virtual tour of your new home.

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Step by Step Guideline to Create the Perfect Online Memory Book https://www.previousmagazine.com/step-by-step-guideline-to-create-the-perfect-online-memory-book https://www.previousmagazine.com/step-by-step-guideline-to-create-the-perfect-online-memory-book#respond Wed, 22 Jul 2020 17:05:39 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32085 With each waking dawn, people’s lives get more intertwined with the internet for better or for worse. One can only wonder, is social media a fad or it’s a permanent artefact of the current civilization. Humans are known to commemorate their life happenings in photos. Sadly, some get lost. Suppose you are looking for a...]]>

With each waking dawn, people’s lives get more intertwined with the internet for better or for worse. One can only wonder, is social media a fad or it’s a permanent artefact of the current civilization. Humans are known to commemorate their life happenings in photos. Sadly, some get lost. Suppose you are looking for a new way to securely archive your photos, audios, or video you need to think of an online memory book. It’s a digitized scrapbook that lets you organize your best pics and have the memories live on for years to come. Here’s the definitive guide to creating the ideal digital memory book.

Collect memories

If you want to create the perfect online memories page, you need to start by gathering heart-touching materials. You can choose to scan and add photos, postcards, birthday cards, and much more to add to your memory book. You need to add unique memorabilia into your collection as you strive to get creative as possible. While collecting memories, you need not limit yourself to the highlight moments only. As you focus on the different themes, you can also include elements when you were going through a rough patch. It’ll enable you to appreciate life and the moments you emerged victorious over hurdles in your way to success. It’s a chance to display a unique storyline about your life and the ones you choose to celebrate it with always.

Select a web host

Your digital memory books need to get hosted online. It’s quite unfortunate that cyberspace is a landmine of data and privacy breaches. Thus, it would help if you were extra careful with the web host that you have in mind. Posting on social media can become quite controversial. However, to clear all your doubts, you can decide to use a more secure and dedicated web host for your memory book. It’s a chance to rest easy, knowing that your data is securely protected and safe.

Have creative layouts

There’s more to a memory book than using it as an old-fashioned scrapbook. As each photo or video tells a story, you need to ensure it blends in with your layout. Thus, get creative as possible by using the available collage to ensure that it stands out as you make your designs don’t forget to collaborate with other people. It’s a perfect chance to create a multi-perspective view of your life and also shows an excellent bonding with other people.

Publish and share

When everything is well-organized, edited, and finalized according to your preference, there’s no need for hiding it away. It’s a chance to share with friends about your creativity. Get an opportunity to publish your online memory book and enable everyone to celebrate with you. The exciting bit about online memory boo is that its optimized layout makes it easy to share.

Creating an online memories page is not only secure but also enables you to accumulate the beautiful memories of your lifetime. As you enjoy the various multimedia features, you can share it with families across the globe. You also get to preserve your family history for future generations.

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The Importance of Background Checks in Australia https://www.previousmagazine.com/the-importance-of-background-checks-in-australia https://www.previousmagazine.com/the-importance-of-background-checks-in-australia#respond Tue, 21 Jul 2020 18:26:30 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32065 You may not realize this, but background checks are important for most Australian businesses and individuals. They’re frequently part of the employment process, but not every company uses them. Can you really be sure that all job applicants are dependable and honest? In this article, we will delve into what background checks are, and why...]]>

You may not realize this, but background checks are important for most Australian businesses and individuals. They’re frequently part of the employment process, but not every company uses them. Can you really be sure that all job applicants are dependable and honest? In this article, we will delve into what background checks are, and why you would want them.

What Is a Background Check?

With a background check, also known as a police check, the Australian police will release certain information to you on an individual which will allow you to determine whether they are a good fit for your company. The Australian police will provide you with information on an individual’s criminal history, prior convictions, and court outcomes. Background checks can be carried out prior to employment and can be done after you’ve employed a person.

While individuals can apply for background checks themselves and provide that information to prospective employers, businesses may feel more comfortable with applying for the background check themselves, and in may cases, a background check is standard procedure for most companies during the application process.

Why Are Background Checks So Important?

You can never really know a person just by interviewing them or looking at their CV. It’s important for any Australian business to know that they are employing the most trustworthy and reliable people.

While we normally associate background checks with careers that center around working with children, vulnerable people, and the elderly, there are different kinds of police checks that are used for other employment sectors. Background checks can be sought out for people looking to work in the legal and financial sectors, medical professionals, public transport drivers, government workers, contractors, volunteer applicants, and even babysitters, among others.

You want to know what kind of person you’re hiring and going to be working with. Some people can be dishonest with potential employers and an Australian Police Check can reduce the of risk of negligent hiring and protect you from liability should that person be unsuitable or underqualified for the job. Background checks ensure the safety and protection of your business, employees, and clients, and can make sure that your business keeps up its good reputation.

How Do I Get a Background Check?

Australian police checks are quick and simple. You don’t even have to leave the office or your home to go to the local police department to apply for one. You can fill out an application for online police check within minutes, and you will receive national police certificate with the results of the background check within as little as one to three working days. When you apply online, the site will have security in place so that the individual’s details and your personal details are not compromised or misused. For $45 per police check, you will have peace of mind and know that you are compliant with the law. You can pay for the Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check (NCCHC) through a secure payment method such as PayPal or a card payment.

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Fitness 101: Staying Healthy During a Pandemic https://www.previousmagazine.com/fitness-101-staying-healthy-during-a-pandemic https://www.previousmagazine.com/fitness-101-staying-healthy-during-a-pandemic#respond Tue, 21 Jul 2020 15:13:32 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32055 With gyms up and down the country closing their doors, millions of exercise fanatics saw their workout regimes halted. This caused many people to try and work out from home, embark on more outdoor pursuits, and attempt some HIIT in their back garden. Results have been mixed. Alongside gyms closing, the pandemic has hit our...]]>

With gyms up and down the country closing their doors, millions of exercise fanatics saw their workout regimes halted. This caused many people to try and work out from home, embark on more outdoor pursuits, and attempt some HIIT in their back garden. Results have been mixed. Alongside gyms closing, the pandemic has hit our lives more dramatically than we could have ever imagined. This has meant that our priorities have shifted. While you may have been worried about keeping your abs toned a few months ago, now you might be more concerned about whether you will have a job in three months’ time. Health and fitness have taken a back seat for a little while.

However, fast forward to today, and the coronavirus appears to be in retreat, at least for the time being. While the risk of a second wave is still present, we cannot keep eating junk and living a sedentary lifestyle forever. We need to begin to adapt to a new normal. This means keeping fit once again. So, how do you stay fit and healthy during a pandemic?

Exercise

While you may have been in the gym two hours a day, five days a week, you now need to adapt. If you aren’t going to be working out as much, you need to make sure that the quality of your exercise is top-notch. Head outdoors more than you usually would to embark on some different forms of cardio. Whip out your push bike and get cycling. Take a jaunt to the park or do some road cycling. This will help you get out of the house, see some scenery, and get fit at the same time. One essential cycling tool is a power meter. Through the device, you can get accurate data on how you are faring and use the numbers to improve your performance. Take this time as a challenge to better yourself as a cyclist for fitness and future competitions.

If you don’t have a bike, think about jogging. If you’ve never run before, there are plenty of free 0 – 5k apps that will get you running a 5k in just eight weeks.

Exercising needs to cater to your fitness needs. If you are keen to enhance your stamina, cardio is ideal. However, if you want to strengthen your core, yoga and planking could be your best bet. There are lots of beginners’ vlog tutorials to guide you through the process of breathing exercises and postures to help keep your abdominals tight and your body toned.

If you want to build muscle mass, consider a nitric oxide formula for muscle growth, especially when weight lifting needs to be curbed a little bit. This extra boost can help you retain muscle on those enforced rest days.

Eating

To stay fit and healthy, exercise needs to go hand in hand with diet. Eating the right things at the right time can help fuel your body so you can work harder and longer when embarking on exercise. Forget about eating junk food, sugary snacks and fatty treats, and put them to one side. Instead, you need to be eating grilled lean meats, oily fish and a variety of vegetables. Eating the rainbow is a great adage to live by. Colours in food are thought to determine the types of antioxidants present in them. Eat a variety of colours and you are hitting more antioxidants. Antioxidants are great to ward off colds, boost immunity, and keep you feeling alert and motivated.

Ensure that you craft your meals around green leafy vegetables alongside carbs and protein. By eating a balanced and nutritious diet, you won’t ever have to worry about banning a food stuff. Eating in moderation is key to maintain fitness and shift the pounds.

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Sleep

Sleeping well can seem elusive when we are in a heightened state of anxiety. Covid-19 has brought with it a whole host of new worries and concerns. To try and hone a better sleep routine, make sure that you develop a relaxing couple of hours before bed. Consider what it is that keeps you calm and relaxes our mind. Perhaps you could run a hot bath and enjoy a soak in the tub with a good book, some relaxing tunes, and scented candles. Alternatively, you might prefer going for a walk to clear your head. Being in the sunshine will also help your body absorb natural light, which is scientifically proven to regulate your circadian rhythm and improve your sleep. Sleeping well is necessary to remain alert, keep emotions in check and boost your mood.

Ban screens if you can just before bed. While it’s good to stay abreast of the news, don’t succumb to becoming addicted to rolling news. Coronavirus statistics will stick in your head, intrusive thoughts will creep into your mind, and you will end up taking them to bed with you. Ban the screens and maintain a more relaxed environment prior to hitting the sack.

It can be tough during a pandemic to remain focused, anxiety-free, and trim. Follow this guide and you can stay healthy during these more surreal days.

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Homeowners Guide: All You Need to Know About Window Installations https://www.previousmagazine.com/homeowners-guide-all-you-need-to-know-about-window-installations https://www.previousmagazine.com/homeowners-guide-all-you-need-to-know-about-window-installations#respond Mon, 20 Jul 2020 13:53:34 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32051 Nothing will transform your home inside and out more than installing new windows and doors. Windows let light into our rooms every day, they bring the outside world inside. They come in all shapes and sizes fit for many purposes, and in a variety of styles, colours and finishes. But in order to achieve this,...]]>

Nothing will transform your home inside and out more than installing new windows and doors. Windows let light into our rooms every day, they bring the outside world inside. They come in all shapes and sizes fit for many purposes, and in a variety of styles, colours and finishes. But in order to achieve this, you must first face facts that your old windows need to be replaced, and this alone is a daunting task and one many haven’t had to navigate before. So today we’re going to help guide you through the process.

Common myths to replacing windows

First, let’s cover some common myths surrounding replacing windows in your home.

Replacing windows will cause damage to my home – these windows have been in place for many years, so the idea of removing them can seem scary. Will removing them create issues with the surrounding wall? Will my interior be damaged in the removal process? The simple answer is no. Good window fitters should be able to carry out their work without moving a single brick let alone cause any damage to your home.

All window fitters are the same – as with any service, window fitting is a skill that is acquired over years of experience and knowledge in the industry. It is a skilled job, so no matter how high quality the product you have purchased, it is going to be down to the fitter as to how effective they are and how long they will last. But we’ll get back to that later on in this article.

Best time to replace is summer – one of the most common myths. Windows can be replaced within a day sometimes. So no need to worry about gaping holes letting the cold in during the winter months. Even if the windows aren’t being replaced in the same day, any habitual rooms will be more than sheltered from the outside world during the window installation process.

Can I install my own windows?

If you are considering installing new windows in your home, inevitably most of us would have the thought ‘can I install my own windows’ cross our mind at least once. Why? Maybe you’re looking to save a few dollars, or you may be a big fan of DIY. Of course, there is nothing to stop you from installing your own windows, so long as you are confident with the following three steps:

  1. Order windows correctly – if you are installing yourself, you want to ensure that the first and most important step has been carried out correctly or it’s going to throw off the entire process.
  2. Remove old windows – installing new windows is one thing, but don’t forget that in order to install the new, you first need to remove the old. This task alone may be enough to make you consider engaging with the professionals.
  3. Install new windows – and finally, the new window installation.

If you do decide to go down the route of installing your new windows for your home yourself and are confident that you can not only order the right solution for every room in your home but are also well equipped to effectively and safely remove the old windows and frames, then at least consider the hidden costs that many don’t.

Tools required – removing and installing new windows requires specific tools, an investment you will need to make at the start, remembering that they may only ever be used for this one-off occasion. And when we say tools, don’t forget the all-important safety wear. You and your team of helpers, as let’s be honest you won’t be able to tackle this mammoth task alone, all need to be kitted out with the right safety wear for the job to avoid injury (and argument!).

Building materials – again with the above point about tools, you will, of course, have to invest in building materials. You may think that this is an obvious and therefore silly point to make, however, if you use an installation team that does this day in day out, then they already have access to these materials, and as they do it so often, they buy in bulk. This can equal a big difference in the overall cost of the materials, meaning as you are buying in a much lower volume you will be paying a much higher premium.

Clean-up – the clean-up effort may seem simple, but industrial clean up after such extensive building work can be long and also expensive, for example being responsible for damage to brickwork or plaster can result in having to recruit additional tradespeople to correct problems you may have created.

How to choose the right company to install your windows and doors

Okay, so you’ve taken in what we’ve had to say about the DIY option and decided that the best thing for you to do is to seek professional help. We’re glad to hear it to be honest, as it really is a job best left down to the professionals. So, how do you choose the right company for you?

Shop around first bit of advice we can give you is to shop around. Why? Even if you decide to opt for the option most people do, that is to have the company who supplied the windows to fit them for you, it will allow you to better understand the double glazed windows price and the processes involved.

Knowledge of the products – leading on from the above point, one of the reasons you may be like most and decide to go with the company who supplied the windows in the first place is that they are the best people for understanding their own products. Plus, if anything goes wrong, you’re working directly with them!

How long they’ve been in business – this will show you how good of a job they do, as if they are bad at their job they aren’t likely to be in business for very long! Always be wary of new companies, as they haven’t got a reputation you can investigate before making such a big commitment to them.

Buy cheap, you buy twice – so we mentioned shopping around to get an understanding of costs and making sure a company has been in business for some time so you can be assured of their quality. Remember, if something seems too good to be true it’s usually because it is, and this especially applies to the cost of a service.

Knowing what to expect – and finally, knowing what to expect. Any good window fitter will be able to explain to you the process they will be going through, give you timelines of when you can expect things to be completed by, and identify any potential mishaps (however unlikely they may be) that you might be unfortunate enough to experience along the way (and that gives them the chance to explain what they would do for you in that situation!).

Well, we hope that our article today has covered enough to help you make an informed decision on not only what you are planning on doing with regards to your window replacements, but has answered any questions you might have had, and given you some new questions to maybe ask the next professionals you chat to.

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Is There a Right Time to Start Potty Training Your Dog? https://www.previousmagazine.com/is-there-a-right-time-to-start-potty-training-your-dog https://www.previousmagazine.com/is-there-a-right-time-to-start-potty-training-your-dog#respond Sun, 19 Jul 2020 18:07:28 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32019 As a fur-parent, you have a huge responsibility to train your dog to be a well-behaved pet that you can take anywhere you go without having to worry about possible accidents. However, one of the biggest challenges is to identify your dog’s readiness to learn new habits. That’s why it is important that you learn...]]>

As a fur-parent, you have a huge responsibility to train your dog to be a well-behaved pet that you can take anywhere you go without having to worry about possible accidents. However, one of the biggest challenges is to identify your dog’s readiness to learn new habits. That’s why it is important that you learn as much as you can about your dog’s breed and history if he used to live in a shelter before you adopted him. One of the first things you will want to teach your dog is how to wait until he’s outside to take care of his business. If you are already researching the topic and wondering if there is a right time to start potty training your dog, continue reading below.

Your Dog’s Age Matters

Most dogs, regardless of their breeds, are ready between the ages of 12 and 16 weeks old to start potty training. By that age, your dog has control of his bladder and can hold it in if needed; this is the perfect chance for you to embark on the potty-training journey. Since we have established that all dogs are different, there is no exact time as to when your dog will be fully potty-trained. However, it might take anywhere between 4-6 months, or if you are unlucky, it might take your dog up to one year to be fully potty-trained.

Different Potty-Training Methods

Once you’ve established that your dog is ready to be potty-trained, there are different methods you can follow to get the job done. The success of each of these methods will depend on the consistency and your dog’s age. It’s important that you understand a couple of factors before making this decision. Check out the methods below:

Timing Method

If your dog is big enough to control his bladder, consider this approach. As the name implies, you will be following pre-set time intervals to take your dog out to eliminate. You will need to take your dog out for a walk 15 minutes after every meal. However, some dogs need an even shorter time after eating to eliminate, so you have to keep a close eye on your dog to understand his patterns. When you go outside, be patient, and don’t go back until your dog has finished so that he can make the association faster than going outside after every meal is the time to go. As mentioned in this post from Puppyjoy.net, to encourage your dog, reward him every time he pees outside. Keep the treats small instead of a full-meal so as not to disrupt his potty-training. During the night, if you don’t want to wake up to walk your dog and adhere to the timing method, use a dog crate to confine him in a small area where he can relieve himself until you’re up.

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Paper-Training Method

Paper-training is a great option if you want to start potty-training your small puppy who is just a few months old, and you don’t have enough time to take him out frequently. By adding a puppy potty pad in your dog’s crate, you will be teaching him the concept that eliminating requires a special place. Paper-training can sometimes be your only option if you live in a cold climate where it will be hard and unpleasant to take your small puppy outdoors. You can continue with this method until you have more time at hand to move to a more effective method, or until your dog is 1 year old. According to dog-training experts, 1-year-old dogs should be perfectly ready to lose the puppy potty-pad and only two walks a day to eliminate.

Frequent-Freedom Method

According to experts, this method works best with dogs that are at least 3 or 4 months old. The idea is to build your dog’s faith that he will get to go outside multiple times during the day until he actually prefers eliminating outdoors. Although this method is highly effective, it can be very demanding as you will need to take your dog out once every hour for as long as it takes. Make sure you have the time to spare before attempting this method, changing it midway will confuse your pup. If you decide that you can do it, just like with the timing method, you will need to keep your dog confined during the night, so he won’t roam freely and pee anywhere. Always remember to clean up your dog’s crate in the morning, so he doesn’t use the odor as an excuse to continue urinating indoors.

Interruption Method

If your dog is 6 months or older and you still haven’t started any of the other potty-training methods, you can use the interruption method. Every time your dog starts to eliminate indoors, you have to interrupt him and take him outside immediately. With this method, he will understand that this is not acceptable behavior and will learn to do a better job in holding it in until you go outdoors. However, as mentioned above, consistency is key in training, so you have to be highly attentive and interrupt your dog every time. If you can, keep him on a leash at all times indoors so that you can gently interrupt him. While this might not be a very effective method, it is a good way to start if you are still not ready to commit to a more structured potty-training method.

Whichever potty-training method you are going to follow, you will be able to decide whether it is the right time for your dog or not. However, with all methods, you should keep in mind that accidents will happen, and no matter what, you should never punish your dog for peeing. Even when you believe that your dog is fully potty-trained, don’t be frustrated if he pees on your furniture. It might be a one-time thing, or it could be a sign that something isn’t right with your dog. Be gentle and loving toward your dog throughout the training as your toughness can backfire and result in unfavorable behavior.

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How Lawn Reticulation Systems Can Help Keep Your Grass Green https://www.previousmagazine.com/how-lawn-reticulation-systems-can-help-keep-your-grass-green https://www.previousmagazine.com/how-lawn-reticulation-systems-can-help-keep-your-grass-green#respond Sat, 18 Jul 2020 11:36:24 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32045 Lawn maintenance can be a simple affair if you are well-informed about what your garden needs to flourish. From regular weeding, the right choice of flora planted for your specific area’s climate, to the installation of reticulation for regular, appropriate watering, knowing the hows and whys of these simple tasks can go a long way...]]>

Lawn maintenance can be a simple affair if you are well-informed about what your garden needs to flourish. From regular weeding, the right choice of flora planted for your specific area’s climate, to the installation of reticulation for regular, appropriate watering, knowing the hows and whys of these simple tasks can go a long way into ensuring that your lawn will be bursting with life with the least amount of effort.

How Do You Irrigate a Lawn?

Healthy lawns, more often than not, share one thing in common: regular irrigation that properly penetrates into the plant bed to provide much needed hydration for plants at the right time of day. Irrigation is simply just that: it is the supply of water to a part of land, or plants, to help encourage the growth.

Nowadays, the invention of automatic watering systems has made this easier for the homeowner to ensure a thriving garden for their home. Depending on the flow rate of your water supply, you can even utilise pop up sprinklers for your reticulation installation, which helps prevent accidental damage from lawn mowers, car wheels, and other heavy objects that could otherwise uproot or hit against your existing sprinklers, affecting your reticulation as a result. In order to ensure the right placement of your sprinklers as best dictated by your water supply, flow rate, and existing greenery, it’s best to consult with an expert who is equipped with the right knowledge on how to apply reticulation the right way for the best results.

A landscaping professional will first measure the flow rate of your water supply, draw up a layout and set out the system for reticulation installation, dig the trenches required for the sprinklers and pipes, connect the parts together, install the sprinklers, and test the system.

Which is Better: Drip or Spray Irrigation?

Something that your landscaping professional can help you with is deciding between drip or spray irrigation. While the normal method for the average home is to install a spray irrigation system, you may be wondering if drip irrigation is better suited to your garden’s needs.

Drip irrigation systems deliver water slowly to plant roots, and are installed above ground and covered with mulch or soil. It is good for ensuring that there is efficient watering for plants, and helps prevent plant disease caused by overwatering. However, it is not well-suited to large turf areas, and can be a tripping hazard as well as be damaged by lawn mowers and the like because it is above ground.

Spray irrigation, on the other hand, still delivers water regularly at set times, mimicking the effect of rainfall in a larger area than drip irrigation. There’s no risk of damaging sprinkler heads as they are installed underground and are not a tripping hazard. Depending on the sprinkler system type, you’ll also be able to pinpoint key areas and adjust the amount of watering as needed, too, which ensures that your plants get the proper watering that they need, when they need it.

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Tips to Make Your Lifestyle More Eco-Friendly https://www.previousmagazine.com/tips-to-make-your-lifestyle-more-eco-friendly https://www.previousmagazine.com/tips-to-make-your-lifestyle-more-eco-friendly#respond Fri, 17 Jul 2020 18:52:42 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32023 We live in a very fragile world that we must protect. As human beings, we are making the world worse for us without even noticing. This is because of the rise in technology, manufacturing industries, vehicles, people’s lifestyles, and a lot more. However, millions of people worldwide are slowly changing their habits to ensure that...]]>

We live in a very fragile world that we must protect. As human beings, we are making the world worse for us without even noticing. This is because of the rise in technology, manufacturing industries, vehicles, people’s lifestyles, and a lot more. However, millions of people worldwide are slowly changing their habits to ensure that future generations still have a chance to live in a healthy world. These eco-friendly lifestyle changes won’t be easy for some people, but it’s necessary to help keep you and Mother Nature safe.

Read on to learn more about how you can have an eco-friendly lifestyle with these tips.

The Importance of Eco-Friendly Habits

People need to understand the importance of eco-friendly habits and their importance which can make a huge difference in the environment’s health. Green living can change the world and it benefits our way of life tremendously. You can expect great changes to the world’s pollution levels. You would play your part in decreasing air, noise, and water pollution and that can make the world a better place. Decreased pollution can help with our pulmonary health significantly because we won’t be subjected to a lot of it. It’s great for the environment because it can impact the earth’s ozone layer positively and it will help with climate change problems and global warming. The results might not be instantaneous, but it can have a great impact on the world in the long run.

It Starts with You

You should realize that instigating change and becoming eco-friendly starts with you and your awareness. It’s the fact that you begin to be more considerate and aware of your daily actions. You can’t hope to change the world without first changing yourself. This means that you need to get used to thinking about the environment more often. You can start by minimizing or cutting out products that can harm the environment and pollute it significantly. This can be anything from plastic bottles, glitter, plastic bags, disposable chopsticks, and a lot more. Then you need to figure out a plan that can decrease/lessen your carbon footprint. Many people don’t realize the extent of their carbon footprint and how it can negatively impact the environment.

Decreasing Emissions

It would be great if you decided to decrease emissions in your life because air pollution is a huge problem that many people tend to ignore. The earth’s air is being polluted and unfortunately, it’s our fault. You should change some of your habits and try to decrease emissions from smoking, driving too much, or even using firewood for warmth. Chris Wilson from Buyfirewooddirect.co.uk recommends kiln dried hardwood firewood logs if you prefer firewood that burns clean. We all know how cold it can get in the UK, but it would be good for the environment if you use the right type of wood that has 20% or below moisture content, more heat output, and less smoke.

 

Also, it would be healthier if you don’t use your car for most of your errands. You can help decrease air pollution by walking if the destination isn’t far. Moreover, you can think about setting up a carpooling plan with your co-workers to minimize pollution and save money on gas too. This can be beneficial for you and the environment because you do your part in keeping it safe. As for smoking, it’s a bad habit that you should consider quitting. You have numerous alternatives that can help you quit. Nicotine gum or patches can make the process easier.

You Should Compost More Often

You need to understand the benefit of a smart compost method. It means that you don’t throw your food away when you have dairy products, fruits, meats, vegetables, or bread that is about to expire or has already expired. You can use the expired food as a natural fertilizer for the soil in your garden. This will keep the ground green and your plants healthy. Also, you would be decreasing the amount of waste by not throwing expired food in the trash. This means fewer concerns to worry about when it comes to trash decomposition. You won’t have to worry about a build-up of methane gas because the food you composted will not decompose anaerobically. You will be safe, and it would be an excellent eco-friendly way of decreasing waste.

Conserve Energy and Water

One of the simplest ways to have an eco-friendly lifestyle is to conserve energy. You need to get used to turning off lights in rooms you’re not in and electrical devices that you’re not using. You can have eco-friendly lighting if you decide to change all of your light bulbs to LED light bulbs. They last five times longer and they don’t require too much energy. Not only will it reduce your carbon footprint, but it will also lower your electricity bills. This way you decrease the amount of greenhouse gas emissions that you put out into the environment.

Also, you need to be very conservative with your water usage at home. Millions of people worldwide waste thousands of gallons of water every day. This is a scary problem, people need to reduce their wasted water and runoffs from reaching the ocean. This will protect the marine wildlife in the water, and it can make the environment better for all of us. Try not to keep the water running if you’re not using it, shower responsibly to minimize water usage, and fix any leaks at home that could be wasting a lot of water over time.

Never Litter

You should never litter because it’s a bad habit that can impact the environment negatively. It might seem like something small, but it’s not in the long run, especially when it is a habit. The trash you litter can decompose and cause problems. This pollution is bad for the community and the wildlife that pass by. You should spread the word and advise people to stop littering. Every culture should frown upon this type of behavior. But remember not to scold anyone because that’s not how you convince them to change. You need to help educate people that littering can ruin our environment.

Switching to Renewable Energy Sources

Another way to live an eco-friendly lifestyle is by switching to renewable energy sources. One of the most common renewable energy methods is solar energy. This requires installing solar panels for your home. Other methods of energy could be generated from rain, wind, or geothermal heat. Although most of these methods might not be accessible where you live and they could be expensive to implement, you can still use solar energy because it’s quite common for homes to have it. Installing solar panels might seem expensive, but you will save a fortune in utility bills over time. You would save a lot of money in the process and you can do your part in protecting the environment.

Volunteering to Plant More Trees

It wouldn’t hurt to volunteer and do your part in planting more trees. The belief in doing good acts in the world can be as simple as making your community better. You might not see the results now, but the world will be a better place 10 years from now because of a single tree you planted. If you encourage your friends and family members to do the same, you can plant so many trees that it can be an excellent source of oxygen. Also, you would help the environment this way by minimizing or preventing soil erosion. Volunteering to do this occasionally can mean a lot of good changes to the environment.

Cut Out Chemical Products

You must cut out chemical products because they are a major source of air pollution. This is mainly from purchasing cleaning products that have high levels of chemicals that can be quite toxic. This isn’t just a threat to our air, but it’s a major threat to our water system as well. You can’t imagine the damage we cause from chemical products getting into our main waterway. Nothing is wrong with keeping your home clean, but you should invest in eco-friendly cleaning products that don’t have any traces of toxic chemicals. They can provide you with the same effects that will make your rooms sparkling clean. Millions of people still believe that the common household cleaners are safe to use, but they need to be aware of the dangerous toxins that spread because of these products.

Focus on Reusable Shopping Bags

People need to focus on getting reusable shopping bags whenever they go to the grocery store. The dangers of plastic and how it harms our environment is a critical issue. A major source of plastic is from shopping because all of the shopping bags are plastic. Even though most establishments are promoting eco-friendly living by not using these bags, many markets still use it because it’s easier and cheaper. You can save yourself the hassle and just use safe, reusable shopping bags that can be durable and stylish too. The bags come in different colors and you could customize a bag to make it more appealing for you.

Recycling

You’d be surprised at just how effective recycling can be in saving the environment. You can decrease waste significantly and you won’t have to worry about overflowing landfills. This will conserve natural resources too, and that can be great for the ecosystem. Try to shop responsibly and check for products that have the recycling sign. You should get used to avoiding single-use products. You need to prioritize reusable ones that are eco-friendly and safe. Sustainable and recycled materials are convenient for saving the environment. You could go for second-hand products or you might focus on organic cotton and Tencel/Lyocell fabrics. Changing your clothing, textiles, and bedding plans this way can make a difference.

Simple Swaps in Your Kitchen and Bathroom

You can make some simple swaps in your kitchen and bathroom to embrace an eco-friendly lifestyle. When it comes to your kitchen, you can start using beeswax wraps instead of plastic, dishcloths instead of paper towels, and silicone mats instead of aluminum foil. As for your bathroom, you should use tree-free toilet paper, bars of soap instead of body wash products, and stop buying disposable razors by investing in an electric one. Also, it would be wise if you buy products that come in glass instead of plastic. Overall, these simple changes might be weird at first, but you will get used to it and it’s for the betterment of the environment.

Focus on Buying Locally Grown Products

Many people tend to buy their produce from big stores instead of getting them from the source. The local community will have all the fruits and vegetables you need. This will be cheaper, and you can save the environment this way by decreasing the packaged material. The local growers have fresh produce that would be just as good if not better than the alternatives you find at the grocery store. You would lower the carbon footprint levels tremendously this way.

Use a Microwave More Than an Oven

This might come as a shocking revelation, but using your microwave more than your oven is eco-friendly. It’s amazing to know that an oven needs a lot more energy to use. You can rest assured that an energy-efficient microwave will be good for the environment and you can prepare a lot of meals with it. Most of the latest microwave units can prove to be quite convenient for cooking and they’re easier to use than an oven.

Having an eco-friendly lifestyle can save our planet and it can keep you healthy. We are too overwhelmed with our accomplishments and technological advancements that we can’t see what it costs us. If you think about it, being eco-friendly can save you money most of the time. We might wake up one day not having the same healthy planet that we take for granted. This should motivate people to change their lifestyle for the betterment of our world. You should spread awareness and let everyone know the importance of eco-friendly decisions that can save the planet and keep us healthy.

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Investing in Real Estate Property — Perhaps in the UK with £50k? https://www.previousmagazine.com/investing-in-real-estate-property-perhaps-in-the-uk-with-50k https://www.previousmagazine.com/investing-in-real-estate-property-perhaps-in-the-uk-with-50k#respond Thu, 16 Jul 2020 17:45:29 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32071 Real estate investments claim to offer a ‘real-world’ utility, practicality, and considerably lower risk than some may believe. Property is a significantly less aggressive, more stable investment opportunity where options like office parcels and apartment complexes don’t have direct trades on an exchange. You will, however, find large corporations in possession of properties there. The...]]>

Real estate investments claim to offer a ‘real-world’ utility, practicality, and considerably lower risk than some may believe. Property is a significantly less aggressive, more stable investment opportunity where options like office parcels and apartment complexes don’t have direct trades on an exchange. You will, however, find large corporations in possession of properties there.

The security allows real estate a certain protection from the volatility that a majority of investing floors see in daily swings of values. Where in the world though should you invest? Read more here to see if the UK has been a good region for investors in real estate.

What are the reasons people choose property as an investment?

Property is safe, particularly for those who may be just getting their feet wet in the investment world. The risks for the owner are minimal because there are so many possibilities that come with real estate.

Any elevation in value is a profit come time for the sale, generation of income is always a possibility as a rental, not to mention the utility of using it as a primary residence.

A key component for investors is the surrounding culture pertaining to homeownership. For instance, in the UK, ‘an Englishman’s home is his castle,’ meaning owning a home is favorable. While in other countries, the idea of not owning property is the norm, such as in France. Learn if property in the UK is still a good investment at https://www.moveyourmoney.org.uk/2019/12/12/is-property-in-the-uk-still-a-good-investment/ .

The first critical step will be to research the market in your preferred region to see how properties move in order to know if real estate is the right choice for your specific investment portfolio. In helping with the decision, there are factors you should take into consideration:

  • The Amount of Capital: As a beginning investor, be mindful of your capital or the amount of money you’re capable of investing in a property. Traditionally, there was a deposit required to foray into this arena. Today, platforms exist, allowing minimal funds to begin the process.
  • Devotion Time: Overall, in any type of investment plan, you can choose the amount of time that you want to devote to your portfolio. You can either be very active or hands-on, or you can choose to be passive or hands-off. Most people do a balance of the two.

In an active capacity, there is a need to purchase the real estate plus maintain the property and manage the tenants. With passive circumstances, there are usually professionals hired for property acquisitions and management.

For those who choose the middle of the road, you may buy a piece of real estate but then decide to hire someone else to do the upkeep and maybe another person to help manage the tenants.

  • Liquidity: Your money will be tied up into the parcel. You need to ensure that your finances are such that you can withstand a waiting period for cash flow if you’re required to sell the property to regain the funds. It could involve an extended period until a buyer agrees to the price point and the terms.

Depending on the private funding and the type of investment platform, these can lock cash up for extended periods as well. The suggestion is that REITs are highly liquid with the ability to buy and sell simply. These are recommended for those just beginning.

  • Level of Risk: The claims found in this investing article stand behind real estate, stating it fits nicely and can account for a majority of investor’s portfolios, even those seasoned and labelled substantially ‘well-off.’ Those in the latter category often have their money tied into properties outside their primary and secondary residences.

As someone who might be just starting on your path, it’s crucial to do an incredible amount of research on the market for which you’re hoping to focus the majority of your funds. There is no doubt that the UK has been seeing an increase in the value of land over time and would, therefore, also have property value elevations. The demand for homeownership makes for an ideal supply, but where is the price point? What could you do with £50K? Something to think about.

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Is real estate a good investment? It is a good, safe, lower risk investment if appropriately done with careful consideration, proper research, and given the right demographic — ideal for a newbie investor.

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Amazing Ideas That Will Make Your House Awesome https://www.previousmagazine.com/amazing-ideas-that-will-make-your-house-awesome https://www.previousmagazine.com/amazing-ideas-that-will-make-your-house-awesome#respond Thu, 16 Jul 2020 16:30:11 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32060 Redesigning and transforming your home into a personal bliss that boasts functionality together with a comfortable living environment is far from impossible. However, you do need to have a couple of ideas in mind before you start looking for contractors or take up some of the projects yourself. Planning and visualization are very important, especially...]]>

Redesigning and transforming your home into a personal bliss that boasts functionality together with a comfortable living environment is far from impossible. However, you do need to have a couple of ideas in mind before you start looking for contractors or take up some of the projects yourself. Planning and visualization are very important, especially if your goal is to incorporate some of the modern trends that won’t only look great, but will also help you maximize the available space. That said, the following ideas might come in handy.

Make the Most Out of Stairs

Unless you want to install an elevator in your home, stairs are a must for moving between storeys. However, it’s also not uncommon that stairs take away valuable space inside your home. In that respect, you might want to consider taking your stairs to a whole new level.

For instance, every single step of the stairs can also be turned into a drawer. This would solve the issue of storage quite nicely, especially if you don’t have any room to put up a cabinet.

On the other hand, you can arrange that the bottom of your stairs ends up with an incorporated seating area. That way, no space will remain wasted by keeping the stairs bottom area empty. You also wouldn’t have to use an extra sofa.

Explore the Potential of Multipurpose Furniture

Multipurpose furniture is one of the most popular contemporary trends. If you’re dealing with limited space in your home, you might want to incorporate a multipurpose furniture design as well.

That said, a shelf wall is a great storage and decorative solution but it can also double as a desk. On the other hand, if you don’t have enough room for wall shelves, you can set up shelving on your doors, thus being able to enter the room by opening the shelf.

Furthermore, a home office station can double as a TV setup if you design it with a click-clack functionality that transforms every time you turn the surface. In a similar vein, it’s also possible to design a bed that can be hidden inside a wall.

Of course, you don’t have to go as complex as these ideas. Every armchair can also double as a shelf, a kitchen island as a dining table, an old closet as a separated home office station, and so on.

It’s OK to Ask for Advice

When it comes to the above-mentioned design ideas, it would do you a lot of good to discuss things with architects and real estate agents who are already familiar with the concept. They might be able to help you make the best decision for your own home, regardless of whether you’re building it from scratch, looking to buy, or dealing with a makeover project.

Let’s say that your ultimate goal is an amazing home in NC. You can always draw inspiration from Raleigh NC real estates and even book some tours to get a better idea of your own future home. Modern trends are undoubtedly amazing, but there are plenty of factors you’ll have to consider such as the number of family members, your pets, whether you work from home, and so on. This is where real home viewing can make a huge difference for your own ideas.

Your Bathroom Has to Be Comfortable

As the most intimate area of one’s home, it’s crucial that you feel pleasant and comfortable in your own bathroom. In recent years, tubless showers have become all the rage. If the size of the bathroom allows it, you can dedicate an entire side of the bathroom for your shower, without even having to use shower curtains or screens. If you like this idea though, it’s paramount that you utilize tiles for your entire walls in order to keep the area waterproof.

Do Your Best to Stay Green

More and more people are switching to a sustainable lifestyle that saves a lot of money in the long run while keeping the environment safer. As you redesign your home, you can choose sustainable materials and energy-efficient appliances that will help prevent wasting energy. After all, one’s home is the biggest contributor to one’s carbon footprint. Luckily, modern design trends meet the growing need for sustainable living, allowing you to spruce up the look and feel of your home in an eco-friendly manner without having to make any compromises.

There are plenty of different design styles and you can draw inspiration from whatever style you like the best, even combining more of them if you so desire. Essentially, it’s all about meeting the personal needs and preferences of you and your family. Therefore, don’t hesitate to add a personal touch as you see fit.

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Tips in Home Office Setup https://www.previousmagazine.com/tips-in-home-office-setup https://www.previousmagazine.com/tips-in-home-office-setup#respond Thu, 16 Jul 2020 13:41:29 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32012 Today, many workers are setting up their home office space than ever before. There was a rise of up to 173% from 2005 to 2020. This was before the COVID pandemic affected the working situation. Indeed, a productive and healthy setup is not simple. As such, here are some tips that you can try to...]]>

Today, many workers are setting up their home office space than ever before. There was a rise of up to 173% from 2005 to 2020. This was before the COVID pandemic affected the working situation.

Indeed, a productive and healthy setup is not simple. As such, here are some tips that you can try to have a successful work-at-home space.

Know What you Need

The things that you will be needing in your office will depend on the type of work you do. You might need an electric standing desk for your laptop or computer. If you are an artist, you will need a larger table that will serve as your workspace. Consultants might need file cabinets or a space to meet with clients. Photographers might need a home studio or storage for their lighting and props.

Your employer might require specific requirements for the equipment that you need. Make sure to create a detailed list of your needs for a home office. Set up a space that meets those requirements before you claim a corner of your house.

Find your Home Workspace

Ideally, your home office must be in a room to block the noise and distractions. If this is not possible, then you can try other solutions. You can try a fold-down desk or a room divider. This will create a little privacy in any spare corner. You can also convert your closet into your office.

To have a portable office, you can convert a kitchen cart into a standing workstation. You can also invest in an electric standing desk or portable TV tray. This will give you the flexibility to move around the house to avoid the noise and focus on your work.

See to it that you dedicate a closet, cabinet, or drawer at your home to keep your files at the end of the day.

Lighting

Indeed, the lighting quality in your office can affect your mood and well-being. Poor lighting can cause stress, eyestrain, and fatigue. This can be due to harsh lighting or dim lighting. The best kind of light that you can have in your office is the natural light.

Experts provide that natural light can improve the mood, reduce stress, aid in concentration, and decrease anxiety.

If you can control the location of your home office, make sure to choose a room with a window. This will help you get the natural light. If you can’t control the office location, make sure to go outside during breaks.

Another thing to consider is the position of the light sources. You must have enough uniform light that will make you comfortable at work. This must not cause glare on the monitor.

As such, don’t sit with your back to a window unless there is a shade. Also, do not work facing a window because this will make reading a monitor become difficult.

Incorporate your Style

Incorporating your style at your office can improve productivity, health, and happiness. Consider if you like art deco, urban décor, shabby chic, or modern country. Indeed, these individual touches will make you become comfortable in your space and boost productivity.

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Easy on the Eye: Fashion Tips for Men https://www.previousmagazine.com/easy-on-the-eye-fashion-tips-for-men https://www.previousmagazine.com/easy-on-the-eye-fashion-tips-for-men#respond Thu, 16 Jul 2020 11:01:20 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32006 These days, fashion is not only women’s business, but it is also really important to men. How you look, the image you portray to the world, and how it affects your confidence is so important. Unlike women, men tend to find it more difficult to find their own style and are stuck wondering if they...]]>

These days, fashion is not only women’s business, but it is also really important to men. How you look, the image you portray to the world, and how it affects your confidence is so important. Unlike women, men tend to find it more difficult to find their own style and are stuck wondering if they can ever truly look stylish. The reality is that dressing well is not a talent that anyone is born with, it’s a skill that needs practice, experimentation, and creativity.

To help all the guys out there who are trying to find new ways to look their best, check out some of our tried and tested fashion tips.

Don’t Disregard Old Styles

So many of us, guys and girls, have closets full of clothes, but literally nothing to wear. A lot of the time this comes down to incorrectly believing that last season’s styles are redundant now. Chasing the hottest trend has become an obsession for so many of us, but whilst the latest Gucci may wow the fashionistas at Paris Fashion Week, last year’s hot item is still hot this year and for many years to come. The best fashion pieces are timeless, so don’t relegate any outfit to the back of your closet, just because the fashion season has changed.

Be Extra Creative with Designer T-Shirts

Another way to stay classic is to go for plain designer T-shirts. A good quality plain T-shirt is essential for men of every age and there are many fashion T-shirts for men from Jasper Holland and the great thing about them is that they are so versatile. Designer T-shirts can be worn with a nice fitting pair of jeans or even with a blazer for a classic smart-casual look. Creative prints can make you look more youthful, especially if they are not too garish and are paired with some classy shoes.

Investing in a few high-quality designer T-shirts for your wardrobe is always a great idea. Find the best pieces made from high-quality materials and unique designs. No matter whether it’s from an iconic brand or a unique local designer, a T-shirt with a cool print is a great choice for standing out but remaining casual.

Wear Clothes that Fit

What people notice far more than what brand you are wearing, is how well your clothes fit. What may look great on catwalk models will not necessarily look perfect on you. Be conscious of what fits you and makes you look best. When choosing work outfits, focus on clothes that look professional and stylish but that are also comfortable because you will be wearing them all day.

It doesn’t matter if you prefer slim fit shirts or a traditionally cut suit with wide lapels, make sure it fits your style and your image and you will always look the part.

Focus on the Quality

Menswear is often significantly more expensive than women’s wear, but most men tend to spend less time shopping and are therefore more prone to making impulse purchases. Without giving due care and attention to what you are buying, you can easily end up buying pricey clothes which are not very high quality. Always be mindful of the quality of any clothes that you buy because otherwise they can become frayed or damaged very quickly and you will be stuck with the bill of repairing or replacing them after just a short amount of time.

If you don’t know what is quality material and what isn’t, just visit some luxury stores and feel the fabric there. There may be a huge difference between the design, the textiles, and the manufacturing of those luxury brands and fast fashion brands like H&M or Zara. Bear in mind that spending money on the right thing is not a waste, it’s an investment. Therefore, as long as it’s not beyond your budget, you deserve a better piece of clothes with better quality.

Play it Safe with Solid Neutral Colors

No matter what your fashion experience, keeping it classic is a great way to look before experimenting with your style. Make sure the bulk of your closet is based on neutral colors as they easily fit with other colors and suit any style.

However, do not stick to boring black and white and expect to always look fashionable. There are many more classic options to consider like gray, navy, olive, khaki, brown, and more. By switching to a navy suit with a pair of brown leather shoes, you look amazingly different. Remember that classic colors never go out of fashion.

Pay Attention to your Accessories

Far too often, fashion accessories are wrongly considered to only be for women, but there are some fantastic men’s accessories. A fancy watch, designer sunglasses, pocket squares, and a well-made wallet are all great accessory options for men.

The most important rule when it comes to accessories for either men or women is that less is more. It’s not necessary to incorporate every single one of your accessories at once to look stylish. The right accessory can be a statement piece in its own right or can work to lift your overall outfit.

When it Comes to Fashion, There are no Rules

Who says a necktie can only be worn with a suit or that you can’t match a blazer with shorts? Never hesitate in letting your creativity loose with a unique mix and match outfits. Fashion is all about confidence. If you feel good in what you are wearing, it changes the way you walk, the way you talk, and the way that other people look at you.

Go and check out a fashion store that you have never been to. Explore new items and see what you like that fits you. Have fun breaking the rules, even your own rules, and put yourself out of your comfort zone. Take risks! At the end of the day, it is only fashion. It’s supposed to be fun!

No matter how sharp you look in a professional suit or a fashionable designer T-shirt, the most important element of any outfit is confidence. Never be afraid to take risks and when you find your look, stick with it. Try out some of the tips in this guide and they will leave you looking and feeling great.

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8 Signs It’s Time to Hire a Digital Marketing Agency https://www.previousmagazine.com/8-signs-its-time-to-hire-a-digital-marketing-agency https://www.previousmagazine.com/8-signs-its-time-to-hire-a-digital-marketing-agency#respond Wed, 15 Jul 2020 13:31:59 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32048 Hiring an experienced digital marketing agency can make all the difference when it comes to the returns of your digital marketing investment. Of course, you can do this all by yourself. But do you have the time to gain knowledge, develop skills, and put in the right kind of effort to achieve your goals? Here...]]>

Hiring an experienced digital marketing agency can make all the difference when it comes to the returns of your digital marketing investment. Of course, you can do this all by yourself. But do you have the time to gain knowledge, develop skills, and put in the right kind of effort to achieve your goals?

Here are a few things that tell you when it is time to hire a digital marketing agency.

You Just Don’t Have the Skillset

You may be running your business all on your own. However, that doesn’t mean you are good at running every part of it, especially digital marketing.

Digital marketing is all about optimizing your conversions. And to achieve this, you will need to be good (if not great) at copywriting, search engine optimization, PPC (Pay-Per-Click advertising), and email marketing. If you are lagging in any of these areas, it is time for you to hire a digital marketing agency.

Your Branding is All Over the Place

Consistency is the name of the game when it comes to branding. If you are not consistent with your branding, it might impact the way people perceive your brand. Over time it can get difficult for you to win their trust and loyalty. Before you reach that point, it is always better to hire a digital marketing agency.

You’re Trying to Do Literally Everything Yourself

This is one thing that most business owners start doing, especially when they are stuck at the start-up level. There is always a learning curve for everything, including digital marketing. And it takes time and effort to get there. You may have to spend some money to hire a digital marketing agency, but in the end, you get high returns on your investment and a lot of time to spend on the more critical parts of your business.

You’re Always in the Right Now

Being in the present is good, but if you want to grow your business, you will have to plan for the future. If managing your expenses is the only thing you are doing, it is time you start thinking ahead. It is time to hire a digital marketing agency that can help you achieve your goals without wasting too much time or effort.

You’re Not Generating Content

Content was, is, and will always be the king when it comes to creating a robust online presence for your business. You will have to create fresh content regularly and consistently so that a lot of relevant traffic gets directed to your website, and your site always remains on the top of the SERPs (Search Engine Result Pages). A digital marketing agency can help you with this.

You’re Not Evaluating Your Digital Traffic or Success Stories

Digital marketing is not all about driving traffic to your website. It is more about converting that traffic into sales. This is only possible if you start evaluating your traffic and analyzing your success stories. If you haven’t been doing this, it might be time to go looking for a digital marketing agency that can do this.

You Keep Pushing Things Off

Has your schedule gotten too hectic of late? Do you think there is too much on your plate to handle? Do you find yourself pushing deadlines in an effort to get things done? If so, you definitely need to delegate some of your responsibilities. One of those is digital marketing, which can be easily handled by a digital marketing agency.

You’ve Plateaued

It doesn’t matter what business you are in; there will come a time when your sales stop rising. You will be left with no leads to convert. If this is the boat you’re in now, it could be time to change your digital marketing strategy and revamp your digital presence. Just hire a digital marketing agency and let them handle all of it.

How to Find the Right Agency

When searching for professional help, you may turn to one of the top digital agencies in New York or another city known for this industry’s professionals. Before selecting your pick, you should research and compare a few of the top recommendations. Here are a few things to look for when deciding on the right digital marketing agency:

  • A strong portfolio — Ensure the agency you hire has expertise in the kind of work you are looking for.
  • Good references — It would be a good idea to get a few references from the agency you are hiring and check with them about the quality of service provided.
  • Open communication — Make sure the agency puts in efforts to understand your exact requirements.
  • Adequate support — Make sure the agency is there for you, whenever you need any kind of clarification or resolution with any issue.

Make Sure You Choose the Best

Choosing the best digital marketing agency is very important if you want to achieve your goals in a faster and more affordable way. Explore your options and compare them carefully before you arrive at a decision. Clarify your queries and make sure you understand all the terms prior to signing up with any digital marketing agency.

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Temporary Space Solution for Allowing Social Distancing in UK Schools https://www.previousmagazine.com/temporary-space-solution-for-allowing-social-distancing-in-uk-schools https://www.previousmagazine.com/temporary-space-solution-for-allowing-social-distancing-in-uk-schools#respond Tue, 14 Jul 2020 06:46:05 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=31994 As schools in the UK plan to reopen this summer after the closure forced by the COVID-19 pandemic, they have to meet the set guidelines for maintaining social distancing among students and teachers. No school is an exception, starting from kindergarten schools to colleges and universities. A minimum social distance of 1.5 meters is a...]]>

As schools in the UK plan to reopen this summer after the closure forced by the COVID-19 pandemic, they have to meet the set guidelines for maintaining social distancing among students and teachers. No school is an exception, starting from kindergarten schools to colleges and universities.

A minimum social distance of 1.5 meters is a global guideline set by health officials, and the UK government is ready to have all institutions comply. For schools to manage this, they need extra classrooms, offices, and libraries to mention a few.

According to Smart Space, a temporary space solution provider in the UK with years of experience, schools are lucky since these solutions are affordable and customizable. Here are the popular temporary structure solutions for schools and how they will help the schools to maintain social distance.

Temporary Offices

Teachers must ensure that social distancing is followed and should be the first examples. Again, they also need to remain safe as the COVID-19 pandemic does not spare anyone. Schools where teachers have been sharing offices will need temporary offices that can be provided by experts such as Smart Space. They have the option of choosing modular offices or customized structures that are assembled on the school grounds. It is up to the schools to choose the appropriate materials to suit their budgets.

Temporary Classrooms

The greatest concern of schools and the government is how the school will have extra classrooms to accommodate students now that desks should have a 1.5-meter distance between them. In some cases, the existing classrooms cannot be used when the entire class must be in one room.

Smart Space has a website with official resource showing schools how they can work together. Schools should contact Smart Space to discuss what they need. Smart Space offers a variety of customized solutions even to schools with limited space. Their expertise makes it possible to plan temporary classrooms that will fit in hidden corners of a school’s property.

But for those with enough space, modular classrooms could be the best solution; they can be finished quickly and affordably. Better still, they can be rented until the pandemic is over.

Temporary Halls

Schools will need temporary halls for studies, debates, and sports among other meetings. These must be large halls that will allow students to maintain social distance effectively. Hence, they must have strong stainless steel frames, appropriate covers, ventilation, and enough natural light. Again, a reputable temporary solution provider should be in a position to provide this.

Other Temporary Space Solutions

Students frequently use washrooms, and this could quickly create a crowded scenario in UK schools especially during break time. Adding more temporary washrooms, changing rooms, and such amenities could be a great idea. Furthermore, there should be expansions of the cafeteria, health care area, and any other school facility that will be used by children on a daily basis.

Conclusion

It is pretty clear that UK schools have ample solutions available when it comes to creating temporary spaces for social distancing. They should not forget to add extra hand-washing areas and develop learning schedules that will avoid breaching social distancing.

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Discrimination Has No Place in the Workplace: Are You Being Paid Less Based on Your Gender? https://www.previousmagazine.com/discrimination-has-no-place-in-the-workplace-are-you-being-paid-less-based-on-your-gender https://www.previousmagazine.com/discrimination-has-no-place-in-the-workplace-are-you-being-paid-less-based-on-your-gender#respond Tue, 14 Jul 2020 03:19:38 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=31991 In June 1963, JFK passed a bill into law prohibiting discrimination on account of sex in the payment of wages. Why? Because at the time, women and men working the same jobs weren’t being paid the same wages. For every dollar earned by a man, a woman would make 59 cents, even if the two...]]>

In June 1963, JFK passed a bill into law prohibiting discrimination on account of sex in the payment of wages. Why? Because at the time, women and men working the same jobs weren’t being paid the same wages. For every dollar earned by a man, a woman would make 59 cents, even if the two were working in the same position, with the same hours and education. Known as the gender wage gap or just as the wage gap, the idea was to make sure women weren’t paid less because of their gender. Although the wage gap is closing slower than it should, the Equal Pay Act, as the law is known, has been effective in curbing wage discrimination based on gender.

The Current Gender Wage Gap

In 2019 the wage gap stood at 81%, meaning that for every dollar earned by men, women were making .81 cents for the same jobs. But of course, it’s not that simple. Because that 81% statistic is for Caucasian women. Women of colour make 82.8% of what Caucasian women make, earning a median wage of $691/week compared to the $835 made by their white counterparts. And Asian women make more than both. No matter her race however, what should a woman do when she suspects she is making less than what her male coworkers are making? According to Gillespie Shields Law, the first step is to research the current rates of pay for the professional and region.

Doing the Research

When a female worker suspects a gender pay gap exists, Time also suggests using online resources to help confirm her suspicions. The Bureau of Labor Statistics is the best resource for this information, as it provides extensive information about rates of pay. For example, say a mental health counsellor in Wyoming is working full time at $18/hour. She suspects her male colleague is making more, although they have the same degree and work the same hours. Her first step should be to search the BLS website to see what mental health workers are making in Wyoming on average. In this case, the median hourly wage is $25.65/hour for her field. Her wage seems low for the area, so her next step should be to talk to her boss or human resources department.

Taking Action

Talking about wages is tricky, especially for women, as society has long stigmatized women who attempt to advocate for equal treatment. Sallie Krawcheck, CEO of Ellevest, suggests approaching the conversation from a fact-based, unemotional state, with the goal of collaboration. This means going into the conversation armed with facts:

  • Wage information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

    Documentation of excellent work achievements

    Sales records

.       Awards from professional organizations

Knowledge about the company’s policies on the advancement

These types of information are ideal to bring to a discussion about wages, as they give female workers negotiation power. Ideally, negotiations end in the employee’s mind being set at ease, with either a pay raise or clear information about why her pay rate seems low and how she can advance both her career and her salary. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the result. When wage discussions further convince a female employee that a gender pay gap exists, her next best options are to either get the advice of an employment lawyer or consider looking for another job.

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Choosing Lord Howe Island Packages https://www.previousmagazine.com/choosing-lord-howe-island-packages https://www.previousmagazine.com/choosing-lord-howe-island-packages#respond Mon, 13 Jul 2020 21:15:36 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32030 Australia is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the entire world. The country not just promises adventure with fine dining, it also provides plenty of activities to keep its guests occupied and happy. Amongst the various popular holiday spots within Australia, a common name that pops up is Lord Howe Island. It is...]]>

Australia is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the entire world. The country not just promises adventure with fine dining, it also provides plenty of activities to keep its guests occupied and happy. Amongst the various popular holiday spots within Australia, a common name that pops up is Lord Howe Island. It is a tiny island located in the Tasman Sea on the east of Port Macquarie.

Lord Howe Island is characterized by clear waters, sandy beaches, and subtropical forests. You wouldn’t be wrong in saying that Lord Howe Island is a perfect paradise. You can immerse yourself in the breath-taking surroundings through hiking, experience some of the world’s best snorkeling on the coral reef, and hand-feed the fish on Ned’s Beach.

Factors to Consider While Choosing a Lord Howe Island Package

You will come across several types of Capella Lodge Lord Howe Island package. However, there are so many wonderful options, you might have difficulty in choosing. Here are some factors to keep in mind while choosing the best Lord Howe Island package for your next holiday.

Package Inclusions

While searching for a suitable Lord Howe Island package, one of the first things you should think about is where on the island where you and your dear ones can spend some pleasant time together. Apart from the stay, your journey, food, and activities should also be pleasurable. Thus, you should look for packages that include all the activities that will make your holiday a pleasant one. Make sure you do plenty of research into what each package entails and what activities are included.

Cost and Budget

When it comes to going on a holiday, everyone has different plans. If you have a budget in mind, it will help you pick out the holidays to Lord Howe Island that will appeal to you and your family and friends. It will save you time and stop you from getting confused. You can compare different holiday packages that are within your budget. Comparing them will help you decide upon the best holiday package for you.

Rules and Regulations of the Packages

Another crucial factor to consider when deciding upon the right Lord Howe Island package is the rules and regulations of a package. These are generally provided by the operator of the entire tour. You will be surprised to know that different packages come with different sets of rules and regulations. It is important that you go through the different rules and regulations before you choose the right holiday package.

A holiday with your near and dear ones means fun and frolic. So, it is always a good idea to consider their interests as well while choosing the best holiday package to Lord Howe Island. Always choose a package that includes the flight costs. This will usually help you get the flight tickets at a lower fare. Also, try to include as many activities at Lord Howe Island as possible to make the most of your holiday.

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How to Draw Temporary Tattoos without Any Issues https://www.previousmagazine.com/how-to-draw-temporary-tattoos-without-any-issues https://www.previousmagazine.com/how-to-draw-temporary-tattoos-without-any-issues#respond Sun, 12 Jul 2020 13:22:44 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32009 Tattoos allow you to express your individuality and accent your looks. If you don’t want permanent tattoos, you should try temporary tattoos. These will help you to see if you are ready for a permanent tattoo. Feel free to use a tracing paper or a tattoo printer machine to design temporary tattoos. Moreover, you can...]]>

Tattoos allow you to express your individuality and accent your looks. If you don’t want permanent tattoos, you should try temporary tattoos. These will help you to see if you are ready for a permanent tattoo.

Feel free to use a tracing paper or a tattoo printer machine to design temporary tattoos. Moreover, you can use regular paper to draw an outline on the skin. Fill in the outline with eyeliner or markers. A liquid bandage, hairspray, or baby powder may help you to seal the tattoo.

For a professional look, you can use a tattoo paper. Here are some tips for designing a beautiful tattoo:

Take Inspiration from Other Tattoos

If you want to draw a tattoo, you might want to research other people’s tattoo designs and search for aesthetically beautiful tattoos online. Make sure you understand the tattoo culture to find the best tattoos. For professional inspiration, you can visit the portfolios of tattoo artists, though you shouldn’t directly copy their ideas.

You can check out some famous artists, such as Chen Jie, Paco Dietz, and Mo Ganji. Popular tattoo styles include Japanese, American, black, gray, illustrative, and realism. Some prominent choices are tribal art, semicolons, flowers, and arrows.

Give It a Personalized Touch

You can give a personalized touch to your tattoo by thinking about visuals related to different events in life, for example, you could include images of friends and family. Feel free to choose metaphors that apply to your life. The name of your father or mother could also be a good idea for a temporary tattoo.

If you are new to drawing tattoos, you should start by creating a simple design. It may help you to avoid creating a strange tattoo. Make sure to try geometric shapes, such as triangles and squares, before moving on to detailed and intricate images. Feel free to choose a musical note, a word or phrase, a star, or a puzzle piece.

Draw an Outline

Avoid making things complicated with shading and minute details. Start your sketches with the outline. Prepare an outline of the image before working on intricate parts. Try to avoid scraping or scratching and draw steady, consistent lines.

After outlining, you can fill this picture with color. You should to work around the outline and focus on small details. Once you are satisfied with the design, you can apply this temporary tattoo to your skin.

Use Tracing Paper

For your convenience, you can use tracing paper. Make dark, thick lines with a pencil. It is crucial to make all the lines thick so that they will transfer onto your skin easily. Remember, the design will flip once you transfer it to your skin. Make sure to trace it on the right side.

You can use printer paper instead of tracing paper. Trace the design lightly on a bright screen, such as tablet screen.

Use rubbing alcohol to transfer the drawing to your skin. Keep your skin slightly damp and put the paper on this area. Pour some of the alcohol on cotton ball and rub over the tattoo design.

Put a wet washcloth on the paper for a few seconds and peel up the paper to see if the tattoo design has transferred to your skin. Now you can trace over this tattoo.

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What Are Some Good Foods to Eat During the COVID-19 Pandemic? https://www.previousmagazine.com/what-are-some-good-foods-to-eat-during-the-covid-19-pandemic https://www.previousmagazine.com/what-are-some-good-foods-to-eat-during-the-covid-19-pandemic#respond Sat, 11 Jul 2020 13:02:41 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32000 Confinements around the world and limited supplies in stores have led to many people rethinking their current diet. Statistics suggest that at least a third of people have increased in weight during the COVID-19 pandemic. Confinement is also being blamed for the decrease in emotional well-being and lack of exercise. It’s no wonder that many...]]>

Confinements around the world and limited supplies in stores have led to many people rethinking their current diet. Statistics suggest that at least a third of people have increased in weight during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Confinement is also being blamed for the decrease in emotional well-being and lack of exercise. It’s no wonder that many people are starting to consider their diet to understand what foods they should be eating during this health pandemic.

Before we look at the best foods to eat, it’s important to consider your kitchen and food processing equipment, it needs to be effective, efficient, and clean. If it isn’t you need to replace it or you’ll notice the effects on your food prep.

Fruit & Veg

It won’t be a surprise to realize you need to eat at least 5 portions of fresh fruit and vegetables every day. This can be difficult during a pandemic as you may not be able to get to the shop every day or the supplies you need aren’t there. But, that shouldn’t stop you from trying!

Unprocessed Foods

Processed foods contain sugar, salt, and a bunch of other additives that are not beneficial to your health. Sugar, salt, and fat consumption all increase the likelihood of heart disease, obesity, stroke, diabetes, and even some cancers.

You need to avoid foods that come ready to eat as much as possible. These are processed and will not benefit your health.

Instead try eating fresh eggs, lentils, beans, and plenty of whole-grain products. These are much better for you and will help you to stay healthy.

Dairy

Contrary to what some people suggest, dairy foods play an important part in maintaining overall health. They are also great for bone and teeth strength.

Stick to fresh products, such as Greek or plain yogurt, milk, and cheeses. The benefits outweigh any negative points.

Hydration

It’s essential to hydrate regularly, especially as the weather warms. Your body is 60% water and this needs to be replenished regularly. It’s essential to the transference of nutrients into cells and waste products out of them. It also helps to regulate body temperature and is good for your joints.

While pure water is the best option, any other drink that is mainly water can also help. Even tea and coffee, within reason, is beneficial. However, you need to avoid sweetened and fizzy drinks as these can contribute to tooth decay and obesity;

Fats & Oils

There are different types of fat, good and bad. You need to consume some good fats every day to keep your body healthy. Concentrate on consuming unsaturated fats, these are the healthy ones.

You’ll find them in fish, nuts, olive oil, sunflower oil, and even in white meat. Again, you should be avoiding processed meats and anything that has trans fats, these are the worst kind.

You will need to read ingredients for a while but you’ll be surprised at how quickly you get to know the products which are good for you and stick to them.

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How to Safely Sanitize Your Home https://www.previousmagazine.com/how-to-safely-sanitize-your-home https://www.previousmagazine.com/how-to-safely-sanitize-your-home#respond Fri, 10 Jul 2020 17:01:58 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=31954 Living through the COVID-19 Pandemic has reminded us all of the need to clean and sanitize our homes regularly. If you don’t like to use chemical sprays and wipes, there are actually other safe methods to disinfect your home by using natural ingredients that are just as effective. This article will suggest 5 homemade disinfectant...]]>

Living through the COVID-19 Pandemic has reminded us all of the need to clean and sanitize our homes regularly. If you don’t like to use chemical sprays and wipes, there are actually other safe methods to disinfect your home by using natural ingredients that are just as effective.

This article will suggest 5 homemade disinfectant tricks that will help sanitize your house.

1. Bleach

Bleach is such a strong cleaning agent, that it is the chemical most used by cleaning companies. The experts from Red Responders who do professional cleaning on crime scenes and other locations that need the highest level of cleaning explain that for cleaning your home, household bleach should be diluted. If you are looking to disinfect hard surfaces, you can dissolve 2ml of the 5.25% household bleach to 998ml of cold water. You can use this to wipe onto surfaces and other items to disinfect in your home, but the bleach should sit on the surface for at least 10 minutes before you wipe it off. Also, remember that this mixture is only effective for 24 hours, so you should just make enough for one-day use.

2. Lemon Juice

Lemon juice is ideal for cleaning stains like soap scum and other stains on ceramics and glass. The citric acid in lemons breaks down the stains, sanitizes non-porous surfaces, and reduces bacteria on hard surfaces. You can also use lemons to shine copper pots and pans. That’s why they say, “When life gives you lemons, make some household cleaner!”

3. Vinegar

Just like with lemons, the acid in vinegar is a great disinfectant and can be used for so many things like killing mold in your toilets and sink, cleaning glass and stainless steel, and washing fresh produce. All you need to do is mix one tablespoon of vinegar with one cup of water and put it in a spray bottle, and you are ready to go!

4. Alcohol

If you need to disinfect your phone and computer, you can get disinfectant wipes that are readily available in stores or use an alcohol solution with at least 70% concentration. With this alcohol solution, you just need to use a towel to wipe down the screen, monitor, keyboard, trackpad, mouse, phone covers, and all the places where your hand or arms will be touching the computer and phone.

Soap

5. Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is an all-natural ingredient with antimicrobial, antiviral, antifungal, and antiseptic properties. It can serve various purposes such as a multi-purpose home cleaner, air purifier, and mold killer. To make a multi-purpose cleaner, you just need to add 10 drops of tea tree oil to 2 cups of water and ½ cup of vinegar. To treat mold spots, just combine 1 tablespoon of tea tree oil with one cup of water and put in a spray bottle.  Tea tree oil also makes a great air purifier, and all you need to do is add a few drops into an oil diffuser and the air will be purified naturally.

Hopefully, these tips and tricks have given you new ideas on how to safely sanitize your home. Make sure you always wash your hands with soap and use gloves when disinfecting areas of your house!

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3 DIY Home Projects for Dudes With Time on Their Hands https://www.previousmagazine.com/3-diy-home-projects-for-dudes-with-time-on-their-hands https://www.previousmagazine.com/3-diy-home-projects-for-dudes-with-time-on-their-hands#respond Fri, 10 Jul 2020 09:30:59 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=31941 For years, you have told yourself that you would gladly work on DIY projects around the house all day long — if only you had the time. Now, because of the current situation in the world, you probably have the time. As a guy who is used to staying busy, your extended home stay can...]]>

For years, you have told yourself that you would gladly work on DIY projects around the house all day long — if only you had the time. Now, because of the current situation in the world, you probably have the time.

As a guy who is used to staying busy, your extended home stay can definitely be used to start tackling a number of DIY projects. If you need some inspiration on where to start, here are a few ideas.

Install a Home Security System

If you have been meaning to install a home security camera system for some time, this is the ideal opportunity to complete this important project. Fortunately, you can order a state-of-the-art wired in system online that is a perfect DIY project for dudes who have some extra time on their hands. For example, a 4K Ultra HD Security System from Lorex is a terrific option. These systems offer true 24/7 recording, high resolution and color night vision with impressive range. They also come with a UL CM rated cable that lets you run the cable through walls while still adhering to electrical codes; this will also allow you to install the cameras where you want. Then, once things calm down and you start spending time away from home again, the system will send push notifications that will keep you informed as to what is going on in and around your home at all times.

Strip and Stain the Kitchen Cabinets

You could spend the big bucks to buy all new kitchen cabinets — which often also means having to replace your counters while you are at it — or you could use this time at home to strip and stain the cabinets and give your kitchen a needed facelift. If you like the overall look of your kitchen and the cabinets are in great shape, this is a terrific and budget-friendly option. As Better Homes & Gardens notes, start by removing the hardware and wipe the cabinet fronts and doors with mineral spirits to remove grime and dust. Next, use a gel-type stripper on the cabinets and remove it with a plastic putty knife. After sanding the bare wood, apply stain to the cabinets and then after it dries, seal it up with polyurethane. If you are concerned about going into a local hardware or home improvement store to shop for the needed supplies, call around to see if any local shops are offering curbside delivery; for instance, Ace Hardware is currently offering this service. You will probably find that you can order what you need on the store’s website and when you arrive to pick it up, an employee will bring it right out to the trunk of your car.

Spruce Up Your Backyard

With so many people cooped up at home right now, it’s a great opportunity to spend time in the backyard and on the patio in the springtime weather. If your deck and yard are looking a bit neglected, spend a few days getting it back into shape. Give the lawn a good trim and take the time to pull pesky weeds by hand. Sand down those rusty metal tables and chairs, and give them a fresh coat of paint. String clear lights underneath the patio roof so you can enjoy time out back in the evening. Clean out the bird feeders and fill them with fresh seed; if you have kids at home, they will be sure to enjoy watching their feathered friends come to eat. Deep clean the BBQ and, if necessary, place an order online for charcoal briquets or propane. Once it’s all done, cook everyone a nice steak dinner and enjoy the fruits of your labor.

We Will Get Through This

Eventually, the world will return to normal and you’ll go back to having busy days and little time for DIY projects. But for now, you can keep your mind and body active while cooped up at home and get a number of tasks done that will beautify your home in the process.

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A Short Guide to Moving to the USA for Aussies https://www.previousmagazine.com/a-short-guide-to-moving-to-the-usa-for-aussies https://www.previousmagazine.com/a-short-guide-to-moving-to-the-usa-for-aussies#respond Thu, 09 Jul 2020 04:31:48 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=31938 Moving to a new country is always exciting, and this is undoubtedly true if you are moving to the United States, where there is so much to see and do. An Australian moving to America will experience the excitement of a new location without having to learn a new language or adjust to a completely...]]>

Moving to a new country is always exciting, and this is undoubtedly true if you are moving to the United States, where there is so much to see and do. An Australian moving to America will experience the excitement of a new location without having to learn a new language or adjust to a completely different culture.

The United States stretches across a whole continent, so every state is different. Don’t underestimate the size of the difference between the culture of one part of the country and another. Whether or not you love life in America may depend on where you live. If you can, visit a few cities before you move to the states.

How to move from Australia to the United States

If you want to move to the United States, you typically need to be sponsored. You might have an employer willing to give you a job in advance – this is one of the best ways of getting a visa. Another option is to have a relative who is already in America. Without a sponsor, it is a lot harder to get a visa. Australians have an easier time getting visas than most others, because of the E-3 work visa that is specifically for Australian citizens. Getting an E-3 is no picnic, but you do have an advantage over people from most other countries.

Getting a visa

Immigrating to the United States is just as much paperwork as you might assume it is. You have to fill out a lengthy petition before the immigration board will consider you. The U.S. citizen and immigration board will judge your application. If the immigration board accepts your petition, you will have to do an interview in Australia before you can move to the United States.

Not everyone can easily get a visa to work in the United States. You should have skills or education that are in demand in America. If you have a degree, your odds are much better. Skills and experience also matter, so don’t feel discouraged if you don’t have a degree. If an employer could easily have trouble finding someone with your skills, you may qualify for a work visa.

Work visas for Australians are good for two years and can be renewed. With an E-3 visa, your employer is required to pay you at minimum a typical salary for your position. Employers are not allowed to use E-3 visas as a way to pay workers less, so you are legally guaranteed an average wage for your job.

If you are planning to make any big decisions due to moving to the United States, don’t make these decisions too fast! The last thing you would want to do is sell your house and then find out that you aren’t going to be able to go to the U.S. after all. Get your visa approved before you make any decisions that you can’t take back!

Where can I apply for an E-3 visa?

You can apply for an E-3 visa at an American embassy or consulate. If you apply directly at a consulate, your application is likely to be treated fairly. While you might be able to apply without an in-person interview in some exceptional cases, an interview is usually necessary.

How can I get an E-3 without a degree?

If you don’t have a degree or don’t have a degree that is related to the work you are going to be doing, you should get an immigration lawyer to help you with your application. You will need to make a strong case that your work experience is equivalent to a bachelor’s degree. An immigration lawyer can find a way to make a strong case.

Can I apply for an E-3 if I am already in the United States?

Sometimes, but it may not be possible to change your current visa status to an E-3 while in the United States. If you are looking for an E-3 visa, it is a much better idea to apply while you are in Australia.

Moving from temporary to permanent citizenship

After you have been working in the United States for a few years, you should be well on your way to permanent citizenship. Once you are a permanent citizen, you can vote, own property, and potentially use the social security system.

To apply for full citizenship, you must have been a permanent resident for five years. The only exception is if your spouse is a U.S. citizen, in which case the time limit is only three years. If there is nothing to suggest that you are of bad character, you have a good chance at naturalization.

You will have to complete a “10 step naturalization process”, which is not nearly as complicated as it sounds. There will be a written citizenship test, an interview, and some paperwork. After getting your citizenship, you will get a green card to prove it.

A good immigration lawyer can help you

Regardless of where you are in the immigration process, a lawyer can help you. A good immigration lawyer can make the difference between success at getting your citizenship and failure. If you are seeking a temporary work visa for Australians, a legal defence against deportation, permanent citizenship, or countless other things, an immigration firm such as Lightman Law Firm can help.

Immigration lawyers understand all of the laws and know how to communicate with the immigration board at an expert level. They can save you from costly mistakes, and they can get you through the immigration process quickly.

A lawyer can help you get an E-3 visa for Australian citizens

Australian citizens should never apply for standard H1B visas. Getting an E-3 visa is a faster process; it is also less expensive. While there is theoretically a yearly limit on how many Australians can get an E-3 visa, the limit is not reached in practice. The U.S. is willing to allow more Australian workers than it approves.

While getting an E-3 is relatively easy, a lot can still go wrong if you try to do it yourself. When dealing with the immigration board, you have to think strategically. If you make a mistake, your application might be denied. With an immigration lawyer, all of the documentation you submit will be perfect, and your application will easily pass.

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Tips on How to Choose an Engagement Ring https://www.previousmagazine.com/tips-on-how-to-choose-an-engagement-ring https://www.previousmagazine.com/tips-on-how-to-choose-an-engagement-ring#respond Wed, 08 Jul 2020 23:10:56 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32041 An engagement is an important time in everyone’s life. All individuals want this to be perfect. A very important part of a proposal is an engagement ring. If you do not get a good one, you will regret it later on. Read on to find some helpful tips that your proposal will be memorable. Figure...]]>

An engagement is an important time in everyone’s life. All individuals want this to be perfect. A very important part of a proposal is an engagement ring. If you do not get a good one, you will regret it later on. Read on to find some helpful tips that your proposal will be memorable.

Figure Out Your Budget

If you do not want to face any complications, you need to know exactly how much you are willing to pay for a ring. Once you have a rough idea, you will know where to focus your efforts, then you can consider ring in your price range. For those with a small budget, a ring with a smaller gem is always an option.

Select a Style

Style is something that needs to be considered carefully when it comes to choosing a ring. There are many styles available and choosing the right one will be tough. If you’re not sure which style your partner would like, you could subtly try to find out what your partner would prefer. Research the different styles on the internet so you can get an idea of what your partner will want before going to the shop to buy it.

Purchase Something Unique

Millennials are drawn towards things that are unique and personal. The same applies to a ring. Many ladies opt to customize their rings and design something wonderful. It must be trendy and inimitable. You should look for unique diamond wedding rings which you can design yourself.

The Four Cs

When it comes to rings, keep in mind the four Cs: color, cut, clarity, and carat. Consider these, but do not make your selection based solely only on them. It is better to get something you like, rather than the most expensive or the boldest ring. The four Cs are only starting point for your decision.

Is Size Really Important?

This question can only be answered by you and your partner. However, it’s not the most important factor. If size does matter to your partner, then you can place less importance on the color and clarity, so that the ring does not cost too much.

Nowadays, rings are chosen not based on size, but on personality of an individual. Often, people like to move away from traditional rings and get what they feel reflects their character.

Choose a Good Jeweler

In this industry, theft is common and so it is vital to find a good jeweler. Get references from friends or colleagues, and look up reviews online and see what people have to say about them. You could be cheated into buying low-quality gold or a cheap diamond, and unless you’re an expert, you probably won’t know the difference.

Choosing an engagement ring is no easy task. Remember that you can always take a friend with you to help you narrow down your options. The more jewelers you visit, the more confusing it will be. Focus on a few rings and choose something special and personal which is also trending at the moment.

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The Best Way to Get Your Dream House https://www.previousmagazine.com/the-best-way-to-get-your-dream-house https://www.previousmagazine.com/the-best-way-to-get-your-dream-house#respond Wed, 08 Jul 2020 22:39:19 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32037 It is not surprising that you have been tentative about buying a new home because it is a considerable investment. One thing that comes to our minds is the possibility of getting the right house at the budget price. You will want to make the right decision and don’t want to risk your investment. It’s...]]>

It is not surprising that you have been tentative about buying a new home because it is a considerable investment. One thing that comes to our minds is the possibility of getting the right house at the budget price. You will want to make the right decision and don’t want to risk your investment. It’s extraordinary how some people can smell good things or bad things. For instance, you may feel good while entering a home and get homey vibes from it, or you may feel negative vibes as soon as you enter a house. This can make a significant difference. But how do you find the right house?

If you already know what type of house you want, what it will look like, how big it should be, and the location in which you want to live, then try Adenbrook Homes builders. Your ideas or dreams will become reality, and your expectations will be exceeded.

If you want to buy a house, then you should keep in mind certain indicators that will make you like or dislike it. Here are a few surprising things that can help you find the right house.

The House Will Attract You towards Itself

One exciting thing about looking a house is the vibes it gives off when you enter it. First impressions are very important. When you find the right house, you’ll feel that buying it is the right thing. So, look for this indicator. When any property dealer shows you a house, try sensing the vibes of the house. If you get good vibes, then this is a great start, and it means that you’re looking in the right place.

The House Will Welcome Its Guests

The very first three minutes being in a house can change your perspective of the place. Take a look around and see what the house is like. Does it seem welcoming and inviting? Can you imagine yourself and your family living there?

The House Will Embrace You the Moment You Enter

You’ll know within about three seconds of entering whether it feels warm and comforting. Does it seem to speak to you? Does it make you want to spend more time there? Does it feel like home? If so, it probably is.

The House Makes You Feel Safe

This is a point you don’t want to miss. If you’re going to invest in a home, you should at least feel safe while living there. A house is where your kids will play and live, and where your family will call home. You should make sure the house has good safety features and is located in a reputable and safe place. Why? Because no one wants to live in an unsafe neighbourhood.

In Conclusion

You’re responsible for your own decisions and actions. So, be careful of your decisions and do plenty of research when buying a house. Best luck!

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Mobile Casinos: The Games at Your Fingertips https://www.previousmagazine.com/mobile-casinos-the-games-at-your-fingertips https://www.previousmagazine.com/mobile-casinos-the-games-at-your-fingertips#respond Wed, 08 Jul 2020 16:19:10 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=31985 Mobile casinos have been around for quite a while, and we can now play our favourite casino games on our phones. It’s as simple as downloading an app onto your phone, signing up, and clicking on your favourite game. It’s a quick and easy source of entertainment! In this article, we will discuss why mobile...]]>

Mobile casinos have been around for quite a while, and we can now play our favourite casino games on our phones. It’s as simple as downloading an app onto your phone, signing up, and clicking on your favourite game. It’s a quick and easy source of entertainment! In this article, we will discuss why mobile casinos have become increasingly popular and why people choose to use them.

How Do Mobile Casinos Work?

Casino games, such as roulette, blackjack, baccarat, and poker, work the same as they would in a normal casino. On some casino apps and websites, you can even play a selection of mobile slots. You can use mobile casinos as long you have internet connection on your mobile phone or tablet. Simply pick your game and place your bets. If there you are looking to try games you’ve never played before, most mobile casinos with have instructions and guides on what to do.

How Do I Know a Mobile Casino Is Legitimate?

Not every mobile casino is trustworthy. There are some places that will try to scam you with rigged games and unfair policies. Make sure you look out for the following things:

Every reputable mobile casino should be licensed by the UK Gambling Commission or other relevant gambling authority, and their license number should be displayed on the website and app. This will give you the peace of mind that the casino app is safe to use and that their games are fair.

Your information should be protected through encryption so that your personal details are not compromised. They should also provide you with a secure way to log in and register. The mobile casino app should use secure payment methods, for example, bank transfer, debit cards, Google Pay, Apple Pay, and PayPal, among others.

You should easily be able to contact their customer service team so you can report any problems or ask any questions. Mobile casinos should have protocols in place to make sure that their customers are gambling responsibly, such as self-exclusion options and time limits. Mobile casinos have the responsibility to make sure their customers are over 18, and some may ask for proof of identity. They should also be working with places such as BeGambleAware, GamCare, GAMSTOP to protect those with gambling addictions and to provide support for problem gamblers.

What Are the Benefits of Online Casinos?

Because people carry their phones with them everywhere, they can gamble on the go. You can have the convenience of using casino apps on your commute to work, in your home, and even while your sipping cappuccinos at your local café. There’s no need to travel all the way to a casino just to place your bets. Mobile casinos often have a wider variety of games for you to choose from in comparison to normal casinos.

You could also potentially spend less by using a mobile casino app and you won’t have to worry about handling cash or carrying chips around. Unlike regular casinos, most mobile casinos usually have rewards and special offers available, such as free credits when your register or a few free spins of the slot games for regular users. It’s now easier than ever to have a bit of fun and to maybe make some cash.

Don’t forget to gamble responsibly!

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5 Personalized Gifts That Don’t Break the Bank https://www.previousmagazine.com/5-personalized-gifts-that-dont-break-the-bank https://www.previousmagazine.com/5-personalized-gifts-that-dont-break-the-bank#respond Wed, 08 Jul 2020 03:36:07 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=31958 Present buying can be difficult at the best of times, especially when it seems like the person that you’re buying for has everything already. Personalized gifts are great for people like this since you can guarantee that it’ll be something they don’t already own. However, since they’re one of a kind, personalized presents can often...]]>

Present buying can be difficult at the best of times, especially when it seems like the person that you’re buying for has everything already. Personalized gifts are great for people like this since you can guarantee that it’ll be something they don’t already own. However, since they’re one of a kind, personalized presents can often be costly.

This is why we have assembled a list of some of the best personalized gifts you can give someone that won’t break the bank.

Personalized Planner

Do you know someone that still likes to write everything down? A personalized planner is an excellent gift for those that still like to note down all of their appointments by hand. You can find all types of planners online that can be personalized as much or as little as you like.

A Photobook

In 2020, experts say that we will take over 1.4 trillion photographs. Everyone has a collection of beautiful memories stored in the form of pictures sat waiting on their phone. If you want to bring these memories to life, you should create a custom photobook retelling a special event like the timeline of a friendship or a relationship. You can also make customized photo collages if you want to use a more random selection of photos that are special to you but don’t necessarily have a theme.

Flowers

One of the most popular gifts for birthdays or anniversaries is a bunch of flowers. It’s easy to personalize a gift like this by adding your own decorative vase, or sweet treats to put on the side. Use this Proflowers coupon code to save money on their beautiful bunches that are perfect for celebrating any occasion. You can also get indulgent gift baskets that include spa treatments, gourmet food, and even Starbucks gift baskets.

Homemade Gift Baskets

If you want to further personalize a gift basket, then making one from scratch might be a good idea. Gift baskets come in all shapes and forms, and you can put everything from chocolate and alcohol to cooking ingredients and spices inside. Gift baskets are some of the most budget-friendly personalized gifts as you can choose exactly what goes inside them.

Wine Subscription Box

Although gifting a single bottle of wine doesn’t seem like much, gifting a wine subscription that you have personally tested and enjoyed is a great personalized present. You can pick out wines that you and the person you are buying for have both tried together, or something entirely new that you think they would like the taste of. Although a wine subscription box is a little pricier than the other suggestions, the receiver will appreciate the effort that you have gone to by individually selecting each bottle.

Final Verdict

Thinking of innovative and original gifts to give to loved ones can be one of the hardest things to do. This is why you should consider a personalized present to provide them with something that they definitely don’t already have on their birthday or special occasion.

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