Previous Magazine https://www.previousmagazine.com Exclusive News About Tech, Software, Music and More Fri, 25 Sep 2020 13:31:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.1 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 5 Social Media Stars Who Could Inspire You in Your Get-fit Efforts https://www.previousmagazine.com/5-social-media-stars-who-could-inspire-you-in-your-get-fit-efforts https://www.previousmagazine.com/5-social-media-stars-who-could-inspire-you-in-your-get-fit-efforts#respond Fri, 25 Sep 2020 13:31:29 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32712 Over lockdown it seems that people have fallen into two camps: Those who have cut themselves some slack by comfort eating and embracing their new-found curves, and those who have thrown themselves full-throttle into the home-fitness routine and have emerged mighty trim and healthy. If you fell into the first camp and feel horrified that...]]>

Over lockdown it seems that people have fallen into two camps: Those who have cut themselves some slack by comfort eating and embracing their new-found curves, and those who have thrown themselves full-throttle into the home-fitness routine and have emerged mighty trim and healthy. If you fell into the first camp and feel horrified that the buttons on your jeans no longer do up, maybe it’s time to get fit and eat a little healthier.

If only you could get off the couch and look up from your phone, right? Well, maybe what you need is a little inspiration from social media… Here are our favourite fitness stars:

Cassey Ho, LA

Cassey has come far since she started posting her Pilates workouts online in 2009 for her students. With 1.3 million Instagram followers, her workouts and her brand are popular all across the world. The next time you’re aimlessly scrolling through the social media platform, why not type her name into the search bar for some inspiration?

Lyzabeth Lopez, Canada

If you need some ‘get up and go’, check out Lyzabeth Lopez. Keeping it authentic is key to her success, and people love her Hourglass Workout and the fact she doesn’t promote an array of questionable products, like most influencers. Looking enviably lean yet curvy, just one look at Lyzabeth should spark some fitness fire within you.

Joe Wicks, UK

The world’s favourite PE teacher, all-round cheeky chap and genuinely nice guy, Joe Wicks aka The Body Coach makes it quick and easy to get fit and eat well. Based on HIIT training and simple yet filling 15-minute meals, Joe’s realistic take on getting fit makes him the friendly face of fitness. Why not check him out?

Chrissy Teigen, LA

Best known for her acerbic wit on social media (and her gorgeous husband and kids), Chrissy started out with a career in modelling and hasn’t let becoming a mother stop her from working out. She’s an advocate for ‘a bit of what you fancy (to eat) does you good’, but primarily cooks wholesome family meals.

Julianne Hough, LA

Everyone who likes to turn up the music and boogie in their kitchen can rest assured that it counts as proper exercise, thanks to Julianne. Winner of ‘Dancing with the Stars’, she shows that dancing works every part of your body and can have a monumental impact on your fitness levels. Combined with her regime of clean eating most of the week, followed by a realistic day off, we could all benefit from getting on board with Julianne’s approach.

Looking and feeling the part

While it’s probably not realistic to try to look like a social media fitness star overnight, wearing clothes that make you look like someone who’s taking their fitness journey seriously could very well help you feel like that person too. Hopefully you’re in this for the long haul, so get yourself some high quality tracksuits from a company like The Gym King  that you can wear while working out as well as looking good.

If reading this wasn’t enough inspiration for you, why not set up your workout track list and make your meal-plan for the week? Then stop scrolling and start moving!

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The Ultimate Guide to Having the Best Time in Vegas https://www.previousmagazine.com/the-ultimate-guide-to-having-the-best-time-in-vegas https://www.previousmagazine.com/the-ultimate-guide-to-having-the-best-time-in-vegas#respond Wed, 23 Sep 2020 11:19:41 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32706 Going to the Sin City at least once in your lifetime should be in every man’s bucket list. The thrill at the casino tables, the intense energy at the clubs, and the overall allure of Vegas is just something that you should never pass up. For anyone who is planning to go to Las Vegas...]]>

Going to the Sin City at least once in your lifetime should be in every man’s bucket list. The thrill at the casino tables, the intense energy at the clubs, and the overall allure of Vegas is just something that you should never pass up. For anyone who is planning to go to Las Vegas for the first time, you need to make sure that you experience the most of Vegas. Here’s the ultimate guide every man should take note of.

Don’t Skimp on Your Hotel Accommodation

The common mindset most men have when they go to Vegas is to skimp on their hotel accommodation, so they have more money to spend at the casinos. While this seems to be a smart move, doing this keeps you from having the best experience of the Sin City. This place is about luxury, among others. So, go get that room in that fancy hotel. Getting the comfort and indulgence in your hotel room would actually do you good, giving you the relaxation and positive vibes you will need when you go to the casino. Booking that really nice room for a night or two will definitely be worth the extra cost.

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Come to the Tables Well-Prepared

No one goes to a casino not aiming to leave with more money than when they came. If you want to win at the tables, or even the slot machines, you have to come well-prepared. Lucky for you, you don’t have to buy self-help books to learn poker tricks or understand how slot machines work. All these are now readily available online with just a few clicks. And you can even practice playing on online casino sites. According to bonus.ca, you can start playing using your free spins and other bonuses once you sign up so you have the option to play without spending. By the time you have arrived in Vegas, you will have the knowledge you need to play with confidence. And if luck is on your side, you’ll be leaving with heavier pockets.

Make Sure That You are Dressed for Success

While there’s no strict rule to suit up, it would be better if you bring that tailored suit that you wore at your cousin’s wedding, unless you’re a millionaire who does not need to prove himself to anyone. Men who come well-suited have a greater chance of being treated better. Besides, Vegas is all about luxury and sophistication, so it would be best if you fit in, right? You’ll also feel a lot better about yourself and will be able to enjoy your time in Vegas more if you dress for success. Never underestimate the power of a really nice suit. Looking like James Bond in Casino Royale would make you feel like James Bond, and might even help you win at the tables (though, it probably won’t).

Now you are armed with everything you need to know to have a great experience in Vegas, start saving up for that trip so you can check that item on your bucket list. It’s going to be one amazing adventure, for sure!

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What Tech is Being Used to Keep Our Offices and Workplaces Safe? https://www.previousmagazine.com/what-tech-is-being-used-to-keep-our-offices-and-workplaces-safe https://www.previousmagazine.com/what-tech-is-being-used-to-keep-our-offices-and-workplaces-safe#respond Tue, 22 Sep 2020 14:28:36 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32688 Many industries are being flooded by all sorts of tech that are making things easier than ever to operate. Safety is a primary concern for businesses across all sectors, however there is plenty of tech on the market that is helping to meet these needs. Let’s take a closer look at some of the solutions...]]>

Many industries are being flooded by all sorts of tech that are making things easier than ever to operate. Safety is a primary concern for businesses across all sectors, however there is plenty of tech on the market that is helping to meet these needs. Let’s take a closer look at some of the solutions currently available.

Sensors

You probably have a lot of sensitive equipment in your office or workspace, and you need to make sure that everything is always kept as safe as possible. If you have something like a bank of servers, these need to be kept in optimal conditions for the best possible results. Too much humidity or too high a temperature in the air will be bad for the servers and thus you need to make sure that they are always properly protected.

For example, you might decide to place IoT sensors in the room to monitor the atmosphere. The UKIoT’s sensors will be able to monitor aspects of the room they are in. The best thing about IoT sensors is you can find ones that can check for pretty much anything. If you have any sort of concern relating to safety or the need for observation, looking into IoT sensors could be the right first step.

Digital Doorbells

Many of us are beginning to invest in digital doorbells for our homes. They are a great tool that allows us to see who is at our doors by simply pulling out our phones and checking an app. Even if you are not nearby, you can still speak to someone who may be outside.

Obviously, there are also some great advantages to this for business owners. If you have an employee in the office by themselves, possibly working late, they will be able to see and speak to anyone who might be at the door in a safe manner. You can also get alerts in case there is suspicious activity around your door late at night as the doorbell can also be motion-activated.

Access Cards

Coded locks are not always the most secure. Other forms of keyless entry have really taken off. If you need to restrict certain areas of your business, an access card is a great way to do so.

These are brilliant for both staff and visitors alike. For staff, they can pick up their cards at the start of their working lives there. Visitors, meanwhile, can be issued a temporary pass that is only valid for a few hours or however long they will be at the business. It is an easy and secure way to ensure that everyone is where they are supposed to be.

As a business owner, you need to make sure that your business is always a safe and secure working environment. Luckily, much of the tech is readily available for you to use. If you have not got them already, think about including a few of the above items in your business now.

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What It Takes to Be a Level 2 Electrician https://www.previousmagazine.com/what-it-takes-to-be-a-level-2-electrician https://www.previousmagazine.com/what-it-takes-to-be-a-level-2-electrician#respond Tue, 22 Sep 2020 12:39:52 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32672 Unfortunately, life is not full of money trees that blossom every year, and sometimes we find ourselves in difficult financial situations with limited options. COVID-19 has impacted everyone, and during these uncertain times, you should consider searching for a stable career or learning a new skill. But before you decide on what you want to...]]>

Unfortunately, life is not full of money trees that blossom every year, and sometimes we find ourselves in difficult financial situations with limited options. COVID-19 has impacted everyone, and during these uncertain times, you should consider searching for a stable career or learning a new skill. But before you decide on what you want to do for the rest of your life, you should think about the things you have a passion for. If you want a new career where you can be your own boss and will always be in demand, why not try learning a trade, like electrician work?

Be Inspired

If you find something that inspires you, then go for it! Sure, being an electrician my not sound like an inspiring or exhilarating job, but it is perfect for people who like to work with their hands. It may sound easy, but this challenging work takes a lot of patience and can be physically demanding. It is a rewarding career with plenty of opportunities. Check out this link for some motivational and inspirational quotes to get you thinking about what you want to do with your life.

Get the Grades

To qualify for a Level 1 electrician diploma, you will need at least a C in four or more GCSEs or other equivalent. Once you have completed this, you will be qualified to progress to a Level 2 diploma. With each diploma, you will learn something different, starting with the basics, and you will learn practical skills and technical information. You will also need to learn about the different tools and equipment you will need, mathematics, what kinds of working environments there are, health and safety guidelines, interpersonal skills for dealing with clients.

You need at least a Level 3 diploma to qualify as a journeyman electrician. During your studies, you can apply to do an apprenticeship and get some work experience. It will take a minimum of 4 years of studying to become a qualified electrician.

Learn a Trade

Some people are better suited to certain trades, such as construction, masonry, glaziery, carpentry, plumbing, plastering, and landscaping. To become an electrician, you will have to put in the same amount of effort to learning this trade, as you would any other trade. There are certain necessities to be a successful electrician, such as studying and competing your training, having the dexterity and being physically able to do the work, and being able to understand more complex jobs.

Once you have completed your qualifications and training, you can get out there and start looking for jobs. Places like http://www.hottelectrics.com.au have several service options available and tailor-made services, which will provide you with the opportunity to use what you have learned to provide people with a top-quality service.

Figure Out What Kind of Work You Want to Do

There are more diplomas you can do past your Level 3 diploma. There are various foundation degrees and undergraduate degrees, and you can progress to a Master’s degree and doctorate degree, which could eventually lead you to become a master electrician. There is more than one kind of electrician, and it is a good idea for you to think about what kind of electrician you want to become and explore your options.

You can specialize in different kinds of electrician work, and some of these jobs include, highway systems electrician, instrumentation electrician, domestic electrician, commercial electrician, auto electrician, electrical machine repairer and rewinder, general technician electrical, and marine electricians.

There are many benefits of becoming an electrician, including potentially high earnings, flexible working hours, varied working environments, the option of being self-employed or being employed at a company, and high demand.

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5 Reasonable Questions to Ask Before and After the Job Is Done

Before someone hires an electrician, there are certain questions they will ask to make sure that person is properly qualified and fit to do the job. Because working with electrical wiring can be dangerous if not done properly, people will want to make sure they are hiring a professional. Here are the questions they will likely ask:

  • Can I have a copy of the necessary certificates? Having a certificate stating the work that was completed, with the electrician’s stamp of employment and qualifications showing everything was done according to legislation, is a must. Electrical Installation Certificates (EICs) and Building Regulations Compliance Certificates not only cover you for insurance purposes but legally keeps you on the right side of the road.
  • What about the warranty? Are you covered in the event of an electrical failure, due to human error or negligence and for what length of period?
  • How will this be maintained? How essential is it to have a plan in place, advice from the pros can differ from person to person as well as the rules set in place from firm to firm. A regular check-up and maintenance schedule is always a good idea. It is better to be safe than sorry.
  • Do I need to sign a contract? Have everything written down and signed by both parties, this is the safest and most clear-cut route when handling business so no party is blind-sided by a surprise invoice that was never mentioned. All fine print is checked off by both participants.
  • Is everything documented and registered? If you ensure that all work carried out is registered and documented, you will have no trouble or issues down the line should a problem occur or if a person wants to sell the property.

If you are an electrician who takes pride in their work and does their job efficiently, you will have return customers, referrals after a job well done, and high customer ratings on trading websites and forums. The more work you do, the more impressive your portfolio will look, and this will increase your chances of finding more clients. If you want a satisfying and fulfilling career, being an electrician may just be what you are looking for.

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Breaking the Myth: Does Hypnotherapy Work for Weight Loss? https://www.previousmagazine.com/breaking-the-myth-does-hypnotherapy-work-for-weight-loss https://www.previousmagazine.com/breaking-the-myth-does-hypnotherapy-work-for-weight-loss#respond Tue, 22 Sep 2020 07:50:15 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32691 When it comes to weight loss journeys, we all know about the usual methods. There are plenty of fad diets out there—juice cleanses, the Atkins diet—we see you (although, we don’t want to say we’d recommend these). But there may be one you haven’t heard of yet, and that’s hypnotherapy. Interestingly enough, hypnosis and the...]]>

When it comes to weight loss journeys, we all know about the usual methods. There are plenty of fad diets out there—juice cleanses, the Atkins diet—we see you (although, we don’t want to say we’d recommend these). But there may be one you haven’t heard of yet, and that’s hypnotherapy.

Interestingly enough, hypnosis and the practice of hypnotherapy is something people are now trying out to help them in their weight loss journeys. So, what is hypnotherapy exactly?

Hypnotherapy is a tool used to help individuals reach a state of hypnosis and deep relaxation—almost trance-like. During a session, it is believed that the conscious and subconscious mind are able to focus on certain things like verbal repetition and mental imagery, and in this state, the individual’s mind becomes open to change of behaviours, emotions, and habits. It’s not an unfamiliar concept, with many cultures having shown to use similar practices dating back thousands of years.

While you’re likely thinking of the misconception (thanks to popular culture) that hypnosis can make an individual do something against their will—such as behave like a monkey—it cannot actually make an individual do things against their will. It is entirely voluntary!

Hypnotherapy has been used in the past to help with behaviours including bed-wetting to smoking, and now, it has become more popular for treating conditions including anxiety, phobias, panic attacks, sleep problems, and even weight problems.

But let’s focus on hypnotherapy as a weight loss tool. How effective is it, really? After all, when it comes to weight loss, we should all know by now that there is no quick and easy fix out there.

Studies have shown that individuals can benefit from hypnotherapy for weight loss when used in conjunction with traditional weight management strategies. For those who do tend to respond well to hypnotherapy treatments, it can help diminish negative self-talk and self-sabotage in regards to diet, and can also potentially help those who may have weight issues as a result of past trauma.

Mailin Colman, president of the Australian Hypnotherapists Association (AHA), says that hypnotherapy can work well with clients who are open to treatment, but that weight loss is complex and motivations and triggers for eating or overeating can differ for individuals.

“That’s where a good hypnotherapist will work with the client to work out where their issues lie,” she says.

Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) spokesperson Professor Clare Collins says that while weight loss is complex in terms of diet and exercise, the psychological aspects are equally as important too—and therefore working out what triggers and motivations are for being overweight are. This is where hypnotherapy may come into play, and where individuals will benefit from hypnotherapy conducted on a continuing basis.

So to answer the question: does it work? While hypnotherapy can provide an edge over other weight loss methods, research suggests that using it in combination with a nutritious diet, daily exercise, and an overall healthy lifestyle may help with overall weight loss.

If you’re keen to give it a try, it’s important to make sure you’re dealing with hypnotherapists with the right qualifications and licencing.

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7 Easy Ways to Make Your Yard Fresher Than Ever https://www.previousmagazine.com/7-easy-ways-to-make-your-yard-fresher-than-ever https://www.previousmagazine.com/7-easy-ways-to-make-your-yard-fresher-than-ever#respond Mon, 21 Sep 2020 06:22:31 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32662 Having a beautiful yard could help enhance your curb appeal as well as make your home a beautiful habitation. Nothing’s quite as welcoming as having a yard filled with flower pots, a vegetable garden, and trees that help supply your home with the much-needed oxygen. There’s a lot that you can do to enhance your...]]>

Having a beautiful yard could help enhance your curb appeal as well as make your home a beautiful habitation. Nothing’s quite as welcoming as having a yard filled with flower pots, a vegetable garden, and trees that help supply your home with the much-needed oxygen.

There’s a lot that you can do to enhance your compound’s appearance. It could call for investing in landscaping services, your input, especially with your DIY skills, or investing in a home that’s already well kept. These are but some of the ways that could help improve your yard’s appearance. For this and more, below are seven easy ways to make your yard fresher than ever. They include:-

1. Outdoor Lighting

While it might seem like a far fetched yard freshener idea, landscape lighting is one way to help improve your yard. In addition to this, it might help keep the burglars at bay. Light is a security initiative, especially when living in areas with high crime rates. Ideally, you’ll want to find outdoor light options that will be cheap to maintain, not cost you much on your utility bills, and be cheap to install. You could opt for outdoor LED lighting strip options or in the case of those living in power deficient areas, solar panel lighting options. All these are ideas to help your landscape lighting be cheaper and more effective. Among the factors to consider when it comes to investing in outdoor lighting include:

  • Yard space – This is an important consideration because not all outdoor lighting options will work with all yard spaces. Some lighting options are bigger and brighter than a small yard space could handle.
  • Outdoor lighting options – There are so many outdoor lighting options out there and not all will meet your expectations. It could be that you need frosted bulbs, bulbs that suit your specific wattage needs, or dim lights. These are considerations to factor in before installing outdoor lighting.
  • Coloring – In this day and age, especially since the inceptions of technological advancements, you have these lights that have different color shades that could really help make your yard a seventh heaven. Consider lighting color options that match with your home curb appearance as well as the vegetation.
  • Outdoor light styles – It could be that you want traditional lighting in your outdoor environment, contemporary, or modern lighting options. All this can be discussed with your local electricians for installation purposes.
  • Quality – You’ll, of course, want outdoor lighting options that will last and quality lights that will help to boost the appearance of your yard. They say that cheaper isn’t always better and this statement couldn’t be any truer. Go for light options that will withstand the elements.
  • Bigger is not always better – Not everything you see out there will help to enhance your yard’s appearance. It could be that bigger lighting options will cost you more to maintain or it could be that they’ll not serve you as you wish. Choose wisely!

2. Call In The Experts

As earlier mentioned in the introductory part, you have the option of calling landscaping experts to help enhance your yard. This will be based on your particular needs and wants. It could be that you want to add a garden, lawn, or other yard enhancement elements. All these can be achieved by contacting local landscaping experts.

3. Do It Yourself

If you are a proficient gardener, nothing should stop you from making your yard the talk of the town. This could mean anything from flower pots, a backyard flower garden, or a driveway that speaks volumes about the people living in the home. You could have a lot of free time from work or maybe you are a work-from-home mom or dad. This will help to make it easier to do most of the yard jobs.

4. Fake It Or Make It

Do you know of the many women wearing fake wigs and still manage to turn up in clubs looking super hot and fabulous? There are also fake grass options that no one will ever know about. All you need is a supplier who knows their stuff or else, your home will become a laughing stock.

5. Add Color With Objects

Not all homes need flower pots to look good! It could be a colorful patio arrangement, great looking bird feeders, or a peacock roaming in your yard. Yes, you can have colorful pets as objects of beauty. But then again, you need to be extra cautious about how well you take care of them. This means feeding them with their appropriate diet, taking them to the vet, or spending time with them in your yard.

6. Retouch Your Outdoor Walls With Some Paint

This is a no brainer! It could be that your outdoor walls have over time depreciated as a result of exposure to the elements. Adding paint could help bring back the spark that could compliment your gardens. Whatever color you choose, ensure that it’s a color that matches your interior color decor. Additionally, coordinate the exterior colors with the landscape features in a way that superiorly supports your color options.

7. Trim The Hedges

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There’s a good reason you see people mow their lawns. It’s not to keep the grass short but to improve their yard’s appearance. This goes beyond the lawn and extends to the overgrown tree branches, collecting trash around the yard, and trimming the hedges around your yard. This is a noble endeavor that will help to make your yard look fresh and neat. There are paid hands that will help you with such tasks and all you need is to check in with the local yard cleaners and all shall be well.

Clarissa Pinkola Estes was once quoted as saying “You know the best thing about having a house? You get to plant whatever you want in the yard and watch it grow!” It doesn’t get any better than this! You have an open canvas – that’s your home – to do whatever you want with. The above ideas will help to make your yard fresher than ever, and if you’re still looking for more, try these inspiring ideas for your garden too.

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9 Essential Ways to Stay Germ-Free at Work and Home https://www.previousmagazine.com/9-essential-ways-to-stay-germ-free-at-work-and-home https://www.previousmagazine.com/9-essential-ways-to-stay-germ-free-at-work-and-home#respond Sat, 19 Sep 2020 14:04:11 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32679 Germs spread so easily, and one of the most common ways they spread is from touching your face or nose and then touching other things. When you encounter germs, you can become sick, so it’s vital to find ways to stay germ-free. You might be wondering what the best ways to stay germ-free are. The...]]>

Germs spread so easily, and one of the most common ways they spread is from touching your face or nose and then touching other things. When you encounter germs, you can become sick, so it’s vital to find ways to stay germ-free.

You might be wondering what the best ways to stay germ-free are. The truth is, you can do many things to keep germs away. With the right steps, you’ll be able to reduce contact with germs and stop spreading them.

If you’re interested in learning how to stay germ-free at work and home, continue reading. Here are nine essential tips that can help you accomplish this goal.

  1. Wash Your Hands Properly and Often

If you want to stay germ-free, you’ll need to focus on effective hand-washing skills. There are two main principles to know about washing your hands. The first is to clean them properly, and the second is to wash them often.

Proper hand-washing skills require using warm water and antibacterial soap. As you wash them, aim to keep them in the warm water for 20 to 30 seconds, scrubbing the entire time.

Washing often means washing as frequently as needed. This includes washing them after using the bathroom and washing them before eating. You might also want to wash them after touching things that are not yours.

  1. Clean Your Phone and Electronics

Staying germ-free also requires cleaning your cellphone and electronics every day. In fact, you might want to carry antibacterial wipes with you so you can clean these items several times a day.

You might be surprised to learn that some people never sanitize these items, yet they can contain tons of germs. Anytime you touch your phone without washing your hands first, you take the risk of spreading germs to your hands.

  1. Avoid Touching Your Face

Having germs on your hands is normal and really doesn’t harm you. It’s when you touch your germ-filled hands to your face where the problems arise. When you touch your face with unclean hands, you can spread germs to your face.

On the other hand, if you have clean hands when you touch your face, your face might spread germs to your hands. The best option for staying germ-free is to avoid touching your face.

If you touch your face or rub your eyes, you should aim to wash your hands right away. If you can avoid touching your face, you can stop the spread of germs.

  1. Wear a Mask

Another great way to reduce the number of germs you encounter is by wearing a face mask. A face mask covers your mouth and nose.

When you wear a mask, it filters the air before you breathe it, allowing you to breathe in cleaner air. Wearing a mask also helps you keep your germs to yourself, as it stops germs from coming out of your mouth and into the air.

  1. Use Hand Sanitizer

If you can’t wash your hands as often as you would like, you can supplement it with liquid hand sanitizer. Hand sanitizer kills germs found on your hands. You can use it as often as you would like, but you should use a highly effective brand.

The benefit of using hand sanitizer is that you can keep a bottle with you all the time. Whenever you touch anything that is not yours, you can apply a small amount on your hands and rub it in. Instantly, you’ll have germ-free hands.

  1. Avoid Sharing Things

Learning how to be germ-free is vital if you work with other people. One good habit to develop is to avoid sharing things with your co-workers. You shouldn’t share drinks, food, or electronics.

If you have to share items, make sure you clean them before and after using them. You can wipe them with antibacterial wipes to clean them, and you should do this as often as necessary.

  1. Use Caution With Your Things

It is also vital to learn how to stay germ-free this fall, and another good habit is to use caution with your things. For example, women often carry purses. When they enter restrooms, some might set them down on the restroom floors.

After they finish in the bathroom, they may pick up their purses and set them in their cars or on their kitchen counters. When you do this, you spread germs from the bathroom floor to any place you set your purse.

You can stay germ-free by developing better habits with your personal things. Trying to avoid setting your things in germ-filled places is a good place to start.

  1. Keep Your Distance

Another excellent habit to develop is keeping your distance. Keeping your distance means staying six feet apart from others. When you stand too close to other people, you can acquire germs from them just from talking.

If you keep your distance, you’ll be able to stop the spread of germs from them to you. This habit also helps you keep your germs to yourself.

  1. Sanitize Your Home

Finally, it’s essential to take the time to sanitize your home often. One step is to use antibacterial soap to clean all hard-surfaced areas. Another step is to use disinfecting sprays in every room.

As you clean your home, remember to wipe down all the areas your hands touch. You might want to go through your home and wipe off all the light switches, for example. Wiping down all the doorknobs is also a smart move.

Taking time to do this each day can help eliminate the germs in your home. If you can reduce the germs there, you might stay healthier.

Staying Germ-Free Takes Extra Work But Is Possible

While it’s impossible to avoid germs completely, taking the right steps can help reduce your contact with germs. Aiming to live a germ-free life requires some extra steps, but can make a significant difference.

Learning how to stay germ-free is helpful and essential for your health. If you’d like to learn more about living a healthy life, check out the rest of our blog.

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4 Key Signs It’s Time to Make an Eye Doctor Appointment https://www.previousmagazine.com/4-key-signs-its-time-to-make-an-eye-doctor-appointment https://www.previousmagazine.com/4-key-signs-its-time-to-make-an-eye-doctor-appointment#respond Fri, 18 Sep 2020 10:18:47 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32648 Do you see your eye doctor on a regular basis? If you don’t suffer from any current eye issues, then you might not need to see your eye doctor frequently. You should; however, schedule eye doctor visits at least once a year. When your eyes are healthy for the most part, it can be easy...]]>

Do you see your eye doctor on a regular basis? If you don’t suffer from any current eye issues, then you might not need to see your eye doctor frequently. You should; however, schedule eye doctor visits at least once a year.

When your eyes are healthy for the most part, it can be easy to forget to schedule these appointments, though. Are you in need of eye exams? Continue reading our guide below to learn when to go to the eye doctor!

  1. You Suffer From Frequent Headaches

Do you constantly suffer from daily headaches? When we experience a headache, we don’t always assume it’s our eyes causing it, but there’s a chance it is. Constant strain on the eyes can cause headaches.

Ask yourself, do you stare at a computer screen or cell phone for long periods of time? The lighting you work in can cause eye strain as well. If you can relate to either of these, then you’ll want to see your eye doctor.

  1. Your Prescriptions Are Out of Date

Do you already have prescription glasses? Do you wear them as you should? When’s the last time you had your prescriptions updated?

Unfortunately, eyeglass prescriptions aren’t a one time and done type of situation. Our vision changes over the years. Your eyesight might get worse, or it might get better over time.

If you don’t remember the last time you updated your prescription glasses or contact lenses, then it’s time to schedule your appointment.

  1. You’ve Been Diagnosed With Diabetes

Being diagnosed with diabetes comes with several challenges. One of those challenges is possible damages to the retina, which could lead to loss of vision if not treated. Whether you’ve recently been diagnosed with diabetes or if it runs in your family, you should see your eye doctor for regular eye checkups.

Even if you don’t have any current eye troubles, you’ll want to have them checked regularly as a proactive eye health measure. These regular visits will ensure eye health and peace of mind.

  1. You Have Dry, Red, or Itchy Eyes

Dry, red, or itchy eyes aren’t always signs of serious eye trouble. Sometimes, these signs could mean minor allergies. Other times, however, it could mean an eye infection.

Either way, it’s best to see your doctor and get a professional diagnosis. If it’s allergies, your doctor can advise you on medications to take, or changes to make in your daily routine to help relieve your allergies. If it’s an infection, then your doctor will prescribe you the right medications or antibiotics to treat it.

You want to do this as soon as possible to prevent any further damage to your eyes.

Is It Time for You to See the Eye Doctor?

After reading through this guide, have you decided it’s time for you to see your eye doctor? If any of these points listed above relate to you, then be sure to schedule your appointment now and keep your eyes in good health.

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Home Maintenance Tips to Help Prepare for Winter https://www.previousmagazine.com/home-maintenance-tips-to-help-prepare-for-winter https://www.previousmagazine.com/home-maintenance-tips-to-help-prepare-for-winter#respond Thu, 17 Sep 2020 14:50:48 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32651 Fall is a pivotal time of year, as it presents the perfect conditions to prepare for the harsh cold of winter. While the air is crisp and the landscape is changing into a beautiful color palette, take the time to care for your home. Add home maintenance to your to-do list this season, and rest...]]>

Fall is a pivotal time of year, as it presents the perfect conditions to prepare for the harsh cold of winter. While the air is crisp and the landscape is changing into a beautiful color palette, take the time to care for your home.

Add home maintenance to your to-do list this season, and rest warm and cozy in a home you know will get you safely through the winter weather ahead. Here is a brief look at a few steps you can take to properly prep and maintain your home for the upcoming winter months.

Change the direction of your ceiling fans

The old rule of thumb that warm air rises comes into play when you know winter weather is on its way. Change the direction of your ceiling fans so that the blades are pulling the air from up high to down low.

On the flipside, in the summer, you want your fans to pull the cooler air up from the floor. There’s usually a smaller chain or a switch on your device that will shift the direction of the blades.

Service your furnace and thermostat

Your furnace and thermostat should go through a full and thorough check before the cold temperatures set in for the season. Have a professional service your furnace to make sure your system is ready to keep your family warm all winter.

Regarding your thermostat, take the time to install a programmable unit. Programming your thermostat to adjust on its own to the temperature changes outside will help you save money on energy bills through the winter.

Fix up the windows and doors

Fall is a great time to check out your windows and doors. Make sure there are no air drafts getting through, so your heater doesn’t have to work overtime to keep you and your family warm through the winter.

If you feel any noticeable drafts coming from around your windows and doors. Investigate what it will take to fix the issue, and take action.

Time to close down the swimming pool

With fall well on its way, it’s time to get the pool ready to lie dormant for a bit. Drain most of the water from the pool to keep from creating a huge ice cube during the winter.

If freezing temps hit while your pool is still full of water, the ice could do some pretty extensive damage to the inside of your swimming hole. Also, make sure to safely and securely cover your pool, so no foreign objects or people can fall in while it’s closed.

Clean out the gutters and downspouts

Fall brings to the table a flood of falling leaves and debris that can set up shop in your home’s gutters and downspouts.

If you don’t clean the debris from your gutters, the winter weather can freeze and refreeze the blockage causing damage to the structure of your gutters. It’s best to start with a clean slate, and get up there to clean out those gutters.

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Mounting Your TV to Get the Best Viewing Experience https://www.previousmagazine.com/mounting-your-tv-to-get-the-best-viewing-experience https://www.previousmagazine.com/mounting-your-tv-to-get-the-best-viewing-experience#respond Thu, 17 Sep 2020 04:07:42 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32608 As the third most populous city in Australia, Brisbane is a green city with pleasant climate and access to major tourist attractions. It is not only a top choice for tourists visiting the country, but also for people, from any part of the world, looking to settle down. Living in Brisbane comes with several advantages,...]]>

As the third most populous city in Australia, Brisbane is a green city with pleasant climate and access to major tourist attractions. It is not only a top choice for tourists visiting the country, but also for people, from any part of the world, looking to settle down. Living in Brisbane comes with several advantages, and you can make it even more worthwhile by making your home as comfortable as possible!

Thanks to technology and advancements, there are tons of things you can do to make your home entertaining, fun, and cozy. Things like smart home improvements and TV wall mounting in Brisbane can easily transform your abode into a functional space. With the growing trend for smaller homes and apartments, there has been an influx of solutions introduced to maximize space and make the most out of every corner.

When it comes to entertainment, TVs remain a classic in every home, and with modern TVs donning flat screens, many homeowners have opted to mount them to walls. Should you decide to get a TV wall mount, here are a few things to know about them.

Types of TV Wall Mounts

While there are several options when it comes to TV wall mounting in Brisbane, here are three of the most common types that you may find in most households:

  1. Fixed

As the name suggests, a fixed mount does not permit any movement and fixes your TV into a single spot in your home. It is easy to use and affordable, and one of the best options to save space since it does not have any position adjustment.

  1. Tilting

A tilted mount offers slightly more flexibility compared to a fixed mount since it allows you to adjust the tilt of your TV, usually until a 15-degree angle. Given this added feature, this mount is more expensive but convenient to help viewers get the optimal viewing angle.

  1. Articulating

The articulating or full-motion TV mount is said to be the best option in the market as it gives you utmost freedom, allowing you to move the TV up, down, left, and right. It offers the most flexible range of motion and is ideal for living rooms where you have the space to adjust the TV to your desired direction.

How to Select a TV Mount?

While the full-motion TV mount has the most advantages, it does not necessarily suit all homes. Ultimately, the right TV mount will depend on your home, TV, and needs. For one, your mount has to be compatible with your TV specifications since it has to match the size and weight of your device. Otherwise, you may risk damaging and breaking your TV, especially if you get a mount that is designed for a size smaller than yours.

Next, you can think about how you usually enjoy watching TV. Are you content with having it fixed in one position and not moving, or do you prefer having variety and being able to swivel it around? If you choose the latter, how much movement do you need? Some mounts offer limited adjustments while others offer full range of motion.

Finally, you can also consider pricing in your decision. Though you want to stick to affordable options, you have to weigh in quality and see whether the mount is strong and durable. While you want to save money with cheaper mounts, you want to make sure that they can hold up your TV set well.

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The Essentials for Your New Puppy https://www.previousmagazine.com/the-essentials-for-your-new-puppy https://www.previousmagazine.com/the-essentials-for-your-new-puppy#respond Thu, 17 Sep 2020 03:31:32 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32602 If you want to enjoy a laid-back lifestyle but live in a cutting-edge country, Australia is ideal for you. It will let you enjoy the outdoors because of its yearlong sunny weather. Likewise, if you enjoy outdoor activities, why not get yourself a pet dog to share your outdoor fun? The country’s love affair with...]]>

If you want to enjoy a laid-back lifestyle but live in a cutting-edge country, Australia is ideal for you. It will let you enjoy the outdoors because of its yearlong sunny weather. Likewise, if you enjoy outdoor activities, why not get yourself a pet dog to share your outdoor fun?

The country’s love affair with pets is evident with the abundance of stores selling pet supplies in Australia. Australians are avid animal lovers, and most homes have pet dogs as part of their family. If you plan to get your first dog, here are the essential things you must-have for your new puppy.

Puppy Toys. Puppies love to explore new things and inspect them, biting or chewing on them. It is important to give puppies toys that would develop their teeth but not harm them. Plush toys that squeak are entertaining for your pups. Toys with ridges and made out of silicon will help develop the teeth of your puppies.

Food and Water Bowls. Your puppy will need to have bowls where their food and water can be served. Food and water bowls can be made of hard plastic, ceramic, or stainless steel. These bowls’ prices vary, with plastics being the cheapest and stainless steel as the most expensive. However, when you invest in your new companion, it is best to choose stainless steel since these are the easiest to clean and sanitise. Likewise, when you purchase dish bowls for your puppy, include a non-slip silicone mat to place the bowls. This mat will make sure that the puppy cannot drag their bowls around and make a mess.

Puppy Food. Puppies need proper nutrition, and you can see how fast they will grow. It is important to give your puppies the right type of food for their breed. It is important to check pet supplies in Australia for a puppy food that is properly formulated for your puppy’s weight and size.

Grooming Supplies. Shampoos, toothbrushes, nail clippers, and other grooming supplies should also be purchased to ensure that your puppy will always look their best.

Training Tools. The right time to train your dog is when they are still puppies. Puppies may already learn basic commands such as sit or stay when they reach 7 to 8 weeks. Other behavioural changes you want for your puppy must be reinforced with different training gear, such as leashes and collars.

Bark Collars. Bark collars are effective tools to control unwanted barking through the use of interrupters. A bark collar can emit sounds, produce electric shocks or vibrations, or spray air or citronella whenever a dog barks unnecessarily.

Although it has been proven that bark collars work, their effectiveness relies on how the master or handler uses them to control the barking. Remember that some barks are important, so be sure to activate the bark collars only when the barking is unnecessary. You can purchase bark collars by checking various pet supplies in Australia.

Having your first puppy can be an exciting part of your life since it is when you will get to know your best friend that will give you unconditional love. Love your puppy back by providing them with the best puppy stuff that money can buy.

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7 of the Best Luxury Clothing Brands of 2020 https://www.previousmagazine.com/7-of-the-best-luxury-clothing-brands-of-2020 https://www.previousmagazine.com/7-of-the-best-luxury-clothing-brands-of-2020#respond Thu, 17 Sep 2020 01:08:45 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32659 Are you a fashion lover? If so, you know how important style is in our everyday lives. The clothing we wear can have a significant impact on our psychological processes. Whether on a night out, at work, or on a date, the clothes we wear also speak volumes on who we are and what we...]]>

Are you a fashion lover? If so, you know how important style is in our everyday lives. The clothing we wear can have a significant impact on our psychological processes.

Whether on a night out, at work, or on a date, the clothes we wear also speak volumes on who we are and what we stand for. The next time you’re getting dressed, think about what your style represents. If you’re looking to level up your wardrobe, buying from a luxury clothing brand can help.

Here are seven of the best brands that can take your style from drab to fab.

  1. Prada

Founded by Mario Prada in 1913, the Italian Prada brand specializes in leather handbags, shoes, head to toe outfits, and accessories.

Prada blazes the trails for many clothing trends and emphasizes experimentation for self-expression. As one of the top 2020 brands for fashion, you’ll likely see the Prada style on many top celebrities. If you’re an innovative, creative, bold individual, you’ll love Prada’s unique pieces.

  1. Versace

Another Italian powerhouse, Versace by Gianni Versace embraces loud patterns and stylistic construction.

For women, children, and men, Versace offers eye-catching pieces made to last. Since 1978, their accessories and couture clothing have graced runways all over the world. To sport the unique Medusa logo and trademark looks, consider shopping at Versace.

  1. Burberry

Established in 1856, the British Burberry label is well-known for its trench coats and recognizable patterns.

Burberry’s collection of streetwear designs serve to connect casual with formal styles. With puffer jackets, trousers, and more, this brand offers fashion-forward options for someone on the go. If you’re interested in high-quality, sporty looks, Burberry is the brand for you.

  1. Chanel

As a French fashion house that offers chic, couture pieces, Chanel focuses on luxury women’s wear. Founded in 1909 in Paris, Chanel collections offer functional yet flattering women’s silhouettes.

Worn by many notable figures like Marilyn Monroe and Jackie Kennedy, Chanel is a timeless, revolutionary brand to support.

  1. Louis Vuitton

Founded in 1854, Louis Vuitton is another French icon known for the signature LV monogram.

As one of the world’s most valuable brands, Louis Vuitton appeals to a wide audience with its high-quality pieces. If shopping for a Louis Vuitton item, consider investing in one of their popular trunks. This bag is beautiful, long-lasting, and guaranteed to turn heads.

  1. Jacquemus

As a relatively new fashion brand, the Jacquemus label has taken the world of haute couture by storm. Simon Porte Jacquemus was only 20 years old when he founded the brand in 2009, and since then, it has appeared on runways and red carpets across the globe.

Known best for its Le Chuiquito handbag that caught the attention of many, this brand sets the stage for modern fashion trends.

  1. Alexander McQueen

Founded in 1992 by a former Givenchy designer, Alexander McQueen is a British fashion house known for its lavish runway shows and designs.

Since its creation, Alexander McQueen’s styles have proven popular on both catwalks and sidewalks. For a chic, yet classic style, consider browsing Alexander McQueen today.

Shop a Luxury Clothing Brand Today

If you’re looking for an upgraded style, a luxury clothing brand can take your look to the next level. Treat yourself today to a beautiful, stylish makeover.

If you enjoyed this article, leave us a comment down below and check out our other posts.

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Why Nose Piercings Are More than Just a Piece of Jewelry https://www.previousmagazine.com/why-nose-piercings-are-more-than-just-a-piece-of-jewelry https://www.previousmagazine.com/why-nose-piercings-are-more-than-just-a-piece-of-jewelry#respond Wed, 16 Sep 2020 22:58:54 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32642 Nose piercings are like other kinds of body modifications or body piercings. Nose pairings have a lot of advantages and disadvantages, and is one of the latest beauty trends. Nose piercings are popular in places like Pakistan, India, and Africa too. Nose piercings have become popular worldwide. This jewelry piece plays a key role in...]]>

Nose piercings are like other kinds of body modifications or body piercings. Nose pairings have a lot of advantages and disadvantages, and is one of the latest beauty trends. Nose piercings are popular in places like Pakistan, India, and Africa too.

Nose piercings have become popular worldwide. This jewelry piece plays a key role in the lives of women because it can improve their confidence and enhance their facial features. They’re almost as popular as earrings. You can find the latest design of gold earrings when you search online.

If you want to know the ways in which a nose piercing can improve your appearance then, read ahead:

They Give You an Edgier Look

People with a long face can go for a studded nose or beaded nose stud because it will give them an edgier look and transform their face. They can either choose a nose stud with a single bead or stone or one with multiple stones or beads.

They Have a Subtle Appearance

Nose studs are a good option for people who have never got a piercing before, but are looking for something subtle and simple. This piece of jewelry provides you a unique look and also helps you in coping up with your new looking face.

They Can Change the Appearance of Your Nose

People who have wider or thinner nostrils often think that piercing their nose will make it look weird, but they’re wrong. Piercing your nose can draw attention to your nose, but that’s non necessarily a bad thing. If you’re worried you should consider getting a septum piercing. These nose pin design piercings can make your nostrils appear smaller.

Cultural Customs

Wearing a nose piercing is a popular custom in many countries, including in India where it signifies that a woman is married, and it plays an essential role in jewelry trends.

They Can Make Your Face Look Slimmer

Women who have oval-shaped faces with a round facial structure might prefer something that can make their face appear slimmer, and this can be ideally accomplished by wearing a partially beaded nose stud.

Nose piercings can look unique and stylish, but it is equally important to select the right kind of metal so that it doesn’t cause any skin irritation. If you don’t take proper care of your piercing, it may result in an infection which will cause dark spots and a rash on your nose. Hence, it is recommended you carefully choose what kind of metal your nose jewelry is made of, and you should also clean your jewelry and piercing as regular as possible.

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Picking Out the Perfect Dress for Your Little Girl as the Weather Warms Up https://www.previousmagazine.com/picking-out-the-perfect-dress-for-your-little-girl-as-the-weather-warms-up https://www.previousmagazine.com/picking-out-the-perfect-dress-for-your-little-girl-as-the-weather-warms-up#respond Wed, 16 Sep 2020 22:17:03 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32630 As the weather warms up, we all start to swap out our woolly knits and cosy jackets for our spring and summer wardrobes. The warmer months call for cute frocks and floral staples – and this also goes for your little girl’s wardrobe! Whether this is your first change of season with your daughter or...]]>

As the weather warms up, we all start to swap out our woolly knits and cosy jackets for our spring and summer wardrobes. The warmer months call for cute frocks and floral staples – and this also goes for your little girl’s wardrobe! Whether this is your first change of season with your daughter or you have been enjoying hot summers together for a few years now, it is always important to know how to pick the perfect dress for them as it starts to warm up. From different styles and designs to summer-friendly fabrics, there is plenty to consider, so, whether you are looking for a brand-new dress to welcome their very first summer or they’ve grown a bit since last season, take a look below to find out how to pick the perfect dress for your little girl.

Pick something she’s going to love

It doesn’t matter how soft, cute or practical the dress is if your little girl isn’t going to want to wear it! When it comes to picking out a stylish girls dress, you need to make sure that she loves it, so you know she will want to wear it as it warms up. If you are planning on going out shopping for a dress, take your little girl along with you so she can enjoy the experience and also help you pick out a dress (or maybe even a few) that she will want to wear. If you prefer to online shop, pull up a chair for your little one and let her help you shop for her new dress – she will love it! If your little girl likes the outfit that you pick out, it’s going to make it so much easier to incorporate it into her day to day wear – especially when transitioning from cooler to warmer months when the outfits she is used to wearing are no longer suitable for the temperature.

Pick an appropriate fabric for the weather

When shopping for clothes for the warmer months, it is important to check what fabric the items are, as the outfits we wear during the cooler months may not be the most suitable fabrics for when it warms up. When shopping for the perfect summer dress for your little girl, keep an eye out for dresses with floaty skirts because they will make sure there is plenty of airflow while she’s wearing it. Floaty dresses will also make sure she doesn’t get too warm, especially if she’ll be wearing it to play or out to a friend’s birthday party. Also check what fabric the dress is, as this may be a deciding factor on whether or not it’s a good choice for a summer dress. Popular fabrics for the warmer months are cotton and linen, as they are super light, soft and breathable, making them perfect fabrics for hot days spent playing outside in the sun.

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Improving Your Mental Health: 4 Top Tips https://www.previousmagazine.com/improving-your-mental-health-4-top-tips https://www.previousmagazine.com/improving-your-mental-health-4-top-tips#respond Wed, 16 Sep 2020 21:11:04 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32595 It’s important for you to know how to take care of yourself, both physically and mentally, as our mental health has a great deal of power over how we behave and think, as well as the ability to deal with stress. Many people brush their mental health aside, with the notion that it simply isn’t...]]>

It’s important for you to know how to take care of yourself, both physically and mentally, as our mental health has a great deal of power over how we behave and think, as well as the ability to deal with stress.

Many people brush their mental health aside, with the notion that it simply isn’t important in comparison to their physical health, but this certainly isn’t the case. Making the pledge to focus on your mental health will improve your life in all aspects, and will potentially make you much happier and healthier.

Take a look at these four top tips on how to improve your mental health.

1. Make face-to-face connections more regularly

Many of us are glued to our phones or tablets and prioritize connecting with others virtually, but this doesn’t necessarily have the same positive impact on our mental health as meeting a loved one face-to-face. Humans desire physical social attention, therefore, making the effort to meet up with others instead of relying on social media will work wonders for your mental health.

Remember that deciding to reach out to others when you’re feeling anxious or stressed isn’t a sign of fragility; most would be grateful that they have been chosen as the person you can confide in when you need help or advice. Turn to those who make you feel comfortable in their company, are good listeners and will help you find solutions to your issues.

2. Exercise

Did you know that exercise is proven to enhance mental health and wellbeing? When your heart gets pumping, mood-boosting endorphins are released in the brain, which make you less anxious or depressed. You don’t necessarily have to endure a full workout every single day for this to take effect – you could simply walk to work, use the stairs instead of the lift or spend more time outdoors. It is recommended that the typical adult should get at least 30 minutes of exercise per day in order to maintain both their physical and mental health.

3. Gambling

Scientific studies have discovered that gambling sensibly can dramatically lessen anxiety and depression. This is primarily due to the fact that it allows us to escape from our everyday lives by concentrating on the nature of the game, rather than what is occurring within our surroundings. Whenever you win a bet or a game, the brain releases adrenaline, which instantly gives you a feel-good boost.

Bingo is one of the most enjoyable and popular gambling games and offers a good chance of winning. Knowing which bingo website to use can be difficult if you have had no previous experience of gambling; therefore, bingositesreviewer.com is an ideal platform to browse reviews of current and upcoming bingo websites.

4. Get enough sleep

Sleep deprivation can have significant negative impacts on both the body and the mind. A lack of sleep can make you irritable, cause you to feel low in mood and much more emotional, as well as affecting your ability to focus on the smallest of tasks.

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Top Reasons to Wear Branded Bodybuilding Clothes https://www.previousmagazine.com/top-reasons-to-wear-branded-bodybuilding-clothes https://www.previousmagazine.com/top-reasons-to-wear-branded-bodybuilding-clothes#respond Wed, 16 Sep 2020 20:09:07 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32611 Just because you have a head-turning physique doesn’t mean that you can wear just about any clothes. On the contrary, you should carefully mind what you put on each time, especially if you are proud of your discipline, hard work, and commitment. When shopping for bodybuilding clothing, consider going for branded ones. The goal is not...]]>

Just because you have a head-turning physique doesn’t mean that you can wear just about any clothes. On the contrary, you should carefully mind what you put on each time, especially if you are proud of your discipline, hard work, and commitment.

When shopping for bodybuilding clothing, consider going for branded ones. The goal is not to get flashy but classy. Being spotted donning branded clothes has very little to do about being trendy. For the most part, it’s all about feeling great.

Online, there is never a shortage of branded clothes designed exclusively for a bodybuilder like you. Whether you intend to wear them inside or outside the gym, one thing remains the same: these garments can go very well with your lifestyle and personality.

Top-notch Quality

Branded clothes are brandished with the name of their designers because the ones who created them are proud of their masterpieces. They do not fear risking ending up with a tainted reputation because they swear by the quality of their offerings.

As a bodybuilder, your body is exposed to all sorts of challenging workout routines and a tough environment at the gym. Because of this, it’s a must that you put on garments that can keep up with your demanding lifestyle, not keep you from living and breathing it.

While these clothes were being designed, their respective designers had only one thing in mind: bodybuilders. It means that you can count on these garments no matter how intense your workout routine gets and how many heads turn toward your direction.

Social Status

Especially if you are proud of your achievements, it is perfectly fine to take good care of your image. One way to do that is to be consistent with what you are wearing, whether you are pumping iron at the gym or shopping for eggs at the supermarket.

Most clothing brands perfect for a bodybuilder like you offer an assortment of matching garments, from t-shirts, tank tops, hoodies, shorts, to track pants. As a result, you can eliminate the guesswork and effortlessly create a consistent look from head to foot.

Are you looking to get bodybuilding sponsorship or endorsement? Then it is a must that you look the part. Being spotted in branded clothes all the time shows that you are smart, personable, and dependable, all of which are good for the image.

Cost-effective

Many bodybuilders steer clear of branded bodybuilding clothing because they fear ending up with a gigantic hole in the pocket. It can be blamed on the common misconception that, when buying branded clothes, you are only paying for the designer’s name.

Well, this is far from the truth. Branded options cost slightly more than their non-branded counterparts because they are out of superb materials and come with splendid craftsmanship, making them wearable for a longer time.

Since there’s no need for you to constantly buy new ones after some time, you get to save money. Besides, on the internet, a lot of stores selling clothing for bodybuilders are offering some of the most reasonably-priced branded garments on the planet.

Before You Shop

As a bodybuilder, you have a unique workout regimen and lifestyle, too. It’s because of this that it is a great idea to get your hands on branded clothes, especially if you wish to celebrate the fruit of your endless dedication and diligence to the craft.

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5 Things to Watch Out for When Hiring a Commercial Plumber in the Sydney CBD https://www.previousmagazine.com/5-things-to-watch-out-for-when-hiring-a-commercial-plumber-in-the-sydney-cbd https://www.previousmagazine.com/5-things-to-watch-out-for-when-hiring-a-commercial-plumber-in-the-sydney-cbd#respond Wed, 16 Sep 2020 19:18:16 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32598 When you think of the Land Down Under, the first city that will come to mind is Sydney and its bustling Central Business District (CBD). Although it is not the capital of Australia, it is one of the most famous cities because it is home to the iconic attractions called the Sydney Opera House and...]]>

When you think of the Land Down Under, the first city that will come to mind is Sydney and its bustling Central Business District (CBD). Although it is not the capital of Australia, it is one of the most famous cities because it is home to the iconic attractions called the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. These architectural wonders are located in the heart of town near the CBD. Sydney happens to be the cosmopolitan and economic hub of the New South Wales (NSW) Territory. There are many companies and multinational corporations which call the thriving Sydney CBD home.

If you happen to have a company in this area, you have to pay attention to your commercial building’s plumbing. Failure to maintain and arrest problems in the bud can be very costly, resulting in downtimes. It will help if you have a list of plumbers Sydney CBD has in its kitty, so you can call someone for maintenance and emergency matters. But with so many plumbers offering the same thing, how do you find the right one? Here are the five key elements you must watch out for when hiring a commercial plumber:

Ascertain Licenses and Insurance

A reputable and reliable commercial-grade plumber must have the necessary licenses and permits to show they follow government regulations. This number should be written on their official website, business cards, invoices, and even company vehicles. Most of all, you have to ascertain that the plumber is bonded and insured. When a company is bonded, it means you are protected in case something damages your property and stalls the work. If you file a claim, the bond will cover it. In the same token, liability insurance is critical because if something untoward were to happen to the plumbers while working your property, you would not be stuck in a legal battle to pay for injury or compensation. All of these elements must be in place before hiring a plumber for your business because the last thing you need is an expensive lawsuit.

Verify Commercial Skills, Equipment, and Experience

As a business, you only want to deal with commercial plumbers in Sydney CBD. You require faster results because any plumbing issues that don’t get resolved instantly can affect your operations. You want to be backed up and running ASAP! Unfortunately, any delay can cost you even more money. By verifying if the plumber is a commercial enterprise, you can rest assured that they have the right tools and equipment to get the job done. They also have the manpower who are ready on standby to work on a larger scale because most businesses’ plumbing requires more complex work than small homes and apartments. Expert technicians who are used to commercial issues can swiftly resolve problems which means less downtime for you.

Look at the Reputation of the Company

When it comes to collaborating with a service provider, reputation is everything. You want to see what past clients have to say about their service so you can obtain a more realistic idea of their competency and reliability. Of course, you only want to deal with a plumbing company that has stellar customer service, so be sure to read testimonials, reviews, and ratings online. You want to see real-life comments and possible complaints. Do your homework diligently to ensure that you are paying for the best plumbing service for your business.

Peruse Scope of Work

You need a relationship with a plumbing company not just for repairs. You need regular maintenance to ensure your pipes and fixtures are always up and running. Sometimes, you may also need new fixtures installed, or you may want an upgrade. You want to make sure your commercial plumber can do both installations and repairs so you can have a professional you’re familiar on standby. Whatever you need, you get the assurance you don’t have to deal with a second plumbing company.

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Modern Tips for Pulling off the Punk Rock Look https://www.previousmagazine.com/modern-tips-for-pulling-off-the-punk-rock-look https://www.previousmagazine.com/modern-tips-for-pulling-off-the-punk-rock-look#respond Wed, 16 Sep 2020 10:30:26 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32676 Let’s face it, the punk look is still sexy even after fifty years. It’s a strong statement, great to pair with blasting headphones and a strong sense of teenage rebellion. It’s also pretty simple to get started. Punk is a style based in classic and long-lasting pieces. Original punks mixed designer pieces bought from Vivian...]]>

Let’s face it, the punk look is still sexy even after fifty years. It’s a strong statement, great to pair with blasting headphones and a strong sense of teenage rebellion.

It’s also pretty simple to get started. Punk is a style based in classic and long-lasting pieces. Original punks mixed designer pieces bought from Vivian Westwood’s London boutique Sex with pieces from thrift stores and actual sex stores, so remember to invest in the good stuff and scrounge for the rest.

Here’s some tip to get the punk rock look in no time.

Get a battle jacket

Can you really be punk without a leather jacket? It’s defiantly the first piece you should save up for if you’re looking get the punk rock look. It will last forever, go with everything, and make even a basic outfit look more punk.

Look for a high-quality jacket that will last you. I like real leather for how nicely it wears, but vegan punks can find better and better options nowadays. You can even find some great pieces at thrift stores or on Depop if you want something with a lot of character.

To make a leather jacket into a real battle jacket, buy pins and patches of the bands you love. Normally you would want them to be from all the great shows you’ve taken your jacket to. During the current crisis, it’s a great time to show your support for your favorite bands online. Just be sure it’s official merch and all the money is going right to the band.

Accessorize for your punk rock look

Punk Accessories are a great way to make an all-black outfit have personality. Since the main pieces are going to be simple and mix and match, accessories will be how you have fun with an outfit.

For jewelry, you can wear some cool pieces, like a hand full of skull rings, or pentagram necklaces. You can never go wrong with a classic studded cuff or chocker too.

Shoes are all about combat boots, like the classic Doc Martens, but you can also mix it up with crazy platforms and creepers. Look for studded versions of classic shoes to add an unexpected element to your punk rock attire.

Find some band tees

A lot of people have strong feelings against wearing tee-shirts of bands you don’t listen to, so consider this before you buy a reproduction tee from Target because it looks cool. Still, you do you.

still, I think it’s hard to argue against the pull of band merch. From a cool vintage band tee or merch from an underground concert where you got to meet the band, they just add a lot of uniqueness and personality to a wardrobe. For a punk rock vibe be sure to pick the black option.

The best thing about band tees is that they go with everything. Tuck them into a plaid skirt, black ripped jeans, or a black skirt with fishnets and you’ll have a great punk rock outfit for every occasion.

It’s all about attitude

While the punk rock look has some obvious signifiers, like black and plaid, it’s all about attitude. Don’t let people say you can’t remix it, or combine it with whatever other styles you want. As long as you wear your punk pieces with confidence we bet you look great.

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Have You Considered Making Money with Your Faulty Laptop? https://www.previousmagazine.com/have-you-considered-making-money-with-your-faulty-laptop https://www.previousmagazine.com/have-you-considered-making-money-with-your-faulty-laptop#respond Tue, 15 Sep 2020 15:06:33 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32622 In our rapidly changing world, we tend to forget that the durability of our personal items is becoming increasingly worse. We keep mentioning sometimes, how our previous phones or even cars used to last longer than their successors. It’s no coincidence. Mass production and depleted resources, as well as increased environmental regulations, have resulted in...]]>

In our rapidly changing world, we tend to forget that the durability of our personal items is becoming increasingly worse. We keep mentioning sometimes, how our previous phones or even cars used to last longer than their successors. It’s no coincidence. Mass production and depleted resources, as well as increased environmental regulations, have resulted in shorter product life spans. It’s important to mention that planned obsolescence is also a common practice, which is necessary to support economic growth. Today we need new phones or laptops in increasingly shorter amounts of time.

Do we really need to give up on our broken devices?

In most cases, not at all. Nevertheless, sales figures are increasing rapidly – and it happens at a faster rate than the population growth would require. The Asian market has sold roughly 7% more laptops and tablets than the previous year. There are two possible reasons for that. On the one hand, there has been a decrease in the sales of desktop computers, while portable devices have been gaining ground lately. This trend has been increasing for the past 10 years. We also need to replace our devices on a more regular basis. It’s a huge market, and the growing demand for new devices expanded the market of used ones as well. Marketing and servicing used electronics have tremendous business potentials. I’ll tell you exactly what you need to do if you want to become a part of it too!

When certain problems arise in our laptops, we might consider replacing them, however many common laptop issues can be solved quite easily.

The 7 most common reasons why we buy new laptops

Overheating and fan noise

Most laptops are designed with heat sinks attached to the CPU, usually via a copper plate. A fan is placed there to keep this surface cool. It works similarly to desktop computers, but the engineers had to tackle this problem in a more limited space. There’s some thermal paste between the processor and the heat sink. It’s responsible for improving the effectiveness of the heat transmission of the copper plate. However, the thermal paste might dry out within 1-2 years, therefore it fails to provide sufficient heat transfer. This leads to the overheating of the CPU, which causes the fan to run at a higher speed. This is when the fan starts making a loud noise. When it comes to this point, when even the fan fails to cool the CPU down, the computer begins to run slowly. You can get the fan and the thermal paste changed at a repair store. You can also do it yourself cheaply and quickly within just 30 minutes.

The blue screen of death

An issue you might see on a machine running Windows. This phenomenon could be caused by the hard drive. Firstly, you should try to defrag your hard drive, Windows operating systems are capable of doing that. If it can’t solve the problem, it may be necessary to change the hard drive. If your laptop has a traditional hard drive, it is advisable to change it to an SSD right away, which will result in a significant speed boost, and better durability for portable usage.

Another root of the problem could be the RAM. If possible, it’s recommended to check that as well. You can use many software programs for that particular purpose, though checking it manually can be just as effective in certain cases. You can often fix the problem by just moving the modules. If it’s a more complex issue, you may need to change the modules if you are lucky enough to not have RAM that’s not soldered in place. Replacements you’d need for that are available in the stores or online.

Broken hinge

Most laptops come with two hinges that support the lid. If you keep opening the lid by putting pressure on the sides and not on the middle part of the laptop, the hinges will probably get damaged at some point. In many cases, it’s not the hinge itself that gets broken, but the metal bushings in the bottom case. Changing it is a more complex issue because you’ll likely need to remove the motherboard as well. It only takes an hour of work for a competent professional to repair it, but it depends on the laptop.

Screen issues

It’s a common problem that some pixels are displayed improperly, or that some dots appear on the screen. Even though it seems like a big deal, there’s no need to give up on our old laptops immediately. It’s generally an easier procedure than fixing a broken hinge. A few screws in the case keep the screen secure, though some laptops like MacBooks frequently have the screens fused into the lids. If you remove both the cover and the screws on most laptops, you’ll be able to attach a brand-new screen to the computer within just a few minutes.

Plugged in, not charging

This one is probably the least commonly occurring problem on our list. The charger is plugged in, yet nothing happens to the laptop, and it doesn’t even turn on. It might appear to be an unsolvable problem, but it only takes a very cheap, 5-10 minutes procedure to fix it for most laptops, usually resolved by a new power adapter.

Battery problems

The lifespan of batteries can be 2- 3 years, depending on how we use them. As time goes by, they start losing their capacity. It only takes about a minute to change the battery in well-designed laptops, though in some like Surface Laptop 2-in-1, they’re glued in and not possible to replace without liquid solvents, and even then, sourcing a replacement battery can be difficult. Since in some laptops this component is located in an externally accessible compartment, you can remove the battery just by pulling a slider which releases it from its clamp. Then you can put the replacement there. It’s a piece of cake.

Bad keyboard

Keyboards are guaranteed to work smoothly only until they reach their lifespan spec. After that, certain keys might stop working, though keys dying prematurely isn’t unheard of. Sometimes a careless owner may spill drinks on the keyboard, and the keys can get stuck if the liquid doesn’t kill their motherboard. Changing the keyboard on most laptops only takes only 4-5 minutes, and there’s no generally no need to disassemble your computer too much to do this.

Conclusion

If you’re dealing with any of the above-mentioned problems, and you’re about to buy a new laptop – I think you should reconsider it until you’ve investigated what’s wrong with your current one. A computer repair technician or even you can fix most of those problems, for just a fraction of a new laptop’s price. After that, it’s all up to you whether you sell it, or just keep it for yourself.

And finally, here comes the part that you’ve been waiting for all along!

Many experts are making tons of money with buying and repairing faulty laptops, tablets, or even video game consoles. Their expenses for the components are quite low, and it isn’t time-consuming either. Later, they are selling those laptops for 300-500% profits. And I’ve got some great news for you!

Easier said than done? Well, you can do this too!  All you need is a little guidance which you can find on Dave’s Opinion blog! Dave explains it in a detailed article on how you can fix your faulty laptop and how you can make enormous profits by using the knowledge you just gained about repairing used devices. It’s so amazing. This way you’re reducing your ecological footprint in the world while you earn money by working on something useful. It’s a perfect combination, and you can do all this from the comfort of your home too!

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Types of Refrigeration Equipment and Cooling Systems https://www.previousmagazine.com/types-of-refrigeration-equipment-and-cooling-systems https://www.previousmagazine.com/types-of-refrigeration-equipment-and-cooling-systems#respond Tue, 15 Sep 2020 14:15:46 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32685 For all who plan to buy commercial refrigeration equipment, a little market survey could prove to be beneficial. With so many choices available, deciding on one refrigerator model could appear challenging. If you are looking for one model that befits your refrigeration needs, companies like Iron Mountain Refrigeration offer a range of equipment that you can select...]]>

For all who plan to buy commercial refrigeration equipment, a little market survey could prove to be beneficial.

With so many choices available, deciding on one refrigerator model could appear challenging. If you are looking for one model that befits your refrigeration needs, companies like Iron Mountain Refrigeration offer a range of equipment that you can select from. Knowing the different types of refrigeration mechanism can make your search precise.

The basic mechanism on which refrigeration systems work is by transferring heat from one area to another. In the process, it cools the designated area. How this process unfolds varies across refrigeration systems. Here’s an illustration of the basic mechanisms used in refrigeration equipment.

Refrigerators with mechanical compression system

Most commercial freezers are designed using the mechanical compression system. They transfer the heat by compressing the refrigerant mechanically into a cold liquid under low-pressure conditions. This expands the liquid then into the hot gas that escapes the system.

Are you wondering what is meant by a refrigerant? These are substances that can boil at different temperatures under various pressure conditions. These substances can absorb heat when boiled into gas. In the process of their condensation, they release this gas.

On the low-pressure end, liquid refrigerants absorb heat from the warm air that circulates inside the unit. On the high-pressure side, the heat travels from warmer to the cooler air outdoor. This process continues in a loop helping maintain the desired low temperature inside the unit.

Absorption system

Refrigerators that work on the absorption system usually compress and expand the refrigerant to transfer the heat. Thus, relying on the absorption process, such units use the refrigerants and transfer it from low pressure to high pressure instead of using an electrically powered mechanical compressor.

Ammonia is commonly used as a refrigerant in most residential chilling units. It is combined with water which acts as the absorbent.

The water placed in the absorber draws the ammonia from the low-pressure chamber and cools it in the process of absorbing it. This concoction is transferred to a generator that heats it to the level of boiling it thus separating the ammonia content from the water before transferring it to the high-pressure end of the refrigerator. As the process of absorption takes place, the refrigerant travels throughout the unit with the help of the heat.

Speaking of the various types of refrigeration systems, fridges and freezers can be found in different sizes, shapes, and capacities. Most of the systems have some of the other forms of ventilation system for their compressor as discussed above. The ventilation system can be located either on the bottom or the side of the fridge.

The commercial units have a large capacity and can be used to store food and beverages in large quantities. If you are looking for the back-bar refrigerators, the ones with glass doors in front make a great choice. For those who want a unit only for beverages, the commercial wine bottle coolers that are designed as top loaders allow the storage of many bottles at a time.

If you are looking for a unit that can store hundreds of cans, bottles, etc required for commercial purposes, the merchandiser unit would make a good choice. These are also equipped with front ventilation enabling easy display of beverages with the glass door in front. Check out the pros of using a refrigerator with a glass door at https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-advantages-of-a-refrigerator-with-a-glass-door.

If you are searching for something smaller, the under-counter reach-in units can double up as freezer. These usually complement the larger refrigerators in commercial kitchens and offer a good temperature range. Many places use the top of the under-counter fridges as a prep table. The smaller size of the unit is a space saver and handier than the larger commercial prep-table cum refrigerators.

The reach-in refrigerators offer greater capacity. These come in both commercial and residential fridge designs and can store various kinds of food and beverage items; thanks to its well-segmented interiors.

From the mobile models equipped with casters to those with glass doors, there are several options available. Some with double doors also allow storage at different temperatures as a split option.

Before finalizing any one model for your home or commercial purpose, consider conducting a quick research on different brands, designs, prices, etc. to match your requirements.

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How to Plan the Best Wedding Reception https://www.previousmagazine.com/how-to-plan-the-best-wedding-reception https://www.previousmagazine.com/how-to-plan-the-best-wedding-reception#respond Tue, 15 Sep 2020 11:34:25 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32581 So, the time has come. You and your significant other are engaged to be married and there’s a lot to be planned. You’ve got the date to choose, the guest list and subsequent invitations to battle with, and the location and theme to decide… I could go on forever. But let’s face it, the thing...]]>

So, the time has come. You and your significant other are engaged to be married and there’s a lot to be planned. You’ve got the date to choose, the guest list and subsequent invitations to battle with, and the location and theme to decide… I could go on forever.

But let’s face it, the thing most people will remember is the wedding reception. So how can we make the reception an event to remember? For the right reasons?

Here are a few things to consider and a few tips to help things run smoothly when planning a wedding reception.

Set a Budget and Stick to it

This seems simple and obvious, and it is. But having a definite budget before any serious planning of the wedding day and reception can make things much easier. This gives you the best start for planning a wedding reception.

Who is Going to be at the Reception?

Having a guest list figured out is a vital step in planning your wedding reception. Once you have the numbers figured out, you can work on everything else. The amount of people at a reception can vary from a small, highly personal affair to a huge party.

Obviously, a smaller reception is much more conducive to keeping costs down, but it depends entirely on the wishes of the couple. The average wedding has around 150 guests.

Choose a Theme

Wedding cakeWhen planning a wedding reception, deciding on a theme is the step that brings things into reality. The theme can be as simple as being a generic black tie event, or as elaborate and detailed as a star wars themed wedding.

This is where your personality comes into play and where you can have some fun. Even if you decide on a generic theme, the odd personal touch is what elevates a reception from ordinary and forgettable to a truly special event.

Decide on the Venue

There are a few things to consider when choosing the venue for your reception. This is where the budget comes in handy.

Choosing an all inclusive venue can make things much easier, and could even work out as cheaper than not. With a full-service, or all inclusive, venue, you won’t have to worry about the furniture or the linens which you’d otherwise have to either buy or rent yourself.

Also deciding whether the reception is held at the same place as the wedding is an important decision. A different location lends itself to more flexibility, but it’s best to ensure that people can get there easily.

However, this depends on the individual venues. Also, your personal taste, it could be that you want to provide everything yourself.

DIY or Buy?

One fantastic way to save money is to do a lot of the work yourself rather than buying in. Decorations can be made yourself, favours and table runners can be quite simple (and even fun) to put together as long as you have a decent production line.

Doing these things yourself also allows for a lovely stamp of individuality, making the reception more special for you and your guests. However, planning a wedding reception is a big enough job as it is and it can be easy to drown in all this extra work. Also, some jobs are definitely best left to professionals.

Have the Order of Events in Mind

Most wedding receptions have a set order and having this planned out is essential for an effective reception. Obviously, you can choose to do what you like, but it can help to know the general timeline of the average wedding reception.

Often, the wedding party will go off and have photographs taken, leaving the guests to fend for themselves. This is the perfect time to start plying the guests with drinks (alcoholic or otherwise), or canapes. Anything to keep them occupied.

Once the wedding party arrives, this is when they’ll be introduced as husband and wife.

After the Grand Arrival, there will generally be a meal served. After everyone is fed, speeches will be given. Deciding who gives the speech is an often overlooked step, too many speeches and people will be bored and restless. But a good speech can add to a very special reception.

After the speeches come the first dance and the opening of the floor to the guests.

We now have the cake cutting ceremony, and finally the bride and groom leave for greener pastures.

This is just a basic checklist to look at when planning a wedding reception for the general expectations to have in mind. Let’s focus on a couple of these points.

Feeding the Masses

Food (and drink) are a huge part of the wedding reception and can tip the scales between failure and success. A lot of venues offer the main meal as part of the package, but the quality should certainly be tested beforehand. This is another aspect where, yet again, the budget looms large.

Some people also choose to have a potluck buffet style wedding, which can be a mixed bag. It’s certainly cheap, and ensures many of the guests can feel involved, but it can be a huge thing to arrange. Alternatively, a separate catering service can allow you both flexibility and security in the quality of the food.

Of course, the main meal is not all the guests will be imbibing in. Many receptions include smaller bites to eat and dessert is a must. Some people choose to have a combination of professionally prepared food and a more communal affair, having guests provide smaller bites while trusting the meal to a caterer or in-house kitchen.

Finally, alcohol generally plays a part in the reception. A dry reception certainly has its benefits, being the cheapest option and reducing the chance of rowdy guests. However, if you choose to serve alcohol, it’s best to consider who will be paying for the stuff. An open bar will be popular for sure, but expensive.

Bringing the Party to the Reception

So, everyone is marvelling at your beautifully decorated venue. They’ve had a nice meal and perhaps a drink or two. Now is the time to consider the best wedding entertainment ideas. One absolute must is good music, the best way to manage this is to hire a wedding band. A live band provides a fantastic atmosphere and interaction with the guests. Remember to provide a playlist to the band and definitely provide a list of songs to not play.

This is also where you want your first dance planned out. Choose a song that’s special to you.

Don’t Forget the Smaller Points

It can be easy to forget about the seemingly unimportant and fiddly parts of the wedding reception, but these things can make or break the day.

For example, how many cups do you need at the wedding? If the venue is providing these things, it can still be best to have backups. A general rule is around 3 disposable cups per guest.

Do guests have any allergies? Someone having an allergic reaction can really put a damper on the day, the easiest way to check this is to ask.

Will you have a photographer, a recording or will you just leave things to the guests?

When planning a wedding reception, just remember one thing. This is your special day. If you start to feel overwhelmed, just stop and think. This is going to be one of the happiest days of your life.

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Flip Your Hair, Flash a Smile: How to Catch a Model Scout https://www.previousmagazine.com/flip-your-hair-flash-a-smile-how-to-catch-a-model-scout https://www.previousmagazine.com/flip-your-hair-flash-a-smile-how-to-catch-a-model-scout#respond Tue, 15 Sep 2020 10:34:07 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32682 Have you dreamed about becoming a model like Tyra Banks? We probably all have at one point. The idea of being picked as one of the most beautiful people on earth and having our faces plastered everywhere is a dream come true for many. Getting the attention of a model scout is a sure way...]]>

Have you dreamed about becoming a model like Tyra Banks?

We probably all have at one point. The idea of being picked as one of the most beautiful people on earth and having our faces plastered everywhere is a dream come true for many.

Getting the attention of a model scout is a sure way to get there. But how do you do get to become the prodigy of one of these gatekeepers?

Here’s everything you need to know about model scouts and what model scouts look for.

  1. Use Social Media Wisely

Social media sites like Instagram are the easiest way to get hold of a model scout these days. You don’t even have to leave your home.

Think carefully about what you post and how you are seen on social media. Think of it as a personal branding channel. It’s not enough to just be beautiful. You must put a certain amount of thought into how you present yourself.

You could even hire a professional photographer to make sure you get the right shots. Also, consider investing in photo editing software.

  1. Shop in High-End Brands

Model scouts look at certain branded high-end shops to find potential models. Think Burberry and other great brands.

Don’t just go for the obvious timeless places. Keep up with the fashion world and find out what shops are hot and happening at that moment. Read the fashion magazines and see where other influencers are hanging out.

You want to be seen in one of these places. And you never know—a model scout might come up and approach you.

  1. Rock a Great Outfit

What do model scouts look for? The fact is you’re never going to get the attention of a model scout if your outfit is mediocre—even if your looks are stellar.

Equally, you might not be as good-looking as some of the top models. But if you’re rocking a unique and interesting look, you might just get noticed and picked up.

You need to see yourself as glamorous, as someone who could potentially be photographed on the beaches of the Caribbean with all the other top models. This means you must lead the way in terms of what to wear.

This is one of the best ways to attract the attention of a modelling agency or modelling scout.

  1. Surround Yourself with Beautiful People

It’s a myth that surrounding yourself with other beautiful people leaves you looking like an ugly duckling.

On the contrary, if you are seen with genuinely stunning people, a model scout is likely to view you as being on their level. Make sure you regularly hang out with friends of yours who are as attractive or more attractive then you are.

How to Catch the Eye of a Model Scout

They say everything in life is about faking it. And the same can be said about getting the attention of a model scout.

Act confident, like you are a beautiful person. Surround yourself with beautiful people and hang out in places where beautiful people shop. You never know where you might end up.

Did you enjoy this post? Be sure to check out the rest of our site for more great reads.

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Importance of IT for Construction Companies https://www.previousmagazine.com/importance-of-it-for-construction-companies https://www.previousmagazine.com/importance-of-it-for-construction-companies#respond Mon, 14 Sep 2020 18:41:16 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32575 Those familiar with the construction sector know that the realization of any building projects is a demanding job. Organization and planning must be at a high level, and coordination of work is often chaotic. Everything takes place in many phases. On this source, see what these are. For the result to be good, a building...]]>

Those familiar with the construction sector know that the realization of any building projects is a demanding job. Organization and planning must be at a high level, and coordination of work is often chaotic.

Everything takes place in many phases. On this source, see what these are. For the result to be good, a building company has to monitor the work on the spot, coordinate between many participants, and provide flawless communication during the entire process.

The technology has long since found its purpose in the construction. Any new advancement quickly finds its place in this sector. Companies that don’t follow these trends run the risk of having their workload reduced and being ‘eaten’ by competition that regularly invests in software.

Implementation in Design Process

The first phase of building any facility is its planning and project making. Depending on the facility’s size and purpose, construction often involves many people. Their wishes, requirements, and capabilities need to be coordinated.

Architects are in charge of doing a project by listening to the client’s requirements. But they also must follow the contractor’s instructions and capabilities. Project designers also have to keep many factors in mind, such as the construction site itself and the feasibility study of building at that location. Using interactive software reduces the time from idea to project creation.

The use of IT has also sped up the process of making changes to the original project. In the past, all this information would be found on paper or agreed orally. At that time, errors often occurred due to omitted or lost data. Today, modern software for communication and data exchange allows the effortless transfer of information.

Why constructors need everything documented, check below:

https://industrytoday.com/the-importance-of-construction-project-documentation/

For example, the client wants another floor on the building and sends that request to the project manager. This expert then checks the feasibility with the architect and the contractor. These two do the study and give approval, about which the project manager informs the client and starts the realization. All this is happening very quickly as the fast transfer of information means fast decision-making and realization.

Easier Project Management

Construction requirements are becoming more complex, and deadlines are getting shorter. The conditions that engineers and construction companies must meet are increasingly demanding. Precise planning, job organization, and quality equipment are the key to smooth work on the project. All this is possible only if the work of the office and field employees is coordinated.

Implementation of IT support for construction company will result in a significant shortening of the building process. With the help of appropriate software, a project engineer, main contractor, or any person involved in a project can communicate with others in a much more efficient way, write reports, and monitor the work progress.

Hence, companies worldwide are using project management software to make running a construction site easier. Managing a building project involves a large number of smaller tasks. While their compliance was done analogously, contractors usually missed the deadlines or did something wrong.

Automation of Construction Processes

Digitization of the building sector is most needed where the work actually takes place – on the construction site. Automation of the building process made room for faster finishing of works and implementing some solutions for increased facility efficiency.

Both hardware and software found places in the digitization of building processes. Whether these are robots, remote-controlled machines, or software optimizing material use, the IT application gives fantastic results.

Software and devices like drones, which monitor construction sites, increase the safety of workers. More and more companies start using AI and deep-learning algorithms to predict operational errors and reduce any risk of damages and injuries.

Cost Tracking

Most reputable construction companies purchase or develop an app to control the projects’ statuses and the situation on the site. All this needs to be kept in mind in order to have better cost tracking. On this page, inform about costs in the building process that should be monitored.

Digitization has brought another great advantage for contractors. They can easily collect data, perform financial analysis, figure out where they spend more than needed or which part of the project requires more funds.

Engineers monitor the work progress directly in the field and enter it in the application. They also record material consumption, optimal working time, and usually use the same app to send work orders to colleagues and subcontractors. They also align all these with their tasks. Finally, they send a clear and precise report to the head office, based on monitoring the work progress in real-time.

Better Communication

Flawless communication is essential in any building company to achieve good results. If the contractor and workers exchange hundreds of e-mails, it could be a major mess. But with the help of specialized software and apps designed for the construction industry, it is possible to keep all communication and data in one place.

Some software also allows you to create automatically generated reports and logs by collecting data from all sides. The most significant benefit of these apps is that they are mobile-friendly, which means that they can be accessed anytime and anywhere.

Contractors and project managers who often have to be on the construction site and don’t have access to a computer will appreciate this feature. These apps are also customized for some heavy-duty devices, not just for smartphones and tablets.

Devices used on the site have improved durability, lighting, impact and water resistance, etc. That means a lot for workers who spend most of their time on the construction location, in various weather conditions.

Notifications inform the app users about all significant changes in the project and responsibilities. These warnings replace complicated and chaotic correspondence, which is a common problem in construction projects.

The wide range of tools, devices, and techniques have found application in construction and made this sector experience constant growth in recent decades. IT technologies manage to gather a large amount of data and information necessary for successful project work.

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Things You Didn’t Know About Men’s Leather Pants https://www.previousmagazine.com/things-you-didnt-know-about-mens-leather-pants https://www.previousmagazine.com/things-you-didnt-know-about-mens-leather-pants#respond Mon, 14 Sep 2020 18:20:21 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32605 Despite the efforts of top designers, men have limited options when it comes to trousers. Most men are stuck between decades-old options like joggers, jeans, or smart trousers. However, things have changed for the better, and you have amazing options for leather pants. Leather pants are quite popular, and you will find many celebrities donning...]]>

Despite the efforts of top designers, men have limited options when it comes to trousers. Most men are stuck between decades-old options like joggers, jeans, or smart trousers.

However, things have changed for the better, and you have amazing options for leather pants. Leather pants are quite popular, and you will find many celebrities donning them.

Many people would think what’s so great about these pants. This article compiles a list of things that you don’t know about men’s leather pants to quell your curiosity.

Leather Pants Are Warm

Denim is one of the popular fabrics for pants. However, jeans are not good at protecting you in cold weather. On the contrary, leather pants are warm and offer adequate protection in a cold environment.

If you live in an area where the winter is more freezing, you need to consider purchasing leather pants. With leather pants, you will experience good warmth, even when roaming on the streets.

Leather Can Be Made Water-Resistant

Generally, leather is not water-resistant. The leather pants will absorb moisture in the small pores. However, it is possible to make leather pants water-resistant with some work on them. All you have to do is apply leather wax on your leather pants.

Many companies use leather wax to give the leather a shining texture. It means it is suitable for leather and will not harm when you apply it on your leather pants. When you use leather wax on your leather pants, it will create an invisible barrier on the leather’s surface.

This barrier will prevent any moisture from seeping in the pores and make your leather pant water-resistant.

A Leather Pant Might Not Be Made of Leather at All

Do you know the different kinds of leather used to create leather pants? Leading brands use different types of leather like goatskin, cowhide, buffalo hide, Deerskin, kangaroo hide. You also get faux leather, also known as artificial leather.

This synthetic leather has a leather-like finish. Some stores try to trick customers by selling faux leather pants in the pretext of genuine leather pants. Hence, it would help if you looked at the brand when buying men’s leather pants.

Faux leather pants do not provide the benefits of authentic leather. In the leather industry, there is a saying ” you get what you pay for” Faux leather pants are sold cheap, and many people buy them thinking they have got a great deal.

Leather Pants Are Available in Several Colors

We mostly see black leather pants in advertisements. Many think brown and black are the only two colors available in leather pants, which are not right. There are around a dozen colors available in leather pants. Some of the traditional colors are brown and red.

You also have alternative colors like green, orange, purple, and yellow. It means you have more choices when it comes to purchasing leather pants.

Leather Pants Last Long

This applies only to genuine leather pants and not ones made with faux leather. If you properly maintain your leather pants, it can last for a decade or more. Most people grow overweight and stop using leather pants since it does not fit them. If you lose weight, you can start wearing leather pants again.

Caring for leather pants is simple, and you need to condition them regularly to prevent dryness related damage. It would help if you stored your leather pants in a controlled environment.

In simple words, keeping them in the attic or basement is not recommended as there is no proper climate. Increased humidity and temperature are considered bad for leather pants. To make sure it lasts long and stays in good condition, keep them indoors.

Leather Pants Do Not Have a Problem With Static Cling

Static cling refers to a phenomenon where pet hair, dirt, lint get stuck to the fabric. This phenomenon occurs when your clothes are charged with static electricity. One of the materials that show static cling characteristics is wool.

Leather pants are figure-hugging, and they do not form multiple surfaces that rub against each other and create a static charge.

Leather Pants Need Regular Conditioning

Don’t mistake cleaning with conditioning. Cleaning of leather pants refers to the use of saddle soap that hydrates leather. After repeated wash, it is common for leather to develop cracks due to dryness. This is where conditioning comes into the picture. Conditioning refers to the application of a leather cleaning product.

These exciting facts show leather pants are not just a style statement. These pants are lovely pieces of clothing that protect and help you stand out in the crowd.

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How Online Gaming Has Helped Us through the Pandemic https://www.previousmagazine.com/how-online-gaming-has-helped-us-through-the-pandemic https://www.previousmagazine.com/how-online-gaming-has-helped-us-through-the-pandemic#respond Mon, 14 Sep 2020 18:16:31 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32565 The pandemic has kept a lot of us feeling bored and lonely, especially because of social distancing guidelines and the need for self-isolation. Gaming can be enjoyed by all ages, and although it may not have the best reputation and there are negative connotations related to gaming, it has many benefits and may actually be...]]>

The pandemic has kept a lot of us feeling bored and lonely, especially because of social distancing guidelines and the need for self-isolation. Gaming can be enjoyed by all ages, and although it may not have the best reputation and there are negative connotations related to gaming, it has many benefits and may actually be good for us. Here are the ways in which online gaming has helped us through the pandemic.

Online Gaming Provides Us with a Source of Entertainment

Gaming provides us with a source of entertainment and can fill our time with hours of fun. You can play for enjoyment or play competitively, and it is a great way to stave off boredom. There are different kinds of games for adults and children, such as puzzle games, virtual board games, computer role-playing games (CRPGs), first person shooter games, sports games, arcade games, casino games, and card games. These are only a few of the online games you can play, and this Mr Green review also has a list of some of the different kinds of card games you can play. Online gaming provides us with new experiences that we probably would not have in real life.

Online Gaming Lets Us Escape Real Life

Online games can help us escape from the hardships and imperfections of real life. Games provide us with a virtual space we can get lost in. Playing games can distract us from negative experiences and take our mind off of work and the million other things we need to do. There are many psychological benefits of gaming. They can keep us calm and reduce stress and anxiety. They give us a chance to relax in a magical world very different to our own or live in a virtual paradise.

Online Gaming Educates Us

Gaming is more than a mindless activity. Games can be challenging, and can keep us thinking and stimulate our brains. They keep us mentally active and can help us learn new skills. Playing online games can improve our concentration and memory too. They can teach us problem-solving skills and how to strategize, and they can help with coordination and multi-tasking. Educational games can teach us about literature, spelling, math, science, history, agriculture, cooking, sports, physical exercise, finance, coding, and more.

Online Gaming Keeps Us Connected

Online gaming can keep us connected with other people during the pandemic, so we can communicate even while we are self-isolating. Most people forget about the social aspect of games, and now that we can use headphones and microphones, keeping in touch with people is easier than ever.

With the rise of massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs), we can connect with many people around the world all at once. Playing online games can help people to improve their social skills and make new friends. Multiplayer games allow us to connect with other players online and encourage teamwork and interaction with other players in order to win. Video games are also something families can play together while sitting on the couch.

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The Benefits of Working Remotely https://www.previousmagazine.com/the-benefits-of-working-remotely https://www.previousmagazine.com/the-benefits-of-working-remotely#respond Mon, 14 Sep 2020 17:38:11 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32562 If you’re worried about the sudden changes to working environments during the pandemic or if you’re unsure about running a company where your employees telecommute, then you should think about how remote working will benefit you and your employees. To give you peace of mind, here’s a list of some of the advantages of working...]]>

If you’re worried about the sudden changes to working environments during the pandemic or if you’re unsure about running a company where your employees telecommute, then you should think about how remote working will benefit you and your employees. To give you peace of mind, here’s a list of some of the advantages of working from home.

No Need for Office Spaces

There are many businesses that don’t need to have an office space and it would probably be more beneficial if their employees were to work from home. By not having an office space, you will save on buying or renting an office space and you won’t have to pay for utilities, such as electricity, water, and heating. You’ll eliminate the need to hire office cleaners and a catering service, and you’ll save on office supplies and furniture. If you already have an office space and are looking to make the change to remote working, moving solutions like MyBekins can help you clear out your offices.

No More Commuting

If your employees are working from home, you can cut commuting costs. Whether you’re the one who covers your employees’ traveling fees or they’re ones who pay for it, it’s a win-win situation. Your employees will be more enthusiastic about working in the morning because they can spend the time that they would usually spend traveling to and from work, preparing for work and relaxing in the morning, and opening a bottle from the Naked Winery and unwinding at the end of the working day.

Because your employees will be working remotely, there’s no need to stick to hiring people in the immediate area. You can hire the best people in the country, or around the world, if you wanted to. Click here if you want to read more information on remote working.

Lower Employee Turnover and Increased Productivity

If your employees are happy, then they’re more likely to work harder and will be less likely to seek alternative employment. Your employees’ schedules will be more flexible and they’ll be able to work at their own pace, so they’ll feel less stressed. This flexibility will allow your employees to have an improved work/life balance, so they’ll have more time to spend with their families. Your employees can create a custom working environment that will improve their concentration and they can dress comfortably, instead of wearing stiff suits or a uniform. Increased employee satisfaction means that your employees are likely to be more productive while working from home. Don’t forget that if your employees get to benefit from working from home, you do too!

Communication

Though you may be worried that communication between employees may be difficult as a result of people working in different locations, employees can just as easily communicate from home with instant messaging, emails, phone calls, and video chats. If you’re employees also use a project management system, you’ll be able to keep track of all goings on and they’ll have one place where they can consolidate work.

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4 Tips for Living a Healthier Lifestyle https://www.previousmagazine.com/4-tips-for-living-a-healthier-lifestyle https://www.previousmagazine.com/4-tips-for-living-a-healthier-lifestyle#respond Sun, 13 Sep 2020 19:56:19 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32559 Living a healthier lifestyle is something that anyone can benefit from. The healthier habits that you build, the longer that you live, the better that you feel, and in some cases, the more successful that you’ll be. If you live what some might call an unhealthy lifestyle, you may think that there’s no turning back....]]>

Living a healthier lifestyle is something that anyone can benefit from. The healthier habits that you build, the longer that you live, the better that you feel, and in some cases, the more successful that you’ll be.

If you live what some might call an unhealthy lifestyle, you may think that there’s no turning back. However, the truth is that it’s never too late to start building better lifestyle habits. If you’re ready to start living a healthier life, take a look at some of the best ways to get started.

Eat a Balanced Diet

One of the biggest leading causes of poor health is a result of eating a poor diet. It’s important that you’re eating plenty of fruits and vegetables in your meals rather than only processed foods. Not only do fruits and vegetables have plenty of nutrients in them, but they can actually fill you up even more than unhealthy foods. Suppressing your hunger with something healthy rather than processed is always ideal.

Move More

Most health experts agree that movement is one of the most important parts of staying healthy. Try to get in at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise a day, and you’ll find that you feel more energized, and you’ll be less likely to develop obesity.

Moderate activity can include anything from walking to dancing. It’s all a matter of what it is that you enjoy doing.

Get Sleep

Sleep isn’t only important for your body to regenerate itself each night, but it’s also important for your mental health. People who don’t get enough sleep tend to be more irritable and more susceptible to stress. It’s important that you get at least 8 hours of sleep a night in turn order to reap the maximum benefits.

Don’t forget that length of sleep isn’t the only important factor when it comes to getting your rest period quality of sleep is also important. Make sure that wherever you sleep is a quiet and dark environment where you can get the deepest type of sleep possible.

Meditate

Daily life can start to get hectic.  Between work and family life, it can be a lot to handle. It’s beneficial to distress and bring yourself down to a calm state of mind every single day. One of the best ways to do that is to engage in some kind of meditation. Meditation can be anything from sitting in his still position and letting your thoughts go silent, or even listening to soothing music and closing your eyes. The idea is to stop your brain from working overtime period just like your body needs to sleep once in a while, so does your mind.

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The Safety of Your Home Is Important – Here’s Why https://www.previousmagazine.com/the-safety-of-your-home-is-important-heres-why https://www.previousmagazine.com/the-safety-of-your-home-is-important-heres-why#respond Sat, 12 Sep 2020 14:48:48 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32553 It’s hard to admit it, but the world isn’t always a safe place. You never know if you and your family are out of harm’s way, but you can ensure you all are secure and protected. There are technologies to help you achieve that. You need to stay up to date with the latest gadgets...]]>

It’s hard to admit it, but the world isn’t always a safe place. You never know if you and your family are out of harm’s way, but you can ensure you all are secure and protected. There are technologies to help you achieve that. You need to stay up to date with the latest gadgets and precautionary measures for a safe home. We take a look at the importance of keeping your home safe, and some of the safety tips.

Importance of Home Safety

To Protect Your Household from Harm

Your family should go to sleep knowing nothing is going to harm them. It’s your responsibility to ensure that. If the house isn’t safe, a lot of unexpected things may happen. For example, if you have a toddler or a baby, you need to make the house toddler-proof. That includes using gadgets to make sure the toddler doesn’t hurt themselves and monitoring them using a baby monitor or just by staying close.

To Protect Your Home from Intruders

You never know what’s lurking and waiting for you to go to sleep or leave your house. That can be criminals, burglars, or trespassers. They can cause a lot of trouble like invading your privacy, stealing your valuables, or damaging the property. The service providers at https://ccsecurityservices.co.uk/residential-security/ state that you get most concerned about your home when you’re away for a while. You can find different services that can help you maintain a safe home while you’re on your vacation or if you’re leaving a vacant property.

To Prevent Disasters

Some things can happen in a blink of an eye, causing too much damage you can’t repair. You should always make sure your smoke alarm is working well. Even so, be very careful with fire. Never let a child cook alone until they’re 10-12. And when they are 10-12 years old, they should still have adult supervision and never allowed to use the stove or oven. Kids before the age of 11 will not be able to deal with something they didn’t prepare for because of their underdeveloped brain functions. So if your kid loves cooking, teach them safety measures, and stay close.

To Keep Rodents Away

Rodents are considered a health hazard. They carry too many diseases that can reach you and your whole property, including your food. They can get their bacteria and germs in your food, infecting you and your household. You can tell you have a rodent infestation if you find their droppings, ammonia smell of their urine, teeth marking, or nesting materials. To prevent rodents, you need to seal up any holes, inside and outside your home. You can prevent infestation by trapping, poisoning them, and cleaning after them.

To Prevent Illnesses

Safety also comes in the form of a house free from illnesses. You can do that by cleaning up regularly. That prevents mold, dust mites, and bugs from accumulating in your house. Open the windows in the morning to allow fresh air and natural light. If you have children, take good care of their hygiene and teach them to do so. If a household member is asthmatic or has allergies, get air purifiers, and change the air filters frequently. Encourage everyone to drink a lot of water and cook healthy food.

 

More Tips for Safety

Install a Home Security System

A home security system is a good way to monitor your home, specifically when you’re away. You will be alerted if there are intruders, and you can catch them or call the police.

Always Check the Locks

It’s important to check the locks on the doors and the windows regularly. And check the doors to be sure they’re well-secured. You can add a deadbolt if you don’t have any, or upgrade to a smart lock system.

Always Keep Your Doors Closed

Regardless of what time of the day it is, the doors shall always remain closed. You never know who can sneak in when you’re taking a shower or busy with the kids.

Invest in a Safe

A safe with a smart locking system is a worthy investment. You can keep your valuables there and stop anyone from trying to steal them. That way, they won’t be lost as well, one way or another.

You can never be too careful or too cautious. There are always better ways to up the security a notch. This way, you will sleep better knowing you did all you can to protect everyone. The safety measures are performed and applied by everyone in the family, regardless of their age. That way, there’s no place for guilt and regret if anything bad happens.

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Make Your Lawn Look Fantastic in 3 Steps https://www.previousmagazine.com/make-your-lawn-look-fantastic-in-3-steps https://www.previousmagazine.com/make-your-lawn-look-fantastic-in-3-steps#respond Sat, 12 Sep 2020 08:01:54 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32550 When it comes to the aesthetic value of your home, nothing is more important or impactful as a beautiful lawn. You can argue that the façade makes a difference and the quality of paint draws people’s gaze, but it is the lawn that really gets to onlookers and leaves an everlasting impression. It’s also fun...]]>

When it comes to the aesthetic value of your home, nothing is more important or impactful as a beautiful lawn. You can argue that the façade makes a difference and the quality of paint draws people’s gaze, but it is the lawn that really gets to onlookers and leaves an everlasting impression. It’s also fun to work on your lawn. These are three steps to make your lawn look fantastic for your own viewing pleasure before strangers’.

1. Deal with Weeds

Weeds are a lawn’s worst enemy. They take all the air, nutrients, and water that should be rightfully delivered to your lawn, resulting in the grass withering and its growth fizzling. This is why you have to deal with weeds before they grow out of control. Some experts recommend using pre-emergent herbicide to stop weeds from growing in your lawn. This is one of the more efficient prevention techniques that can keep weeds at bay since it stops the seeds from sprouting in the grass. It is also crucial that you give your lawn a short mow and apply fertilization treatment before the cold of winter sets in.

2. Consult Experts

Taking on the duties of maintaining a lawn on your own can be a bit exhausting at times, and you come across problems that you are not equipped to handle. This is why it is a good idea in such cases to consult with professionals to ensure that your lawn looks beautiful in all seasons. As explained on AllenOutdoorSTL.com, gardening professionals won’t just help you with the maintenance of your lawn and its irrigation systems. They could also give you landscaping insights because they have designers whose sole role is to create the most aesthetically pleasing gardens and lawns, so it might be worth listening to what they have to say.

3. Feed the Lawn

Like any form of life, your lawn needs sustenance to grow and flourish. The best approach to follow with lawn feeding is a seasonal approach. The grass needs special treatment around the year, and your approach to the treatment and fertilization will vary depending on what month of the year it is. Remember that the best time to apply fertilizer is right after you’ve cut the grass since this will give it room to settle into the lawn and soil comfortably. Feeding the lawn also means giving it water regularly. While you can opt-out of watering altogether, you should water the grass regularly to keep it looking fresh and healthy –– intermittent watering is the worst thing to do and it’s more harmful than not watering at all. Watering the lawn once a week is considered sufficient.

The more effort and care you put into your lawn, the more beautiful it will look. You need to provide regular maintenance and care so that the grass could grow healthy and easy on the eye. One thing that a lot of people forget is the importance of keeping the lawn clean. Any clutter over the grass can stop the water and fertilizer from reaching the soil, thus damaging the grass. So, always keep a clear lawn and it would grow to be healthy.

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How Not to Lose Faith in God During Hard Times https://www.previousmagazine.com/how-not-to-lose-faith-in-god-during-hard-times https://www.previousmagazine.com/how-not-to-lose-faith-in-god-during-hard-times#respond Fri, 11 Sep 2020 11:41:17 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32587 When the tough times hit, it can be hard to maintain a strong faith in God. It’s easier to lose hope and retreat into a darker space. But the good news is that there are ways to keep your faith in God going strong, no matter how bad the circumstances. Read on to learn how...]]>

When the tough times hit, it can be hard to maintain a strong faith in God. It’s easier to lose hope and retreat into a darker space. But the good news is that there are ways to keep your faith in God going strong, no matter how bad the circumstances.

Read on to learn how you can maintain your faith during trying times!

Start Your Day with Scripture

One of the easiest ways to connect with God is through Scripture. When you wake up in the morning, start your day by reading a brief passage from a book of the Bible that has inspired you in the past. Or try one that you haven’t meditated on before.

In a journal, write down your reflections on how the words relate to your life. You’ll create a timeline of thoughts and meditations that can help you find strength at difficult times in your life.

Nurture Your Faith in God with Prayer

Prayer is another way to find connections with God. When you feel like you are losing faith in God, take the time to talk to Him. End your day with some quiet time where you can sit and share your concerns and reasons for joy.

You can offer up prayers for people in your life who’ve hurt you, but don’t forget to ask for forgiveness for your mistakes. Take as much time as you need, and trust that the right answers will come with time and vigilance.

Share Your Faith with Others

Whether it’s putting up signs around your house to remind you of your blessings or inviting a new friend to a bible study, there are plenty of ways to share your faith with others. And by doing so, you can help reaffirm your faith.

If you’d like to put your faith in God in your wardrobe, you can do that, too. Visit SACRIZE to find fashionable hoodies and shirts that will keep your faith alive and strong.

Show Care Towards Others

Knowing how to have faith in God may mean stepping back and putting others ahead of your own interests. If you’ve lost sight of what’s important in your life, consider volunteering to help those who are less fortunate.

You can sign up to help at a soup kitchen or women’s shelter, or serve as a mentor to kids who need a role model. You can start smaller, too, with simple gestures of caring. Bake a pie for your new neighbor or offer to buy groceries for an elderly friend.

Put Your Faith First

Sustaining your faith in God can be a challenge at difficult points in your life, but with some discipline and a healthy dose of trust, you can build your faith back up. Commit to a practice of connecting with God at quiet points in the day. You’ll be thankful in the long run and may even learn something new about yourself.

To find meaningful ways to enhance your lifestyle, check back for more great articles!

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Here’s How Much Will Drug Rehab Cost You https://www.previousmagazine.com/heres-how-much-will-drug-rehab-cost-you https://www.previousmagazine.com/heres-how-much-will-drug-rehab-cost-you#respond Fri, 11 Sep 2020 10:48:09 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32590 Are you thinking about going to drug rehab, but are worried about how much it’s going to cost you? While drug rehab can definitely be expensive, it’s a worthy investment for those who are having trouble maintaining sobriety. But, how much does drug rehab cost? Check out this guide to learn how much you can...]]>

Are you thinking about going to drug rehab, but are worried about how much it’s going to cost you?

While drug rehab can definitely be expensive, it’s a worthy investment for those who are having trouble maintaining sobriety. But, how much does drug rehab cost?

Check out this guide to learn how much you can expect to pay for drug rehab.

How Much Does Drug Rehab Cost?

Drug rehab can cost anywhere from a few thousand dollars to upwards of $50,000.

How much you pay will depend on the rehab center you choose, as well as a number of other factors. Luckily, most people’s insurance will cover some or all of the costs of treatment. If you’re looking for insurance that covers rehab, you can check out this guide to learn about Humana insurance for addiction treatment.

Of course, not everybody has insurance. Luckily, there are still ways for those without insurance to pay for rehab. For example, some rehab facilities offer sliding scales or payment plans.

There are also non-profit and state-funded rehab centers that make the cost of rehab more affordable. In some cases, non-profit or state-funded rehab programs are free for those who meet low-income requirements.

However, it’s important to keep in mind that in addition to meeting income thresholds, these programs also typically have a waiting list.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Rehab

There are a lot of different factors at play that can greatly affect the cost of rehab. These include:

Length of Stay

Most rehab programs last for 28 days. However, depending on your condition and the center you choose, you may end up staying for a longer period.

Obviously, the longer you stay, the more you can expect to pay.

Type of Program

Your rehab costs will also depend on the type of program you enroll in. You have two options: inpatient treatment or outpatient treatment.

With inpatient treatment, you stay at the facility 24/7. You sleep there and get all of your meals there. Because of this, inpatient programs tend to cost a great deal more than outpatient programs.

With an outpatient program, you attend treatment for a set amount of time, typically during the day. However, you do not sleep at the facility nor do you get all of your meals there.

Treatments Offered

The treatments that the rehab program offers can also affect your total cost.

For example, some rehab centers offer medical detox, while others don’t. Additionally, some rehab centers offer dual treatment programs, which help those who are suffering from mental illness as well as addiction.

Amenities

The amenities that a rehab program offers can also play a role in your overall cost.

Some rehab centers just offer medical treatment, meals, and lodging. There are also luxury treatment centers that cost more but offer fantastic amenities such as acupuncture, yoga, massage, and tennis courts.

Rehab Cost: Are You Ready for Rehab?

Now that you know more about rehab costs, it’s time to decide if going to rehab is right for you. While it can be expensive, your sobriety is definitely worth the expense.

Be sure to check back in with our blog to learn more about rehab and addiction services.

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Address Your Plumbing Emergency with the Right Plumber https://www.previousmagazine.com/address-your-plumbing-emergency-with-the-right-plumber https://www.previousmagazine.com/address-your-plumbing-emergency-with-the-right-plumber#respond Thu, 10 Sep 2020 19:09:57 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32533 Sydney is the most popular city in New South Wales in the Land Down Under. After all, it serves as a home to Australia’s most iconic structures, the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. One of the most liveable parts of Sydney is the Upper North Shore Area. Although it is still in the city,...]]>

Sydney is the most popular city in New South Wales in the Land Down Under. After all, it serves as a home to Australia’s most iconic structures, the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. One of the most liveable parts of Sydney is the Upper North Shore Area. Although it is still in the city, it has more of a suburban vibe. It is certainly an idyllic place to raise a family because it is not as busy as the other areas. Here, you’ll get access to great school districts, excellent healthcare, and awesome communities.

Sadly, one of the issues you will have to face while living in the Upper North Shore is your home’s plumbing. Leaks, burst pipes, and other plumbing emergencies happen day or night. Don’t suffer the nightmare of being caught with gushing water everywhere in your house. To ascertain that you are prepared to face any plumbing nightmare, put your plumber’s phone number on the fridge and save it on your smartphone. But with so many plumbing services, who can you find a tradesman you can trust? Read on to discover the criteria you need to find a good plumber in the Upper North Shore, Sydney who will give you a proper estimate and excellent service when your pipes and drains need work:

Work with Referrals Coming From Trusted Sources

When you are weighing your service providers, you need to find someone you can count on. After all, you are welcoming this person into your home. The best method to find one is to ask friends, relatives, neighbours, and co-workers who a good plumber is. You’ll surely get several recommendations from people you trust. Through this approach, you can narrow down your prospects into two or three. A word of mouth referral will assure you that the tradesman you’re choosing is reliable.

Ascertain Necessary Permits and Licenses

You must find out if the plumber in the upper North Shore, Sydney you are considering possess the necessary government permits and trade licenses. You only want someone that complies with these requirements. All this paperwork indicates that your plumber has been vetted properly. By verifying your plumber’s status, you will see if this person is fully qualified and certified to perform the job.

Research for Online Reviews and Testimonials

Go the extra mile and browse the internet for online reviews and testimonials. It is a very common practice for clients to leave ratings for their service providers. Pay attention to reviews to see if customers are satisfied with the prospective plumber you want to hire. All it takes is typing simple keywords on Google to see the results. Steer clear from those with terrible feedback even if they offer cheap services as they will only give you a headache. When it comes to fixing your plumbing, you want good, quality results.

Ask About Pertinent Details

It is important to find out how this plumber will bill you. Will you be paying per hour or a fixed rate? Check what kind of materials and supplies your plumber will use. Of course, you want premium materials that will ensure longevity and durability. Most of all, ask about liability insurance. As this line of work can have unexpected problems, your plumber must have insurance coverage for both your protection. It would be problematic if you were slapped with a hefty lawsuit in case of an accident.

Final Word

Make it a point to vet your service providers before letting them into your home. The best way to ensure you get a reliable and trustworthy professional is to do your homework. Be ready to face any plumbing emergency that could strike your Upper North Shore home in Sydney by having two or three plumbers that you can call instantly. Take the stress out of your life by being prepared!

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Starting a Cybercafé Business https://www.previousmagazine.com/starting-a-cybercafe-business https://www.previousmagazine.com/starting-a-cybercafe-business#respond Thu, 10 Sep 2020 19:06:34 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32528 If you’re planning on starting a cybercafé business, then there are some things you’ll need to know. There’s a lot of planning that goes into opening a business and won’t be easy. To help you out, here are some of the things you need to open your own internet café. Have a Business Plan Before...]]>

If you’re planning on starting a cybercafé business, then there are some things you’ll need to know. There’s a lot of planning that goes into opening a business and won’t be easy. To help you out, here are some of the things you need to open your own internet café.

Have a Business Plan

Before you anything, you must have an internet café business plan and a budget. You need to know what services you’re going to provide, what software will be made available, whether you’ll have LAN games, if you’re going to offer food and refreshments, and what amenities there will be. You’ll need internet café management software, so you can manage each individual computer, allow people to reserve a computer and pay in advance, limit computer use, and have a loyalty programme.

Plan out how much will you charge people, and whether you will charge per minute or per hour, and if there will be an entrance fee. Think about your opening times. People who come to your café will likely want to go before and after work and school and during their lunch breaks. You should also think about whether you will allow people to book the whole premises for teleconferences and online gaming sessions.

Do Some Market Research

You need to do market research to make sure your internet café is feasible, and to see how and if you will meet people’s needs. Check out your competitors to see how well their businesses are doing and to see what services they offer.

Look into whether the people in that area already have access to laptops and computers. You need to know if internet access is expensive or in accessible in the area you plan on opening your cybercafé. You should know who you are appealing to, for example, gamers, students, professionals, holidaymakers, and people who like to socialise. Your internet café needs to be profitable and you should look up ‘management software for gaming cafe’ to ensure you have everything you need.

Finding the Right Premises

You need to find the right premises for your internet café business, because the location in which you open your cybercafé is important. If you open your internet café to close to other cybercafés, a library, or a near a place where people can afford home internet access, then your business won’t be profitable and you won’t have a lot of customers. Examples of good locations are near a college or university because students will need to use computers to fill out applications, submit coursework, and have place to hang out when the uni computer lab is full; and even in an airport, where people will want to use computers to kill time while waiting for their flights.

Once you have found a location, you need to make sure health and safety measures are in place. You’ll need to get comfortable furniture, modern fittings, and fun decorations to create the right kind of atmosphere so that your cybercafé will be a place where people can go to enjoy a drink and a snack or use a computer.

Know What You Need

You need to make sure you have all the necessary insurance, licenses, and certifications before you open. You nee to follow cybercafé requirements, for example, having cybercafé management software and having a dedicated person who will take care of machine maintenance and software updates. You’ll need an ISP and have sufficient internet speed. You’ll also need to know what keyboards, mice, PCs, and monitors you’ll be using and what kind of server and operating system you’ll have in your internet café. You need to know how many staff members you’ll employ and to make sure they are knowledgeable enough to help the customers.

If you’re offering additional services, such as printing, photo printing, scanning, laminating, punching and binding, then you’ll need to purchase all the equipment. You should decide on whether you’re going to sell merchandise and things like flash drives and DVDs too.

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Why Emulation Software Is Pivotal for Games and Other Apps https://www.previousmagazine.com/why-emulation-software-is-pivotal-for-games-and-other-apps https://www.previousmagazine.com/why-emulation-software-is-pivotal-for-games-and-other-apps#respond Thu, 10 Sep 2020 15:37:05 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32519 Emulators aren’t just limited to backups of commercially available games and applications, there are a vast wealth of home-brew games and applications available too. Always be sure to check the laws in your country. Video games have always been in the mainstream when it comes to electronic media, and emulators play a significant role in...]]>

Emulators aren’t just limited to backups of commercially available games and applications, there are a vast wealth of home-brew games and applications available too. Always be sure to check the laws in your country.

Video games have always been in the mainstream when it comes to electronic media, and emulators play a significant role in keeping the old or the mobile phone gaming experience alive on laptops and PCs.

To Play Mobile Phone Games on Your PC

As time has passed, video games have diversified, and now there are exciting games on mobile phones that the laptop users love to play on their laptops or PCs. For example, PUBG is not free for PC users, so the only way to play that game for free is to have that mobile version of the game on your laptop. To make playing it possible, the laptop would require an emulator console to make mobile gaming possible on laptops and PCs and vice versa.

Emulators Are Important to Keep the Gaming Competition Alive

There are a vast number of players who use emulator consoles in order to play games. If these emulators weren’t there, the number of people playing the game would decrease and so would the competition. Emulators make sure that PC users remain ahead of others, as always. Gamers can agree on the fact that playing easy games against the bots is not what people crave. Gamers seek competition, which they’ve achieved with the help of gaming consoles.

Android Emulator Protects Your Spine

Gaming continuously on a mobile phone can cause damage to your spine as you have to bend your head to look down at the screen (which is not the case with home PCs) and the graphics options are comparatively limited in mobile phones as well. Android emulators allow gamers to play the same games available on mobile phones on their PCs and laptops with better graphics. These consoles play a vital role in pushing the gaming experience ahead into the future.

Old-Fashioned Classics Stay in the Picture

The old classical games have made the gaming experience standout and are what made the gaming industry so successful. Gamers certainly don’t want to get over some old-fashioned classics and for that, an emulator is the best solution. Emulators make sure that the old-fashioned games stay in the picture by providing different ranges of console options. For example, if you miss the 8-bit games from your childhood, you can emulate those consoles on your PC. If you are a gamer, emulation is definitely something you need!

Make Your PC Your Android Compatible Machine

The advantage of emulation software is that it allows you the freedom of using any compatible apps on your personal computer. Apart from games, there are many other android-based applications used by PC users all the time. Emulation software eliminates the need for buying an Android device just to test the apps you’re developing. You can run almost every Android-based application on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS-based systems, and that is something that we desire the most! If you’re interested in knowing more about emulation, click here for 5250 emulation.

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Different Wart Removal Treatments https://www.previousmagazine.com/different-wart-removal-treatments https://www.previousmagazine.com/different-wart-removal-treatments#respond Thu, 10 Sep 2020 09:59:03 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32529 Skincare has long been a top priority for those invested in the beauty industry, and Sydney is no exception. Australia’s beauty and personal care segment is rapidly growing with a forecasted annual growth rate of 4.8% from 2020 to 2025. Thus, it is not surprising that Sydney has embraced several innovations in the industry, including...]]>

Skincare has long been a top priority for those invested in the beauty industry, and Sydney is no exception. Australia’s beauty and personal care segment is rapidly growing with a forecasted annual growth rate of 4.8% from 2020 to 2025. Thus, it is not surprising that Sydney has embraced several innovations in the industry, including skin treatments to help with different conditions. Wart removal treatments, for instance, have advanced over time due to new technologies.

Warts are not the easiest to detect, but dermatologists are generally able to tell by looking at your skin. Though they are mostly harmless, it is still recommended that you get them treated. Fortunately, there are several treatments for Wart removal in Sydney, and the applicable type will differ based on your condition, age, health, and other factors.

Get to know more about wart removal treatments and what you can expect after getting one. If you are not aware of whether you have any warts, it never hurts to visit your dermatologist to get a professional’s opinion.

Electrocauterization

Electrocauterization is one of the common treatments used to remove warts. It involves the use of electricity to heat a needle and “burn” the warts to effectively remove them. Usually, one treatment is enough for the warts to go away, but you may have some scabs after the procedure. These wounds can take anywhere from one to six weeks to heal, depending on the size of the wart. At times, you may need more than one treatment for bigger warts or more severe cases.

Cryotherapy

Opposite to cauterization, cryotherapy is a treatment for Wart removal in Sydney that involves freezing the warts using a substance like liquid nitrogen. You may expect blisters to form after the treatment due to the cold, so make sure to clean the area well to avoid infections. That said, the healing time is much shorter, about one to two weeks, and there is minimal scarring with this treatment option.

Chemical Peel

Some dermatologists may suggest a chemical peel to treat multiple flat warts as it will be difficult to remove each of them manually. The peeling medicine usually includes salicylic acid, which has shown to be effective in treating warts, and other components like glycolic acid. Depending on your condition, you will need to apply it for a certain period.

Laser Surgery

If medicine proves to be ineffective for your warts, you may have to undergo laser treatment to get rid of them. For this process, a laser beam is used to burn the wart tissue, resulting in some pain after the treatment. Though your doctor will inject a numbing anaesthetic to make the treatment more tolerable, you may still experience some pain after.

That said, electrocauterization and cryotherapy are said to be more effective than laser surgery. Thus, consult with your dermatologist to know your options and see whether these treatments are possible for your case.

Ultimately, there are now several ways to treat warts. Dermatologists now have access to more advanced equipment to make the treatment more manageable and to reduce common frustrations like long downtimes. Contrary to other skin conditions, warts are much harder to detect as they are almost invisible, so at times, the only way to find out is to visit your doctor. At the end of the day, it pays off to err on the cautious side.

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How to Know If You’ll Benefit From Naturopathic Medicine https://www.previousmagazine.com/how-to-know-if-youll-benefit-from-naturopathic-medicine https://www.previousmagazine.com/how-to-know-if-youll-benefit-from-naturopathic-medicine#respond Thu, 10 Sep 2020 00:24:57 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32537 Over the past few years, naturopathy has continued to gain recognition as a reliable form of treatment and management for a wide range of health issues. Naturopathic doctors undergo rigorous training before becoming certified and allowed to offer their services. As a matter of fact, many of them possess qualifications for medical doctors and employ...]]>

Over the past few years, naturopathy has continued to gain recognition as a reliable form of treatment and management for a wide range of health issues. Naturopathic doctors undergo rigorous training before becoming certified and allowed to offer their services. As a matter of fact, many of them possess qualifications for medical doctors and employ naturopathic techniques in combination with conventional medicine. Naturopathic doctors also work in conjunction with conventional doctors in the treatment and management of certain health issues in patients.

Defining Naturopathy

If you’re reading this, there’s a big chance you’ve heard about naturopathy or naturopathic medicine, often touted as an alternative approach to conventional medicine. By definition, naturopathic medicine is a medical approach that aims at using nature and natural solutions to stimulate the body to health or improve one’s wellness by itself. It often involves the combination of knowledge in modern science, traditional medicine, and natural remedies or treatments. Apart from treatment, this medical approach is also used in disease diagnosis, as well as prevention and overall health improvement.

Naturopathic care has been shown to have numerous benefits. It is used to treat both physical and psychological health issues; and is especially beneficial for people with chronic health conditions. Considering the many advantages of this natural-oriented healthcare approach, how do you know you can benefit from it? Starting with a brief outline of naturopathic techniques, here are some pointers you can use to know whether you’ll benefit from naturopathic medicine.

Naturopathy Techniques

As earlier mentioned, naturopathic medicine involves the use of natural remedies and therapies to support and improve one’s health. As explained by Dr. Karen R. Threlkel, holistic medicine involves more than just using a natural approach to treat disease symptoms and ignite healing. It is more about using the patient instead of their disease to help health the body, mind, and spirit. This is why it comprises several kinds of natural therapy used alone or in combination.

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Employed based on the patient’s individual needs, some popular techniques used in naturopathy include:

  • Clinical nutrition
  • Homeopathy
  • Herbal medicine
  • Lifestyle counseling
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Naturopathic manipulation

With this in mind, let’s now take a look at various scenarios where naturopathic benefits could benefit an individual.

As a Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Solution

As earlier established, naturopathic medicine revolves around the understanding that the body can heal itself. This is an innate ability in humans. With this in mind, normal body function can be restored by simply removing the obstacles or underlying root causes of disease. It’s about enhancing the body’s healing abilities, which can promote overall wellness and prevent health issues that could develop in the future. If you’re looking for a solution to promote your overall well being, naturopathy could help.

You Have a Stubborn Health Issue

It is not uncommon to suffer from a chronic illness; many people suffer from lifetime health conditions. However, some health issues prove too stubborn to diagnose, let alone treat using conventional medicine and treatment approaches.

In some cases, the symptoms of a chronic illness like arthritis could be too extreme to alleviate using conventional approaches. In such a situation, naturopathic treatment can help support conventional therapy and improve your quality of life. Some patients have confessed to being rescued by naturopathy from issues such as spinal problems or chronic back pain. Some of these therapies are also effective in supporting the health of patients with terminal and life-threatening ailments.

Where a Combined Approach Is Needed

Conventional treatments, drugs, and approaches like surgery may have many unpleasant side effects. If you want to minimize such side effects, many doctors recommend combining a conventional care approach with naturopathic techniques, depending on the patient’s needs.

When You Need Individualized Treatment

Naturopathic treatment is always customized to the patient’s needs. It takes into account the patient’s unique situations in terms of genetics, medical history, nutrition, lifestyle habits, preexisting health conditions, and so forth. Anything that affects the individual’s health is taken into account. These factors are used by the naturopathic doctor to draw conclusions and determine the best treatment approach or techniques to use in triggering the body’s innate healing process.

If You Have One of These Issues

Needless to reiterate, naturopathy is applicable in many ways when it comes to disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. Regardless of your age, sex, or medical history, you could benefit from naturopathic medicine one way or another. However, some acute and chronic health concerns that can be treated through naturopathy include:

Allergies

Allergy is one of the most terrorizing experiences anyone can bear. You want to scratch and soothe the feeling away, but you can’t. From the itchy eyes to a stuffy nose and sneezing, allergies can be unbearable, and there isn’t much that you can do to alleviate them. However, naturopathic medicine has been shown to help remedy certain allergies. Here, the doctor’s aim at treating the underlying cause of the allergic reaction using therapeutic nutrition, botanical medicines, and change of lifestyle, among other approaches. The physician also gives natural antihistamines, which helps in reducing the symptoms without giving you side effects associated with over the counter medicines. However, it may require much patience before medicine reaches its full effectiveness.

Headaches

A recurring headache should never be ignored… not all headaches are usual. Migraines can cause immense discomfort, which can easily make you dysfunctional. If you have been suffering from frequent headaches, it would be wise to unveil the cause and start the process of healing. Many reasons can contribute to a migraine or a mild headache even after taking prescriptions. It can be caused by poor diet, dehydration, or even the lack of enough sleep. Naturopathic physicians are skilled in altering the causes of such chronic headaches by providing you with treatments without the use of an analgesic pain killer. Popular approaches include botanical medicines and nutritional supplements.

Insomnia

Some goodnight’s rest ensures you are rejuvenated and revitalized to kick start the next day. Unfortunately, with insomnia, this becomes a mere dream in the wake. If you have been struggling to catch some sleep at night, naturopathic medicine can offer you the solution and ensure you have a good night’s rest. A naturopathic physician will provide you with therapeutic nutrition, herbs, and behavioral medicines, which are natural and effective to help you sleep better.

Digestive Disorder

A good digestive system is key for excellent health. The digestive system is one of the most vital parts of your body. A digestive system that is not functioning well can cause indigestion, constipation, or bowel movement problems with a lot of discomforts. Naturopathic medicine can be used to tune it back to normal. The doctor can be able to get to the root cause of the digestive problem and provide you with a diagnosis of supplements to deal with the underlying problem.

Finally, as mentioned earlier, naturopathic medicine could also help with pain relief, especially for chronic conditions. It can help treat the underlying factors that cause some types of acute, recurrent, and chronic pain which most of the conventional prescriptions do not seem to address. Moreover, NSAIDs and common pain relief medication are often addictive, so be careful when taking them without a prescription.

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Bump on Your Nose? Learn Your Rhinoplasty Options https://www.previousmagazine.com/bump-on-your-nose-learn-your-rhinoplasty-options https://www.previousmagazine.com/bump-on-your-nose-learn-your-rhinoplasty-options#respond Wed, 09 Sep 2020 19:59:32 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32512 Do you have a bump on your nose? Have you been thinking about having this bump (also known as a dorsal hump) removed? A type of cosmetic surgery known as rhinoplasty is the most common approach to removing a dorsal hump. Read on to learn more about your rhinoplasty options so you can decide if...]]>

Do you have a bump on your nose? Have you been thinking about having this bump (also known as a dorsal hump) removed?

A type of cosmetic surgery known as rhinoplasty is the most common approach to removing a dorsal hump. Read on to learn more about your rhinoplasty options so you can decide if surgery is the right choice for you.

What Are My Rhinoplasty Options?

If you’re thinking about getting rhinoplasty for the bump on your nose, one of the first things you’ll need to decide is which type of surgery you want to have. There are a few different surgeries available for correcting a dorsal hump, including the following:

Open Rhinoplasty

An open rhinoplastic is also known as a traditional rhinoplasty. This is the most common option if you want to get rid of your dorsal hump.

If you opt for this procedure, you’ll be put under general anaesthesia. Then, a plastic surgeon will make a small incision to get a closer look at the bone and cartilage of the nose and correct the bump.

When this surgery is over, you’ll have to wear a splint or cast over your nose for about a week.

Closed Rhinoplasty

A closed rhinoplasty is less invasive than open rhinoplasty. Instead of making an incision in your nose, the surgeon goes in through your nostril to address the bone and cartilage. You’ll still be put under general anaesthesia if you choose this option.

Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty

It’s also possible to undergo nonsurgical rhinoplasty if you prefer. This procedure is also known as a liquid rhinoplasty.

If you choose this procedure, a plastic surgeon will use dermal fillers to fill in the areas where the dorsal hump begins. This creates a smoother silhouette and makes your bump less noticeable. Instead of general anaesthesia, the surgeon will just use topical anaesthesia to number the area before administering the injections.

You should know that the results of this type of rhinoplasty are not permanent. They last about 6-24 months, and you’ll need regular injections to maintain your nose’s appearance.

Despite not being permanent, many people still prefer this option because it comes with less recovery time. With this treatment, they also don’t have to deal with the pain and discomfort of traditional open or closed rhinoplasty surgery.

Who Is a Good Rhinoplasty Candidate?

If you’re thinking about rhinoplasty, you first ought to consider whether or not you’re a good candidate for this procedure. The following are some questions you might want to ask yourself:

  • Is my facial growth complete (i.e., am I at least 17 years of age if female and 21-22 years of age if male)?
  • Am I physically healthy with no serious health conditions?
  • Do I smoke?

This last point is especially important. If you smoke, you are more likely to experience complications when undergoing any type of surgery, including rhinoplasty, and nicotine can slow down the healing process. Considering quitting smoking before you decide to move forward with fixing the bump on your nose.

How Much Is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty cost varies depending on the type of surgery you choose. If you opt for an open or closed rhinoplasty, you’ll likely pay around $5,000 for the procedure. Dermal fillers are a more affordable option, at a little less than $700 per treatment, but keep in mind that you’ll need regular touch-ups for maintenance.

In the long-term, you’ll likely spend more money on nonsurgical rhinoplasty than you would for traditional surgery. However, going the nonsurgical route can be more affordable to some since you don’t have to pay a large sum upfront.

How Long Does Rhinoplasty Recovery Take?

The recovery process also varies depending on the type of rhinoplasty you decide to undergo to correct a bump on nose. If you choose an open rhinoplasty, it’ll take about three weeks, on average, to recover. For a closed rhinoplasty, the recovery time is shorter, about 1-2 weeks.

Nonsurgical rhinoplasty has the shortest recovery time. You can get back to your regularly scheduled activities as soon as the treatment is over, and you’ll be less likely to experience complications since you don’t have to go under general anaesthesia.

How to Prepare for Rhinoplasty Surgery

If you choose to undergo an open or closed rhinoplasty, there are some steps you can take to prepare and set yourself up for a successful procedure. These steps include the following:

  • Avoid blood-thinning medications for at least two weeks leading up to your surgery
  • Avoid smoking for at least two weeks before surgery
  • Wear sunscreen and avoid sun damage for at least two weeks before surgery
  • Purchase supplies to keep you comfortable after surgery (including saline nasal spray and Vaseline)
  • Don’t drink or eat anything (not even water) after midnight on the night prior to your surgery
  • Make arrangements for someone to bring you home from the hospital, as you won’t be able to drive yourself

On the day of your surgery, remember not to eat or drink anything. If you must take any essential medications, have just a small sip of water with them. Don’t put on makeup or wear contact lenses, and leave valuables and jewelry at home.

If you opt for a nonsurgical rhinoplasty, you won’t have to do as much prep work. It’s still a good idea to avoid blood-thinning medications in the week leading up to your appointment, though.

Unlike traditional surgery, be sure to eat a good meal and drink plenty of water before your treatment. This will help you to avoid feeling lightheaded afterward.

Schedule Your Rhinoplasty Surgery Today

Now that you know more about your rhinoplasty options and what’s involved in getting rid of a dorsal hump, are you still interested in moving forward with this surgery? If so, keep the information discussed above in mind so that you can plan ahead and be prepared.

If you’re looking for more information on cosmetic surgery and improving your appearance, head to the Lifestyle section of our site today. It’s full of useful resources that will teach you everything you need to know.

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Cutting Edge Healing: What Is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy? https://www.previousmagazine.com/cutting-edge-healing-what-is-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy https://www.previousmagazine.com/cutting-edge-healing-what-is-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy#respond Wed, 09 Sep 2020 13:39:09 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32510 It sounds a little like science fiction—you slip into a chamber that can look something like a spaceship. Over time—and with no needles or incisions—this chamber helps heal your organs and tissues. You may be surprised to know that this isn’t a tall tale. It’s cutting-edge healing through a form of alternative medicine that not...]]>

It sounds a little like science fiction—you slip into a chamber that can look something like a spaceship. Over time—and with no needles or incisions—this chamber helps heal your organs and tissues.

You may be surprised to know that this isn’t a tall tale. It’s cutting-edge healing through a form of alternative medicine that not many people know about: hyperbaric therapy.

But what is hyperbaric oxygen therapy? How can it help patients heal without intrusive medical options?

Here’s what you need to know about this beneficial therapy.

What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

Also known as hyperbaric chamber therapy, this practice involves a chamber that allows a patient to breathe 100% oxygen for a period of time.

This occurs at high pressure within the chamber. Pressurization and oxygen hoods increase the amount of oxygen your body receives. This gets more of it into your bloodstream, which allows your cells to transport it where it’s needed most.

But before you begin imagining an uncomfortable chamber, you should know that these chambers are designed for comfort. They’re wide enough to stretch a little and long enough to lie down in. In addition, they’re sometimes even made of glass or see-through acrylic to allow you to watch television as you undergo treatment.

Traditionally, this type of therapy has been used to treat decompression sickness after scuba diving, and it’s also a treatment for carbon monoxide poisoning.

However, in recent years, doctors have realized the huge benefits of hyperbaric therapy for a range of other conditions as well.

Who Benefits From Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

If any part of your body is short on oxygen, hyperbaric oxygen therapy can help.

For this reason, it’s often used in situations where someone has injured body tissue. Many people don’t realize that when the body sustains an injury, the damage can radiate to the surrounding blood vessels. This can in turn cause swelling and make it harder for your blood to deliver oxygen as needed.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy helps with this. The treatment induces wound healing and helps the body fight infection. As a result, it’s beneficial for those suffering from many conditions, ranging from bone infection to burns to stubborn diabetic wounds.

In fact, many insurance companies cover this treatment for certain damaging conditions, lowering the hyperbaric oxygen therapy cost for those who need it most. Of course, you’ll want to check with your insurance company before you undergo therapy.

Most patients will require more than one treatment to really see the benefits, however, and it can take weeks or months for the therapy to be complete.

A Radical Healing Solution

Now that you’ve stopped wondering, “What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy, anyway?” you can recognize that this treatment can be a radical healing solution for patients who need it. While your body has adapted to heal itself, hyperbaric therapy offers a little extra help to speed the process along, which can be great for patients struggling with stubborn conditions.

Interested in learning more about alternative medicines and state-of-the-art advances? For the latest in medicine and technology, check out our other posts!

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Reasons for Traveling Around the World https://www.previousmagazine.com/reasons-for-traveling-around-the-world https://www.previousmagazine.com/reasons-for-traveling-around-the-world#respond Tue, 08 Sep 2020 22:00:13 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32506 If you’ve been bitten the travel bug, then you may want to consider traveling further than a few miles away from home and taking a trip around the world. You might not feel like it’s the right time to travel, but when is the right time? Life on the road isn’t just for college students. Everyone...]]>

If you’ve been bitten the travel bug, then you may want to consider traveling further than a few miles away from home and taking a trip around the world. You might not feel like it’s the right time to travel, but when is the right time? Life on the road isn’t just for college students. Everyone should have the opportunity to travel, so pack your bags and get ready for an adventure. In this article, you’ll find several reasons why you should travel around the world. 

Escaping from Everyday Life 

Traveling can help you get away from the boring routine of everyday life. If you feel like your life is suffocating you, then you need a bit more freedom and a change of pace. Traveling can relieve stress because it gives you the opportunity to escape and be more independent. Forget about work and your many responsibilities for a while and have adventures! It’s a chance for you to have a fresh start and for you to do all the things that make you happy. As I mentioned earlier, you can travel no matter how old you are. Click here for more traveling advice. 

Learning about New Cultures 

One reason you should travel around the world is to discover new cultures. Every culture is different and there is so much you can learn from other people’s way of life. Educating yourself about the histories, traditions, and beliefs of different people and places will give you greater appreciation of other cultures. Visiting galleries, museums and historical sites can also increase your understanding and offer you a new perspective. Immersing yourself in the culture is important. Learning a new language and experiencing a lifestyle that differs from yours is all part of traveling. Trying the food and local delicacies can be a great way to learn about a place and the people who live there. Check out this website for interesting travel ideas. 

Meeting New People 

You’re bound to meet some fascinating people on your travels. Getting to know new people can be fun and you can share your traveling experiences with each other and learn about their diverse backgrounds. Making new friends can enrich your life and can make traveling more enjoyable, especially if you’re feeling homesick. You may even decide to team up with them and travel together. You should look up old friends who have also done some traveling or who live in other countries too. 

Finding a Place to Move to Long-Term 

While you travel, you may find a place you like so much that you will want to move there permanently. Many people settle down near to their childhood home or somewhere near to their families, but with the whole world to explore and so many potential places you can live, you should go out and explore your options. Finding the perfect home somewhere you like will give you a sense of fulfilment. If you fall in love with a certain destination, there’s no reason you can’t make a life for yourself there. If you find a place you want to stay, local movers like MyBekins will help you to move your belongings. 

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Are Clear Braces the Right Solution for You? https://www.previousmagazine.com/are-clear-braces-the-right-solution-for-you https://www.previousmagazine.com/are-clear-braces-the-right-solution-for-you#respond Mon, 07 Sep 2020 13:26:29 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32498 Dental technology has evolved over the years and long gone are the days when you only have the choice between metal braces or nothing. These days, you have all sorts of options at your disposal, and some technologies like clear braces erased a lot of the stigma associated with braces. They are a discreet and...]]>

Dental technology has evolved over the years and long gone are the days when you only have the choice between metal braces or nothing. These days, you have all sorts of options at your disposal, and some technologies like clear braces erased a lot of the stigma associated with braces. They are a discreet and less intrusive alternative to traditional braces and are perfect for a certain class of clients. However, they are not for everyone. So, are clear braces the right solution for you?

How Badly Are Your Teeth Misaligned?

You should note that clear braces will not work on all conditions. If your teeth are severely misaligned, chances are they won’t work for you. Those work better on moderate and mild orthodontic issues, so this is something you’ll have to consider first.

How Important is Appearance to You?

At the end of the day, the main goal of getting clear braces is to make them more discreet. However, this can come at a premium.

If you’re a professional, it’s understandable why you may not want to get braces right now. But, if this is for a younger child or a young teen, it could be reconsidered. Braces are expected at this age, and they will attract much less attention than at 35. So, discuss options with your orthodontist, look at what you can comfortably afford, and look at as many options as you can.

Know, however, that there are services that allow you to cut prices by getting your clear braces directly from the source without having to consult, which is what drives up the costs. Aligner Co is one of them. They also have a nice piece on clear braces, and if you want to learn more about them, this site has more information. You’ll learn everything from what clear braces are exactly, price variations, and how direct delivery works from A to Z.

Are You Ready for the Maintenance Aspect?

You also have to know that clear braces and invisible aligners are not a ‘set it and forget it’ thing. You have to maintain them and there are rules to follow. Not following these procedures could lead to other teeth issues or end up prolonging your treatment.

For one, you will need to wear them at least 22 hours per day for them to work. There are also little things like not soaking them in hot water so they can maintain their shape and you may have to stay away or limit your consumption of sugary foods.

Also, note that you will need to brush your teeth at the end of every meal. That includes when going to a restaurant. So, you have to be prepared to brush your teeth multiple times per day to avoid complications.

Clear braces can be a great option if you’re looking for something discreet, convenient, and comfortable. You need to know that they’re not perfect, however, and know as much as you can about them before you make your final decision.

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How to Build Healthy Habits: 5 Tips Everyone Should Know https://www.previousmagazine.com/how-to-build-healthy-habits-5-tips-everyone-should-know https://www.previousmagazine.com/how-to-build-healthy-habits-5-tips-everyone-should-know#respond Mon, 07 Sep 2020 13:17:42 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32502 Good health isn’t rocket science. But it’s still a struggle for many people to maintain. Knowing how to build healthy habits is easy when you choose a strategy that works for your lifestyle. Here are 5 tips to upgrade your wellness habits today. Set Up a Routine Before you go to bed, put everything you...]]>

Good health isn’t rocket science. But it’s still a struggle for many people to maintain.

Knowing how to build healthy habits is easy when you choose a strategy that works for your lifestyle. Here are 5 tips to upgrade your wellness habits today.

  1. Set Up a Routine

Before you go to bed, put everything you need for your morning routine in a place that’s easy to access. Place a bottle of water next to your bed with your vitamins so you’re ready to kickstart your health plan.

The key to creating good healthy habits to start your day is making the transition easy. If you’ve got everything laid out, time won’t be an excuse for not reaching your goals.

Try making your existing schedule easier before attempting to reinvent your entire habits in a day. You’ll gradually gain the confidence to make bigger and better life changes as you go.

  1. Shop for Convenience

Everyone wants to eat healthier meals. But the biggest barrier to making this happen is time and flavor.

Shop for ready-made foods that reflect your preferred tastes and textures. Abrupt changes in your diet might make you feel like you’re missing out.

When you finally decide to treat yourself, you’ll be more likely to overindulge. Sample healthy meals to find your favorite options and have these ready for breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day.

Prepackaged meals are your best option until you create the time in your schedule to prepare meals at home. This cuts out the ‘no time’ excuse when you’re transitioning into eating healthy.

Over time, you’ll be so used to eating this menu that it’ll seem foreign to not have healthy foods.

  1. See a Doctor

There are many aging adults who refuse healthcare treatment unless they’re feeling poorly. If you’re a senior citizen, you want to be ahead of any oncoming illnesses.

Older adults are a greater risk of one health problem leading to another when left unchecked. Look for resources on sites like medicarewire.com to help you find resources in your area.

A trip to your family doctor doesn’t take much time out of your week and leaves you with the confidence of good health or the caution to make it better.

  1. Warm Your Water Intake

Everyone always recommends that people drink more water when trying to get healthy. But what they don’t explain is that all water is not created equal.

Room temperature water is, by far, the best option for hydration. If you can’t have room temperature water, warm water is the next best option.

  1. Dance Often

Dancing releases endorphins and gives you the cardio boost you need. Aim to have fun with friends and family by dancing at least an hour each week.

You’ll release stress and work muscles that often go unnoticed in traditional cardio workouts.

How to Build Healthy Habits Today

You can learn how to build healthy habits today by simply starting with what you have now. There’s no need to invest in a home gym or start a strict new diet, improve the habits you’re already working on in your life.

Prep your food and clothes for a successful day ahead. Work in exercise and fun. All these small changes make a big impact.

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Protecting Your Real Estate Assets https://www.previousmagazine.com/protecting-your-real-estate-assets https://www.previousmagazine.com/protecting-your-real-estate-assets#respond Mon, 07 Sep 2020 13:14:20 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32495 Different professionals experience various risks and undergo transformations that may lead to failure or success. The goal of any investor, for example, is to improve asset returns while staying knowledgeable to be able to navigate the ever-changing market. As a real estate developer, investor, or architect, finding the right help, therefore, eliminates mistakes that could...]]>

Different professionals experience various risks and undergo transformations that may lead to failure or success. The goal of any investor, for example, is to improve asset returns while staying knowledgeable to be able to navigate the ever-changing market.

As a real estate developer, investor, or architect, finding the right help, therefore, eliminates mistakes that could have otherwise cost your business a big deal. Access to sufficient professional assistance will boost your investment expertise.

Asset protection is a strategy that will protect your business along with your investment in the event of a risky situation. While analyzing your investment portfolio matters, safeguarding it will ensure your hard-earned money is safe and secure despite the economic downturns and market fluctuations.

Real estate asset protection

Although canvassing the real estate industry is crucial in determining whether your investment portfolio is worthwhile, learning how to protect your assets should also be a priority. A real estate protection class teaches how to ensure the security of your assets as you understand how to plan your taxes and generate wealth.

These lessons will help you uncover the risks linked to your real estate investment for better planning. This is because a clear understanding of the potential real estate risks in your area will help you learn how to avoid them in the future.

A serious investor should create a plan for the protection of the existing assets to give your generations a great legacy. The best real estate protection strategy is one that safeguards both your personal and business assets against people looking to make quick money, such as greedy creditors. Interacting with the right professional help will allow you to compartmentalize your real estate assets for better decision-making. This is because you get exposure to real-life techniques used by lead real estate investors.

Real estate asset protection strategies

Various asset protection strategies have proven effective for investors across the globe. However, the capital you’ll be investing in the personal and business property will impact the intensity of your prospective strategies. Whether you’re a hands-on or a hands-off person, you will be devoting valuable time and effort to the investment plan. You will need to come up with a clear real estate asset protection strategy for the safety of your investment.

The common real estate protection strategies among investors include:

  • Debt

The less the liquid capital in your account, the less risky your business is. This is because less will be available for equity stripping. It will keep your investment productive and safe.

  • Limited liability company (LLC)

Forming an LLC will reduce personal vulnerability since most of the investment property will be under the LLC protection. In this case, your personal assets as the business owner differ from the LLC’s equity. As such, in the event of a future lawsuit or other potential risks, your private assets and finances will be risk-free.

The United States real estate market also allows for foreign investment and property ownership through LLC. What’s more, you can manage the LLC as the owner or get a third-party to do it, therefore, easing the delegation of responsibilities.

  • Insurance

The larger your investment portfolio is, the higher the risks your personal and business equities are exposed to. So, obtaining an insurance cover for your real estate assets, including rental and residential properties, reduces your liability. Natural calamities like floods, earthquakes, and storms are unpredictable risks that could result in increased maintenance costs.

The COVID-19 pandemic, for instance, has led to the implementation of regulations for buyer and investor safety. These measures have negatively affected the real estate industry as fewer buyers are able to buy property while fewer homeowners are opting for suburbs over cities. Hence, purchasing insurance will place your investment portfolio in a more productive place at such times.

  • Trust and entities

As you advance your investment portfolio, you also want to up your asset protection game to be on the safer side. Creating trusts, entities, and similar structures will allow your business to keep growing amid the volatile investment market. You may also want to create offshore and onshore accounts to keep your personal and business finances secure.

Take time to understand your real estate investment portfolio to identify which strategy or strategies will work for you. The goal is to minimize personal liability and protect your business against unforeseen risks in the industry.

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How Much Data Would VoIP Consume? Here Are the Factors You Should Consider and How You Can Keep Consumption Down https://www.previousmagazine.com/how-much-data-would-voip-consume-here-are-the-factors-you-should-consider-and-how-you-can-keep-consumption-down https://www.previousmagazine.com/how-much-data-would-voip-consume-here-are-the-factors-you-should-consider-and-how-you-can-keep-consumption-down#respond Mon, 07 Sep 2020 13:03:00 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32490 If you’re a business owner, you know how important it is to keep costs down. That’s why many are switching to the more cost-effective and scalable Voice over Internet Protocol or VoIP from providers like Telnum.net. But the difference between your antiquated telephone lines and VoIP is the need for internet in order to make...]]>

If you’re a business owner, you know how important it is to keep costs down. That’s why many are switching to the more cost-effective and scalable Voice over Internet Protocol or VoIP from providers like Telnum.net.

But the difference between your antiquated telephone lines and VoIP is the need for internet in order to make communication possible. So you won’t have to do any maintaining and updating for hardware, but you need to allocate money for internet data.

If the office has an existing internet subscription, this shouldn’t matter much. Most (if not all) existing subscriptions are enough for you to smoothly run VoIP messaging.

But what about if you’re outside? You’ll have to resort to relying on internet data, making bandwidth a concern. So the mobile your employees are, the more that they would rely on internet data.

So for this post, we’ll cover three things:

  • What bandwidth is and why it matters
  • Factors which determine your bandwidth consumption
  • How you can keep consumption down

Bandwidth: What It Is and Why You Should Know It

Put simply, bandwidth is how quickly or slowly the  internet provider transfers data to your computer and back. And this is essential because you have to set aside a certain part for VoIP.

If you don’t, communication quality will suffer. Or worse, you won’t be able to initiate calls at all.  So if the internet speed is not satisfactory, expect that the call quality won’t be as good.

There are many ways that the bandwidth for your connection can alter VoIP calls quality. And to see if your network can handle it, you should consider these questions:

  • What’s your internet upload speed? What about download speed?
  • Do you normally run other apps when making VoIP calls? How much bandwidth do they consume?
  • Can the network prioritize VoIP to maintain call quality?

Factors That Affect Your Data Consumption for VoIP

How much exactly you’ll use is unique to your organization because some rely on VoIP more than others. But here are a few things that will affect data consumption:

How big the VoIP network is

If you have lots of employees connected through the VoIP network, expect that the internet data consumed would be higher as well. But if only a few key people in the organization are using it, then data usage won’t be as high.

Quality of calls

HD video quality will consume more. The same goes for voice calls. Maintaining a certain quality for calls comes at a price of higher usage of data.

Type of communication (video vs voice)

Voice calls are much easier on data than video. The rule of thumb is, the mode of communication closest to face-to-face interaction (which is video) is the heaviest on internet data.

The number of calls done concurrently

The more calls done or the more people in one call, the more data is used. This is because each device uses up data, so consumption easily accumulates.

How You Can Keep Consumption Down

If you’re working with a limited allocation of data, it’s best to do as much as you can to keep consumption within limits. And here are three ways that you can do it.

Go for voice calls instead of video calls

Even the highest quality for voice calls consume much less than video calls. While the top quality voice call will spend an estimate of 1.3 MB per minute, an average quality video call usually will cost 4.5 MB per minute.

So unless seeing who you’re talking to is absolutely necessary (like when talking to a client or during the final stages of a potential employee interview), stick with voice. It communicates the message just the same, and the video is usually just for the comfort of the speakers.

Control the voice/video quality

You’ll hardly need the highest quality level for voice and video calls. For as long as the connection isn’t spotty or scratchy, it’s good enough most of the time.

It’s also important to note that there’s a huge difference on how much data is used depending on the quality. You’d think this doesn’t matter because the calls rarely last long. But these can add up to a few Gigabytes per month.

Think if what you’re trying to communicate can be accomplished via email or instant messaging

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With a new system in place, it can be tempting to use it all the time. But for one-directional communications such as instructions or notices, it may be best to do them via non-voice methods.

This also allows the message receiver to review the message without calling again.

There’s no right answer for the data consumed by VoIP because it depends on many factors. But even with the foreseen additional costs on internet data, VoIP is still the smarter solution is you want to save costs.

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Staying Stocked Up During Quarantine: What to Get and Where to Get It https://www.previousmagazine.com/staying-stocked-up-during-quarantine-what-to-get-and-where-to-get-it https://www.previousmagazine.com/staying-stocked-up-during-quarantine-what-to-get-and-where-to-get-it#respond Mon, 07 Sep 2020 12:44:48 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32487 Did you know that 25-30% of the workforce is expected to work from home multiple days a week by the end of 2021? Telecommuting has become commonplace due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but it’s only one of the ways our lives have been affected. As we practice social distancing, it’s become difficult to comfortably shop...]]>

Did you know that 25-30% of the workforce is expected to work from home multiple days a week by the end of 2021?

Telecommuting has become commonplace due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but it’s only one of the ways our lives have been affected. As we practice social distancing, it’s become difficult to comfortably shop for daily necessities.

Luckily, there are plenty of stores that offer curbside pickup and home delivery. But what items should you be prioritizing?

We’re here to fill you in. Keep reading below to learn how to stay stocked up on quarantine essentials!

Stay Stocked up on Non-Perishables

Since there’s no telling how the pandemic will affect farms during the fall and winter, it’s wise to stock up now in preparation for the colder months.

To best achieve this, your best bet is to purchase non-perishables. Non-perishables are items that have long shelf lives, such as canned goods and dry goods.

You can purchase non-perishables through your local grocery store. Many grocery stores have partnered with delivery services like Instacart to help high-risk individuals avoid entering the store for their weekly groceries.

While it can be tempting to simply stock up on pasta, you should try to keep a variety of non-perishables on hand. Canned fruits and vegetables should be a part of your collection.

If you have free time, you might even consider canning your own produce. This way, you’ll be certain that they aren’t chocked full of additives and sugary syrups. You can purchase mason jars in bulk through websites like Amazon or even through craft stores like Michael’s.

Keep a Supply of Household and Paper Goods

While we no longer have to scramble to buy toilet paper before it runs out, it’s still good to have a sizeable supply of paper goods on hand in case of emergencies.

Toilet paper and paper towels are the top two paper good essentials. It’s easiest to add these to your ongoing grocery order. However, if your grocery store is out, you can even order it from sellers like Staples!

You’ll want to keep other household essentials on hand, such as laundry detergent and fabric softener. If you use a dishwasher, stock up on soap pods, as well as traditional dish soap.

Antibacterial soap is one of the best ways to combat COVID-19, so don’t skip out on it when placing grocery orders. Sure, hand sanitizer is important if you’re running errands, but soap is more effective at scrubbing your hands free of the virus when you return home.

Stay up to Date With Your Medication

It’s important to stay up to date with your medication all the time, but it’s especially important under the threat of a pandemic. It’s critical that you keep your immune system in the best shape possible, so make sure you always have a well-stocked supply of your medication on hand.

If you’re concerned about entering a pharmacy to get your medication, check with your pharmacy to see if they offer curbside pickup or have a drive-through window. Some pharmacies may even offer home delivery.

If you don’t mind paying for shipping, you can even order medication online. Many online pharmacies charge lower rates for prescription drugs, so it’s a wise idea for those who may have lost their health insurance due to the pandemic.

Along with prescription medications, make sure you have a supply of pain relievers and multi-vitamins as well. If you are immunocompromised and can’t leave the house often, a vitamin D supplement is recommended.

Store Pantry Essentials

Many people have taken advantage of quarantine to master the art of breadmaking. Now that grocery stores are no longer out of many common products, the need to make your own bread isn’t as prevalent.

However, it’s not a bad idea to have some yeast and flour on hand. It’s not as convenient as usual to drop by the supermarket for morning bagels or pizza dough, and you might find it’s cheaper to make your own products. Even homemade pasta is achievable with a little bit of flour and cooking oil!

You can easily buy pantry essentials from a grocery store or from a subscription-based meal service. However, there may be a local mill where you can source flour from. Additionally, larger producers, like King Arthur Flour, sell varieties of flour and other baking supplies in bulk and will ship it straight to your door.

Collect Masks and Sanitizing Materials

While it can be frustrating to wear a mask each time we leave the house, it’s essential to make sure we’re protecting both ourselves and others. Luckily, there are plenty of trendy masks available for purchase nowadays.

If you’re looking for basic masks, you can disposable ones at drugstores like Walgreens or CVS. You can find simple reusable ones on general websites like Amazon.

If you want a more unique mask, check out Etsy. There are hundreds of indie designers selling fashionable, one-of-a-kind reusable masks.

Along with masks, stay stocked up on alcohol and sanitizer. It’s still difficult to find these products in stores, but you can buy them online in bulk from Amazon and similar websites.

If you sanitize your groceries with alcohol, alcohol wipes are a great product to have on hand. Alternatively, you can fill a spray bottle with rubbing alcohol to sanitize sealed items as well.

Creating a Personalized List

As you and your family work to stay healthy, it’s important that you stay stocked up on everyday essentials. The guide above will help you as you develop your own personalized list of necessities.

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Could I Have Leaky Gut Syndrome? Symptoms, Causes, and Solutions https://www.previousmagazine.com/could-i-have-leaky-gut-syndrome-symptoms-causes-and-solutions https://www.previousmagazine.com/could-i-have-leaky-gut-syndrome-symptoms-causes-and-solutions#respond Mon, 07 Sep 2020 12:35:08 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32484 Are you struggling with your health, but doctors can’t seem to pin down why? Do you constantly have digestive problems? If so, then you’re probably pretty desperate for a solution. Digestive issues can cause you enormous amounts of discomfort and prompt multiple trips to the bathroom. When they’re bad enough, they can even interfere with...]]>

Are you struggling with your health, but doctors can’t seem to pin down why? Do you constantly have digestive problems?

If so, then you’re probably pretty desperate for a solution. Digestive issues can cause you enormous amounts of discomfort and prompt multiple trips to the bathroom.

When they’re bad enough, they can even interfere with everyday functioning.

If you’re having routinely poor digestive health, you might have leaky gut syndrome.

Never heard of it? Don’t worry! Below, we’ll go into its causes, symptoms, and solutions.

Keep reading to learn more about how to care for your digestive health!

What Causes Leaky Gut Syndrome?

Leaky gut syndrome affects your gastrointestinal tract. It occurs when there are gaps in your intestinal walls, which allows bacteria and toxins to flow in.

Experts remain uncertain about what causes leaky gut syndrome. However, they believe stress and alcohol consumption are among the things that worsen it.

It is known to contribute to several serious conditions, such as Crohn’s disease, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), and diabetes. It can also be a factor in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), celiac disease, and liver disease.

It is unclear whether leaky gut syndrome causes or simply exacerbates these illnesses. However, because of the correlation, leaky gut syndrome should not be ignored.

Symptoms

So how do you know if you have leaky gut syndrome?

Unfortunately, this disorder can be extremely difficult for doctors to diagnose since it shares symptoms with other gastrointestinal issues.

Yet, if you suffer from constant diarrhea, constipation, fatigue, bloating, headaches, joint pain, inflammation, confusion, nutritional deficiencies, or skin problems, you might have leaky gut syndrome.

Treatments

Fortunately, leaky gut syndrome sufferers can follow treatments for better gut health.

Probiotics, for instance, promote better gut health. Most people take them in pill form. They are usually available for over the counter purchase at a pharmacy or drug store.

It’s also important to eat foods such as vegetables and grains, which are rich in prebiotic fiber. Limit your consumption of eggs, meat, sugar, artificial sweetener, and dairy.

You can supplement these habits by getting a full night’s sleep on a regular basis, reducing stress, and exercising regularly.

Doctors and Leaky Gut Syndrome

It’s important to note that not all doctors consider leaky gut syndrome a legitimate illness. Because of this, you might not be successful at getting a leaky gut syndrome diagnosis from a doctor.

We always recommend that you see your physician if you believe you have leaky gut syndrome, however. The symptoms are similar to those of other, more urgent conditions. As such, it is best if you have a professional rule those out first.

However, many people still find that treatments for leaky guy syndrome improve their digestive health.

Want More Health Advice?

Since leaky gut syndrome can be an inconvenient illness with which to contend, you probably want to learn more about how to take care of your health.

If so, you’re in luck! We specialize in health and lifestyle advice and have the answer to a variety of your health-related questions! Read more articles today!

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8 Senior Living Options to Consider https://www.previousmagazine.com/8-senior-living-options-to-consider https://www.previousmagazine.com/8-senior-living-options-to-consider#respond Sat, 05 Sep 2020 20:22:49 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32481 There is a time in life when you need a big house to accommodate your family. Now that your children are grown and you’ve retired you may not need as much space. You’re probably thinking about how and where you want to live long term. There are many different options, from senior living retirement communities...]]>

There is a time in life when you need a big house to accommodate your family. Now that your children are grown and you’ve retired you may not need as much space. You’re probably thinking about how and where you want to live long term.

There are many different options, from senior living retirement communities to assisted living facilities (ALFs). There are a lot of choices so it can be difficult to decide which is right for you.

We explain 8 of the most common options to help sort out the confusion.

  1. Aging in Place

Aging in place is an option where you stay in your own home. If you’re still relatively healthy you may not want to give up your independence. Plus, if your mortgage is paid off, it may make more sense financially.

In-home caregivers provide cleaning, meal delivery, and other activities to assist you with activities of daily living. You might also have a healthcare professional visit periodically to monitor chronic medical conditions.

Cost: Low to medium depending on the cost of living and the number of services you require.

  1. Age-Restricted or Independent Senior Living Communities

If you need little to no assistance, a senior independent living community offers the best of all worlds. The communities offer different living arrangements, including single-family homes, condos, townhomes, or apartments.

They also offer a variety of activities and services to fit almost every interest, as well as some dining services.

Cost: Medium to high depending on the housing prices, location, and amenities. You can expect to pay anywhere from $1,500 to $10,000 per month.

  1. Continuing-Care Retirement Communities (CCRC)

CCRCs offer independent senior living apartments, along with ALFs and/or nursing homes or skilled nursing facilities. This service is designed to cater to your needs throughout the latter part of your life.

If you are not interested in owning a property anymore, a CCRC may be a good option for you. It’s easy to transition from independent living to the ALF or nursing home if you should require extra care in the future.

Cost: High. This is the most expensive of all long-term care options. You will also have to pay an “entrance fee” along with monthly fees that may go up over time.

  1. Assisted Living Facility (ALF)

Assisted living facilities offer a higher level of care than you can get living on your own. Services include “assistance” with activities of daily life such as cleaning, bathing, laundry, and meals.

Residents live either in private apartments or semi-private apartments that have separate bedrooms/bathrooms and a shared living room and kitchen.

Most properties have onsite dining rooms, hair salons, and pools, as well as group activities from movie nights to dancing lessons and concerts. They also offer transportation to local attractions, malls, and doctor appointments.

You must still have a fairly high degree of independence if you wish to live in an ALF. They do have nursing staff on the premises, but actual medical assistance is fairly limited. Some ALFs do offer graduated care, so if you require more assistance in the future, you can move to a different part of the facility.

Cost: You will pay for the extra level of care. The costs vary depending on the location, amenities, and type of living space. You’ll pay more for a private apartment versus sharing one. If you need more daily help, you generally have to pay separately for those services.

  1. Nursing Home or Skilled Nursing Facility

A nursing home or skilled nursing facility is a step above an ALF. They offer a higher degree of medical care, along with meal service, housekeeping, and laundry service. You will also benefit from 24-hour supervision from a licensed physician and a nurse, as well as medication management.

If you or your partner require 24-hour care, a nursing home may be the right option. It can also be an option for someone whose mental capacity has diminished to the point where they can no longer care for themselves.

High: The costs vary depending on the daily help you need and the type of living space, whether private or shared.

  1. Residential Care Home

Perhaps you still want to live independently, but you also don’t want to live entirely alone? Residential care is a type of living where you reside in a single-family house with other seniors. You have your own room but share common spaces with your housemates.

They also provide meal service and assistance with activities of daily living. If you don’t live near family and you want to build a small community of support, this is a way to do it.

Cost: Medium. This can be a more affordable option than an ALF.

  1. Memory Care Facility

Memory care is designed specifically for people with Alzheimer’s or some form of dementia. You can often find them in nursing homes or certain types of ALFs. They have a higher ratio of staff to residents and are intended to prevent residents from wandering off.

Some memory care facilities offer long-term care while others will take care of people during the day and then the residents go home at night. It’s a good option for spouses or adult children of seniors who need someone to look after a spouse/parent while they’re at work.

Cost: High. Again you pay for the higher level of supervision and care.

  1. Respite Care

Sometimes you only need care for a short time, such as after surgery or a serious illness. Caregivers may also need a break occasionally. Respite care facilities cater to those with short-term needs.

Residents can get assistance 24 hours a day to help them recover after an injury, illness, or surgery.

Make Long-Term Plans for Your Future

At this stage in life, you need to think about how you will live and take care of yourself. If you don’t plan to live with your children you may have to think about senior living options. This overview will give you a better idea about which one is right for you.

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Metal Detecting Tips for Beginners https://www.previousmagazine.com/metal-detecting-tips-for-beginners https://www.previousmagazine.com/metal-detecting-tips-for-beginners#respond Fri, 04 Sep 2020 12:47:00 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32478 Did you ever imagine being Indiana Jones because ancient excavations and things found deep in the ground seem interesting? But modern treasure hunters aren’t looking for sceptres or hidden jewels that can destroy the world. They target less ‘risky’ items, such as coins and things made of precious metals. Metal (or treasure) hunting is the...]]>

Did you ever imagine being Indiana Jones because ancient excavations and things found deep in the ground seem interesting? But modern treasure hunters aren’t looking for sceptres or hidden jewels that can destroy the world. They target less ‘risky’ items, such as coins and things made of precious metals.

Metal (or treasure) hunting is the name for this exciting hobby. As seen on https://metaldetectorquest.com/, you need a ‘tool’ to help your hunt for valuable or interesting items. But for starters, the most important thing is not to expect this quest to make you a millionaire overnight (though not impossible).

Know What You Are Looking For

When you know what you’re looking for, you know to distinguish trash from valuable and significant items. Be prepared for failure. Most detectors can detect a wide range of various metals. Your ‘collection’ is likely to include bottle caps, change, imitation jewellery, cans, and much more junk.

Treasure hunt most often refers to the search for gold, old coins, and relics. If your goal is gold, bring more tools to help you separate small lumps from the ground. For coins, choose smaller coils because they don’t detect most metal trash. You won’t lose time on picking up cans and bottle caps. Also, coins are rarely found singly, so be prepared to dig deeper, searching for the rest of them.

The search for relics is exciting because objects of historical significance are not something you see every day. But this hobby can be tricky, especially if you found the item on someone’s property. If you are lucky enough to find something valuable, it would be a good idea to find out the procedure and legal issues in advance.

Know Where to Look

You can’t just wander around with a metal detector and expect to get lucky. There is little chance of that. But you can explore locations, historical facts, visit a local museum, or talk to an archaeologist or historian. That can give you initial directions on where to start your search.

Historic sites are good starting points but keep in mind that you might not always be allowed to use metal detectors there. The same goes for public areas and private properties. Be sure to check that the treasure hunt is allowed in the desired locations. Change areas often if the hunt was unsuccessful.

The treasure hunt is not just about luck and digging around. You should also know how to interpret non-metal clues, especially when looking for money and relics. Suppose you find broken pottery or cutlery in a location. It’s a clear trace of a former settlement. There is a good chance that there are items of higher value nearby.

Use Metal Detector Carefully

As a beginner, you don’t need a top of the line metal detector. More information on this device see here. Until you practice a little and your search begins to show results, buying the most expensive device is not a worthwhile investment. The detector’s quality and reliability are essential. But for beginners, learning a hunting technique is more important than fancy equipment.

Sweeping is the most used technique, but it’s not just waving a detector back and forth. The point is in overleaping because it often happens that you miss a spot in a hurry. For example, go straight to an imaginary point. Then turn around, move a step to the side, and return the same way at a slow pace. This way, you won’t waste time searching the same route twice, and you will do the necessary overleap.

Be Respectful

Think of how the environment would look like if all the treasure hunters dug around and left holes behind. You got the point, so always try not to leave behind a mess and a ruined country.

If you already know that you will come across a lot of trash in your treasure hunt, you should take a bag with you and collect it. You won’t bring all that to the ground. A cleaner environment also means fewer false signals for the detector.

There is a lot of dilemma about metal detecting, like who owns the found item, who gets the reward, etc. These laws differ in states around the world. You must know your country’s regulations on metal detectors.

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Feeling Isolated? Handle Working From Home Better With These Isolation-busting Ideas! https://www.previousmagazine.com/feeling-isolated-handle-working-from-home-better-with-these-isolation-busting-ideas https://www.previousmagazine.com/feeling-isolated-handle-working-from-home-better-with-these-isolation-busting-ideas#respond Fri, 04 Sep 2020 12:03:36 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32475 All of us feel lonely from time to time. Even if we have a happy home life, plenty of friends and a good job, when you’re struggling with your mental load it’s easy to feel isolated. Worryingly, for those who have spent the last few months working from home due to the Coronavirus pandemic, feelings...]]>

All of us feel lonely from time to time. Even if we have a happy home life, plenty of friends and a good job, when you’re struggling with your mental load it’s easy to feel isolated. Worryingly, for those who have spent the last few months working from home due to the Coronavirus pandemic, feelings of isolation and seclusion are increasing.

And if you’ve been told to continue to work from home, whether permanently or just for a few more months, the thought of being trapped at home with limited human interaction is distressing, to say the least.

To prioritise your mental health and still work effectively, it makes sense to find ways to combat these negative feelings. Handle your isolation with these isolation-busting ideas!

Sort out your broadband

Thanks to the internet, we’re more connected than ever. But if your connection is slow and constantly lets you down, then that’s only going to fuel your sense of isolation. Consider getting a better connection by using a broadband deals comparison site such as cable.co.uk. When you’re getting a good deal, good speeds and better connectivity you can chat, message, video call, like, share and socialise without worrying about disruptions. Find a better deal now!

Tell someone

The saying goes, you’re not alone in your loneliness. Which is why it’s important for remote workers to reach out to their managers, colleagues, friends and family and talk about their feelings. If you’re honest about your feelings of isolation, then the company you work for may be able to help you. Or your family and friends can take additional steps to ensure you feel remembered and included. Talking openly with your colleagues about your concerns might surprise you – they could be feeling exactly the same way.

Remember that technology is your friend

As mentioned above, a good internet connection and a broadband deal can help bridge the gap between you and your peers. So, you should remember that technology is your friend! As a remote worker, human contact is essential, so maybe that meeting you have at 1pm could be a video call instead? If you need somewhere to vent after a long day, consider creating a group chat with your colleagues. Host a video chat on Friday nights with your friends. Remember to utilise technology as much as possible in these circumstances.

Head outside

If you’re able to (with local restrictions – if any – in mind) consider getting out every day to enjoy the fresh air and a much-needed change of scenery. This will help clear the mind and reset your thoughts. Leaving you ready to head back to your workstation and get on with the rest of your working day feeling energised and productive.

Focus on the positives of working from home

As a remote worker, you have the potential to enjoy the best of both worlds. A good social life, a sense of closeness to other family members at home, and the opportunity to work in a productive, yet personal environment. Sometimes solitude is a good thing, but if you are feeling lonely remember to reach out to others.

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How Does Online Counseling Work? https://www.previousmagazine.com/how-does-online-counseling-work https://www.previousmagazine.com/how-does-online-counseling-work#respond Thu, 03 Sep 2020 11:51:05 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32472 We, as human beings, are not perfect. We have our good days, and we have some bad days. On days when nothing goes right, we get frustrated with life, but we hope that tomorrow will be better. But when those bad days continue for a more extended period, the continuous stress we feel can demotivate...]]>

We, as human beings, are not perfect. We have our good days, and we have some bad days. On days when nothing goes right, we get frustrated with life, but we hope that tomorrow will be better. But when those bad days continue for a more extended period, the continuous stress we feel can demotivate us, and we eventually lose the will to live.

It is at these times we need to consider psychological therapy. Again, we may not go through with the idea of psychological treatment as we are scared society will look at us as weak. But now there is a solution to that as well— online counselling.

Online therapy is psychological counseling over the internet via emails, text messages, video chats, etc. The idea of online counseling might sound absurd to some, while others might be fascinated by the new advancement.

Online counseling services offer you the comfort of your own home or office and give you an escape from judgemental society. Those who are not tech-savvy might still prefer traditional methods of therapy.

However, in this generation of technological advancements, everyone wants to get their job done by just clicking a couple of buttons, so, why not opt for online counseling, right?

Now the bigger question is, how does online therapy work? If the patient doesn’t want to face the therapist face to face, then he/she can opt for counseling through emails and instant messages.

Suppose the patient is comfortable enough to undergo therapy but cannot physically go for counseling, in that case, they can use video conferencing platforms such as Google Hangouts, Skype, Zoom call, etc. for the therapy sessions.

A lot of people fear the opinions and judgments of society, which gives them even more stress and further demotivates them to take the next step in fixing their mental health. This is where online therapy sessions come in handy.

Some advantages of online counseling are:

  1. You don’t have to move out of your comfort zone.
  2. You don’t have to reschedule your other appointments to make time to commute for a therapy session. You can connect to your online counselor right from wherever you are. This way, you won’t ever forget or miss sessions.
  3. You can avoid the criticism of the judgemental society we live in.
  4. Any individual who is not physically equipped to go for counseling like physically challenged people, war veterans who have lost limbs, people who are travelling all the time, etc. can also reap the benefits of online counseling.
  5. You can choose the best psychologist who is suited for your needs from anywhere in the world. You do not have to compromise on just getting help from those who are available in your locale but can choose the best therapist for you even if they are abroad.

Despite all these advantages, there are also some disadvantages when therapy is done via the internet, the psychologist cannot evaluate the feelings and micro-expressions of the patient that may help the therapist assess how the patient feels towards the topic of discussion.

But even with the shortcomings, people do opt for online counseling. Especially with online therapy, India could benefit from it during the current pandemic.

Here is how therapy over the internet works:

  1. The patient needs to be informed earlier that since the therapist will not have eye contact with the patient, the patient needs to stop him/her there and clarify as to how they feel before moving forward. If the therapy has to work, then the therapist must know precisely how the patient feels.
  2. The next option is to brainstorm with the clients on how they would want to communicate to the therapist that the topic of discussion is a sensitive one, and the therapist needs to be a little more attentive than usual.
  3. Inform the client they can use emoji, GIFs, and videos from the internet to explain how they feel.
  4. Chat therapy can also be done using pictures to illustrate the described incident.
  5. Through online therapy, one can also participate in online self-help groups, along with their therapist.

Online counseling in India could again be looked down on, but now those who need therapy will not hold back because of societal judgment and seek help when they need it. Reach out to any online therapist from anywhere in the world and set up your first online therapy session.

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What is the Future of Headphones? https://www.previousmagazine.com/what-is-the-future-of-headphones https://www.previousmagazine.com/what-is-the-future-of-headphones#respond Wed, 02 Sep 2020 20:46:49 +0000 https://www.previousmagazine.com/?p=32469 There’s nothing quite like jamming out to your favorite song. Whether you’re at work, on a run, walking your dogs, hitting the sticks, on a date, or really any life situation whatsoever, music is the perfect backdrop. It’s no wonder that the average American spends 35 hours a week listening to music. That’s a full-time...]]>

There’s nothing quite like jamming out to your favorite song. Whether you’re at work, on a run, walking your dogs, hitting the sticks, on a date, or really any life situation whatsoever, music is the perfect backdrop.

It’s no wonder that the average American spends 35 hours a week listening to music. That’s a full-time job! And with the advances in technology over the last twenty years, the experience of listening to music has compounded from a pastime to an art form.

So if this is what technology is capable of now, where will the future of headphones take us?

With the variety of styles, brands, and technologies out there, it’s a future we’re ready to be a part of.

Styles of the Future

We all know of the basic headphone setup: over-the-ear (earphones) and in-ear. (earbuds). Both have their advantages, and both have their downfalls. Those with active lifestyles usually don’t enjoy bulky headphones, and those who need to eliminate distractions usually won’t appreciate earbuds.

Similarly, audio quality is an issue for some, while comfort is most important for others. Finding the right headphone is as much knowing what’s most important to you as is it knowing what technology goes into them.

But on this new technological frontier, consumers won’t have to choose anymore!

There are over-the-ear options that aren’t connected, and thus don’t impede mobility or movement. There are wireless earbuds that can be kept under hats or beanies and allow one to maintain professionalism while increasing productivity. There are just about as many options for ways to listen to music as there are types of music itself!

The basic format for types of headphones follows that logic. You’ve got:

  • over-the-ear wired
  • in-ear wired
  • over-the-ear wireless
  • in-ear wired

Though there are sometimes outliers (which we’ll discuss) these are the basic building blocks of headphone technology. We’d like to believe that someday music will just be beamed straight into our brains but we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.

As for the present, the future of headphones will primarily be driven by function rather than innovation in design.

Why Will People Use Headphones in the Future?

In addition to the variety of headphones, we have to think about the reasons people use headphones and how the technology we use every day will affect future concepts of headphones. While their commercial and professional uses will never go away, their influence over everyday life will become a lot more noticeable.

Before the 1950’s people (mostly) used headphones for one main reason: work. Commercial headphones were bulky, heavy, and usually uncomfortable. From the ’50s to the ’80s, they became widely available for personal use but they were still a luxury purchase.

But then came the revolution in personal electronics which created a revolution in headphones when the Walkman, portable CD player, iPod, then smartphone all put music in our pockets. Suddenly headphones needed to be light, portable, and inexpensive, and the trend has continued since.

And who could forget one of the other most important uses for headphones in the modern world – gaming!

Gaming won’t become any less immersive in the future, and there’s some compelling evidence to back that up. So what will happen to headphones as gaming shifts toward a seamless VR experience?

Let’s take a look at some of the major players in each category, and identify some of the key companies that will direct the future development of headphones.

Personal Music

It’s the reason headphones became so popular to begin with. People love music. The very first set of headphones – the electrophone – was invented to allow people to listen to live music over telephone lines for a hefty subscription fee.

So what does the future hold for audiophiles?

It’s no secret that Bluetooth technology and wireless technology have improved massively over the last few years. Companies like Beats & Apple were some of the first to take over-the-ear and in-ear headphones to the next level by creating the Solo and AirPods models.

Apple has acquired the Beats brand, so the future of Beats headphones lies in their hands. While many people agree that this will be a good thing, their AirPods have made both friends and enemies out of consumers.

AirPods are expensive and fragile, and if you aren’t lucky enough to know how to fix AirPods problems yourself, you may find yourself paying a high price both for purchasing them from $160-$250, to their Apple Certified maintenance.

Lucky for us, there are a lot of brands out there that working to make the price tag for headphones worth it. Some are even going to far as to make them completely independent.

That’s right. Streaming headphones.

Debussy’s new Prelude model is the future of Bluetooth headphone tech.

Each pair has 32GB of built-in memory and will use voice & gesture controls to navigate through your menus. It’s 4G LTE capable so you can stream any service and includes high fidelity (hi fi) audio tech to make sure you get every layer of your favorite jam.

When it comes to the experience of listening to music, Debussy’s Prelude is intent on changing the way we do it.

Gaming

The video game industry brought in $152.1 billion to the global economy in 2019. Traditional audio tech companies who weren’t prepared for the gaming boom are struggling to compete with companies like Turtle Beach who have been closely tied to gamers for over 20 years.

Turtle Beach’s Pro line has always topped the list for high-quality gaming headphones, and their new Pro 2 Plus SuperAmp bundle makes you feel like the future of headphones is right in your room.

The Elite SuperAmp gives you control over any wired headset’s settings with an integrated app on your phone! But it doesn’t just control audio settings. You can adjust the LED color & brightness not only for your headset, but for your entire bedroom (providing you already have an LED setup).

The Elite SuperAmp will even allow you to activate a surround sound mode that will completely immerse you in VR and other sensory gaming platforms. It’s the future of gaming headphones, and we hope other companies start to integrate similar tech in their gaming headsets.

What Does the Future of Headphones Look Like?

You remember those outliers we mentioned? Now and then a company comes around that’s able to rethink something so completely you have to come up with an entirely new word for it.

Gates did it with the PC. Jobs did it with the smartphone and tablet.

And now Human is doing it with their new Human headphones, called the “AirMuffs” by buyers and techies around the globe.

The idea behind the Human is to completely redesign the headphone. They took the future development of headphones and turned it on its head by trying to imagine a headphone that works with your ear rather than despite them.

By enveloping the entire ear and removing wires or supports, the AirMuff is an indication that the future of headphones may not be as recognizable as we think. While there are “only so many ways to skin a cat,” there’s will always be someone who realizes cow skin is much more useful.

Human hopes to push technology – at least headphone technology – farther toward a future that takes its cues from the needs of the human body instead of working its way around it.

The Future is Now

These products are all available for purchase right now, which means they’ve been in the works for years! That means the people who developed these amazing new technologies are working on something better even as we read these words.

Don’t let yourself get behind on the latest trends! With so many new and interesting things to learn about, see, and experience, every minute counts!

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