1ClickGuide.com: Guide 1ClickGuide.com: Guide http://www.1clickguide.com/guide/ Copyright by 1ClickGuide.com en 1ClickGuide.com Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:39:40 -0400 4 Tips for Buying New Furniture for Your Home

If you bought your current furniture from garage sales as a young college student, or if you can’t recall how long you’ve had your coffee table, bed set, couch or desk, it might be time to treat yourself to some new pieces.

While you are tempted to go on a furniture shopping spree and buy some of those trendy items you saw on our fave home improvement show, your wallet might have other ideas. In order to select items that will fit your home and your budget, it’s important to know how to properly choose furniture. Consider the following tips before making a purchase.

Measure everything at least twice

As Curbed notes, carefully measure your room and then check the dimensions of the new piece of furniture you want to buy to be sure it will fit. Use painter’s tape to mark where you want to place the new piece(s); this will help you to visualize how it will actually look. You might find that the new desk you want will eat up most of the space in your office, or the chair you like will look really small up against a long wall. Also, double-check your door widths to be sure you can get the furniture into your house.

If you can, try before you buy

If you are in the market for a new mattress, head to a brick-and-mortar store to give several makes and models a try. You might discover that the memory foam mattress you wanted is not as comfy as a hybrid innerspring mattress. The same is true for desk chairs, couches and recliners. Once you have a good idea of what you want, shop around for the best deal. In the case of mattresses, online retailers often offer deals on a huge variety of mattress styles and sizes, including innersprings, hybrids, gel foams and more.

Know when to splurge for something extra nice

In general, if you are buying furniture that is mainly for show or will be used to hold only lightweight items, you can get away with buying a less-sturdy piece. For example, an adorable nightstand that will hold your alarm clock and a book or two doesn’t need to be as well-made as a sofa or bookcase that will hold people and/or heavy books. According to The Spruce, it is worth shelling out more money for an extra-sturdy home entertainment center; the piece will hold your expensive TV, video game systems, DVR and other fragile equipment that deserve a solid place to sit.

Check out consignment stores

If you have your heart set on a certain style or piece that is out of your budget, spend some time checking out local consignment stores. These shops typically stock items that are gently worn, and some may even have on the original tags. To save time, call around or check out the different websites to see what is in stock; you might score an amazing deal on the expensive bed frame that will complement your room or the looks-like-new couch with the ultra suede cover and memory foam cushions.

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Home and Family http://www.1clickguide.com/guide/4-tips-for-buying-new-furniture-for-your-home-107.shtml http://www.1clickguide.com/guide/4-tips-for-buying-new-furniture-for-your-home-107.shtml Editor Sat, 12 Aug 2017 01:33:36 -0400
Preventing Injuries to Baby Teeth Children randomly damage their primary teeth when they play contact sports, fall down the stair, fall on the sidewalk, etc. Your dentist may be able to fix the tooth and if not, as long as the nerves, blood vessels and the adult tooth underneath is healthy, damage to a baby tooth is not a huge tragedy however, if an accident has happened to the child’s primary tooth, your child should see a dentist promptly.

My name is Dr. Ellie Nadian from Pure Dentistry dental clinic. An emergency dentist Brisbane Southside. I enjoy treating and helping children of all ages. Often we get urgent phone calls from anxious parents about their child’s broken baby tooth. A broken baby tooth requires different care from a broken adult tooth. A knocked out adult tooth should be put back into the tooth socket with care. Unlike an adult tooth, a baby tooth which is entirely out should not be placed back into the socket and parents should take their child to their dentist as quick as possible.

Your dentist tries to examine and perform required repair to nerves or blood vessels and ensure the accident has not damaged the permanent tooth underneath the primary tooth and it is safe to grow to its normal and healthy shape.

Your child is going to lose their baby teeth at some point in future however, it does not mean that baby teeth are not important. Health primary teeth provide complete chewing and support proper digestion. Clear speech and good appearance are also supported by healthy teeth.

Crowding due to Early Loss of a Baby Tooth

If as a result of an accident a baby tooth is lost too early, other adjacent growing permanent teeth can naturally drift to fill the produced empty space. Their shift makes it difficult for the permanent tooth underneath to find the room that once belonged to it.

Growing adult teeth reply on primary teeth as position holders, an extracted baby tooth may lead to future tilting or crowding of the permanent tooth so it is important to have your child’s oral health monitored by your dentist. The frequency of visit to the dentist depends on some factors like the child’s eating habits, their quality of brushing, genetics and relative conditions of their teeth. As a general rule every six month is recommended but your dentist should be able to advise the required frequency of visits.

Cracked Baby Tooth

If a baby tooth is cracked, keep the affected area clean and rinse the mouth with lukewarm water. To reduce swelling you can use cold compress. If you can find the broken piece, wrap it in some clean wet towel make an emergency dental appointment and take it with you. The treatment may include smoothing any sharp edges caused by the accident.

Food Caught Between Teeth

See if you can gently remove it from your child’s teeth with a dental floss. If unsuccessful, do not try to remove it with sharp or dangerous tools. Just make an appointment with your dentist.

Damaged or Bitten Tongue and Lip

If the accident has caused damage to the child’s tongue or lip and the bleeding has not stopped, you should make an emergency appointment with your dentist. If you suspect a broken jaw, you should seek urgent emergency care. You can use a cold compress to keep swelling down.

Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Early childhood caries or tooth decay in toddlers is known as baby bottle tooth decay. All baby teeth are at risk of decay when they are exposed to sugar that exists in food or drinks but the risk of decay in the upper front teeth is the highest.

Tooth decay is a disease caused by bacteria. Cavity-causing bacteria may be passed from the care-giver to the infant through saliva. Therefore, decay is preventable.

The key to a lifetime of oral health is starting early! Find a good dentist.

Some Baby Teeth Care Advice

  • Avoid exchange of Saliva with infants
  • Avoid sharing spoon
  • Avoid sharing licking pacifier
  • Clean infant gums with a clean washcloth (to prevent bacteria build up)
  • Schedule the first dental visit when first tooth appears
  • When baby teeth begin to come in, brush them twice a day
  • Use kid’s brushes and a tiny amount of toothpaste
  • When your children are old enough and can brush, supervise their brushing
  • Remind your child not to swallow the toothpaste
  • Daily flossing should start as soon as teeth touch each other
  • Take your child for regular dental check-ups with your dentist

Dr. Ellie Nadian is a registered dentist in Queensland Australia. She enjoys children's dentistry and making each visit a fun experience for your little one. Phone: (07) 3343 4869, Address: 11/1932-1974 Logan Rd, Upper Mount Gravatt QLD 4122

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Health and Fitness http://www.1clickguide.com/guide/preventing-injuries-to-baby-teeth-106.shtml http://www.1clickguide.com/guide/preventing-injuries-to-baby-teeth-106.shtml Editor Fri, 04 Aug 2017 22:54:36 -0400
Selling Your House? Here's How To Make Moving Easier Let’s face it, nobody enjoys selling their house and moving all of their belongings.

We have put together a post with some more helpful moving resources.

But today, we wanted to share some of our BEST tips with you for your next move.

Between the rental truck, the boxes, and the cleaning, moving is exhausting. If you are thinking of selling your house and moving locations here are a few helpful tips we have come up with after helping our clients move.

Save money on moving boxes

If you go to the U Haul store you can buy brand new boxes in a few different sizes. They seem cheap when you price them out individually but they can really add up. Our last move cost us nearly $100 in boxes and paper alone.

Instead, look on Craigslist for people selling their used boxes (they likely just moved too). Or go to a local liquor store and ask to take their boxes (they have hundreds of them a week).

Another great resource is Amazon. If you have Prime you can get boxes delivered in two days.

Note: Don’t sacrifice quality here, you want sturdy boxes, especially if they are going to carry some of your prized possessions.

Double confirm you have a moving truck at the time you need it

This might seem like common knowledge but I can’t tell you how many times we have had to sit around and wait while we figured out which moving truck was going to be ours.

I generally schedule my moving truck online or with a call a couple weeks in advance (to make sure I can rent one). But if you don’t call a day or two before, you risk showing up and them not having a truck in the size you need.

Unfortunately, this has happened and it slows down the moving process big time. So do yourself a favor and call ahead.

Stage your rooms for moving

I am always surprised with how few people do this when they move. Trust me this saves a good amount of time and makes too much sense not to do it.

When you box everything up, clearly label it.

Then take all the boxes and stuff them in a corner of the room.

Next place the bigger items next to them (but in a way that you can still get to the boxes).

What’s the point of this?

When you are moving you need to see…

  • How much big stuff still needs to get moved
  • How many boxes can be stacked in a row before another line of boxes is placed on the ground
  • If there is awkward shaped things that can fit in pockets in the back of the moving truck

Staging each room allows you to quickly see what still needs packed and what the next load will look like.

Pro Tip: If you have a small house, consider staging in the garage or the front yard.

Wrapping It Up

We hope a few of these tips will give you something to think about during your next move. When it comes to moving you need to think about how you can save time and money. If you can get out of your house in a day you will obviously save money on rental truck fees and moving costs. But in order to do that you have to run a tight ship.

If you want to move, but are having trouble selling your house, we might be able to help. Depending on your situation, we can take a look at buying your house. We are local investors looking to buy distressed properties. Check us out for more information

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Top 5 Benefits of Past Life Reading & Analysis Many people get nervous when it comes to working with past lives, but there are a lot of ways that you can ensure that you’re doing whatever may be necessary to stay ahead of it all. That being said, did you know that there are a number of benefits associated with past life readings? Let’s take a look at the top five that most people cite when they are talking about these things.

  1. It Can Help You To find Healing. Whenever you’re trying to ensure that your mind and body are working as they should be, you want to make sure that you’re doing everything possible to keep your body and mind in the best condition possible. That being said, looking back into a past life can help you to determine where you have been hurt so that you can start working through the pain that still looms in this life.
  2. It allows you to better understand your quirks and habits. Sometimes, we have quirks and habits that exist because of things that we experienced or did in a past life. And, because of that, you want to make sure that you go ahead and get the best understanding possible of those things so that you don’t miss out on whatever you could be doing to make them a little less impactful on your life in the future.
  3. It helps you to find connections in your relationships. When you’re trying to connect with other people, you want to make sure that you’re doing everything possible so that you can actually determine why you feel so connected to someone. Many times, if you go ahead and do one of these past life regressions, you can actually find where you have been connected to someone in the past – and that information is very useful when you’re trying to work through things with a particular person.
  4. It can help you to find your purpose in life. Do you feel lost and wandering, without a purpose? If so, then it may be time to take a look and see what you can do to make your life better in that regard. Sometimes, you will discover that the purpose for your current life can be found when you break out of your shell and look at the things that you had experienced as a part of your past life.
  5. It can allow you to unleash your creativity. Many people consider Past Life Regression QHHT in the first place because they want to find where their creativity has gone. There are a lot of different things that can affect creativity, so it is vital for you to find ways in which you can break it out and do good with it. That being said, you want to make sure that you work with someone who knows how to do this well so that you can have results that are helpful and favorable for you in the long run.
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3 Keys to a Wonderful Summertime Experience for Your Kids If the time has come for you and your family to go on a summertime trip, what do you have in mind?

For millions of families thinking of vacations over summer, there are experiences waiting.

With that in mind, it is important to plot your course sooner than later. In doing so, you can oftentimes get some great deals in the U.S. and abroad.

Waiting until the last minute to book trips will mean higher costs in many instances. It can also mean missing out on available rooms and tickets to events you want to see. If one or both of those things occur, you may have an unhappy child or two on your hands.

So, are you ready to get your family on the road for a wonderful summertime experience?

Get Your Plans Rolling

So that your summertime has the best chance of going off without a hitch, remember:

  1. Don’t wait until the last minute

One of the worst things you can do is waiting until the last minute to start your summertime planning.

Keep in mind that summer is one of the busiest travel times of the year. As such, it is important to start putting that trip or trips together months in advance.

Sure, if you’re thinking of a simple weekend getaway, you have a little more flexibility. Plan a more involved trip far ahead of time. This way you have a better pick when it comes to air travel, hotels, car rentals and more.

  1. How much you spend

How much you spend on your summertime experience or experiences with your kids is of course up to you.

For instance, are you someone who is pretty good at spotting deals? If so, they’re out there when you take the time to look for them.

One such option to think of, discounted Disneyland tickets.

What child would not want to go and spend time with Mickey and all of his friends? With that in mind, be sure to search for the deals.

Many venues will advertise not only on their websites, but also on their social channels. When they do, be sure to take advantage of their offers. In some cases, online coupons are as easy as clicking on them or using the promo codes. With the latter, input the code on your ticket purchasing efforts and you will see some savings.

If worried that your wallet or purse will be empty by the end of the day at Disneyland or another such park, don’t be.

By saving money on your tickets, you will have ample money available for food and souvenirs.

  1. Keeping the party going

Depending on the age of your child, you may fret that they won’t be able to hang for a day at Disneyland or other venues. As part of that earlier mentioned planning, do appropriate planning with their schedules.

For instance, having a very young child versus a teen is a big difference.

The former is more likely to be raring to go early on, and then lose some steam as the day moves along. The latter may be a little sluggish early on, but then pick up steam as the day goes on. Either way, knowing yours and your child’s personal habits is important.

Also consider whether you will be staying close to the venue of choice for the day or will have a sizable drive.

If you stay close to the park venue or other such destination, you can always get a little bit later start if need be.

No matter the age of your child and where they experience their summer fun, make lasting memories.

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Click Your Way to Better Road Safety As you search for ways to make your roadway experiences safer, have you tried using the Internet? If not, is it time you click your way to better road safety?

Although the web can be detrimental at times, it can also be a great source of information in so many ways.

One such manner is helping you and your loved ones stay safer out on the roads.

Given how many other drivers are out there when you take to the roads, you are playing Russian roulette at times. By having as much safety technology available, you reduce the odds of being the next victim.

So, will you hop on your computer and take a safer ride moving ahead?

Using Technology for a Safer Ride

So that you can make each ride you take as safe as possible, start by looking online at your current vehicle.

Among the areas to focus in on:

  • How its safety features and record compare to other comparable vehicles
  • If it has a history of accidents
  • What the cost differentials are between adding and not adding more safety features
  • What other drivers have to say about their experiences in those vehicles

There are not only auto dealers and manufacturers online, but many in vehicle safety. As such, lean on them for their two cents on making your rides safer.

One example of this would be Consumer Reports.

A longtime source for product reviews; you can see which vehicles gain top safety ratings. As such, it can move you to give more consideration to buying that vehicle of interest.

Whether this leads you to think about a wireless backup camera system or other items, consider it.

Videos Can Make an Impression

Although the written word can be strong, videos can prove even stronger when it comes to road safety.

Take what some organizations and even schools do as prom and graduation seasons near. They end up posting videos and still images of violent crash scenes on their websites. Although the images and videos can be horrific, that in the end is the point.

The true point is to remind young adults and their parents about dangerous driving.

Among them:

  • Drinking and driving
  • Using a cell phone to text or call/take calls
  • Reckless driving
  • Drowsy driving

Watching those videos can be a little unnerving, but the message of safe driving is in fact driven home.

Always Put Road Safety First

It can be tempting at times to put road safety second, third, even lower down on your list of priorities.

The problem in doing so is that you may not get a second chance to survive an accident.

Whether out on the roads for everyday tasks or even hitting them for a well-deserved vacation, be safe.

With the right technology, along with using commonsense behind the wheel, you can make it a safe drive.

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3 Tips to a More Efficient Small Business As you run your small business, would you state that it is as healthy as can be?

Keeping your fingers on the pulse of your company’s health is one of the more important tasks at hand. If you store to lose sight of how things are going financially, you can dip into the red rather fast.

With that in mind, always make efficiency a key part of your efforts.

By being an efficient small business owner, you can stay on top of the myriad of challenges you have.

Do Some Customers Get the Better of You?

For instance, are some customers getting the better of you when it comes to their purchases?

When a customer reneges on paying for something bought with card, you end up digging a financial hole.

What is a credit chargeback is something without a business pedigree one may wonder. It is a move that many consumers will try and use to their advantage.

Although you might think a few chargebacks are not that big of a deal, think again. Over time, those financial losses add up. Those chargebacks hurt your ability to maintain credit card privileges as a merchant.

Make Efficiency a Top Priority

So that you have as an efficient small business as possible, remember the following tips:

  1. Routine

Are you someone who is good or bad with a routine?

You hope it is the former, thereby allowing you to be as organized a small business owner as possible.

As mentioned a moment ago, chargeback issues are a good example of this.

If you stay on top of your business finances, you should be able to spot when financial issues are creeping up. As such, there’s a much better chance to nip them in the bud early. If you fail to do so, you could see them get the better of you before too long.

A solid routine is important to run the normal day-to-day operations of your business.

When you have a standard operating procedure on a daily basis, things tend to run at a smoother clip.

  1. Customers

When you go above and beyond for your customers, good things tend to happen.

Do your best to show your customers how much they mean to you on a regular basis. From loyalty rewards programs to solving problems, be a leader. In turn, many of those customers will reward you with continued business. Some are even likely to recommend you to those they know.

You would also be wise to see how your immediate competitors treat their customers.

Even though you are not looking to copy their exact methods, you may get some good ideas. As a result, you can improve the way you go about treating those who keep you in business.

  1. Promoting

Whatever you do, don’t use a small budget as an excuse not to promote your brand.

There are many ways for small businesses to get the word out about what they offer. In doing so, they open the doors up to countless more business opportunities.

Look at the ways you’re currently promoting your brand. If you are not utilizing any of the following, change that as you push forward:

  • Blog content
  • Mobile marketing
  • Social media
  • Videos and podcasts

In going the right way about promotions, you should see a return in customers and revenue.

As someone running a small business, what advice do you have for your fellow business owners?

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Business http://www.1clickguide.com/guide/3-tips-to-a-more-efficient-small-business-101.shtml http://www.1clickguide.com/guide/3-tips-to-a-more-efficient-small-business-101.shtml Editor Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:16:11 -0400
Why Switch to the RV Life? To break out from the mundane day-to-day life at home, families often go on vacations every now and then. Unfortunately, not every family in the United States can afford to spend lavishly on outings, especially when plane tickets and hotel accommodations don’t come cheap these days. But who says you need to stick to these options to get that well-deserved family break?

Say goodbye to expensive flights and hotel rooms and give RVs a try! It’s not a surprise that millions of households in the U.S. own an RV, because this vehicle just makes traveling with the family a lot easier and cheaper! Investing on an RV can go a long way, for years at that, and can save you a lot of hassle and money. Think of it all the savings you will be collecting sans plane tickets and lodging, considering that you’re bringing the entire family along.

What’s more is that RVs have gone a long way to just being mobile houses. With today’s technological advancements, most RVs are already equipped with Wi-Fi connections and cell phone signal boosters to ensure that the family is always connected. These features become essential especially when you arrive in towns with sporadic cell reception and you need to know where you’re going.

There’s already a lot going on with regards to RV life in the U.S. — and it’s not just a hype that will eventually fade! Find out why more and more families invest in an RV with this informative infographic below:

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Here Is Why You Should Take a More Relaxed Approach to Your Startup Startup culture is notorious for 80-hour workweeks and broken families. Work/life balance is a joke seldom told in those circles. And excess is always the word of the day. The idea is that if you are not sacrificing everything for the business, then you are not really trying.

However, this brand of extreme commitment comes with dire consequences. Such people don’t seem so much driven by success as terrified of failure. They are running for their lives from their worst fears. And they will happily run over anyone who gets in their way.

Sadly for them, this strategy of going for broke and sacrificing everything fails just as often as any other method. In fact, it often fails more spectacularly. Even when these ventures are successful, that success still comes at a high price. Here are a few reasons why a more relaxed approach to your startup makes a lot more sense:

Mental and Emotional Strain

You can’t place that much mental and emotional strain on yourself without consequences. First, there is the physical strain on your body when working at a high level for 12 hour days, every day of the week. Some entrepreneurs work even harder than that. You may not be lifting bricks for a living. But it still takes a physical toll on the body.

Just to stay awake for all those hours, it starts with coffee, then stronger coffee, then energy drinks, until it comes to something from a street pharmacist who carries his inventory in a trench coat. But of course, staying awake is not enough. One also has to stay sharp and alert. Most addictive habits are built on less incentive than this.

In addition to the normal stresses of creating and managing a successful business, women have the added struggle of breaking through glass ceilings and dealing with misogynistic treatment their male counterparts never have to face. Add pregnancy and child-rearing to the mix, and it is easy to see how things can spiral out of control. California rehab for women deals with the fallout of startup culture.

Your startup does not have to conquer the world overnight. It is okay to slow down and be more deliberate. Your future self will thank you.

Driving Away Talent

Some of the worst startup traps involve poor decisions related to talent acquisition and retention. The internet is loaded with examples of tyrannical bosses.

It doesn’t help to hear stories about how people like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs treated the people who worked for them. Jeff Bezos seems to also be cut from that mold. But these are exceptional people who didn’t have to treat people poorly in order to get to the top. Many new entrepreneurs believe it is their duty to behave the same way. This poor treatment of talent does not reproduce the best of these leaders, but the worst.

What you have to remember is that your personal decision to drive yourself to the edge should not be the expectation of the people who come to work for you. When an entrepreneur throws her own life out of balance, she expects others to follow her. That does not lead to a healthy workforce. When you take a healthier approach to work, your employees will have the freedom to do the same.

Killing Relationships

Relationships are fragile. But the people in our lives are what is most important. Trading relationships for a moment of success is almost always a bad trade. There are good reasons why so many entrepreneurs get divorced.

There are also friendships and business partnerships, as well as children and extended family. You will never get a second chance to see your baby’s first steps, or hear her first words, or see the twins dance in their first ballet.

If the price of your mental health, a happy workforce, and close relationships are too high a price for you, now is a good time to slow it down and consider the longer, but more relaxed road to success. It is a lot less lonely at the top when you get there that way.

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Insider's Guide to Staying Active Over 60 Forget surviving your Golden Years, try thriving in them! As Frank Lloyd Wright said, “The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes.” Boost your quality of life, reap infinite health benefits, and dive into staying active as a senior with this quick insider’s guide:

Find your passion

Discovering new passions and interests is even more fun as a senior. Not only do your years of experience and practiced self-awareness make you more confident to try new things, but the benefits of exploration and exercise are even more impactful the older you get. When staying active becomes a priority for you, marrying it with things you truly love to do will motivate you even more to make it a “regular thing.”

  • Love to cook? Whip up a meal for a friend or neighbor and then sign up to participate in a charity walkathon that benefits an anti-hunger organization in your town.

  • Have a competitive streak? Pushing yourself with heart-pumping activities like tennis, bicycling, swimming, golfing and dancing are just the ticket.

  • Seeking inner peace? You’ll love the flowing movements and meditative relaxation of yoga - beginner’s classes for seniors include gentle yoga, chair yoga, restorative yoga, and water yoga.

  • Fond of the outdoors? Find moderate, low-impact hiking trails near you or join a community garden that will have you digging, planting, and harvesting year round.

  • Passionate about politics? Get fired up and get out the house by attending rallies, marches, and forums that fuel your civic activism hunger.

  • Want to help others? Give back and help others by volunteering regularly at the local food bank, animal shelter, hospital, or charity re-store.

  • Excited about continuing your education? Check to see if your state offers free or subsidized educational programs for senior citizens to take non-degree college level classes.

Stick to a schedule

The benefits of staying active and exercising are most greatly seen when they are repeated components of your daily and weekly schedule. Research shows that regular exercise staves off heart disease, reduces cancer risks, lowers high blood pressure, fights weight gain and diabetes, combats cognitive decline, and even alleviates back pain and symptoms of stress and anxiety.

Your schedule for staying active can be as simple as taking a brisk 20-minute walk each day at the same time or planning a fitness date with a friend each week. Prioritizing staying active by making it an “absolute” on your calendar rather than a “maybe” is your first step to forming a new healthy habit!

Connect with others

So you know what you want to do, but how do you go about finding a class or group to do it with? The social aspect of interacting with others when you take part in activities and exercise helps combat loneliness and social isolation, which often accompany old age. Use online tools and local groups to build your activity support network:

  • Check out your local senior center, YMCA or YWCA to see what free and discounted classes are offered like gentle yoga, Zumba or water aerobics.

  • Livestream fitness and yoga instructional videos from the comfort of your own home using your computer, mobile device or smartTV - try Youtube.com and Amazon Video.

  • Browse Meetup.com to find groups of seniors who share your passions and interests in your area and get together regularly for activities and events.

  • Find local volunteer opportunities near you with services like CreatetheGood.org and Volunteermatch.org - search by zip code, interest, and more.

Staying active doesn’t have to mean unending physical exercise all the time either. Stimulating brain function and memory through games, puzzles, reading, and even coloring is vital activity your mind and body yearn for, especially as you age. Bonus tip: Keep adult coloring books and puzzles on hand for lazy rainy days inside, or download Scrabble and Sudoku apps to your computer or tablet to play whenever you feel like it!

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3 Ways to Save on Clothes Year Round Everyone goes shopping at least once or twice a year for clothes and other items they feel they need. For some people who have the money, it could be more than that. Regardless of how many times a year you head to the mall and visit your favorite stores, you'll probably be trying to stay within a budget so you don't go broke. Should that be the case, when you go shopping, keeping your eyes open for different ways to save would be helpful.

Here are three ways to save on clothes year round.

Consider sales/clearance items: Mosts stores will have items that are discounted or on clearance. When you take your next shopping trip, online or in-person, you may want to check out this section. Just because the clothes aren't full price price doesn't mean you won't find some great items.

Use Groupon Coupons: A lot of people who like to shop online take advantage of Groupon Coupons. Thanks to this site, people have access to discounts and coupons from thousands of retailers, including Target. Before you check out, you'll want to stop by this site to see if there are any coupons that can offer you savings on your purchase. Chances are, there will be something there.

Buy your clothes out of season: Buying out of season means buying clothes during a season they are not wearable. For example, buying swimsuits during the winter. The reason this can help you save money is because these clothes are usually cheaper during this time. You may not get to wear them for a few months, but you can still enjoy the fact that you got what you wanted for less what it's worth.

As styles change, people are going to be emptying out their closets to make space for the new items they will purchase from their favorite stores. No matter where you choose to buy your clothes, it is important that you don't spend all of your money, but that you get what you want. And luckily, when you play your cards right, you can do just that.

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3 Tips to a Better Online Business Operation In running an online business, you have the world at your fingertips.

With millions of consumers having turned in recent years to doing more or all of their shopping online (especially for the holidays), it stands to reason that you should be moving some of your resources over to the web. Unfortunately, many business owners are still out in left field when it comes to this notion.

If you have an online business option set up for your company, are you properly using it? In the event you are not, are you looking to see how it can be of much more benefit to you?

Taking advantage of a better online business model is not only in your best interests, but also those of consumers.

That being the case; always remember that happy consumers oftentimes pass along their happiness with one business or another to their family and friends.

So, are you ready to give your online business ventures a little more punch?

Review and Repair Any Online Business Issues

So that your business can take advantage of all the opportunities out there when it comes to a winning online formula, remember the following tips:

  1. Online payments – First and foremost, your online payment setup must be as simple as possible for consumers to use. With the right online credit card system in place, you are much better suited to ring-up sale after sale. Such a system needs to be two-fold, notably easy to use and secure. On the ease of use, make sure your system is not like a minefield, one where customers hit bumps in the road in going from starting to make a payment to actually completing it and trying to check it. Secondly, your system must be as secure as possible. Keep in mind that cyber-criminals are looking 24/7 for opportunities to make problems for both businesses and consumers. Do everything possible to keep your system as protected as possible;
  2. Online service – Inevitably, some online customers are going to struggle with the payment system you have in place. That said you must do everything possible to help them with those issues, reassuring them that your system is one they can use over and over again in making payments for their products and services. Given that many businesses can’t afford to have a 24/7 customer service setup in place, do your absolute best to return customer inquiries as fast as possible. For example, someone places an order online with you at 2 a.m. As they work their way through the payment process, a glitch pops up. The customer can’t complete the order, so he or she sends your website a message. Your focus should be on answering that message first thing the next day. If you let it go, you run the risk of that customer saying enough is enough, taking his or her money elsewhere. Assuming you fix the problem and the sale goes through; send that customer a short online thank you note for sticking with you.

Promote Your Online Payment Abilities

  1. Online promotions – Finally, do your best to promote your online payment setup to consumers. As more and more consumers opt to do online shopping over stopping in brick and mortar businesses, you can reap the rewards if you promote a well-designed online payment system. One of the best ways to promote your online payment setup is of course online. Use both your website and your social media channels to spread the word. Your blog can be of great use in promoting this, while the social networking sites you use are also great, especially since many consumers use social media 24/7. Lastly, without disparaging your competition, be quick to point out why your online payment system is a notch above the others.

Whether you are a startup business or have been around for a number of years, giving your customers what they want is essential.

As more consumers opt to shop online, will you be a better online business operation for it?

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Business http://www.1clickguide.com/guide/3-tips-to-a-better-online-business-operation-96.shtml http://www.1clickguide.com/guide/3-tips-to-a-better-online-business-operation-96.shtml Editor Mon, 30 Jan 2017 21:34:37 -0500
Poster Printing Services: When Should They Be Used? Posters are a time proven success when it comes to advertisement. They are simple to recognize, get your message across in an easy fashion, and can be used in nearly any industry. The quality and professionalism of each poster is important to represent your product or service. This is why a poster printing service can benefit you in more than one way.
 
The most obvious way a printing service can benefit you is by maintaining an edge in the creative and professional realm. The variables that go into a good print is no basic decision. We must factor in the paper quality, the print method, the color sequence, the design, size, among other countless variables. Do we want the poster, inside or outside, for how long, where should the text go, these variables the average person is not an expert in. However, the printing service is. From experience, and keeping up with industry standards their specialist can determine exactly what you will need.
 
Poster can be so effective because with a still image you can reach your clients in one second, and with the correct poster this is all the time that's needed. The old expression of “A picture is worth a thousand words” is no less true in our case. The time and energy that goes into designing and printing the best posters can be consuming. After we have spend this time we might not even be satisfied with the results. With our time free from worrying about design or printing logistics we can dedicate our energy on whatever it is we do best.
 
When your client first experiences your poster, they need to know immediately who you are and what you do. Careful text and image selection of this magnitude can only be done by a specialist. This can all be done and delivered to your door with quality guarantees from the proper service. Any product display or advertisement campaign that you might be having would be incomplete with properly designed ad.

This raises the question, “What if you already have a design?” Even if you have a design a local digital printing service would be the best method to go with is. This is due to the fact that their printing machines and supplies are specially calibrated for printing of difference sizes and superior quality. Technology is too diverse to expect a home printer to to produce results even close to a commercial poster printer.
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Archery As a Sport and Hobby I have this crazy job where I get to haul off and try new things every so often and then write a review about it for people to read. It's a job that I didn't know existed and therefore that I never planned to pursue. It sort of just fell into my lap one day and it has been the perfect job for me ever since. I love it. My days are filled with new things, sometimes safe and sometimes risky. Quite often I pick up great new hobbies that I'll have for a lifetime and other times I try something once that I'll never touch again. I recently had an interesting bout with archery.

I'll admit that I didn't know much about archery until I was assigned to a day at an archery field receiving lessons. I wasn't all that excited about my task simply because there was nothing that sounded appealing about bow hunting, or shooting arrows at a target a distance away from me. I couldn't figure out why people would invest time, talent and money into such an activity, or a sport as many called it.

I arrived at the archery field full of skepticism and a desire to have the day finished. I was convinced that this would be one of the days that my job was my enemy and when I couldn't wait to get back home. I was wrong. From the moment I met the directors of the archery field to the moment I returned to my car four hours later, I enjoyed myself. I learned a lot about archery and I realized that it truly was a sport that I could enjoy and that was worth some time and energy.

Archery takes a lot more concentration and hard work than I first imagined it would. I ignorantly thought that I'd be able to walk onto the archery field and shoot my arrows directly into the center of the target. I wondered why anyone couldn't accomplish this task. I was rudely awakened to how hard archery really is. I quickly gained appreciation for all people who have taken the time to perfect their archery skills.

Since this first experience with archery I'll admit that I have been back to the course multiple times. I have gathered there with many groups of friends and enjoyed afternoons full of laughter and stubborn trying to get it right. If you are looking for a great new hobby and a way to work on your concentration and even strength, then archery is for you.

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Fund the Best Moves for Your Business Needs Whether you have run your business for many years or only a short amount of time, you know all too well the demands that come with it.

From meeting your projected financial goals to making sure you hire the right people each and every time, the days of everything running entirely smoothly are few and far between.

That said there is no reason you have to let your business get the best of you if planning is your strength.

With the proper amount and execution of planning, you and your business can enjoy many successful years.

As mentioned a moment ago, financial goals are oftentimes the biggest challenge when starting and ultimately running a business. You may find that some of those goals were nothing more than wishful thinking.

So, are you prepared to fund the best moves for your business needs?

When Funds May Be Lacking

No matter the reason, your business could very well find itself in the red sooner rather than later.

Among the reasons for this could be:

  • Industry troubles – No matter what industry your business sits in, there almost always can be slow periods. Yes, some industries seem to never slow down, but most do for one reason or another. If consumers are not buying products and/or services from you on a regular basis, those slow periods can prove quite taxing in your ability to keep a steady stream of income flowing in;
  • Consumers tighten their spending – Along with industry issues, consumers can (and oftentimes do) tighten the grips on their wallets or purses. When they do, the impact on your overall financial health can be impacted. Having a reliable source of cash flow to get you through those bumps in the road always proves important;
  • Manpower issues – Lastly, unless you are running a one-person show, you know how important your employees are to your company’s overall success. That said being short on cash flow can impact your ability to pay your workers on a regular basis. Ask any business owner who has gone through this and they will tell you it can create quite the tension in the office before long.

Reaching Out to Those Able to Help

In the event your business is in need of a line of credit etc. where do you turn for help?

The good news is that there are providers out there like BlueVine and others waiting to answer your call for financial assistance.

Before you know it, you can have a line of credit and invoice factoring options right in front of your eyes. That all-important cash necessary to keep your business engine churning can be in your account within 24 to 48 hours in many cases.

With that in mind, how do you know which provider is best suited to help you out?

Among the traits you want in such a provider:

  • Results – Above all else, you want a company able to back up what it says it will do. This means getting you your needed funds sooner rather than later. In the business world, being in the red for even a few days can have negative consequences, especially if it involves not being able to pay employees, vendors etc. on time;
  • Communication – Nothing gets business owners (and consumers for that matter) more riled up than being hit with unexpected fees. As with any business arrangement you go into, be sure to read the fine print. Make sure any financial provider you work with explains all the details from A to Z in terms of repayments and more.

Just as you need to plan for and adjust your own financial needs over time, the same holds true in running your business.

When you need a helping financial hand, fund the best move for your business health.

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3 Tips for a Successful Move to Arizona If you live in the Northeast, Midwest, especially the Plains States, you’ve likely had your share of winter before it even reaches the official halfway point of the season.

Unless you are a cold weather and/or snow enthusiast, the idea of spending three to four months hibernating from the cold does not sound like tons of fun.

That said what if you could get away from the snow and cold for good? If the right opportunity came along, would you jump at it?

For some people, those opportunities do in fact arise from time to time.

Why the Grand Canyon State May Be for You

While Southern California may sound appealing for a permanent getaway, keep in mind how expensive many properties are there.

You could consider Florida, but do you want the humidity and the bugs, especially come summer?

For those searching for lower rents and less humidity, Arizona may be just the ticket.

Yes, the summers can be downright toasty, but just about everyone in the state has an air conditioner, with many residents opting for backyard pools too.

With that in mind, a move somewhere in Arizona will require some sound pre-planning, especially for those individuals and/or families coming from far away.

Along with setting up a job or jobs, individuals will need housing, transportation etc.

So, if Arizona is on your calendar for this year or the near future, will you make it a successful move?

Putting the Plans in Motion

So that you can plan for and deliver a successful move to Arizona, remember these tips:

  1. Time of year – This factor unfortunately oftentimes gets overlooked. The time of year you move somewhere with extreme weather conditions part of the year is important. If you move to Phoenix or another populated area in Arizona in late May or early June, you could already begin to experience days where the thermometer nears or surpasses 100 degrees. If you want to get away from the cold, yet the idea of 100 degree or higher days doesn’t sound too appealing just yet, make the move there in the fall. By doing so, you can put off those really warm days for a number of months, yet still have comfortable temps throughout the wintertime;
  2. Getting around – Unless you plan on bringing your present vehicle or vehicles with you on the move, how will you get around? Keep in mind that Phoenix and many other parts of the state have limited mass transit. As a result, many people use their vehicles and/or carpool together. If you think the time has come to ditch your current car or truck before your move, you could opt to visit a Phoenix BMW dealer or other car dealer. In purchasing a new car after you’ve arrived, you save the hassle of not only getting your vehicle to Arizona, but also make it easier when you need maintenance etc. by having a car purchased there. If you’re going to be living in a more outlying area of the state, consider the option of purchasing a truck. Various parts of Arizona prove to be rugged country, so cars won’t always be the best choice. Lastly, keep in mind that your car insurance rate will likely change, so be prepared for either an increase or decrease in what you presently pay.

Where Are You Going to Live?

  1. Housing needs – Last but not least, don’t wait until the last minute to find a place to reside. Although the real estate market in Arizona (and specifically various cities and towns) fluctuates just as the rest of the country does, you don’t want to pay more than you have to for a property. If you plan on renting an apartment or house, also look into where properties are renting at the best prices. In the event a property rental sounds too good to be true, there is likely a reason or reasons for the low price. For example, if you want to move to Arizona this coming fall or closer to the holidays, going there for a week or so to scope out properties in late spring or early summer is not a bad move.

If the time has come to ditch the cold and snow, Arizona may be just what the doctor ordered.

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Do You Have What It Takes to Become a Nurse? Nurses are medical professionals who form one of the most important pillars of our society. Apart from the professional training they go through, nurses should have some personal attributes like emotional strength, compassion, skills and other necessary traits to enable them take care of hundreds of sick people every day. If you're interested in practical nursing, you might be surprised to learn that there are online LPN programs available. If you are considering becoming a caregiver, you should have what it takes to become a nurse. Some of the important traits and strengths a nurse should have include:

Compassion

Being a nurse means you will be facing many people with injuries and sick patients. Most of the time, patients become agitated and frustrated by their conditions hence it’s important that you know how you will handle your patients by showing empathy. This acts like a kind of assurance that you want your patients to recover fully and get back to normal life. Nurses are supposed to show full care of their patients’ well-being.

Confidence

Doctors like working with nurses who are confident enough to face patients no matter how bad their condition is. A nurse should be able to face patients and explain to them every relevant detail regarding their health. Patient will not be confident with you if you show them you are afraid or not sure of what you are doing.

Calmness

A nurse is prone to experiencing life threatening situations hence should be able to maintain calmness without showing any signs of being tense. Further, he or she should never show any signs of freaking out. This is because if the patient realizes that you have put the situation under control, he or she will see high chances of getting better.

Leadership

Nurses are supposed to assist the doctor. Most of the time, they handle a lot of paperwork and administrative duties hence the need to be well organized. They should prove to other staff that they can handle even the most complex tasks.

Flexibility

A nurse can relocate from one health institution to another. This means he or she should be willing and able to adapt to a new environment. Since nurses are meant to work as a team with other health officials, they should collaborate well with them.

Effective Communication

Nurses are in the front line of medical care. The responsibility of taking care of patients is perfectly executed when there is good communication between doctors and other nurses.

Attentive to Details

Nurses should follow instructions from the doctor to the later. Since they document every procedure they do to the patient, making one single mistake could turn out to be disastrous. For example, if a nurse fails to document that he or she gave a certain drug to the patient, a repeat of the same by another nurse could be fatal to the patient.

Having a proper mind set is also of crucial importance. In addition, a nurse should set good example to other patients. For example you should not advise a patients to stop smoking or drinking when you usually do it in an open area. It should start with you since nurses should not advise others to make good health choices while they do the opposite.

If you have all the above, you are definitely heading for a lucrative nursing profession.

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How Online Education is Changing Vocational Training Are you looking for employment but you haven’t succeeded yet? Or are you a student and you would like to be competitive when it comes to looking for a job? What if you have just lost a job and you don’t know what to do next? Well, consider vocational training. Vocational education prepares you for many types of trades. For example, ever wanted to work as a CNA? That's possible with online training! Vocational training aims to deliver practical skills in a particular job. The beauty about vocational training nowadays is that you can learn online without going to a physical campus. Surprised? It is possible through online education. Online education is delivered through the Internet using a computer, a laptop or a smartphone. You will learn from the comfort of your house at the time that fits you; it is very convenient.

To be in a position to earn vocational qualifications online, you need to have something that can allow you to access the internet. If you already have a computer congratulation since you just has to start. Depending on what you want to learn that is the skills that you need to acquire, identify the field of study. Then, invest your time on that field by logging on in a virtual classroom, take lessons, complete assignment, participate during lectures as well as discussions, finally take an exam and can be given a certificate if you pass the exam. You do all the tasks in the comfort of your home or where you prefer through your computer as well as the internet. That’s incredible. Online vocational training can be a blessing to you if in need of training to acquire expertise in a field that you choose in a quick, timely manner. As for the benefits, they are numerous, yet you need minimal time to go through the curriculum. Not forgetting it is affordable and open to all even though you didn’t get high school education.

Why is it possible to carry out vocational training online? It’s because online education has grown tremendously over time. How has this been possible? Thanks to technology which has made it possible. Online education is very flexible and comes in handy when you are busy and need to study at your own convenient time. Furthermore, you only need a laptop or home computer that can allow you to access the internet. Learning institutions have realized this and offer online courses. Online education is as good as face to face type of learning. Are you aware that online education is cheap and has gained reputation since it offers programs that are of high quality? Current economic times calls for wise spending; many prefer the affordable option. You can access online education in a disadvantaged location. If living in a place that is inaccessible, online training is the best solution. You can access study material, exam timetable and interact with students and tutors over the internet; this is very awesome.

In conclusion, online education has completely changed vocational training. Consider online education to acquire vocational qualification. The skills you will learn will equip you and make you stand out in a competitive job market. It will aid you to progress in your career path, and you will leave a mark where you work.

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Are Amazon Reviews to be Trusted? For the last decade or so, online reviews have grown to become an integral part of our lifestyle. One cannot argue that most people today rely on the internet – particularly online reviews – for most of their product research. And as much as getting broad feedback on a specific product can be very useful, it is very important for consumers to know that a large chunk of these reviews are not only fake but user-generated to improve revenue for the business without considering the customer.

The genesis of fake reviews was witnessed on Yelp two weeks after the site was launched. And that paved way for major revelations regarding fake reviews on companies such as Amazon, Expedia.com, TripAdvisor, among others who have had significant number of their clients master the art of “Fake It Till You Make It” flooding their products with fake reviews. Apart from this, there are other reasons why you shouldn’t put all your trust on online reviews, which include:

Availability of an online marketplace for fake reviews

Believe it or not, there are sites such as freelancer.com, odesk, iwriter, and others that have jobs posted offering writers average-paying jobs for generation of fake reviews. This is enough reason to raise eye-brows because there many companies both big and small that rely on this service.

Companies giving handouts in exchange for reviews

New York Times recently feature in one of its stories an article that exposed a company known as VIP Deals that has been repaying customers for their tablet-case purchases once they posted a review on Amazon. The strangest part was the fact that out of 335 reviews on the product, 310 received a 5-star rating. These reviews would definitely draw any ingenuous consumer to spend on that product.

About 30% of online reviews for certain product or service are fake

According to Bing Liu University of Illinois, a professor in computer science who has been working on a software solution to expose fake reviews, about 30% of online reviews for certain product or service are fake. Although many reviews on Amazon may be legitimate, there are more sketchy companies found within the 30% margin turning to compensated reviews to inflate star ratings on the site so as to drum up purchases.

It’s for the above reasons you need few ways to sniff out what may be fake review before using the given product or service. The easiest way is to use legitimate sites that offer product authentication focusing on reviews. For example Fakespot is a site that allows you to simply paste a link to any Amazon product, and later a score will be generated regarding the likelihood of fake reviews. Although we cannot prove that it is 100% effective, it is worth a try. You can also approach it manually by looking out on the use of same wording, and even similarly staged used photo on different reviews.

Whereas user-generated reviews should be viewed with caution, even critic reviews can be written with a hidden agenda as well. That's why it's important to find trusted online reviews. For example, this website aggregates online critic reviews in order to rate a product, such as wrestling shoes. Although it's not 100% accurate, there's a lot less shady business going on compared to user generated reviews.

Online reviews may be a good thing to many but they must be honestly administered and not open to manipulation for them to be reliable. It is important that companies display an ethical practice of coming up with honest ways that will help make sure that reviews are only done by valid customers.

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Is Technology Making Your Vehicle Safer to Operate? When was the last time you looked at all the technology on your car or truck?

For millions of Americans, that technology can be the difference between savings lives and comforting families when they lose a loved one in a vehicle accident.

Whether you own a new vehicle or an older one, take the time to go over it, seeing where technology is playing a role in protecting you.

If technology hasn’t played a major role to date on your vehicles, you may want to think about checking on it with your next car or truck purchase.

That said have you also looked at your driving habits up to now? If not, this is another area that should get full attention.

So, is technology making your vehicle safer to operate?

Don’t Overlook Safety When You Get Behind the Wheel

As you head out of your home or any other location for that matter, safety should always be your top priority.

With safety at the forefront, what are some of the ways you can deploy it to your advantage?

Among the ways:

  • Utilizing technology – Even if you can’t afford all the bells and whistles that oftentimes come with new vehicles, you can do the best job possible to protect yourself. Whether you are looking at possible collision warning systems, lane-changing alerts, a wireless vehicle backup camera system research each of the items. Look to see how one or all of them can help make your vehicle safer when all is said and done. Yes, technology and the various gadgets and services out there can assist you and your vehicle, but know how to use it so it is in fact valuable to you ;
  • Utilizing education – You are never too old to learn when it comes to driving safety. Whether you read valuable safety tips online, take a driver safety course from time to time, there are various options out there for you. Yes, you may have been driving for several decades now, but keep in mind that rules and regulations of the roadway do change on occasion. As such, it is good for you to be up to speed on how best to navigate America’s busy roads;
  • Utilizing smarts – You could very well find yourself in a position where other drivers challenge you on the roads, perhaps with deadly consequences. Above all else, do not get drawn in to such a scenario. As all too many drivers have discovered over time, road rage is not something you want to be a part of. Doing so opens the doors for not only possible injuries and/or run-ins with law enforcement, but also financial pains.

Be Observant of Action Around You

If you are an observant driver, you are much less likely to be involved in an accident.

Whether it is cell phones, food, reading, wandering with your eyes when they should be on the road, there are numerous activities that can lead you to an accident.

As any law enforcement officer or driver safety expert can tell you, focusing on the vehicles around you (not to mention the road) is crucial. If you lose that focus even for a second or two, the worst can happen.

In being observant, also don’t hesitate to report those drivers not obeying the rules and regulations of the road.

For instance, while you should never put yourself in harm’s way, do your best to take down a license plate number etc. if you do witness someone driving erratically. Keep in mind that doing so could ultimately save one’s life, including yours.

Lastly, make sure you practice what you preach.

Do your best to observe the rules of the road, utilize technology within your vehicle whenever possible, and emphasize driving safety to those around you.

Getting home to your loved ones day after day doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, it should be what drives you each and every day.

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