1ClickGuide.com: Guide 1ClickGuide.com: Guide http://www.1clickguide.com/guide/ Copyright by 1ClickGuide.com en 1ClickGuide.com Fri, 23 Feb 2018 14:51:21 -0500 Essential US ESTA VISA Guidelines For US Travel

Are you looking to travel to the United States? Well, in order to do so you must be prepared and make sure that you secure and bring along with you the essential travel documents before coming to the United States.

Here are a couple of tips to help you prepare for US travel and secure the essential travel documents you need.

What is US ESTA?

ESTA is the easiest and fastest way to arrive in the united States. It is a simplified version of the regular visa application which aims to provide easy access to the US. Eligible citizens from specific countries are pre-screened online.

  • All you have to do is to complete an online application form which includes personal information and answer a couple of questions regarding health and safety.
  • Once you complete the online application, you will immediately know if it has been approved or denied. In fact, the process is so fast that you can know if your application has been approved or denied after only a couple of seconds.
  • The entire application process can take less than 10 minutes. You don’t have to pay for interview fees, meet appointment requirements, or prepare any proof or evidence.

If you are an eligible candidate from a country that’s part of VWP and want to travel to the US, applying for ESTA is your best choice.

What is VWP?

VWP, which stands for Visa Waiver Program, is a program organized by the government of the United States that grants citizens from specific countries authorization to travel to the country with a purpose of business or tourism and stay there for no more than ninety days, without a visa.

Travelers who wish to enter US under the VWP must first apply for ESTA (Electronic System Travel Authorisation) prior to traveling to the country.

When Should You Apply for ESTA?

Travelers who wish to enter the US under VWP must apply for ESTA more than 72 hours before departure.

  • Moreover, it is advised that you apply for ESTA as early as when you have the travel dates, should your application be denied. This will also help give you a good amount of time to secure a visa from the US Embassy which can take up to two months just to get an appointment.
  • It is also advised to undergo ESTA application prior to paying for your travel tickets, just in case your application is denied.
  • Even if you don’t have any goals to travel to the US, you are still allowed to apply for ESTA just in case. For instance, if the nature of your work may require you to make an emergency trip to the US, you may want to apply for ESTA just in case of a future or unexpected trip to the country.

What Important Details or Documents are Required to Apply for ESTA?

With the recent changes enforced by the current US administration regarding those who wish to apply for ESTA, citizens or nationals from participating countries are now required to provide:

  • Basic background information;
  • Passport information;
  • Current and past employment details;
  • An address in the US; and
  • Emergency contact information.

If you have a valid, existing ESTA document, you are still allowed to continue traveling to or from the US, until it expires or the circumstances have changed.

How to Apply for ESTA and How Much Does it Cost?

The only way to apply for ESTA is to do it online.

  • You must go to the ESTA website and complete an online application form.
  • The application process should only take no more than 10 minutes, especially if you have your passport details with you.

Apparently, an ESTA application can cost you $88 which already includes the $14 charged by the US government. Moreover, all ESTA applications must be submitted at least three to four days prior to departure.

How Long is ESTA Valid?

Once approved, your ESTA is eligible for two years’ worth of usage. It could also be less if your passport will expire within two years. Your ESTA will allow you to travel to the US for up to 90 days within two years after the application was granted.

Reasons That Your ESTA Application Could Be Denied

There are many reasons why your ESTA application could be denied, here are some of them.

  • Your application is incomplete or includes incorrect information. A simple typo is enough to deny your application especially when it comes to your passport details.
  • You have committed a serious crime in the past. If you have a criminal history, then it’s more likely that your ESTA application will be denied.
  • You have a communicable disease. If you have AIDS, HIV, or HEP C, your application will be denied immediately.

If you have more questions regarding ESTA Visa guidelines for US travel, don’t hesitate to talk to a travel consultant.

Kimberley Jones

Kimberley is a travel enthusiast who enjoys visiting new places with her visa. While on her journey around the world she loves to write about her experiences. She has written for many different travel related sites such as Esta-formulaire.us and enjoys living life to the fullest.

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Travel and Leisure http://www.1clickguide.com/guide/essential-us-esta-visa-guidelines-for-us-travel-124.shtml http://www.1clickguide.com/guide/essential-us-esta-visa-guidelines-for-us-travel-124.shtml Editor Thu, 15 Feb 2018 03:30:12 -0500
Be in Control When Battling Cancer Knowing you may be in the fight of your life with cancer can prove unnerving for many people.

With that being the case, how will you stand up to this illness that can change your life in a moment once diagnosed?

For some individuals, they will rely on what advice their doctor puts forth for them.

For others, the option of natural cancer therapy is the way to go.

So, how much control will you have when battling cancer?

Exploring Your Options

As you look to take the battle to cancer, it is important to remember that you more times than not will have options.

In looking at those natural therapies, you want to keep learning as much as you can about such treatments.

While chemo and radiation may prove fruitful for some, others know both can damage good cells too. As a result, one is not only weakened, but could actually be reducing their chances of survival.

In taking a more natural approach to fighting cancer, you can do the following:

  • Look at meditation – If you’ve never been one to meditate up to now, is it time you try it? Meditation can do wonders from both a physical and mental aspect. As you look to build up your immune system, you also want to have a positive attitude moving ahead. By meditating and doing other related therapies, you could be at more peace. Doing so could give you the upper-hand.
  • Relieve the stress – Are you someone who seems to stress over the smallest of things? If the answer is yes, that is not going to help you in your battle with cancer. Do all you can to remove the stress sensors in your life. One of the more common ones is work. If you find that your job is stressing you out, see how you can lower the stress level. It may mean finding another job at the end of the day. Another stress issue can be finances. If money has you too stressed out, look to see how you can change that. It may very well correlate with your job situation. If you do not have enough money coming in to handle your bills etc. try to change that. No matter how you go about reducing stress, your body will appreciate it. As part of that appreciation, it will in all hopes lead to fewer sleepless nights.
  • Positive attitude – Last, do you have a positive attitude? Unfortunately, too many people would have to say no to that question. With a positive attitude in-hand, you are able to stand taller against cancer. Look for the positive things in your life and not focus on the negative. As an example, do you have a child who has a wedding down the road? What about an anniversary you want to celebrate with your significant other in a few years? By having special times and dates to look forward to, you will be more inclined to keep fighting cancer.

In doing all you can to be in control, make sure you find the treatment program best suited to your needs.

At the end of the day, you have to decide what is best for you.

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5 Unconventional Ways for First-time Immigrants to Overcome Homesickness Choosing to start anew in a different country can be quite exciting. All the novel experiences are usually delightful. If you have decided to pursue your career in Canada (the United Nation’s top-ranked country to live in), your first order of poutine at a local restaurant can taste like the best fries in the world. Your first snowy Christmas can feel like that beautiful Hallmark movie you have always loved.

However, one thing’s for sure: You will find yourself longing for the familiarity of your motherland. There will be days when all you want are the flavors of home. There will be moments during your challenging work week when your family’s encouraging words and their physical presence are what you need to keep on going.

Suffice it to say, a potentially bad case of homesickness can inflict you. You may find yourself entertaining thoughts of heading back home even if you had exerted a lot of effort and paid a considerable amount of money toward procuring a work visa.

Homesickness, however, is not a terminal disease. More often than not, time can heal it. But if you wish to expedite the process of getting over your homesickness, you need to be quite intentional in overcoming it.

Leading immigration consultants in Dubai give five unconventional strategies that are known to work for first-time immigrants dealing with homesickness.

1.     Create a new ritual

One of the most reliable ways of dealing with loneliness is by knowing all the things you do on a day-to-day basis. A ritual takes that to a whole new level because it’s repeated action and intention.

You can create and perform a ritual to beat your need to latch onto what is familiar. Your ritual can be deliberately about forming new relationships in your community and nurturing them. These new relationships and activities can spark joy in the life you currently lead.

2.     Continue an old hobby

This is not only an effective way to distract you from the tendency to think about what you’ve left behind; it can also tie you back to the roots of your personal enjoyment.

One of the scary things about homesickness is that it makes you uncertain about your life. But you can balance this out with accomplishments in a different area of life, like activities you can fall back on to keep your mind and body preoccupied and productive. A hobby is a great source of continuity.

3.     Reconnect with your old ties through one specific activity

Take a cue from Asian immigrants everywhere in the world. Most of them get over homesickness easily because they stay in touch with the interests of loved ones back home.

Koreans, for example, they reconnect through their K-dramas, which are viewable online and certain cable channels. It often seems like they never left Seoul because they get to watch beloved TV shows in real time and exchange stories with family back home through Skype.

4.     Take lessons on local culture

Many people feel no need for this, but this can actually help you to build more connections faster and make your life in a new country less lonely. Get educated on the local lifestyle and activities at a culture center so you can try interesting new things and feel more like you belong in your new environment.

Most of the time, what intensifies homesickness is the unwillingness to accept that a new country can also be “home.” By being more open to this possibility, you can struggle less and slowly build strong connections similar to what you had where you came from.

5.     Deliberately be active in the community.

Embrace your new home. Take part in the activities. If you can’t find events to attend, get in touch with your local council and provide your contact details so they can reach out to you should something come up. This is a wonderful way to get busy and meet folks.

Pining for your motherland is understandable, but always remember the reason why you have decided to migrate, and make the best out of the situation. With a positive mindset and deliberate efforts, from feeling homesick, you will soon feel like you have indeed found an equally great home away from home.

AUTHOR BIO

Bevan Berning is an Immigration professional and owner of Pathway Visas, an Immigration Agency dealing mostly with skilled immigration to Canada and Australia. Bevan’s enthusiasm for the industry has kept in the Immigration field for the past seven years. Bevan is South African by birth and has been residing in Dubai for the past eight years.

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Self Help http://www.1clickguide.com/guide/5-unconventional-ways-for-first-time-immigrants-to-overcome-homesickness-122.shtml http://www.1clickguide.com/guide/5-unconventional-ways-for-first-time-immigrants-to-overcome-homesickness-122.shtml Editor Thu, 18 Jan 2018 22:51:36 -0500
What is Probate Law and How to Deal with Legally Disclaimer: the material presented in the article below should only be considered as a general overview regarding probate law. Should you, or anyone you know, find yourself in the situation, it’s best that you speak to an attorney immediately. He/she can help you decide on the best legal actions to take.

There’s nothing more painful than a loved one passing away, but it can bewilder you when you find out all about the financial and legal steps that you need to take to settle a dead loved one’s affairs. Your spouse might have passed away and as they handled all of your finances, you’re left overwhelmed and uninformed. Or you must be probating a property that you know little about, or the property might be scattered into different accounts. Probating can feel intimidating, but if you understand the process and working with an expert, you’ll execute your duties with ease.

 

What is Probate?

Probate is the process of passing on an estate or property of a deceased person to an heir or beneficiary named in his/her will. It’s used to describe the distribution of the estate or the process of dividing the property legally in court.

The probate court supervises the process which can take up to a year. An appointed executor or personal representative has the responsibility of overseeing the whole process. If the deceased doesn’t have a will, it can make the process more complicated.

Steps to Take to Start Probate

1. File to become an executor

Every state has laws governing the notification of the concerned parties of a deceased property or estate. You’ll be notified how much time they can file a claim against it. The announcement can be in the form of an obituary in the local newspaper or mail.

If the deceased didn’t leave a will, as an heir, you must file a petition to become an executor. If you’re an heir, you should submit to the state court where the deceased stayed while he/she was alive. The state court decides who to appoint the executor. Normally, a spouse is first in line, then the children, parents, and other next of kin.

2. Collect all the deceased person’s assets

If you’re the executor, you have to make an inventory of the deceased person’s property and submit it to the court. You should do this as soon as you can, and prepare to consolidate everything. To make everything simple, all the bills of the deceased should be paid from a single checking account.

3. Pay all the bills of the deceased

Even if someone dies, the bills would still keep coming. You need to ensure that you pay the bills such as utilities and storage fees. Bills like medical bills and taxes would only be paid after the probate has concluded. If you’ve used your own money to pay the bills, make sure to keep records, so you’ll be reimbursed.

4. File the last tax income return of the deceased

As an executor, you should never forget to pay for the last income tax return of the deceased. If any of his/her property is still earning, you need to file a separate tax identification number to track its earnings and tax consequences.

5. Distribute the property or estate to heirs, beneficiaries, and creditors

As an executor, you can only distribute the assets after all the existing loans and credits of the deceased has been paid. You also need to reserve an amount for costs of closing out the estate.

6. File the final account

You need to file a detailed account with the probate court. Make sure to include all tax filings, payments made and distributions of the deceased property. After the court approves the final statement, you’ll be able to distribute the remaining funds. Then, your work is done.

Tips to Make Probate Easier

Secure all the tangible property.

All the properties that you can touch should be immediately appraised, don’t let any family pass it around or take it away. Hold off any distribution until the court says so.

Take your time.

Make sure that before you take any action, give the family time to grieve. And when going through the process, take your time so that everything would be done right.

Meet up with a lawyer.

Before taking any steps mentioned above, be sure to consult a lawyer. The lawyer will help you organize everything, and help you to make sure everything is done right and according to law.

Losing someone you care for can be very devastating, and going through probate can make the feelings worse. That’s why, as an executor, you need to handle it with much care. Meticulous record-keeping can be very helpful when it comes to handling probate. Finding a lawyer who will give you sound advice can make the process shorter and more comfortable, not only for you but also for the family and friends of the deceased. This is a difficult time, but probate doesn’t have to make it worse.

Danielle Grate

Daniel Grate is a professional writer in the law industry. She currently writes pieces on various law topics for the common reader. In her spare time she spends quality time with her family and friends.

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Tax Evasion Penalties and Other Consequences

Disclaimer: This article should not be treated as legal advice. It’s recommended that readers still consult legal counsel and contact a lawyer should they have any concerns regarding tax evasion.

Part of what it means to be a citizen is to pay taxes, as these allow us to help the government gain the necessary funding in order to help its projects be successful in the pursuit of public service. Taxes pave way to government funding, which in turn paves way to a lot of perks and programs that help us have fruitful lives where we live.

Of course, this also means taxes are part of our obligations. These come in many forms, such as taxes on services and things we buy, or a deduction in our paychecks. Annual tax reports must be submitted as well in order to prove that all our accounts and balances are in check, lest we risk tax evasion, its penalties and other consequences. If you want to be familiar with the nature of tax evasion and its various implications, do read along.

The Dangers of Not Filing Taxes

Not filing your tax returns on time can actually pose serious consequences and potential penalties on your end, which can go beyond getting interest. It may be important for you to learn what these consequences are in order to fully understand the importance of being able to file your returns when needed.

We do however recommend that it's best if you consult a lawyer and a financial professional should you have any concerns regarding the implications of not being able to do your taxes properly. The consequences and penalties to be elaborated upon below depend on the degree and the severity of the conditions involved, and specific situations can make changes to these penalties.

Here are some tax evasion penalties and other consequences you should be aware of.

Penalties, Interest

If you are found guilty of acting because you want to avoid paying taxes to the IRS, you can actually have fines of up to $250,000. The fines can still apply even if you're not charged with a tax evasion case especially if you file your tax returns two months or 60 days after the date it is due.

  • This might be the reason why it's recommended you file your tax return, regardless if you can or can't pay in full, because the documentation also matters.
  • Another reason why paying on time counts is because the IRS is obligated by law to actually add interest charges if you don't pay on time. This starts adding up if you don't pay on the due date regardless of your extension until you pay what you owe to its fullest. When we say "full payment," this now includes all penalty charges and interest rates, the latter of which can actually change quarterly.
  • Of course, failing to pay the IRS on time can make your credit suffer, and a low credit rating may not be helpful if you want a loan.

The other set of penalties related to tax evasion don't necessarily immediately relate to money.

  • Sometimes, your properties and benefits can be at risk as well. For instance, if you do owe money to the IRS, there's a chance that 15-percent of your benefits from Social Security will be taken monthly until you are able to pay in full.
  • Your property may also receive a federal tax lien, which can be used as a legal claim to your property. This is automatically given to your property when you don't pay your amount due 10 days after a tax assessment has been made. There will be a notice that states a demand for payment and the taxes owed. The IRS can also file a Notice of Federal Tax Lien that will be placed in public records, which then informs creditors that the IRS now has a claim to all sorts of properties you own.
  • This means that there's an opportunity that a levy to your property will also be given. The IRS has an opportunity to levy or seize your property if this helps you pay your debt.
  • Your passport may not be renewed if the IRS tells the Department of State that you haven't been paying your tax debts appropriately.

Criminal Charges, Potential Sentence

Sometimes, penalties can get severe enough that you may find yourself facing criminal charges. If you've been found guilty of committing tax evasion, you can actually go to prison for as much as five years. This is because tax evasion is a felony, which means the United States Attorney's Office can actually prosecute you in the federal court.

If you want to read more on specific potential penalties for tax evasion, here's a list from the IRS.

Conclusion

The penalties and consequences of tax evasion as seen above can depend on a variety of conditions and situations. This means it's important that we get a basic understanding of how our taxes work and understand how important they are when it comes to our responsibilities as a citizen. Much of the benefits we have now as citizens are all thanks to the taxes we give the government, as these are responsible for a lot of services that we are receiving today.

If you look at your reports and see some discrepancies, we recommend you ask your legal counsel on the best approach on having these information corrected.

As you may have read above, tax evasion penalties and other consequences are different based on a variety of factors. It's important to have a basic idea of how these factors work and how you can avoid these situations, as it can get tricky to pay back taxes when cases like these are put into consideration. Should you have things to clarify, it's best to consult a lawyer, a legal professional, and a financial professional on the matter. These laws can change depending on where you live, and on the specifics of your situation.

Anne McGee

Anne McGee has over 20 years of experience writing about law subjects where she hopes her knowledge can help the common reader understand law topics that may be of relevance to their daily lives. If she's not reading a good book, then chances are Anne is jogging during her free time.

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What To Consider When You're Looking Into Bankruptcy For Your Business

Disclaimer: the material presented in the article below should only be considered as a general overview regarding bankruptcy. Should you, or anyone you know, find yourselves in a bankruptcy situation, it’s best that you speak to an attorney who’s well versed in bankruptcy. He/she can help you decide on the best legal actions to take.

When building a business, no one looks forward to one day filing for bankruptcy. At times, no matter how hard you’d try, you’ll still find yourself in a position where your empire is on the brink of tumbling down. You’ll then see yourself deep in debt, and possibly considering filing for bankruptcy. Worrisome thoughts would then come, and to add to the stress, you’d also need to fend off collection calls, lay off employees, and find ways to cope. Filing for bankruptcy can be complicated and confusing, and your future hangs in the balance. However, if you know what to consider when you’re looking into bankruptcy, you can be more prepared and be able to start anew.

  1. Bankruptcy takes time. On average, from the time you’ll file for bankruptcy until the time that you’ll receive your discharge can take four months up to five years, depending on the case.

                        Length of Each Bankruptcy Case:

  • Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
    • It can take up to four months to complete if your case is not complicated and you don’t get any objections.
  • Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
    • This can take up to a full year or more. Mostly, it begins the same as a Chapter 7 case, but requires multiple hearings and gives more time to business owners to get back on their feet.
  • Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
    • It can take up to five years; which would allow you to pay your debts while also paying for your properties.
  1. Bankruptcy would require you to open up your finances to the public. As soon as you file for bankruptcy, everything gets scrutinized. You’ll need to submit bankruptcy schedules, which requires you to list your assets, income, expenses, and any recent financial transactions.
    1. You’ll also need to meet with creditors, and they’ll ask you probing questions that would feel invasive, even if they’ll try to make it as dignified as possible.
    2. Bankruptcy proceedings are held in public, unless under extreme circumstances.
    3. Filing for bankruptcy is like airing your dirty laundry; it can be embarrassing and uncomfortable.
  1. You need to be honest and disclose everything. Remember that when you’re filing for bankruptcy, honesty is of utmost importance.
    1. If you’re dishonest, and the court discovers it, you may not only end up losing the bankruptcy discharge but also end up facing an investigation by the FBI.
  2. Bankruptcy is a complicated process and would require much of your attention. Bankruptcy forms are complex; they contain tricky questions about your finances.
    1. You need to consult your lawyer when filling out these forms, so you’d have a better understanding and avoid mistakes that would cost you money, property, or your freedom.

  1. The bankruptcy discharge is personal. The ultimate goal of filing for bankruptcy is to get a discharge.
    1. A discharge prevents your creditors from attempting to collect payment for your debts.
    2. Bankruptcy discharges, however, are personal and can only protect you. This means that if you have outstanding debts co-signed with someone, the creditors can still collect from your co-signer.
  1. Filing for bankruptcy is expensive. Filing for bankruptcy can cost a significant amount of money, and this may be unhelpful to you when you’re already in financial ruins.
    1. The amount that you need to pay for an attorney can significantly affect the total amount that you may need. And even if you decide to prepare and file your case, the fees are also substantial.

                        Costs:

  • Filing Fees
    • The price for filing a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy is $335, while Chapter 13 costs $310.
  • Conversion Fees
    • If you’d want to convert your Chapter 7 Bankruptcy to a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, it would cost you nothing, but if you would do the reverse, it would cost you $25.
  • Courses
    • You would also be required to take credit counseling or financial management course, which would cost around $20 - $100.
  1. Your credit will be affected for years if you file for bankruptcy. After you file for bankruptcy, your credit score will be affected for years.
    1. Most creditors will shut you out, and if someone loans you money, you’ll get charged substantial interest.
    2. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy usually remains on your credit report for ten years.
    3. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy may remain on your credit report for up to ten years, but usually wears off after seven years.

Bankruptcy is not anything anybody would want, but some circumstances are unavoidable. If your debts are high, and you’re held responsible for them, you should contact an experienced lawyer as soon as you can. He/she would help you figure out the best legal actions that you should take. You may have suffered losses, and it isn’t easy, but if you avoid critical mistakes, you can still get back up.

Gerald Stevens

Gerald Stevens has dedicated much of his life to law, and his pieces as a writer for Dove Law Firm are imbued with his wisdom obtained from over 20 years of experience in business. Gerald enjoys hanging out with his grandchildren when he has the free time.

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5 Valuable Life Skills Learned in the Performing Arts Think back for a moment about your time in high school. What did you learn?

You probably recall the names of each of your classes, perhaps you took World History and Pre-Calculus, for example. But what did you really learn?

High school is a critical time for students to develop life skills. Soon they’ll be entering the workforce or leaving home, and they need specific traits to face the real world undaunted.

These qualities are not often developed in a typical classroom. Fortunately, a performing arts high school “classroom” is anything but typical! To help your child to grow beyond book smarts, encourage him or her to explore the performing arts. Here are just a few life skills that can be learned on stage or behind the scenes.

  1. Self-Confidence

Stepping out of one’s comfort zone always seems intimidating, but the more students do it, the more confident they become. Soon they realize that no one dies from embarrassment, and they learn to laugh at themselves. Crucially, they learn that the things they want most are always outside of their comfort zones. Do they want the lead role? Then they have to be brave enough to audition for it!

Even behind-the-scenes tasks promote self-confidence when students are given more difficult challenges in set design and stage management progressively. Their teachers trust they can get the job done, and the students tend to take that responsibility very seriously. Soon, they believe in their abilities and are eager to do more.

  1. Cooperation

Some students groan when assigned a group project. It means they have to cooperate with people who have different ideas, and that’s not always easy to do. Sometimes it seems like it’s easier just to do a project single-handedly.

The performing arts represent the ultimate group project. There’s no way a production can occur without all hands on deck. Performing arts students have to work together to develop creative ideas and to encourage each other to do their best. If someone is struggling to get the right dance moves, they’ll need some help from other students.

At the end of the day, the success of a show largely reflects how successful the students are at working together.

  1. Self-Motivation

Lines have to be learned, dance routines perfected, costumes sewn, sets built and painted, songs practiced, and much of this takes place outside of the classroom. The performing arts are frequently offered as classes during the school day, but they are much more than that. They often require an after-school commitment and enough self-motivation to continue practicing at home.

Students who love what they do will find the time and energy to practice their art on their own.  But self-motivation really comes in handy when we’d instead do something else. Students generally know that they’ll feel pretty silly on opening night if they aren’t ready to go on stage, and this helps them understand that preparation is essential, even if they didn’t get a leading role or a solo.

  1. Punctuality

Because there will be an audience, students often take great pride in their performing arts work. No matter what, the show must be ready to go when the curtain opens. Deadlines must be adhered to and meetings attended. Most importantly, when a student’s cue arrives, they have to be ready to go on stage, no ifs, ands or buts.

  1. Speaking and Presentation Skills

Students learn to project their voices to be heard by the person in the very back row. Suddenly, standing up to give a presentation to a small group doesn’t seem so bad! The performing arts also teach students to use body language to convey an idea or emotion, which is a critical skill regardless of one’s career.

Did you attend a performing arts high school? What skills did you learn? Share in the comments below!

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Home and Family http://www.1clickguide.com/guide/5-valuable-life-skills-learned-in-the-performing-arts-118.shtml http://www.1clickguide.com/guide/5-valuable-life-skills-learned-in-the-performing-arts-118.shtml Editor Sat, 16 Dec 2017 22:28:01 -0500
Is a Criminal Charge Weighing on You? Being charged for a crime is never a good feeling.

To start, you have to worry about the impact that charge can have on your personal relationships.

Face it; some family and friends may walk on you on keep their distance for a time if they know you might face jail.

Meantime, you also have to look at the toll criminal charges can have on your career.

Many employers will not be happy to learn you have a criminal charge with a crime no matter the size of it. If convicted, you can all but throw away that job you’ve been working at.

That said where do you turn for the best legal advice and help?

Don’t Delay on Finding Legal Help

To get the right legal help sooner than later, make sure you use all the options available to you.

One of the best is of course hopping on the Internet.

When many criminal defense attorneys are on the web, you are going to find the legal counsel you need to fight back. As you do this, get ready to mount your legal defense.

Your defense should focus on the following:

  1. Evidence – What concrete evidence does the prosecution have that you think could stick? For example, what if charged with domestic violence? Is there clear-cut evidence to show this crime or more of hearsay? While a serious allegation, the prosecution needs to show there in fact was a crime committed. Unless there are first-hand injuries or images to show the person has injuries, it comes down to he said/she said.
  1. History – If you have a clean criminal record that can work in your favor. In many situations, individuals do not start committing crimes overnight. There is often a track record that formed. Often, such a track record began at a younger age. Make sure when having no criminal record to point that out again and again.
  1. Alleged victim – Short of trashing the alleged victim, you have a right to call them into question. This is true if they have made such allegations in the past against you or others without any substance. Your legal counsel should definitely review the person’s past. If there are cracks in their story or a history of filing false claims, the courts need to know about this.

Keeping Your Head on Straight

Being charged with a crime is no small matter.

That said it is important that you keep your head on straight and do not panic. If you do the latter, it can set in motion a wave of problems for you.

Given everyone is innocent until proven guilty, make the prosecution work its hardest to find you guilty.

In the event you do end up with a guilty conviction, your first step should be an appeal. From evidence not submitted in the proper manner to one having holes in a story, you could get a reversal.

With that in mind, fight those charges right to the end.

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Is That Online Date a Potential Threat? So, you finally got the nerve up to try out online dating? What do you think so far?

For many individuals giving online dating a shot, they come to different conclusions.

Among some of them:

  • Why did I not try this earlier?
  • Why am I spending money to talk to someone behind a keyboard when I could meet someone through a friend or at a bar or club?
  • Why is he or she so much more talkative on the computer than when I actually met them in-person?

Those are but a few of the questions online daters can come up with at any given time.

With that the case, are you optimistic or pessimistic to how your online dating experience may go?

Safety Should Always Be a Top Priority

Once you’ve struck up a conversation with one or more potential dates, be sure your safety is never in danger.

Remember, you could end up meeting the nicest guy in the world through online dating. Then again, he could turn out to be a real creep.

One of the ways to get to the bottom of who an individual actually is would be by doing some investigate work.

Would you be doing a reverse phone lookup if you got non-stop calls from numbers you did not know the owners of? Such look-ups could help you pin down who owns the numbers and where they are calling from.

In doing something similar with online dating, it can lead to you being safer.

Take the person’s full name that they give you and do an online search to see who they are in reality.

Sure, they may give you a false name, but still try to dig for more information about the individual. Remember, there is more than Google to do searching online. You can find companies that offer online searches when a person wants to know more about someone.

Last, if you do end up deciding to meet up with someone you’ve been talking with, inform a close family member or friend. This way, they know where you plan to go, with whom, and about what time you expect to return.

Red Flags to Be on the Lookout for

In the event you do begin dating someone you met through an online site, keep one eye open for any notable red flags.

Among some of the more common ones:

  • They like to drink too much
  • They have a temper
  • They won’t talk much about work or money
  • They do not want you coming back to their home

While everyone has their quirks, some things stand out more than others.

In the end, it is up to you to figure out if that person is in fact a potential threat or someone you may have many dates with.

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7 Essential Travel Tips for Couples that Could Save Your Vacation Going on a vacation with your significant other is one of the few things that can change your relationship for the better over a surprisingly short period of time. Spending hours on end in the company of the person you love when there is nothing else demanding your attention will ensure that you bond like never before.

Nevertheless, traveling as a couple can also be very complicated. When two people are expected to enjoy each other’s company for several straight days, a few things are bound to go wrong. To ensure that you have a successful trip, you need to anticipate any of the things that can go wrong and prepare for them adequately.

If you are planning to go on a vacation with your significant other, you will find the following tips very useful.

Give Each Other Some Space

If this is your first vacation together, you will soon find out that even if yours was a match made in heaven, spending several consecutive days next to the same person can be exhausting. You need some time off for yourself to do whatever you want.

This applies to introverts and extroverts alike. You will enjoy your vacation more if you give each other a little space to pursue interests that the other partner isn’t necessarily interested in. For one afternoon during your vacation, just venture out by yourself and let your partner do whatever they want with their afternoon.

Test Drive a Vacation

Your first vacation together shouldn’t be a multi-week vacation. To get used to the feeling of being around each other for so long, take a shorter vacation first and see how you do.

Going on a long vacation as your first vacation will put a lot of pressure on you. You want to ease into such vacations by taking shorter ones first.

Take a Bespoke Couple’s Vacation

There are companies now that organize vacations specifically for couples. The itineraries, accommodation and other services offered during the vacation will be couple friendly and may be tailor made for your situation if you request a bespoke package.

The Caribbean has great resorts that offer all-inclusive packages for couples. They will pretty much take care of everything. Just makes sure you book at an adults-only all-inclusive, not a kid-friendly resort for families. It should be obvious in the marketing materials, but couples have made this mistake before, and they’ll make it again.

A Beach Vacation Is Guaranteed to Be Fun

If you aren’t sure what kind of vacation would suit you as a first time traveling couple, a beach vacation is a safe bet. It is hard for a beach vacation to go wrong. If you book with a reputable beach-front resort, you are guaranteed to have a good time.

If you want more fun, you can let the beaches, pools and poolside drinks serve as a foundation for your vacation and add other interesting activities offered near the resort. A tourist destination will always have fun things to do. You can ask the beach resort staff for recommendations on what to do.

Be Patient with Each Other

Since you’re on vacation as a couple, it is a totally new experience. Learn to let your partner get used to the feeling and forgive their mess-ups. Put your hesitancy and trust issues aside, and just enjoy the moments. It will also be the first time you spend such a long stretch of uninterrupted time together.

Even if you have been in a relationship for a significant length of time, it is hard to find a situation where you spend so much time around each other. At home, you will have to attend to work, shopping and other obligations that ensure that you are not around your partner round the clock.

Learn to Communicate

You are a team now. Holding something from your significant other is counterproductive. Create an environment where it is okay for either one of you to communicate how they feel.

If you are tired and your partner is just starting to warm, don’t shy away from informing them that you need a rest. If you don’t like a particular itinerary and would love to take a different path, don’t keep quiet just because you had decided on it beforehand.

Managing Expectations

To ensure that each one of you enjoys the vacation, you need to learn how to manage expectations. There are several variables that can influence whether you have a great vacation from the attractions you visit to how much sex you have.

These issues should be ironed out before the trip. Your partner could have a totally different idea of what constitutes a great couple’s vacation and you would be none the wiser. To ensure you are and stay on the same page, have a sit-down with your significant other and lay out a general plan of how you want the vacation to unfold.

Have Fun and Relax

A vacation should be fun and light and should never be a labor. While you should plan things out so nothing critical goes wrong, the aim should be to have fun. Feel free to change things as you go. As a couple vacationing for the first time, you will quickly learn what you like or don’t like and make course corrections during the vacation.

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Are You in Need of Some Great Day Trips? When you’re thinking about what might be a great day trip for you and someone close to you, what comes to mind?

Depending on where you live, there should be a myriad of day trips available for you to choose from.

So, is it time to start thinking about where you might want to head out to?

Taking to the Water is Popular

If you are someone who loves the water, have you thought about checking out top whale watching tours? In the event you live in the Southern California area, whale watching is a great way to see nature first-hand.

Keep in mind that whale watching can be one of the most enjoyable and educational day trips one can take.

You are out on the ocean where the calmness of the waves and the never-ending horizon can be quite appealing. When you add in seeing whales surfacing and splashing, you will have a lot to talk about when you get back to town.

Another option out on the open sea is of course sailing.

Does a day trip involving getting out on a sailboat with friends or family and kicking back? If so, you can likely rent a boat if someone you know doesn’t have one.

Depending on what part of the country you live in, you can sail during the summer months or even most of the year.

As with any activity on the water, make sure you have life jackets and other equipment in the event of an emergency. Along with having flares, make sure you file a trip plan so others know of your itinerary.

How About Some Inland Sightseeing?

If you’re not thinking the water now for a day trip, there’s always the option of a day road trip?

Such a trip is even easier if you own an RV.

With the right recreational vehicle, you are able to head out on a nice day trip or even extend it into a longer getaway.

If you live in the Southern California area, you could head out to Palm Springs or Big Bear for a day trip or even a weekend.

If an RV is not in the plans, there are countless theme parks scattered all over Southern California.

One example would be making a day of it at the ageless Disneyland.

A trip to see the cast of characters at one of the world’s most famous theme parks is sure to please anyone. Best of all, if you have children, what better way is there to spend a day together as a family?

Last, the best day trip may be getting in your vehicle and setting off on a drive without an exact destination. In some cases, those can be some of the more exciting day trips when there is no schedule you are stuck to.

No matter what day trip idea or ideas you come up with, the main goal is always to have fun.

So, where might you head?

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Are You Driven to Road Safety? Each time you get behind the wheel, do you think this may be the day you have an accident?

The hope is you do not have that kind of mindset. Such a mindset can lead to nervous driving and having an accident.

In being the best driver possible, you want to do all you can to make sure you steer clear of accidents each time out.

With that in mind, are you driven to road safety?

Drive Ahead with All the Right Moves

In doing whatever it takes to the safest driver out there, keep the following pointers in mind:

  1. Knowledge – How many years have you been driving? Even if driving for decades, it never hurts to take a little driving refresher course on occasion. Doing so allows you to polish up on your state’s driving laws. It also means being up to speed on what the penalties are for serious traffic infractions. Do you know the repercussions if convicted of driving under the influence (DUI)? Not only could you lose your driver’s license and do jail time, but your career could suffer with a conviction. Know the rules of the road each time you get behind the wheel.
  1. Vehicle – On a scale of 1 to 10, how safe would you say your vehicle is? Unfortunately, too many owners are behind the wheels of cars and trucks that should not be on the road. Have your vehicle checked on a regular basis for bad tires, brakes, burned out lights and more. By keeping tabs on your vehicle, you lessen the chances it will be a major factor in an accident. As you have to buy new furniture for your home or do repairs, you can’t let your vehicle continue with worn-out parts.
  1. Habits – Do you have some habits when driving that could lead to getting into an accident? For some drivers, the answer to that question is a resounding yes. Among bad ones would be distractions while driving, drowsy driving, and reckless driving. While going over the speed limit a little bit on occasion is not the end of the world, don’t make a habit out of it.
  2. Confrontation – Last, go out of your way to avoid confrontations with other drivers. As an example, someone cuts you off on the freeway. Your first inclination may be to go after them and do the same. All that does is place you and others at risk of a serious accident. If someone cuts you off or does something else bad, at least try and get their license plate. This will allow you to report them to authorities if they do not stop to see any damages they may have very well caused.

Know When You Are Slowing Down

One of the most difficult decisions one will make at some point in their life is when to give up the car keys.

Over time, a person’s ability to operate a vehicle will decline. This can be due to a medical issue or plain old age.

No matter what brings you to that point in life, don’t try and force yourself to drive. If you are not comfortable any longer behind the wheel, give up driving for your safety and the safety of others.

If driven to road safety, you will make being a safe and responsible driver a priority.

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Is It Time You Selected a Criminal Defense Attorney? Have you been able to steer clear of any legal issues up to now? If so, that is great.

Now, what do you do when you’re presented with a legal matter that has the potential to uproot your life as you know it?

Among some of the more serious crimes to face:

  • Sexual assault
  • Murder
  • Driving under the influence (DUI)

So, is it time to seek legal help?

Where Do You Go for Help?

When searching criminal defense attorneys, be sure to find one who has shown they can get results.

So, how do you know which attorneys deliver and which ones are all talk?

To start, ask family and friends who’ve had to turn to criminal defense attorneys in the past? Which ones stand out to them as being able to best help you out of a serious legal jam?

Second, the worldwide web is a great resource when you need to find out information.

As an example, doing a Google search for criminal defense attorneys near where you live is a great start. After checking out some of their bios, you can better narrow down which ones to choose from.

Last, make sure you present your legal counsel with all the info necessary to defend you.

Unfortunately, some individuals with legal problems withhold information for one reason or another. As a result, their legal counsel can’t defend them as best as they could otherwise. With all the details in-hand, your attorney can mount the best possible defense.

What to Do if Found Guilty

In the event you're found guilty of the charges you were up against, you have the right to an appeal.

With that being the case, make sure you take advantage of that option. There could be a technicality or other issue on appeal that could swing things in your favor.

Should your appeal go down and charges stick, look at how they will impact you in two ways.

On the professional side of the coin, will a conviction mean you definitely lose your job? In some cases, the answer will be yes. In other instances, your current employer may decide to stick by you. Either way, do your best to stay employed or find new employment assuming you are not behind bars. Having work will help you maintain your finances.

On the personal side, it is no secret that some relationships tear apart when one faces a serious crime. In some cases, it can lead to divorce. If the relationship or relationships are worth saving, do your best to keep them in place. It may come down to seeking counseling and even changing the way you go about living.

As an example, a drug possession or selling of drugs conviction should be a wake-up call for you. If you want to preserve an important relationship, get your life turned around.

By having the right legal team, you stand a good chance of beating the charges or at least securing a plea deal.

That said is it time to make that phone call today?

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Should You Pop the Question Over the Holidays? When you’ve decided that the woman of your dreams is right in front of you, is it in fact time now to pop the big question?

For many guys, asking their special lady to marry them can be nerve-wracking.

That said would the holidays be a good time to do it?

With all going on from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, some might think an engagement would get lost in the shuffle.

On the flip side of the coin, romances and feelings tend to heat up over the holidays. As such, a holiday proposal could prove a big hit.

Among the things to consider:

  • Is the timing right?
  • Where should I ask her?
  • Are we ready to get engaged and at some point married?
  • What if by chance she would say no?

Trying to answer a myriad of questions in your head can be a challenge.

As you think about if this is time to ask her, ponder where and when you will pop the question.

Oh, have you thought about the engagement ring you want to give her?

Ring Shopping Doesn’t Have to Be a Chore

To get to the part where you can ask her for her hand in marriage, it helps to have a ring.

Whether you opt for a moissanite ring or another brand, make sure it is one you’re 99.9 percent positive she’s going to like.

So, how can you get to know what ring would be best for her?

While many guys want to surprise their significant other with a ring, others want her in on what she will get. With that being the case, don’t hesitate to go ring shopping together. Trips to several jewelers should help you both narrow down what it is what she wants.

Among the traits to look for in a jeweler:

  • Longevity – How long has the jeweler been in the business? Ones that have been around for decades have kept customers happy in one form or another. If you do not already know, ask around town. Which jewelers most often come to mind when it relates to shopping for a ring?
  • Service – As important as the shape and color of the ring will be, customer service can’t be an afterthought. In asking about jewelers, find out which ones come with high customer service reviews.

Once you’ve narrowed down the choice in jewelers, find that ring that puts a big smile on her face.

Popping the Question

With the ring in-hand, the next major piece of the puzzle is of course asking her to marry you.

Finding that perfect time and setting can prove a challenge for some men. Others, well they know exactly what they want to do.

Among some of the possible scenarios to consider:

  • The two of you – Find a romantic setting such as a special restaurant or the place where the two of you first met. From there, you can rekindle the memories of your first date to where the two of you are now in life.
  • On a trip – How about getting out of town for a romantic trip? Although she may think something is up, play it cool. You can surprise her during the trip when she is least expecting a proposal.
  • Family holiday event – Last, would you pop the question during a family holiday event? Although you may want the proposal to involve only the two of you, having family in on it could be fun too. You should know your special woman well enough by now to think whether this would go over well.

Popping the question over the holidays or any time for that matter may scare a lot of guys into freezing up.

But if you decide to propose during the holidays, what better way to warm things up?

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These 3 Devices Emit EMF Radiation

The concept of radiation is something that you have probably known about since you were still at school. You also understand that radiation comes in different forms. Your teacher might have also told you that radiation is useful in many applications, especially in modern technology. However, you might have missed the necessary information regarding electromagnetic field radiation or EMF radiation.

There are a lot of devices that emit EMF radiation. You may not be aware of it, but almost everyone is vulnerable to it. Here are some devices that you use each day that emit EMF radiation that you need to know of.

  1. Cellular phones

If you have noticed your phone getting hot when used for a long time or when you are using the GPS to find a location, it is because of EMF radiation. As the device is used longer, it works harder. Hence, more damaging microwaves are emitted. These go into the atmosphere. Since you are around the area, your body could be vulnerable to them. One study revealed why some women had breast cancers; because they carried their phones close to their breasts. Even though some of them maintained a generally healthy lifestyle, they still ended up with cancer.

  1. Microwave ovens

Microwaves are considered high frequency radio waves. The good thing is that when the microwave oven door is shut, it does not emit radiation as it is kept inside the device. However, older microwave models were not designed to ensure that radiation did not escape. The food inside may be exposed to radiation and you could eat it too. It is advised that you limit the cooking time if possible. This helps prevent EMF radiation exposure but also retains more nutrients in the food you eat.

  1. Wi-Fi

This may come as a surprise, but this new and useful technology is actually a huge source of EMF radiation. Wi-Fi works at the same frequency as microwave ovens. The good thing is that it passes through several channels and in an open environment. Hence, you are not directly affected. Over time though, the protective barrier of the brain may be compromised because of Wi-Fi. This causes more toxic compounds to reach the brain.

Stay protected

There are a lot of other sources of EMF radiation. It is inevitable considering the modern world we are living in. We can’t just turn back time simply because we want to stay away from radiation. The best thing to do is wear EMF protection like an EMF pendant. You can prevent the radiation from penetrating your body with the help of such protective devices. You just have to wear them every day and you won’t have to worry about radiation anymore.

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Vinyl siding 101: what it is and what's the best one Vinyl siding is a plastic siding used for waterproofing. It imitates the finishe look of wood and that’s why it gives an aesthetic look to your house. The use of vinyl siding began in 1950’s. It was used as an alternative for aluminum siding. Vinyl siding was first manufactured by Crane Plastics a manufacturing plant located in Ohio. The vinyl siding manufacturing process was further developed in 1970s. Now it became the standard in the roofing industry and in the United States.

There are many varieties available to choose from today. One can customize its color, style, thickness and size according to the house specifications. Vinyl siding is available in thickness varying from 0.35 inches to 0.52 inches. It’s price varies with thickness; the thicker it is the more expensive the cost. The thicker vinyl siding provides more durability, style and resistance against weather changes. But thick vinyl siding is more likely to crack when subjected to heavy pressure. That’s why most people prefer thin vinyl siding. Quality depends on thickness; vinyl is measured in mils or thousandth of inches.

0.038”-------considered to be economy grade

0.040”-----------------------------builder’s grade

0.042”----------------------------- light residential grade

0.044”---------------------------- standard residential grade

0.046”---------------------------- thick residential grade

0.048”---------------------------- premium grade

It is also manufactured with different formulas. Polyvinyl chloride or PVO is the main element of vinyl siding manufacturing. To make it harder acrylics are applied on the top layer. Some manufacturers have created UV coating surfaces, but it may also shorten the life span of vinyl siding.

Benefits of vinyl siding 101:

Maintenance: It is very easy to maintain vinyl siding, you can easily clean it with soap and water. It also eliminates the task of painting year after year.

Durability: Vinyl siding is durable and withstands the changing weather conditions.

Cost: vinyl siding is a cost effective material and it also lowers energy costs.

Appearances: Vinyl siding is available with different colors and styles which gives a more aesthetic finish to your home. It is also comes in longer lengths which gives the home a seamless look. It is available in 8 different styles; Dutch lap, beaded, shingles, clapboard, shake, vertical, log, board band batten.

Warranty: The lower grade vinyl siding offers 5 years to 10 years of warranty. The high quality vinyl siding from manufacturers like GAF or TAMKO comes with lifetime-limited warranties against manufacturer defects. After choosing a manufacturer, you could learn about DIY siding installation on YouTube or call a professional contractor to install it for you.

What is the best one?

If you are planning to install vinyl siding then you should study the subject well and consider the following features.

Extra-long panels: for creating a smooth look use long panels.  16 feet long vinyl siding panels are considered to be the best as it limits the number of seams.

Double hem nailing area: double hem allows for more nails which provides a stronger attachment and increases the sidings resistance against high winds.  

Insulated vinyl sidings: insulated vinyl as compared to traditional vinyl siding reduces thermal bridging and appears more uniform.  

If you are looking for to the Royal option in roofing & siding systems then vinyl is the best option hands down. No professional would argue on that.

We would like to cordially give a shot-out to Royal Renovators Inc. 118-35 Queens Blvd Forest Hills, NY 11375 (800) 423-2313, Royal Roofing Queens 68-38 Main St #2, Flushing, NY 11367 (718) 489-4009, Goldenberg Roofing NYC 1274 5th Ave, New York, NY 10029 (212) 457-1324 and NY Roofing 2707 Strickland Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11234 (646) 838-0441for all their efforts in making this incredible article about vinyl siding a reality. All these contractors really went all out to teach our readers the full in’s and out’s of siding. We beleive you will now be able to make a much better informed decision on everything from the type, size, manufacturer and warranty of the siding you want to install.

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What You Need to Know About ICO (Initial Coin Offering) There is a growing interest, in fact exponential growth in interest in ICO (Initial Coin Offering). Financial experts are getting excited about the currency, but despite the apparent successes, so far these are miniscule in the grand scheme of investments world-wide. So why the fuss? The reason being is that so far, that have been no major upsets in terms of investment loss. As long as something appears to be successful then there is going to be an interest, curiosity is probably a better description.

What is ICO? A very simplistic way to describe ICO is it is currency. It is just a different type to what we use every day in terms that, currently this currency has limited use. ICOs are unregulated means of raising funds and growing in popularity.

The technical terms for an ICO is that it is a cryptocurrency, which means that money is converted to a digital code into a different type of currency. Or if you prefer a physical reference, it is like a token.

It could be argued that all the money we have is not carried around in our purses and wallets. Smart phones tell us how much our bank balances are, we can use out phones, laptops and tablets to buy goods and services all digitally. An ICO is based on the same principles, but has limited use for now. Maybe that will change.

However, that limited use of an ICO is potentially powerful and lucrative. ICOs allow anyone to make an investment for a new business venture. ICOs are opening up doors for new venture capitalists who can only, or only want to, invest small amounts in venture capitalism. These days you can find resources such as ICO list and ICO news only.

Investing with an ICO is just the same as using currency from our bank account. Investments could go up or down. Never forget that.

The proclaimed benefits of ICO are, as mentioned earlier ICOs are accessible to anyone. ICOs are democratising access for investment capital. Currently venture capitalism is confined to wealthy corporations and individuals. Some ICO opportunities have had phenomenal results such as a browser start-up launched by former Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich, raised $35 million in under 30 seconds.

Entrepreneurs have increased opportunities to raise capital for their business projects. A diverse mix of investors means that decision making is less restricted without the need of checking with significant shareholders.

A wide range of business ideas can now access funding as the capital investment market has been opened out. ICOs are creating an environment where people can shape the future of product development.

There are, of course disadvantages because investors have no guaranteed rights. Although that could be argued for most traditional investments are also risky.

ICOs could be subject to scams, and some have been reported. Some might be seen as scams and just business ventures that were never going to work. Not all failures are scams. Fans of Dragons’ Den will know that the Dragons almost always ask for more share than offered by the entrepreneurs, purely because not all their investments will be successful. The higher percentage share requests are also to offset losses in other parts of their investment portfolios.

How secure are the codes? This is not necessarily as disadvantage but more of a concern. Every now and again our banks have their systems go down inexplicably, and sometimes have caused inconvenience for customers for days.

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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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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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Real Estate http://www.1clickguide.com/guide/selling-your-house-heres-how-to-make-moving-easier-105.shtml http://www.1clickguide.com/guide/selling-your-house-heres-how-to-make-moving-easier-105.shtml Editor Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:05:35 -0400