What Are Some Plus POints To Being Single?

If you’re single, share something you love about it! 

Now I am not saying which is better. That is for each person to decide. However if you have read my blog for a while, you will know what I think about being single and being married. Anyways, since the prompt if about the things that I love about being single, let’s only look at the positive things about being a single guy.

You can easily stay in touch with friends. Trust me, it is easier for single men or women to be in touch with their friends, plan dinners out or drinks at a bat than it is for their married/married with kids friends. It’s hard to find the time to do much when you have a spouse and child to consider.One of the best things is planning a quick, on the spur of the moment night out with your buddies without having to check with anyone else.

Movie night selections, tv shows that you binge watch & music that you listen to is all yours to choose. I know a friend who has to listen to his heavy metal bands on the earphones only as his Karnatic Music trainer wife cannot stand to hear that music played loudly. And vice-versa! I pick and choose my movies that I watch over the weekend by Thursday and plan for tv shows to watch & rewatch all the time. No selection headaches, no compromises and no issues.

Making a decision for yourself will be less complicated. Now, I haven’t moved out of my hometown because of my parents but had the offers I received been really good (aka a really good salary that will afford me to life my lifestyle while also helping my parents) then I would have perhaps made the move to Bangalore or Chennai or Delhi a few years ago. Others can surely thrive if travel and moving is your decision alone.

Choosing the food to eat, the drink to drink is solely at your discretion. Today you don’t want to cook but want to order a pizza? Done. Chinese instead of the Indian cooking? Ofcourse. No time for checking to see what you can make at home so instead a burger and chicken wings? Why not? You pick the drinks and the food and you decide which day what you want to eat. Also guys tend to be a little bit more adventurous than women in general and may want to try some weird or odd combinations.

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8 Things Every Responsible Dog Owner Must Know

XX Things Every Responsible Dog Owners Knows (AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Month)

Having a dog in your life is one of the biggest joys you can have. The love of a dog is one of life’s greatest things ever and therefore we should give serious consideration to about the commitment that being a responsible dog owner entails.

Commit for the Long Haul – getting a dog is a commitment. You have to be sure you want a dog and can provide for him/her.

Make Time for Your Dog – dogs will love you no matter what. But they need and deserve that time and attention. Ensure to give it every day.

Provide Proper Identification – get your dog a collar with a name tag with your contact information. Consider micro-chipping your dog as well.

Spay and Neuter – If you do not have your dog spayed or neutered you may be contributing to the problem of millions of unwanted stray or pound dogs.

Don’t Be a Backyard Breeder – If you choose to breed your dog, be sure to follow the proper protocols and don’t just let the dogs birth in the backyard so you can make some money.

Keep Your Dog Healthy – regular vet visits and checkups. Stay off the foods that the vet says to keep them away from. Always provide plenty of fresh drinking water and an appropriate amount of quality nutrition for your dog. A place of shelter and comfort is also important for your dog’s physical and mental wellness, and exercise is a must.

Train Your Dog – some training is always good. Canine etiquette is not just for our benefit.  well-trained dogs are more content because they have been given a sense of structure. A well-behaved and properly socialized dog is less likely to upset people and pets in public places and will be more welcome at gatherings.

Respect Others – don’t let your dog bar throughout the day or worse at night. Pick up after your dog when you take him/her for a walk. Keep your dog on a leash or in a fenced-in yard when outdoors.

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Looking At Payday Loans?

A payday loan is a type of short-term borrowing where a lender will extend high-interest credit based on your income. Its principal is typically a portion of your next paycheck. Payday loans charge high interest rates for short-term immediate credit. They are also called “cash advance” loans or “check advance” loans. If you are looking for payday loans in Missouri go through the details about the process first before you apply.

  • Payday loans are short-term, very-high-interest loans available to consumers.
  • Payday loans are typically based on how much you earn, and you usually have to provide a pay stub when applying for one.
  • A number of laws have been put in place over the years to regulate the high fees and interest rates with payday loans.

The basic loan process involves a lender providing a short-term unsecured loan to be repaid at the borrower’s next payday. Typically, some verification of employment or income is involved (via pay stubs and bank statements), although according to one source, some payday lenders do not verify income or run credit checks. Individual companies and franchises have their own underwriting criteria.

In the traditional retail model, borrowers visit a payday lending store and secure a small cash loan, with payment due in full at the borrower’s next paycheck. The borrower writes a postdated check to the lender in the full amount of the loan plus fees. On the maturity date, the borrower is expected to return to the store to repay the loan in person. If the borrower does not repay the loan in person, the lender may redeem the check.

If the account is short on funds to cover the check, the borrower may now face a bounced check fee from their bank in addition to the costs of the loan, and the loan may incur additional fees or an increased interest rate (or both) as a result of the failure to pay. In the more recent innovation of online payday loans, consumers complete the loan application online (or in some instances via fax, especially where documentation is required). The funds are then transferred by direct deposit to the borrower’s account, and the loan repayment and/or the finance charge is electronically withdrawn on the borrower’s next payday.

Types Of Retail Construction

In the retail industry, the look and feel of a building can be crucial to a company’s success. Retail construction requires an awareness of the long-term effects of projects, as well as an efficient design and construction phase. Retail construction is a maze of rules and regulations relating to accessibility, environmental impact, equipment safety, layout constraints, not to mention resource limitations and landlord-related issues. In particular, the latter represents a serious roadblock to success.

Common Retail Project Types:

Buildouts: A buildout involves a contractor demolishing the property on a space in order to rebuild one that fits the needs of the space’s new tenants.
Storefront: In a storefront project, a contractor is hired to remodel the front of a store in order to attract more foot traffic.
Remodels: Remodeling includes renovating and upgrading an existing space.
Rebranding: Rebranding, like remodeling, includes revamping an existing property. However, rebranding is less involved than remodeling and is focused on changing or upgrading the look of the client’s space.
Sustainability: A sustainability project is a project where the contractor helps a company update their space and “Go Green.”
Turnkey: Turnkey projects involve a client hiring a contractor to build or remodel a company for the client to eventually sell.

Should You Get A Used Appliance?

Everyone likes appliances and as we can’t even think of life without our appliances. And that’s because our appliances makes our lives so much more easier and effective. And who doesn’t love to have bright, shiny new appliances? However, I would say that at times we can also look at used appliances for sale. Whether you have a strict $200 budget, you want to prevent yet another hunk of metal from entering a landfill, or you’re looking to score a high-end appliance for less, Consumer Reports experts say that buying a lightly used appliance can be a smart move. That is, if you know what to look for and where to look for it.

It takes a little legwork, flexibility, and a willingness to live with a mismatched kitchen or laundry suite, but in return you can find a top-of-line appliance for a fraction of what it would cost new. And one of the biggest benefits is that in some cases, you may also get features that you couldn’t afford otherwise. And as far as the pandemic reasons go, new appliances are in shorter supply than they were before 2020, so if you need a replacement quickly, a used one could be a good option.

If you’re looking for a bargain, you know to shop around for sales and look for rebates. One other option? Buying used. There are the pros and cons that come with getting something that’s pre-loved — and where to find a gem if you choose to take the plunge!

Video Dating : Something To Think About In A Post Pandemic World

Is video dating a good option and is it better than dating apps where you only see the person’s You’ll see your match’s actual appearance, and get a more accurate feel for their personality. Video calls are an excellent way to further screen your matches, and save the time, expense and awkwardness of meeting someone you quickly realize you’d never be interested in dating.

Here are some tips on how to have a great (or at least “actually good”) virtual date:

  1. Make a damn effort.
  2. Figure out your camera setup beforehand.
  3. Do something.
  4. Don’t talk about coronavirus the entire time.
  5. Expect awkwardness to happen, because it’s gonna happen.
  6. Video calls can actually be sexy.
  7. Decompress afterwards.

Expect the date to last between 30 minutes or a few hours if you hit it off. In terms of things to talk about, you just need to think about real life dates but be aware awkward silences seem a lot worse on video. A recent survey from Match showed that 69% of users in the US were open to video chatting with a potential partner, whereas just 6% had tried it before the pandemic.

How Do You Know When Your Fridge Needs To Be Replaced?

One of the things that we need to do to maintain your status quo for your cafe/restaurant/fast food franchise or any other place is that your will have to one day do some commercial fridge repair. Depending on how much wear and tear they sustain, commercial refrigerators should enjoy an average lifespan of ten years. With proper maintenance, some high-quality models can last upwards of fifteen to twenty years.

Routine maintenance can help prevent the need for emergency repairs and can drive down the amount you spend on energy and water to keep these systems running. The answer to how often you need commercial refrigeration service ranges from once per quarter to once every six months. Built-in refrigerators are almost always worth repairing. Not only are they less expensive to repair but typically have a longer lifespan anyways. Side-by-side refrigerators should be repaired within a five-year window and considered for replacement after that.

Here are the five most common signs you need to replace your commercial fridge:

  1. Leakage and Frost Build-up: Old and worn out seals cause water and air leaks
  2. Increase in Energy Costs
  3. Loud or Odd Sounds
  4. Increasing Repair Costs
  5. Food Spoils Before the Expiry Date

Are fridges worth repairing?

It is usually not worth repairing old appliances or very cheap appliances. Also, it is a good exercise to add up how much the appliance has cost you over the years that you have had it. If you have already spent a fortune on fridge freezer repairs, it is probably not worth pouring more money into your machine.

Is It Time For A New Mattress For You?

After a long day where you woke up at 6 am and have been working for 9 hours and you get the day’s activities done. You’ve made and eaten your dinner, maybe had a glass or two of wine or a beer and watched a little tv and now it’s time for sleep. You need to be fresh enough for the next day but you are not able to get a good night’s sleep. If you toss and turn all night long, struggling to lull yourself to sleep, your mattress may be the culprit! You may need to look for a new quality mattress for sale.

Signs You Need a New Mattress ASAP
  • Your bed has a dip in the middle
  • The mattress has a chemical smell that won’t go away
  • You’re getting skin reactions
  • You’re experiencing insomnia
  • You’re sinking deeper into the bed than before
  • You have morning back pain
  • Your bed is visibly lumpy
Keep an eye out for these five warning signs that suggest your mattress has officially kicked the bucket:
  1. You consistently wake up sore
  2. Your allergies are acting up
  3. You toss and turn throughout the night
  4. It begins to sag or have lumps
  5. You hear a lot of creaking

On The Left Hand Side Of The World

One of the stupidest things I have ever heard about humanity is that people who were left-handed were considered to be evil. The association of the directional left with evil is likely attributed to the dominance of right-handed people within a population, and consequently the awkwardness of motions made from the left side of the body. Left-handed people haven’t always been treated very well throughout history. Lefties have been persecuted for their disposition in the past, being labeled as evil, or even as witches, despite making up about 10% of the population. In fact, the word “sinister” derives from “left” or “left-hand.”

As TIME explained in 1969, “southpaws, gallock-handers, chickie paws and scrammies” were seen as sinister—literally, since the word means “left”—for centuries. “In the Middle Ages, for instance, the left-hander lived in danger of being accused of practicing witchcraft,” the article explained. “The Devil himself was considered a southpaw, and he and other evil spirits were always conjured up by left-handed gestures.” Therefore for a long time, people who were left-handed were considered to be on the path of the devil.

In India I have heard of so many cases where parents or grandparents would discourage any signs of babies/toddlers showing a natural inclination towards being left-handed and reward them when they picked up objects with the right. One of my teachers in school, although it was mostly jokingly, would never accept our books, assignments or tests if we gave it with our left hand. I am glad to see that such superstitious nonsense is slowly dying out.

Customers Who Frustrate Even The Most Caring Of Retail Employees

What type of customer email are you most frustrated with?

The entitled and Karen types! Also the really dumb and totally unrealistic types as well as well as the over-dramatic ones. When you work in retail, whether online or otherwise, you tend to have some experiences with dealing with the worst parts of humanity ever. The entitled ones are amongst the worst. The carrier you have assigned to ship their packages to are delayed by a day? “I demand a compensation for the trauma I faced. I want a refund and the item for free and a $100 gift coupon!” For the item that cost $25.

Another sort of entitlement is expecting something more and at a discount because they feel they are special. “You don’t understand. We deserve a better deal. My husband is fighting for the freedoms of this country in another country!” Guess where she is from. If you thought “M’erica” then you win a phone call from her. Also people, there is a return window for most orders. That usually is 30 days with some exceptions. 9 months later you wreck your item and asking for a refund or replacement is not only stupid but also shows your entitlement.

Some are genuine  mistakes and most companies & people in customer care recognize and understand the difference. But there are people who cheat and crib, cry & whine until they get their way. Unfortunately companies policy is that they will allow that to happen rather than stand their ground. But yes some customers, the world over, can be a rather big pain in the ass and throw their toys from their pram at the slightest delay.

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All you need to know about curriculum vitae writing: rules, ideas, tips

All you need to know about curriculum vitae writing: rules, ideas, tips

 What do you need to do to get your resume together? There is no answer to this question, and there can be no correct answer, because there are no perfect resumes – in each case an individual approach is needed.

Nevertheless, if before preparing a resume, you find online and at least briefly read the rules for making up a resume, then you already know the main thing. Don’t you like reading rules and instructions? This article will help you keep your way to a new job shorter.

9 rules of a professional CV and resume editing and writing

 To compose a proper resume/cv, you need help from a resume writing service such as https://resumeperk.com/resume-editor where expert writer and editor will write and edit your resume online making it sound and look correct. Resumeperk.com is the company making dreams about a job come true.

Resume rule # 1: clearly state the desired position

The title of the desired position is one of the most important points of the resume. The fate of your resume depends on how clearly you make it sound.

Do not use options such as “any position”, “specialist”, etc., as these wording will not give the employer an idea of ??what you want. Employers will not waste their time thinking about what to offer you. If no specific position is specified, the CV will go to the trashcan.

Do not include several mutually exclusive positions in one resume at the same time, even if you are equally proficient in the functionality. Compose several different resumes, each with an emphasis on the experience and skills required for each specific position you might be applying for. Yes, you will have to spend a little more time, but the result will not be long in coming! This is what a resume making consultant will assure you.

When sending a resume for vacancies, in the first line, mention only the title of the position from the vacancy announcement you like.

Professional resume rule # 2: decide on your salary in advance

In the “Income level” field, it is better to indicate the specific amount of money for which you are applying.

Resume writing rule # 3: refrain from humor

A resume is a business document. When composing it, it would be best to avoid irony, humor and sarcasm. Make jokes later, but for now, the information style will bring you much better results than even the most appropriate joke in this case.

Resume Rule # 4: Be Concise

Do not make your resume look like an epic novel by placing the texts of articles, publications, and your reflections on the meaning of life. All this is unnecessary. The resume should fit on one page at best, maximum two. Excessive brevity will also not look representative – a resume with not fully completed main fields and the words “I will tell everything in person” will be immediately sent to the trash.

Resume composing rule # 5: remove unnecessary personal information

For your own safety, do not include personal information in your resume – ID number, address where you live, etc.

Good resume rule # 6: assess whether you need links to your social media profiles

It is not always worth giving a link to your Facebook page or on other social networks in your resume – the employer may find out too much unnecessary information there. If social networks do not characterize you as a professional, while looking for a job, you should even think about limiting the ability to view your pages in the visibility settings, leaving access only to friends and close people. And in general, you should not describe the details of your personal life in your resume. Avoid information that is irrelevant.

Sample resume rule # 7: check your resume for spelling errors

The resume should not contain grammatical mistakes and typos – such CVs make an extremely negative impression on the employer. Then again, https://resumeperk.com/resume-consultant resume service may come in handy. You might use its editing or consulting services online, which are highly professional and a professional consultancy is the best of the best ideas when you are looking for a job and eager to find it no matter what.

An expert consultant from resumeperk.com company will provide you an expert evaluation of your resume if you composed it on your own, edit if any changes required so it looked and sounded correct. Job hunting is a serious thing and your resume has to be properly done and this is what a resume editor is meant for. Applying for help online, you kill two birds with one stone saving your time and getting a perfectly edited resume.

Resume placing rule # 8: check the accuracy and relevance of the information

Be honest when writing your resume. Knowledge of specific programs, availability of certain skills – all this is checked very quickly. If necessary, you will need to confirm the information you specified with documents or relevant examples.

Resume Rule # 9: add a recent photo to your resume

To put a photo in the resume is optional. But if you do decide to accompany the document with a photograph, remember that it must meet a number of requirements. There should be only one person in the picture and this person is you, and your face should be clearly visible. Remember: CVs with photos showing the applicant without clothes (partially or completely) will not be accepted for consideration! And keep in mind that you may feel free to apply for a consultancy of a resumeperk.com professionals.

Detailing Supplies For Your Vehicle

How much should a full auto detail cost?

If you have an average-sized vehicle and you opt for the basic car detailing services, you can expect to pay anywhere from $50 to $125. If you have an SUV or a van, you can expect to pay anywhere from $75 to $150.

If you’re hoping to achieve a professional level of shine from your car’s finish, your best bet is to invest in a handful of high-quality items to get started. These eleven top automotive detailing supplies come from some of the top brands with proven results and are a great place to get started. With these eleven supplies on hand, you can keep your car looking showroom new and/or car show ready.

Top 10 Auto Detailing Essentials

Here is a list of ten essential car care tools you need to have to keep your vehicle bright and shiny for years to come.

1. Buckets
2. Car wash hand mitt
3. Applicators and brushes
4. Foam cannon
5. LED auto detailing light
6. Vacuum and blower
7. Plastic razor blades
8. Drying tools
9. Auto detailing belt
10. Rolling work seat

5 Proven Stress-reduction Techniques To Relax Your Body And Mind

Stress-reduction techniques to relax your body and mind

1. Consider taking supplements : Lemon balm is a member of the mint family that has been studied for its anti-anxiety effects. Green tea contains many polyphenol antioxidants which provide health benefits. It may lower stress and anxiety by increasing serotonin levels. One study showed that medical students who received omega-3 supplements experienced a 20% reduction in anxiety symptoms. Ashwagandha is an herb used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat stress and anxiety. Several studies suggest that it’s effective.

2. Aromatherapy can help lower anxiety and stress. Light a candle or use essential oils to benefit from calming scents. Some scents are especially soothing. You can find scented candles and essential oils diffusers for calming scents like orange/orange blossom, lavender, bergamot, sandalwood, Geranium and Roman chamomile.

3. Write it down : One way to calm down & handle stress is to write it down. Gratitude may help relieve stress and anxiety by focusing your thoughts on what’s positive in your life. Get a journal for such purposes as keeping a journal helps in reducing stress, especially when you focus on the positive.

4. Spend time with family & friends. Being with people who love & support you is a great way to reduce stress. A social support circle is great for making you relax and looking forward to the next day. Being part of a friend network gives you a sense of belonging and self-worth, which can help you in tough times.

5. Laughter is the best medicine. Read some jokes or listen to someone tell them to you. Watch a silly movie or standup comic special online. Try watching a funny TV show or hanging out with friends who make you laugh. It’s hard to feel anxious when you’re laughing. It’s good for your health, and it helps in relieving tension by relaxing your muscles.

Guide To Move Across Country

Moving across the country is an exciting but complex process. It would help if you kept in mind so many factors when deciding which items should be packed and how much space they will take up, for example. This article will cover everything you need to know about moving across the country, from your checklist of things to do before packing up your life and making the move through checking if you have sufficient insurance coverage for your belongings while traveling on the open road.

Moving Checklist

Before moving, create a checklist of things that you want to move. This checklist should include everything you need to pack, which items are the most time-consuming or difficult to move, as well as anything that may have sentimental value. The first thing on your list should be packing up all of your personal belongings and figuring out how many boxes they will fill. Take into consideration any large furniture pieces like a bed frame or sofa; if they’re going to require special packaging because they won’t fit in a standard box, then this is something you’ll want to account for. The next step would be making sure there’s enough space in your new home for unpacked items before moving day arrives. It might sound counterintuitive, but it can save money when renting an additional storage unit nearby instead of transporting them with you across the country.

Hire Cross Country Mover

Moving across the country is not an easy task it is very time-consuming and stressful. You need to plan it and hire a cross country mover. It is essential to move with your family or pets because they will make the journey stressful for everyone involved when not properly cared for.

The first step is to hire a cross country mover; this will ensure that everything gets there safely and it’s not just left up to chance. If you are on a budget, check a few useful cross country moving tips, which will help you hire an affordable mover and make your move hassle free. Movers are experienced professionals who have been doing this for years and know how to handle any situation that comes their way. There are many companies out there, but only one or two will be able to do what you need them to, which means narrowing down options before anything else starts. You can find reviews online about different moving companies, so make sure you check those out as well before hiring anyone blindly.

Moving Insurance

While moving insurance is very not required to move across country, it is highly recommended. This will help cover any damages that happen during the moving process and keep you from being liable when something goes wrong. You can also ensure your car, so if anything happens with it while on the way over there, then you are covered as well. Take the insurance offered to you before you sign anything, and then try not to worry about it because that is the best way. Take full coverage of any items you deem essential and need to be covered in total during the process.

Moving Insurance costs may vary depending on how much coverage you want and other factors like your age, location, and credit history. For example, it might not always make sense financially for individuals with few belongings because they would pay too much for their limited risk exposure. However, total insurance costs could protect you from any significant losses due to accidents or theft while packing and during transit, saving money down the line by avoiding an unexpected expense.

Make all the Arrangement in Prior

Before moving out, arrange all the basic amenities you need. Find out the locations of your local grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations, and other essentials near where you will be living before packing up to move so that everything is in place once you arrive at your new home.

In addition, find out if any festivals or special events are going on during your moving week which might impact traffic around town. It would explain what’s happening locally for entertainment while unpacking after a long day working with movers. Ask about schools since this can have a huge influence on the decision-making process when looking for rental properties because school systems vary from one city to another.

Pack Moving day Essential bag

Make a moving day essential bag which is very important on a moving day. Include these items in your moving day essential bag:

  •  Clothes, chargers for electronics and other stuff
  • Money and credit cards
  • Extra pair of clothes (important)

Medicine is needed while traveling (important) or any medication that the person needs to take regularly. In addition, the person will be exhausted from their move, so it’s important they have easy access to this medication which may not be available at their new location given time constraints.

Pack some snacks as well to avoid hunger. “You should also pack extra food just in case you get hungry or need something quick before heading out,” he added. “Not every place provides free coffee anymore!”

Conclusion

When you move across the country, it can be a daunting and stressful process. The good news is that there are plenty of resources to help you make this lifestyle change with minimal difficulty- when done right! We’ve compiled some helpful tips for moving across the country so that your transition will go as smoothly as possible. Here’ what we recommend: -Make all arrangements in advance by talking to utility providers about disconnection timelines or searching online for available apartments/houses near your new workplace. -Create a packing list before starting on loading day (don’t forget things like toiletries!)- don’t wait until the last minute because it’ll only cause more stress during an already hectic time. Make sure to pack essentials into your moving day.

Fridge Repairs

A refrigerator that’s hissing, sweating, leaking or repeatedly cycling on and off is letting you know that it’s badly in need of repair or, worse, should be replaced. Deciding what to do depends on how old it is and how much it’ll cost you to fix it you may want to check on options for appliance repair Ottawa. A side-by-side refrigerator with an icemaker is more than twice as repair prone as top- or bottom-freezer models without an icemaker, according to surveys.

  • Built-in refrigerators are worth repairing;
  • Side-by-sides should be repaired within a 5-year window and considered for repair after that;
  • Bottom-freezers should be repaired within 7-years and considered for repair after that;
  • Top-freezers should be repaired within 3 years, considered for repair within 3 to 6, and replaced if 7 years old or older.

Fridge Repair Cost

The average fridge repair costs $200 to $330. Homeowners might pay as low as $40 but some repairs could cost up to $1,000. Prices depend on what needs fixing. Replacing a thermostat runs on the low end, around $100, compared to repairing the ice maker which costs $300 to $350.

Different refrigerators are fitted with different compressor sizes. The cooling gas capacity depends on the size of the compressor that is installed in the refrigerator. Hence the cost for gas refill changes accordingly. It is best to get a proper quotation for this from the fridge repair services nearby.

Do You Need To See An Orthodontist?

Not everyone is born with straight teeth. If you have a bad bite or large spaces between your teeth, you may want to consult a dentist at an orthodontic lab Toronto specializing in orthodontic care. An orthodontist is a dentist trained to diagnose, prevent, and treat teeth and jaw irregularities. They correct existing conditions and are trained to identify problems that may develop in the future. Orthodontists work with people of all ages, from children to adults.

What Does an Orthodontist Do?

Orthodontists use fixed and removable dental devices, like braces, retainers, and bands, to change the position of teeth in the mouth. They treat dental abnormalities, including:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Bite problems, like an overbite or an underbite
  • Crowded teeth, or teeth that are too far apart
  • Jaw misalignment

The goal of orthodontic care is to improve a patient’s bite. Teeth that are straight and evenly spaced will align with opposing teeth in the jaw. A healthy bite ensures you can eat, chew, and speak properly. In the past, seeing an orthodontist was associated with children or teenagers who needed braces. However, orthodontists can correct dental problems at any age.

Thinkpods/Orbitpods

Thinkpods/Orbitpods are small footprint ergonomic touch-down stations that provide partial or full enclosure in an open plan environment. They are perfect for business lounges, library enclaves, touch-down areas, or any place where one or many need to work in privacy or collaboratively. A flexible spline connects Orbitpods together in  a variety of configurations. The spline also acts as an integrated hinge for swing doors to enclose or open up space. Worksurface mounted electrical and data modules allow you to plug-in and go. Available in a variety of finishes and customizable with graphics and artwork.

Post Covid this could be something that we see a lot more in all offices. Just raise the “walls” a bit more and voila you have the perfect working space. I know it’s harsh to think that this is what we have to look forward to and if you are used to working without much barriers around you then it might be a bit awful to think about being in this restrictive space. However it may need to happen.

Driveway Sealing

An asphalt driveway can last almost 30 years. But you can’t achieve that long life span unless the driveway was installed properly and you perform regular maintenance, like filling cracks annually and driveway sealing when needed.

Driveway sealing preparation can take a full day (including drying time), and it’s tedious. The driveway sealer application phase is much faster, taking only a few hours per coat for a typical driveway. Most driveway sealer manufacturers recommend two coats with a minimum drying time of eight hours between coats, so this driveway sealing project will fill an entire weekend.

The best asphalt driveway sealer materials cost about $100, but you’ll save about $200 in labor over a professional job. A power washer speeds the cleaning process, but you can do the job without it. In addition to a squeegee or application brush, you’ll need a broom, drill, mixing paddle, duct tape, dashing brush and poly sheeting to protect painted surfaces.

Make sure to fill in cracks properly before applying sealer. f you don’t want to spend time cleaning the driveway, you may as well skip the sealer too, because it won’t stick to a dirty driveway. Using a brush when the manufacturer specifies a squeegee (or vice versa) will cause premature sealer failure. Stir properly – don’t depend on a stir stick. It simply won’t blend the water and solids enough to get a consistent mixture.