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Can Whole Body CryoTherapy Help Me Deal With Chronic Pain?

By Lance Winslow The opioid crisis in the United States is getting out-of-control, it has reached epidemic proportions and in some parts of the country the problem is so bad that nearly everyone knows someone who has the problem or has died from it. Nearly, everyone has an opinion as to whose fault it is. Many blame the victims or the addicted. Others blame the doctors for prescribing addictive pain killer medicine. Some blame big pharma, and still others blame drug dealers who sell street drugs to those addicted to continue their desire to stay in that state of being.It's hard for us to realize that this all starts from severe pain, and trying to deal with it. If there was no pain, it is doubtful many would seek out the pain medication or be prescribed it in the first place. Now then, might I offer a suggestion in this article? Go ahead, read what I have to say, as I've been studying this issue at our Think Tank as we try to make sense of a viable solution to this opioid cri…

Best Email Marketing in 2018 - ConvertKit Vs Aweber

By Richard Peck Email marketing has the *only* advantage over the likes of social media in that it's an asset that you own.That's not to say that you can do "whatever you want" with it - but compared to the likes of a Twitter feed (who could ban you), a YouTube channel (who could de-monetize you) or Facebook page (who could censor you), an email list is *still* by far the most effective and resounding way for a business to keep in contact with its community.Of course, strategy and functionality aside, the way that an email marketing system fits into the modern business landscape is to provide an extra "step" in the world of a "funnel" - allowing users to engage much deeper and more effectively with companies / people they value. This is pretty much where we're seeing the rise / resurgence of the various email platforms (especially paid ones).In the present landscape, there are several email marketing offerings used by the majority of online m…

Focus On Yourself

By Richard Peck The biggest trick I've found for "success" is to focus on yourself.As mentioned, this has many connotations, so I need to be clear - in order to be successful, forget everybody else and go down your own path; do your own things and only share the results that you accrue on your journey.In other words - rather than following the "logical" step of trying to copy what everybody else is doing, do your own thing.Ignore the masses (because they have absolutely no idea about what they want, or even how things work) - and instead focus on investing into your style & substance.This tutorial is going to examine the reasons why this is important...Let's say that you're interested in e-commerce. You love the idea of running a store, and want to be able to set up your store just how you like it.The biggest mistake people will make at this point is going to look at *other stores* in order to "see how to do it". Whilst there's nothin…

Raising the Flags of Iwo Jima and the Rest of the Story

By John Sprague My dad, Cpl Norman P Sprague, fought at Iwo Jima so I did an in depth look at everything that happened there. One thing that I discovered was that the iconic photograph that was taken by Joe Rosenthal was of the second flag that was hoisted on Mount Suribachi. My second discovery was that only two years before that time, the correct names of those raising that flag became known for the first time. It has been many years since the battle of Iwo Jima during WW II yet the facts had not been known exactly.One thing I have done in my examination has been to identify the men who had raised the first flag and I have later discovered that there was at least a third flag also. I have the picture but not the identities of flag number three. Those who were first to erect the Flag number one are the following: Lt Harold G. Schrier, Sgt. Ernest Thomas and Sgt Oliver Hanson. Then wind came up so they needed help and they were then aided by Cpl Charles Lindberg, Pfc James Michels, P…

Is Marigold a Safe Home Remedy? How You Can Safely Use Marigold As a Healing Herb and Home Remedy

By Casey Stubbs Calendula, or marigold, one of our most popular garden plants has some great healing properties. More than often Calendula is grown in our gardens just because we love this colorful, cheerful flower. However, this is a plant with some amazing healing properties that we often neglect to mention. The Latin name is Calendula officinalis but it is more commonly known as pot marigold, common marigold or garden marigold. It is a member of the Asteraceae family and is likely to have originated in southern Europe. It has been a popular plant for such a long time its origin has been lost in history.Healing Properties of CalendulaWe are just beginning to appreciate the healing properties of Calendula. It is a herb which is quickly becoming more and more popular as an alternative remedy and is now being included in many products. Both herbalists and medical doctors recommend Calendula to treat anything from acne to difficult to heal sores.Calendula Treatment of Psoriasis and Ecz…

ExceptionHandler Ruby on Rails Gem

By Richard Peck ExceptionHandler is an "error pages" gem for Ruby on Rails.Currently at version 0.7.7.0, the gem has been downloaded over 170,000 times and is widely regarded as the "best" dynamic error pages gem for the framework. It works extremely well.The most important thing to realize about ExceptionHandler is that it's basically designed to provide a "translation" system for Rails errors, converting them into the appropriate HTTP error that a web browser can read.You see, whilst Rails may raise exceptions from within its core, these errors are not what you see in your browser. You see the http error that the framework delivers to the web server. This http error is accompanied by an "HTTP Message Body" which is what the browser displays on the page.In other words, when dealing with Rails errors - if you want to actually show "branded" error pages (with your own layout or another one) - you have to "hack" Rails to d…

How to Carry Out Cracked Windshield Repair Without Any Hassle

By Mack Richie-Love Without doubts, cracked windshield repair requires some precautionary measures and steps that can help to avoid any further losses regarding your car. Here, you would discover how you can singlehandedly seal up a crack on your car windshield without any hassle.Firstly, it's worth noting that a crack in the windshield of a car is potentially dangerous such that if it is not arrested on time, the stress-strain effect on the minute interface will cause the crack to increase in length, thereby resulting in fracture. Today, there are people who believe that a piece of cracked glass can't be repaired. Nonetheless, modern glass-curing technology has already made it possible to fix such cracks.Crack DetailsAs regard the repair, the first step you need to take is to assess the level of the damage. Basically, there are two features in a crack.
1. The pit site: this is the point where a hard object hits the glass. Here, some pieces of glass will have been broken into…

Solitude - Feared or Embraced

By D. Chetty "Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god." - Aristotle.I have found that nothing turns a person cold more than the fear of being alone. I also venture to say that it's not so much the loneliness that we are afraid of, although it is there, but it's the fear of confronting who we really are, what we really are.In this modern world, with all its demands, we are always complaining that we never have time to do the things that we want, time to relax, time to spend with the family. However, I am hard pressed to find anyone who wants time to get to know themselves, to confront their true natures and to become masters of themselves. The quiet scares us, the deafening silence that accompanies solitude seems to overwhelm us to the point that we are scared to touch it with a 20 foot pole. Therefore, even when we are alone we are plugged into iPods that have the latest top 40 hits or the latest self-help mp3. Don't get me wrong, I am…

Eateries of Turkey

By Zalmi Sultan Eateries of Turkey - A fabulous traditionEver thought what makes Turkey so unique? It is that there is no need for you to order your entire meal at once. You have the chance to order two-three dishes and then see if you'd like to eat more. In the Turkish tradition, Turks usually prefer a rich breakfast which is a large continuation of the Ottoman cuisine.Every country is known to have its own picky delicacies that make them unique and drive people to come and try them. Here's a list of few eateries of Turkey that complete the Turkish tradition.1. Turkish Delight
• The locals call this Lokum, is something you might have never tried before.
• It is a combination of chopped dates, pistachios, hazelnuts which come in various colors and flavors to suit any taste bud.2. Iskender Kebab
• Do not leave Turkey without trying one of the best and the most popular dish of Turkey - Iskender Kebab.
• It consists of thinly sliced lamb that is served with traditional Turkish b…

How to Get More Customers in My Store or Business

By Amber Causey Lets face it. Now more than ever, people have the power of choice in choosing their products and services. We have to compete with all those other businesses that are trying hard to provide similar services and to the exact same people we are trying to convert into customers. How do you get people to notice you and buy your product over someone else?The answer is simple: you must become one with your customer; you have to put yourself in the mindset of future customers by honing in on their natural tendencies, thoughts and instincts. Once you understand what drives your ideal customers, you can start providing them value by crafting your marketing and products towards helping them solve their problems (i.e. saving them time, providing a professional product quickly, saving them money).How to think like your customerMarketing gurus recommend coming up with a buying persona or an ideal customer. This requires really brainstorming about who you are trying to sell to. Tra…

What Is a "Student Violin Outfit" and What Are Its Benefits?

By Nathan Weiss "Outfit" is another word for "set," as in how the three primary components (violin, bow, and case) are sold in a package. Sometimes it's a better buy.The beginning violin student and even someone with a few years of study might choose to purchase what is called a "violin outfit". This is in contrast to separately purchasing the violin, bow, and the case.Why would a student (and the funding source, typically parents) go one route over the other? It is basically a matter of having strong preferences for characteristics of each component, versus not knowing why they would prefer one bow, one violin, or one case over another. And some of that has to do with simply how much tolerance the buyer has for shopping or confidence when entering a local violin shop and speaking with a violinmaker.These same considerations go for students of violas and cellos.It isn't difficult to find violins for sale at a local shop, online or in one of the l…

Airline Traveling Tips for String Players

By Nathan Weiss Traveling on airplanes with musical instruments of any kind can be a challenge, particularly if we're considering professionals who are carrying fine violins as opposed to a child traveling with an inexpensive student violin. But violins are not double basses, just as piccolos are not sousaphones. Size matters.As does the particular carrier you are flying with, as well as the interpretation of the rules by each plane's flight crews. The rules on United Airlines might be different from those on Spirit, American, Southwest, Alaska and JetBlue airlines. Even the time you board your flight can make a difference.But at least there are, since 2015, U.S. Federal Aviation Administration rules that bring a semblance of order and universal rules - and prevent last-minute price gouging that plagued musicians for a long time. The following provides a quick run-down of the rules and recommendations for violinists, violists, cellists, double bassists, and, of course, musici…

Securing Our Schools: 4Ds Create Safer Environments for Children, Teachers and Faculty

By Mike Johnson The recent tragedy at the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School has evoked emotions not seen since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012. One element that has not changed are the varying opinions as to how to best prevent horrors like this from happening again.Some leaders talk about school-based security measures and their opinions include arming teachers, hiring more "resource officers" or armed security personnel, and reinforcing schools with additional measures that may include high fences and walls and bullet-proof glass. The State of Florida, for example, has proposed a $400 million budget for such measures.No one argues that we must do everything possible to protect our children, and as part of protecting them, premise protection is critical. However, we should insist on steps that are appropriate for a school environment and maintain a warm, trusted, and connected place of learning where students can thrive while we are working to keep th…

VPSDeploy's Quest For Total Web Application Immersion - How It Works

By Richard Peck The problem today is that web based services are still operating as form-based applications. Whilst there's nothing wrong with this, it prevents any sort of immersion from being achieved. A much better way is to use object oriented development to craft an experience which both embraces the modern web, but also ensures that consumers are able to indulge in solutions that work for them.In the programming world, there are two types of format.The first is what I call "form based" (it has other names) - which essentially means that every time a user interacts with an application, they do so by filling in, or editing, some sort of form. Think of an accounting application, where each invoice you input into the system is done via a form with many boxes.The second is what's known as "object oriented programming" (OOP for short). This is where "forms" are loaded as objects - which retain state and can be manipulated by way of using "ac…

Contract Manufacturing (CM)

By Arjun N Understanding Contract ManufacturingA business unit with a proficient design but lacking in key manufacturing skills or bandwidth to handle large consignments might seek to enter into contract with a manufacturer that is skilled at the manufacturing process. A manufacturer may outsource one or more tasks of the production process to a third party. From designing to the end product, any scaled-down process that is outsourced would be bound by Contract Manufacturing. In simple words, production of goods by one firm under the label/brand of other, mutually benefiting each other.Process of a ContractThe company before getting into the contract sets up its requirement in terms of quality, quantity, delivery and also establishes guidelines or even inspection. They state their requirements and then select a manufacturer based on the price quoted, that meets the requirements. At times, one manufacturer can provide most of the services like a Tooling and Die manufacturer would be w…