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Are Bitcoins The Future of Payments?


Bitcoin – the cryptocurrency that makes headlines almost every day. First, news about its meteoric rise in value was there in every nook and corner of each and every news daily. Thereafter, the news about its drastic plunge in value made headlines. It is getting, increasingly, difficult to predict the future of the trending cryptocurrency keeping in view its volatility.

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Curious Creatures – 6 Surprising Facts about Common Pets


Domesticated animals are as unique and complex as humans. Have you ever wondered about some of the things they do? Like your dog, for example. How does he always seem to outrun you? And your cat – he’s smart, but how long can he actually remember something? What about your pet bird? Why does it seem like he’s always eating?

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Telematics Systems: Spying or Boosting Safety?

A report from research carried out by an individual world-renown magazine revealed that most truck drivers complain about the invasive monitoring devices being placed in the trucks they are driving. On the contrary, fleet operators, alongside other relevant stakeholders in the transport business, argue that they are installing these gadgets to improve the safety of the truck, driver, and other road users. An example of these systems is Elog from EyeRide, a company that prides itself on manufacturing all-in-one truck management systems. All-in-one tracking systems have a video camera surveillance system, remote braking system, and other gadgets to keep an eye on the truck’s and driver’s activities. The bone of contention arises from the video camera surveillance. This issue brings to question whether these systems are going a little bit overboard by infringing the limits of personal privacy. When it comes to this, courts have always ruled against the drivers, arguing that drivers have limited rights to privacy during working hours. GPS Location Tracker Devices and Driver’s Wellbeing The sole task of this system is to track and locate the vehicle’s location and movements whenever needed. Apart from this, these systems take and keep records of the engine performance, mileage, …

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Paper writing is an art in itself that needs absolute perfection


When we say that a teacher has assigned a paper to write then it actually means the research work related to particular topic. Paper writing is also called as essay writing by many people. Thus whenever a topic needs to be explained with perfect detailing and should also contain the arguments in support of research work then it is called as paper writing. At all the academic levels research papers are assigned to the students and they have to draft the research work will absolute finesse.

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Interesting Things Every Guitarist Should Know


There are many things about guitars and playing a guitar that people don’t know about. They really should know, as this would change the way they approached at least some aspects of guitar music. These can range from important knowledge, to less important but still valuable pieces of trivia which can improve the process for everybody. Some people might suggest running down a checklist of things to learn, but other people swear by a small number of tips and tricks which have served them well over the years.

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Looking Glass and Sugar & Snow Collaborate in the name of Great Gelato

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Two Asheville Area businesses, Looking Glass Creamery and Sugar & Snow Gelato are teaming up in the name of delicious gelato. Sugar & Snow Gelato is a local company that has always made their popular line of gelato from scratch. They use simple whole ingredients in their proprietary gelato recipes, versus a commercially prepared base from unknown origins that is the more typical starting point of many ice cream and gelato makers. Local sourcing and top-quality ingredients have always been important to Amy Pickett, founder of Sugar & Snow. She has used creamline milk and heavy cream from North Carolina farms from day one. When it came time to find another dairy provider to keep up with demand, she saw an opportunity to bring her sourcing even closer to home. She decided to reach out to Jennifer Perkins of Looking Glass Creamery to see if there was a possibility of using the milk from the company’s herd of pasture based dairy cows.

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Why a Good Night’s Sleep is Key to Good Health


Each of us has had a bad night’s sleep at some stage. We all know how it feels. You wake up bleary-eyed with a banging headache and it can feel like an uphill struggle even to get out of bed – let alone make it to the end of the day!

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Craft Your Commerce Workshop

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The Center for Craft, UNC Asheville, and Mountain BizWorks announce Entrepreneur’s Workshop: Craft Your Commerce, a new pilot program to connect, elevate, and advance emerging and established makers/designers who have craft-inspired businesses. Using research responses from over 300 area makers/designers, the series is designed to address top identified craft business topics, share insights from professional makers with strong sector experience, and foster peer-to-peer learning. Workshop pricing is accessible ($20-40) and early-bird specials are currently available.

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First Girls Join Cub Scouts in Western North Carolina

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Today also marks the 108th anniversary of Scouting in America

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Canada’s Appalachia: Vacation In New Brunswick This Summer

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As Ashevillians, many of us harbour a deep affinity for the outdoors. With the Great Smoky Mountains at our doorstep, there is seldom a weekend during the year where we aren't hiking, biking, or skiing in this amazing natural treasure.

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