User Submission – Asheville Blog http://ashevilleblog.com Your Source for all things Asheville Wed, 13 Jun 2018 18:14:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.14 What is an ICO – Initial Coin Offering http://ashevilleblog.com/ico-initial-coin-offering/ http://ashevilleblog.com/ico-initial-coin-offering/#respond Wed, 13 Jun 2018 18:04:10 +0000 http://ashevilleblog.com/?p=11703 What is an ICO? The hype around cryptocurrencies has spread globally, and extremely fast. With it, ICOs came as well. ICO (initial coin offering) is a form of fundraising for a new blockchain project. Companies can list their projects and make an ICO where they sell their coins or tokens to the investors and general …

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What is an ICO?

The hype around cryptocurrencies has spread globally, and extremely fast. With it, ICOs came as well. ICO (initial coin offering) is a form of fundraising for a new blockchain project. Companies can list their projects and make an ICO where they sell their coins or tokens to the investors and general public without actually having a real product. By doing that, they can finance a project based on just an idea, and investors could make money by investing and then selling the coins that they got with a bonus at market price, which can be (if the project is good and successful) much higher than then one during the crowd sale.

ICO stages

ICOs usually have more than one stage. The first stage is mostly private and only available to the big investors and companies that are willing to support the project. They get special deals and bonuses depending on the support they are willing to provide, and the amount of money they are willing to invest. The second stage is generally the Pre-ICO. At this stage, early investors get a chance to earn big bonuses when they invest. After that, the regular ICO can be divided into a few stages, with each one giving different bonuses depending on the time of investment (the earlier, the bigger the bonus), and/or based on the amount invested (which is rarely the case).

ICO caps

ICOs have soft and hard caps to measure the amount of funds required for their project. Soft cap is the minimum amount of investment required to start a project. If the ICO doesn’t manage to get enough starting capital, they shut down the project and return the money to the investors. Hard cap is the polar opposite of the soft cap, and is the maximum amount of money an ICO needs. If reached before the time of ICO, the ICO stops because they do not need more funds to finish the project. The best project ideas tend to sell in a matter of minutes.

What happens after an ICO?

After an ICO finishes, the second stage of a project starts. The acquired funds are used to pay for project development or improvement (if the project had a use before the ICO), marketing, and branding the idea that the ICO was based on in the first place.

The first move is (usually) to list the coin or token that was sold in the ICO on many exchanges. That makes the invested funds grow in market value, turning profits for the investors and making them happy as well as making a profit to the project managers and developers so they can have more funds to work with. Buying into an ICO is much like investing in a company through a stock market.

Most ICOs have a roadmap for the project. The roadmap includes their schedule of improvements, public and official launching of the product, and major exchange listings of their coin or token. If the project wants to be successful, they have to keep up with the set up timeline or the investors will not be satisfied, therefor reducing the market price of the coin or token they bought.

ICO regulation

With 2017 being the year of ICO craze, many countries have decided to look into ICOs and start regulating them, due to their shifty nature. Many of the ICOs are simple money grabs or scams, and many are decent projects with good visions, but without regulation they are not being able to fulfill their task and vision properly. Even though the whole idea of crypto is based on decentralization, regulation can be a good thing especially in the ICO sphere. Some countries, like China and the USA have made strict regulatory actions towards ICOs, with China shutting most of them down and the USA making ICOs have to file the ICO for approval to the SEC.

KYC – know your customer

KYC is the USA way of regulating ICOs, but it was not created for them specifically. It was made in 2001 in the Patriot Act, and its goal was to reduce and deter terrorist behavior. It was passed right after 9/11.

As far as ICOs are concerned, there are many reasons to invest in them. However, there is the illegal part of investing: Money laundering. The lack of regulation before KYC was introduced made it easy to launder money through these projects. Ultimately, KYC saves regular investors who support the project from the disruptors (money launderers).

This is why KYC system is what all of the ICO investors usually have to go through to be able to invest in an ICO. Since almost no ICOs have been registered and approved under SEC laws, KYC means that US citizens are not allowed to invest in the ICOs.

KYC is completed by submitting your information (name, address, country of origin and such) and then providing one document to prove your identity, and another one to prove your address. In the ICO world, it is usually just to prove you are not from the US. This might change though because there have been some interesting filings for ICOs with the SEC in 2018.

Returns on the ICO investment

ICO can be a great option for investing because of the ridiculously high reward potential. If properly invested, some projects can return tens of thousands in percentage of the initial investment. To name a few, if 1 dollar was invested into the NXT ICO, you would have bought it at $0.0000168.

One next token, at the time of writing, is standing at $0.148981, which would make the investor more than 800,000%. For every 1$, the investor would get more than $8,000 in return. Same $1 invested in IOTA ICO would have net the investor more than $3,000 and Ethereum investors would be proud of making more than $1,500 on their 1$ if they invested into the ICO. Even though this is a high risk area of investment it can be highly lucrative and that’s why so many people are willing to invest and support these projects.

Final word

Investing in ICOs is highly lucrative but only if the investment is well thought out and the project is successful. After an ICO is done, there are many months and years ahead of projects to become big and great in their field of work. This requires a lot of patience. The roadmap is the holy grail of investors, and should be considered as such by the developers too for the sheer positive thinking in the times of waiting for the project to come to life.

Thanks for reading and don’t miss our next article!

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Western North Carolina Activists Take Fight For Free Healthcare To Streets In Washington DC http://ashevilleblog.com/fight-for-free-healthcare/ http://ashevilleblog.com/fight-for-free-healthcare/#respond Sun, 10 Jun 2018 17:54:23 +0000 http://ashevilleblog.com/?p=11698 On Saturday, June 23, Western North Carolina advocates for National Improved Medicare for All join other National Improved Medicare for All advocates from across the country to take to the streets to make the case for Single Payer Healthcare for All.

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On Saturday, June 23, Western North Carolina advocates for National Improved Medicare for All join other National Improved Medicare for All advocates from across the country to take to the streets to make the case for Single Payer Healthcare for All.

The group will join forces with Health Over Profit for Everyone, who has worked in conjunction with the Backbone Campaign to  organize the Medicare for All aspect of the march. The Western North Carolina group and the two organizations  listed above  support H.R. 676, which has a record 122 co-sponsors — more than half of all Democrats in the US House of Representatives. The Senate bill, S. 1804, has 17 co-sponsors, including Sen. Bernie Sanders the lead sponsor.

The healthcare component of the march will feature people telling their personal stories explaining why they support National Improved Medicare for All. Visuals will include a massive ball and chain symbolizing the burden of current health care in the United States which includes high premiums as well as co-payments and high deductibles and narrow healthcare networks which are all barriers to care. At the same time Medicaid, which provides healthcare to 74 million people, is being cut, burdening low-income people with healthcare costs.

The Western North Carolina group is bringing six 10-ft vertical banners that say “Health Justice” and four 6-ft horizontal banners that say “Medicare for All, Everybody In” and “Medicare for All, Nobody Out.”  In addition they are bringing a 20-ft tall deer fence banner and bringing dozens of handmade signs that call for Medicare for All. Organizers will distribute health security cards to demonstrate how single payer would provide lifelong healthcare including dental, optical and access to all health providers without premiums or co-pays.

More information available at www.healthoverprofit.org AND PeopleForHealthcare.org

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Better Dads Festival Returns to Asheville with Grammy Award-winning Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, plus Lyric and The Willies http://ashevilleblog.com/better-dads-festival-returns-asheville-grammy-award-winning-secret-agent-23-skidoo-plus-lyric-willies/ http://ashevilleblog.com/better-dads-festival-returns-asheville-grammy-award-winning-secret-agent-23-skidoo-plus-lyric-willies/#respond Fri, 08 Jun 2018 17:59:03 +0000 http://ashevilleblog.com/?p=11701 This Father’s Day weekend, the Better Dads Festival returns to Asheville with its unique mix of active, soulful, inspirational, fun, and educational activities to celebrate fatherhood. The event welcomes people of all ages from Asheville’s diverse communities.

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This Father’s Day weekend, the Better Dads Festival returns to Asheville with its unique mix of active, soulful, inspirational, fun, and educational activities to celebrate fatherhood. The event welcomes people of all ages from Asheville’s diverse communities.

The musical lineup will include Grammy Award-Winning Band Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, acclaimed local artist LYRIC (who performs with her father) and The Willies from Nashville. Storytellers Ray Christian and Passion join the festival this year. More than 20 Community Partners will attend the festival, providing information about resources for parents. Food will be supplied by a wide array of Asheville vendors.

Live music, dance, games, costumes, drumming, storytelling, crafts, poetry, and a dress-your-dad photo booth will provide opportunities to play together. Community speakers and sharing circles will invite festival goers to explore how men show up in their lives, their challenges, and new possibilities.

Better Dads Festival is an outgrowth of the work done by men involved with the ManKind Project (MKP), specifically within the Greater Carolina community. MKP is a nonprofit training and education organization with three decades of success hosting life-changing experiential personal development programs for men. MKP supports a global network of peer-facilitated men’s groups and supports men in leading lives of integrity, authenticity and service.

Better Dads Festival was created by Hendersonville resident Alan Kay. “In today’s world, it’s up to all of us, with all of our diversity, to create the next generation of compassionate and authentic men committed to the common good. It’s our collective responsibility to mentor and create a nurturing environment so that all children can grow up in an equitable community. How men show up in the world begins with what our children learn in their families, from the media, in their schools and from their peers. Women and men share equally in determining how we communicate, maintain relationships, respect one another and welcome diversity. While the festival focuses on nurturing dads, all of us have a role to play. We’re delighted by the support of various women’s organizations that have agreed to participate in this event. We all have much to share. We all have much to learn.”

What Better Dads Festival

Where Roger McGuire Green in Pack Square Park, downtown Asheville

Date Saturday, June 16, 2018 (Father’s Day weekend)

Time 12:30 to 9:30 PM

Price Free to the public

Contact Jeffrey Goldwasser, jeffreygoldwasser@gmail.com

Director Tim Chumley, 804-519-2810, thebetterdadsfestival@gmail.com

Website betterdadsfestival.org

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4 Health facts about drinking tea http://ashevilleblog.com/4-health-facts-drinking-tea/ http://ashevilleblog.com/4-health-facts-drinking-tea/#respond Wed, 06 Jun 2018 14:05:24 +0000 http://ashevilleblog.com/?p=11691 After water, tea is the most widely consumed beverage around the world. The list is topped by water, tea and coffee followed by other favorites such as orange juice, beer, soda, and wine. Why tea is on the top of the list is quite surprising but several publications and studies agree. Data from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization tells us that six billion cups of tea is consumed in the world every day. If you’re still not into this tea drinking demographic, maybe a couple of health facts about drinking tea would sway you. Here are 4 things you should know about drinking tea that would convince you to make it a daily habit:

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After water, tea is the most widely consumed beverage around the world. The list is topped by water, tea and coffee followed by other favorites such as orange juice, beer, soda, and wine. Why tea is on the top of the list is quite surprising but several publications and studies agree. Data from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization tells us that six billion cups of tea is consumed in the world every day. If you’re still not into this tea drinking demographic, maybe a couple of health facts about drinking tea would sway you. Here are 4 things you should know about drinking tea that would convince you to make it a daily habit:

 

  1. Tea is rich in antioxidants

Antioxidants are natural substances that work to delay cell damage. They keep the body healthy by neutralizing free radicals from the bloodstream. Flavonoids found in tea has a detoxifying effect that protects the cells from damage that could cause cancer, blood clot formations, and atherosclerosis. Catechins are another form of antioxidants that is abundant in tea, especially green tea. It reduces that formation of free radicals that oxidizes parts of the cell. These free radicals cause significant damage especially if they react with important cellular components like the DNA or the cell membrane. Green tea is known for its high antioxidant levels, it contains large amounts of EGCG and catechins that offer a lot of health benefits.

 

  1. It reduces the risk of stroke and heart attack

A lot of studies support the fact that tea is good for the heart. According to one published early this year, those who drank one to three cups of tea per day has shown a 20% reduction in the risk of heart attack. As for stroke, there is a 35% lowered risk levels observed for the same data. That’s not all, lower levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) is seen for those who take more than 4 cups a day. That’s a lot of tea to keep you going back to the bathroom to pee, but there’s an alternative. A cup of matcha tea is said to be nutritionally equivalent to 10 cups of regular green tea. Matcha is made from ground tea leaves and is widely available commercially.

 

  1. It aids in weight loss

Another benefit to drinking tea is its ability to improve the body’s fat metabolism, resulting in weight loss. Catechins is the antioxidant responsible for this. The caffeine content in most teas also improves your energy levels, so you get to burn more calories throughout the day. Of course, drinking tea is not enough. Any successful weight loss journey includes a balanced fitness program that combines a healthy diet and regular physical activity. But of course, substituting a sweet latte with a cup of tea would surely save your hundreds of calories!

 

  1. It boosts the immune system

Ayurvedic medicine uses tea to fine tune the immune system for faster recovery in case of injuries and illnesses. A lot of teas have natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that make them effective healing agents. Tulsi and Holy Basil are some, as well as green tea and chamomile. Each tea differs in its immunizing effect but you can never go wrong because they’re always loaded with powerful antioxidants that will surely better your health.

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What Prospective Retirement Communities Won’t Tell You Before You Sign The Contract http://ashevilleblog.com/prospective-retirement-communities-wont-tell-sign-contract/ http://ashevilleblog.com/prospective-retirement-communities-wont-tell-sign-contract/#respond Tue, 29 May 2018 15:09:33 +0000 http://ashevilleblog.com/?p=11684 Perhaps you’re considering a retirement community for yourself or a loved one. In that case, you’re probably starting your search and comparing retirement community options. Most areas feature multiple communities for retired seniors, and choosing between them is difficult. You’ll probably feel lost at some point during this search. Otherwise, you could fall into the …

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Perhaps you’re considering a retirement community for yourself or a loved one. In that case, you’re probably starting your search and comparing retirement community options. Most areas feature multiple communities for retired seniors, and choosing between them is difficult. You’ll probably feel lost at some point during this search. Otherwise, you could fall into the trap of believing everything the community tells you about itself, which could lead to problems. 
In reality, all retirement communities operate in a different manner. Not all of them are worth choosing for yourself or a loved one. Nearly every community will make claims about itself and boast about its level of care for senior residents. Without a doubt, you need to look beyond these boastful claims to see what a community really offers its residents. There are certain things the average retirement community doesn’t want you to know before you sign up.

Save yourself the trouble and learn about those things right now!

Comparing Living Plans Between Communities Isn’t Simple

Each community offers its own living plans and solutions. Unfortunately, each community uses its own jargon and lingo to describe each plan. Wording differences make it nearly impossible for you to determine how plans from different communities compare to each other. You might think two plans are identical in services and amenities offered, only to find out they’re completely different. Of course, this situation is quite frustrating and requires care and caution.

Finding Reviews For A Given Community May Prove Difficult

These days, you’re probably like everyone else in that you like to read reviews. You’ll hop onto the Internet and look for reviews on the retirement communities in your area. Then you might notice that most retirement communities lack a large number of resident reviews. For better or worse, people are less likely to review a retirement community compared to a restaurant or local grocer. This lack of reviews means you won’t know too much about a local community.

Prices Increases and A La Carte Pricing Are Common

Costs rise over time in every aspect of life, and that’s something you probably understand. Sometimes, lackluster retirement communities raise prices too often or too much. They might provide extra services and amenities in an a la carte pricing structure. All of these things mean you’ll pay more money for yourself or a loved one to be a resident. Legitimate retirement communities try not to shock their residents with major price spikes or weird pricing schedules.

Most Communities Invest In First Impressions Only

The best retirement communities make an excellent first impression and backup that impression with excellent services and amenities. On the other hand, too many communities invest in first impressions only. You’ll enter the community and see a beautiful lobby, and then you’ll be shown a fully furnished room or apartment that looks like luxury. It’s all a smoke and mirrors act, though, and you need to make sure a given community offers useful services and amenities.

The compassionate experts at the Riddle Village luxury community point out that quality communities provide everything a resident needs to feel comfortable. A commitment to excellent care and quality of life is backed up by the right amenities and services for residents. For the best results, you need to be careful about how you choose a retirement community. The best communities are upfront about their operations, and extra analysis is required to find them.

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Protecting Your Dog From Pests: Things To Remember http://ashevilleblog.com/protecting-dog-pests-things-remember/ http://ashevilleblog.com/protecting-dog-pests-things-remember/#respond Thu, 10 May 2018 00:47:41 +0000 http://ashevilleblog.com/?p=11666 The joy and excitement that your dog spread in your home through her unconditional love, naughtiness and by being playful, makes her the most important part of your family. You can’t imagine a day without her waiting to welcome you at the door when you are back from work after a long day. So, it’s …

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The joy and excitement that your dog spread in your home through her unconditional love, naughtiness and by being playful, makes her the most important part of your family. You can’t imagine a day without her waiting to welcome you at the door when you are back from work after a long day. So, it’s really important that your furry friend stays healthy, fit and happy. Pests and parasites are a major threat to the health of your dog as well as to your family.

Pests tend to thrive in places that are warm and humid. Your dogs have a higher chance of pest infestation when they go outside for a walk or to play during the warm summer seasons. Pests like fleas and ticks usually stay hidden on tall grass and when your dog comes in contact with the grass the ticks and fleas could enter her body. Mosquitoes, ants, bees, and wasps are some of the other pests that attack your pets including dogs causing a number of health issues.

Besides redness, severe itching and rashes, pests like ticks and fleas are responsible for more serious diseases like anemia, Lyme disease, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. All these conditions are pretty serious, which require prompt medical treatment to prevent fatal situations. The different products at https://pet-lock.com/products/ can treat ticks, fleas, and other pests and can prevent them from spreading further. What are some of the things to keep in mind while trying to protect your dog against pests?

Do not use a pest repellent for humans to treat your dog

If mosquitoes are a problem and you are worried about your dog getting infected by heartworms the best way to stop it is by seeking the advice of a veterinarian to get specific medicines for your dog. Make sure that you do not use a mosquito repellent for humans on your dog as the chemical substance called DEET used in most of the insect sprays made for humans is very harmful to pets and could even poison them. Some of the chemicals could also cause respiratory issues in your dog if the fumes are inhaled accidentally.

Use the correct dosage to treat your dog

Using spot-on medication is one of the most effective ways of treating fleas and ticks on your dog. This medication removes these pests quickly when you use the correct amount of medicine prescribed. However, if you give a dose higher than what is prescribed thinking that the cure would be better, your dog could be poisoned or even killed. Dividing the prescribed dose to make it last longer would fail to cure your dog.

Don’t treat your dog using medication for humans

Most of the medications for humans tend to be toxic to dogs and other pets. Using a skin cream to relieve your dog’s skin irritation and itching could poison your pet as they tend to lick their fur. Avoid treating your canine friend using medicines for humans unless your vet says so.

Treat pest infestation promptly

Once you notice the presence of ticks or fleas in your pet, make sure you take remedial measures quickly. It would be a mistake if you fail to do it hoping that the colder seasons would get rid of it. Pests tend to breed and spread quickly and it would take a longer time to remove it completely.

Don’t ignore signs of illness

Sometimes, the presence of certain bacteria and ticks may go unnoticed but unless treated they could lead to serious health issues. You need to keep an eye on your dog for pests and if you notice any sign of illness you need to take her to the vet immediately.

Don’t forget to treat your pet’s habitat and the surroundings of your home

Treating just your pets to get rid of fleas, ticks and other pests would be a mistake. You need to treat the entire home as well as the surroundings to get rid of pests completely.

Pest control medication for dogs and cats are different

Make sure you use pest control medicines that are specific for dogs to treat them. Medication for dogs and cats vary as they are two different species. Using a cat’s medication to treat dogs and vice-versa could be poisonous to these animals.

Giving the right vaccinations and medications, and grooming your pet on a regular basis can prevent ticks, lice, fleas and other pests from causing serious health disorders. It is the best way to keep your dog safe.

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6 Tips to Keep Your Pet’s Coat Healthy and Shining http://ashevilleblog.com/6-tips-keep-pets-coat-healthy-shining/ http://ashevilleblog.com/6-tips-keep-pets-coat-healthy-shining/#respond Thu, 10 May 2018 00:46:08 +0000 http://ashevilleblog.com/?p=11664 Pet lovers are always on the scout for the best advice on keeping their best friends healthy and happy. While today there is a plethora of tasty treats you can buy for your pet’s specific health needs, nothing beats the discipline of everyday care and grooming of your pet. Your dog’s coat, in particular, is …

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Pet lovers are always on the scout for the best advice on keeping their best friends healthy and happy. While today there is a plethora of tasty treats you can buy for your pet’s specific health needs, nothing beats the discipline of everyday care and grooming of your pet.

Your dog’s coat, in particular, is greatly affected by their diet and general care. In fact, vets globally treat a lack-luster coat as a sign of an underlying health problem. This could be anything from a nutrition deficiency to a bacterial infection to a malfunctioning thyroid gland.

So here are 6 ways to care for your pet’s coat and keep it soft and shining.

Pay attention to a dull and/or dry coat

First and foremost, be attentive to a dull and dry coat, which is usually indicative of a nutritional deficiency caused by poor diet, for which your vet may prescribe a nutritional supplement besides suggesting changes in daily meals.

Dullness and dryness can also be caused by the chemicals in pet shampoos and other pet care products. Check if you’re recently switched to a new product, which may be causing the issue. Other causes of your pet’s coat losing its shine and bounce are fleas and infections, and immediate medical help must be sought for these.

Switch to a healthier, wholesome diet

Most pet problems have a nutritional deficiency at their root. By introducing nutrient-rich foods to your pet’s daily meals, you can improve their internal health easily and effectively, which will show in their coat, temperament and general behavior.

Add fish (sardines, tuna, salmon) and Omega-3-fortified eggs to your pet’s diet; add a spoonful of sunflower oil to each meal; use flaxseed oil (mixed in food) often; and feed them healthy natural foods such as coconut (or coconut oil) for great results.

To fulfil protein requirements naturally, give your growing pet turkey and chicken.

Explore health supplements for proper nutrition

For those strapped for time, there are of course solutions that can help you bolster your pet’s health in a convenient and effective way. Health supplements for pets are all the rage nowadays, and not without reason. They are enriched with essential nutrients and are available as tasty treats that can be fed to your pet without fuss.

Tom Wisnewski from Vet IQ says that the right health supplements for your dog can prevent unnecessary vet visits.

A little extra in your pet’s daily diet can go a long way in managing their health with minimum effort. If you buy only quality wellness supplements enriched with vitamins, proteins and Omega 3 fatty acids—and you will see results in a short time.

Maintain proper hygiene but don’t overdo it

Just as applying too much soap leaves human skin dry and scaly, shampooing your pet’s coat too frequently will do more harm than good as the chemicals will rob their coat of natural moisture and skin oils, leaving it dull and dry.

Give your pet a bath once in 15-20 days with only a hypoallergenic shampoo that’s gentle on the skin. Follow this with a generous application of almond oil, olive oil, coconut oil or any other skin-nourishing oil. This will keep your dear friend’s coat soft and supple.

Another alternative to bathing your dog is to give them a spa either at the salon or right at home. Use a quality essential oil for best results.

Don’t be wary of the vet

While we tend to self-medicate for a number of minor health problems, it’s best to avoid doing this for your pet. If you notice itchy or scaly skin or any other sign of trouble, visit the vet as soon as possible. Delaying proper treatment will only make the condition worse and increase your pet’s suffering.

Aside from SOS visits to the doctor, regular check-ups must be incorporated into pet care, regardless of the present health of your little friend. This will ensure that your pet’s getting regularly screened for any skin infections. Additionally, each visit will give you an opportunity to get sage advice on nutrition, diet and other important information regarding your pet’s wellbeing.

Protect your pet from extreme temperatures

Whatever the weather, your pet must have adequate protection from extreme hot and cold weather conditions. Give them proper shelter and bedding both outside and inside the house, use weather-appropriate clothing, and apply sunscreen when going out in the harsh sun. Basically, do all that you would do to protect a young child from the elements.

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Tried Tested Tips to Buy HCG Drops http://ashevilleblog.com/tried-tested-tips-buy-hcg-drops/ http://ashevilleblog.com/tried-tested-tips-buy-hcg-drops/#respond Thu, 10 May 2018 00:43:45 +0000 http://ashevilleblog.com/?p=11662 HCG drops are the most effective alternative to injections. This product is especially helpful for people who are looking for ways to lose huge amounts of weight in less time. If you are one of those people who is struggling with weight issues, then you would be happy to know that HCG drops are not …

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HCG drops are the most effective alternative to injections. This product is especially helpful for people who are looking for ways to lose huge amounts of weight in less time. If you are one of those people who is struggling with weight issues, then you would be happy to know that HCG drops are not only a good option but also readily available. However, you need to exercise caution when buying these drops as you must only buy from a reputed seller, be it online or a retailer.

The Purpose of HCG Drops

HCG hormone is present in both men and women that act as a foundation hormone for a lot of functions in the body. However, Dr. Simeons, father of HCG diet, realized that when injected into an obese person’s body it has a remarkable ability to curb the appetite and use abnormal fat as energy reserves. As a result, HCG diet plan was born. Today it is one of the most popular forms of weight loss that actually produces results.

Now that you know that a solution to your weight loss problem is within reachable distance, the next question is how and where to buy these drops. Don’t worry, this article will tell you how to safely buy the dosage that will last through the 3 phases of HCG drops diet plan.

So here is a step-by-step guide to choose the right drops and know exactly where and how to buy them!

Homeopathic Vs. Non-homeopathic Drops

When you decide to take the HCG diet plan route for weight loss, then the decision-making process doesn’t end there. The next step is to choose the method. Since you are reading this article, it is safe to assume that you chose the HCG drops over injections. So now you need to pick between homeopathic and non-homeopathic variants. But to pick one over another, you need to know the effectiveness of each.

Homeopathic drops do not contain high amounts of HCG hormone and can be bought over-the-counter without the prescription. This is ideal for people who are struggling to lose just the last remaining inch of their body fat or trying to get back in shape. A little bit of calorie restriction along with exercise combined with HCG drops can help you achieve your weight goal with minimal effort.

On the other hand, the non-homeopathic variant is more potent and used by people who need to lose large amounts of weight. Non-homeopathic HCG drops give you energy when you are on a low-calorie diet. You will not be required to exercise a lot, just 30 mins of light-impact exercise such as yoga or walking will do the trick. You would require a doctor’s prescription to buy these drops.

Tips to Buy the HCG Drops

Once you have picked the one you want, the next step is to choose the right one to buy. Here are some tips that will help you make an informed decision.

  • Research your Options: There are many factors that help you determine the right product that can help you reach your weight loss goal easily. Some factors include the price of the drops, customer satisfaction, reputation in the market, etc. Start researching your options based on these factors, look for brands that meet these requirements, and rank them on the basis of their credibility.
  • Drops Vs. Injection: During your research, you may also come across another option, HCG injections. Before you get confused as to which one is better, it is important to know that HCG drops are a great alternative to the injections. They are painless and do not require an expert for your dosage.
  • Ranking: Ask around for recommendations, go online to read reviews, ask professionals for their insight on brands and then rank the product based on effectiveness, reviews, credibility, potential, and user experience. You can also checkout HCG websites to see the products that are doing well in the market. You need to combine all these factors to zero-in on a product that meets the standards of quality.

Where to buy?

By now you have probably acquired a good amount of knowledge from your research. However, that still doesn’t answer the question – where to buy? It is very important to choose the right platform to purchase these drops as the last thing you want on your hands is a fake product that can cause more harm than doing any good. It doesn’t matter if you are buying homeopathic or non-homeopathic drops, you need to be sure that whoever you buy it from is a reputed seller. Lucky for you, HCG drops are available in both retail and online stores. Here are some points you should consider when buying from a store:

  • Only buy from licensed stores that assure you best quality products
  • Make sure that the product you buy is FDA approved
  • You can buy your HCG supplement from trusted online stores or by visiting the manufacturer’s website
  • Be sure to keep an eye out for FDA banned products
  • Check for in-house doctors if they are selling non-homeopathic HCG drops

So once you establish the store’s integrity, it is safe to buy your HCG products from them.

Choose a Reputed Seller

Buying HCG supplements is not a decision that you would want to make in a rush. Not only do you need to find a reputed seller, you must also ensure that the manufacturer you are buying from also holds merit. There are many brands and companies that are selling HCG products but not all can be trusted. You need to carefully study the buying guide of each seller to know the ingredients, their process, their limitations etc.

Once you have bought your HCG supplement, it is time to start the rigorous routine of the diet plan that is sure to give results. While it may seem to be a lengthy process to find the right HCG drop on the market, it certainly is an important step towards safe and healthy weight loss.

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How to dress to go to a music festival or a concert http://ashevilleblog.com/dress-go-music-festival-concert/ http://ashevilleblog.com/dress-go-music-festival-concert/#respond Fri, 04 May 2018 11:51:40 +0000 http://ashevilleblog.com/?p=11659 The music festivals or concerts are those events that we remember for life and today I want to leave you several ideas of looks so you know what to wear. For most people, visiting concerts or music festivals can alleviate stress and if you do not have enough money to go to a concert, a …

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The music festivals or concerts are those events that we remember for life and today I want to leave you several ideas of looks so you know what to wear. For most people, visiting concerts or music festivals can alleviate stress and if you do not have enough money to go to a concert, a quick loans UK can be one of the best solutions.

Although not all of us have the opportunity to go to this festival, if we can inspire ourselves to attend any other festival in our country, so if you would like to dress with a bohemian and original look, this type of look is for you:

Your style with infallible basics:

If you are going to an outdoor festival during the whole day, it is best to opt for the clothes that can not be missing for a summer festival look: shorts or jeans, a t-shirt and some sneakers or booties. Also, you can not miss a jacket. With this combo it is impossible to fail!

Everything is in the details:

The details can be elevated, so first choose a look that fits you well and is comfortable for the concert and then choose the accessories carefully since these are the ones that will add style and attitude to your look.

Avoid:

– Heels since you will not be able to walk easily and you could get tired faster. Heels can cause injury in some situations. Avoid things that can potentially cause injury. Foot injuries are not something you want from a music festival.

– Clothing that makes you feel uncomfortable. As cool as it is, if you do not feel comfortable, you better not use it. Convenience is the main thing when you attend a music festival especially music streams like rock, punk and heavy metal.

– Very hot or too fresh clothes. It is best to take both to be able to shelter and take off your coat depending on the climate and the environment in which you are.

What you should know, going to a concert does not mean endangering you. Keep it fair and always consider all the risks. Do not force yourself to attend a concert if circumstances are not possible. If the atmosphere becomes uncontrollable, get out of the festival area as soon as possible. Some situations may endanger your soul.

Hopefully by reading this article you can better prepare your presence at concerts or music festivals. Good luck and enjoy the music!

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6 Tips That Will Help You Set Up And Run A Pet Store Successfully http://ashevilleblog.com/6-tips-will-help-set-run-pet-store-successfully/ http://ashevilleblog.com/6-tips-will-help-set-run-pet-store-successfully/#respond Thu, 03 May 2018 15:03:52 +0000 http://ashevilleblog.com/?p=11643 Operating a pet store can be incredibly profitable. But just as with all other business, it requires detailed planning and dedication on your part. If you set up a pet store at a good enough location, market it very well, and provide excellent service, you can actually do pretty well in this field. Below, we provide six tips that can help you set up and run a pet store better.

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Operating a pet store can be incredibly profitable. But just as with all other business, it requires detailed planning and dedication on your part. If you set up a pet store at a good enough location, market it very well, and provide excellent service, you can actually do pretty well in this field. Below, we provide six tips that can help you set up and run a pet store better.

Decide Your Niche

Every business needs a clear-cut vision of its niche. So does a pet store. You need to decide what pets you will be focusing on. Will you be catering only to dogs or cats? Or will you cater to both? Will you also be selling items aimed at rabbits, parrots, hamsters, and so on? Ask yourself these questions and you will arrive at a clear-cut answer as to which pets you will cater to in your store. And as a beginner, it is recommended that you only focus on a few pets that people generally have in their homes, like cats and dogs. Setting up a shop catering to all kinds of pets can become incredibly complex and financially taxing. Offering a focused service is the key to success.

Determine The Layout Of The Store

You will also need to determine the layout of the shop. Once the customer enters your store, they should be able to navigate the space with ease. If the sore is too small, then the customers will find it tough to move around the various shelves, which will give them a bad experience of the store. This can eventually dissuade people from coming to your pet shop since they find it too uncomfortable. So, talk with your interior designer and instruct them to make sure that the entire store is easily navigable even for an old person.

Provide Training To Employees

The quality of the employees will have a big effect on how much business your store generates. If the employees are knowledgeable and pleasant in their dealings, the customers will be delighted enough that they will come back to the store. In contrast, if the employees are confused when the customer asks any doubts and they mostly behave in an irresponsible, arrogant manner, then you will end up losing tons of customers. So, ensure that you only select employees who can talk in a friendly manner and that all of them are provided full knowledge of each and every product in the store.

Get Into Partnerships With Local Vets

You should also consider partnering with local vets for mutual benefits. Check out the local yellow pages and create a list of vets near your area. Contact them one by one and set up an agreement where they will refer their clients to your pet store. In return, you can agree to direct any customer looking for a good vet to them. This is a win-win situation for both parties. And once in a while, you can conduct free pet checkups in association with the vet at your store to give a boost to your business.

Offer Grooming Services

Most pet stores only focus on selling products. But you should not limit yourself to sales alone. Expand your business and look into other opportunities to profit from. An excellent choice will be to start offering grooming services to dogs. If the regular customers see that you are offering a dog grooming service, then they are likely to come to you when they want to groom their pet dogs. Make sure to use high quality-products when grooming the pets. For example, if you are removing flea and other pests from a dog, then use a quality product from https://pet-action.com/ rather than a cheap one. This will provide the best results, which will ensure that you get repeat business from customers.

Associate With A Local Animal Shelter

There are many animals that roam the street, living in harsh conditions without any owner. Fortunately, animal shelters do find some of them and provide comfort. You can associate with any local animal shelter and advertise their animals in your store. Just take some pictures of dogs, cats, and other animals, and post it in the store together with the contact details of the shelter. By doing so, customers will start perceiving your shop as being a ‘socially responsible’ one since you are helping poor animals find an owner. And consequently, these customers are more likely to come to your pet store again because of the good identity you have created.  

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