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Charged $20 To Breathe: Venezuela Implements ‘Breathing’ Tax Charged $20 To Breathe: Venezuela Implements ‘Breathing’ Tax Venezuela’s largest airport said it’s now charging passengers $20 to breathe clean air, to cover the cost of a newly-installed system to purify air conditioning system. Twitter Rolls Out Photo Tags, Collages Functions The photo-tagging service would make it easier for people to mention different people in the photo without consuming the precious 140 characters of a tweet. Tagged images will appear under the Notifications tab, like regular tweet mentions and favorites. Images would have a “who’s in this photo?” option in which users can mention other Twitter users. Twitter Rolls Out Photo Tags, Collages FunctionsShares Decline As Fed Policy Review Nears Shares Decline As Fed Policy Review Nears On Wednesday, March 19, Asian shares decline, as investors continue to observe the Crimea-Ukraine crisis and wait for the review of the Federal Reserve policy. McDonald’s Faces Lawsuit Over Wage Theft McDonald’s workers in California, Michigan, and New York filed lawsuits against the company, claiming it was “stealing” salaries. McDonald’s Faces Lawsuit Over Wage TheftMobile App Lets Lord & Taylor Customers Pay Using Bitcoin Mobile App Lets Lord & Taylor Customers Pay Using Bitcoin Lord & Taylor department stores now accept Bitcoin payments through ‘Pounce’— a mobile shopping application made by an Israeli startup. Kim Kardashian, Kanye West To Tie The Knot In May Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are just a few months away from getting married, as they have finally chosen a date for their pending nuptials. Kim Kardashian, Kanye West To Tie The Knot In MayWi-Fi On Airplanes Ready For Takeoff Wi-Fi On Airplanes Ready For Takeoff Wi-Fi technology inside aircrafts, which was a big security concern in the past, could soon take off as new technology now allows passengers to surf the web as if they were in a local coffee shop on the ground. Police Arrest 2 Teens After Viral Dog Abuse Video A viral video showing the beating a dog led to the arrest of two teenagers in St. Louis. Police Arrest 2 Teens After Viral Dog Abuse VideoDelta Announces Big Change To Frequent Flier Program Delta Announces Big Change To Frequent Flier Program Delta Air Lines is changing its frequent-flier program to lure higher-spending customers, including business travelers who often book flights on short notice and pay more than bargain-hunting leisure travels. Taco Bell To Serve Waffle Taco, New Breakfast Menu In March Egg McMuffin, meet the Waffle Taco. Taco Bell To Serve Waffle Taco, New Breakfast Menu In MarchLakers Trade Steve Blake To The Warriors Lakers Trade Steve Blake To The Warriors The Warriors have their back-up point guard, and the Swag time Lakers got even swaggier as Steve Blake trades places with Kent Bazemore. Deng To Be Traded A Second Time Just over a month after the Cleveland Cavaliers acquired Luol Deng from the Chicago Bulls, they seem to be putting the All-Star forward on the trading block again as the deadline draws closer. Deng To Be Traded A Second TimeAmerican Wins Gold... For Russia American Wins Gold... For Russia American-born Vic Wild won the gold medal in slalom snowboarding as a Russian. Wild left the country in 2011 after he felt that parallel slalom snowboarding wasn’t a priority for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association.
 
 

Gift Suggestions for Your Man for His Birthday

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Girl offering gift to manWith the many gifts out there, it can sometimes be hard to choose the best one to give the man in your life on his special day. Well, don’t let this become a problem. You can give the perfect present for your man by knowing what he wants or needs in the important aspects of his life.

Supporting his interests

You’d hardly go wrong if you give your man something for his hobbies. For someone who’s a kid at heart and likes to collect action figures, the latest releases from DC and Marvel are great ideas. If he’s into winter outdoor activities, you can get him a pair of snowboard boots from stores like Pedigree Ski Shop to go with his board. A musician could always use new guitar picks and strings or drumsticks.

Helping his career

Your man probably spends most of his waking hours at work. Help him go to work in style by buying him some dress shirts, a briefcase, or even a watch. If he’s an entrepreneur, you can get him personalized supplies like business cards and mailing labels, which will surely be useful in running his venture. Personal protective items, such as sunglasses with UV protection and sturdy work shoes, are good choices for a man who’s often out working in the field.

Encouraging his fitness

However your man stays fit and active, there’s always a gift to help with his fitness goals. If he’s the outdoorsy type and rides his bike or goes for a run to exercise, buy him a device that can track heart rate, calories burned, speed, distance covered, etc. For a gym rat and sports buff, compression apparel and other gear (e.g., baseball bats and football shoulder pads) are a safe bet as gifts.

Choosing the perfect gift to give your man for his birthday shouldn’t be a problem. You just need to get him something useful for the important aspects of his life.

Want Cheaper Car Maintenance? Revisit Your Manual

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Man driving carThe need for maintenance increases as your car spends more time on the road, ageing like a workhorse. With your Porsche, the extra weight of keeping it in its top shape may be challenging that a repair here and there may no longer be cost-effective. Worse, your dealership may not be the best place to look for scheduled visits, much less dedicated maintenance.

It’s wise then to have scheduled maintenance, notes formulamotorsports.com. To ensure lower costs in maintaining your car’s condition, dust off your car’s manual and take advantage of a scheduled plan.

Go back to your car’s manual

Going over the owner’s manual may be unsettling to some, but you only had to look over a few pages in one special section: maintenance schedule. The schedule is a chart that tells you when you should have your car serviced. It also includes all other important work that your car must undergo to complete the maintenance requirements.

The schedule is a guide made by the carmaker, and not from your dealership. So expect nothing but a pure regard for your Porsche, not additional costs for, say, a transmission flush costing over a hundred dollars or worse, an upsell for additional repairs costing hundreds more.

Take advantage of a plan

Porsche offers a scheduled maintenance plan tailored to benefit owners. You can save more over the plan’s life compared to having to pay for individual services every visit or so.

The Porsche plan locks in the total cost of routine maintenance throughout the life of the term, so there are no worries for future inflation. You can also expect quality service as repairs and replacements only use genuine parts. This guarantees confidence as you’re assured of the right service from Porsche technicians.

Different Types of Cartilages and Their Associated Injuries

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cartilage injuryCartilage injuries happen more frequently than many people realize. Sometimes, they manifest as stiffness in the joint or you can find swelling in the area. In most cases, one is barely able to move. Since the cartilage is not like other body tissue because of a lack in blood supply, it does not heal as fast.

When you visit doctors for sports injuries in Provo for cartilage damage, they will be looking to restore either of two functions: the shock-absorbing feature or the work of cartilage as a mold. As a mold, cartilage gives shape to body parts, such as the nose or the ear.

There are three types of cartilages, and each can suffer injury differently.

Elastic cartilage

Elastic cartilage is the most supple and springy type. It forms the outside of the ear, parts of the nose and the epiglottis. A blow to your ear, for example, can deform it, a condition called “cauliflower ear” that tends to affect rugby players.

Fibrocartilage

This is the toughest of the three types and can support a lot of weight. You can usually find it between the spine’s vertebrae and between the pelvis and hipbones. When you injure the fibrocartilage, it is often called a slipped disc.

Hyaline cartilage

Also called articular cartilage, this type is tough and springy. It is located between joints, ribs and around the windpipe. Damage to this cartilage can be so severe that it causes a loss in mobility. Hyaline cartilage can suffer damage from accidents where you land on your knees.

They can also suffer damage over an extended period due to wear and tear.

Fortunately, cartilage damage is treatable in most cases. You can undergo either non-surgical treatment such as physiotherapy, or you can seek minor surgeries. As a rule of thumb, if during sporting activities you injure your knee, ears or nose, seek medical help even if you think the situation will resolve itself.

Popular Trends in Cosmetic Dentistry

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Lady checking her teeth in the mirrorFrom teeth whitening treatments to facial rejuvenation, cosmetic dentistry has come a long way in recent years. An attractive smile is an important attribute and something that can leave a lasting impression. Awareness of cosmetic dentistry has increased in recent years and many people in the UK are on the lookout for affordable and effective treatments performed by a cosmetic dentist.

But, what does cosmetic dentistry has to offer to patients both now and in the future? The key to a positive outcome is to turn to a fully qualified cosmetic dentist. An experienced cosmetic dentist in Kingston, such as Kingston Dental Clinic, will keep up with the latest trends including more efficient ways to improve the appearance of chipped, cracked, misaligned or stained teeth, while ensuring that a patient’s smile and gums remain strong and healthy.

New Takes on Traditional Treatments

An increasing number of cosmetic dentists are promoting power bleaching in the dental practice. This is a process whereby a light is positioned against the teeth to activate the bleaching agent. Other practitioners are continuing to use customised trays. Increasingly, both treatments are available from a single practice and it is down to individual preference on the part of patients who wish to brighten their teeth.

Teeth Straightening

The idea of teeth straightening is not appealing for a lot of patients, since it is associated with metal brackets and wires. However, a cosmetic dentist in Kingston can inform patients about the newest technological advances in teeth straightening technology. Braces do not have to be unattractive anymore and, in some cases, they are hardly necessary. Removable teeth straightening devices, such as Invisalign, have claimed a well-earned place among cosmetic dentistry treatments.

3D Dentistry – A Major Technological Advance

3D dentistry is currently a trending topic in cosmetic dentistry and this is hardly surprising for any cosmetic dentist in Kingston. 3D dentistry incorporates a lot of digital elements and is more accurate and precise than traditional equipment. For instance, a 3D scanner enables a cosmetic dentist in Kingston to have a better view of a patient’s mouth, while high-quality 3D images can show bone and soft tissue in detail. This is particularly helpful when evaluating the potential impact of a treatment.

Smile Clearly

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a beautiful womanWhilst the notion of having a perfectly straight Hollywood teeth is very appealing, it’s the long wait in between, having to live with a face full of metal, that makes people question whether it is worth the discomfort, hassle and potential embarrassment. However, there have been some important advances in the branch of dentistry concerned with teeth straightening, and one of them is the development of clear braces. Harley Street dentists offer this alternative to the traditional metal braces, allowing people to undergo treatment without having to sacrifice their self-confidence.

Clear braces in Harley Street work like metal braces but with clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires. Clear aligners are another form of clear braces that are removable mouth guard-style trays. Patients can explore both when discussing the options available with the dentist, such as those at Harley Street Dental Clinic, during consultations about having their teeth realigned, to find out which clear braces will be best for them in terms of their appearance, functionality and cost.

A Tick for Teens

In Harley Street, clear braces are well suited to self-conscious teenagers, whose teeth and jaw are still in development. They will be able to sort out their teeth, without having to impact the aesthetic of their smile.

Advantages for Adults

Although braces are often given to young teenagers, adults can also get their teeth realigned. They are also as aware of their appearance and many do not want to compromise their work image by wearing metal braces, which are forever associated with gawky adolescence.

Six Month Smiles

These feature small, clear ceramic brackets that have fine tooth-coloured wires joining them together. They are used to realigning the front six social teeth only and the average treatment time is six months, although it can be as little as four months and as many as nine.

Invisalign

A series of transparent plastic aligners that fit snugly over the teeth. Each one has pressure points inside that press on the teeth to nudge them along to alignment. These aligners are removed for eating, drinking anything beyond plain water and for cleaning. They are ultra-thin and can’t be seen once they are in place on the teeth.

SEO: Putting Companies at the Top

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Man writing in a notebookThese days, all companies that want to stay competitive need a digital presence. Although the SEO industry has been around for quite a while, some entrepreneurs or companies remain unfamiliar with the term and benefits.

It means increasing a company’s online search ranking by increasing its searchability or visibility online. Search engine optimization (SEO) agencies in Virginia or other parts of the USA can play an important part of any digital marketing campaign. This is done by increasing keywords online that link back searches to the company’s website.  Although this may sound straightforward, an efficient SEO agency must have a clear understanding of Search Engine Management, Google AdWords, Pay Per Click, and WordPress.

What can SEO agencies do for companies?

1. Search Engine Visibility

An SEO agency helps you get the top spot in search engines by improving the content of your website. Creating good, searchable content increase visits to your website or page. This, in turn, leads to better sales opportunities.

2. Right Target Audience

Aside from increasing website traffic, a good SEO company lets you focus on the target audience for your company. Keywords and phrases that are correctly aligned to your business will increase chances of conversion.

3. Measurable Results

A good SEO Agency is able to give a complete and detailed report on your spending. They can effectively measure results through analytical reports. They are able to report website or social media traffic and volume.

4. Recommendations

A good SEO agency is able to give proper feedback and recommendations based on the results of their report. They can give an honest assessment of what are your needs, based on the analytics.

5. Product Knowledge

A great SEO agency gets to know your brand like its own. They are able to combine creativity and dependability. Searchable content involves choosing the right buzzwords to increase visibility.

An SEO company will help you keep up with your competition. A great one will put you ahead.

American Diners in Singapore Bring it Up a Notch

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Sandwich in an american dinerOne of the most iconic things in the United States is the diner. It is distinctly American and has been emulated in other countries for good reason.

The American diner menu has reached Singapore and it has been a huge success. There are several diners in this progressive city-state, and they bring authentic American flavours in Art Deco settings.

American Favourites

Singapore is famous for its Chili Crabs and it seems that they really know how to cook good crabs, as American-style crab cooking is also a hit in the city’s diners. Maryland crab cakes, as well as soft-shell crabs, retain their roots even as they are brought to the tropics.

One great thing about the diner experience in Singapore is that the range of menu offerings represent the 50 states. These are servings and flavours that are worth the visit to the Garden City.

A Singaporean Twist

The real secret to the Singapore diner success is the way American dishes are interpreted. These are the same hearty meals with large servings of burgers and fries. The food is served in large heaping plates with side dishes and dips. The difference is in the ingredients. This is Singapore, where Europe meets the Far East, and even American tastes are sublimated to this overall fusion.

You can have large servings of burgers made with Wagyu beef, truffle-infused mayonnaise, and three different kinds of cheese, among other ingredients. This goes perfectly with alcohol versions of milkshakes and slushies.

Singapore has elevated the diner fare and made it their own. The big robust flavours of Southeast Asian spices do not need to be ubiquitously represented in every dish. Diners just need to remember that there’s a difference between Singaporean and American flavours. The latter are bolder and more decadent.

This is not just about a hearty breakfast or lunch. This is about bringing more flavours with a wider range of ingredients than what is available for the original 1950s diners.

Effectively Overcoming Mental Injuries After a Car Accident

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Medical Health FacilityAutomobile accidents can be traumatizing. For those who are lucky enough to come out of them alive, there are still issues that you need to address. And that doesn’t even involve the car in most cases.

For those who suffered mental and psychological injuries due to this unfortunate event, you will need to see to your inner healing as well. Here are ways that you can start the process.

Do As the Doctor Ordered

Your physical status can affect your mental health. No matter how minor your accident is, you should not set aside having yourself checked for possible injuries. Once you’ve done that, make sure you follow through on your doctor’s advice.

If you need to visit a chiropractor for car accidents here in Salt Lake City, then do so. It will set your mind at ease, and that’s when mental trauma can begin to heal.

Find Time For Yourself

Healing takes time, and that is true whether it’s your physical, emotional, or mental health. Ask for a break from work. Have a “staycation” at home or a nearby inn. Find time to meditate or just visit your favorite hangouts.

Call on friends and family and ask if you can stay over at their place for a time. Remember, there are some ways to take a break, and it doesn’t need to be expensive.

Seek Legal Advice

Stress can further damage anyone with mental trauma. Even for those who are mentally stable, pressure from insurances, repairs, payments and possible court cases due to the accident can be debilitating.

Find a law firm who can competently deal with your legal and insurance concerns while you’re still recovering. Just stay connected and available when they do need to confer with you.

Your mental healing is an important part of your overall health. You cannot ignore the damage done just because you can’t see them externally. Take the time to focus on your mind’s stability for you to move on from this tragedy.

Keys to Investing in Real Estate

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House Financing MortgageShows about investing in real estate, specifically, flipping properties, have been famous for quite a while now. They make the venture appear simple but the truth is, investing in and making money from real estate can be difficult.

Still, it is a good way to make money.

Capital Gains and Cash Flow

The concept of flipping is simple: buy low, fix up the property, and then sell it for a profit. The shorter the time you hold the property, the better the profit. The disadvantage of this method is usually the tax consequences since you will be taxed a higher rate for selling property that you’ve held for less than a year and a day.

The other way to earn is to buy property for the purpose of gaining rental income. You can use this along with the previous method; however, it will be difficult to sell the property if you have a tenant living there.

On the other hand, buying property with the intention to rent it out means you keep the property for a while, and once it appreciates in value, you can sell it.

Know the Local Market

Real estate investing is a local game. If you need to take out a mortgage, seek a mortgage lender here in Fort Myers. Remember to study the terms well as this can spell the difference between profit and loss. Your mortgage represents the freedom with which you have to work on your property, so it’s best to be cautious.

When starting out in real estate investing, it’s best to begin in an area you know intimately. Whether it’s around your residence or your workplace, you have an edge because you have some familiarity with the market. Even areas you only pass through can be great places to look at.

Having regular access to the place of your investment is always best.

One final point: make sure to study your investment options well and always invest only when you are fully ready for all its ups and downs.

Gorgeous and Healthy

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Women with a healthy teeth smilingThere’s quite a difference between having strong, healthy teeth and having lovely looking teeth. Ideally, people would like both. It is relatively easy to keep teeth strong and healthy with a diligent, twice-daily oral hygiene routine and bi-annual trips to the dentist for check-ups and professional cleanings. However, keeping teeth looking lovely is a whole other ball game. And that’s where cosmetic dentistry in Barnsley comes in.

In Barnsley, cosmetic dentistry is the umbrella term for all those treatments that keep people’s teeth looking fresh and clean. The mouth and teeth come into contact with more foreign stuff than anywhere else on the body apart from the hands. Think of all the drinks and food that go in the mouth, as well as the sticky fingers, the things that need to be held when the hands are full, like tickets or keys– no end of stuff. Some of our foods and drinks, like tea, coffee and berries, can stain the teeth. So can tobacco. Then there are all the other things that can happen to the teeth. They can take quite a battering during sport. Sometimes they never grew through perfectly either.All of these problems are the kinds of things that cosmetic dentistry in Barnsley can fix, and the treatments are available from highly skilled dentists such as those at PDC Dental.

Cosmetic dentists need to be artists as well as good dentists. They need to understand what makes teeth look great in terms of size, shape and colour, and how these vary from one individual mouth to another.

Very popular these days are cosmetic braces. These are braces that are designed to correct mild to moderate misalignments, usually only on the front six or so teeth, which are the ones most on show. Fixing this kind of problem can take only a few weeks to a few months, depending on what the issues are. And not only will the teeth look better, they will also last longer, as straight teeth are not as prone to decay and gum disease as wonky ones.

Other cosmetic dentistry treatments improve the look of the teeth in terms of repairing damage.