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Survive the Holidays even with an Eating Disorder

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Woman with eating disorderEating disorders and holidays mix terribly. Survivors of eating disorders then experience great difficulty, even suffering, whenever the holidays come. In fact, the holidays, and the food and eating that come along with them can spur the disorders on with their wanton destruction of people’s bodies.

Undergo Treatment First

In the coming holidays, however, things can be different for all of you who have eating disorders. First of all, of course, you can ask for professional help. You can undergo anorexia nervosa treatments, binge eating disorder treatments, and bulimia treatments, which can help you recover from whatever eating disorder you have.

Set Up a Support System

When it comes to coping with the holiday eating, you can do several things to make the time more enjoyable. You can ensure that you have a support system behind you. A therapist, dietitian, or someone from your treatment can act as your support system.

Stay Away from Bad Conversations

Next, throughout the holidays, you can steer clear of talks on diets, New Year’s resolutions, and negative body images. These discussions can only stir up your disorder, even if the talk is not about you. When you do encounter them, you can redirect the conversation or say outright that you wish to talk about something else. You can also go to another room or leave entirely.

Stay for the Good Discussions

When conversations do veer away from food, diets, and body images, you can focus on whatever is being discussed. Focusing on conversations can keep your mind off the food. Alternately, you can think about discussions you like to have with family or dinner guests.

Follow a Meal Plan

With all the food prepared on the table, you can easily feel overwhelmed. Relax, and you can follow your meal plan without skipping any of the food. Eat consciously as well by placing your utensils down after each bite. You will enjoy your food more this way.

With the advice above, and others you can learn online or through treatment, you can survive the holidays in the same way that you survived your eating disorder.


3 Reasons Professional Tooth Whitening is Worth It

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Before and after teeth whitening treatmentIn one survey, researchers found that 80% of Americans want to have whiter teeth. Among that percentage, 85% were women. Moreover, 6 out of 10 people strongly believe that whiter teeth can help them become more confident.

If you’re one of those people, Cal Dental Group and other dental practices list some reasons getting your teeth professionally whitened is worth it.

1. You can protect your teeth from damage.

Many DIY solutions and over-the-counter (OTC) products promise whiter teeth. However, the risk of damaging your teeth, gums, and mouth is high if you don’t know how to use them or if you do overuse them. Getting your teeth professionally whitened by a dentist is the safest way of addressing stained teeth and protecting yourself from potential damage. If you have sensitive teeth, don’t risk damaging your teeth by using OTC and DIY solutions.

2. You get faster and even results.

OTC products and DIY solutions can only do so much. Only a dentist can help you apply a concentrated bleaching gel. This way, you not only get even results, but also a faster return on your money. One trip to the dentist can give you the results you need, unlike OTC products that you need to use for 2 weeks to see changes.

3. You can enjoy whiter, brighter smiles.

Stained teeth can affect one’s confidence. In fact, your smile is one of the things that people first notice when you meet them. Some even believe that bad teeth can get in the way of a work promotion or a potential relationship. If you get your teeth professionally whitened, you can enjoy whiter, bright smiles in no time.

If you have stained teeth, make an appointment with your dentist and get your teeth whitened professionally. Don’t let bad teeth get in the way of enjoying a brighter smile and the perks that come with it.


New Zealand Group Explores Recycling of Cooking Oil as Car Fuel

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Cooking oil recyclingCould a used cooking oil be recycled into diesel fuel for cars? A biodiesel co-operative in Kapiti, New Zealand, aims to find an answer to this question.

Matt Lamason and his friends will collect used cooking oil from restaurants and other local businesses. The co-op decided to launch the sustainable project to find a viable solution in reducing waste cooking oil and greenhouse emissions by 86 percent.

Group Effort

The Kapiti Biodiesel Co-operative currently consists of six members, including Lamason. The group aims to raise $5,500 via a crowd-funding campaign, before launching the first biodiesel product in 2018.

Ramsey Margolis serves as the advisor for the co-op start-up. Instead of planning to “scale up,” the group intends to be a good example to other communities. While the initiative is beneficial to the environment, some industrial energy resources require other means of safe and efficient disposal.

For petroleum products, a waste oil collection tank – offered by firms such as Waste Petroleum Combustion Limited – should be one of your options. Recycling will need to be more prominent in the future, as International Energy Agency (IEA) expects global demand for oil to grow continually through 2040.

Petroleum Demand

The IEA’s 2017 World Energy Outlook showed that trucks, planes and shipping would drive demand for oil consumption worldwide, despite lower usage by passenger cars due to the introduction of fuel-efficient and electric vehicles.

Aside from oil, New Zealand should take advantage of a projected increase in demand for natural gas. The IEA report estimated that global demand for natural gas would rise by 45 percent by 2040.

Cameron Madgwick, CEO of Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand, said that the increase in demand partly stems from natural gas having “half the greenhouse emissions of coal.”

Conclusion

Sustainable projects to recycle energy sources should be more common in New Zealand, especially since consumption will likely remain strong in the next 20 years.


A Short Guide to Marketing Your Hotel

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A Hotel LobbyWhen it comes to marketing your hotel, there are things you need to do to make sure that everything about your business is appealing. At times, it will feel difficult, especially if you do not know well the likes and dislikes of your target audience. 

That, however, does not always have to be that way. There are things that you can do to make your marketing efforts work. And some of them do not have to cost you an arm and a leg. 

If you are seeking help for your marketing efforts, here are some of the tips that you may find useful.

Find the insight

Guests have different wants and dislikes, and it is important that you know what those are. And when you already know, it will be much easier for you to come up with a marketing message that is relevant and relatable.

You can mine insights online by tracking their conversations with the help of analytics. Surveys and interviews work, too.

Dazzle them    

Aesthetics and looks are always highly valued in the hospitality industry. As such, you can dazzle them with beauty! Invest in photography services for hospitality businesses. Highlight the key areas and core services of your establishment. Got a restaurant? Take good pictures of your food and offerings. 

Have a theme

Your marketing campaign should have a look that is easy to recognize. With that, make sure that each of your campaigns follows a theme. That way, it will be much easier for your audience to identify what you want to say, as well as relate to you

Marketing your hotel business is one of the best ways to gain more customers and increase brand recognition. If you want to know more, consult a professional or provider that specializes in hospitality branding and marketing. 


Don’t Put Yourself at Risk: Have Your Faulty Car Recycled Now

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A car junkyardRegardless of the brand, make, and model of your car, you know that it plays a big role in both your personal and professional life. With it, you can enjoy a much higher level of convenience, seeing as it gives you the freedom to go anywhere you want, whenever you want to. It eliminates the need for the use of public transportation, which is not only time-consuming but can be quite a hassle too.

However, seeing that your ride is still a machine consisting of many different mechanical parts, you cannot expect it to last you a lifetime. Of course, routine servicing and prompt repairs will let you enjoy your automobile longer, but once it is too risky to continue using it, you should already consider investing in a fully-functioning one and recycle the non-functional one.

It all boils down to safety

One of the primary reasons to work with CHCH car wreckers is to reduce the risks of falling into the temptation of continued use of a malfunctioning vehicle. It is still quite common for consumers to continue using their automobiles despite the apparent need for a replacement, mainly because they do not want to spend money on purchasing a new one. But safety is something that one should never take lightly, and driving a car that has gone past its intended service life can put one in harm’s way.

And think of all the other people that you share the roads with; continued use of your old and beat up ride can also put them at a massive safety risk.

The eco-friendly way of disposing of unusable vehicles

Much thanks to car wreckers all over the country, you can have the no longer usable car in your driveway or garage taken away and disposed of in an eco-friendly manner. So in addition to safety, wrecking also contributes to the preservation and conservation of the environment.


Here’s How to Become a Better and Respectful Bed and Breakfast Guest

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A woman having breakfast in bedIf you are looking to have a vacation abroad, you have a lot of options when it comes to accommodations. You can go to hotels if you have the dough or you can choose to stay at a hostel if you want to save money. But if you want to enjoy the comfort of a home at a reasonable price, bed and breakfast accommodation might just be what you need.

But being a guest to such accommodation does not give you the license to be too lax and rude, either. If you want to be a better and kinder guest, here are some of the things you might want to keep in mind.

Know your host

As a sign of respect, it would be nice if you get to know your host first. If your time and budget permit, you can get them a gift from your place. Gauge their personality based on your conversations with them. Before you check in, notify your host ahead of time, knowing that they will have to make some preparations to keep you comfortable.

Know the house rules

It is vital that you get acquainted with the house rules. The rules are there to maintain order and more importantly, to protect the host’s property. If you have some concerns with the rules, ask questions immediately to avoid problems and misunderstanding down the line.

Always show up

Whether you are staying in a hotel-type bed and breakfast or a boutique b&b in Bath, it will always be a sign of respect to show up at the table or at any event you are invited. Dress appropriately to signify that you honour their invitation.

Staying in a bed and breakfast accommodation can be one of the best decisions you will make while you are travelling abroad. May the tips above help you form a harmonious relationship with the host.


Save Money on Your Next Car Rental

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A man deciding which car to rentCar rental is a major travel expense. Many factors influence the car rental rates you pay during your trip, so companies like Rent Car Manila know that understanding these factors and making the right choice when choosing a car rental service goes a long way toward reducing your car rental costs.

If you are flying to your holiday destination, then it may be a good idea to book your car rental sedan as part of a consolidated travel package from the same travel agency. This allows you to avail greater discount on your car rental. Most rental car companies partner with at least one airline to offer different types of rewards for renting a car. Airlines also offer different bonus car rental programs that give you extra credit, so it makes sense to inquire about these programs when you make your holiday reservations.

1. Choose a car rental that is suitable for your needs

If you are traveling with a large group of friends or family, then you should probably consider a coach or SUV. Likewise, if you have heavy gear, you need an automobile that has enough space for the extra luggage. But if you don’t have a lot of travel companions or you are traveling light, then a sedan car will be enough for you.

2. Look for online coupon codes

Coupon codes and other discount offers entitle you to certain privileges, such as free car rental days or discounted car rental rates. You should also consider visiting social media fan pages of different car rental providers for ongoing promotions.

If you are a business traveler, you may be eligible for additional discounts if you join a travelers’ club or avail the services of the same car rental company on your consecutive business trips.

Choose the duration of the car rental wisely as it affects your car rental rate. With most providers, monthly and weekly rentals will be significantly lower than daily rental rates.


California coalition urges more forest roads for off-road vehicles

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An 4x4 being driven off roadMembers of the Outdoor Recreation Coalition (ORC) in California reached out to Lassen National Forest officials about a proposal to allow more off-road vehicles on U.S. Forest Service-designated forest roads.

The Forest Service implements a policy across the country that dirt roads where low-clearance vehicles, including sedans, are considered as highways, according to Chris Bielecki, the Lassen forest’s engineer. The presence of off-road vehicles and regular cars on the same road presents safety risks.

Road Clearance

Bielecki said that California law restricts the use of off-road vehicles on highways. However, the ORC only seeks an approval for such vehicles to use forest roads, which is permitted in other states. In California’s Lassen forest, for instance, proponents want more than 225 miles of forest roads to be designated for mixed-use by regular cars and off-highway vehicles.

The plan would include the designation of the road sections in Shasta County, comprising the 34N29, 34N34 and 34N13 roads. An approval would likely require a downgrade of maintenance for these roads, one that only accommodates high-clearance vehicles, Bielecki noted. Chris O’Brien, an Lassen forest ecosystems staff officer, said officials expect to complete road evaluations and proposed a designated maintenance level by March 2018.

Legislative Changes

ORC member Liz Norton suggested reforms to the state’s vehicle code, which would allow off-road vehicles on all dirt roads such as those from an Argo dealer. An approval would be good news since off-road vehicles are “important locally” particularly as a leisure activity, Norton added.

In other states such as New Hampshire, the recreational past-time has become more popular among residents. This led local officials to ramp up safety awareness, especially for teenage drivers. Unlike California, off-road vehicle users in New Hampshire are allowed to drive on highways.

Conclusion

Off-road vehicle driving remains a popular recreational activity, but do you think they should be used on highways?


How to Properly Make Funeral Arrangements

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A woman holding a rose at a funeralPeople deal with a rollercoaster of emotions when a loved one dies, and it’s never easy especially if it’s a sudden passing. Aside from grief, one of the most important aspects one has to deal with is the funeral.

It can be stressful and confusing especially if unplanned, but it helps in the grieving process when arranged properly.

Here’s what to do if you’re dealing with loss but want to ensure that the funeral arrangement goes well.

Choose the right funeral service provider

Are you having a hard time looking for the proper mortuary here in Ogden or are you torn between a traditional burial service and a cremation?

The first thing to do is to look for a funeral service provider that’ll answer all your questions, cater to your specific needs, and help you decide the type of funeral arrangement that will best serve your deceased loved one.

Notify those close to the deceased

Once the services are in place, you now have to inform other relatives and close friends of the deceased about the schedule. It is the family’s decision as to how many should be present during the memorial service, but you should not invite all especially if you opt for a private ceremony.

Putting a notice online or in newspapers of your loved one’s passing is also an option.

Assign roles for the funeral services

Talk to the relatives of the deceased as to who will be the pallbearers or the person assigned for reading the scripture and the eulogy. You may also want to appoint a committee that’ll take care of the flowers, the funeral songs, and the photos you want to be displayed.

Display a guestbook

Having a guestbook is part of the funeral arrangement to acknowledge those who paid their respects to your deceased loved one. After the funeral, you may want to send thank you cards or host a gratitude dinner.

 

Dealing with the loss of a loved one is indeed a trying time. But with some help, it becomes more bearable.


Boutique Hotels and the Ways to Book Them Affordably

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Woman calling the boutique hotel for her reservation Traveling to another country or town is always exciting. However, you also need to have an adequate amount of money to fund not just your travels, but also your accommodation. More often than not, the place where you would stay at takes up a huge chunk of your budget.

Luckily, there are ways for you to book affordable boutique hotels in Baguio City. Casa Vallejo Hotel and other experts list some steps you can follow:

Ring them up

Aside from looking online for the best possible rate, calling the place can give you a better deal. Being respectfully persistent on the phone can give you better deals than clicking and going from one site to another.

Know when to book

Like plane tickets, booking hotel rooms during peak season and peak days would definitely give you a more expensive rate. Booking mid-week during down hours can definitely land you deals you would never have gotten if you booked earlier.

Choose your location

Most people want to have the hotel situation at the most strategic part of town to make it easier for them to go around. Being in the center of everything means paying for a price. Finding a hotel that is near the center, one that would require a reasonable amount of travel time can definitely help you save big bucks when it comes to your lodging needs.

Procrastinate

The early bird catches the worm, but in some cases, booking rooms at the spur of the moment can give you better and cheaper deals. It might not always work for you as there are definitely risks involved in booking the last minute, but the chances of getting a room at a price that you want are definitely possible.

Do not let expensive hotel bookings ruin your holiday. Learn how to book wisely to be able to enjoy Baguio City and surroundings.