Price Comparison Websites: Your Personal Shopping Counsel

If you’ve got to buy a laptop online, but don’t want to feel disappointed by knowing in the end that it was available at a lower rate at any other website, then checking on the price comparison websites is the best way out for you. These websites can save you cupom de desconto approve from the ridicule of your nosy neighbors and colleagues who have the annoying habit of telling you that they could have recommended a better place to get that item cheaper.

The easy access of internet and its prevalence in the day to day activities has led to a sudden surge in eCommerce. Many eCommerce portals are arising on a daily basis with each passing day creating heavy competition among them making the end user the biggest beneficiary. Price comparison websites help you in taking great advantage of this surge.

5 ways in which price comparison websites help you:

1. Save you from visiting each and every eCommerce portal: The new eCommerce portals offering discounts and offers are increasing in number with each passing day and hence it is becoming more difficult to scavenge all the portals to get the best deals. Price comparison websites provide you the great opportunity to see the price of the required commodity on all popular portals on the single page hence, they save a lot of time spent in searching for the best offer and also avoid the chances of missing on that particularly great offer.

2. Give you the latest price updates and offers: Price comparison websites also give latest offers and price updates to their users and hence you get to know about the latest deals without wasting any time at all. You get these alerts and updates right in your inbox and app and hence you always remain updated about the trending products and offers. Price comparison websites also offer various coupons and discount vouchers for shopping portals which can be an extra add-on for a buyer.

3. Help you set up price drop alerts: Allowing you to set up price drop alerts for the particular product you need at an optimum cost is another great featured offered by price comparison websites. This features lets you mark particular products so that you can buy them when they are on their lowest pricing. This is not only economical way of shopping, but also makes the purchase sensible not merely guided by sheer instincts.

4. Help you in making an informed decision: Getting the prices, offers and discounts of the required product at one place gives you the advantage of choosing the lowest offer. But, price comparison websites offer something more than that. They give you complete specifications of the product and you can compare it with other products of the similar category to judge the value for money of the product. They also give you the reviews, ratings and feedback of other users of that product on any particular websites so that you can make a choice depending not only on the price but other factors as usability, delivery and quality of the product and hence make an informed decision.

5. Save you from paying exorbitant price for anything: Last but not the least price comparison websites can be your best shopping partner as they save you from paying exorbitant price for any product or service as you get a chance to compare and evaluate the product on various factors ranging from price, quality, delivery to usability feedback from other users and that saves you from getting duped by fake claims of various websites trying to fleece you by making tall claims.

In this tech savvy world internet has opened up a whole new world of opportunities and grasping the right one has become tricky looking at the multitude of choices and in such a situation seeking the help and assistance of a comparison partner just comes as an added bonus to you.

How to Make It As a Fitness Model!

People that follow my stuff know I generally write about nutrition, supplements, training, and other topics that are more science based than subjective topics, such as what is covered in this article. I decided to shuck my science geek persona, and write on a topic I know will be helpful to thousands of would be and want to be fitness models.

As well a known “hard core” science based no BS writer, why I am writing what some will perceive as a “fluff” article? Over the years I have gotten hundreds, perhaps thousands, of gals that ask me via email, letters, or in person “how do I become a fitness model Will? You have been in the business a long time, surly you of all people should know.” bulk cbd gummies I get this from newbies and I get this from women that have been at it a while but have been unable to “break in” effectively.

The fact is, I have been in the fitness, health, and bodybuilding biz a long time, and though I am known as a science and nutrition based “guru” type, I have trained many a fitness athlete, and judged fitness and figure/bikini shows for the NPC, Fitness America, Fitness USA, and other federations as well as given marketing and business advice to all sorts of athletes, including fitness models. So, it’s not as far fetched as it might seem that I am going to use this space to cover a non scientific topic, which is, how one goes about being a fitness model.

This article will be useful to both experienced and novice types looking to “break in” to the biz. If you are already a professional and successful fitness model, I am sure you may still glean some useful information from this article.

First the bad news, there is no one way to become a successful fitness model. There is no single path or magic secret. There are however some key things a person can do to greatly improve their chances of “making it” in the fitness biz as a model, and perhaps using that success as a launching pad to greater things, such as movies, TV, etc.

Several of the top fitness models (Trish Stratus and Vicki Pratt come to mind but there are many others) have gone onto careers in entertainment of all kinds. Bottom line, though there is no magic secret to being successful as a fitness model, this article will be about as close to a blueprint for success as you will find.

“Do I need to compete?”

This is a question I get asked all the time and it’s not an easy one to answer. In fact, the answer is (drum roll) yes and no. The person has to deicide why they are competing in the first place to answer that question. For example, do you need to compete if your goal is to be a successful fitness model?

The answer is no. Many of today’s well-known fitness models have never competed, or they competed in a few small shows and it was clearly not part of their success as fitness models. However, competing does have its potential uses.

One of them is exposure. At the upper level shows, there will often be editors, publishers, photographers, supplement company owners, and other business people. So, competing can improve your exposure. Also, competing can make sense if you are trying to build a business that is related to your competing or will benefit from you winning a show. bulk cbd gummies

For example, say you have a private training gym you are trying to build. Sure, having the title of say Ms Fitness America, or winning the NPC Nationals and being an IFBB pro, will help your reputation and the notoriety of your business. There are many scenarios were it would help to have won a show for a business or other endeavors.

On the other hand, it must be realized that winning a show does not in any way guarantee success in the business end (and it really is a business) of being a fitness model. The phone wont ring off the hook with big offers for contracts. Also, it’s very important to realize that it’s common that the 4th or 6th or 8th place finisher in a fitness or figure show will get more press than the winner. Why? Though the winner might have what it took to win that show, it’s often other gals the editor, publishers, supplement companies etc, feel is more marketable.

I have seen it many times where the winner was shocked to find she didn’t get nearly the attention she expected and other girls who placed lower have gotten attention in the form of photos shoots, magazine coverage, etc. Something to keep in mind when you ask yourself the important question “do I need to compete and if so, why am I competing?” Answer that question, and you will know the answer to the heading of this section. Winning a title of some sort can be a stepping stone, but it is not in itself any guarantee of success in the fitness industry. It’s like a college degree; it’s what you do with it.

Now. If you compete for the fun of it, then by all means go for it, but the above is focusing on competing as it relates to the business aspect of being a fitness model.

Right body, wrong federation?

Ok, so after reading the above you have decided you are going to compete, or will compete again. If you don’t plan to compete, you can skip this section. The biggest mistake I see here is so many gals have the right body for the wrong federation. Each federation has its own judging criteria and a competitor will do poorly simply because they didn’t bother to research which show would be best suited for them.

I will give you a perfect real world example of this. Recently I judged a show whose criteria for the figure round was the women should be more on the curvy softer side with some tone, vs. being more muscular and athletic with less bodyfat that other federations might allow. At this show one of the most beautiful women I have ever seen came out. She was very proportional, great muscle tone, lean, and athletically shaped with narrow hips and waist and wider shoulders. How did she do at this show? She didn’t even place in the top ten!

Why? Because she was not what we were instructed to look for and didn’t fit the criteria. After the show I informed her that she looked great, but this may not the federation for her. I told her she had much more of an NPC type body, where a little more muscle, athletic build, and less bodyfat is rewarded.

The following week I was judging an NPC fitness, figure, and bodybuilding show and there she was. How did she do? She won the entire show with all judges voting her number one unanimously.

Conversely, if your body type tends to be more rounded and toned, but with a little more bodyfat, wider (but not fat!) hips, you may be better off competing in say the Fitness America Pageants. If you are going to compete:

(1) find out exactly what the judging criteria is for that federation and

(2) go see those shows as a spectator for several different federations and see which one your physique, style, etc will fit into best.

(3) You have to decide if you truly have the athletic abilities to compete in a fitness competition (which requires a routine) or a figure/bikini competition.

I often see women who would do well in a figure show but really don’t have the athletic abilities do the routines required to be competitive with other athletes in the show. Some shows will allow you to do both competitions and some wont.

Networking 101: dos and don’ts…

In so many respects, this is the area that will make or break you in any business, and yet, people in the fitness industry do an amazingly poor job at it. If you don’t network and market yourself properly, you can pretty much forget about having any real success as a fitness model, or a success in virtually any business. For the sake of space, we will stick to fitness.

When I first started out, I was a self marketing machine. I could be found at every show I thought might be an opportunity, walking the isles of trade shows, bodybuilding, shows, fitness show, and others. I gave out a zillion cards and I took a million home with me, and followed up on each and every one. I went to as many industry related meetings, outings, parties, etc. as I could get into. I now have the reputation and experience in the industry that I don’t have to go to such a show unless I feel like it, or have meetings, but they were quite helpful in the beginning.

I am always amazed at the number of fitness models who contact me who have never even been to the Arnold Classic Fitness Weekend, or the Mr. Olympia, or the trade shows like the NNFA Expo West and others. If you want to make it in the fitness business you sure as hell had better treat it like a business.

I have seen many a pretty girl who wants to be a fitness model who thinks if they stand there looking pretty long enough, someone is going to offer to put their face on the cover of a magazine. News flash, there are millions of beautiful women out there and to be noticed, you have to hussle to get that business like everyone else by networking your butt off, or having a good agent (if you can afford such a thing) who is doing it for you.

Pick a few major industry shows to attend (some of which were mentioned above) and go to them every year. Have a plan of attack of exactly how you plan to market yourself and network. Many fitness models, bodybuilders, etc see a show as one big party. If that’s you, then have fun at the party, but don’t think you are really marketing yourself as a serous business person or athlete.

Another thing that always amazes me is the number of fitness models who either have no business cards, or have some cards they printed up on their bubble jet printer at home! They ask me to help them or what ever and I say “give me your card” and they look at me like “I am so pretty I should not need a card you fool.” This attitude turns off editors, photographers, writers, and industry people faster then if they found out you were really a transvestite. Don’t do it. For every pretty girl out there who thinks the world owes them a favor, there are 100 who are ready to act like professionals.

Ever wonder why some fitness model you know is doing better than you are even though you know you are prettier than her? That may be why…never ever go to a show to network without good cards, bios, and professionally done head and body shots you can give to said editors, publishers, photographers, industry types, etc. Don’t stand around looking pretty assuming they will find you, find them first and introduce yourself. And of course it should go without saying you should be in good condition and have something of a tan to look your best.

You want to go to the shows and party? Fine, but do it in private after the work is done and don’t make a fool out of yourself at some industry sponsored get together. Hell, I was virtually poured into a cab at last years Arnold Classic after going to a sushi place with some well know industry types and companies owners (you know who you are!) but at least no one saw me! We had our own little private get together after the show to let loose.

Let me give you one final real world example of how NOT to market yourself. Last year I was on retainer as a consultant to a mid sized supplement company. The owner of the company asked me if I knew a couple of fitness model types that could work his booth for a trade show. In fact, he requested “unknowns, some new faces people had not seen yet but had real potential to grow with the company.” I went and found him two such gals I thought fit the bill.

He offered to pay their flights, room, and food plus a thousand dollars each for the days work. The two girls were told to be at the booth 9am sharp. The night before at the hotel, I saw the two girls getting in a cab at 11pm or so dressed to kill, clearly on their way out to party. The next day they showed up at the booth an hour and a half late and hung over! What was the result of this? (1) it embarrassed me to no end as I had recommended them to the company owner (2) they would never get work from that company again (3) they would never get any work from me again and (4) they would not get a reference from either of us for other jobs.

I see this type of thing all the time in the fitness biz, and it’s not limited to fitness models. Amazingly, a few weeks after the show they emailed me and the company owner wanting to know when their next job would be! Amazing…

Who loves you baby?

If there is one universal truth, it’s that the camera either loves you or it does not. Any professional photographers will tell you this. For some unknown reason, some people are very photogenic and some are not. Truth be known, there are some well known fitness models (who shall remain nameless as they would probably smack me the next time they saw me) who are not all that attractive in person. It’s just that the camera loves them and they are very photogenic, but not terribly pretty in person.

Conversely, I have seen the reverse many times; a girl who is much better looking in person than in photographs. Such is the fate of the person who wants to be a model of any kind, including a fitness model. If you find you are not very photogenic, keep working with different photographers until you find one that really captures you well and pay that photographer handsomely!

Now, to be bluntly honest, there are also some want to be fitness models who are not “unphotogenic”, they’re just “fugly”! There are some people out there who have no business trying to be fitness models. It does not make them bad people, it just means they need to snap out of their delusions and find a profession they are better suited for, like radio personality….

“How do I get in the magazines?”

This section sort of incorporates everything I have covered above, and adds in a few additional strategies. For example, as I mentioned before, competing in fitness shows and or figure/bikini shows can increase your exposure, thus getting the attention of some magazine publisher or photographer. Networking correctly at the various trade shows may also have the same effect, and of course having a good portfolio done by a photographer that really captures your look, a good web site, etc., will all increase your potential for getting into the magazines, or getting ad work, and so on.

However, all of these strategies are still somewhat passive versus active in my opinion. It’s still the fitness model waiting to be “discovered.” As far as I am concerned, waiting is for bus stops and pregnancy tests. Success waits for no man…or woman as the case me be. So, after all the above advice is taken into consideration as having an added effect to getting you magazine coverage, what else can be done?

For one thing, you should read and be familiar with all the magazines you want to be in so you know who is who and what the style of the different magazines are. I can tell you right now, if say the Editor-in-Chief of a good sized fitness or bodybuilding publications and says “hi, I am the Bob Smith what’s your name?” and the fitness model has no idea who Bob Smith is, Bob will not take kindly to that. Why should he? You should know who the major players are in the publications you want to be seen in. He is doing you the favor, not the other way around. You should know who the major players are and actively seek them out, don’t wait for them to “discover” you.

If you look at the masthead inside any magazine, it will tell you who the publisher is, who the Editor-in-Chief is and so forth. The mailing address for that magazine, and often the web site and email, can also be found. What is to stop you from looking up those names and mailing them your pictures and resume directly? Nothing, that’s what. If you see a photo spread you think is really well done, what is to stop you from finding out who the photographer is and contacting them directly and sending them your pics? Nothing, that’s what.

My point being, you want a get a break in the business, make the break, don’t sit there thinking it’s looking for you, because it’s not. Be proactive, not reactive! Luck is the residue of design. Be successful by design. As my older brother used to say to me as a kid when I told him I was too scared to ask out a pretty girl “what’s the worst that can happen Will? All she can say is no.” That’s the worst that can happen to you also.

Beware of web idiots, schlubs, morons, perverts, scum bags, and sleazoids!

This part is sort of self-explanatory but worth mentioning. As with all industries that deal in entertainment based media (e.g., television, theater, modeling, etc.), the fitness industry attracts its far share of web idiots, schlubs, morons, perverts, scum bags, and sleazoids, to name just a few.

There is also the class of person known as the schmoe, but we will leave that for another place and time. Point is you want to meet the right people while not getting involved with that group of worthless types who will only drag you down, delay you, or just flat out screw you up and over.

For example, a guy comes up and says he wants to “shoot you” for the magazines, but what do you really know of this guy? He has a camera and some business cards, so that makes him a photographer right? Wrong! If someone want to shoot you and they are not a well-known name (and you should know who the well known photographers are because you researched that already!), find out who they are. Do they have references you can call? Girls you can contact he has shot before and were happy with the work? What magazines has he published in? Does he do it professionally or as a hobby? That type of thing.

Another thing I see is the big web scam. I’m amazed how many girls get scammed by these web idiots. Lesson here is you get what you pay for, so when some person wants to build you a web site for free, you are getting what you pay for. Yes, there is good money to be made on the ‘net, and the net can be great for marketing yourself and making contacts, but most of it’s a scam.

You are better off paying a good web designer and web master who has experience with other fitness model types and has references you can talk to. I can’t tell you the number of girls who have been screwed over by some internet thing that went to hell, like the “fan” who volunteers to build a free web site and either runs off with any money made from the site or puts their picks on porn sites and any number of other things that made them regret like hell ever agreeing to the site in the first place. Discount Code

Clearly, I can’t go down the list of all the possible pitfalls of the web idiots, schlubs, morons, perverts, scum bags, and sleazoids out there to be found in the entertainment business, but you get the idea. Be careful!

Conclusion.

Well that pretty much concludes my down and dirty guide to the basics of “making it” as a fitness model. Of course there are tons of business related issues I could cover and tricks I could give, but the above is the best advice you are going to find in s small space and will do more for you-if properly followed-than you may realize.

Good luck and see you in the magazines!

The Wonderful World Of Gummi Candy

People have certain preferences when it comes to candy. They will drive miles out of their way to search for their favorite sweet treat. When their preferred candy is discontinued, they search online for hours trying to find it in a nostalgic candy store. cbd gummies no corn syrup how to make They have even been known to grease the palms of wholesalers to get their own personal stash. One type of treat that can incite a riot when supplies run low is gummi candy.

What began with only gummi bears has now expanded to include an entire zoo of gummi creatures. There are worms, butterflies, fish, snakes, and even tasty tarantulas and lightning bugs. These come in a rainbow of styles and flavors that tempt the taste buds of anyone who loves chewy candy. Not only do these treats make yummy snacks, children like to play with them and have even been known to incorporate them into school projects.

We are not limited to animals when it comes to gummi treats. There are also hot dogs, rings, raspberries, and mini pizzas. The best candy stores carry an entire lunch bag of gummies, which includes the tasty pizzas, hot dogs, and some gummi burgers and fries. It seems many foods have gone gummi and it is about time! These small treats look just like the real things, allowing a candy store to make some creative displays. Anyone who has never tasted a gummi pizza should try one.

If a regular gummi treat has become run of the mill, there are also sour and krunch style goodies. Sour gummies have an excellent taste that puckers the lips. Surprisingly, some people think it is easier to shovel larger quantities of these into their mouths than regular gummies. Krunch bears create a fun feeling inside the mouth and are definitely worth a try.

People who are watching their weight need not despair because there are sugar free gummies. These allow dieters to satisfy their sweet tooth without worry of putting on extra pounds. where can i buy cbd gummies online Sugar free gummies are also perfect for diabetics and anyone who wants to prevent tooth decay. Shoppers are often amazed at the variety of sugar free treats.

With such a wide selection available, it is no wonder that gummi candy has become so popular. We can sample animals, vegetables, and even objects created in gummi form. Even within the gummi world, people have their favorite shapes and flavors. Some regular, sour, or krunch gummies will put a smile on anyone’s face.

How to Safely Buy Diamond Rings Online

Nowadays the internet is always advancing and, because it has been around for a significant time now, people are starting to trust it and believe it is safe to make large purchases involving a lot of cash online. But is this really safe? Could you potentially be made to pay too much or be forced to part with your money and not receive the item?

Jewelery, particularly diamond jewelery, is still a sticking point for some people as they want to make sure that they are buying the real thing and don’t trust internet vendors not to trick them. Engagement rings But, if you are sensible about it, it is just as safe to buy diamond rings online as it is from the shops, and probably easier too.

When you want to make a purchase like this online then the first thing to do is make sure you take down all the information. Make a print off of the exact description of what you bought and if you are uncertain when it arrives, get it checked by a local jeweler who can tell you whether or not it matches up to the description. By wary if there are no clear or large pictures of the item- if you want to check what it looks like then feel free to ask the vendor for a better picture so you can be sure what you are getting.

Never be scared of asking questions if there is anything that you want to know. If the retailer seems reluctant or is not clear in the answer then ask again. If what they were selling is genuine then they would be only too happy to answer your questions to ensure you felt happy about their goods and services. By providing you with good feedback they will be giving good customer service which is important to any business- and you are more likely to recommend them to your friends.

Along the same lines, if you can then try to find reviews of the site: either online or through friends, and check that all past customers have been happy with their purchases. If not then why is this? If it was a problem with the description not matching the product then be wary of this and reconsider buying from that company.

If you are happy and decide to buy online then make sure that the site accepts credit or debit cards. If it does then this is the best way to pay as if something goes wrong then your bank will help to back you and you can get help with canceling the transaction and claiming the money back if the product is not satisfactory.

Finally, if you can then ask for a certificate of authentification with your purchase so you can be sure that it is genuine. It may be slightly more expensive to get a certificate confirming the grading, but don’t you think it is worth it in the long run?

As long as you are careful then buying diamond rings online should be easy and safe. Always check the returns policy and never enter in to a sale unless you are completely satisfied.

Differences in Daily Fantasy Sports Sites

There are only two main sites that users can choose from to play daily fantasy, DraftKings and FanDuel. Both sites share similarities but at the same time are drastically different. Both are similar in popularity and have been around since the beginning of daily fantasy sports. 토토사이트 Both sites offer hundreds of contests and pay out millions of dollars every day. The sites pay out at an identical rate and the contests offer the same rewards on both sites. So how do you choose which one to use?

The answer is pretty simple; try both of them out and choose which one you like more. Both sites will pay out the same. So, profitability and your chances of winning are basically undistinguishable between the two. The difference between the sites is how you build your lineup for your daily contests. For example, in daily NBA contests, on DraftKings you choose eight players and on FanDuel you choose nine players. DraftKings gives you a salary cap of $50,000, allowing you to choose eight players with combined salaries of $50,000 or less. On FanDuel, you have a $60,000 salary cap to choose nine players to fit into your lineup. Salaries of each player are different on each site. A popular opinion is that you can have more superstars or more higher salaried players on FanDuel because of the higher salary cap. This may be true, but everyone else you are competing against also gets more superstars or better players so it does not really make a difference.

FanDuel’s lineups are constructed of two point guards, two shooting guards, two small forwards, two power forwards, but only one center. DraftKings’ lineups are constructed of one of each of the five positions (PG, SG, SF, PF, C) and then one guard, so you must choose a point or shooting guard, one forward, either a small or power forward, and then finally a “Utility” player (this mean you can choose any player at any position) So the main difference between the sites is the strategy you use to construct your lineups. I suggest going and playing around on both sites and seeing which one you like better.

I would suggest choosing one site and playing that one only, not both. The strategies are different for both sites so once you choose you will want to stick with one and perfect your own strategy of building daily lineups. Bouncing back and fourth between sites will just be more challenging and require more time and research. Once you figure out which site you want to use, use it everyday and perfect your own strategy. The more times you play and the more experience you gain in creating lineups, the better you will become. There is a skill in building these lineups daily and with all skills you have to practice them to get better.

Certified Organic Pet Foods Are the Only Organic Pet Foods That Are Regulated by the USDA

The pet food market is flooded with all kinds of organic claims. However, only a few of these claims have been substantiated by a third party. Only USDA certified organic pet foods provide the assurance of strict regulation, verification, and legal enforcement to support their status as truly organic. Organic claims made without USDA certification are not subject to any kind of regulation. Such claims are based solely on the manufacturer’s word and, as such, 먹튀검증 may or may not be true. So, as you might guess, abuse of the term ‘organic’ is unfortunately quite common in the pet food industry.

What you might not realize is that USDA certified organic pet foods are currently subject to the same regulations which apply to organic foods for human consumption. All the ingredient choices and manufacturing processes involved in the production of USDA certified organic pet foods must therefore comply with the National Organic Program (NOP) standards established by the USDA. USDA certified organic pet foods must contain at least 95% organic ingredients and all ingredients must be fully traceable from their sources to specific production batches. Furthermore, NOP standards prohibit the use of conventional ingredients if organic versions are available; exceptions are made in cases where certain organic ingredients aren’t available and the only options are conventional varieties (e.g., calcium carbonate and fish). NOP standards also prohibit the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). If a conventional, or non-certified organic, ingredient, such as citric acid, is used, a non-GMO certificate must be provided by the organic producer. As well, NOP standards prohibit the use of ingredients which were treated with antibiotics or hormones, as well as the inclusion of potentially toxic synthetics, such as artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives, in certified organic pet foods.

Finally, NOP standards prohibit the use of potentially or known toxic chemicals during the manufacturing or storage of USDA certified organic pet foods. For example, highly toxic sanitizers cannot be used on food preparation surfaces, and neither ingredients nor the final pet food products can be fumigated with pesticides. Only pesticides and sanitizers that are known to be safe are allowed in the manufacturing facilities or storage areas of companies that produce certified organic pet foods.

Documentation for all ingredients used in the manufacture of USDA certified organic pet foods must be provided in the form of a current organic certificate for each ingredient.

USDA organic certification of pet foods mandates compliance with all USDA NOP regulations and requires, at minimum, an annual inspection of the manufacturing facility by a USDA-accredited organic certifying agency. All books and records concerning ingredients, food handling plans within the facility, and final products must be available for inspection by the USDA or its accredited certifiers; records for any given production run must be retained for possible inspection for several years.

USDA certified organic pet food products must disclose the name of the organic certifying agency and mostly also display the USDA organic seal. The organic certificate for each USDA certified organic product should be made freely available by the manufacturer to any customer requesting it.

A final thought: organic claims other than those made under the assurance of USDA certification are often used by pet food manufacturers to increase their sales. Even if manufacturers claim to use organic ingredients that are free of hormones, antibiotics, or GMOs, such claims are not verified by an unbiased party and, most importantly of all, cannot be verified by you, the consumer.

As one State compliance officer at the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) recently noted, “… It is buyer beware of any pet food product that does not show that it is certified by one of the NOP certification agents”.

Twelve Precise Parallels Between DPTSD From Adult Life and DPSTD From Infancy

The original trauma is experienced by the infant as being a life-threatening event, because indeed, to all mammalian species, separation from mother to a baby means death. In every aspect this is the same PTSD disorder. The only apparent difference is that the shift to the earlier trauma involves a shift to the earlier mind/brain/reality/feelings/behavior/ chemistry/physiology/body movements/level of affective expression and anatomic sites in the brain that were active and developing at the precise time of the original trauma during infancy. The shift to earlier mind/brain/reality gives the appearance of this being a totally different disorder, but in actuality it is exactly the same and meets full DSM criteria for delayed PTSD.

Similarities between PTSD from adult life and delayed PTSD from infancy include:

1. The original symptom-defining trauma for both is an overwhelming event. To the adult combat veteran it might be terrifying experiences of carnage and death, usually associated with sudden sharp, loud noises. To the infant it is anything the infant might experience as a threat of separation from the mother. These sometimes subtle traumas are not recognized as being upsetting to a baby, and might include taking a brief vacation and leaving the baby for a few days with someone who is totally trustworthy, caring and reliable. The problem is, the baby doesn’t know that, and the baby might be terrified of abandonment and death, a fear that goes back thousands of years with all mammalian species. Other infant separation traumas include moving to a new house and the mother busying herself making the new place look like home, or a tragedy happening to an older child, taking away the mother’s attention, or the father doing something foolish that upsets the mother and emotionally produces a separation trauma to the baby.

2. The initial symptom-precipitating trauma, years or decades later, matches or resembles the original symptom-defining trauma in some way. Most often it is a loud noise that precipitates the initial flashback in the veteran – or it can be any other element of war. In the infant it is a separation from some other “most important person” years of decades later that precipitates the initial step back in time.

3. The symptom-precipitating trauma triggers a survival mechanism for both, which applies to all species, at all ages, and in general enhances survival more often than not. Otherwise it would not be built in as an adaptive measure for survival.

4. The survival mechanism can be mal-adaptive, in both war trauma and in schizophrenia.

5. In both, the person returns partially to the entire earlier gestalt, i.e., the earlier mind/ brain/reality/feelings/behavior/chemistry/physiology/body movements and anatomic sites in the brain that were active and developing at the precise time of the original trauma.

6. The negative symptoms are the same for both (these result from the enormous process of repression, beginning at the time of the original trauma, which forces unpleasant thoughts, events and feelings out of the conscious mind.

7. The positive symptoms are the same. These are represented by wild chaotic behaviors associated with thoughts, feelings, memories and actions connected with the original traumas – whether these overwhelming thoughts and feelings occurred during infancy or from terror associated with trauma of adult life.

8. The precursors of delayed PTSD are the same, whether caused by terrifying experiences from infancy or from adult life.

9. The defensive wall is the same (a massive shield of repression stemming from the original traumatic event).

10. Precursors and negative symptoms in both are attempts to suppress or repress the painful experience of the original trauma.

11. The one-directional correlation is the same. The war didn’t start because twenty years later someone had a flashback, and the infant trauma did not occur because years or decades later someone developed schizophrenia, or because someone developed neurobiological change.

12. The age of origin of schizophrenia can be determined clinically because the symptoms of the patient match the feelings/behavior/reality of the infant when the original trauma occurred, and the age when the war trauma occurred can be determined clinically too-because the symptoms match trauma from war, and we know how old the veteran was when he experienced the trauma of war.

Thus we have twelve precise parallels between delayed PTSD from infancy and delayed PTSD from adult life. These are so precise that schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder and the other psychotic and non-psychotic depressions actually meet all DSM criteria for delayed Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.

In addition to adding to the understanding of the disorder, this takes away the stigma of being labeled schizophrenic, bipolar, etc.

Dr Clancy McKenzie is a widely acclaimed authority on the understanding of origins, mechanisms and treatment of schizophrenia. He graduated from the University of Michigan School of Medicine in 1962, and then focused his attention on the study of the human mind. Dr. McKenzie has studied the relationship between trauma and Schizophrenia. Through the years he has dedicated himself to the evaluation, analysis and treatment of trauma and its immediate and long-range effects on behavior and mental health. Learn More: hire Reno strippers

Jepara As the Heart of Indonesian Furniture Industry

Indonesia is globally known as the producer of high quality wooden furniture. The high quality at affordable price is the main hallmark of furniture furniture jepara  products produced from this country.

The mapping of this industry in Indonesia is interesting to be discussed here since there should be an answer regarding to the center of furniture industry from this country.

The industry clusters are spread around Indonesia. Jepara, Bali, Surakarta and many other clusters shape the sovereign industry. However, the most considerable cluster of this kind of industry is Jepara. The question is why this cluster is very strong in this industry.

Raw Material Supply

Raw material for this industry is certainly timber. As this cluster is located in Java, the supply of wood is not considered of significant problem. The availability of timber is supplied by PT. Perhutani (state -owned enterprise specializing in ruling the supply of government’s plantation) and people’s plantation. The main timbers supplied by these entities are mahogany and teak wood. Many researches prove that wood, especially teak, is the best teak wood in Indonesia. However, the best wood is supplied by PT Perhutani which only cut down the tree if and if only the tree is old enough.

Craftsmanship

Craftsmanship is certainly factor which makes Jepara to become very strong cluster in producing wooden furniture. In fact, this town has much less wood supply than its surroundings. Blora, Pati, Ngawi, Bojonegoro are towns whose wood are recognized with its quality. However, those towns are not recognized as furniture producers. The timber produced from these towns is supplied to Jepara to be transformed into furniture products. This means that craftsmanship possessed by this town creates a value added to the whole of this industry.

Overview of Online Food Ordering Business

Enabling customers with online menu system with list of cuisines offered by one or more restaurants, is the key objective of online food ordering websites. Online food ordering is very advantageous compared to traditional dine-in at restaurants. With latest technology improvements and increase in Internet users, online food ordering industry posted more sales in the recent years. It is very difficult for restaurants to manage orders manually. Online Ordering system can help restaurants to reduce man power for restaurants and help in effective order management for take-away and home delivery.

How Online Food Ordering Works

When the visitors landed on the food ordering application or websites, list of cuisines will be provided and they can order with just a click from anywhere. Some websites allow users to add special instructions before confirming the order. Once the payment has been confirmed, your order will be delivered to the address provided. Both take away and home delivery options are available.

Advantages

1. Consumers can order food anywhere anytime provided the address is within the delivery circle.

2. Compared to dining in at the restaurant, consumers don’t need to worry about the seat availability and current traffic status.

3. More discounts and food coupons are available for regular customers.

4. Variety of payment options available and it helps to pay with Credit/Debit Cards or Internet Banking.

5. Compared to traditional menu booklets, viewing menus online enables better selection of dishes and enhances overall consumer experience.

6. If you are having a busy schedule on the day which gives only limited time for lunch, online food ordering will be very much advantageous compared to traditional dine-in at restaurants.

7. For restaurants, less man power is needed and this type of food ordering reduces the communication errors between the customers and the waiter.

8. Menus can be managed easily which eliminates the printing cost of menus, if the food prices are changed.

9. You don’t need a computer to order your favorite food. You can order from any devices with good internet connection.

Disadvantages

1. In take away orders, possible loss for restaurant may occur if the customer didn’t arrive at the restaurant for pick-up.

2. Having similar dishes at home and restaurant can make a real difference. However for business meetings, dining in at the restaurants will be preferable.

3. Needs phone verification for proceeding into order confirmation eliminating losses due to fake orders.

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Online Poker – The Fastest and Easiest Way to Play Poker

In the era that we live in, computers play a major role in our lives. The internet is used everyday for various things, such as buying clothes, games and other different accessories. Some people actually work from home and make a living using the internet. Poker is a world wide game, therefore, if you really think about it, poker made one of the best decisions GarenaQQ by joining the internet. Poker is so popular that there is a possibility that in every country of the world there are homes with people playing poker right this minute, and the majority of these people are playing online poker.

Playing online poker is fairly simple if you have basic computer skills. If you do not know basic computer skills, do not worry, all you need to know is how turn on your computer, manage a mouse, open the internet page, type “play poker online” in the search box, press enter and choose which ever site you prefer.

Online poker sites have dozens of games you can play. Why? Originally it was one game; over the years different styles of poker have been created due to the immense popularity poker has around the world. If you have access to the internet, then you have all the different varieties of poker in the tips of your finger. If you like poker and you are a beginner perhaps you have some questions regarding the rules, strategies, or maybe you just want to know some of the history of poker; the internet also has hundreds of articles filled to prim with information that will take hours to read completely. (You can never read all the articles regarding poker because new articles are uploaded everyday!)

Technology makes our lives easier, and computers with internet access are part of this technology. Therefore if you are up-to-date with technology and you love playing poker, online poker rooms are a little piece of heaven available in your home. What is also cool about online poker is that there are free online poker rooms and pokers rooms were you can place a bid and win money! Some of the most popular poker games are Texas hold’em, five-card draw, seven-card stud, Razz, Omaha high, Chinese poker, crazy pineapple, deuce-to-seven, and double-flop Texas hold’em.

Online poker is the fastest and easiest way to play poker. You can never get bored of it. The best part of online poker is that with every style of poker you choose to play, the generals rules of that particular game can most of the time be located in the same site, or the site will have a reference site where you can go and read the main things you need to know about the style you chose to play.

So what are you waiting for? Leave all does fifty-two cards you use to play poker with and play poker online, the fastest and easiest way to play poker.