The Best Shades For Driving

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1 Why you must wear sunglasses while driving

Driving during the day means facing the sun’s glare, which can cause our eyes to squint and become strained and fatigued. We refer that as “veiling glare,” and it obscures the object you’re looking at. Technically, for that brief moment, you’re blinded.

Even more dangerous is the bright light reflected off the road’s surface and other vehicles. It is important to wear sunglasses while driving. Not only do glasses protect against glare, they also prevent bright reflections from distracting and interfering with your sight.

Even though car windshields already offer UV protection, your sunglasses should block 100 percent of the sun’s UVA and UVB rays, which can cause corneal sunburn and other issues.

2 How to choose safe sunglasses for driving

When it comes to driving safety, not all sunglasses are created equal.

Polarised lenses are a good choice for drivers because they dramatically reduce glare from headlights and light reflecting off of wet surfaces on the road. This makes for a much more comfortable driving experience by reducing the strain on your eyes and providing UV protection. Polarised lenses can also be useful in foggy or hazy conditions as they can help improve contrast and sharpen details.

3 Best SOJOS polarized sunglasses for driving

SojoS’s anti-reflective sunglasses with polarized lenses can filter out sunlight reflected glare, and protect your eyes from long term damage by blocking 100% of harmful UVA and UVB rays.

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Matthew Davies Discusses How To Prepare For A New Client

Introduction

Matthew Davies has had his fair share of dealing with new clients. That means that he has become sort of an expert in this. The number one thing that you are going to want to do when finding out that you are going to have a new client is you are going to want to prepare for that meeting. The question is, how to do you prepare. Well, lucky for you, he has provided us with a list of things that you are going to want to do prior to the meeting.

Tips and Tricks

It doesn’t matter what line of work you are in; the time will come that you have to meet with someone new. In this article, we are going to be assuming that you are going to be meeting a new client. It is important to make the best possible impression that you can. If you go into the meeting unprepared, you will look foolish. Additionally, you will run the risk of them choosing to work with someone else. So, let’s not muck about and get straight into the ways that you can prepare for a new client.

  1. Research – This should be the first step. You want to know everything that you need to know about them, even before they tell you. Having this information will help you to better serve your client. One of the easiest ways to find out about your client is by looking them up on LinkedIn. They generally have a lot of information about themselves there and it would be a great place to start.
  2. Dress Up – You may have heard the phrase, “Dress to impress.” That is exactly what you are going to want to do. There are a lot of people that put a lot of stock into how someone is dressed. So, put on your Sunday best and wow them with your look. Sometimes this is all they need to see or hear, and you will have the job.
  3. Location – Just as with any business interaction, location is important. You want to meet them somewhere that is relaxed but professional. So, needless to say, you are not going to want to meet them at a fast food restaurant. Likewise, you are not going to want to meet them at the finest restaurant in town. Aim for somewhere in the middle and you should be just fine.
  4. Be on Time – The worst thing that you can do is be late. So, make sure that you give yourself plenty of time to get to the location. In the military, they teach people to be at a meeting at least 15 minutes early. They also tell you that if you are on time, you are late.

Conclusion

Matthew Davies hopes that this has helped you to be prepared to meet your new client. Remember, first impressions are lasting impressions. You will never get a second chance to make a first impression. So, do your research, put on your good clothes, pick the right spot, and be on time. That is all you need to do and you will land any client that you want.

Is Duckduckgo The New Google?

Introduction

When you are one of the top reputation management companies it is important to stay informed on all tools that can help your client. In recent years, the number one search engine has been Google. In all honesty, we don’t see that going anywhere fast. However, more and more people are making the switch to DuckDuckGo than ever before. In 2010 they only garnered 79,000 searches a day, on average. If we take a look at those numbers today, they have skyrocketed to over 16 billion searches on an average day. This has led us to take a look at DuckDuckGo and see if there might be an outside chance, they take over Google’s market share.

Search Engines

There are plenty of search engines out there, but none are as notorious as Google. Sure, most people have heard of Yahoo!, Ask.com, and Bing, but not many have heard of DuckDuckGo. The reason for this is because they function on word of mouth. They have claimed that other search engines, namely Google, are not really search companies, rather they are marketing companies. In some ways this is true and in others, it is a bit of an overstatement. While it is true that Google does a lot of marketing and even employs the use of paid advertisements, they do a heck of a lot of work to catalog the internet. That is a large task considering the number of websites there are on the internet today (last we checked it was over a billion).

Making Money

So, if they do not use paid advertisement, how do they make money to continue to make the search experience better? They have recently had affiliate marketing. This is where they have advertisements placed on their pages and whenever someone clicks on the advertisement, they get a small amount of money for it. This is different than people directly paying you to have your result come up first. Essentially, they have a number of companies that want a banner ad to appear on their page and this is randomised based on the search the person runs. The difference is, all the data from that interaction stays in house. They provide neither party with any further information about the other. This maintains the privacy of the customer. They have taken many jabs at Google about sharing information from their customers to the businesses. While this does make for a unique browsing experience, it also makes for businesses having the ability to invade the privacy of the client. For example, have you ever been surfing the web and all of the sudden you get an email from one of the sites you visited? You never opted-in to receive an email from them, but there it is? This is because Google shares information with that client about the information your computer sends out.

Conclusion

If you were to poll the top reputation management companies, you would find that many of them still use Google as the gold standard. If you appear or don’t appear on a Google search, this is where the adjustments will be made in the world of SEO. There are very few companies that worry about others.

Examining If Men Or Women Value Online Reviews More

Introduction

If you’ve read any of our pieces before, you’ll know that we are avid advocates for reputation management and the power of online reviews for local businesses. Today, we not here beat that particular horse, but we are going to take a deeper look into how gender can play a role in consumers’ behaviors around online reviews. In a recent study, BrightLocal, released its annual Local Consumer Review Survey, in which they polled a representative sample of 1,000 consumers on how they use online reviews. They have been doing this for a while now, and it always gathers a lot of awareness and annotation, but for the first time they have analyzed the age and gender splits in the answers to the survey questions. Before we move forward, we would just like to assert our belief that gender exists on a range, but for this study, they grouped those who identified themselves as male or female in their survey responses. So, without further ado, let’s get to the results!

The Results

Going into this study, there were no preconceived notions about how different genders might use online reviews, but what was discovered were some very marked differences in behaviors. To start with, while an analogous percentage of men and women said they “regularly” read reviews for online businesses, there is a large gap between the men and women who “always” read online reviews for businesses. As a group, 37% of men said they always read online reviews for businesses, but a moderately small number of women (15%  ) do the same, preferring instead to “occasionally” read online reviews. This means that if your client base is slanted to the male side, it’s imperative that you dedicate time and effort into securing high-scoring reviews from them. Star rating is not the only thing to focus on, though, as the original survey reported that a huge 40% of consumers do not pay attention to reviews over two weeks old. While it is not our place to offer speculation based on stereotypes, it is conceivable that the nature of goods and services obtained from local businesses by men, and their insolence towards shopping, affects how seriously they take a business’ standing. On the other hand, the survey proposes that women don’t seem to be quite as exhaustive in their research, to some degree that’s theoretically obstructed by the age-old “impulse buy”.

Conclusion

In the study, it shows that reputation management should involve a bit of forethought when it comes to dealings with men and online reviews. While both men and women are interested in what the reviews have to say, men tend to value them a little more than women. We would say that any local business that accommodates most or partly to men should be developing a predominantly strong focus on their reputation management and evaluate growth strategies. Men not only value the reviews themselves but also the responses that those reviews garner. In this digital age, online reputation is becoming more and more important and it is time that businesses address this matter before it is too late.

7 Practical Ways To Add Some Oomph To Your Seaside Wedding

Seaside Wedding

Being so formal at a seaside wedding is a sure way to bore your guests, and yourselves as a couple. It’s best to embrace the theme and location of your wedding and loosen up a little bit. Even if having a successful wedding can be hectic, the best way is to relax and focus on your Big Day. Here are some tips on adding some fun to your seaside wedding.

  • Pass on the Shoes

Who needs shoes on the beach when you’ve got a beautiful soft carpet of sand under your feet? Enjoy the white sand and ask your guests to go shoeless as well. Also, instead of a large wedding gown that hides your feet, go for a pretty beach wedding dress. Beach wedding dresses are more comfortable and easier to move around in.

  • Have Some Cute Signs Around

Add a touch of fun and uniqueness by having signs around to guide your guests. The appearance of the signboards depends on your preference. A super fab look is a wooden sign with multicolor indications. You could have flowers of different colors around them to make the place even more lovely.

  • Watch the Sunset

After a successful seaside wedding, a great way to sum up the day is to watch as the sun sets in the horizon. It’s romantic and too precious to miss. Don’t be in a hurry to end your Day. You could watch it with your special other or have your guests in the background watching it with you.

  • Care for a Camel Ride?

If you’d like a larger view of the seaside, you and your special one could take in the scenery on camels’ backs. or share a single camel, as they move at your pace. You could get some camels for your bridesmaids too if you want, as long as they’re not afraid of heights.

Seaside Wedding

  • Serve Drinks with Striped Straws

This concept works best if you’re serving your guests a variety of beverages. You could have a specific color for a specific beverage. Stripy straws add some beauty to the drinks and make them appealing to guests. Whether you decide to serve drinks in glass cups or large wooden mugs, they can match with any cup that you choose.

  • Have a Peep-Through Board with Funny Pictures

Put a smile on your guests’ faces with boards that have funny faces painted on them. You and your special one can stick your heads into the small spaces for the head. It’s a great way to be creative. If the boards aren’t your thing, you could gather some funny photos from photo albums and have a section for them.

  • Get Some Ice Cream for Your Guests

There’s no denying that most people are suckers for ice cream. It has a magical way of uplifting moods and bringing a sense of togetherness. Don’t mind if someone stains your cute wedding dress in the madness. It’s part of the fun and people may be too caught up in the ice cream to notice anyway.

Breakfast At A Bewitching Jewelry Store!

No, no, no – this time it isn’t at Tiffany’s. We all knew Audrey Hepburn beamed in the 1961 film, Breakfast at Tiffany’s – but just have a thought: you’re dining like Holly Golightly stood window-gazing sipping on a classic New York Cup of Joe and munching on Croissant a with an elegance. Mm but looking at what?

A rose gold-diamond ring?

Most of the jewelries possess ladies mind and capture their heart. How about a jaw dropping, rose gold ring that rotates freely around a woman’s finger, with its signature aesthetics and the sensorial experience it delivers with every turn?

How about a heart pendant?

A heart in all its forms. Either gold or diamond pendant with its unique curves possesses all the extravagance of exceptional love stories. A dazzling jewel whose sensual curves illuminate the neckline.

A Bewitching Jewelry Store!

Wait, where are those luxury bracelets brimming with grace slipping your wrists?

You may get possessed, I warn you! The thought of gold bangles enhancing your wrists and might attract your lobes ones.

Gift for him.

Men’s are sensitive. Women’s shall consider giving their loved ones a vintage men’s gold ring or a promise ring – as a gift. This may increase intimacy and speak your heart with a secret message to your love inside your ring. Shop online and do not delay this!

Let’s stay cozy and shop online!

Let’s not haggle with our Uber drivers and shop online. The online shopping phenomenon has taken the world by storm. Anyone would shop online a gold earring for a chick style – or gold ear jackets look as if they make you look like a Goddess.

A hot cuppa and selecting a pendant to buy from a wide variety to choose from? Happens! We all find it difficult to choose from Tiffany’s, Cartier, Blackstar, Frost, Ghoram, Talk to me, Harry, Winston or Kalyan. What would you prefer?

A Bewitching Jewelry Store!

Vintage jewelry is so catchy!

Recently a Hercules knot gold band made me go bonkers. This was so vintage, beautiful, sparkly slipping on my ring finger. I so loved it and ask you to look for it!

Handmade jewelry.

Handmade jewelry gives us an option to either craft vintage or antique jewelry pieces as per our preferences (custom made) or order as it’s.

Sculpted jewelry are enticing. They are crafted in a way that it turns each cold-hearted individual warms with its bright, sparkly colors.

5 Most Comfortable Panty Styles

Comfort is key when it comes to women’s panties. After all, what woman in her right mind wants to suffer all day long in uncomfortable underwear? Unfortunately, many women end up sacrificing their comfort for style or simply because they don’t know where to look to find the most comfortable panties on the market.

These five types of panties are some of the most comfortable, practical panty styles on the market. They offer the perfect balance between comfort and style, and they never look frumpy or unflattering. Any one—or all—of these five styles is a worthwhile investment for every woman—especially if you’re shopping for panties to serve as everyday underwear that will keep you comfortable all day long.

1. Boy Shorts

Boy shorts are a classic panty style that offers ultimate comfort and coverage. You can rock boy short panties on an everyday basis, or slip them on when you’re lounging at home and want a little extra freedom.

If you want to wear boy shorts under skinny jeans or ultra-tight leggings, consider investing in a seamless style. The raw-cut edges and seam-free construction of these discreet boy short styles keeps your panties invisible no matter what you’re wearing over them.

2. Laser Cut Hipsters

Hipsters are renowned as one of the most comfortable panty styles on the market. Their wide sides offer security, and their modest cut provides just the right amount of coverage for everyday wear—they show a little more skin than boy shorts, but offer more coverage than bikinis.

Unfortunately, hipsters are also one of the most difficult panty styles to hide underneath tighter bottoms. A seamless, laser cut design can fix that problem, though. Laser cut hipsters made from smooth nylon material remain completely invisible without showing any panty lines no matter how tight your leggings are.

3. Cotton Bikinis

Every woman needs at least one pair of classic cotton bikini panties in her underwear drawer. Bikinis are the perfect in-between panties for everyday wear. Their modest design offers enough coverage to be comfortable and practical, but it is also universally flattering for a wide range of body types, shapes, and sizes.

Bikini panties are a simple, timeless style that will never fall out of fashion. For added comfort and breathability, shop for bikinis that are made from one hundred percent cotton or a cotton-based blend of materials.

4. Low Rise Thongs

Thongs are not normally considered to be one of the most comfortable panty styles on the market. They’re sexy, stylish, and convenient, but comfort is not high on their list of attributes. That being said, not all thongs are created equal. Uncomfortable thong styles have given all types of thongs a bad rap that they don’t really deserve.

In fact, some thong styles can be very comfortable. Low rise thongs are both comfortable and practical. They are designed to ride lower on your hips than classic thong panties, which prevents them from riding up into a painful wedgie—as thongs are known to do. Plus, you can pair them with any bottoms without having to stress about the possibility of visible panty lines.

5. Cheeky Panties

Like thongs, cheeky panties are another surprisingly comfortable sexy panty style. Cheeky panties offer more coverage than a thong, but slightly less coverage than a bikini. Their semi-modest cut flatters your backside and offer the protection for your sensitive areas that classic thongs lack.

Cheeky panties are flirty, feminine, and on-trend. These panties can boost your body confidence while keeping you comfortable all day long.

Nadine Gourkow Discusses How to Reset Your Diet During the Holidays

Introduction

In case you had not noticed, the holidays are upon us. It is that time of year that people are scarfing down thousands of calories per meal instead of per day. Nadine Gourkow wants to make sure that you do enjoy your holiday feasts but also, she wants to make sure that you get back on the wagon after the feast is over. Generally speaking, the holiday feasts are limited in nature. You may have between 4 and 5 holiday meals from October to New Year’s Day. So, for us Canadians that is 4 or 5 meals spread out over 84 days. This comes down to about one meal every 21 days or so. This should not be the end of the world.

How to Get Back On track

Eating a bad meal every 20 days or so gives you a lot of time to get back on track and lose some of that weight before the next one rolls around. Below, we will give you a bunch of different ways to help get yourself back on track.

  1. Avoid Sugar and Simple Carbs – You loaded up on them during the meal, you can leave them out as much as possible in the days that follow. Don’t cut them out altogether as your body does need them to function properly, but gradually decrease them after the feast to help in resetting your diet back to normal.
  2. Water – Let’s be honest, you weren’t drinking enough water during the feast and there is a load of butter and salt as the cornerstone of every holiday feast. You need to flush that extra salt and fat from your body. The best way to do that is by drinking more water than you were before the meal. Just for a couple of days until you flush the salt and fat from your body and then you can return to your normal water consumption.
  3. Exercise – You might have to do a little more exercise than you were before just to drop the extra weight. This really isn’t a bad thing, because you really weren’t getting too much before the feast, where you? Add just another 30 minutes to your week, for two weeks, and you should be just fine.
  4. Probiotics – There are plenty of foods with probiotic properties and you should find them and eat them. All that fat and sugar did a number on the microbiome in your stomach. Take the next week and load up on probiotics to return your digestion back to normal. You should find the need to eat diminishing the more you eat.

Conclusion

The holidays can be a fun time for all of us, but we must heed the warnings of Nadine Gourkow. Make sure that you have everything they have to offer but do it in smaller portions. This will make it so you are not having the desire to eat off meal plan for more days than you have to. Don’t skip meals in the days following either. You will not be balancing it out, you will be doing more harm than good to your body.

Brad Roemer Looks at Reasons to Study Abroad

Introduction

If there is one thing that Brad Roemer Real Estate regrets in his life, it is the fact that he never studied abroad. Studying abroad is by far the best and most beneficial experience in the life of a college student. By studying abroad, you afford yourself the opportunity to study in a foreign country and see how people in that land live. Some of it can be shocking, but other parts of it can be surprising. What we mean by shocking is the way they do things that you don’t do in your homeland. What we mean by surprising is surprised that they do things exactly how people in your homeland do it. We look at different countries and we never realize that when it comes to some things, we do them the exact same way. This is a welcome surprise.

More Reasons

On top of trying to see how other countries live their day to day lives, we have thought up a few more reasons that you may want to consider studying abroad for at least a year in your college years. So, if we have piqued your interest, continue to the list below.

  1. See the world – There is no reason that a person should be born in a place in this world and never have the opportunity to see other parts of the world before they die. We are not living in a time where travel is expensive or hard to find. Quite literally, anywhere that you want to go can be an option. So, take the opportunity while you have your health and go see the world. Studying there is just an added bonus. You may even find yourself thinking differently once you do.
  2. Education style – On the back of the thinking differently that we mentioned above, you may find that the education that you get in a foreign land is quite different than what you learned back home. Every country has their way of telling a story, but when you go to other places you hear different versions. Like with any story, most tellers find a way to make their side sound good to them. Somewhere in the middle is where the truth of the story is.
  3. Culture – Every country has a different cultural style. It is really neat to see how things are frowned upon in different cultures. Take, for example, eating and walking. While you can go to almost any major city in the United States and find people eating and walking down the street, it is very much frowned upon in Asian cultures. You can eat on the street, you just don’t walk while you are doing it.
  4. Language -You will get an opportunity to learn another language. This will make you more marketable in the business world and also allow you to communicate with other people. Speaking multiple languages is a blessing. The younger you are when you learn it, the easier time you will have.

Conclusion

If there was one thing that you could take away from the advice of Brad Roemer it would have to be, don’t be afraid to try something new. Get out there and get your education and have a little bit of fun doing it.

Handy Discusses Heating Your Home with Wood

Introduction

Handy wants to know how you warm your home in the winter. Do you use wood, electric, oil, or pellets? Now, what if we told you if you didn’t answer wood that you were wrong? For years, we have been servicing people’s homes and we have found the best heat is wood. While that may not be a popular opinion these days, it doesn’t make it any less true. While we do have cleaner ways to heat the home, very few can compare with the heat provided by wood.

Warming with Wood

In the list below, we are going to give you undeniable proof that the best way to heat your house is the same way the people that first came to this country heated their dwellings – with wood. If you are even slightly interested in reviewing our arguments, we encourage you to read on.

  1. Makes you self-reliant – If you are always tired of the electricity going out or having to call a serviceman to make your house warm, then you will love this way. Every year, thousands, if not millions, of homeowners venture out into the woods and bring wood home. While you will need to have a permit to take trees from State or National land, you could get the wood from your own land. In fact, many homesteaders do this every year. Not having to rely on others to keep your home warm is a great feeling.
  2. Support the neighbor – If you are getting up there in age and have no other means to get the wood, you will have to rely on someone to bring you wood. Generally speaking, there is no major company anywhere that will bring you loads of wood. This is usually a neighbor that is looking to supplement his or her income to make ends meet. You will help them achieve that by burning wood.
  3. Warmer – That’s right, we said it, this way of heating your home is leaps and bounds warmer than any other method. Additionally, you will find that it is much faster to heat the home too. When you turn on the heat at your house, you need to wait for the unit to recognize that you have turned it on, then it needs to see if the temperature is above the setting you have requested, and then it comes on. In that amount of time, your wood burning stove is already putting out heat and you are getting warm.
  4. Saves money – Even if you have to buy it from your neighbor, the cost for a cord of wood is much cheaper than the closest alternative. In fact, you could probably buy 2- or 3-years worth of wood for the same amount you are currently heating your home for.

Conclusion

When we at Handy walk into a house to clean it, we can instantly tell that the house uses a wood stove. The feeling of the wood heat is just not comparable to any other form of heating your house. We hope we have convinced you to heat your home with wood this winter.

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