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What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Behavioral Therapeutic Treatment

Mar 03, 2020

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Behavioral Therapeutic Treatment? Behavioral Therapy is a term used for the types of therapy associated with treating mental health disorders. This form of treatment aims to recognize and help change habits that are potentially self-destructive or unhealthful. Behavioral therapy works on the idea of learning certain reaffirming habits and modifying unhealthy behavior. Treatment also focuses on current issues and how to address them.What is Cognitive-Behavioral TherapyCognitive-Behavioral Therapy is a popular treatment. It combines cognitive therapy with behavioral therapy. Treatment focuses on how people's thoughts and beliefs influence their actions and moods. It often focuses on the current problems of a person and how they can be solved. The long-term goal is to change the thinking and behavioral patterns of a person into those that are healthier.Who can benefit from Behavioral Therapeutic Treatment?Behavioral therapy can support a wide array of conditions. People seek behavioral therapy most commonly for the treatment of:anger issuesanxietydepressionpanic disordersIt can also aid in treating conditions and disorders like:ADHDbipolar disordereating disordersphobias, including social phobiaspost-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)self-harmsubstance abuseCognitive-Behavioral Play Therapy for ChildrenCognitive-Behavioral Play Therapy is widely used with children. Therapists can gain insight into what a child is uncomfortable expressing or unable to communicate by watching the children play. Children can choose their toys and play around freely. They may be asked to draw a picture, or use toys in a sandbox to create scenes. Parents may be taught by therapists how to use play to improve communication with their children.Studies have shown that play therapy is beneficial in children between 3 and 12 years of age. However, this therapy is increasingly used successfully in treating people of all ages. Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Play Therapy involves teaching children different ways to respond more positively to situations. Naturally it might take some time for children to trust their counselor. They will eventually warm up if they feel that they can express themselves without consequences. Children with autism and ADHD often take advantage of behavioral therapy. Analysis of applied behavior analysis is shown to be successful in teaching children different ways to respond positively. It also rewards positive conduct and punishes negative conduct. Applied behavior analysis analyzes behavior and teaches children different ways to react to situations positively. Play therapy is precisely that, it allows younger children to act on their issues through role-playing or to interact with common everyday issues of dolls and sensory objects. Children with behavioral problems need therapy which helps them to express themselves without repercussions and then develop their level of trust with the counselor gradually. Once this is done, the child will start learning the triggers for their behavior, what the trigger points are and how to cope with them once they occur.Cognitive-Behavioral Play Therapy allows the therapists to gain insight into what a child is uncomfortable expressing or unable to communicate by watching the children play. Children can choose their toys and play around freely. They may be asked to draw a picture, or use toys in a sandbox to create scenes. Parents may be taught by therapists how to use play to improve communication with their children.Studies have shown that play therapy is beneficial in children between 3 and 12 years of age. However, this therapy is increasingly used in people of all ages.Other Types of Therapy involve:System DesensitizationThe desensitization of the system is heavily dependent upon classical conditioning. It is often used for treating phobias. Individuals are advised to substitute a fear response with calming answers to a phobia. The relaxation and breathing techniques are first taught to a person. Once mastered, while practicing these techniques, the therapist will slowly expose them to their fear of increased doses.Aversion therapyAversion therapy is commonly used to address problems like substance abuse and alcoholism. This works by encouraging people to associate a stimulus with an extremely unpleasant stimulus, which is beneficial but harmful. The unpleasant stimulus may provoke discomfort. For example, a therapist might teach you to associate an unpleasant memory with alcohol.Is Behavioral Therapy successful?Behavioral therapy has been successfully used to treat a large number of conditions. It's considered to be incredibly effective. About 75 percent of people entering cognitive behavioral therapy experience some treatment benefits. One Source study found cognitive-behavioral therapy to be the most effective for treatment:anxiety disordersgeneral stressbulimiaanger control problemssomatoform disordersdepressionsubstance abuse...

What is a Personal Shopper and Why do you need one

Mar 03, 2020

What is a Personal Shopper?A personal shopper is a person who gives advice and makes suggestions to help others shop. Department stores and boutiques also hire them, though some are freelancers or work exclusively online. Personal Shoppers usually focus on clothes, though the number of non-clothing stores–including furniture retailers–that offer personal shopping services is increasing.To become a personal shopper there are no specific educational requirements, though most sources suggest similar retail experience.A personal stylist advises people on new trends in design, types of clothes, colors and make-up. A personal stylist should not be confused with a stylist in a closet who chooses the clothes for written editorial articles, print or television advertising campaigns, music videos, concert performances and public appearances by celebrities and models. Personal stylists typically work with the client on a one-on-one basis, whereas Wardrobe Stylists are often part of a larger creative team working with a fashion designer, photographer, art director, hairstylist, and make-up artist to develop a specific look or theme for the specific project.You don't know which types or colors you fit? Are you new to Personal Shopping? Do you wear the same clothes again and again, because you have little time to buy new favorite pieces? You've always dreamed of a personal shopping day, where you buy only things you're going to love?That's Why You Need A Personal Shopper!A personal shopper knows exactly how the look is to be emphasized. Pur Style is working as a team to ensure your personal shopping experience is unforgettable. We're opening your eyes to new styles and ideas you'd never considered before. We'll find the perfect clothes based on colors, dimensions, and fit that highlight your exact style and encourage you to wear exciting new combinations of fashion. Experience an unforgettable day of shopping in your home town or a fashion city of your choosing.Personal Shoppers and their customers are at the mercy of the stores. Even if a personal shopper is available to customers at night, there are no actual shops open to meet and get their recommended products. Personal shoppers are personal and that usually includes in-person shopping experiences. There isn't just one way to go about entering this entrepreneurial career as a Personal Shopper. Here are some skills:Those who focus on the contemporary market. Those who work exclusively with high-end box stores/online storesThose who style celebrities and do costume design in addition to personal stylingThose who build a team of stylists to work across the country — to learn what it takes to get people to pay you to build their wardrobes.There Is a Significant Demand For Personal StylistsWhile those who work in the fashion industry may find joy in shopping and getting dressed every day — and not seeing the appeal of having someone else do it for them — many others do not, but still want to dress well and on-trend. It has been reported that the specific 35-50 age range is where people are feeling good, and they want to look good; they want to look polished and put together. Some Personal Shoppers do personal styling for people in a range of professions, from Hollywood executives to entrepreneurs, in addition to costume design, celebrity styling, and designing their personal clothing lines. Many people are being clothed and getting dressed every day but haven't the process has not come easily to them. They're just looking for an easier way to live their lives. The ease of personal shopping is too appealing to start doing again.Personal shoppers make your life easier. Especially if you do not have time to go to stores to try on clothing selected by the stores' buyers, your personal buyer will design a look that works for you....

Free Images of Space Nasa as Makes Entire Media Library Accessible for Free

Mar 18, 2020

Looking for images of space? Want to see amazing images of planets, stars, Galaxies and more? Nasa has made their entire collection of images, sounds, and video available and publicly searchable online. It’s 140,000 photos and other resources available for you to see, or even download and use it any way you like. You can type in the term you want to search for and browse through the database of stunning images of outer space. Imagine seeing some of the following in AMAZING detail:Earth - the Earth like you never saw it before.You will find detailed images of the Earth taken by the Visible/Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument on board the new Suomi NPP satellite — shows many stunning details of our home planet.Milky Way - You can see observations using infrared light and X-ray light see through the obscuring dust and reveal the intense activity near the galactic core. Note that the center of the galaxy is located within the bright white region to the right of and just below the middle of the image. The entire image width covers about one-half a degree, about the same angular width as the full moon.”Jupiter’s Auroras  - Astronomers are using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to study auroras on the poles of the largest planet in the solar system and more.The Sword of Orion - see images from NASA Spitzer Space Telescope which shows the Orion nebula, our closest massive star-making factory, 1,450 light-years from Earth. The nebula is close enough to appear to the naked eye as a fuzzy star in the sword of the constellation.Pathfinder on Mars - see a view of the Martian landscape shot by NASA’s Pathfinder rover on December 12th, 1997.Earth and the Moon from a Million Miles Away - view an animation of still image, which shows the far side of the moon, illuminated by the sun, as it crosses between the DISCOVER spacecraft’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) camera and telescope, and the Earth – one million miles away.Andromeda Galaxy - view images from NASA Galaxy Evolution Explorer is an observation of the large galaxy in Andromeda, Messier 31. The Andromeda galaxy is the most massive in the local group of galaxies that includes our Milky Way.Check it out by clicking:  HERESo, f you’d like to browse the NASA collection for yourself, head on over to the NASA Image and Video Library. Be warned, though: it’s a black hole of eye-popping imagery that’ll suck you in and make you lose your sense of time.Additionally, there are also images of astronauts, rocket launches, events at NASA and other interesting stuff. What’s also interesting is that almost every image comes with the EXIF data, which could be useful for astrophotography enthusiasts.When you browse through the gallery, you can choose to see images, videos or audio. Another cool feature I noticed is that you can narrow down the results by the year. What I love about NASA is that they make interesting content for average Internet users. They make us feel closer and more familiar with their work and with the secrets of the outer space. For instance, they recently launched a GIPHY account full of awesome animated gifs. It’s also great that photography is an important part of their missions, and so it was even before “pics or it didn’t happen” became the rule. The vast media library they have now published is available to everyone, free of charge.Check it out by clicking HERE...

SmartGuy Builds Modern Day Online Noahs Ark for Small Business Owners

Mar 26, 2020

SmartGuy Builds Modern Day Online Noah’s Ark for Small Business Owners - is creating hundreds of new online city business referral networks daily.LOS ANGELES, March 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- In the midst of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) with virtually all non-essential small businesses being forced to close, one company is preparing these business owners for a massive rebound.Like a doctor watching the economic blood pressure of millions of its patients drop everyday, Los Angeles based is concerned and proactively creating hundreds of new “economic resuscitators” daily, in the form of city referral networks. When their respective city is prepared to become active, SmartGuy can help bring many of these businesses back to life, and stronger than before.“As they say, we are currently all hands on deck,” states founder/CEO of SmartGuy Jordan Wexler. Wexler continues, “we are currently building 300 city business networks every day that can house over 1,500 businesses. Each must agree to provide great service and refer each other whenever possible.”Like the biblical Noah’s Ark, SmartGuy is exclusively bringing together one professional in each of over 1500 business categories within each US city. They can join for free, get listed in the local directory and business referral network, and gain access to their own free, editable web page that ranks quickly on the top of major search engines.“The fact is, we don’t believe this is a 30-day issue, or even 60-day issue. When businesses are allowed to reopen, they will no-doubt prefer to open with hundreds of local businesses referring to them on day 1, as opposed to making a huge advertising investment, when they are already in debt. “Look-- we cannot save every business”, states CEO Jordan Wexler, “but we can save millions.”Small businesses can join in 1 - 2 minutes right over the computer and begin connecting with other local community professionals to prepare for the massive rebound that will take place. Via its affiliate program, SmartGuy is also seeking budding entrepreneurs who want to oversee their own city business network and earn a recurring monthly income as their city continues to grow. “The fact is-- now is the time to act,” states Wexler. “Rather than sitting at home in fear like a deer staring in the headlights of an approaching car, small business owners must begin setting up a plan for the future of their business and network with other local businesses to develop solid relationships enabling them to catapult their business forward. SmartGuy can facilitate their efforts.”About, Inc. is one of the largest exclusive business directories and exclusive referral networks in the world, providing solutions for small business professionals. SmartGuy focuses on providing an easy-to-use exclusive platform for 1,500 professionals per city to generate new clients, network with other like-minded businesses and help consumers save money.For more information, email ContactCompany Name: SmartGuy.comContact Person: Jordan WexlerEmail: jordan@smartguy.comCountry: United StatesWebsite: ...

Action Steps to get Past the Coronavirus as well as Future Pandemics

Mar 29, 2020

The Coronavirus is a problem -  a very serious one that will permanently affect mankind. I have taken the time to analyze it, but before going through what I consider are the action steps the world needs to take, let’s step back and review how most people deal with problems. Various ways to approach the problem of the Coronavirus Solve the problem - Just develop a vaccine and inject everyone, right? The problem is while they are fast tracking it, by the time they have a tested cure and it is proven to actually be safe, could take many months or even years - we don’t have that.Avoid the problem - We are a little late for that. Based on the speed of virus transmission, if immediate action is not taken (and adhered to) millions could die.Cut the problem down to size - Often, the best way to manage a problem is to figure out a way to resolve it in stages. Especially in this case, this is imperative and being done quite well by our government, as well as that of other countries. This is critical in not only addressing all the issues (economically, physically, socially etc), but also the order they must be done to minimize peripheral damage.Address an underlying issue - In terms of the Coronavirus, we also must address peripheral effects that we don’t even know about, i.e. will it resurface? Will it come back in a different form? Then of course there are the sociological and economic changes that are taking place in the mindset of people. Will it change how we travel and buy homes?  Let's face it - it is already reorienting our relationship to government, to the outside world, even to each other. Some changes these experts expect to see in the coming months or years might feel unfamiliar or unsettling: Will nations stay closed? Will touch become taboo? What will become of restaurants?Cope with the problem - The point is most problems, especially this one, just have to be managed. There is no simple way to solve or avoid it. The best we can do is try to minimize the physical, social and economic damage from it. One of the most important aspects in this particular case is timing: specifically prioritizing the largest concerns and then addressing the most critical issues with speed and efficiency.So after much thought, reading and praying, I have come up  with the action steps I feel must be taken in order to to get past the Coronavirus. While the United States invests a great deal on important causes, such as defense, social security, debt, infrastructure, debt and health programs, there is about $1.485 trillion listed under Discretionary Spending, much of which should be used on a system to stop an epidemic - such as this one. You see, we have a system to counter an attack from another country, and probably even plans to stop an asteroid from hitting out planet, but we don’t have a plan to stop an attack from within the human body. But why? Should we have learned our lesson from all the deaths of millions of people? For you non-historians, let’s do a quick recap.  In addition to SARS, H1N1, Ebola, and others, here were some of the even bigger ones...HIV/AIDS (2005-2012)about 35 million people have died from HIV/AidsFLU PANDEMIC (1968)About 1 million people died of influenza (I.e. the Hong Kong Flu - H3N2 strain of the Influenza A virus, a genetic offshoot of the H2N2 subtype)ASIAN FLU (1956-1958)About 2 million people diedAsian Flu was a pandemic outbreak of Influenza A of the H2N2 subtypeFLU PANDEMIC (1918)About 20 -50 million people diedThe fact is we have been lucky, very lucky that more people didn't die. In each of these cases, if we had a system in place, with a team of epidemiologists ready to go, who would have gone, seen what the disease was, seen how far it had spread and initiated a proven plan to address it, millions of people could have been saved.Haven’t we learned from the past? Now many of you might respond, isn’t that the job of the World Health Organization (WHO)? After all, they are  a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health right? Look at their  mandate, which is to advocate for universal healthcare, monitoring public health risks, coordinating responses to health emergencies, and promoting human health and well being. While they did play a leading role in several public health achievements, most notably the eradication of smallpox, the near-eradication of polio, and the development of an Ebola vaccine. They have not created plans to prepare them for a pandemic like Coronavirus. Keep in mind, the WHO relies on assessed and voluntary contributions from member states and private donors for funding. As of 2018, it has a budget of over $4.2 billion, most of which comes from voluntary contributions from member states. Isn’t the threat of  millions of lives worth more than that?Here are the action steps we must take:(1) Education/Testing - Everyone must know the truth. In the case of many viruses, people get sick right away and become bedridden - this is not the case with Coronavirus. People infected with the Coronavirus may have mild symptoms or are asymptomatic and therefore don’t see a doctor and therefore spread it without even knowing. For this reason, education  and testing are paramount since we have no idea who has it.(2) Distancing - This can not be done piecemeal or for just a few weeks. This will require everyone distance themselves for a minimum of at least 3 months. Otherwise, it will linger much longer and kill millions more.(3) Response Team/Facilities - We must quickly ramp up both a response team of qualified doctors and nurses as well as the facilities to house the very ill. As President Trump  accurately described, this is an invisible killer. Once more people are tested, we will quickly realize the massive issue we are facing. Keep in mind that it can lie dormant in a person's body for 2 weeks without showing signs! (4) Plasma/Vaccines - With our advances in biology, we should look for drugs and vaccines that fit for that pathogen in order to defeat it now - and in the future. Also, get the plasma from patients that have recovered and use it to help others. In summary, this is a war with an invisible enemy hidden within a large population of the world that can kill, has killed and will continue to kill. We must all make the sacrifice to defeat it and then create an action plan to stop the next one - which might be airborne...can you imagine what we would do then?My action steps for the future? Treat it like any other war…(1) Medical Reserve Division - Prepare a medical reserve division, including thousands of people who've got the training and background and who are ready to go, with the expertise and then tie them into the military to utilize their advanced ability to move fast, do logistics and secure areas.(2) Simulations - Run through simulations for both airborne and non airborne diseases - especially for cases where it lies dormant for 2-3 weeks. We need to see all aspects and discover the holes in our plans that we have not thought out.(3) Advanced R & D - Immediately secure the smartest minds in epidemiology and best facilities to begin advanced R&D in areas of vaccines and diagnostics. There are many breakthroughs in utilizing plasma, nanotechnology and Adeno-associated virus, that could work very quickly.We will get over this epidemic; however, If we continue the path of doing virtually nothing, what will be the cost economically? What will be the cost in lives?What if the next virus is airborne? Now is the time to act...and act fast! here are a few additional things to keep in mind:A few additional tips to help stay safe where you liveDuring day-to-day activitiesClean the hands regularly with an alcohol-based sanitizer, or wash them with soap and water. The CDC also make this recommendation, advising that sanitizer should contain “at least 60% alcohol” and that people should wash their hands for at least 20 seconds.Clean surfaces — such as kitchen seats and work desks — regularly with disinfectant.Avoid crowded areas when going out, for people over 60 years old and people with any underlying health problems.Try to avoid close contact with people who display flu-like symptoms, including coughing and sneezing.At work and school (when allowed to go)Regularly clean work surfaces and objects in continual use, such as phones and computer keyboards.Regularly wash the hands with soap and water or use sanitizer.While travelingcleaning hands on a regular basiskeeping at least 1 meter’s distance from people who are coughing or sneezingWhat if you have flu-like symptoms?Cough or sneeze into your elbow or use a tissue, then dispose of the tissue immediately and clean your hands.If you feel unwell, stay home and call your doctor or a local health professional.If you develop shortness of breath, call your doctor and seek care immediately.If you are sick: Stay home, eat and sleep separately from others in the house, and use different utensils and cutlery.Please note the above is not medical advice, simply my opinion on things that should be done to help us get through the current and future pandemics. Should you have any questions, you should consult a local professional, doctor and of course, the CDC website for more information....

Find a Great Australian Restaurant Takeout Cuisine

Apr 10, 2020

Want to find a great Australian restaurant? Looking for Australian restaurant takeout with good cuisine? We are exploring the Australian cuisine and Australian takeout menus of favorite community restaurants for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Why not explore the various restaurants open in your community? As most people from Australia know, their cuisine is more than what's thrown on the barbie. The following is a list of favorite snacks and food close to their hearts.Australian Snacks and on the Go FoodVegemite - Vegemite is a dark brown paste made from various vegetables, yeast extract and spice additivesFairy Bread -Sliced white bread is sliced into triangles, filled with butter or margarine, and covered with hundreds and thousands of bread that sticks to the bread for a colorful and multicolored treat.Tim Tams - The famous chocolate biscuit consists of two layers of chocolate-painted biscuit, separated by a soft chocolate filling and covered with melted chocolate. No wonder you can find them in supermarkets all over the world.Meat Pies - stuffed with minced meat, gravy, mushrooms, onions, and cheeseAnzac Biscuits - stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps WWI veterans. Anzac Biscuits are made with coconut, golden syrup, and oats. The Anzac biscuit was made by the wives during the war and sent to the soldiers because the simple ingredients (rolled oats, flour, sugar, desiccated coconut, golden syrup, butter, soda bicarbonate, and water) could be stored for a long time, including on long boat trips.Chicken Parmigiana - chicken in breadcrumbs (schnitzel) topped with a tasty tomato sauce with melted cheese on top.Fish and Chips Pavlova - Meringue base cake served with whipped cream and fruit.Beetroot - served as a burger or in salads. Typically served with a soft bun, all-beef patties and cheese are simply not properly done without the finishing touch of beetroot.Witchetty Grub - full of protein. The larger Australian community has always refused to eat it raw, but two facts remain — it tastes fine, and it belongs to the soil.BBQs - sausages, burgers, steak, fresh seafood, bread, and tomato or barbeque sauce.Kangaroo - lean red meat served as steaks, burgers, sausages, and more.Emu - The Australian wild animal performs best when it is cooked and eaten cold or as a pizza topping. For a modern gourmet twist, bring it in a pie made of emu beef, smoked emu, feta cheese, red wine, sun-dried tomatoes, onion, and Tasmanian black pepper — all in a pastry crust.Barramundi - sea bass; Barramundi gets its name from the Aboriginal language meaning "large-scaled river fish."Lamingtons - The square-shaped sponge cake is covered with a layer of chocolate icing and desiccated coconut. Often it comes in two halves with a layer of cream or jam in the center. Used usually in cafes as a good fit for tea and coffee, it is also frequently baked for fundraisers.Sample Restaurant Menu Items:Vegemite Toast - served on sourdough Avo Toast - with radish, cherry tomatoes, chives, chili flakes, hemp seeds, lemon and olive oil on sourdough; also served with one or two eggs; Banana Bread with passionfruit butterPassionfruit Granola Bowl - granola, seasonal fruit, passionfruit yogurt, chlorophyll honeyChia Muesli - chia, rhubarb compote, shredded apple, granola, cranberries, dates, blueberries, yogurt & honeyEggs - two eggs any way on eight grain or ciabatta toastBLAT - bacon, lettuce, avocado, tomato, mayo also served with eggEgg Sandwich - cherry tomato, arugula, spicy relish, bacon, fried egg, hash brownSweet Corn Fritters - cherry tomatoes, bacon, avocado, greens, sweet corn mascarpone also served with one or two eggsGreen Eggs Bowl - soft scramble, spinach, kale peas, avocado, salsa verde also served with smoked salmonRicotta Hotcakes - honeycomb butter, Nutella, banana, maple syrupBig breakfast - bacon, eggs, mushroom, roasted tomatoes, baked beans, hash brown...

Find a Local Brewery Restaurants Takeout Cuisine

Apr 10, 2020

Want to find a local brewery Restaurant's takeout cuisine? We are exploring the cuisine and takeout menus of favorite community restaurants for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Why not explore the various restaurants open in your community? Even during times of crisis, our brewery restaurants are stepping up to the plate and offering curbside service. Mixing beer with great food is a no brainer. If you’ve never been to a Brewery theme restaurant, here is a list of items you may find on the menu.APPETIZERS and SOUPSCheesesteak Egg Rolls - fried onions, american cheese, matchstick potatoes, ketchup and horseradish sauceP.E.I. Mussels - white wine, leeks, garlic, lemon and creamBlue Crab Quesadilla - sweet corn, roasted red pepper and poblano rajas, serrano peppers, cheddar, monterey jack and cilantro aioliSalmon Spring Rolls - spinach, red onion, pickled ginger, wasabi and sesame-soy sauceFried Calamari - red peppers, poblano peppers, cilantro aioli and lime zestVoodoo Shrimp - texas shrimp, spicy beer barbeque sauce, white rice, sour cream and green onionBrie Stuffed Mushrooms - herb crumb topping, red onion jam, arugula, pistachios and balsamic syrupSpiced Chicken Quesadilla - roasted red pepper and poblano rajas, cheddar, monterey jack, mexican crema guacamole and pickled red onionsBacon Wrapped Scallops - horseradish dipping sauce and lemonAsian Style Meatballs - pork, pickled vegetables, cucumber, cilantro and spicy mayonnaiseHoney Sriracha Popcorn Chicken - orange zest, cilantro and sesame seedsBruschetta - vine-ripened tomatoes, roasted red and yellow peppers, capers, garlic, basil, feta, extra virgin olive oil and balsamic syrupArtisanal Cheese Plate - marsala figs, marcona almonds, red onion jam, pistachios, focaccia and water crackersCheeses - Shropshire Blue, Beemster XO, Servilleta, Weinkase Lagrein, Triple Cream BrieHouse Nachos - pico de gallo, black beans, fresh jalapenos, green onion, sour cream, monterey jack and cheddarLoaded Nachos - larger version‏ of our house nachos with guacamole and fajita-spiced chickenChicken Wings - choice of classic buffalo or fiery chipotle, blue cheese dressing, carrot and celery sticksHummus - garbanzo bean puree, pita, cucumbers, imported olives, tomato-pepper relish, feta and extra virgin olive oilHand Cut Carolina Sweet Potato Fries - horseradish sauce, bourbon-vanilla cream, smoked paprika aioli and habanero-lime dipping sauceTeriyaki Chicken Lettuce Wraps - boston bibb, spicy peanut noodles, cucumber, bean sprouts, carrot and sesame-soy sauceGuacamole and Warm Tortilla Chips - made to order with haas avocados, tomato, serrano peppers, cilantro and limeShrimp Tempura - sriracha ponzu dipping sauceFried Brussels Sprouts - olive oil,‏ lemon, black pepper and pecorino romanoRoasted Beets - haricots verts, goat cheese, almonds and dijon vinaigretteWarm Bavarian Pretzels - stone ground mustard sauceBaja Style Fish Taco - fried cod, pico de gallo, red cabbage slaw, pickled red onion and chipotle aioliAsparagus Tempura - creamy horseradish dipping sauceFried Goat Cheese - red onion‏ jam, honey and baby arugulaChipotle Pork Taco - pickled red onion, avocado, cilantro and queso frescoChilled Dan Dan Noodles - spicy peanut sauce, cucumber, carrot, green onion and sesame seedsMesclun Salad - granny smith apples, pistachios, dried cranberries, sharp white cheddar, red onion and orange-vanilla bean vinaigretteRed Quinoa Salad - spiced pecans, mandarin oranges, dried cranberries, granny smith apples, green onion, orange-vanilla bean vinaigrette and green apple-ginger pureeChopped Salad - romaine and‏ iceberg, bacon, gorgonzola, grape tomatoes, garlic-herb croutons and creamy blue cheese dressingBaked Eastern Shore Crab Cakes - old bay seasoned wedge fries, sweet corn relish and creamy mustard sauceHawaiian Spiced Ahi Tuna - served medium-rare, wasabi vinaigrette dressed greens, smashed yukon gold potatoes and sweet thai chile sauceNorth Atlantic Salmon Red Chile Rubbed Flat Iron Steak - smoked cheddar mac-n-cheese, tri-colored peppers and onions and chipotle-lime saucePetite Filet Mignons - sweet corn and crab saute, smashed yukon gold potatoes, sauteed spinach and madeira wine saucePan Seared Nantucket Sea Scallops - exotic mushroom risotto, asparagus spears with pecorino romano and roasted tomato vinaigretteBarbeque Glazed Baby Back Ribs - sweet potato‏ fries or wedge fries and coleslawJaegerschnitzel - pan-fried pork cutlets, buttered egg noodles, haricots verts and roasted mushroom sauceSeafood Pot Pie - shrimp, scallops, crab, potatoes, mushrooms, corn, peas and flaky pastry topBeef Stroganoff - pan-seared tenderloin tips, exotic mushrooms, onions, buttered egg noodles, paprika and sour cream-wine sauceChicken Pot Pie - potatoes, sweet corn, peas and flaky pastry topPan Roasted Chicken Breasts - smashed yukon gold potatoes, asparagus spears, crispy fried onion rings and thyme pan jusVegetable Penne - exotic mushrooms, roasted red peppers, spinach, leeks, peas, pecorino romano and sun-dried tomato cream sauce; add chicken or shrimp Fish and Chips - batter-dipped cod, wedge fries, coleslaw and remoulade sauceMeatloaf - smashed yukon gold potatoes, buttery peas and carrots and housemade gravyPan Seared Beef Tenderloin Medallions - smashed yukon gold potatoes, asparagus spears and madeira wine sauceFisherman's Stew - shrimp, scallops, mussels and cod simmered in a garlicky tomato-white wine brothMoroccan Salmon - smashed yukon gold potatoes, red onion jam, broccoli, scallion sauce and lemonTeriyaki Grilled Chicken Breast - wasabi vinaigrette dressed greens, sesame glazed asparagus spears, roasted red peppers and white riceGrilled Ahi Tuna Salad - served medium‏ rare, mesclun greens, grilled red and yellow peppers, avocado, mandarin oranges, toasted almonds, crispy wonton strips and ginger-sesame vinaigretteGrilled North Atlantic Salmon Salad - baby arugula,‏ kalamata olives, red onion, grape tomatoes, roasted exotic mushrooms, grilled red and yellow peppers, feta, matchstick potatoes and balsamic vinaigretteFajita Spiced Chicken Salad - romaine and iceberg, pico de gallo, avocado, jalapeno, queso fresco, crispy tortilla strips and chipotle ranch dressingNaked Burger Salad - char-grilled hamburger,‏ romaine and iceberg, bacon, gorgonzola, grape tomatoes, red onion, matchstick potatoes and creamy blue cheese dressingGrilled Flank Steak Salad - baby arugula, fresh mozzarella, grilled red and yellow peppers, red onion, roasted exotic mushrooms, pecorino romano and balsamic vinaigretteGrilled Chicken and Red Quinoa Salad - spiced pecans, mandarin oranges, dried cranberries, granny smith apples, green onion, orange-vanilla bean vinaigrette and green apple-ginger pureeGrilled Chicken Caesar Salad - romaine, aged pecorino romano, garlic-herb croutons and creamy housemade dressing SOUPSSoup Sampler - seafood bisque, louisiana chicken gumbo and kennett square mushroomSeafood Bisque  - baby shrimp, bay scallops and crabLouisiana Chicken Gumbo - andouille, rice and okraKennett Square Mushroom - roasted white‏ mushrooms, sherry and creamFrench Onion au Gratin - gruyere, paprika and croutonPIZZAMeatlover's Pizza - hot italian sausage, prosciutto, bacon, pepperoni, green bell pepper, red onion, asiago, mozzarella and tomato sauceVoodoo Chicken Pizza - bacon, red onion, green bell pepper, smoked gouda, mozzarella and spicy barbeque sauceGarcia Pizza - roasted exotic mushrooms, garlic oil, caramelized onions, mozzarella, fontina and asiagoParma Pizza - prosciutto, wilted spinach, balsamic glazed onions, asiago, mozzarella and garlic sauceMargherita Pizza - fresh mozzarella, tomato sauce, pecorino romano and basilTraditional Pizza - mozzarella and tomato sauce SANDWICHESEastern Shore Crab Cake Sandwich - remoulade sauce on toasted sesame seed bunHouse Smoked Pork Sandwich - hickory smoked pulled pork and saint louis-style barbeque sauce on toasted bunSalmon Burger Banh Mi - pickled vegetables, cucumber, cilantro and sriracha mayonnaise on sesame seed bunGrilled Chicken Sandwich - lettuce, tomato, bacon, sharp cheddar and roasted shallot-black pepper aioli on soft bunMediterranean Wrap - hummus, cucumber, roasted red peppers, tomato, arugula, feta and balsamic syrup in spinach tortillaVegetarian Southwestern Black Bean Burger - house made with lettuce, tomato, pepper jack and green chile aioli on sesame seed bunPecan Chicken Salad Sandwich - granny smith apples, cranberry chutney and lettuce on multi-grainBURGERSBig Bold Blue Burger - maytag blue cheese, applewood smoked bacon and crispy fried onion ringsBrewski Burger - lettuce, tomato, mushrooms, bacon and choice of american, sharp cheddar or swissMexicali Burger - pico de gallo, pickled jalapenos, pepper jack and chipotle thousand islandCheeseburger - lettuce, tomato and choice of american, sharp cheddar or swissSanta Fe Turkey Burger - guacamole, tomato, bacon, pepper jack and ancho-honey mayonnaiseTurkey Burger - lettuce, tomato, mushrooms, bacon and choice of american, sharp cheddar or swissSALAD STARTERSMesclun Salad - granny smith apples, pistachios, dried cranberries, sharp white cheddar, red onion and orange-vanilla bean vinaigretteRed Quinoa Salad - spiced pecans, mandarin oranges, dried cranberries, granny smith apples, green onion, orange-vanilla bean vinaigrette and green apple-ginger pureeCaesar Salad - romaine, aged‏ pecorino romano and creamy housemade dressingGarden Salad - romaine and‏ iceberg, cucumber, red onion, grape tomatoes, carrots, mushrooms and herb vinaigretteBIG SALADSGrilled North Atlantic Salmon Salad - baby arugula, kalamata olives, red onion, grape tomatoes, roasted exotic mushrooms, grilled red and yellow peppers and balsamic vinaigretteGrilled Flank Steak Salad - baby arugula, fresh mozzarella, roasted exotic mushrooms, grilled red and yellow peppers, red onion, pecorino romano and balsamic vinaigretteFajita Spiced Chicken Salad - romaine and‏ iceberg, pico de gallo, avocado, jalapeno, queso fresco and chipotle ranch dressingGrilled Chicken and Red Quinoa Salad - spiced pecans, mandarin oranges, dried cranberries, granny smith apples, green onion, orange-vanilla bean vinaigrette and green apple-ginger pureeGrilled Chicken Caesar Salad - romaine, aged pecorino romano and creamy housemade dressingAPPETIZERS & SHARED PLATESP.E.I. Mussels - white wine, leeks, garlic, lemon and creamHummus - garbanzo bean puree, carrot and celery sticks, cucumbers, imported olives, tomato-pepper relish, feta and extra virgin olive oilRoasted Beets - haricots verts, goat cheese, almonds and dijon vinaigretteBaked Chicken Wings - classic buffalo or fiery chipotle, ranch dressing, carrot and celery sticksGLUTEN FREE BEEROmission Blond LagerRed Bridge BURGERSBrewski Burger - lettuce, tomato, mushrooms, bacon and choice of american, sharp cheddar or swissMexicali Burger - pico de gallo, pickled jalapenos, pepper jack and chipotle thousand islandCheeseburger - Lettuce, tomato and choice of american, sharp cheddar or swissSanta Fe Turkey Burger - guacamole, tomato, bacon, pepper jack and ancho-honey mayonnaiseTurkey Burger - lettuce, tomato, mushrooms, bacon and choice of american, sharp cheddar or swissSANDWICHESHouse Smoked Pork Sandwich - hickory smoked pulled pork and saint louis-style barbeque sauceGrilled Chicken Sandwich - lettuce, tomato, bacon, sharp cheddar and roasted shallot-black pepper aioliPecan Chicken Salad Sandwich - granny smith apples, cranberry chutney and lettuceENTREESPetite Filet Mignons - sweet corn and crab saute, smashed yukon gold potatoes, sauteed spinach and madeira wine sauceBeef Stroganoff - pan seared tenderloin tips, exotic mushrooms, onions, smashed yukon gold potatoes and sour cream-wine saucePan Seared Nantucket Sea Scallops - exotic mushroom risotto, asparagus spears with pecorino romano and roasted tomato vinaigretteNorth Atlantic Salmon - smashed yukon gold potatoes, spinach and scallion sauceHawaiian Spiced Ahi Tuna - served medium rare, lemon vinaigrette dressed greens, smashed yukon gold potatoes and sweet thai chile saucePan Roasted Chicken Breasts - smashed yukon gold potatoes, asparagus spears and thyme pan jus ...

Find a Local British Restaurant Takeout Cuisine

Apr 10, 2020

Want to find a Local British Restaurant? Looking for a  British Takeout Restaurant or British cuisine? We are exploring the cuisine and takeout menus of favorite community restaurants for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Why not explore the various restaurants open in your community? Have you ever had the pleasure of dining in a British theme restaurant? The variety of choices on the menu can be quite overwhelming. British restaurants are not for fast-food mentality. Take your time and read over the menu. Don't be afraid to experiment and try something new. Here is our offering of a sample menu you will find at your local British restaurant.SALADS - Add Cup Of Soup, Chicken or Turkey Breast To Any Salad The Elizabeth - Fresh baby spinach topped with pine nuts, roasted red pepper, avocado, Vidalia onion and Feta cheese with balsamic vinaigretteThe Denton - spring mix & fresh baby spinach with sliced almonds, dried cranberries, mandarins oranges & goats cheese with poppy seed or raspberry vinaigretteThe Ava - Add chicken, tuna, or shrimp salad. Cold pasta salad and new seasonal fruit salad garnished with poppy seed dressing.The Shinn Nel - Spring mix and fresh baby spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, Kalamata olives, red onion, fresh parmesan with Italian dressings.LUNCH MENUSandwiches - Served On Your Choice Of Wheat Berry Bread or Thin Marble Rye and include Leafy Green Salad or Cold Pasta Salad - add Cup of Soup.The Churchill - Homemade chicken salad sandwich w/ grapes and walnuts on a bed of leafy greensThe Blair - Roast beef and swiss sandwich honey mustard, tomato, and leafy greensThe Thatcher - A sandwich w/ fresh turkey breast, cranberry sauce, mandarin oranges and muenster cheese w/ leafy greensThe Victorian - a vegetarian sandwich consisting of fresh spinach, tomato, cucumber, red pepper, avocado, onion & hummus w/ goat cheeseQuiche - with a side saladSoup De Jour - served with rosemary and asiago cheese straws cup/bowlCold Pasta Salad HIGH TEA Soup De Jour Or House SaladSignature Turkey Sausage Roll - Turkey sausage wrapped in pastry with cream cheese, chive, dijon, and horseradishTea Sandwiches - Egg salad, dill cream cheese and cucumber sandwich, chicken salad with poppy seed, tuna salad with chopped celery, roast beef and swiss, smoked salmon with pumpernickel cream cheese.Scone - served with clotted cream, lemon curd, and preservesAssorted Miniature Desserts And, Or Baked GoodsChoice Of Loose Leaf Pot Of TeaAFTERNOON TEATea Sandwiches - Egg salad, Dill cream cheese and Cucumber sandwich, chicken salad with poppy seed, tuna salad with chopped celery, roast beef and swiss, smoked salmon with dill cream cheese on pumpernickel (choice of three)Scone - served with lemon curd, clotted cream, and preservesAssortment Of Miniature Desserts and or baked goodsChoice Of Loose Leaf Pot Of TeaDarjeeling  - Darjeeling Estate - first flush with a fine, fresh flower noteOolong   - Oolong Tung Ting - lightly fermented with a smooth, delicate body Fruit BlendBerry Patch - a creamy berry taste Lotta Colada - a pineapple, coconut fruit blendHerbalCinnamon Apple Chamomile - chamomile combined with cinnamon and applesTranquilitea - chamomile and lavenderSpring Breeze - citrus vanilla tasteRooibos (red or brown fermented tea)Caramel - a creamy caramel rooibosMojito - Lime and mint, deliciousChocolate Mint - Chocolate mint taste with chocolate brittle, chocolate and flavoringVanilla Cream - Vanilla cream taste with vanilla bits and flavoringGreen Tea - FlavoredEnchanted Berry - a combination of raspberry and blueberryStrawberry Cream - a strawberry tea with creamy notesPomegranate - a delicious tea with pomegranate bitsGreen Tea - ClassicTea-nah Zim Zim - clear liquoring with a soft, mild tasteBlack Tea - ClassicCeylon Kenilworth - excellent full body with a hint of sweetnessAssam Satrupa - a bold tea, great as a morning tea, add milk, and sugar if desiredKenya Milima - very flavorful with notes of peaches and apricotsEnglish Breakfast Supreme - start the day with this delicious morning teaDecaf English Breakfast - decaffeinated using the co2 process, no chemicalsBlack Tea - FlavoredPeaches N Flowers - peach taste with peach bitsRaspberry - fresh raspberry taste with raspberry leaves and bitsPassionate Mango - exotic mango taste with mango bitsPomegranate - pomegranate taste with pomegranate bitsEarl Grey A La Creme - a creamy, bergamot teaChai Americaine - spicy cinnamon taste, great with milk and sugarRead My Lips - a vanilla peppermint tea with mini lipsDecaf Apricot - apricot taste with marigold blossoms, decaffeinated using the co2 process, no chemicalsIrish breakfast - chase the chill of the morning with this cup of teaLondon High Tea - an old English recipe with a sweet yet mild noteRussian Caravan - smoky citrus taste with orange peels and flavoringPina Colada - pineapple and coconut taste with pineapple, coconut bits, and flavoringCoco-berrie - chocolate blueberry taste...

Information on the 2020 Volkswagen Model which Has Big Surprises In Store For You

Apr 10, 2020

 Looking for information on the 2020 Volkswagen? This Model has big surprises In store for you. So if your In the market for a Volkswagon. Here is one model that you just might want to take the family and test drive: the Atlas Cross Sport, Volkswagen's premium offering in the 2020 R-Line Models.Highlighting the Atlas Cross SportThe exterior has a bold look with a raked roofline. (An eye-catching grille in the R-Line design trim will be available later.) The engine is available in two sizes - 2.0L 4-cylinder engine or available 3.6L V6 engine.Great access to the passenger section of the car with the second and third-row seats folding down. The Atlas has a large 96.8 cubic feet of cargo space. The second row has room enough for three (3) child seats. There are seventeen (17) cupholders for sippy cups and bottles.The second row of captain's chairs - (Available as an option.) Offer more space for each individual passenger. Flexible and versatile cargo space. Note: You can fold the third-row, as well as the second-row, down easily for extra room.Professionally designed interior cabin - The Atlas appears almost as fantastic inside as outside with its diamond quilted-design fabric seating surfaces and a multi-function steering wheel.USB ports - Seven people can bring a number of gadgets, each trim level provides at least one USB port. You will have up to three additional USB ports on certain trim packages plus two reverse USB charging ports.Easy Third Row Access - Atlas comfortably accommodates three sets of benches. Every row is long enough to sit comfortably for children, adults or a mixture of both.VW Car-Net Remote Access:9 Remote Commands - You can control your car with Remote Access Starter.  Volkswagen Digital Cockpit - The interface which is accessible is a great innovation. Data may be shown digitally in high definition, instead of the conventional instrument cluster.Panoramic sunroof extending nearly the length of all three sides, the panoramic sunroof accessible lets the outside in. Like the sense of convertibility? Only open the gates.Beautiful bold design from every angle - Atlas is built like, is, Atlas. Efficient and strong, with the lines creased in front and on the sides to send it a lean and mean dosage.21" two-tone machined alloy wheels - A huge SUV needs a few big wheels. And the 21" alloys available with this model are a good option. Their scale and sleek nature make them a wonderful match.Hands-free Easy Open power liftgate - Push your foot under the Atlas rear bumper with the key inside your pocket to unlock the door. This functionality is perfect if your hands are full.Remote power liftgate - Are you in a hurry? This feature helps you click the key to unlock and open the hatch before you get to it.The Atlas R-Line likes to stick out–featuring 20" aluminum wheels and distinctive accessories such as front grille logos, front and rear bumpers, and side skirts. Inside you will find stainless steel pedal caps and badging on the steering wheel and welcome screen.What you need to finance your new Volkswagen Atlas R-LineThe Department of Finance at the dealer will connect you to your investment options for auto loans and car leases. Whether you're funding a new car or a vehicle you bought beforehand. Volkswagen dealers have good relationships and are committed to finding the right car loan service that suits the vehicle financing needs. Customers with existing loans earn low-interest car loans. Finance experts will help you get your car loan refinanced or change the contract term. When it comes to buying the next vehicle, you'll want to get to the dealership prepared with the paperwork you need to ensure a fast and easy car-buying process.Valid Driver's LicenseYou need proof that you are legally registered to drive the VW of your choice off of the lot. Your driver's license also serves as identification for your check or another form of payment.Proof of Car InsuranceIf you already know which car you are purchasing, you can call forward to establish a new insurance policy. Or, while you are at the dealership, you can call your insurance agent to have them email or fax to the dealer via an insurance card. We recommend that you be prepared in advance to ensure the smoothest car-buying process, if possible.Current Vehicle Registration For Trade-InIf you're trading in a vehicle, you'll need to provide a copy of your paperwork to show you're the owner and ensure you can easily transfer ownership from you to the dealer.Proof of ResidencyIf you are trying to get an auto loan accepted, you'll have to provide proof of residency. A utility bill will do the trick only to verify that your application information is correct. Just one of many new offerings. Enjoy the Ride!...

Find the Right Method to Determine the Value of Your Business

Apr 10, 2020

Want to find the right method to determine the value of your business? While there are a number of ways, there are three major ways to find the value of a business when you are considering purchasing or selling a business.Method 1: Asset-based MethodThe asset-looks at the assets and liabilities in your company. By finding the difference between the assets and liabilities, you calculate the value of your business. Some aspects of your business add value to your company. Items that add value are assets. Many things add debt to your company, otherwise called liabilities. Liabilities are debts which your company owes to creditors. Subtract liabilities from the assets to achieve the valuation of your company.You can find the book value for your business using the asset-based method. Your book value is balance sheet equity for the lender. The book value must be the lowest price you wish to sell to your company. Responsible debt management will help you raise your net assets.Consider using an asset-based method if you need to sell your business quickly. If you're going to sell debts, you can save time and money by offering a book value.Method 2: MarketThe market approach compares the company with businesses like the ones that have already sold. The value of your company is market-based. Look at data from the sale prices of comparable companies. Compare your value to companies like yours.The market approach produces a sum that is similar to the fair market value. Fair market value means that what consumers are willing to pay is your small business net worth. You have to raise or decrease the price of your service, depending on what purchasers pay.Market-based methods compare similar companies' recent selling prices.Such market valuation approaches are often included in professional business evaluations:Guidance on the process of the publicly-traded companyComparative transaction methodMethod 3: IncomeThe income method looks at the financial background of your company. You use your books to convince customers that your company is a low-risk, profitable investment.A buyer also takes out a small business loan to buy a business. Tell the borrower that your company will produce ample income to pay back the loan. The willingness to pay debts represents lower risks than large-scale debt holders. The more successful the company is in debt service, the more precious it is.You'll look at your past profits and cash flow using the income method. Project the future profits and the company's debts using your profit and loss statement for small businesses. You can find your Small Business value using the estimates.Other Business Valuation Methodologies that can be considered:Historical Earnings Valuation. The current value of a business determines its gross income, the ability to repay debt, and the capitalization of cash flow or earnings. If your company fails to get enough money to pay bills, its value will decline. Conversely, fast debt reduction and holding a healthy cash flow increase the value of your company. Using both of these variables when you assess the historical value of your company earnings.Relative Valuation. You calculate, using the relative valuation process, how much a comparable company would offer if it were sold. This compares the value of the assets of your company to the value of comparable assets and allows you a fair price to pay.Future Maintainable Earnings Valuation. The sustainability of your company in the future determines its value today. When profits are projected to stay stable, you can use the future sustainable earnings valuation approach for valuing a company. To measure the potential sustainable earnings value of your company, assess its past three years ' revenue, expenses, income, and gross profits. Such statistics help you forecast the future and have a valuation for your company today.Discount Cash Flow Valuation. When earnings are not expected to stay stable in the future, using the approach of valuing discount cash flows. It takes the potential net cash flows of your company and discounts them to current values. For those statistics, you know the company's discounted cash flow value and how much money the business assets are likely to make in the future. Improving your small business valuation. The value of your company is a flexible figure. Buyers have their own views as to how they value a company.A Company's value takes time and careful planning to build to a favorable level. Maintain the types of business records which your company uses thoroughly. The reports may contain statements from the banks and financial institutions. Your books help to project costs and profits that purchasers may face. The more structured your books are, the greater the likelihood that customers will have to see your interest. You can use accounting software for small businesses to conveniently keep track of the company's finances.It's a good idea to do valuation in your own business. But, you can also consult a qualified business appraisal appraiser. An appraiser will offer useful advice to help you make the most of your transaction....

Want to Find the Best Winery Here is what makes one better

May 25, 2020

Want to Find the Best Winery? Here is what makes one better. To begin, lets start with the way in which grapes are grown (Viticulture) and in how they are subsequently processed into wine (Vinification) are the two main factors that affect wine quality.Viticulture Common-sense activities such as keeping the vine disease-free differentiate the consistency of the fruit and, eventually, the wine. It also helps to pick only the ripest grapes and then send them to the winery quickly so as to avoid too much oxidation.Yield - The fewer bunches of grapes per vine, the stronger the taste and the more intense their flavor will be. At the lesser yields of the very best vineyards top quality, Burgundy can be produced as opposed to lower quality wines. Soil - The vine grows in the soil which consists of rock particles, humus (decomposing organic matter), and nutrients of different sizes. The perfect wine-growing soil is low in nutrients, well-drained and able to hold the amount of water that the plant requires to grow.Quality wines, however, come in all colors, in all degrees of sweetness and dryness and in all flavor profiles. Just because a high-quality wine doesn't mean you're really going to enjoy it, any more than a three-star rating means you're going to love a certain restaurant. The choice of wine is clearly more important to personal taste than to price.The aim of viticultural practices is, in simple terms, to concentrate the glucose in the fruit, not just in the vine. Left to its own devices, the plant must use all the tools available to grow stronger and larger.Vinification The timing for fermentation is critical in converting the juice of the grape into wine. This process must be done quickly to cut down on oxidization, which spoils their flavor. There have been breakthroughs in modern winemaking techniques in understanding the effects of climate, as well as temperature regulation during fermentation. The awareness has boosted the overall quality of today's wine.There are many wine-making treatments and some are very extreme, which can ruin or taint the flavor. These are often used for convenience when storing large amounts of lesser-quality wines.Climate and weather Differentiating climate and weather are important: Climate refers to the average weather characteristics over a period of several years. The changes created in these features make up the weather.The quantity and consistency of the fruit are influenced by factors like climate, environment, and soil. Heat is essential: By mixing CO2 and water, the plant uses sunlight and chlorophyll to produce the glucose it requires for growth and vigor.Temperature In order to undergo photosynthesis, the vine requires an average temperature of 16 to 22oC during its growth period. Additionally, different varieties need varying quantities of heat to reach maximum maturity.Cool - regions with an average temperature of 17oC or under during the growth cycle of the plant. Ideal for varieties with short intervals.Mild - Places with an average temperature between 17 and 18.5oC.Warm - Temperature average between 18.5 and 21oC. Ideal for varieties with long intervals. Hot - Heat above 21oC. These regions are not well suited for wine-growing.About California WinesCalifornia's beautiful weather during the year is perfect for winemaking.Pleasant sunlight ensures a strong and long season of grape growing, while the richness of California soil embraces a multitude of varieties of winegrape and unexpected variations of flavor. The rugged coastline of California exposes neighboring vineyards to natural "air conditioning" in the form of fog and breezes, making for exceptional varieties of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and other cool climates. Thanks to rivers, lakes, and deltas, warmer interior valleys get the same cooling effect.Meanwhile, vines planted along California hillsides get a fine mixture of cooling air and clear, unfiltered sun-conditions that were born to love Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.The soils are as diverse as the regions. Sand, clay, loam, granite, volcanic ash, sediment under the seabed, river gravel: each contributes its own distinct minerality. And winemakers are no less diverse: Immigrants from all over the world have arrived in California since the 1700s, bringing with them their vines and skills. Hard-earned secrets of soil, atmosphere, and vine have passed from generation to generation, supplying California wine with its remarkable history and spectacular spectacle....

What do Notaries do and how to find the best one

May 25, 2020

Ever ask yourself, what do Notaries do and how to find the best one? Notaries have the authority and power vested in them by the State to administer oaths, take acknowledgments, and perform certain duties prescribed by statute. The critical emphasis is that the notary is a public officer empowered to carry out official State activities. The notaries avoid and discourage fraud by fulfilling their essential functions.The difference between Oaths and AcknowledgmentsWhen a person makes a sworn declaration, either orally or in writing, he or she typically seek out a public notary. The notary is primarily responsible for the person to identify themselves satisfactorily, and the person gives a written oath. If the sworn declaration is in the form of a written document, the notary must also witness the signature of that person and will record the case in a notarial certificate in writing. Notaries sometimes skip the crucial act of administering the oath, which results in the document being ruled invalid by the court or dismissed by the receiving party.Some contracts do not demand that the signer swears to the integrity of the document's contents. Alternatively, the signer must agree that he recognizes the document and signs or has willingly signed it to an approved individual. Again, the "authorized person" is a notary public, an officer empowered by the State to take acknowledgments. The notary is responsible for identifying the signer, making a reasonable assessment of the signer's understanding of the document and willingness to sign, and completing the required notarial certificate. In the case of an acknowledgment, the notary may or may not directly observe the signing of the document; however, by the moment the notary performs the notarization, the signer must still be personally present.Personal Appearance in front of Notary is Required (Even when using the new Digital Remote Online Access Services)One of the key ways a notary can avoid fraud in written transactions is to have the signer appear before the notary personally at the time of the notarization. Also, if the signer is not present, the law forbids a notary from notarizing a signature. Violating the provision for personal presence may result in a monetary loss for the claimant, resulting in a complaint against the notary, or a claim against the notary bond. Notaries had also driven astray from the law when they begged a parent, friend, or employer to do a special favor. Note, the presence requirement for each notarization is no exception, and the consequences of breaching this requirement can be catastrophic.Complete Notarial Certificate ProcessThe law requires the notary to document the notarial act in written form in a certificate or declaration containing specific material. Sign a document and affix the notary seal-in fact; that is, a pointless act and is a misuse of the notary seal is never acceptable for the notary. The law specified certain information to be included in the certificate:Place of the notarization(venue) Which notarial act was performed (oath or acknowledgment) Attesting the personal presence before the notary The date of the notarial act Name of the person whose signature is notarized The type of Identification given Identification, written name, and seal of the notaryIf the document lacks a notarial certificate, at the signer's direction, the notary may type or write a certificate on the document. Be very sure you are not informing the signer about the form of the notarial act required. This can be viewed as "practicing law without a license," which may lead to serious sanctions against the notary. Just clarify the difference between an oath and an acknowledgment, and let your customer decide what kind of act is required.When not all the necessary information is found in the notarial certificate, the notary will write down the appropriate information. You'll want to ensure that your certificate is correct and complete with each notarization....

What is a Business Coach and how to Find the Best One

May 25, 2020

What is a Business Coach and how to Find the Best One? Most individuals start a business because they are led by a passion or dream to build their own business based on previous experience in the industry of their choice or a desire to achieve a long-desired goal. Here are at least seven stumbling blocks to be aware of:Insisting on the Work Done to Perfection.Spending Too Much Time on Research and Not Taking the First Step.Having the Wrong Business Mindset. Turn off Negative Self-TalkTying the Success of the Company to their sense of self.Unwilling to delegate.Unprepared to Deliver the product or service based on their customer’s needs.Lack of adequate understanding of the company’s cash flow.Whether a CEO or entrepreneur to small businesses you may need to search for a partner to help out with learning to overcome these seven obstacles and more. People rarely consider reducing their workload. Instead, they consider hiring a coach. A business coach brings much more to the table than encouraging words or a pat on the back for a well-done job. If you start as a small business owner in the first place, it is nice to have an expert to help you along. It's essential to develop your business with the support of a business coach. This coach knows the highs as well as the lows, which come with being a first-time CEO or Entrepreneur. You may not see the reason but continue reading why it's worth the investment to hire a company coach.What Value Does A Business Coach Bring?Some of today's most successful CEOs had some help from somebody in their sector. Steve Jobs mentored Facebook's, Mark Zuckerberg. Google's Larry Page had Eric Schmidt looking over his shoulder. Today there are executive coaching companies providing advice to business owners and entrepreneurs alike. A mentor or coach is there to ask you questions about the kinds of decisions you make, to guide you towards the best options possible.Drawing on Someone Else's ExperienceRunning a company doesn't come with a handbook for playing by playing. If you have employees, they will come and go, schedules will need to be changed, and things may arise that might sound like they're coming straight out of nowhere. Caught off-guard, you may not know what to do or how to respond, but someone who has been in business for many years can help you get through the learning days. When you're new, it's informative and inspiring to address current issues with a mentor over a business lunch or telecommunications. You will find a new sense of understanding and calming. You will know what steps to take next to make sure the company succeeds.Correcting Typical Patterns And Common MistakesMentors have seen plenty of that. They witnessed it themselves, or they saw it happen to one of their mentees. A business coach will steer you away from common marketing errors before digging into too deeply. It is hard to let go of some of the initial marketing costs, but when re-evaluated later, you will discover it was well worth it.Getting A Grip On Your EmotionsA mentor will help you increase your knowledge regarding your emotions. Business decisions like firing a contractor or employee are difficult. Analyzing a remarkably high monthly expense report as a new business owner can be overwhelming. When you aren't emotionally prepared for these types of scenarios, letting your emotions get the best out of you can be quick. Luckily, in these types of cases, a company coach knows what it feels like. Finding a mentor who can share their previous experience won't always halt a situation; nevertheless, in some cases, it does. It should ready you emotionally for the next crisis....

The Importance of Passion and How to Find Yours

Oct 29, 2020

Do you realize the importance of having passion in your life? Now more than ever with many of us cooped up in our homes, depression is greater than ever. Our freedoms seem to have been ripped out and replaced by boredom, isolation, lack of money and a diminishing desire to follow our passions; however, now more than ever is the time to not only find your passion but pursue it!But what is your passion? You might think you lost it, or never found it. The fact is we all have a passion. In fact the happiest and most successful people I know focus their time doing it. The best is if you can make money doing something your passionate about.For this reason, here is a list of some things you might consider pursuing...Health and WellnessEating healthyWalking, jogging or hiking RunningBikingSwimmingSelf-defensePilatesSportsWorking out with weights or bodyweightYogaMeditationSelf-care, such as massage, grooming, etc.Learning and GrowingResearching or experimentingReading self-help books or taking online coursesLearning new skillsPracticingJournallingLearning how to learnKnowledgeWisdomPersonal financeWork and ServiceBusiness and entrepreneurshipWork performance and productivityLeadershipCoachingTraining or teachingDonatingVolunteeringLiving a Good LifeWritingSpeakingPainting, sketching or craftingKnitting and CrochetingDesigningCreating or EditingBuilding or repairingCollecting or organizingDecluttering or cleaningPlaying an instrumentSingingDancingComedy, act or entertainmentReading fictionWatching movies, TV series, documentaries, etcListening to music, podcasts, audiobooks, etc.ReviewingMaking and composingPhotographyEvent hosting or celebrationProgrammingPlaying or gamingCookingGardeningAnimalsNatureTravelAdventure sportsLove and RelationshipsBeing a friendBeing a spouse or partnerBeing a parentBeing a son/daughterBeing a brother/sisterBeing a relativeBeing a citizenHaving purpose is one of the most important elements in be happy. Having purpose (and passion) helps you to find and do things that add meaning to your life, it also helps when things go wrong. ... A healthy sense of Purpose helps you to put those events in perspective, to refocus on the things that are meaningful to you, and to move ahead and enjoy life....

Alcoholics Anonymous Overview and What to Know

Nov 11, 2020

Looking for an Alcoholics Anonymous Overview and What to Know? Alcoholics Anonymous is a group of people who have had, or currently have a drinking problem. It is accepting of everyone and is available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements to join this group. Anyone who wants to talk about or fix their drinking problem are more than welcome to join.  Alcoholics Anonymous was created in 1935 by Bill W. and Dr. Bob in Akron Ohio, and has been around ever since. It began with two people who sat down to discuss their issues with alcohol. Since that moment the group grew and multiplied and eventually became one of the most widely known alcohol support groups.Who Can JoinAlcoholism and drug addiction are most commonly known as “substance abuse.” People who have relied on alcohol or used it inappropriately have been recommended to join AA. Everyone is welcome to attend AA meetings. Open meetings are accessible to the public, and closed meetings are more private and only for members of the group. The group is recommended for people who struggle with alcohol issues. People with problems other than alcoholism are still welcome to the group as long as they have, or have had a drinking problem as well.  While there are no real qualifications, it is recommended that you join this group only if you have the desire to help your alcohol abuse or misuse.What AA DoesAA members share their experience with anyone who has a drinking problem and needs support or advice. The AA program created the Twelve Steps which offers people a way to live a good life without alcohol. These steps are discussed in more detail at the meetings.  During open AA meetings, people will usually tell their story—their personal experience, and what it's like for them now. Most AA meetings, however, are closed meetings for members only. Normally these meetings are discussion based. One person will come up with a topic and the others will share ideas and experiences that relate to what is being said. Some AA meeting discussions are more about the 12 Steps and what the AA meetings are going to help you with. Some people have misconceptions about what the AA meetings are really about. It is encouraged that you do more research or even attend a meeting to get a better idea of what AA is all about.EffectivenessDue to the confidential nature of AA, scientific studies are limited to ensure that people in the group remain comfortable. However, there are multiple studies that have shown that people who were involved in support groups were more likely to remain abstinent after three year in comparison to those who tried to go at it alone. Other studies show that people who are involved in support groups as well as professional help have much better outcomes and results.  Is AA for You?Sometimes faith-based programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous don’t work for everyone. Although there are many people who say that they have noticed a positive difference after attending some AA meetings, the spiritual aspect is something that some people just don’t connect with.Can AA help you? This is a question that cannot be answered by anyone but yourself. Try attending a few meetings to see if talking with others can help you. Aa does not cost any money, so it might be worth it to at least attend a few meetings.  If you or someone close to you are struggling with addiction or substance abuse, contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline at 1-800-662-4357 for information on support and treatment facilities near you. If you are interested in more mental health resources, check out the National Helpline Database.How to Find a MeetingAlcoholics Anonymous can be found in many local telephone books. Call your local number for information on meetings located near you. This number can also be found online. If there isn’t a location near you some meetings are also online for your convenience....

Accountants near me How to Choose the Best One

Nov 11, 2020

Looking for accountants near me? Want to know how to choose the best one? Before you choose who to hire, you need to think about the qualities your accountant should have. One thing you should keep in mind is cost. Obviously, you will need to choose someone or an accountant firm that you can afford. Another quality that is important to look for is qualification. An accountant will be your finances, something that is very important for your business. You should be looking for someone who has worked as an accountant for a while. In addition to these two qualities, there are a few other factors that should be considered when finding an accountant. PersonalityIf you are not very compatible with your accountant, you’ll find that you might run into some problems. Depending on how your company works, you may have certain questions to ask any candidate who applies for this position. When deciding who will be a good candidate, you should ask them how they’d handle certain situations. Listen to what they say carefully, and compare their answer to your own. Their answers will clue you in to whether or not they are the right person for you!LocationIs location something that is important to you? In the era we live in, online work isn’t something that is uncommon. However, that doesn’t mean everyone likes it.  Some companies might find it difficult to handle things via email or phone. Would an online accountancy platform benefit your company as well as in person? This is something that must be thought out carefully.CertificationsConsider what type of certification will be most beneficial to your company. CPAs are perfect for well-established companies. In order to be licensed and certified, a CPA must periodically refresh their education. CPA’s have an undergraduate degree and are licenced by the state. Some CPA’s also have additional certifications such as Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV), and Personal Financial Specialist (PFS).However, a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) is seen more in newer, younger  companies. Like CPAs, they pass an exam and fulfil other requirements to get their certificate. The difference between CPA”S and CMA’s is that CMA’s are also trained to participate in company management. This means they can manage financial business as well as management of the company.Is all the worrying necessary when it comes to finding an accountant? It’s important to remember that the person you hire will have access to your company’s financial information. That is why a decision like this should be thought out carefully. Finding someone you can trust, and that has all of the necessary qualifications, experience, is very important. Remember that an experienced accountant can help your company grow, but an accountant who isn't adept at their job could make your company suffer....

Acupuncturist Near Me How to Find the Best

Nov 12, 2020

Looking for another way to benefit your health? Have you ever considered acupuncture to treat a condition? Ever ask yourself, 'where is there an acupuncturist near me?"Choosing a good acupuncturist is very important when it comes to your health. How can you find a good acupuncturist? After all, they will be poking you with needles. Some people ask their friends and family, but what if they don’t even know one to refer you to. It's important that you chose an acupuncturist with a good rating. Many people have had great outcomes when using online directories like, a website that lists thousands of local professionals, many with ratings you can verify. Regardless, here are a few things you should consider when looking for an acupuncturist.ExperienceMake sure you choose an acupuncturist that has lots of experience in acupuncture as well as the area in which you are looking to treat. They also need to be aware of past injuries and problems. Look for an acupuncturist that takes the time to listen and attend to your needs.QualificationsIt is also important to find out how qualified they are to do their job, if at all. This includes their license or license number. Acupuncturist's almost always require special training in order to use acupuncture techniques and needles, so don't be shy to ask for proof of these certificates. Chinese acupuncturists pay some of the lowest malpractice insurance premiums in the country because hardly any injuries occur. With that in mind, it would be smart to select one that carries malpractice insurance to be safe.Speak with a few acupuncturistsIt is a good idea to interview potential acupuncturists before making your decision because connection is very important. How clean is their office? Do they seem sanitary? Also, be sure to get a price. You don’t want to be surprised if you get a big bill. Look into referencesIf it's allowed, ask for a few of their clients' numbers. Ask them how they got along, as well as if they had any problems with the doctor. Does the acupuncturist use their time productively. The time you have needles in will vary, and sometimes your acupuncturist will leave the room during that time. You should never feel rushed by your acupuncturist.Examine reviewsBefore choosing an acupuncturist, look and see if they have a BBB rating or SmartGuy® rating. You can also use words like “scam” or “injury” when searching their name. If they are part of a company, try looking at their website for more information. ExpectationsMake sure you are on the same page as your acupuncturist. Many acupuncturists are going to ask you many questions about yourself in order to create a whole picture of what’s going right and what isn't. Some of the questions might sound silly, but those answers might end up telling the doctor exactly what they need to know to better help you.Does your acupuncturist like his job?It might sound ridiculous, but it’s really not. You want to choose someone who likes being an acupuncturist, because they are more likely to do their job the very best they can. The best acupuncturists are proactive and look at you as a whole, not just your condition. They might ask you about your diet, your sleeping habits and even how much fun you're having in your daily life. An acupuncturist who dislikes their job might not care enough to do these things for you, or ask the questions that create a more personal relationship. It’s important to consider all of these points when choosing an acupuncturist. You will end up sharing personal information so the more comfortable you feel with them, the better it will be. Also keep in mind that healing takes time. Patience is necessary if you are looking for results....

How to Heat a Commercial Property or Home | Best Way to do it

Nov 12, 2020

Interested in learning the best way to heat a home or commercial property? Can you do it in a more efficient way? Before you begin your search for a HVAC contractor, you need to know what options you have. What kind of heating unit do you want in your home? WIll you switch from electric to gas, or from gas to electric? Or are you going to update what you already have?Keeping your property warm should be a priority during the colder seasons. Below you will find a list of seven different ways you can heat your home or commercial property.1. Central Warm Air FurnaceA central furnace is something many households in colder climates rely on to keep their house warm. This furnace delivers heated air to each room in the house through air vents and ducts. This furnace can be powered by electric, oil or gas.2. Steam or Hot Water SystemSteam does a great job in making sure heat is transferred throughout your house. It’s mass density is low and can be adjusted at most temperatures. It is fast acting and has very good control. However, hot water boilers are more efficient than steam boilers. 3. Heat PumpHeat Pumps move heat made by thermal energy in the opposite direction of where the heat is transferred. It takes heat from a colder area and releases it to a warmer location. A small amount of power is needed for this process. 4. Floor, Wall, or Pipeless FurnaceThis type of furnace does not have ducts. It has an enclosed chamber where the fuel is burned. The electrical-resistance heat is then generated to warm the rooms of a building. This type of furnace is found beneath the floor and this helps radiate heat into the room above or to the sides.5. Heating StoveHeating stoves can burn a many different types of fuel including gas, wood, or pellet fuel. The design of the heating stove appeals to people who like a more old fashioned or comforting feel to their home . The heating stove is connected to a chimney or flue with heat that travels through stove pipes. Once the fuel is turned on or enginited, warm gases begin to flow through the pipes. 6. Room HeaterSmall space heaters are generally used for one room only. The heat doesn’t reach very far, so it's not convenient to heat the whole house.7. FireplaceFireplaces decrease heating costs down significantly. It allows you to cut back on how much you use your central thermostat, something that makes a dent in your monthly bill during the colder weather. Homeowners can reduce heating costs up to 40 percent. Electric vs Gas HeatingGas HeatingIf you live in a colder area and depend on heating your home most of the year, gas heat is the best way to go.  Cheaper useFaster HeatingExpensive to install Unit has shorter lifespanMore Maintenance RequiredElectric HeatingElectric heat is the best option if you live in a warmer area or where gas heat isn’t an option.Low Installation CostFlexible installation Easy Maintenance Higher lifetime costsTakes longer to generate heatSo now it’s time to decide, Electric or gas?...

What are the Types of Air Duct Systems

Nov 12, 2020

Surprisingly there are many types of air ducts system.If you don’t know what a duct system is, it’s a channel that pushes cold air throughout your home while removing the warm air. However there are many kinds of ducts, some that focus on focal cooling and they can actually warm up rooms. It’s important to understand what options you have while browsing for air ducts.Flexible DuctworkFlexible Ductwork are tube shaped wire coils that is surrounded by insulation and a strong mailable plastic. This insulation is very easy to install with flexible parts, easy prerequisites and isn’t as rigid as other pipes. Many air conditioning parts and flexible conduits have many prerequisites such as that crimps, curves and turns should be limited to ensure proper power from the forced air system. Furthermore, versatile ventilation  should be anchored in place properly to ensure small winding. There are many benefits to flexible ductwork such as flexible installation and affordable prices.Rigid DuctworkRigid Ductwork comes in an assortment of different sizes and materials. They are usually shaped like tubes and are solid and dependable. They are the most popular and mainly used duct works, some examples include:1- Sheet metal ducts These are the aluminum channels you see in large industrial building that are big enough for people to crawl through. Aluminum is ligh, easy to install and is averse to unsafe molds thanks to its non-permeable surface.2- Fiberglass lined ducts These are the the metal ducts that have a fiberglass lining on the interior or exterior. This is used for office and business buildings to reduce noise. However on the downside these tend to fall apart faster and end up leaving air particles of fiberglass into the air. These can have a serious impact on the environment and people’s safety. They also aren’t conveying to clean and build up mold. 3- Fiberboard ducts.These also use fiberglass but in strands that are glued down with gum and covered with a thwart cover. The cooling and warming framework is very efficient with this kind of channels. However because of its fiberglass channels it’s not recommended for ventilation because they can grow mold.When choosing a cooling duct make sure to research and talk to a profession on what’s the best option for your space. Keep in mind that sheet metal is the most reliable and versatile for good ventilation. Good luck with finding the proper ventilation and hope this article helped....

Press Release Services for Small Business News Events and Distribution

Nov 25, 2020

Looking for press release services for small business news events and distribution? While there are a number of press release services, many do little or nothing to actually help small businesses get their news in front of actual media decision makers or the ultimate desire - in front of consumers who can buy their product or service. Instead, most press release companies simple sell perceived value by posting the release on unseen news website pages of major news stations that are often ignored by search engines.Smart Guy has just introduced a now unique press release service, which allowing small business owners a way to leverage their massive SEO power by adding their under their main domain name. This allows business owners the ability to quickly create and rank their business news.Smart Guy's press releases can assist businesses in a number of ways, including: (1) helping them establish a relationship with the media, (2) generate new customers, (3) establish business credibility, (4) build SEO traffic, (5) increase customer engagement and (6) allow them to build a credible content portfolio to display on their website or sent to existing customers to keep them excited about their product or service!Now more than ever, it is critical that businesses get their information in front of the eyes of new and existing consumers. Since over 90% of searches for businesses begins online, SmartGuy's Press Release Services becomes a powerful way to get it done!__________________________________________________________________________________________About Smart, Inc. is one of the largest exclusive directory and business referral networks in the world. Thousands of business owners visit Smart Guy daily to become the only listed professional in their city and category, connecting together thousands of local city business networks limited to only 1,500 exclusive, referring businesses.While the concept of simple business networking is not unique, Smart Guy has innovated the city-network model in a way that is being rapidly adopted in thousands of cities across the country and major cities worldwide. Rather than weekly meetings with the same local business owners over and over again,  Smart Guy has automated the process, including a webpage, exclusive listing in their local city directory, existing listing in their local city business network and  provides them a link/recommendation on already highly ranked industry related articles. Often this allows them to get on the top of major search engines for the keywords their customers are looking for...instantly!For more information, visit: ...

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