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Chemicals In The Workplace – How Your Health And Safety Are At Risk.

Whether we like it or not, chemicals are a part of our lives. There about 7 million chemicals known worldwide and at least 400 million tons produced every year for power production, agriculture chemicals, pharmaceuticals, chemical consumer products and the like. Sadly, there is only little or nothing known about the potential immediate and long term health effects of the majority of chemicals being used in the workplace. The chemicals that are simply disposed into the environment can lead to severe human and environmental problems too. How Chemicals Harm Us Read More »

How Much Can A Quick Internet Search Tell Someone About You?

As everyone, even the ape creatures of the Indus and the mold under my sink, is probably aware, there is a whole lot of information on the web about everyone. Some of it is user generated, like our Facebook status updates, the comments we leave on news stories, YouTube videos and blog posts, and our tweets, and for the most part we know about that and have some control over it. However, there is also a lot of data from various sources that it is possible for people to find which you may not know is out there. Usually data is gathered about people to be used in a 'mass' sense – for example, you may have data collected when you use your supermarket loyalty card, but this is so the store and people they share their data with can see trends in what thousands of people in different age and social groups are buying, rather than because anyone is interested in your shopping cart in and of itself. However, some of the data that is available on the web about specific individuals can be quite surprising... Read More »

What Do You Use Astragalus For?

Astragalus is a herb. It goes by a number of different names, including: huang qi, ogi, hwanggi, bei qi, and milk vetch. There are thousands of species of astragalus but the two most commonly used for health support go by the Latin names Astragalus mongholicus and Astragalus membranaceus Read More »

The Evolution Of The Toothbrush.

The Evolution Of The Toothbrush.

Since the earliest dental procedures, much has changed. There have been new methods developed, improving the way we look at oral health. To see how far we have come, take a look at some of the ideas of the past, and how the toothbrush itself has changed over the years. Read More »

Is The Rise Of Online Video A Good Thing?

Back in the day, the web was very much a place for reading. A picture alone could take minutes to download on an old school dial up connection, so most correspondence and news was done in text form. In the web 2.0 era, and at a time where everyone has some form of camera about their person at all times and can readily capture and upload anything of interest (or not!) that happens around them, video is taking the place of words as the way information is shared online. However, can video alone really be the best way to get our news? Read More »

What To Do About Crime In Your Retail Store.

If you own a shop, no matter what you sell, it is likely that crime, both serious and casual, is something you worry about. Whether it is the theft of some of your stock by petty thieves, vandalism of your premises, or more serious things like armed robberies you are concerned about, chances are you are aware of these issues in your market, and maybe they are even affecting you already. While having insurance and putting some contingency in your budgets for loss of items from your stock to theft is of course prudent, many shopkeepers don't really know how to fight crime, and just see it as an unfortunate part of the territory. In fact, there are lots of ways to deter thieves, vandals and even staff who might want to steal from you, and the law is also on your side if you catch people and want to prosecute them. Read More »

Facts About Electronic Cigarettes That Might Interest You.

The idea of smoking where there is no tobacco, no combustion, no open flame, and still let you have the same or even more satisfaction seems to be something directly out of a science fiction movie. Well, nowadays, it is a reality. Technology has allowed it to be possible and with this, you can enjoy your smoke anywhere even areas where smoking was traditionally banned due to health and security reasons. Electronic cigarettes have revolutionized the sector in a very interesting way. Below are some facts about them that you may find quite interesting: Read More »

Money Matters – The Tobacco Cigarette Versus The E-Cig.

When you start a business, it is essential that you understand the basics of your business because they form the most essential foundation for you when you begin your entrepreneurial venture. Knowing how to handle questions about competitors, knowing where the chinks in their armors are found should be very helpful and this will help you know what to do different, what to supply and how to make money out of it. Cigarette smoking is globally shunned now, and as an electronic cigarette distributor, you should be able to know the reasons why your product is superior to the traditional one. This will help you turn the tide as you sell and distribute your product because it has a difference. You should be able to tell the difference between the two products by looking at how they make money and how the companies involved make their profit margin and sit will not take a genius to see that the electronic cigarette is a superior product, healthier and more acceptable. Here is that comparison. Read More »

Six Sneaky Secrets of Red Light Traffic Cameras.

Thought to be one of the most revolutionary forms of traffic control, red light cameras are being installed around the United States at a very fast pace. Every time that a municipality wants to install these lights into their city, they hold very dramatic meetings showing just how “dangerous” their roads have become, and how the city will just turn into chaos without the installation of these cameras. Before anyone willingly votes to have these red light cameras installed in their city, they should know these six secrets about red light cameras. Read More »

Pros And Cons Of A Connected Technology Future.

Pros And Cons Of A Connected Technology Future

Whenever a new technology product is launched, it seems that the company and designers behind it are at pains to point out how it can interact with everything else we already own. Some websites and catalogue companies even go so far as to feature a range of consumer electronics products on the same page, and proceed to explain how they can all be synchronized so that we’re always connected, whether that be to loved ones, the internet, our homes, our favourite TV shows, or anything else. In addition to this, some products, such as the soon to launch Xbox One, actually aim to be full-scale home entertainment centres. There is no doubt that being connected 24/7, or at least having this capability, is going to be a big part of the future. Is it a good thing? Read More »

How to Protect Kids Online: The Risks and 20 Measures you Should Take.

How to Protect Kids Online The Risks and 20 Measures you Should Take

There are many ways to protect children online. Certainly, the most effective one is to teach and educate your children from very young age about the risks that appear while using internet. Some questions arise here: how one can spot them? what action should be taken? There are many age-appropriate educational resources available online for guardians/parents, teachers, and even children themselves, that cover almost every aspect of internet safety for kids. Parents should also take the following measures for online safety of their children. Keep in mind that these factors change with the growth of your child and they should be reconsidered on regular basis. Read More »

Does Your Business Still Need Its Paper Brochures?

Many types of company use glossy brochures as a way to give their customers and prospects something to take away and browse at their leisure. These brochures can be really effective for some types of company who want to give a sense of luxury and quality, and give their prospects something they can look over together or show to friends. However, with growing concerns about the environment, the constant drive to save money, and the availability of other paperless brochure options using web based technologies, does your business still really need to invest in hard copy brochures? Here are some questions to ask yourself regarding brochures: Read More »

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