Month: March 2021

I recently had a conversation with a 43-year-old Korean who I will call Sam, who was looking for an American girlfriend. He and his parents were born in the United States, but his mother clings to Korean traditions and customs. Sam is somewhat conservative and lives in his own home. He complained about how difficult it was to find a traditional woman.

Initially, I assumed that her definition of a conventional woman might be a far cry from mine, but our talk quickly revealed that our thinking was quite in sync.

He was frustrated that many young women are, according to him, rude and cannot carry on a conversation without using the words “F” and “S” in almost every sentence. (I thought this was interesting because that language is common and generally accepted in everyday speech, especially among the very young.) They drink too much and generally have no idea what is attractive to a man. Her femininity is non-existent. They cannot understand how they are supposed to be because they do not know how to be women. The women’s movement has marred their thinking and behavior so severely that they cannot begin, much less maintain a good relationship with a man.

As we continued talking, it became clear that he had more than one problem with young women. He also has a mother who rearranges her kitchen when she visits him frequently and, believe it or not, tells him that he shouldn’t get married, and she means it! When he made that revelation, I thought I’d break a blood vessel.

In “my time,” it was common for parents to become unnecessarily involved in the lives of their adult children. It was a cultural thing. Above all, nothing could be done to embarrass the family. Tradition and adherence to social norms mattered a lot. More than a few adult children were disowned by their mothers, who insisted that the bride was not good enough for her son, who she believed had the divinity of God.

Thank God the madness is over, right? No, it is not over. Mommy’s Boy Syndrome is alive and well.

Today’s television shows demonstrate problems that adult children frequently experience due to controlling mothers and interference. The TLC show, “I’m In Love With A Mama’s Boy,” highlights the problem and is disgusting to watch. I want to slap those mothers from one side to the other for castrating their children.

Another TLC show, “90 Day Fiancé,” highlights Colt’s unhealthy relationship of more than 30 years with his mother. Mom ruins his relationship with young women by deliberately interfering and continually trying to control him. His mother is his best friend, constant companion, and she has made it clear that no woman will be good enough for her son.

Mothers of adult children: You have lived your life; let your children live theirs. Give them the freedom to be the alpha males God intended instead of emotional, feminized eunuchs hanging from the strings of your apron.

Please do not call your child every day. Don’t invite yourself on dates. If your son wants to live with a woman, it is none of his business. Don’t make sarcastic or passive-aggressive comments about his girlfriend. Maybe he wants to live with his girlfriend to get away from YOU! If you move in together, how you decorate your apartment is none of your business. Believe it or not, you can. He is no longer six years old.

One last tip for mom: If you are a widow, find a man to manage. If you are unhappily married, you may be the reason. Don’t try to cure or hide your unhappiness by looking at your child.

Finally, I respect family customs and cultural norms, but I do not respect customs that interfere with the happiness or autonomy of any member. Live and let live.

Tesla just revealed the price of its semi trailer and once again it is exceeding all expectations!

Initially, when this model was first announced, people were making disparate guesses about pricing in relation to battery size. Some assumed that if the vehicle came with a 1,000-kilowatt-hour battery with a range of 500 miles, the price would most likely fall within the $ 200,000 to $ 250,000 range.

Tesla semi trailer at a competitive price

They have finally released the actual costs and frankly these numbers are mind boggling. Starting price is $ 150,000 for the 300-mile range model, $ 180,000 for the 500-mile range model, and $ 200,000 for the fully loaded Founders series model, which should also be in the 500-mile range.

To put this in perspective, the entry price for a diesel-powered semi-trailer is roughly $ 100,000. If you prefer something that is more reliable or has more features, you will have to look at the $ 110,000 to $ 120,000 range.

Interestingly, when you consider the difference between the two models (300-mile range and 500-mile range models), what we were really looking at is a bargain-priced upgrade.

Viewed from this angle, the advertised price becomes even more profitable and attractive. We’re talking about an upgrade cost of just $ 15,000 for every additional 100 mile range (about 200 more kilowatts of battery)!

Of course these calculations could be a long way off, they are based on initial numbers and observations, and there will be corollary costs involved with each purchase. But if the math turns out to be correct, this will really be a game changer!

The Elon Musk Factor

Lately, Tesla seems to be getting ahead and getting a lot of mileage over the competition. They already have a clear technological edge, thanks to a forward-thinking decision to go big in R&D.

And they have Elon Musk.

“Let’s face it, people buy a Tesla EV because it’s a great car with wonderful technology, they invest in Tesla because they believe in Elon Musk,” observed TColey 100, a keen observer in the electric vehicle space. “Elon Musk is Tesla’s most valuable asset and that’s what the competition has to deal with.”

When it comes to Tesla, online discussions often naturally gravitate to areas in which the company excels. Electric vehicle technology, batteries, and its huge super-charging network – those topics are part of the course.

But, if there is one differentiator that is making things happen for Tesla, it could only be Elon Musk. Comparisons have been made and tons of pages have been written about the man. The closest tech visionary that comes to mind is, of course, Steve Jobs.

They are both dream catchers who caused massive disruptions in their respective industries in search of breakthroughs. They do what they do best because they see that it can be done. It’s a shame Jobs died early. With the way things are taking shape, Musk is prepared to accomplish much greater things before he does.

This piece is not intended to glorify Tesla or Musk. Far from it, the company has its own set of shortcomings to grapple with, but its leadership and direction remains strong. Let’s give credit where it is due.

One of the most important challenges for a presenter is to first capture and then hold the audience’s attention. If the presenter cannot do this, the presentation may not be successful, no matter how valuable the content is. When a presenter is waiting his turn and slyly glances at the crowd before having to intervene, panic tends to overwhelm. This is a feeling familiar to many.

Audiences may seem intimidating or too chaotic at first, but there are ways to capture and hold their attention. We must remember here that getting their attention is not enough. We must keep your attention throughout our presentation. Many speakers try to get attention in many ways, for example by telling the latest joke or making a quirky entry. This can attract attention but does not establish relevance, so after a while people may drift away or fall.

This kind of attention-getting trick, which isn’t really relevant to the topic or theme of the presentation, can be effective in getting the presenter’s attention momentarily, but then people see them as gimmicks and rarely remember the presentation. real or the message it had. for them. Jumping on the table or landing on stage from a helicopter would definitely grab the audience, but if your presentation isn’t as flashy and captivating, the effect wears off quickly.

These are some of the most used methods to get and keep the audience’s attention.

1. Ask a question.

You can ask a rhetorical question or something that involves everyone by getting them to think about it.

  • How many of you in this room have hated filling out tax returns?
  • How many of you drive a German car?
  • Are our competitors taking us out of the market?

You can wait a bit after the question to get information about your audience, but don’t wait too long as audience members feel stupid if no one knows the answer. Avoid open-ended questions and ask only questions that can be answered with a simple yes or no, unless you are sure to use such questions skillfully. If you ask overly general questions like “What is the purpose of life?” people may get the impression that your presentation is very general.

2. State an impressive fact.

Start with a shocking, unusual, or impressive event related to the topic of your presentation.

  • We will be out of business in six months if we allow our competitors to overtake us in this way.
  • Market demand has doubled in the last three years and our market share has increased by just 1%.

3. Tell a story.

Telling a personal story closely related to the topic of your presentation is a great way to start. People tend to like to hear personal stories, that are not too long or that try to glorify the narrator too much.


Dear colleagues, before we begin, I would like to tell you a short story about how our service got its name. Don’t worry it’s not too long“.

A tale from India

Three fish lived in a pond. One was called Plan Ahead, another was called Think Fast, and the third was called Wait and See. One day they heard a fisherman say that the next day he was going to cast his net into his pond. The advance plan said: “I’m swimming down the river tonight! Think Fast said “I’m sure I’ll come up with a plan. “Wait and watch lazily he said,”I can’t think of that right now!“When the fisherman cast his nets, Plan Ahead was gone. But Think Fast and Wait and See were caught! Think Fast quickly rolled onto his back and pretended to be dead.”Oh this fish is not good!“said the fisherman, and tossed it safely into the water. But, Wait and See ended up at the fish market. That’s why they say,”In times of danger, when the net is thrown, plan ahead or plan to think fast!

4. Get a quote.

Quotes are widely used for presentations and add a colorful touch to your personal style.

A short saying often contains a lot of wisdom.“Sophocles (496 BC – 406 BC)

No culture can live if it tries to be exclusive. “

Mahatma Gandhi

Although they can be impressive, quotes don’t have much of a shock value and could be quickly forgotten. Therefore, they must be complemented by other methods to attract the attention of the audience. Also remember to use quotes sparingly. If you use too many quotes, people start to think that you have nothing original to say as you are always borrowing other people’s sayings.

5. Tell a joke.

Jokes are wonderful for relaxing audiences and creating a happy atmosphere. Relaxed audiences tend to be more interactive. This could make the presenters’ job easier.

The joke must be appropriate. People have very different senses of humor and you have to be very careful with jokes. What might produce laughter in one audience might cause stunned silence in another.

Experiment with the joke first with people you know to see how it works and if poor language skills make it difficult to understand the joke. It is very embarrassing if you are the only one who understands the joke and no one can laugh for the right reason. Some jokes to avoid are sexual, religious, ethnic and political issues, as people are very sensitive in these areas.

One thing to watch out for is the cultural relativity of humor. In many cultures, locals make jokes about many things and everyone laughs, but the moment a person from another culture or from the foreign head office makes the same joke, it can stop being a joke and become a cultural affront.

6. Go among the audience.

Presenters generally stay in the front area, near the laptop or overhead projector. This creates a comfort zone for many people in the audience. Some brave presenters disturb this audience’s comfort zone by stepping in or going all the way to the side. Then the primitive instincts of people in your comfort zone begin to wake them up. “The presenter is so close and then he will even ask me something, so you better be alert.“.

Attention-grabbing skills are important in establishing relevance to your audience. Most of the people in the audience are often not mentally present or not with you when you start speaking. Even if they are physically present there and are trying to appear interested, they are actually in their own worlds. They are thinking about work matters, planning the rest of the day, thinking of a problem of their own, or just daydreaming. You have to bring them into your world and get them interested in your topic.

Attention Skills are your tool to help your audience tune in to your topic. These audience-grabbing skills aren’t about your ego, you’re just helping them tune in. When you have something worth saying and your audience feels that you are really guiding and helping them focus on your topic, they will appreciate it and reward you with enthusiastic attention and active participation. Then at the end, you will feel euphoric as you clap your hands to show your appreciation.

The best place to make a presentation is a prison; they already have a captive audience.

Enjoy your presentations!

Potty training is one of the important milestones in a toddler’s life, and ours as well. It takes a long time for a child to be well trained and requires a lot of patience and creativity on our part to help them stay motivated to use the seat and stop getting wet.

The ideal age to start training is 2 years old, by then the child’s bladder and bowel movements are well developed, his motor skills are improved, and his cognitive skills are well established.

But some parents choose to start training early and others choose to go for late training, which is generally not recommended and is linked to many health side effects.

In order to provide you with a reliable article, I have reviewed several books, studies, and interviews conducted with physicians in this field.

You all must be wondering when late potty training is considered. A late learning to go to the bathroom is from 3 years, since most pediatricians and specialists consider that the perfect age is 2 years. But as in any subject we find people who encourage late training and others who claim that it has considerable side effects on the physical and mental health of the child.

Dr. Baruch Kushnir, creator of the children’s DVD “The Magic Bowl: Potty training is easy,” believes that potty training symbolizes progress in gaining independence and control. He warns in an interview on that: “When a child is not fully potty trained by the age of four, he becomes an ‘exception’ and may suffer personal embarrassment and disappointment and Also being exposed to unpleasant reactions from the social environment … and can damage the image and self-confidence of the child and interfere with the development of his personality.

I- Pros:

  1. Fully developed bladder and bowel movements.
  2. The child will have reached his verbal and communication skills.
  3. A child after 3 years of age can better understand the concept of reward.
  4. You can master your motor skills; therefore, pulling on / off your pants and getting on the seat sounds very easy for you.
  5. You are emotionally ready.

II- Cons:

  1. Our son will be ashamed to be one of the few untrained children who will affect his mental health.
  2. Physical consequences: When young children become dependent on diapers or pull-ups, they do not learn to recognize the need to go to the bathroom. Their inability to control their bladder and bowels at a young age can affect their bladder and bowel control as they age.
  3. Late training can lead to bladder control problems and urinary tract infection.

Most pediatricians and child care specialists have agreed that the best age to start potty training is between 1 1/2 and 3. As for methods to follow, there is no golden rule. methods change depending on the child we are. and the degree of development that you have reached in all the important skills that you will need to progress in your training.

They feed at night and look for dark, cool, and humid places to hang out during the day. Some common hiding places are under organic matter such as mulch, pine straw, litter and other debris, loose wood chip mulch, decaying matter, rotten fruit on the ground, wood, boards or tree branches that are on the ground , under dense growth of vines or pots and thick pots, anything wet will shade them and protect them from the sun. As well as hiding in piles of firewood that you didn’t use last year and let’s not forget to hang out inside that little wooded shed you have outside that you haven’t gotten in in years. While earwigs are scavengers, they eat dead insects, decompose plant materials, they can also eat live plants and damage your vegetables and feed on the flowers of plants, including marigolds, petunias, hibiscus, and many other plants. Earwigs leave many small holes in the leaves and flowers of plants.

Seedlings and most flowering plants can be seriously damaged or even killed when you have a large population of earwigs (coffee grounds will protect). Earwigs can produce large populations fairly quickly and can become a major owner problem overnight. They are attracted to lights, so they will enter at night attracted by lights that are on; as well as the lights that you have on during the day, which will make them hang out there, especially if it is a cool area. Earwigs can be found in most homes and can enter through entry points such as doors and windows, climbing through broken walls and any cracked openings, broken screens. They have a beneficial role in the landscape and have been shown to be important predators of aphids, mites, most insect eggs, and most soft-bodied insects such as whiteflies. They have a very unpleasant smell when crushed.

Some natural controls

Hint: earwigs are attracted to moisture

Control the water around the outside of the house. Repair any leaks. Convert to a drip system to keep water underground. Regularly check for weeds and clean up dead debris. Eliminate areas of high humidity around walls, in mulch, under rocks, boards, etc. Monitor moisture conditions in crawl spaces, taps, along the foundation. Change the landscape by creating a dry border immediately around the walls of the house. Gravel or flat stones can be an attractive barrier against earwigs and other invasive pests. Rain gutters should direct water away from the house. Caulk or use weatherstripping at all possible entry points, such as doors, windows, pipes, repair screens, and doors and windows. Where earwigs are a problem, remove hiding places that have high humidity levels. Start a regular daily catching program. Eliminating earwig habitats is very important for the control of all insects, including earwigs. Since they are attracted to lights, stop lighting the outside at night. Remove the white light and install yellow LEDs in its place.

Inside the house

Indoor earwigs should be vacuumed daily; be sure to kill and dispose of them by tossing them in a plastic bag and tying them up and throwing them away, right away so they don’t invade again. If earwigs are a common problem in a building, survey the area to see how they enter the home and seal and plug cracks and all entry points. Repair all broken screens.

Natural sprays

Essential oil spray

You can make a natural spray that will prevent them from entering the house. Use 1/2 oz per gallon of water of any of the following available essential oils

1. citronella oil

2. cinnamon oil

3.real oil

4. clove oil

5. lavender oil

6. citrus

7. basil

8. You can use any natural essential oil. The above are just a few. Try yours.

Citrus spray Use OTKO, a natural citrus cleaner. Spray straight through a sir. It will kill earwigs and most insects on contact. Soap spray Use any natural Castile soap such as Dr Bronners soaps. They produce mint, lavender, almond, tea tree, and many other natural sources. Use 1 oz per gallon of water. Kill earwigs when sprayed.

DE SPRAY Gadren Grade DE can be added to water and sprayed. The best way is to put some DE in a pantyhose and suspend in a gallon of water. Let stand in a gallon sprayer and spray. when it dries it will act as a barrier and kill earwigs that crawl on it. You can use only the powder from the areas with it.

Check list

Empty, empty and empty …

Vacuum earwigs indoors. Vacuum very thoroughly and as often as necessary. Throw the bags in the trash.

Natural powder

Garden Grade DE can be used as a powder around the house, as well as under the house and attic. Sprinkle lightly and let it rest.

Boric acid can be used as a powder in cracks and other areas between the walls of the house.

Population reduction:

Indoor traps are an ongoing way to manage earwigs in the home on a regular basis over the long term.

Various traps

Ultimate Flea Trap is by far the best bug trap on the market. This one uses no chemicals and just a small light with a sticky mat that traps insects that are attracted to the light. Place one in each room that has earwigs. It also works on fleas (hence the name), as well as spiders, cockroaches, and most other insects.

Outside the house

Remove hiding materials outside the building’s perimeter, such as ivy, plant debris, leaves in gutters, piles of old wood, old litter, piles of newspapers, or other organic material. Caulk and repair cracks, crevices, and other openings around the foundation or around the exterior of the home. Control moisture around the building by repairing or replacing leaky faucets, leaking air conditioners, leaking drains, control water entering the foundation after it rains, and provide access spaces to allow entry. Repair or change conditions to promote a drier environment. Put caulk and weatherstripping around the doors. Windows. bathrooms water outlets as well as electrical outlets.

Go through any area inside that is dark and where they can hide. Cardboard boxes will be a great welcome place to hang out indoors. Remove any other debris, such as old, unused firewood. Always keep moisture out of your home by repairing faulty rain jets, maintaining levelness in an area so water drains away from the home, and maintaining adequate ventilation in tight spaces to allow the area to dry out.

Earwigs are attracted to outside lights, so replace them with yellow LED lights, which are less attractive to earwigs. Treatment should be done outdoors with natural applications of garden grade DE around the building foundation, flower beds, mulch and grass areas within a couple of yards of the building, as well as in the access space areas of the building. home. Treat in a two foot band around the building adjacent to the foundation to prevent earwigs from entering. Establish a dry edge around the base of houses for added control.

Traps outside the house

Newspaper: Rolled wet newspaper that is held in place with a rubber band.

Cardboard box: Drill pencil-sized holes along the bottom edge of the cardboard box.

Old Garden Hose: 12-24 Inch Garden Hose Parts

Used cat food can. Add 1/2 inch of any type of beer or wine.

Tupperware: Use a tupperware like a plastic container. Drill holes along the top edge of the tub, add 2 inches of cheap wine and cover with the top and sink into the ground.

Finch Bird House can be used as a living unit where you can place an 8 1/2 oz plastic glass filled with beer or wine. I’d try one of each and see which one attracts the most.

Trapping is an effective and simple method to reduce earwig populations.

One of the key elements of a natural earwig management program is a daily active trapping system. Just before dark, set bird finch traps around the yard in places out of sight. In the morning, shake them out of the traps over a bucket of Dr. Bronners soap / water or any natural soap and water. Keep catching until you don’t catch any more earwigs. Traps can be hidden near shrubs and ground cover plants, or against the house. For fruit trees, keep weeds, shrubs, and suckers (always prune) away from the base of trees year-round as they provide shelter for earwigs, snails, and other critters. Monitor populations by counting the number of earwigs caught in the traps.

Eliminate their habitat:

Altering the habitat around your garden will reduce the earwig population and damage. Get rid of their hiding places – boards, weeds, piles of wood, plant debris, litter, and anything else that creates dark, damp hiding places. Do not plant dense ground covers, such as ivy, mint, herbs, next to vegetable or flower gardens. Grow vulnerable seedlings indoors until they can withstand a little chewing. Or start outdoors on a table with legs protected by adhesive barriers.

Some people advise against using organic mulch because they say it provides shelter for pests like earwigs and spiders. I am of the contrary opinion that organic mulch offers earwigs a diverse hunting area that will save their plants and meet the needs of the soil. Mulch can be easily kept clean of earwigs by dusting garden grade several times a year or with the powder just before and after each time you apply a new layer of mulch. Spraying the mulch with any natural soap will also control them.

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The invisible gardener

Today many sports editors are sought not only for being prominent journalists, but simply because they have at some point become the best in this sporting activity. In the world of marathon sprinting, you can find quite a few superstars who follow the bill. Surely someone who has published a lot of books on marathon training and exercise is Hal Higdon, who recently introduced “Run Fast”, a book on how to grow your running records by beating them all in every running program you are doing. .

Definitely, “Run Fast” has been designed for everyone who has had previous marathon experience. That is not to say that there is nothing reserved for beginners in this guide. In fact, you will find entire sections focused on that. For any beginner, you will find certain suggestions regarding 5 km, 10 km, half marathon and speed marathon.

It goes without saying that the simplest among all these speed distances could be 5 km. As you can imagine, mastering this range is essential for the amateur runner. Can you explain that? It is definitely possible to just increase the miles in case you are successful in running this particular mileage, but on top of that, it will measure your stamina and injury propensity at the most important stage. Running 5K marathons often will help you increase your body’s performance and feel more comfortable as you advance to higher levels.

A good eight-week training program is outlined in Hal Higdon’s manual, “Run Fast,” to instruct you a lot by exercising closely almost every day. It goes without saying that the manual requires some intense tactic in training, but it’s worth it. In addition, it emphasizes relaxation cycles throughout the course of training, as relaxation is an essential feature in a neophyte speed program, so that the body quickly acclimatizes to major running activities.

This review is not going to publish in detail what exactly is mentioned in the book, but to summarize it, this is how weekly marathon training should go under the direction of Hal Higdon’s manual, “Run Fast”:

* On Mondays and Wednesdays, you will rest or go for a run / walk. A run / walk is obviously a combination of walking and jogging, where you will want to do quite a bit of jogging, but you will be walking frequently. This will be important for newbies. With this, your physique will not be affected by an intense race.

* On Tuesdays and Saturdays, there will be a long-distance sprint within the range of 1.5 mi to three miles. Around the first week you will run continuously for 1.5 miles and this will slowly grow up to 3 miles as the weeks go by.

* Long distance races are also held on Thursdays. During the first four weeks, you will run 1½ miles, and in the last 4, it will become a two-mile jog.

* Friday is completely a day of rest, which can give your body time to recover and allow the muscles in your body to fix themselves.

* Sundays tend to be strenuous for walking, because you will likely be encouraged to take thirty to sixty minute walks. The rules don’t require you to achieve a single mileage, which makes it relaxing for you. It is possible to stop and observe the landscapes, or smell various flowers in the park. This area of ​​the exercise is essentially the same as wandering.

The dark web is a part of the online world that is not conventionally accessible. Different types of software and computer skills are needed to access the content in this space. As a parent, nothing can be more important than monitoring your child’s internet access and tracking their activities. However, it is easy for children in the modern digital age to find and learn how to use specific types of software to access disturbing content online, buy and sell illegal items, etc.

The advancement of technology has allowed children to learn and grow in many aspects of life. The many opportunities provided by platforms such as YouTube and Instagram are one of the positive effects of the Internet. Search engines like Google have changed the rules of the game when it comes to online education and knowledge seeking.

There are many parents whose knowledge about the Internet does not exceed the use of social networks such as Facebook and YouTube or simply googling random things. However, to the dismay of many, there is a completely different world on the World Wide Web, which is known as the dark web.

The Internet has generically three subdivisions. The interns, which are part of our daily use, the deep web that is useful for the government and the dark web.

This area of ​​the Internet is only accessible to people who are invited to use its interface or use special software to enter these domains. You can find very disturbing and creepy information about the dark web on the internet. There has been only Google was a basic HTML format.

The deep web and the dark web differ in many ways; they are predominantly not easily accessible to people unaware of their existence. In short, you will not only stumble upon it, however, as parents, you cannot be satisfied with this, in the current world information and especially a mysterious phenomenon like this is a curiosity for most young people.

Your child may not be specifically looking for your content, but simply browsing out of curiosity. This is as bad as looking for it on purpose. As a parent, here is what you need to know about this disturbing trend:

1. Accessibility

As mentioned above, you can’t just access the dark web like you do with other websites on the internet. But it’s not rocket science either; You can easily find the procedure and download the necessary software to access this area simply by searching for it in the usual search engines. If your child has access to a bank account or can pay online, they may only be able to join the websites and communities on that side of the internet.

2. The BitCoin

This is a digital currency, a payment system that has no repository and cannot be linked to a single administrator. All of your transactions are peer-to-peer and this is the currency used on the dark web. If your child can pay online, they can easily buy this cryptocurrency and access the dark web to make unconventional purchases or get memberships.

3. How bad is it?

The Dark Web is the part of the Internet where all illegal activities, drug trafficking and other unimaginable actions take place. You get free access to forums that promote content like child trafficking, hit men, drugs, and even cannibalism. This is not what anyone wants their children to be a part of.

There are horrible experiences and stories about the dark web that will shake you to the core. People who have accessed these websites claim that, despite being anonymous, there is no identity security; Once you enter, you may find yourself on pages that contain content that shouldn’t even exist by human and ethical standards. There are no warnings or barriers to navigation; With just one click, you can end up on a page that offers you cult membership or the opportunity to join extremist groups.

Bottom line

You can only access this nefarious part of the internet when you use the Tor browser; it is a browser very similar to Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer. If you find this on your child’s computer or phone, it’s time to take the necessary steps to ensure that your child is not exposed to potentially malicious content. However, some authors and internet enthusiasts argue that the whole concept is a myth and that there may be useful data and information available on the dark web. However, an immature and curious mind does not know where to draw a line.

Hepatitis C is a virus that infects the liver, affecting the proper function of the liver and causing fatal damage in later stages. Hepatitis C virus is a blood-borne virus, which means that it is transmitted through the blood and not by other means. When infected blood comes into contact with healthy blood, the virus tends to find a new host. Through the blood, this virus enters the liver cells and multiplies there for a longer time. One of the things that is counted as complexity is that in some cases there is hardly any symptom. This means that the person will not know about the infection and the virus remains in the liver for years, causing cirrhosis of the liver or cancer.

Stages of infection

Hepatitis C infects a person in different stages. All these stages have their own symptoms. In some people, the hepatitis C virus shows symptoms within a few weeks of exposure. And in some cases, it may not show any signs even after six months.

  1. Incubation internship: In this stage, the virus multiplies and this stage can last up to 2 to 10 weeks.
  2. Acute stage: At this stage, the infection is around six months old. In some people, the virus tends to clear from the body on its own.
  3. Chronic stage: at this stage, the infection is almost 10-20 years old. It has already caused some damage to the liver tissue, leading to liver scarring called cirrhosis.

In severe cases of liver cirrhosis, scar tissue replaces normal liver tissue and causes inflammation. Also, due to cirrhosis, there is an increased chance of liver cancer.

Common symptoms

Some common symptoms that an infected person can present are:

  • Fever

  • Jaundice

  • Body ache

  • Dark colored stool

  • Dark urine

  • Tired

  • Muscle bread

  • Stomach bread

  • Nausea

  • Vomiting

Also, if the person has chronic hepatitis C, the symptoms can be much more serious, such as:

  • Accumulation of fluid in the body such as ascites and edema

  • Weightloss

  • Encephalopathy

  • Gallstones

  • Liver failure

  • Spider angioma

  • Bleeding and bruising

  • Concentration problems

Risk factor’s

Since this disease is contracted from infected blood, there must be blood contact between a healthy person and an infected person. There are several cases in which there is a possibility of contracting a hepatitis infection, such as:

  • Sharing drug needles

  • Sharing tattoo needles

  • Unprotected sex

  • Using personal items from an infected person

  • From mother to fetus

Those who have had tattoos, or those who use drugs, should be tested for hepatitis C. Infected needles are often one of the main causes of infection. Also, people with HIV, who recently needed a blood transfusion, had an organ transplant, or are on kidney dialysis, should be tested.

There are many ways that doctors tend to test for hepatitis C infections. Some common ways include the liver function test, the HCV RNA test, and the anti-HCV antibody test. Getting tested on time will help the patient to recover quickly and will also reduce the chances of liver dysfunction.

I read the phrase in the title somewhere, and while it’s a blatant one-line scam from Forest Gump, I thought it was a pretty appropriate way to describe the world’s oldest water retriever, circus performer, and truffle hunter.

Poodles are lively and active dogs, they are very loyal and absolutely love (crave?) Attention. The lifespan of the Poodle is 12 to 15 years or more, and some of the ones I have heard go as long as 18. It is a very intelligent dog, one of the most intelligent by whatever method you want to apply. I witnessed an “IQ test” of a dog in which the dog’s head was covered with a blanket and the dog calculated the time to see how long it would take to discover himself. Unsurprisingly, the winner was the Border Collie, with the Poodle in a very close second.

The standard poodle is the largest of the poodle breed, standing at least 15 inches. (38 cm) on the shoulder, and it’s more than just a pretty face. Experts agree that the Standard Poodle is one of the oldest breeds that specializes in hunting after hunting in the water, and is still sometimes used as a hunting dog. History shows that the standard poodles that we know and enjoy today were probably developed around the 17th century in Germany. They are most likely descended from the first German water retrievers, but they may also be related to spaniels from the Iberian Peninsula. Although originally a hunting dog, the standard poodle today is primarily a companion and show dog. They are proud, graceful, dignified, gentle, and kind.

The Toy, or French Poodle, is the smallest at 11 inches. (29 cm) or less at the highest point of the shoulders. Originating from the German “Pudel”, the French developed the “Poodle” in the miniaturized version that we know today as the Toy Poodle. These small dogs are almost exclusively companion and show dogs, but can occasionally be seen performing tricks on stage or in circuses. The Toy Poodle is sensitive and very intelligent.

Dogs that vary in size larger than the Toy Poodle but smaller than the Standard Poodle are classified as Miniature Poodles. The miniature poodle is considered a cheerful, super intelligent, sensitive and highly trainable companion dog.

The poodle has a very attractive and robust appearance, and displays an air of distinction and dignity peculiar to the breed. Although they come in different sizes, the shape and appearance of the breed is consistent. The general appearance of a poodle’s body is of good proportion, the length of the body generally exceeding the height at the withers.

A poodle’s coat is curly, rough, and dense. Poodles actually have a double coat that has the quality and appearance of lamb’s wool. It’s fine, fluffy, light in texture, and knots easily when not cared for. Due to variations in grooming, a Poodle can be the most graceful of dogs or almost the most miserable. Most purebred puppies will have their tails docked, giving them a distinctive dust tassel appearance.

The Poodle’s temperament is undoubtedly one of the breed’s best qualities, however it often depends on its size. In general, there is a noticeable temperament difference between a toy, miniature, and standard poodle.

Perhaps no other dog has been crossed as much as the Poodle to try to improve the qualities of two breeds. Hybrid “poop” dogs appear everywhere. Examples include the Labradoodle (Labrador Retriever) and Goldendoodle (Golden Retriever), which were primarily bred as hypoallergenic companion dogs. The appearance of these dogs ranges from a furry-looking Golden Retriever to a laid-back poodle with curls, but generally something in between. The Schnoodle (Schnauzer) exhibits the temperament characteristics of the Schnauzer (terrier liveliness) and the appearance / intelligence of the Poodle. The Cockapoo (Cocker Spaniel) has a square-built appearance with a full but less curly coat. Other variations include the Maltipoo (Maltese), Bich-poo (Bichon Frize), and Yorkipoo (Yorkshire Terrier).

The poodle is certainly quite an amazing breed. Intelligent and cheerful, the Poodle can be counted as one of the most popular dog breeds in America, as well as around the world. The Poodle is commonly recognized as the most intelligent of all members of the canine breed. If you are looking for a dog to do just about anything, a Poodle might be right for you. But always keep in mind: “Poodle is how Poodle does”.

The purpose of all Commercial Property Condition Assessments (PCA), ASTM E2018, is to make sure that the property and building that you think you are buying or renting is actually the property being received. You will have made that decision, in part, based on information obtained through a professional inspection and a Property Condition Report (PCR). Every real estate transaction is different and every transaction has its own unique set of considerations and conditions to validate before finalizing. Utilizing external professional experts in the physical property due diligence process is critical to the overall accuracy and profitability of your property transaction.

The purchase or lease of commercial real estate, whether it is a basic commercial net lease, a commercial triple net lease, the purchase of a church, a retail outlet, or the purchase of a million-square-foot office / warehouse, the Prospective buyer or lessee should conduct an appropriate level of due diligence when investigating the physical quality of the commercial real estate in which they are investing.

You need to know not only the physical characteristics of the real estate and buildings being purchased, but also the condition and approximate age, to assess the good with the bad, so that you can properly balance the risks and rewards offered together. with your real estate. real estate deal. The most important part of the real estate transaction process, in addition to the purchase price and the profitability balance, is a well-documented review of the actual physical condition of the real estate. Otherwise, you could become the not-so-proud owner of a commercial property that doesn’t suit your needs, costs more than you can afford in maintenance, or the last regret for investors: capital expenditures are sinking. on a property on a regular basis that someone else is using and making money, and you are not. Suddenly, that long-term lease with a solid anchor doesn’t seem so appealing anymore.

The commercial real estate inspection process begins before the real estate purchase offer is written or signed, by visiting the site and discussing the physical condition of the property with the Owner and real estate brokers. This process should be considered invaluable in establishing the relationships necessary to obtain the information that will be necessary to fulfill your due diligence with a Commercial Property Condition Assessment (PCA).

During the negotiations and the drafting of the real estate sale / lease contract, it is important to recognize the reluctance of the seller or lessor to points such as the existence and availability of important documents such as guarantees, maintenance contracts, architectural and engineering plans and / or local municipality reviews and inspections. A negative reaction to a request for release of these documents by the seller or landlord may involve possible deferred maintenance and / or inattention related to the property and building conditions and inspection problems.

Once the commercial real estate sales contract is signed, the due diligence period begins, focus on maximizing time and cost efficiency and prioritizing concerns to start checking expensive high-cost items from top to bottom. Assuming the vendor provides adequate documentation for your review, adequate time should be allocated to verify the information provided. The additional effort and money that will need to be spent to compensate for a deficiency in the documentation available through additional property condition assessment and additional and / or expert field inspections should be considered essential and figure in the cost of the transaction of the property. Ask the seller for all documents and contacts the seller received during their due diligence process when they purchased the property to speed up the fact finding.

Review of existing ownership documents, where available, may include:

Accessibility studies, architectural building plans, certificates of occupancy, citations from competent authorities, emergency evacuation plans, environmental studies, electrical system construction plans, fire detection testing and maintenance records, fire door inspection reports , fire protection system construction plans, Fire and restoration records, maintenance records, mechanical system, construction plans, violation notices from the competent authorities, building permits, plumbing system construction plans, reports of Previous inspection, roof system construction plans and warranties, safety inspection records, vendor condition disclosures, sprinkler system Test records, system and material warranties, current tenant information, current title insurance policy, notices of any condition new or special assessment or tax notices, copies of all current property bills, service contracts, evidence of current zoning, Plan as built ns and specifications, all construction related documents including warranties, all past and present uses of the property, third party reports or inspections, any land surveys and improvements in the seller’s possession.

One of the best tools available to the commercial property due diligence team is the interview process that can unlock a wealth of potentially useful information about the property in question.

The interview of any available key personnel with specific knowledge of the property’s conditions may include:

Owner, tenants, maintenance foreman, contracted maintenance services personnel, or other contracted companies that routinely work on the property and / or building.

Property inspection, real estate inspection, construction inspection, due diligence survey, as they may be tagged in the due diligence report, is essential to ensure the adequacy of the construction considering the intended use of the occupants and the geography and the surrounding weather. Providing the available drawings and specifications should be helpful here, but will not end the investigation. A qualified third-party inspection company with experience in the type of property to be inspected should conduct an assessment of the current condition of the commercial property. A previously performed property condition assessment or inspection is almost always provided for the use of a single party in a single transaction and is protected by law and is not reusable or transferable to any other party. The focus of the inspection should be primarily on the condition of the site and building components, such as site drainage, parking, building structure, mechanical and electrical systems, and general accessibility and usability of the property. Various climates and geographic regions will require more specific inspection knowledge, so hiring a local inspector is always a good idea, if possible, rather than hiring a company outside of Wisconsin to perform due diligence on a building from California high rise on a fault line.

Site inspection and walk-through to observe existing conditions may include:

Land and topography, parking, paving, access, building exterior and facade, building interior, roofing systems, structural systems, mechanical systems, electrical systems, plumbing systems, fire protection systems, vertical transportation systems and any number of other special systems.

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 2010 is the current guideline for accessibility standards across the country and is a federal law, so it is non-negotiable and, to some extent, yes, it is retroactive even to most commercial and public buildings. ancient. Many states also have additional and / or stricter or specific accessibility standards. Most professional property assessment and inspection companies can also conduct both abbreviated and comprehensive accessibility surveys as part of a real estate transaction.

Basic Abbreviated Accessibility and Full Compliance Surveys may include:

The abbreviated survey that looks for only the basic ADA accessibility components visible during the tour and documented according to the ASTM abbreviated survey form and checklist provides a quick check on the overall status of compliance. The full compliance survey involves physical measurements of distances, slopes, and push / pull forces required within accessibility standards to allow a certain level of physically disabled person to successfully navigate a property, site, and building.

Environmental Due Diligence known as Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) is the most widely used Environmental Inspection Report. The typical level of reporting preferred by lenders to demonstrate due diligence is called ASTM E1528 Limited Phase I Environmental Transaction Assessment Standard. This explores the past use of the property and surrounding properties to identify any potential environmental issues on the site or adjacent or future liabilities. These reports typically require a significant monetary investment and take several weeks to complete, so they should be done as soon as you have determined that you will continue your due diligence. The purpose of this inspection is to determine if the property contains hazardous materials or poses a threat in any way to its surroundings. This could be caused by underground storage tanks located on the property or by runoff from the property to the water table or any other hazard listed by the Environmental Protection Agency. While the report is expensive, the cost of eliminating an environmental hazard can be astronomical. While not all agreements will require you to obtain a Phase I Site Environmental Assessment, many lenders will require it as part of their loan guidelines. For a relatively new development with a clean environmental record and no industrial neighbors, a simpler, less expensive, and much faster ASTM E1528 standard can satisfy legal and lender requirements.

Any basic environmental due diligence report can include:

Investigation of historical site use, aerial photography records, property transaction records, construction records, building records, EPA mapping data, local municipality topography mapping, and a site tour to visually identify potential indicators of environmental problems.

The information in this document is a purely professional opinion and is provided for general real estate inspection reference only and is not in any way intended to be a definitive guide, or a guarantee of past, present, or future legal, state, or federal requirements. , not a measure. of the performance of any professional services company. Best of luck in all your future real estate, real estate and construction deals!