28
March

Is There a Science to Understanding Auto Insurance Policies?

If you have ever signed a policy with an auto insurance carrier, you are well aware of the amount of paperwork involved, most of it fine print.  If you are unaware of the technical jargon that is used throughout the policy, this can be very overwhelming and you may wind up signing something that you never realized you signed.  This can lead to real problems down the line.  Therefore, it is very important that you know a bit about auto insurance policies before using that pen to sign for the first time.

Where To Begin

For most of us, auto insurance policies are just as longwinded and uninteresting as reading through a technical manual.  There are pages of words we have never seen and while it may be typed in your native tongue, it almost seems as if contracts like this are written in a different language.  If you want to get a bit ahead of the game, do a bit of research on insurance policies before you sign up with one.  Plenty of sample policies are available online with user friendly guides that walk you through them.

Study Up

Many policies are similar, though the sections may be in different locations.  If you study the sample policies online, you will quickly learn which sections these each have in common.  These will usually be local laws and releases, etc., and can be skimmed through with enough practice.  It is the proprietary differences that you will really want to pay close attention.    This is where many traps are set and where unsuspecting policy holders can sometimes find themselves falling into.

In all honesty, insurance policies really aren’t that tough to understand if you know what you are looking for.  Once you have spent some time with sample policies, you will quickly become a pro.  As a matter of fact, many educated consumers actually know more about their policies than their agent.  Insurance agencies always seem to have the upper hand so it is nice that, for once, the power is with the consumer and the consumer’s superior knowledge of their policies.

3
March

Before Investing In Science Know Your Material

It’s important to understand all of the fine details of any project, before making any final decisions about investigating scientific discoveries, developments, initiatives or R&D ventures.  A sound investment should really be approached like any scientific experiment.  It’s incredibly important to conduct the appropriate amount of due diligence, before investing in any type of scientific venture.  Its important to research the feasibility of bringing the product or service to market, if at all possible, then it’s even more important to consider the potential competition the scientific venture will attract.

Researching The Sciences

It’s also important to consider barriers of entry, to compete with the new science and  factors that will help this scientific investment remain distinguished, from other peers in the industry.  It’s important to keep clear of bad investments or scientific ventures that are heavily dependent on false premises or information.  There are many helpful third party websites online that provide a venue, that allows investors to search for different investments according to country or different fields of science.

Gaining Insight On The Sciences

Doing some objective research on scientific developments in the industry of interest can be very helpful for uncovering useful insight, that can help guide investment decisions.  Staying current with recent developments in science by following reputable niche magazines and reliable resources on the Internet can be very helpful, in providing insight about the best investments, for what’s ahead on the horizon.  Keeping informed about different academic developments in the sciences can also be a very effective resource, for gaining insight on certain developments.

Building a relationship with someone at a higher education facility, in the field of sciences under consideration is a great way to find a sounding board, that has the expertise to offer valuable insight on investment decisions.  It’s also helpful to research related scientific ventures or investments that have been successful, in the recent past. It’s important to pick scientific ventures that are akin to your wheelhouse and not completely outside of your debt or professional expertise.  Networking with industry professionals is also a great way to gain insight on about the latest scientific developments that need investors.

6
December

Can Social Media Have An Impact On You Diagnosis?

Facebook, Twitter, and blogs are all relatively new tools for communicating. The ability to reach out far beyond your immediate circle is giving people new ways to connect. If you are fighting an illness you may seek out the advice of others through the use of social media.

Online Forums

Many of the organizations such as the American Diabetes Association, which have been established to advocate for patients with various diseases also have online forums. These forums allow people to connect with one another and discuss their disease. This is a great tool. IT can help you feel like you are not alone in your struggle. You should always consult your doctor if you have any indication that something is seriously wrong but it is alright to do a little preliminary research by talking to others online. They may be able to point you in the right direction on many things, like what to ask your doctor or clinical research studies that are being used to treat your ailment.

Facebook For A Cause

Facebook can be a way to organize for a good cause. No cause can be better than your health. You can find support and tips for managing your disease and gather information or research a reputable overseas or Canadian Pharmacy to purchase discount prescription drugs. You will also be able to keep up on the latest technologies and advances with regards to treatment and even cures.

A Community of Support

Support is essential when you are either fighting or learning to live with an illness. The support of others is invaluable. Some people don’t have a good group of friends and family members to give them that support. A social network community can take the place and fill that void. Social networks get a lot of blame for the problems they create but they can also be used for good causes and can have a positive impact on your health and overall state of mind when you are fighting illness.

7
September

Mastering Inventory Science

Having inventory for your business is always something you must control.  You have to be sure you know where you are at with all of the different items.  Another thing you need to do is be sure you are always monitoring where everything is with your inventory, so you never run out of anything your customers and clients might need in the near future.  If you feel as though your business is out of control in the inventory department, you should start looking for cloud inventory control software to help you get a better handle on things.

Controlling Your Inventory

One of the most important things about inventory is making sure your inventory is always well stocked and you have everything you need in order to have a functioning company. You also will need to learn how to operate all of your new software so that each one of your employees is able to keep track of your inventory. Learning how to use cloud inventory control software will take some time, but all of your employees should be able to get used to the software eventually.

Finding The Perfect Software

If you have never had to go look for any type of software to maintain your inventory then you need to take some time and investigate all of the different options you have to choose from. You will find that you have several different types of software to choose from so always make sure you choose wisely.

Having an inventory that is well taken care of is always going to be important because you need to be sure that you have plenty of merchandise and inventory for all of your customers whether they are online or on-site. Inventory should not be a difficult task to manage if you have the right software.

29
August

Build a Better Robot in Your Online Classroom

Are you a Compass learning teacher?  If so, one of the biggest challenges you face with your classroom is the lack of presence you have in a physical sense.  Sure, you can teach them well.  However, it is harder to assess and motivate your students from a distance.  For this reason, many teachers try to create robot like students.  You can too.  Here are some suggestions.

 

Quizzes

 

Quizzes are one of the most effective ways to create robot like behavior with your students.  A quiz will assess their knowledge.  This is great for you.  However, it is even better for them.  It will keep them on their toes.  If they know a potential quiz could happen, they will be more likely to read and study the lessons.

 

Create A Course Plan

 

Furthermore, consider creating a course plan for your students.  This plan can include everything from study tips to deadlines.  You can also suggest a timeline to complete each class.  This is helpful for students.  It creates a behavior that is more routine as well.  Many times, students fail in their online courses because they lack motivation or direction.  Your course plan can give them the direction they need to succeed.

 

Length

 

Finally, the length of the class is always important in an online setting.  Keep in mind that your students will be more tempted to skip parts, cut your class short, or not listen to it all.  The shorter the class is, the easier time you will have attracting their attention.  While you don’t want to cut things short, you do want to effectively and efficiently cover each subject.  If you do this right, your students will respond and move forward in a robot like fashion.

 

Good luck building a better robot in your online classroom.  With a little effort you can train your students properly.

25
August

Getting the Most Out of eCigarette Batteries

Proper care and maintenance of not only your FIN cigarette battery but the other components of your e-cigs will allow you to get the most out of the entire experience and the equipment that goes with it. Since I’ve covered the detailed maintenance of e-cigs in another article I’ll just touch on it here.

Maintaining Means Cleaning

Not only will the proper, regular cleaning of your e-cig components keep it in primo working condition but it will give you a more enjoyable and cleaner, purer ‘smoking’ (or vaping) experience. The basic method utilizes two things: a cotton swab and good old rubbing alcohol. What you’re essentially doing is cleaning all ‘electrical’ contacts and (very importantly) the cartridge holder and screw in threads of deposits. The deposits are from the nicotine (which comes in several different dosages to wean you off of e-cigs completely, if that is indeed your goal).

Look Cool, Feel Great and No Carcinogens!

Whether you plan on weaning yourself off of the little white sticks entirely (as just mentioned) or enjoying your little ‘smoky treat’ (habit) till you just don’t feel like it anymore, e-cigs are a great way to go. Make no mistake—nicotine is still considered a drug and is looked upon as addictive as well. Minors cannot buy e-cigs and they are not recommended for women who are breast feeding, pregnant or trying to get pregnant. And whereas nicotine is not regarded as ‘healthy’, it is infinitely preferred to introducing burning tobacco fumes and tar to your system. If you are a cigar smoker never fear—it is my understanding that e-cigars are in laboratory development right now.

For those who want to get more than just a tobacco taste from their e-cigs there are fruity flavors, wine flavor, chocolate, sage and more–as well as your good old fashioned burning tobacco leaves taste.

20
August

The Science of an Overheated Engine

Vehicles are a concert of different components functioning in harmony that boggles the mind. There is a complex engineering in every vehicle allowing thousands of parts to work together to move you down the highway. Vehicles have come a long way since Henry Ford put his first Model T on the road! Today, vehicles are equipped with state of the art data modules and controllers that monitor and adjust various fuel, air and coolant conditions. There are numerous sensors and chips that regulate everything from battery power to wheel and road adhesion, braking and steering.

The Radiator is Only the Tip of the Iceberg

The radiator of a vehicle is really only a cooling reservoir for the cooling system. It is normally situated at the front of the vehicle to accept outside air to flow through it while the vehicle is in motion and through the use of a thermostat mounted on the cooling inlet of the engine, allows the correct amount of coolant to flow through the engine maintaining a normal operating temperature. If any portion of the cooling system becomes damaged, coolant will leak and cause the system to malfunction, thereby causing the engine to overheat. Broken, worn or cracked hoses and belts are usually the most common areas of concern in a cooling system.

Cooling by Oil

The radiator and all its buddies are not the only cooling the engine requires. Motor oil in the engine keeps the internal parts such as pistons and valves lubricated during operation. Any point of the engine that has lubrication or coolant, brake fluid, transmission fluid or power steering fluid flowing through it is a potential problem causer. Have your vehicle checked regularly and perform a periodic coolant flush to assure smooth and cool operation!

30
July

Living on Dialysis

Dialysis has been one of the most important medical breakthroughs of the last 100 years and it’s enabled patients who are waiting for a kidney transplant the opportunity to extend their life and maintain a quality of life until kidneys become available for them.

 

What Is Dialysis Like?

 

Once you first get started with kidney dialysis you will receive a consultation with your doctor and also a nutritionist to determine if any changes in your diet will need to be made. The typical kidney dialysis treatment comes in two forms: peritoneal and hemodialysis; almost 90 percent of kidney dialysis patients in the world today are using the hemodialysis treatment which involves circulating the patients bloodstream through one or more machines, this also helps to clean the patients blood of waste before it’s returned to the patients body.

 

Daily Life

 

Those individuals who are living with kidney dialysis lives will never be the same because, they must constantly stay in touch with their nutritionist to make sure that they are eating the right foods as well as make sure that they are getting enough protein on a daily basis. Patients who are not getting enough protein from plant based foods will have the option of taking protein supplements so they can have assurance that enough iron will always be in their blood.

 

Besides getting more protein, patients will also need to limit their fat, salt and sugar intakes as well because; these can lead to hypertension that’s often aggravated when a patient has kidney disease.

 

Dialysis Basics

 

Other than regular dialysis treatments, both men and women who are undergoing regular kidney dialysis can expect to live normal lives including working in their regular jobs, enjoying physical activity and even having an active sex life.

 

Kidney dialysis is not the end of the world, it’s a new beginning and an alternative that will give anyone hope for the future.

15
July

Making The First Social Media Olympics

The Olympics are just around the corner.  The city of London and the UK in general are eager to host these summer games.  And the rest of the world is anxious to watch and cheer for their favorite athletes.  This year, the Olympics and social media go hand in hand.  For this reason, many are referring to it as the first social media Olympics or the Socialympics.

Worldwide Coverage

To begin with, the Olympics will be covered worldwide.  People from all over the world will tune in.  Usually, it takes people half a day to learn the results of an event.  Today’s social media and networking change this.  Someone in London who is connected to people in Eastern Europe could broadcast the results via social media.  This information could be re-shared quickly.  Within a small amount of new, the news could reach the rest of the world.  For this reason, many feel that social media will be the number one form of Olympic coverage during the summer games.  Through social media, the world will learn about all of the latest happenings.  In fact, they might not even need to turn on the TV.

Beijing Vs. London

Some people assume that 4 years ago things were not that different.  However, they fail to understand the censorship and privacy controls that were implemented by the Chinese government.  Few were able to share what happened because of these restrictions.  In London, information is not censored.  People are free to share whatever.  Thus, it should reach others quickly through social channels.

Social Media Surge

You will notice a difference in the social media marketing during the Olympics.  Companies and individuals will be logging in often to check on the scores and utilize the Olympics to serve their best interests.  This trend is part of the surge of social media that has occurred during the last few years.  So don’t be surprised if the Olympics takes over Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, blogs, and more.  At least you won’t waste time watching these events for hours.  Instead, you can watch what you prefer on youtube.

 

Have fun watching the Olympic coverage in a whole new way.

 

10
July

What Everyone Should Know About Liver Transplants

Sure, the idea of having some kind of liver disease is scary, but there is treatment. Having a medical problem involving your liver does not mean your life is over. It means you need to get medical treatment whether that is medication to start or surgery. Many liver transplant patients have gone through the liver transplant process, have liver surgery and lead great lives. It is not the end of the world if you have liver disease. You will need to take medication and find out everything you can about the condition, but education is one of the best ways to be informed about it.

 

Keep Your Dreams Even after Liver Surgery

 

If you want to be a nurse, you still can be one. Liver disease will not stop that. Go and chase your dreams. In fact when you have your surgery you will feel so much better. You should pretty much be able to do all of the things you did before you were sick. And if you take good care of your liver and your body, you stand a good chance of keeping yourself in good health and being at your best. You will have to take medication, but that is one of the biggest permanent changes. You may have some weight gain from the medication, but there may be ways to work with that.

 

Keeping a New Liver Healthy

 

Kid’s can grow to lead happy healthy lives after a liver transplant just as much as adults can live a better life. You need to take care of your liver – eat healthy and treat your body nicely. If liver transplants are anything like kidney transplants, they last at least 10-15 years or more. A lot of that depends on how well the patient takes care of themselves and their environment. Eating healthy and at least cutting down on smoking or quitting gives patient’s a much higher chance of keeping their new liver healthy.

 

Changing Bad Habits to Be Nice to Your Kidney

 

One of the biggest mistakes a liver patient makes the first time they have liver surgery is having bad eating habits, drinking, smoking, and other wise not taking as good care of themselves as they should. Those are all habits that can be changed for the better.