AAS RIM Country Chapter http://www.aasrimcountrychapter.com Magazine Articles Made for You Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:30:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 Make Implants Part of Your Smile Makeover http://www.aasrimcountrychapter.com/make-implants-part-of-your-smile-makeover/ Fri, 09 Jun 2017 00:16:53 +0000 http://aasrimcountrychapter.com/?p=2075 Having a smile to be proud of can change your life. If you have been living with teeth that make you want to suppress your...

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Woman with Great SmileHaving a smile to be proud of can change your life. If you have been living with teeth that make you want to suppress your smile, then you are depriving yourself of one of your most important communication tools, and of one of the body’s natural ways to produce feel-good chemicals. Cosmetic dentists have quite a menu of treatments to improve your smile these days. One of them is to replace failing or lost teeth with dental implants.

A good cosmetic dentist, such as Dr Komal Suri at Smile Design Dental in Buckinghamshire, will be able to put together a treatment plan involving several different treatments so that you finally get the smile you’ve always wanted. Cosmetic dentists understand the dimensions, shapes and colour your teeth and gums need in order to create a harmonious balance within your mouth. Too big or too small, too white or too yellow, too gummy, not gummy enough; these are all important considerations.

A Natural Look

Dental implants need to fit in with the rest of your teeth. If you are having your teeth whitened, then the implants need to match the colour your teeth will be after whitening and not before. Your dentist will therefore probably recommend that you have whitening done and then have the porcelain of the implants matched to your new teeth colour, rather than try and guess the shade before whitening.

The crowns on your dental implants are made of porcelain. These are made by highly trained technicians. There are many shades of porcelain to choose from. Once chosen, the technicians shape it to match the rest of your teeth. So, if you are having veneers on the rest of your teeth, the implant crown will be made to match the shape and colour of your veneers. If you are having your gum line reshaped, the implant crown will be made to fit into the new gum line.

As you can see, timing and the order of treatments, plays an important part in a smile makeover. This is why you need to see an experienced cosmetic dentist. They will draw up a plan and provide you with a schedule, with costings, so you know what treatment happens when.

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Get Rid of Mice in Your Home in 3 Ways http://www.aasrimcountrychapter.com/get-rid-of-mice-in-your-home-in-3-ways/ Fri, 21 Apr 2017 01:51:11 +0000 http://www.aasrimcountrychapter.com/?p=2068 Mice can be cute. In fact, if you have Mickey Mouse knocking on your front door, I bet you and your kids would welcome him...

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RatMice can be cute. In fact, if you have Mickey Mouse knocking on your front door, I bet you and your kids would welcome him with open arms. That reaction, though, is reserved for Mickey Mouse. If his real true-to-life family comes for a visit, that might not be the same story. Dealing with mice infestation is a two-part process that involves getting rid of the existing mice in your home, and then attacking the problem at the very root to prevent future incidents.

Now, for the most part, you will need pest control services to get rid of the existing mice. A-Jet Services Ltd noted that Auckland has reliable services you can count on, as they remove infestation problems right at the core.

Keeping your home free of rodents is something you have to do regularly. Here are some ways to help you out:

Natural Deterrent

This one is a no-brainer: Get a cat. Drop by your local shelter and adopt a furry little friend. Dogs are great and there are breeds that will happily hunt down mice, but cats are natural born killers. There is a reason they’re often portrayed as every mouse’s number one enemy.

Peppermint

We humans love the smell of peppermint. It can refresh our senses and make us feel that everywhere is clean and good. We can’t say the same for our furry little pests. Mice hate this kind of smell and will run away from it every chance they get. Buy peppermint essential oils, soak some cotton balls, and place them all around the house. This isn’t the best deterrent, but will definitely cut further invasions.

Keeping Clean

Lastly, if you don’t want mice, the best thing you can do is to keep your home clean. Mice love food bits lying around. Kitchen sinks teeming with leftovers looks like an eat-all-you-can buffet for these opportunistic rodents. If you can keep your home free from any of the things that mice love, you can bet that you won’t see them anytime soon.

Mice can spread diseases and destroy parts of your home. Learning how to get rid of these problematic pests requires continuous hard work. Hopefully, with a bit of hard work, the only mouse you’ll be welcoming anytime soon is the cartoon variety.

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Adrenal Fatigue: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment http://www.aasrimcountrychapter.com/adrenal-fatigue-causes-symptoms-and-treatment/ Thu, 20 Apr 2017 01:00:00 +0000 http://www.aasrimcountrychapter.com/?p=2056 Do you experience chronic fatigue a few hours after waking up in the morning? Perhaps you instantly feel stressed despite minute changes in your normal...

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A tired woman pinching the bridge of her noseDo you experience chronic fatigue a few hours after waking up in the morning? Perhaps you instantly feel stressed despite minute changes in your normal routine?

If you suddenly experience these symptoms, it is important to seek immediate consult with a healthcare practitioner. A rare condition called adrenal fatigue is characterized by a sudden onset of symptoms that has negative effects on your physical, mental, and emotional health.

What Causes Adrenal Fatigue?

Adrenal fatigue is a condition that occurs due to a dysfunctional endocrine organ called adrenal gland. The adrenal gland, which is a small organ above the kidney, is responsible for secreting hormones that regulate metabolism, blood pressure, and stress. It also releases neurotransmitters that have a positive effect on the brain for better functioning. Hence, a dysfunctional adrenal gland due to thyroid problems or diabetes mellitus results to the body’s poor adaptation to stress.

What Are the Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue?

Symptoms of adrenal fatigue include low blood pressure, headache, and dizziness due to decreased aldosterone production. Aldosterone is an essential hormone produced by the adrenals to maintain normal blood pressure. Low aldosterone causes abnormal systemic hypotension, which decreases blood flow to the brain and other important regions of the body.

Adrenal fatigue also causes decreased production of cortisol, which is a hormone that manages your response to stress. Hence, you may experience chronic fatigue despite having sufficient sleep at night. You may also become emotionally labile due to poor neurological tolerance to stress.

What Should I Do If I Suspect Adrenal Fatigue?

If your symptoms are highly indicative of adrenal fatigue, it is crucial to seek immediate consult with an endocrinologist. Your physician will perform a series of laboratory tests to quantify hormone levels and provide guidance in avoiding adrenal fatigue help with advice on lifestyle modification and hormone supplementation, RedRiver Health and Wellness Center said.

The Bottom Line

Adrenal fatigue involves a constellation of symptoms that cause poor stress tolerance and decreased productivity in work or school. Hence, it is substantial to detect the early symptoms of adrenal fatigue in order to receive early management.

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Facebook Just Made Mobile Shopping Easier with the Collection Ad Unit http://www.aasrimcountrychapter.com/facebook-just-made-mobile-shopping-easier-with-the-collection-ad-unit/ Wed, 19 Apr 2017 20:18:54 +0000 http://www.aasrimcountrychapter.com/?p=2061 Social media marketing is a massive help to any brand that wants to establish a stable online presence. It enables you to promote your products...

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A Woman Scrolling Through Facebook Social media marketing is a massive help to any brand that wants to establish a stable online presence. It enables you to promote your products and present content directly to your targeted customers.

It is particularly useful because billions of people check social media platforms daily. In fact, an SEM company in Singapore says Facebook alone reaches 1.4 billion people every day. So the universal social media platform continually develops and finds ways to help targeted customers have a better online experience.

A New Ad Format that Complements Facebook Advertising

Facebook advertising, from video ads to carousel ads, lets you manage and customise the way targeted customers see your products. Advertising may not be enough, however, especially when consumers are on-the-go individuals who would rather click on what they can see than open a new tab and type in a web address.

The developers at Facebook have realised this, so they looked for ways to amplify online advertising. It recently introduced Collection, a new ad format that helps people find and buy products more conveniently. The ad format leads video ad viewers to product catalogues without difficulty.

A New Function that Attaches Product Catalogues to Video Ads

Collection has recently become available globally. It lets social media marketers attach product images to their video ads. These product images lead to a product catalogue with a maximum showcase of 50 products. Tapping on a product, then, leads the targeted customer to either a product detail page for further information about it or to an app for purchasing.

According to Facebook, watching video on social media tends to influence a consumer’s purchasing decisions. So the social media giant came up with Collection, an ad format that contributes to your Facebook advertising success by making the buying experience easier for your targeted customers.

 

 

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Effective Advertising: Reaching Out to your Target Audience http://www.aasrimcountrychapter.com/effective-advertising-reaching-out-to-your-target-audience/ Tue, 18 Apr 2017 02:24:58 +0000 http://www.aasrimcountrychapter.com/?p=2052 Today, with the innovative technologies invented across the globe, many traditional methods have undergone upgrades. Advertising is one of the elements in the business world...

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Advertising ChartToday, with the innovative technologies invented across the globe, many traditional methods have undergone upgrades. Advertising is one of the elements in the business world that has evolved from simple print media to a wide array of computerized methods.

In the past, advertisements were in the form of newspapers, TV placements, magazine ads, and signage. Today, new innovative ways emerged in the form of portable exhibition stands, social media networking, website advertisements, LED light signage, and modern billboards.

Eurotech describes today’s advertising materials as constructed for flexibility and ease of use. Here are some benefits of effective advertising in this age.

Inform consumers about the product

Since there are various products and services in the market today, advertisements help inform consumers about the specifics in the merchandise a business is selling. From there, they can decide which ones they think will meet their needs and demands.

Moreover, companies make sure customers are aware of the advantages of one product over the other so they can decide well on their purchase.

Increase company sales and profits

You use advertising to announce helpful information to others. For instance, a manufacturer of a product or a service provider may use this tool to inform the public about any product upgrade – or pullout for that matter – they are rolling out. Aside from reaching a wider client base, the sales and profits will also increase.

Inform clients about promotions and special sales

Companies can inform their clients about ongoing promotions, deals, and special sales. This will boost the company’s visibility among their customers. For instance, a customer is looking for a particular product and he saw your promo, he might decide to buy your product instead.

Advertising is a tool used on a wide variety of purposes – in business, politics, and education. It does not only help the companies market their products but also help customers by informing them of the products and their features.

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Oil Recycling 101 for Industrial and Commercial Operations http://www.aasrimcountrychapter.com/oil-recycling-101-for-industrial-and-commercial-operations/ Mon, 17 Apr 2017 03:18:28 +0000 http://www.aasrimcountrychapter.com/?p=2047 Oil is a valuable resource to the whole world, which is why it earned the moniker “black gold.” With oil’s importance in the increasingly technology-reliant...

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Used Oil to be RecycledOil is a valuable resource to the whole world, which is why it earned the moniker “black gold.” With oil’s importance in the increasingly technology-reliant world of today, it will only do everyone well if recycling oil became a norm.

Industry leader oilrecovery.co.nz explains oil recycling as a process that removes water, sludge and heavy metals to produce industry-grade, top-quality heating fuel.

Although recycling initiatives seen advancement advocacies from several different organisations over the years, citizens may still need to learn more about recycling, especially oil recycling.

Rewards of Oil Recycling

Oil can be recycled several times over. By recycling used oil, you can save money from the purchase of new oil. You can also use recycled oil for energy production or production of lubricants. Both money and energy savings are present in such activities.

Guidelines for Industrial and Commercial Operations

Now, oil recycling for industrial and commercial organisations has simple guidelines you can follow for your operation. Auto shop, manufacturing facilities, and other commercial entities that generate used oil can all follow the subsequent principles.

You first have to collect as much used oil in your operation. Next, you store it in a proper way and finally dispose of it correctly.

Collection Tips

In collection, you have to make sure your storage facilities are secure enough to minimise contamination and spillage should they happen. You should keep used oil separate from other contaminants such as petrol, diesel, solvents, and others.

You also have to dedicate separate facilities for auto engine lubricating and circulating oils, used metalworking or cutting oils, and electrical insulating oils.

Disposal Tips

In disposal, you can rely on vacuum truck hire and waste oil collection services that can collect the used oil you accumulated. You can find such a service that serves the whole North Island. You can also rely on the same service for emergency recovery of used oil already spilt.

Improper handling of used oil can only lead to costly spillages and contaminated environments that can be hazardous to the workers in your operation. For the benefit of your facility, as well as the good of all people, you can properly recycle oil.

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A New Frontier: The No-Till Agricultural Revolution in Australia http://www.aasrimcountrychapter.com/a-new-frontier-the-no-till-agricultural-revolution-in-australia/ Wed, 12 Apr 2017 13:13:47 +0000 http://www.aasrimcountrychapter.com/?p=2042 The idea of ‘no-till farming’ may sound like a dull concept at first, but the new agricultural technique is an exciting prospect for people in...

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agricultural machinery worksThe idea of ‘no-till farming’ may sound like a dull concept at first, but the new agricultural technique is an exciting prospect for people in the industry and quickly gaining traction in Australia. Part of the appeal lies in the fact that it allows farmers to grow new crops every year without resorting to tillage or ploughing. No-till farming is, in fact, the new buzz word among experts since it makes soil health a priority and helps reduce instances of soil erosion.

No-Tillage Techniques Minimise Disruption of the Soil

In the late seventies, farmers had difficulty cultivating their fields due to the arid climate and the extent of wind erosion in the area. Sometime in the nineties, a group of farmers tried out a new no-tilling technique to farm their lands. Their technique allowed for minimal soil disruption without having to resort to conventional methods, such as ploughing the field and disturbing the soil. As a result, the no-till revolution was born, and it transformed the entire rural landscape.

A More Sustainable Type of Farming that Reduces Land Degradation

Why are more Australian farmers quick to embrace non-conventional methods of doing farming? Studies show that tillage or ploughing leads to a higher risk of soil erosion. Additionally, churning up large amounts of soil can lead to the release of a higher amount of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Due to its environmental benefits, farmers have begun to incorporate no-till farming techniques into their farming practice.

Conventional Farming Is still an Indispensable Part of Australian Agriculture

The rise of the no-till agricultural movement does not mean that conventional farming has already come to an end. Experts believe that old farming methods will be hard to dismiss as farmers still rely heavily on the mechanised tillage operations and power harrow bars to get the job done right. In fact, they believe that conventional practices will continue to evolve together with other innovative practices, from the formulation of better herbicides to the advances in tilling machinery.

Australian farmers are rethinking their farming systems after the rise of the no-till agricultural movement, but a large majority are finding the use of a combination of till and no-till farming the best option. After all, tillage-based agriculture still plays a crucial role in farming since it led to the improvement of yields and better farming accuracy compared to previous years.

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Counseling: The Wake-up Call http://www.aasrimcountrychapter.com/counseling-the-wake-up-call/ Tue, 11 Apr 2017 15:41:09 +0000 http://www.aasrimcountrychapter.com/?p=2036 Perhaps you have been considering calling a counselor for a while. There are days when you feel devastated and need someone to speak to. You...

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Counselling with friendsPerhaps you have been considering calling a counselor for a while. There are days when you feel devastated and need someone to speak to. You feel sad and disconnected from what you love. The following day, you wake up feeling okay and brush aside the need to talk to someone. However, the issues affecting you are still there and will haunt you again.

Living in a cold city with little sunlight can also affect your mood, according to counselor Gideon Killion of Lifecraft Counselling LLC. If you live in Denver, counseling services are always within reach.

First to start evaluating yourself. It’s time to break the spell and recognize signs you’re experiencing life’s burdens.

Overwhelming Feeling of Anger and Sadness

Intense feelings often lead to withdrawal from friends or having suicidal thoughts. You might be experiencing a mental health issue that needs professional therapy to heal.

Disconnection Feeling

Have your friends, family gatherings and club meetings lost their golden touch? If you no longer enjoy the company of your friends or feel disconnected from activities you loved most, you need some counseling.

Substance Dependency

Some people resort to drugs, sex, or alcohol to numb unwanted feelings. Counseling will help you take stock of your life by treating what is holding you back.

Concerned Friends

Friends are the first persons to notice behavioral changes. If your friends say that they are worried about some changes in your behavior, it is worth looking into it.

Traumatic Events

Traumatic events like loss of loved ones, breakups, or job loss can result from post-traumatic conditions. The only way to deal with traumatic events is talking to a professional counselor.

Finding the courage to seek help and push through treatment is powerful. Counseling allows you to get stock of your life and relationships, figure out what is missing or holding you back, and start crafting a life that is meaningful, satisfying and enjoyable.

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Eliminate Bed Bugs Before a Full-Blown Infestation Occurs http://www.aasrimcountrychapter.com/eliminate-bed-bugs-before-a-full-blown-infestation-occurs/ Mon, 10 Apr 2017 06:44:14 +0000 http://www.aasrimcountrychapter.com/?p=2030 Bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) are parasitic insects that feed on the blood of humans and insects. Adult bed bugs have flat, oval, brown, wingless appearance,...

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Bed BugBed bugs (Cimex lectularius) are parasitic insects that feed on the blood of humans and insects. Adult bed bugs have flat, oval, brown, wingless appearance, and about the size of an apple seed. After feeding, the color of their body changes to a reddish shade. These bugs thrive in areas close to where people sleep or sit for long periods. Their favorite parts of the body to munch on are the head and neck but they will bite other parts of the body, including arms, hands, and legs.

Many people don’t realize that they already have a bed bug infestation because these insects normally feed during the night. You may get bitten without realizing it and even when you do notice the bite mark, it’s easy to think that it’s just another insect bite.

Things to Look For: Signs of Bed Bug Infestation

It’s not easy to spot bed bugs because they are small and good at hiding, but there are telltale signs to look for.

  • You wake up with itchy bite marks you’re sure you didn’t have before going to bed.
  • Your sheets or pillowcases are stained with blood from the feeding.
  • Dark reddish or rusty spots of bed bug excrement can be found on bed sheets, mattresses, pillowcases, or bedclothes.
  • An unpleasant, musty odor comes from their scent glands.
  • Bed bug eggshells, fecal spots, and discarded skins can be found in areas where they hide.

If you have any used furniture and you suspect that you may have bed bugs, Yes Pest Pros, Inc. recommends a thorough inspection.

Prepare for Treatment: Getting Rid of Bed Bugs

Preparing your home is the first step to eliminating bed bugs effectively. Start by removing as much clutter as you can. You can donate old magazines and newspapers, cardboard boxes, and clothes you no longer need. These are great hiding places for bed bugs. When decluttering, do not move the infested items to a non-infested area. Instead, place these items in plastic trash bags and, once full, take them outside your home.

Bed bug control requires meticulous inspections, along with the use of non-chemical methods, such as vacuuming, steam, insecticide, and heat treatments. The job calls for detailed work and special equipment, which you may not have. Hence, hiring a professional bed bug exterminator is advisable.

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All the Reasons You Need to Apply for a Loan for a Used Car http://www.aasrimcountrychapter.com/all-the-reasons-you-need-to-apply-for-a-loan-for-a-used-car/ Fri, 07 Apr 2017 01:00:00 +0000 http://www.aasrimcountrychapter.com/?p=2018 Many car buyers often have difficulties deciding between a used and a brand new vehicle. Yes, the thought of driving an automobile that recently came...

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A vehicle for sale in a used car lot Many car buyers often have difficulties deciding between a used and a brand new vehicle. Yes, the thought of driving an automobile that recently came out from the factory sounds good. However, you shouldn’t easily disregard the benefits and advantages of investing in a pre-owned one.

This is true if you have a limited budget. Wasatch Peaks Credit Union noted that you’ll have an easier time finding a lending institution in Ogden where you can get a used car loan at an affordable rate. In case you need more reason to go pre-owned, here are a few more:

New vehicles depreciate as soon as you drive them.

As soon as you drive a new car out of the dealership, depreciation already happens. In fact, within the first year of owning it, it can already lose as much as 50% of its value. With a used automobile, you don’t have to worry about a great loss. Yes, it will also depreciate, but not in such a huge manner as its brand new counterparts.

It’s easier to afford more recent models.

Go for a used car and you will find deals for recent models without the same expensive price tag. Even if the primary restriction is your limited budget, you can still score a vehicle with some of the latest technology, amenities, features, and entertainment options for less. In fact, you might even find a pre-owned one boasting the most recent model year.

Loans are available even for those with poor credit.

Many lending institutions rarely qualify borrowers who have a less-than-stellar credit score. They are particularly strict when the loan is for a new car. The good news is, you can now find lenders making their services available to consumers who’ve suffered from financial problems in the past that affected their FICO score. In short, even if you have a bad credit score rating, you still have the chance to secure a used car loan and drive home that vehicle you always wanted to.

New or used, it’s still up to you to decide what kind of car you would like to drive. Do your research and it won’t betray you.

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