If You Aren’t Using The Social Cloud Yet…You Will Soon!

If You Aren’t Using The Social Cloud Yet…You Will Soon!

Cloud Storage has changed the way we communicate, keep in touch, and store our information. The cloud has become as integral to us as brushing our teeth, driving a car, or even talking on the phone.  We use it to track our files, photos, data, and other related information – keeping it all in one place. Most organizations utilize the cloud, and it has become a core part of the majority of IT programs.  But that isn’t all, it has also become a core part of our everyday lives, whether storing information from your iPhone, backing up your home computer, or using it to store valued information.

Today’s understanding that the universal cloud protects against disasters is true: just look at how businesses in the Bahamas and other areas hit by storms have survived.   However, this is one reason the cloud is so pervasive because we’ve learned from experience that merely having a cloud just isn’t enough. In everyday life – or in an emergency – it is mission critical to have the ability to access information, in an organized and searchable manner, quickly and efficiently.  It can save the life of a person – or a business. 

Analysts and media have consistently focused on the challenges faced by those who are either using or are not using the cloud.  CIO.com regularly reports that, “20% of cloud storage users recover from a site disaster in four hours or less. For those outside the cloud, a mere 9% of storage users can typically restore their information. For those that don’t use the cloud, this can be disastrous.”

Whether at home or in the office, the cloud enables the centralizing of your data management and the organization of it. Users of social cloud storage, on the other hand, can merge their information into one searchable area, controlled by them, and utilized for both storage and social purposes.  

The bottom-line for companies is always the cost savings.  However, you don’t typically analyze the ways the bottom-line impacts productivity.  This includes everything from time saturation, time loss, and ease and effectiveness of data use which all go directly to your bottom-line.  When productivity is down because you can’t find a critical file or photo, or because it is lost, everyone — from the user to the company’s itself — suffer.  While the majority of organizations look at IT spending as a bottom-line expense, the best way to make the most out of your IT budget, according to the experts, is to make the cloud highly productive for the way you use it. In analyst reports, cloud storage has been proven, time and time again, to reduce IT costs by up to 75% on an ongoing basis, while offering additional security and other benefits.

The cloud is so flexible, with limitless ways to utilize it. It’s future is changing. Arvind Raichur, CEO and Co-Founder of, MrOwl, a platform that utilizes the cloud in new ways, says the answer is actually quite simple. Raichur and his team have literally invented a new category for cloud-based technology applications called Social Cloud Storage™. 

If you haven’t heard about Social Cloud Storage before, here’s the Cliff’s Notes version.  By definition, it “enables the sharing of content directly out of your cloud storage to a community beyond your contacts.” Social cloud storage users can share information, as well as discover what others are sharing, through their own personal cloud storage.

Raichur notes, “it’s all about enhancing communications and building a wider community where individuals feel heard, understood, and above all, connected.  And, it’s never been easier to share knowledge and resources because MrOwl offers unlimited storage for public content as well as 10GB’s of free private storage.”*

“We believe that consumers are looking for new technologies, like MrOwl, that provide them with more of a balance between being able to personalize their experience and having greater control over their privacy. Both things are important. People want to be able to customize the Internet based on who they are and what’s important to them and their digital needs. They want more control over their experience and over their own individual privacy, because they are more aware than ever that their data is being used to target them and they want to have more control.”

By now, you probably have a much better idea of the social cloud but, like all other IT products, gaining personal experience using them is always the best teacher. Just remember that just like all buildings, a foundation must be dug first.  The foundation, in this case, comes in the form of enhanced privacy. MrOwl’s users can opt for a premium package, in an advertisement-free environment, keeping personal information completely anonymous. Otherwise, in contrast, you can elect to use MrOwl’s free version, and will receive advertisements.  Having choices means creating highly customizable user environments. Customization and socialization are the two main keys to MrOwl. Users can use MrOwl, whether professionally or personally, always confident that their data is fully protected, at all times, in the cloud.

“We are really excited as MrOwl has the ability to change the world and become the primary place where people can access, share, and interact with one another in a more positive setting, not just about cool content, but about smarter and more meaningful content,” Raichur concludes. “We’ve come to a point in our “social media lives” where we are a bit drained at just looking at repetition, and we are excited to give everyone a chance at something new that brings more meaning and empowerment to internet users everywhere.”

*Free unlimited files stored in public branches up to 20MB per file. Files over 20MB will count towards private storage.

Difference Between Frustrated Murder and Attempted Murder

Difference Between Frustrated Murder and Attempted Murder

If you’re involved in a murder trial, or just into true crime, then differentiating between frustrated murder and attempted murder can be vital in the outcome of the case. This is often a confusing area of the law, but various distinctions can help you better understand the two. Here’s what you need to know. 

Attempted Murder

This sentencing is one that most people understand. If you attempt to murder someone and fail, it counts as a felony crime. According to attorney Jeremy Rosenthal, the court will decide on a ruling of attempted murder when:

  • Someone takes action to kill another person
  • The action taken was intended to kill a person

While those two phrases sound about the same, the use of the word intention covers acts like hiring a hitman or poisoning. Stalking or luring someone to a place where murder is intended also counts, as does buying the necessary components to make a bomb. 

The act must also be able to kill a person. Even serious harm and disfigurement, when not meant to kill, do not count as attempted murder. Stabbing a person in the arm as opposed to the chest is an excellent example. 

Frustrated Murder

Adding frustrated to the word murder is where things begin to get complicated. Courts usually decide on this ruling by the severity of the wound. If you intended to kill someone but left a non-fatal wound, it would still be attempted murder. If the wound was serious enough to cause death without proper medical treatment, then it becomes a frustrated crime. 

To receive either distinction, the victim cannot die. Frustrated murder is often used to classify an attempt that was carried out but unsuccessful. Criminal defense attorneys often make the distinction based on both act and intent.  

Act and Intent

Imagine a scenario when the perpetrator plans to shoot their victim. They lure their victim to a secluded location, have the gun on their person, and are entirely ready to kill another person. Once they pull the gun out, they change their mind. This is an attempted murder. The intent to kill was there, but the person did not act on the intent. 

If the perpetrator shot their victim in the arm then ran away, it would also be attempted murder because the wound was non-fatal. They intended to kill their target but failed to do so. While the action is still there, the act wasn’t enough to kill the victim. 

Now, imagine that the perpetrator shoots their victim and leaves a fatal wound. The criminal flees, someone calls 911 after hearing the gun shot, and paramedics are able to save the victim. Since the person did not die, it isn’t a complete murder. Instead, it gets classified as a frustrated murder. The criminal tried and failed, but the injury would have killed their victim without intervention. 

Proving intent in court varies from case to case, but the distinction between attempted and frustrated  comes from the actions of the criminal. If you are involved in a murder trial, you should speak with your attorney about the difference between the two and how either might pertain to your case.  

Prevent Costly Repairs with These HVAC Maintenance Tips

Prevent Costly Repairs with These HVAC Maintenance Tips

Maintaining a functioning HVAC system is important for the safety and well-being of your family. Many may believe that ignoring the system entirely until there is no choice but to have it serviced or repaired is best, but this can actually do more harm than good. Preventative maintenance is one of the best methods of saving yourself from costly repairs later. The following is a list of maintenance tips to perform now, in order to help prevent you from needing costly repairs later. 

Clean The Outdoor Unit

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One maintenance method to help you avoid costly HVAC repairs is to keep your outdoor unit clean at all times. While it can be easy to neglect this unit, doing so will only work to the detriment of your HVAC system. Outdoor units can be clogged with things such as dirt, leaves, trash, dust, pollen, and more. The failure to keep your unit clean may result in a sluggish, malfunctioning system. However, if you take the time to carefully clean your outdoor unit (temporarily disconnecting the power may be necessary), this can save you from paying for costly repairs to your system later. 

Replace Air Filters

Another commonly neglected method of maintaining your HVAC system is the checking and replacing of air filters. This is because dirty filters can cause your system to become sluggish and malfunction. Whether you are noticing issues with your system or not, you should be changing your filter every 30-90 days. Additionally, if you have furry pets or tend to keep your windows open for long periods of time, you may need to replace them more often than that.  

Remove Pet Hair and Dust 

Speaking of furry pets, you should also be checking your vents for visible pet hair and/or dust on a daily or weekly basis. Sometimes pets have a special issue with shedding and there can also be various things that can quickly cause dust build-up. If you noticed either of these substances are visibly building up, you need to remove them as quickly as possible to avoid costly damages. 

Seal Door and Windows

Lastly, you need to make sure your doors and windows are properly insulated. Doing so will not only help keep your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, but it will also help reduce excess dirt, dust, and debris from entering your home. Whether you choose to do this yourself or contact a professional, sealing your doors and windows is an excellent method of keeping your HVAC system well maintained. 

Overall, the best method of maintaining your HVAC system is by having it serviced by a professional every 6-12 months. Although it may seem tempting to complete more difficult maintenance methods and repairs on your own, this will only have an adverse effect.  While DIY maintenance can help reduce the need for costly repairs, calling a qualified HVAC expert is the only way to ensure your HVAC system is operating efficiently at all times.

Top 5 Ways to Save Money this Fall

Top 5 Ways to Save Money this Fall

Whether you realize it or not, the summertime makes it easy to indulge. Social events seem to happen daily, and eating out at the nearby restaurant is more enticing than getting flustered in the kitchen. But as the cooler weather pushes people back home, the realization of the money you’ve been spending all summer long starts to settle in. 

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Fortunately, there are ways to recoup. Here are some tips to help you save money this fall and get you prepared for the holiday gift-giving season.


Less Take-Out

Cooking at home saves money, plain and simple. With the fall season here and the number of social events declining, you have to admit, it just got easier to stay in. However, if the thought of being in the kitchen more seems overwhelming, begin slow. Plan to cook a few days out of the week instead of doing it daily. 

Another tip is to start by using your favorite childhood recipes. In case dinner doesn’t taste good the first time, you can always keep adjusting things until you get it right. For those who can, set aside time to prepare lunch for the following day. Leftovers work just fine, too. The amount of money saved from cooking dinner at home versus eating out will soon be quite noticeable in your bank account.

At-Home Device

Nothing compares to the feel of soft, silky skin. But, when you’re going to the salon regularly to maintain that feel not only can it get pricey, it can also be inconvenient. 

At-home devices are the solution to that. They come in affordable prices, and the results are the same. In some cases, it may even be better than in the salons. Permanent hair removal is easy when laser hair removal devices are made with the same clinically-proven technologies spas and dermatologist’s offices use. So, skip the spa bill and invest in an at home permanent hair removal device. The best part is that you can use it at your convenience, whether that’s early in the morning or late at night. 
Staying In

Saving money doesn’t have to be a total sacrifice. Instead of heading out to pricey hangouts every weekend, invite your friends over for a few hours. Ask your guests to bring their favorite dish (everyone loves a potluck!) and have a game night. With classics like Settlers of Catan or Pandemic, you’ll have a great time without spending a penny.

Or, you can host a binge-watching party. Pick a classic television show or watch movie trilogies back-to-back. Whatever you watch, it’s guaranteed that you’ll enjoy the company and the savings. 


Home Makeover


Some people turn on their heat as soon as they feel the first gust of chilly, fall wind on their skin. If these people pay for their own heating, they are going to spend quite a lot during the winter months. For that reason, cover up any bare windows with curtains. Better yet, swap out thin curtains for heavy-duty ones that block out any drafts. 


Public Transportation


Taking public transportation every once in a while is a simple way to save money that some people assume couldn’t make a difference. Yet, it does. So, if your job is on a bus or subway line, hop to it. Not only does it alleviate home expenses, but it also helps to reduce your carbon footprint. These days any small bit of action towards green-living is better than none.

Consider these money-saving tips this fall and you’ll be looking at a reduction in stress and greater savings all the way to the new year.

Fun Flirty Reasons You Need Hair Extensions!

Fun Flirty Reasons You Need Hair Extensions!

Bad hair days can soon be a thing of the past when you have hair extensions in place. Quality extensions were once the accessory exclusive to the wealthy and the celebrities after a new look. Today, hair extensions have never been more available and popular. You may be surprised at just how many people are using extensions as a part of their daily hairstyling routine.

Together with CommonCents Mom, we’ve gathered the top fun and flirty reasons that you need hair extensions in your life.

Adding lovely length and vibrant volume

Have you had a bad haircut? Perhaps your hair is just slow to grow? Your hair extensions can give you back your lost length, and allow you to once again style your hair with the looks that best suit your mood. Are you planning your look for an upcoming event? Perhaps an engagement party or wedding? You’ll have so much more by way of styling choice when you have gorgeous length and the volume you’re looking for. 

Look your flirty best in your bridesmaid dress and add a romantic glow with long curls that cascade down past your shoulders. You’re sure to turn heads when you walk down the aisle or hit the dance floor.

They’re affordable, for most budgets

While good quality hair extensions can be pricey, they are available in a number of price ranges that will make them accessible to most. Some of the costlier retailers offer solutions to allow you to make payments on your extension investments. According to EH Hair Extensions, programs that allow consumers to pay their extensions off in a reasonable amount of time make these fun hair accessories so much more accessible to everyone looking for fun new hairstyle options.

New color, highlights and more

There’s something fun and flirty about adding new color to your hair. You may not yet be ready to commit to the permanence and chemicals needed to add color to your hair. Extensions offer you the ability to add highlights a few shades lighter than your natural color, without the need to rely on chemical applications. You can also add fun flirty colors like blue, bright pink, green, purple and more. If you use clip-in extensions, then you can use your extensions to add a pop of color to any event or occasion. Perhaps you’re attending a concert with friends and want to add an edgy hairstyle to your look? Add dark blue streaks to your naturally blonde hair and make the right impression.

Turn back the clock with extensions

Hair can be hard to grow out as we grow older. It can also start to thin, through no fault of your own. By adding extensions that boost your length and your volume, you’ll look and feel so much younger. You’ll be able to pull your hair back and up into a fun flirty ponytail or style your lengthy locks into a chic bun that accentuates your cheekbones. Your options are almost endless with extensions.

Change can be fun

You know that extensions can allow you to experiment a bit with color, without the commitment. They can also give you so much more freedom to experiment with looks that might just suit you more than you’d anticipated. Perhaps you’ve had a pixie cut or a should-length style for many years, but you’re curious about how you’d look with hair that drapes elegantly down to your waist. Hair extensions can allow you the opportunity to play around with new looks, which is definitely fun.

Perhaps you have stick straight hair? Adding curly extensions can allow you to add a flirty new look to your repertoire.

As an affordable and fun hair accessory, you’re sure to fall in love with your hair extensions each and every time that you use them. Invest in a few key pieces that will allow you to change up your look every so often, for a bit of extra fun.

How to Pick the Right Foundation for Your Skin

How to Pick the Right Foundation for Your Skin

The skin is arguably the most sensitive part of your body. It is also the part that is exposed to too many chemicals and the harmful sun rays. Protecting the skin becomes a challenge, and if anything goes wrong or you happen to apply the wrong chemicals, the results can be depressing. You, therefore, have to be very careful about the type of products you use on your skin.

Foundations come in different shades and from different manufacturers. What works perfectly for your friend might not work for you. What worked for you in the summer might not work in winter. This means you have a very difficult task choosing a foundation for your skin. These tips will make your work easier by giving you the best guide to choosing the right foundation.

Know Your Skin Type

One reason why you can’t use the same foundation your friend uses is that you might have completely different skin types. Choosing the right foundation starts with knowing your skin type and how your skin reacts to chemicals and sun exposure. The different skin types include oily skin, dry skin, normal skin, combination skin, aging skin, acne-prone skin, and sensitive skin, among others.

You need to understand the type of your skin and know which foundation suits it best. For instance, you can use a foundation meant for dry skin on oily skin. This will make your skin even oilier because it will moisturize your skin. Likewise, those with sensitive skin should be very careful on the foundation they choose because the skin might react in a negative way causing damage.

Consult a Professional

If you can’t tell your skin type, don’t take chances. Professional help may be necessary. You can either consult a dermatologist or a makeup artist to tell you wants best for your skin. This will help you avoid trial and error, which can cause permanent damage to your skin. You can get free advice from a professional makeup artist if you buy your foundation from a department store.

If you have some money to spare, a dermatologist will be the best choice. They will be able to check your skin type to determine if it has any problems and advise you on the best products to purchase.

Should You Choose Liquid or Powder Foundation?

This is also another dilemma when it comes to choosing the best foundation for your skin. Both are good for your skin. The different narrows back to skin type and coverage. Powder foundation is good for people with oily or acne-prone skin because it will not clog the skin pores with extra moisture. The powder is also good for those who want medium coverage. It only means you’ll need to do regular touch-ups.

If you have dry skin, the liquid foundation will be best for you, thanks to their moisturizing effect. It also files up the fine lines and wrinkles to give you more youthful skin. It is also perfect for those who need a heavier foundation that can add some protective coating and take you throughout the day without any touch-ups.

Match the Shades

I bet you’ve come across people looking weird with different colors for their face and neck. This is simply because they didn’t get a matching foundation shade for their skin tone. A perfect shade is one that makes it difficult for someone else to notice that you’re wearing any makeup. It should perfectly blend with your skin tone. The right shade should not make you look darker or whitish.

Test it

Before you buy your foundation, make sure you test it. This is especially important for beginners since you still don’t know the suitable shade for your skin. While testing, you should remember that your hands might not have the same tone as your face. This is where many people get it wrong because they test on their hands.

Pick shades that are closer to your skin tone and dab on your jawline and neck and pick the closest match. Ensure you only end up with the most natural-looking color. Don’t be afraid to walk out of the store if you don’t find your perfect matching shade. It’s your skin we’re talking about here so you can’t take chances.

Consider the Season

This might be a shocker, but it’s true. Your skin tone changes with the season. This means you won’t use one shade of foundation all year-round. If you haven’t been paying attention to your skin tone in different seasons, then you should start now. Before you set out to buy your favorite foundation, know the season and identify the change in your skin tone.

You will notice that you need a lighter shade during summer as the skin tends to warm up due to exposure. Even if you’re wearing sunscreen and sunblock, you’ll still see the change. Winter calls for a darker shade because the weather is cooler and you tend to be indoors most of the time.

Don’t Ignore the Undertone

Don’t confuse the undertone with your actual skin tone. The undertones are simply other colors that come through your skin. They can be warm, cool, or neutral. You can determine the undertone by looking at the veins inside your arms. A cool tone is indicated by blue veins, while a warm tone shows green veins. If you can’t determine the exact color, then you’re neutral.

Now that you know the undertone, how do you choose a foundation? If you’re lucky enough, you will find foundations with cool, warm, or neutral tone labels. That will make your choice easier. If that’s not indicated, then know that warm skin tones will go with yellow undertones while cool tones will go with pink undertones.

Beauty requires some sacrifices, and when it’s your skin at stake, you’re in for a harder task. You can’t bear to see your previously beautiful skin damaged because of your carelessness. The above are the most important factors to consider when choosing a foundation. Of course, there are other factors such as the brand and the price, but all these will come after knowing your skin tone and the type of foundation you need.

Resources – InStyle, StyleCraze, Bustle

How Can You Find Trending Fall Styles With The RealReal?

How Can You Find Trending Fall Styles With The RealReal?

When you begin shopping online with The RealReal to find the best clothes, you can start digging through Louis Vuitton styles that look amazing in any style. Plus, you will find that you can buy many things that will work for your when it is warm outside. Consider how you can buy versatile clothes that will work in all situations. Also, remember that you are trying to fill your wardrobe with things that will be exciting to wear when you leave the house. You want to remain warm, but you also need to find something that is stylish.

Basketball Shoes

Gucci has basketball shoes that will stun you when you are trying to dress up for the cooler fall weather. You can get some nice shoes with the Gucci logo, and they even come with a strap around the ankle. Wear these shoes much like you would wear a low boot, and remember that the shoes have a modern style that will work with denim and dark leggings. Plus, you can match these shoes with things like sweater dresses and skirts. The basketball shoes are very casual, but they are extremely stylish.

Straight Leg Jeans

Straight leg jeans are still in-style even though it is getting colder outside. You could still wear white even though you will be far beyond Labor Day, and you can wear the skinny jean style with any of your formal tops, sweaters, and sweatshirts. Plus, your jeans work well with the basketball shoes that are listed above. When you begin to wear sweaters with your skinny jeans, you can wear bright and cold colors that will stand out in any situation.

The Pouch

The pouch that you are using during the day will be very exciting because it allows you to pull something out of your big bag that has all your essentials in it. You were wise to invest in a big bag for the fall because you can carry a lot of different things in those bags. However, you need to consider that putting your cards, license, and a lip gloss in a pouch will help you leave the big bag behind when it gets too heavy. Perhaps you will carry the whole bag with you when you leave the house, but you can carry the pouch around when you go shopping.

Breezy Sandals

Breezy sandals are still acceptable in the fall because there are many sunny days when it is not too cold. You want to give your feet some relief from shows and socks when it is very cold, and these sandals could be worn when it gets warm, when you go to the coast, or when you go to an event that is inside. Plus, you can wear these sandals outside when you get those few days during the fall where it is quite warm. You might even keep these sandals in your car so that you can something to fall back on if it gets too warm.

Conclusion

You must take a look at all your fall fashion option when you are shopping Vuitton and The RealReal. There are several ways hat you can use denim, a pouch, and basketball shoes to look your best. You may also want to be sure that you have things that you can wear for all occasions when you leave the house. It is simple to get ready when you have the skinny jeans, the pouch, and the sandals in the car. Plus, you can wear your basketball shoes like boots if you ever want to bring your style up a few notches.

Where Can I Buy Ginger Root Tea?

Where Can I Buy Ginger Root Tea?

When thinking of natural cure-all herbal-based products, ginger root tea is one that tops the list. It is great for drinking on a cold winter’s day and it provides several health benefits within the body.

Many people make their own ginger tea by slicing ginger root into thin slices, boiling it in water, and adding honey to mask the taste of the ginger. But those who don’t have a lot of time will prefer to buy it from a trusted retailer.

You may be wondering, “Where can I buy ginger root tea?” Read on to find out!

8 Potential Health Benefits of Ginger Root Tea

Drinking ginger root tea provides a wide range of health benefits. These include the following:

Relieves Nausea: Ginger root tea relieves nausea associated with motion sickness and any other sort of illness or condition. At first signs of nausea, drink the tea for immediate relief.

Supports Digestion: Drink ginger tea after eating to reduce bloating.

Relieves Inflammation: You can drink ginger tea or soak in a ginger tea bath to relieve muscle and joint inflammation.

Fights Respiratory Problems: Ginger root tea has been known to reduce allergy symptoms.

Promotes Blood Circulation: Ginger root tea’s ability to improve blood circulation make it an effective way to reduce the risk of cardiovascular problems like heart attack and stroke.

Eases Menstrual Symptoms: Women who are suffering from menstrual cramps are advised to soak a towel with warm ginger tea and place it on the affected area.

Supports Immunity: The high levels of antioxidants in ginger tea make it perfect for boosting immunity and reducing the risk of illness.

Relieves Stress: The strong aroma and healing properties of ginger tea may be what’s responsible for its soothing effect.

Where Can I Buy Ginger Root Tea?

There are many retailers that sell ginger root tea, but it is important to buy your tea from a trusted source. This way you can feel confident that it will provide the desired health benefits.

One retailer that is recommended is Tea Source.

Tea Source is known to offer the best values on high quality tea. Their line includes herbal, organic, black and green teas in a wide variety of interesting flavors. Enjoy taste sensations like their Jasmine Green Tea, Lavenderberry Herbal Tea, and Juicy Ginger Mate Herbal Tea to enjoy the health benefits they provide.

There are many types of teas that boost wellbeing, but ginger root tea is one of the most beneficial. So are you still wondering: Where can I buy ginger root tea? Tea Source is highly recommended. Try their products to find out how they can improve your quality of life. 

How Clip-in Hair Extensions can Transform Your Look

How Clip-in Hair Extensions can Transform Your Look

Whether you’re longing for waist-length locks, beach-ready summer waves cascading around your shoulders or just want to get the perfect ponytail, hair extensions offer an instant solution to every look on your long hair wish list. There’s just something about loving the way that your hair looks and feels. Clip-in hair extensions can give you a boost in your confidence, along with transforming your style in just a few minutes.

Adding hair extensions to your already long hair

If you have long hair, you’ll find that clip-in hair extensions can give you added fullness and body to your existing locks. Extensions can make your limp and thin hair appear to be healthier and also add volume to locks that may appear lifeless. Extensions can be cut and styled just as you’d treat your natural hair, click for more details about the versatility that extensions give you when you’ve already got lovely long hair.

Each of the individual extensions can be easily slid in and out of your hair, to get you a bouncy full look that you’ll love.

Giving texture a try

If you’ve always had straight and fine hair, you’ll find that human hair extensions can give you the opportunity to try out new wavy or curly looks. Instead of altering your natural hair with hot styling tools or chemicals, simply add in a few extensions and try out a new texture that differs from your own natural hair. Human hair extensions can be heat styled, washed and trimmed, so you’ll be able to experiment with a variety of new looks.

You’ll find them available in a wide range of textures, so that you can get an instant style upgrade without the need to spend hours in the salon.

Versatility in length and styling

Clip-in extensions can instantly transform your look by giving you the fabulous hair that you deserve. If your natural hair is cut in a shorter style, whether pixie or shoulder-length, you’ll be able to transform your look with longer cascading locks that’ll have you going from drab to fab in seconds.

Enjoy your natural shorter hair during the day at the office and then get instant glam for a night out on the town.

Risk-free color experimentation

It can be risky coloring your natural hair. If you are looking to go from a darker brunette to a blonde, your hair will have to endure a lengthy and harsh chemical process that will strip it of its natural color. If you are not yet sure that you’re ready to put your hair through this drastic process, you’ll find that colored hair extensions offer a great solution. Extensions can be found in a range of colors, including honey blondes and fire engine reds. You can also find them in fun colors that include pink, purple and green. To get these colors in your natural hair, you would ordinarily need to undergo the color stripping process, which can fry your hair.

Not all hair extensions are created equally. Be wary of retailers that offer extensions that seem priced too low to be true. Clip-in hair extensions are quite often the better affordable option but there is definitely a quality difference to be aware of when you’re comparison shopping.

Dating In The Digital Age: Online Dating Tips For Success And Staying Safe Online

Dating In The Digital Age: Online Dating Tips For Success And Staying Safe Online

Technology has changed dating in immense ways as well as staying safe online, as dating can be as simple as swiping left or right then exchanging messages to set up a date. Not all people are doing as well as others when it comes to online dating and this can be for a variety of reasons. For some they are much more engaging in person and cannot keep up with the large number of pickup lines or puns that grab the attention of some potential dates. Trying different approaches can be a huge help as everyone has a different style and might be looking for something different. Below are tips to help succeed in online dating as well as to participate in this form of dating in the safest way possible.

Create A Profile That Stands Out/Matches What You Are Looking For

Create a profile that lists what you are interested in and what you are looking for. If you are looking for a conservative partner then it is probably best to avoid scantily clad pictures. This is more for those looking for a hookup. Take the time to examine whether your profile expresses what you desire from being on the dating site or app.

Stick To Your Deal Breakers

Everyone understands what their deal breakers are or those attributes they refuse to accept in a partner. Sticking to these can help you avoid bad dates that you knew were not going to work out. This could be somebody’s religion or lack there of or something like whether they eat meat. Age is a deal breaker for many people as well as they do not want to get involved with someone, they will need to care for in a matter of 10 or 20 years. List these deal breakers out and assess whether they are legitimate then stick to them. Many people choose online dating due to being busy so this will help reduce time wasted on potential relationships that will never work out.

Always Meet In Public The First Couple Of Dates

Meeting in public is important for safety reasons as not all dating websites require users to confirm their identity. Even those that do might have a fraudulent card used by someone out to hurt someone or possibly rob them. Treat the first few dates carefully as a person’s true intentions can be hidden.

Background Checks Save Lives

The last thing anyone wants to do is go out with someone that has been convicted of rape or charged with murder at one point or another. Take the time and spend the money to background check someone or at the very least look up arrest records in the state or places they have lived. There are certain things like DUIs that can allow you to know whether a person has a substance abuse problem.

Online dating has made the dating world more fun as it has made it more connected. Take the time to use these tips to succeed and staying safe online as you can.