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Great Business Ideas For This Year

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Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit? It is not yet that late to start your chosen business. You might be dreaming of owning hair salons, restaurants, ticketing outlets and stores. Here are some great ideas for you to start with if you do not still have one in mind.

– Box subscription services. These services have been gaining popularity in different sector whether that is in the food, animal product and beauty product industries. Customers keep on coming back for this service since they are carefully curated based on the customers’ interests and likes and the contents of the boxes are on a constant surprise.

– Health clubs. In the annual trend report published by The Future 100, a report that highlights big and small trend this year, it is to be noted that millenials are now drinking alcohol less drinks and are now more focused on fitness and health. This just means that fitness and health services are now being rebranded to become more sociable and trendier. Opening a fitness club is targeted to millenials who want to create a fun, strong and engaging social media in order to connect with the young market and potential customers.

– Kid-friendly applications. Your future customers are today’s kids. Catering to this market will boost your future sales. This year, there is a big trend in the connectivity of kids. According to a reliable source, about three quarters of kids have their own mobile services. This creates a business opportunity for those who can create designs and product applications for kids. If you happen to create an app that is educational and promotes good health, you will win over their parents or guardians too. You can start selling small design applications for kids.

– Recycling pickup. Most of the homeowners have pickup bins for recyclable products like glass, plastic and paper but they do not usually make the effort in properly recycling batteries and electronics. These products can be very much harmful to the environment and to the community. You can offer to pick up these electronic wastes that are being dumped in the garages of people like broken laptops, old televisions and cellular phones.

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Interesting Things About Halloween That You Never Knew

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There are myriad of Halloween facts out there and the most obvious one is that it is the spookiest night every year. They say that it is during Halloween nights that spirits wander or roam in the earth freely and where children wander from the neighborhood in their trick or treat costumes asking for candies in the community.
But how much do you really know about the Halloween season? Here are some facts that might surprise you.
– During Halloween, you will be fined with $1,000 if you are caught selling or using Silly string in Hollywood. This prank product has been banned from Hollywood since the year 2004 after thousands of people buy the Silly String from illegal vendors and then use it to vandalize the streets. This ordinance mandated by the city calls for a penalty of $1,000 fine and or six months time in jail when caught in possession, use, distribution or sale of the Silly String within the premises of Hollywood.
– The idea of dressing up during the Halloween is an influence coming from the Celts
. The Celts had this belief that Samhain was a time wherein the wall that separated the wall between the world of mortals and the paranormal world was porous and that the spirits could simply get through. It is because of this superstitious belief that Celts wore costumes and masks during Samhain in order to confuse or ward off the evil spirits that have passed through the world of humans.
– The term “Halloween” was coined by the Catholics. The Hallowmas is a three day Catholic holiday wherein the saints are being honored and that people pray for those who have just recently died. During the start of the 11th century, there was a decree passed by the pope that the Hallows season would last from October 31 until November 2. The reason for the extension of the Catholics was that Samhain was celebrated by those the church considered to be pagans and the Catholics were trying to convert them. The All Hallow’s eve then evolved and became All Hallow’s Even and then by the 18th century it was referred to as Hallowe’en.

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Actress Kristanna Loken Sells One Of Her Luxury Cottages

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One more property has just been added to the market for luxury cottages of celebrities. Actress and model Kristanna Loken is marketing her Cape Cod home for $950,000.

Kristanna Loken’s home is found in 517 Delaware Rd, Burbank, California 91504. It contains three bedrooms and two bathrooms. It is 2,626 square feet wide. The classic home was built in the year 1948. It has an England impression making it ideal for an Englander living in California. Real estate agent Eric Benz said the house has a different feel aside from the usual Southern California homes. According to him, it can be felt as soon as you enter the place.

The Property’s Design
The driveway of the Burbank home has a cobblestone design structure. The property is lavishly ventilated by a 25-pane bay window and twin dormers which light the bedrooms on the second floor. The home stands out among other luxury cottages because of its unique circular flooring design. The flooring is also wood paneled making the property warm and cozy. The home’s design is both classic and stylish.

The Rooms

The cottage features a formal but chic dining room design. The couple of bathrooms are traditionally tiled with claw foot bathtubs. The kitchen has laid-back furnishings that convey a cooling ambience. Kitchen structures consist of green cupboards and checkered walls. The interior architecture of the living room features a traditionally assembled mantled furnace. The living room is spacious and can be easily redesigned to suit the owner’s needs. It is an ideal den for book lovers because of its wood-wall structure.

The Surroundings
The place has a lush garden to compliment the property. The garden boasts a champagne grape vine, a matured fig tree and a shade tree. Fresh air from the Eastern seaboard can be experienced whilst on the property. The balcony also overlooks a mountainous landscape.

Kristanna Loken is popularly known for her roles in “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines”, and “Lime Salted Love”. She also starred in some TV shows such as “Painkiller Jane” and “The L Word.” She was raised in an upstate farm in New York. She is an American artist who has a projected net worth of $4 million dollars.

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Understanding The World Of Cricket Bats

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Cricket is one of the most popular sports in the world today and professional athletes aren’t the only ones who can wield a cricket bat; cricketer fans too can shop cricket bat online and play the game in their free time. Normally, one would think that these bats are just a slab of wood that they use to hit the ball but in truth, there is a complexity hidden beneath the piece of wood.

Although they can be considered as just a piece of wood, one would actually wonder why these bats can be so expensive at times.

According to a cricket expert, the situation with these bats is quite involved. These bats have existed for a number of centuries and back when the game first started, the bat was shaped in such an odd way that would appear more like a hockey stick than a cricket bat. But as the centuries passed, the rules and mechanics of the game had changed and with those changes came the modern cricket bat.

Now there are a number of cricket bat manufacturing companies in the world today. Some of them are even centuries old, perfecting the style and technique in making high quality cricket bats.

To answer the question as to why cricket bats can be so costly, the primary reason would have to be with the material it is made of. Cricket bats of great quality are always made willow and currently, there are only a number of places where you can find such material. Britain is a great example for this. The willow in Britain is known to produce high quality bats.

The best bats are made out of the purest and finest of timbre. The wood itself must be perfect in order to produce the perfect bat. A flawless bat means that the wood used is also flawless.

The process of turning the wood into the bats also contributes to the quality of the finished product. The way it is shaped and formed affects the hitting power of the bat. Even the handle itself needs to be shock absorbent.

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Ensure That Your Pool Will Not Be A Place Of Tragedy Through Pool Fence

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Glazing Vision ensures that pool enclosures are designed to completely eliminate the risks of falling on the pool accidentally. Aside from being a protective enclosure, the tough 12mm glass is designed to enhance the aesthetics of the pool environment. Glass does not distract you from the view of the surroundings and you do not have to worry about the fragility of the glass enclosure.

A pool is a great place to relax, hangout and cool down but it is also a place where there is a high risk for tragedy to occur. A safety fence should always be installed around the pool with a closed and locked gate particularly when there is no adult supervision at all times.

For pool owners installing a fence mean a big investment because it can cost more than a thousand dollars but this summer season alone more than 3 dozen children have died due to drowning accidents. According to Texas Department of Family & Protective Services, Dallas-Fort Worth accounts for 14 of these fatalities.

Four of the most recent drowning incidents that took place in the last three weeks are siblings who died in an apartment pool. According to the report of Consumer Product and Safety Commission, on the average more than 20 children in the United States drown in pools and spas during the Fourth of July holiday week. Either Texans have to keep a very close watch on the children while swimming in the pool or pool owners must install pool fences.

Pool fences do not have to be very expensive. There are different types of fences to choose from. A permanent wrought iron fence can be expensive at $20 to $100 a foot but a mesh fence usually costs about $16 to $20 a foot. Another cost cutting solution is to buy a pool fence in the off-season to save at least $100 or more from professional installation fees.

If you are particularly good with your hammer drill, you have the option of cheaper DIY pool fences at around $7 a foot. On the other hand, cost does not matter as long you have peace of mind that your pool will not be a place for a tragedy to occur.

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Flashback To Chicago Blackhawks Christmas Album

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Chicago Blackhawks have done many funny and endearing things video spots similar to what they did back in 2011 when they wore Ugly Christmas Sweaters and sang without knowing how to sing. These videos are the topic of some flashback reports.
Last week, everyone enjoyed the journalistic styling of young Joey the Junior Reporter. This adorable kid was indeed funny with his interactions with current and now-former Blackhawks. This week’s video is also good for some laughs but it not exactly something you will call adorable.

The Blackhawks are fond of doing some cheesy content for timeout and intermission breaks at the United Center; however, other NHL teams also want to keep up with the holidays. Many teams like to do some kind of holiday segment and the Blackhawks were no different in 2011 with their sing-along holiday album.
The video basically looks like a commercial for a fake holiday album featuring songs that were altered so as to fit the player’s name in them. As you watch the video, you will notice that some of the players appeared interested while some don’t but all of them did not know how to sing.

Dave Bolland leads with some kind of confusing rendition of Frosty the Snowman/Dave Bolland Crossover. Bolland seemed like he has fallen out of a winter-themed version of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

Patrick Sharp follows it up with some nice snapping to let children that he and not Santa Claus is coming to town. The next performer is Bryan Bickell who looks interested on this video idea. He does this awesome little jive while messing with his suspender straps to the tune of Jingle Bells.

After some filler and promotions from the voiceover guy, Keith and Brent Seabrook start with their songs. Nobody has an idea on Keith’s song but Seabrook started singing I Saw Three Ships with some very interesting lyrical changes while wearing a Santa hat.

Marian Hossa is probably the worst singer of the team. Nick Leddy takes over with his Dreidel Song while John Scott follows up with a dancing shtick. Michael Frolik was given Feliz Navidad along with the most awesome of all Ugly Christmas Sweaters. Patrick Kane follows up with his rendition of Auld Lang Syne and Niklas Hjalmarsson does some fantastic dorky singing and dancing.

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Limousine Company Makes Sure That Young People Have Fun Safely

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Special days like a wedding or prom night only happens once in a lifetime and it justifies renting a limo from Bellagio Limousines. The event can be more memorable when you attend riding a limo. It is big enough for a wedding party or a group of friends who want to attend the prom in style and you are guaranteed a safe and comfortable ride to your home after the event.

As prom season nears, many teenagers will be renting limousines to arrive at the event in style. Limousines companies are now starting to spread the message that alcohol and drugs are not an option in their cars. J. Howard Fisk Limousines says that their company’s objective is to ensure the teens have a good time but it should be done safely.

Mr. Fisk who is the owner of the limousine company since 1976 feels it is his responsibility to keep the teens safe while in their custody. This means he has to put his foot down by not allowing any alcohol or drugs inside the car. Young people certainly want to have fun but sometimes they do not understand that having fun can also be dangerous. He is determined to put a stop to underage drinking and drug use in the limousines.

Mr. Fisk is very strict when it comes to controlled substances which do not have a place inside his business, cars, vehicles or buses. When young people whether college or high school hire the limousine he ensures that purses and bags go into the trunk of the limo or the back of the bus. Last year, a teen was found nearly dead and alone in the back of another company’s limo.

Young people do not always think of the consequences and it is important for parents to know what their teens are doing and who they are with. Drivers should also be responsible for the kids and Mr. Fisk wishes that other limousine companies will also do the same. If the teens do not want to their things to go into the trunk, the parents are called and everything is resolved easily and casually.

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