Gilbert Rogers

Gilbert RogersOctober 19, 2018
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5min2

Planning a wedding is wonderful experience, but it can also be very stressful, time-consuming and expensive. It involves tons of internet research and endless phone calls. If you are thinking of planning your own wedding, make sure to read the following tips from experienced wedding event companies.

1. Know Your Wedding Must-Haves

Before spending anything, make sure to set a strict wedding budget. Stick to this as much as possible, but you should also be flexible. Plenty of unexpected situations may turn up, so there will be the need to make adjustments.

2. Explore Fund Raising Tactics

There are various ways to obtain more wedding funs. You can try selling some of your old clothes and other unwanted goods online.

3. Parental Contributions

Are you and your fiancé covering 100% of the wedding bill? Or are your parents open to shouldering a fraction of the expenses? See to it that you can maximize the contributions of your family members, as well as your own savings.

4. Prioritize Your Wedding To-Do List

Set your priorities and make a timeline. If on this day, you are scheduled to finalize the wedding venue details, make sure you accomplish it. Choose the perfect location for the most special occasion of your life.

5. Off-Season Discounts

It is highly recommended to inquire about a venue’s late availability deals and off-peak packages. You can make huge savings from these discounted bookings. Why not schedule a weekday wedding instead of a weekend one? This can lessen the costs of your reception venue.

6. DIY Touches

Weddings today are all about customization and personal touches. Make some of your wedding favors by yourself. Stamp your own, and your fiancé’s individuality in that very special occasion.

7. Don’t Skimp on Good Suppliers

Selecting the best videographer and photographer for your wedding is very crucial in making remarkable, lasting memories. As much as possible, don’t cut costs on photography and videography. Instead, try negotiating substitute items or reduced packages that will better suit your event.

8. Family Talents

Utilize the talents of your closest and dearest family members. If you have a cousin who is a good baker, why not ask her to bake your wedding cake? If there is someone in the family who can do your hair and makeup, then ask her to help you glam up. These are alternatives worth exploring and it will make your loved ones feel even more valued and special.

9. Alternative Catering

Alternative catering ideas and a relaxed, outdoor celebration have been very popular lately. Consider a wedding breakfast to keep your special day carefree, exciting and within budget. Instead of fancy dessert choices, you can get cotton candy carts. This is a nice, unique alternative for a reception.

10. Floral Savings

One of the easiest ways to cut the costs of your wedding is to lessen the floral arrangement decorations. If possible, seek the services of local suppliers.

11. Gatsby Glamour

Including some Gatsby-style glamour on your wedding day is fabulous idea. If you can, add amazing fireworks to serve as a grand finale to the celebration.

12. Save Time

At some point, you will want to plan and organize your own wedding. However, hiring a wedding planner is also wise option, especially for busy couples. She can support you, and help you stick to your strict budget.


Gilbert RogersOctober 19, 2018
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6min2

Stock Trading Strategies

In this article, I will talk about the different strategies that anyone who is going into stock trading can use. Before I start, this post is meant for people who already know what stock trading is, what stocks actually are and the stock broking services. With that being said, let’s get started with the first strategy which is…

1. Using Changes in Dividends Policy for Huge Gains

When you invest in the stock market, you basically own a portion of a company. The company will then pay you in the form of dividends. Now, every organization has a different policy and you can actually leverage this to your advantage.

To do this, you have to look into dividend safety by looking to invest in a well-established company with a good cash flow.

Next, you can focus on either getting dividends that promise high yields or ones that have higher growth rates. For the former, you want to invest in a large company that has a considerable cash flow when it comes to paying dividends.

The latter is where you go and buy stocks from a company that offers a below-average dividend payment, but one that is so promising that their organization will grow in a matter of 5 years or so.

2. Build a Stock Position Using Put Options

Ever thought of having one company pay you to buy their stocks? There actually is such a thing and it is called writing put options. For the people who do not know, Put Options are trade options where a company agrees to sell some assets for a fixed and agreed upon price on or before a specific date.

Suppose that you will only buy shares at $25 and the current value of a stock is $30, you can write put options by getting a bank or any other investor to buy those stocks, and they, in turn, will give you a premium that will act as an insurance.

No matter what happens, you get to receive the full payment of the shares. So whether the price of the stock drops to your desired amount or not, you are required to buy those shares, but it will again be bought out by the investor of your put option.

3. Invest in Bad Companies to Make Money

This may sound counter intuitive, but you can actually earn some profit by investing in bad companies. However, do not just go out there and put your money on just about any company or industry you can find. The trick here is to put your chips on a “bad” company or industry sector which you think will have a huge turn around in the coming months or years.

In other words, invest in a sector where there will be huge changes in terms of the fortunes that the particular companies in that industry will experience.

4. Put Risk Arbitrage to Good Use

Some stocks are risky, especially if they will be a part of a merger or a new owner is going to acquire it. However, in these times, you can buy their own stocks (for relatively cheap prices) and you can sell them to would-be investors.

Risk arbitrage is an investment scheme where you can earn money by purchasing stocks from a company that is about to experience a takeover.

It can be risky in the sense that no one might buy it, but if the company is going to experience some growth in the future, then many people would buy those shares from you.

Again, due to its risky nature, beginners should never do this kind of thing, otherwise, you run the risk of losing a lot of money.

5. Use Cash Carry to Buy Stocks

There is this concept known as Cash Carry which essentially just means that you’re going to buy stocks using borrowed money.

Only do this if you know that the value of the stocks you’ve acquired is going to yield greater profits. Failure to do this will result in a huge debt obligation that you have to pay.


Gilbert RogersOctober 15, 2018
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6min4

Craps Card Game 101: Craps 3-4-5 Times Odds

Do you love playing games inside the casino rather than playing online gambling games at bandar togel? Playing card games is fun, but it can also be very intimidating. Competing face to face with experienced players can be nerve-wracking, so you need to continuously level up your play by studying various strategies.

Speaking of tactics, do you know that on the craps table, the best bet has zero house edge? Moreover, odds are not really mentioned on its table.

Every player needs to do a don’t pass or pass bet to be able to take odds on. It’s always better if you know a lot of odds. You are sure to encounter the greatest bet inside the casino.

Are you familiar with the craps game? If you are, then you would know a shooter needs to put a wager on a Don’t Pass Line and Pas Line bet. An odds bet doesn’t have a house edge, and is never mandatory. It is called an optional bet.

Pass Line pays even cash all the time. However, the good thing about an odds wager is that the player is paid with point rolling’s true odds.

How to do the wager? You just need to put the chips at the back of the initial pass line bet. The exact amount of your wager is contingent on the chosen point number.

If your point numbers are 5, 4, 10 or 9, then match the bet. If point numbers are 8 or 6, you can do an odd bet of $6 for every $5 you did on Pass Line. Once the shooter creates a point, you can get a higher payoff.

Here are the Payoffs for Pass Line Odds

  1. You are paid 3 to 2 on your odds wager, if the point is 9 or 5
  2. You are paid 2 to 1 on your odds wager, if the point is 10 or 4
  3. You are paid 6 to 5 on your odds wager, if the point is 8 or 6

Various casinos would allow players to make double odds to pass line bet. This only means that if a player gives $5 at the pass line, then he would be permitted to give $10 as an odds bet.

A pass the line bet has a 1.41% house edge. An odds bet have zero house edge, so it can decrease the house edge of your wagers. If a pass line bet that includes single odds and double odds gets a .85% house bet, then the house edge can fall to .61%.

 

For many years now, various casinos have been permitting all players to make bigger odds bets. Some casinos even go up against each other to check who can provide the biggest odds—sometimes up to 100 times! This is clearly awesome, though it’s very impractical for some individuals to wager a big amount, except it they have a huge bankroll.

3-4-5 Times Odds

Several casinos are using simplified odds platforms to make things easy and quick for the box men, dealers and players. However, they would only allow the odds of 4, 5 and 3 times at a pass line wager.

Through this platform, different players are permitted to take 5, 3 and 4 times odds. But, at the end of the day, it all depends on the point number.

  • You can take 3 times odds, if the point is 10 or 4
  • You can take 5 times odds, if the point is 8 or 6
  • You can take 4 times odds, if the point is 9 or 5

Craps Odds Bets

These are the Odds for a Pass Line Bet of $5
Point Times Odds-Pays Your odds bet  for Your Payoff:
4 or 10 3 times pays 2 to 1 $15 $30
5 or 9 4 times pays 3 to 2 $20 $30
6 or 8 5 times pays 6 to 5 $25 $30

Gilbert RogersOctober 11, 2018
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10min2

Red blood cells are responsible for bringing oxygen to every corner of your body and take along with them wastes. Red blood cells have a tough job squeezing through tight passages which shortens their lifespan to 4 months.

New red blood cells are replaced from stem cells. Stem cells are special kinds of cells that can become any type of cell. Our other cells divide into exactly the same kind of cell like skin cells will divide into skin cells, etc.

That’s why embryos grow from one fertilized egg cell into a fetus with trillions of cells that are specialized to become tissues for the skin, brain and muscles and organs. Stem cells can also be a replacement for damaged or worn out cells like red blood cells.

Scientists are excited to use the amazing abilities of stem cell therapy to replace or repair tissues damaged by diseases or accidents which will heal the body on its own. Scientists are now putting specialized cells to work in repairing damage that can make permanent disabilities history.

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The marrow inside the bone is where blood stem cells divide and reproduce. They morph into either blood cells, different types of white blood cells and others remain as stem cells. These are specialized cells that cannot transform into another kind of cell other than blood.

Pluripotent stem cells can transform into any type or kind of cell in the body and are known to be generalized stem cells. These cells also known as embryonic cells that were originally from embryos, where they are taken in the first few days after it has been fertilized. In this stage, these two cells divide into identical cells with potential to become any type of cell. After three to five days however, these cells begin to become specialized transforming into muscle, stomach, brain cells, etc., and become limited.

When babies are born, most of their cells are specialized with their own function and use like muscle, blood cells, etc. Among these cells are also adult stem cells that can’t transform into any other type of cell, but can replace different worn out cells if needed like the ones in the marrow where blood cells come from, the ones in the brain, gut and heart.

The embryonic stem cells are the most useful among the others because it is more flexible compared to adult stem cells, which are rarer and difficult to extract from the tissues. But embryonic stem cells too are difficult to obtain because that would mean destroying an embryo which is controversial.

But now scientists have found a better way when it comes to stem cells.

The Search for Answers

Shinya Yamanaka found that specialized cells can be reverted back into stem cells back in 2006. A scientist and doctor in Kyoto University persuaded mature cells to revert to stem cells. By inserting genes of a specific set, the cells became like embryonic cells where it is called induced pluripotent stem cells.

This discovery made way for great possibilities over adult and embryonic stem cells like – It is easier to harvest as starter cell type can be used, it can become any type of cell like embryonic cell, and can treat patients using their own tissues. This means that would match the patient genetically and would not be rejected by the body.

Yamanaka’s research is now being used by scientists all over the world as a guide to create their own procedure of induced pluripotent stem cell. This research gave way to many possibilities like learning how certain cell types die, or allow small batches of these cells to be exposed to medicine where different types of drugs can now be tested safely.

Therapies Take Patience and Patients

Anne Cherry from Harvard uses stem cells to study the rare genetic disease Pearson syndrome where the bone marrow stem cells can’t make red blood cells which results in early death to sufferers.

Cherry started by using skin cells taken from a girl with the disease and turning them into stem cells by adding genes. The cells later on started to behave like embryonic stem cells as planned. She is now trying to persuade the stem cells to turn into blood cells, then learn how the disease Pearson syndrome kills these cells.

Cherry’s goal is to create healthy blood stem cells from the donated skin cells, and return it to the donor’s body to return her to normal and dismiss the need for blood transfusions. These will also be safe as the cells were taken from the donor which means there is no risk of her body rejecting the new cells as it came from her.

Sight for Sore Eyes

Neuroscientist Iqbal Ahmad from University of Nebraska Medical Center is studying how to use stem cells to restore eyesight to people who lost them to glaucoma.

Ahmad is working on a solution to place new retina cells from induced pluripotent stem cells in the eye to replace the dead ones. He starts by taking adult stem cells from the cornea that covers the front of the eyes and coax them to transform into nerve cells. He places the cornea cell beside an embryonic stem cell separated only by a mesh-like membrane where the cells can still communicate. Cells send signals to one another where other cells respond. The procedure overtime will turn the cornea cell into different types of cells like nerve cells.

The team of Ahmad used this procedure on lab mice that lost their sight to glaucoma. The nerve cells migrated to the retina which replaced the dead nerve cells. This proves that the procedure can in the future help restore sight.

Another Approach

Not all procedures require the use of stem cells and only require the chemical communication from cell to cell.
Nick Jeffrey, a veterinary neurologist from University of Cambridge, England, used cells harvested from the back of the nose of dogs to help repair damaged spinal cord connections.

When the spinal cord is damage or severed, it can lead to inability to move, paralysis and loss of sensation.

Jeffrey believes that stem cells are to replace missing cells, where as in spinal cord injuries, it is more of the nerve being severed.

Nerves called axons run along the spine, and when this is damaged, the axons can be cut or severed. This is where the research of Jeffrey comes in, where they remove cells from sinuses of dogs, where these particular cells encourage nerve cells to grow new axons.

They then grow these cells in their lab to create a large enough batch that can be injected into the spinal cord of the dogs. This procedure is monitored for several months where the dogs are returned to the lab to be tested out on a treadmill. The results showed that the procedure helped the dogs improve over time; but it’s still not a perfect cure as the nerves didn’t reconnect with the brain. It reconnected only several portions of the spine.

These developments in the study of stem cells indicate a bright medical future just a few years from now.


Gilbert RogersOctober 4, 2018
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5min4

We now live in the modern age where people use their smartphones more than their computers to access different websites. There is also some interesting technology that is slowly being used by different web developers in the hopes of attracting potential customers.

Whatever it is, you have to be on top of the design trends so that you could be ahead of the competition. Here are some of them that can surely leapfrog your site to success in 2018.

Responsive Design

Digital media can be viewed on larger displays and also on small mobile devices as well. Because of this, web designers and web development company should ensure that the website that they will create can be viewed optimally no matter what platform a person uses.

Responsive design can help you with this and it adjusts the contents of your page depending on what your visitors use to access the website.

Card-based Layouts

When a person uses their mobile phones, you want to make sure that whatever it is that you’re offering on your site can easily be accessed. This is where card-based layouts come in.

Have you ever used Pinterest before? When you access the app or its mobile website, you will be presented with cards for easier navigation.

This is why such a layout is key if you want to make the mobile crowd happy.

Employ the Use of Advanced Scrolling Mechanisms

Presenting your content in a linear fashion is, well, old-fashioned. You have to use dynamic scrolling to keep users engaged.

So, instead of just scrolling down to see more of your content, they could either swipe the screen left to right or you could present some cards so that users can choose to see specific points of your content, and so on.

Use your imagination and put yourself in your visitors’ shoes. How will you make your website more accessible in a way that caters to both the people who use their desktop computers and those who prefer to use their mobile devices?

Video-centric Ideas

A couple of years ago, Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, said that content is king. Although it has changed a bit through time, the main idea still remains the same.

One change that people are already adapting to is the use of videos as content instead of just purely text-based articles.

The thing about videos is that users can just sit back and relax while they watch whatever it is in the said medium.

Aside from that, using videos makes your website more interactive and dynamic and it will become livelier than ever.

So, instead of being a more text-based website, better use videos from now on.

Stop Using Stock Images

You’ve probably noticed that most websites make use of stock photos. This is highly discouraged since you will just be like the crowd, meaning, no originality. Plus, you run the risk of using the same stock photos, which will make your site just like the “rest of the pack.”

Instead of using stock images, why not capture your own? Again, use your imagination and visualize some key sites where you can snap a couple of photos for use on your website.


Gilbert RogersOctober 4, 2018
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Post-Plastic Surgery Care: Guide to a Healthy, Balanced Diet

All patients should relax, and take extra care of themselves after a cosmetic treatment or surgery.

Whether it is facial rejuvenation, facial plastic surgery procedures or body contouring surgery, you would need ample time to relax and rest.

Give your body time to heal properly. Proper healing simply means giving your body its much-needed chance to mend itself. To make sure that your journey towards recovery is going well, you need to have a proper diet.

Need help in choosing the right food items? Here is a quick guide.

Vegetables

Cooked and fresh vegetables will forever be parts of a healthy, balanced diet. These are excellent sources of important fibers, vitamins and minerals.

Make sure to include carrots, Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, cauliflower and other leafy greens in your grocery list. Eating vegetables is an important decision that can lead not just towards proper post-surgery care, but also towards healthy, long lasting wellness.

Plenty of Water

Whether or not you are recovering from a cosmetic procedure, water is extremely important. Hydration plays a major part in flushing out the toxins in our body. It can help your body function well. Without adequate water, the recovery and healing process would slow down.

Avoid alcoholic beverages, highly caffeinated beverages, as well as drinks with excessive sugar and artificial sweeteners.

Fresh Fruits

Fruits are important for good living and healthy healing. It is a crucial immune system booster, and can satisfy your sweet tooth without putting on extra calories.
Why not eat a lot of citrus fruits? These are amazing sources of vitamin C. You can also add raspberries, blueberries, cherries and pomegranates in your diet, since these carry antioxidants that can help you fight infection.

Papayas and pineapples, on the other hand, reduce inflammation through enzymes.

Lean Protein

Every patient needs protein to heal skin and muscles. After your treatment, you should look for great sources of lean protein to help your body recover. Consider eating lots of pork, fish, seafood and chicken. Avoid red meat, though.

If you are a vegetarian, you can turn to lentils, seitan, beans, tofu and tempeh. Another option are protein supplement shakes.

Yogurts and Other Probiotic Drinks

Yogurts and other probiotic drinks have crucial health benefits. Always eat yogurt as a dessert or as a snack. If you want, you can add fruits!

Fiber

Increase your fiber intake to help your body process foods, and pass them through your body properly. Always remember that regular bowel movement is crucial for healing, and fiber can help you achieve that.

Excellent sources of protein and fiber? Legumes and beans. If you need your digestive system to function properly, eat whole grains, apples, oats and pears.

Food items to avoid? Don’t purchase those heavily sugared yogurts you can find at grocery stores. It contains excess calories. It is always best to settle with Greek yogurt. Just add fruits and some honey.

Seeds and Nuts

Nuts and seeds may be small food items, but they are strong sources of zinc and protein. These are perfect post-surgery snacks, but remember to always eat them in moderation.

Vitamin Supplements

Taking a vitamin supplements is also a great, healthy idea, most especially if you have dietary needs. It is important to discuss this with your plastic surgeon prior to the surgery. Never forget to ask for his or her guidance, since some vitamin supplements trigger more complicated side effects.

 


Gilbert RogersAugust 20, 2018

3min6

Here are a few things that guys tend to do on social media that for some reasons, women hate.

  1. When guys flex too much. Every guy tries to be bigger and better and they train for themselves by going to the gym, not to impress anyone especially women. It is not a bad thing but it can be bad when guys flex too much of their muscles and share it on their social media. Women love it if guys know how to take care of themselves, however sometimes the gym rats can be so much bulkier and they think they look good with all the muscles when in reality they might appear ridiculous to some women. Just don’t flex too much on social media, please. We get it, you go to the gym.
  2. When guys share lengthy rants. Sometimes, we understand that social media especially Twitter is a place for you to share things with your friends and followers. It can be an annoying thing when guys whine too much and they complaint a lot because nobody wants to read your 5 paragraphs rants and complaints. It is okay to complaint on social media once in a while but don’t be so negative and just keep it to yourself or talk to someone in real life if you really need someone to comfort you. It is such a turn off for women.
  3. Too many selfies. Maybe you love yourself too much but believe it or not, women hate that. Women really cannot stand when guys post too many selfies on their social media. Especially if you put some inspirational quotes as the caption. We know you want to motivate or inspire people but don’t put it with your selfie. It does not make sense.
  4.  Tweet about sports event. Women just hate it when they are scrolling the timeline and all they see is some guys live-tweeting a sports event. Sometimes you get too excited but you don’t realise you are being excessive with the live-tweeting. Guys hate it when women do the same for their favourite shows but they do the same when it comes to sports. Right guys?
  5.  Boasting. When guys boast about their accomplishment and how successful they are on social media acting like they are the big deal. Moreover, if you have a girlfriend and you share the news on social media without telling her first, that is the worst.

Gilbert RogersAugust 9, 2018

3min13

The design a business chooses for its site largely impacts the way the possible client will perceive them. From selection of background colour to design; distinct elements of a site come together to make a first impression on guest.

What it implies is that a badly designed site may lead to prospective customers leaving your site and landing on your competitor’s company. Therefore, your site’s design can significantly affect several elements of your electronic marketing plan, and this is much more obvious than in content marketing.

 

What’s content marketing?

Content marketing can be described as the practice of producing content that doesn’t directly focus on the organization’s product or logo; instead it creates interest from the relevant items by supplying necessary specifications and data.

Even though these guides aren’t essentially a marketing, however they have an influence on the customer as people are more inclined to buy the materials from your site, instead of a competitor.

 

  1. Availability

Among the most vital elements to think about while designing a home-based site is its availability. If one day you would like to put an informational article on your site, be sure it’s simple to read and access. Your site needs to be easily navigable so that customers can discover the appropriate information without going via the unnecessary and irrelevant content.

Creating a readily navigable setup with needed drop-down menus set up makes it much easier for people to find what they’re interested in and get it faster.

 

  1. Appearance

Visitors will evaluate the quality and trustworthiness of your articles solely based on how professional your site looks. On the flip side, even if your content is of excellent quality, poor website design may turn your traffic off.

If your site appears obsolete or visually cluttered, users can confine themselves from believing you a valuable source. You have to have a professional design that may represent your professionalism and earn the most precious trust of visitors

 

 

 

  1. Readability

After availability and appearance, the following essential thing to consider on your site is the content. The content should be readable and you have to consider the textual styles and also the size is the same for all content as the differentation might bring difficulties for the reader to read your content. Making great determination of textual styles and hues is basic in deciding to what extent guests will remain on your site before taking off.

 



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