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Written by 9rules Blog on July 29, 2015
Written by David Jones on July 27, 2015
Boating is one of my top favorite hobbies. The sun and surf are always gorgeous, and the time I spend with friends and family on the water is priceless. When my kids grew old enough to join us on the lake, I expected them to inherit a similar passion for watery fun — but to my surprise, one was utterly uninterested while the other was terrified of the loud motor, chopping waves, and distant shoreline. However, with a smart strategy (and ample patience) I was able to turn their frowns upside down. Here are five ways I got my kids to fall in love with boating. (more…)
Written by 9rules Blog on July 23, 2015
When we talk about cosmetic procedures, we typically don’t think about dentistry. Indeed, even though cosmetic dentistry is a prominent field, discussion of cosmetic procedures tends to focus on the big surgeries: breast augmentations, liposuction, and lately, injectables of many kinds. As Patrick Driscoll reports, the market for all of these things is growing, but what about cosmetic dentistry? As it turns out, cosmetic dentistry is booming too, particularly with the help of new technologies.
Cosmetic Dentistry Today
Cosmetic dentistry today is already a high tech undertaking, and a very busy one at that. According to a recent New York Magazine article, currently 80% of North American teenagers are being seen by an orthodontist. We get kids started early with the project that is cosmetic dentistry, fitting younger and younger children with braces all the time. The same article recommends a first orthodontist visit at age seven, an age at which mostly children have only just started losing their baby teeth. We are obsessed with having that perfect smile.
Braces are an example of relatively low tech cosmetic dentistry, but the procedures more commonly targeted towards adults are more complex. One common cosmetic procedure for adults is porcelain veneers. Veneers are meant to cover over stained teeth or reshape chipped or damaged teeth. The procedure also engages detailed shade matching because, as Broadway Dental explains, veneers are made “from strong, high quality porcelains that closely mimic the many shades and translucencies found in natural teeth.” Veneers are very popular among professionals looking to brighten their smiles. (more…)
Written by David Jones on July 22, 2015
Viapost are the European leaders in e-commerce and retail logistics. Dedicated to helping merchants grow their business across the globe, Viapost uses the latest technology to bring retailers the number one platform for managing store, distribution and home delivery.
Working together with Morin Logistic and Orium, the leading e-commerce fulfilment experts in France, Viapost combines innovation and expertise to provide a complete, unified solution for the entire retail spectrum. The company adopts a 360 logistics approach to connect all parties involved and place the customer at the core of an integrated ecosystem. Bringing together merchant, warehouse, supplier, store and carrier to streamline the supply chain and satisfy the need for a quality customer experience. (more…)
Written by 9rules Blog on July 20, 2015
Summer is finally here, which means it’s time for a vacation! It will be the relaxing, stress-free time you’ve been waiting for, with nothing to worry about except the white sandy beaches and your family and friends. However, your stress-free vacation can turn into a very difficult time if you aren’t prepared, particularly if you’re going on a long vacation far away from home. Make sure you can relax as much as possible from the stresses of everyday life by remembering these five simple things before leaving on your trip.
1. Make a List Before Packing
You don’t want to get halfway around the world and suddenly realize you forgot your prescription medication or your laptop cord. Make a list of everything you need to take with you, and check it off as you go. Make the list a few days before you pack. That way, you have several days to remember important items, which is much more effective than trying to remember everything in one sitting. (more…)