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Can Your Siding Weather the Storm? 5 Things to Look For

Written by 9rules Blog on December 26, 2016


Temperatures are dropping all over the U.S. Winter storm warnings have also been in effect, and mountainous areas have received more snow and moisture than they’ve seen in years.

The moisture is great for agriculture but not so much for the siding on your home. If you’ve noticed problems with leakage or decreased energy efficiency, it may be time for a replacement. (more…)

8 Projected Wedding Hair and Makeup Trends of 2017

Written by 9rules Blog on December 26, 2016

In 2017, hair and makeup will shift away from the vintage styles we’ve come to know and love. In the near future, expect something a little more bold and different. In some areas, things will be more understated. In others, they’ll be more dramatic. Anyone getting married in 2017 needs to understand where these beauty trends are headed.

1. Smoky Eyes

Dramatic eyes are becoming very popular for wedding makeup. The smoky look provides an air of mystery and makes the eyes really pop. Some like to go more subtle with a little eyeliner and a light dusting of dark powder. Others want to make a bold, beautiful statement with eyelash extensions, colorful shadow, and thick eyeliner, similar to what you’d see in Asian wedding makeup. (more…)

5 Interior Design Trends for 2017

Written by 9rules Blog on December 17, 2016


The new year is nearly upon us, which means we’ll be seeing new trends in interior design. January will begin a transcendent shift that will phase out old trends and introduce new decorations, colors, space planning, and unique elements that will give our tired homes of the last year a facelift.

What we’re seeing for next year is primarily a return to previous eras. We’ll see a lot of things from the 60s and 70s, plus some brand new modern additions that will add new life and a different spin on styles we’ve seen in the past. (more…)

Traditional TV vs Video Streaming: Which is Popular Today?

Written by 9rules Blog on December 7, 2016


When it comes to TV and movie entertainment these days, there’s no doubt that video streaming is a winner particularly among the so-called millennials. With digital technology ever present today, the Gen Ys and Gen Zs have easy access to all types of information they need including their favorite TV shows and movies which they can watch even while on the go. They can choose between the internet TV and video streaming online.

One of the main advantages of video streaming is the ability to access several devices that are internet ready at one time similar to that of a Smart DNS Proxy. Viewers can also take their gadgets wherever they go and still enjoy their favorite entertainment. (more…)

10 Tips for Building a Successful Consulting Business

Written by 9rules Blog on December 6, 2016

Discussing plan

Discussing plan

Consulting is a dream for many entrepreneurs. It offers the flexibility of being your own boss as well as being in charge of some big changes within a business setting. You can help businesses grow to their full potential and flourish. There’s a lot of satisfaction that comes from such a job. However, starting a consulting business is difficult to say the least. Networking and finding great clients is one of the hardest parts, not to mention the challenge of maintaining a powerful reputation.

Most people looking to build a consulting business do so under the assumption that they need several years of experience to do the job right. Though this is true most of the time, there are some consultants who get their starts early on. (more…)