Looking at Electronic Music and Beyond

How much do you really know about electronic dance music? Well, I’m not an expert, nobody really is, but I know the electronic dance scene has literally taken over the world. All through the hot summer months, kids in every part of the world are jumping up in joy if not cutting shapes, while shuffling to the sounds of electronic beats and songs. Love for EDM is not just confined to the US but I tend to think it is even greater in UK and Europe. (Is UK still Europe, by the way). Anyway, what I mean to say is that electronic music has come to a point where you cannot afford to ignore it. Just give a cursory glance at iTunes top 10 singles and I bet more than one or two songs are electronic dance music.

What is EDM, where did it come from, and what lies beyond EDM?

It would seem silly to remind anyone below 40 that EDM stands for Electronic Dance Music, your parents included. It would even be sillier to tell them who Avicci, David Guetta, and Skrillex are or even what a bunch of sick DJs the Swedish House Mafia are. Anyone who claims not to get what the fuss about electronic music is all about has not partied to the sounds of world famous DJs. It’s a whole new world worth exploring with a glowing stick in one hand. Go to South of France and you just might run into a 65-year old couple dancing the night away at an EDM party.

Contrary to popular opinion, EDM is not a thing for 20 year old American girls. If anyone tells you that you are getting too old for electronic music, remind them that David Guetta, yes the EDM icon, is actually 44 or something and Tiesto was 43 the last time we checked. Age has not done a single thing to their street credibility. Love for EDM cuts across all ages and genders. It is a worldwide culture that is not dying any time soon. Almost everyone I know has an EDM song in their playlists, adults included.

Electronic dance music is quite vibrant and ever evolving as new artists pop up almost every month with fresh new content and styles. The style has come a long way since the 90s when raves were dominated by blasting techno beats and a show of colors. Those must have indeed been great times, although I must admit that we’ve progressed into better things with techno, tech-house, trance, dubstep, house, indie dance, breaks, and many more genres and subgenres. It is all about a certain diversity that seeks to please every fan’s personal taste in electronic music. There is something for everyone.

Love for electronic music has even been scientifically proven to be a somewhat nice obsession. There’s a study that showed how dance music makes the brain release endorphins, which is just like saying the music makes you want to come back for more. Well, if it gives me my daily fix then it’s all fine and good with me. If looking for new artists and albums gives me the thrill, I can live with that.

However, what lies beyond EDM? Will there be anything better than electronic dance music? Well, as an avid fan of electronic music, I’d hate to admit that there’s an entire universe of music waiting to be discovered out there. You’ll not live on a diet of David Guetta all your life. If you dared to look beyond you’ll discover that Guetta too used to play alongside other DJs at some underground club way back in time. Just like him, there are many DJs currently unknown doing what they know best in smaller clubs and concerts. There are even future great producers currently struggling to build a career at some local bar or club. Some may have released an album, but we still haven’t heard of them, yet. Just like EDM has evolved over the years, expect a new style to rise from the ashes and take the world by storm. There is a lot of music waiting to be discovered. That is the nature of life. Meanwhile, get your best rave gear on, not forgetting your favorite LED light up shoes, and enjoy electronic beats while they last.

How Google application can help to increase website traffic

Google Apps are the tools and traffic packages provided by Google to the site owners who want to increase website traffic to their site. It offers you resources and helps you work smarter. Some of the famous Google applications include Gmail, calendar, and Google doc and Google talk. Some of the Google applications are designed for webmasters, so they can improve the quality of their websites and web traffic. Google offer different tools that help you increase Website Traffic.

“Are these applications free??”

Everyone thinks that services for getting web traffic are being charged but in this case, you need to think again. You will be amazed to know that Google offer these applications free of cost. It means it is freely available on Google. Some of the apps include Google analytics and Google web master tools that help in getting traffic to your website.

Google apps include word processing, spreadsheets and presentations. It also includes email, instant messaging with which you can stay connected from wherever you are. Google provide secure and authentic system where you can use these tools. These tools help in internet marketing.

Google analytics

Many people don’t know much about this type of tool.  Google analytics helps you find out which keyword is attracting more traffic and what are the pages and the content that make money for you. It helps you check which content and designs are converting your visitors into sales. Some of the benefits of using Google analytics include increase in leads, improves landing pages, increase site traffic and thus converting these into sales, etc.

Google business search

This tool helps you attract people who are interested in your area. It helps in getting relevant traffic related to your field. This is known as geo targeting. With this tool, you can make higher search engine results and it helps in traffic generation immediately.

Web master tools

This is a type of tool which most of the web developers keep it as secret and never share this with the customers. Google Webmaster Tools is a one-stop shop webmaster resource that helps you for solving indexing problems give you the offers, which can improve and increase web traffic to your website and connect to your visitors. It helps to you to see the performance of your website over Google search results, solve potential problems and to build a Google-friendly site.

Google AdWords

This is a tool that helps you in displaying your Ad on Google and helps you in advertising your brand or product over the internet. This tool is also used for keyword research. Keyword research is the first step in Internet marketing to optimize your site for SEO Search Engine Optimization.

These are some of the other tools that are helpful in getting visitors on sites. Some other tools include:

3D warehouse: it finds 3D models for you and shares your model with the world.

Alerts: it provides you email updates on the topics of your choice.

Blackheads and How They Piss Me Off

Blackheads Are So Stubborn – They Keep Coming Back

Pimples, whiteheads and blackheads are a visible form of acne. It is a part of growing up. Blackheads are common to teens and young adults but people may have it until later in their 30’s. It affects people in varying intensity at a certain period in life. You may have a mild case but others may have the worse that leave ugly scars on the face. Everyone wants to get the best treatment for blackheads and acne no matter what.

Causes of Blackheads

Hormones cause excess production of oil in the glands. The natural flow of oil to keep the skin moist is disrupted. Therefore the pores enlarge making them catch basin for dead skin cells and bacteria to form. Oxidation makes the clog on the opening of the pores black and they are called blackheads. When they are not oxidized, they remain white and they are called whiteheads.

What to Do To Get Rid of Blackheads

You may be tempted to squeeze your blackheads out but you need to control yourself because the nice feeling over getting those black clogs out could be replaced by scars that would make you feel sorry for the rest of your life. Get a good amount of common sense by treating blackheads without harming your skin. You can get rid of blackheads without causing scars or blemishes.

Why Blackheads Seem To Be Stubborn

The OTC medications and other skin care products you buy may not be working completely to eliminate your skin problem. Lots of them claim to help get rid of blackheads but they contain alcohol, menthol, lime, eucalyptus, etc. that irritate the skin. They actually increase sebum production that aggravates the formation of blackheads. Blackheads are seated deeply; you cannot scrub them away through facial wash. You simply wash off excess oil and dirt from the skin. Too much scrubbing may irritate the skin and make the skin oilier. Neither can you pull them out completely with strips. Only the surfaces of the blackheads are removed by strips. That’s why blackheads will come back soon before you know it.

Be Extremely Choosy In Buying Skin Care Products

Bar soaps add problems to blackheads because the ingredients in making them hard bars can clog the pores of your skin. You may feel that your skin is smooth and clean, but it is dry and it won’t help in getting rid of blemishes and blackheads. The best thing to do is move on to a healthy lifestyle, practice a good hygiene, eat healthy and definitely see a doctor for advice. These are the best ways to go if you want to get rid of your blackheads and keep your skin clearer and smoother. The secret to getting rid of your blackheads and acne problems is to use the right methods and products consistently. One of the best treatments for blackheads is found here.

The Upper Deck Ken Griffey Jr Card

Darren Rovell wrote a great piece on the most popular baseball card of all time, The Ken Griffey Jr, Upper Deck baseball card. Any collector that was around during the Upper Deck era remembers when their card designs came out they blew away all the other manufacturers in terms of cardstock, design, color, gloss, and quality of photo. It was another world.

“From the very beginning, card buffs saw the Upper Deck No. 1 as not just a collectible, but as an investment. Baseball card fans, who had once traded away duplicate cards in a quest to compile a complete set, started hoarding as many Griffeys as they could. Collectors’ hands would shake when they saw Griffey’s face in their pack, confident that this card would be the key to financing a college education.”

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Understanding An SEO Consultant’s Role

What is an SEO consultant?

An SEO consultant can be a valuable assent to any company who chooses to do business online. It doesn’t take a lot of money to put your website at the top of any search engine result, it only take a skilled individual that can make their main goal to promote your company.

When working on Search Engine Optimization, there are numerous factors that go into promoting a client to the online community. Some SEO consultants have the ability to put a business at the top of any search engine’s search results just by helping the site create better content for their users. Other SEO consultants can optimize the entire website to give the client a completely optimized web site that their clients can use to connect with their business. Depending on the type of services you want, you will need to choose and SEO consultant that specializes in your needs that operates within your price range.

The Responsibility of an SEO consultant

As SEO consultants, it is important that you don’t overpromise your abilities to a potential client as greater than they actually are, unless you have the necessary skills to help them with the task that they have asked you to do. With the rules of search engines constantly changing, you must be committed to helping your client get the most out of what they pay you their hard earned dollars to do.

Sometimes, SEO consultants will overestimate their abilities to land a good paying job, and consultants need to be mindful of the services that they offer and never make a promise to a client that can’t be delivered. Clients put their advertising dollars into making sure that they get the most out of their online site and they expect to get what they paid for. When taking on clients, SEO consultants need to be incredibly clear on what they are able to offer for the money being provided.

When your company, or when you as an individual SEO consultant, are contacted by a client, requesting your services, you need to make sure that you are qualified to offer the kind of results that they are looking for. SEO experts aren’t magicians, if a company or client has a product or service that you are not sure that you can promote or improve upon, it’s best to be upfront with that client and avoid any uncomfortable, or costly, conversations about your subpar work in the future. As SEO consultants, client reviews are incredibly important. Making sure that you give the client everything that they expect is incredibly important to the future of your business as an SEO consultant.

It is ok to take on something new, as long as you are willing to put in the work needed to make sure the client is happy with your services. Making sure the client knows what you have done in the past and that you are willing to try to give them what they want is a crucial part of good business ethics. They may be perfectly fine with hiring you to attempt what they are asking, but they need to know who they are hiring and that you haven’t done what they want before, but you are willing to do your best to provide them with the results they are looking for. When taking on a new job that you are unsure about, it is often best to adjust your prices since you can’t guarantee the client the desired outcome. Most clients will be happy to let you take on more difficult tasks if a discount is given and if you do the job well, terms can be renegotiated.

SEO consultants can’t give a 100 percent guarantee on anything that they do, but they can provide testimonials from their previous clients letting their new and potential clients know that they have performed satisfactory work in the past and that they will do everything in their ability to work with their new clients and help them achieve their business goals.

An excellent SEO consultant will be able to optimize the entire site of the client to ensure that their website is one of the first that a search engine will pull up when a user uses a search engine to search for keywords pertaining to the services that your client has to offer.

Exploring the Different types of PVD

Exploring the Different types of PVD

 There are some very serious medical issues, which can occur, when you do not care for your body properly. If you tend to smoke on a regular basis, eat unhealthy foods and fail to exercise, you may begin to experience problems, with your extremities. If you allow this to grow worse, you may end up developing peripheral vascular disease, which can impact your arms, legs, kidneys and stomach. Although the disease is often associated with diabetes and smoking, it is possible to determine the disease, if you do not keep yourself healthy. When left untreated, you may need to undergo surgery, in order to correct the problem.

The Two Types

 When it comes down to it, there are two different types of PVD, including functional and organic PVD. When it comes down to it, the functional version doesn’t have any organic causes. If you’re suffering from functional PVD, the overall structure of your blood vessels does not have defects. On the other hand, those that suffer from organic PVD will have problems, with the structure of their blood vessels. These individual types of PVD can be caused by very difficult problems, which will be mentioned below.

Functional PVD vs Organic PVD

 When you look at functional PVD, you will find that the symptoms tend to be temporary and will disappear and return, with time. This problem can be associated with a number of different problems, including living a stressful life, experiencing extremely cold temperatures or working in a smoky environment. On the other hand, organic PVD tends to be much longer lasting, unless you’re willing to take necessary corrective actions. If you have peripheral artery disease, you’re suffering from an organic PVD. This type of peripheral vascular disease becomes a problem, when the arteries become clogged by buildups of fat.

Treatment of Severe Cases

 There are some individuals, who will suffer from severe cases of these problems. In order to correct these problems, the individual will need to undergo intrusive surgeries, which most often involve bypass surgeries. These surgeries will help to create alternative routes for blood flow, which will help to avoid the clogged areas. If you have to undergo this type of surgery, you will be put to sleep, until the surgery is complete. The specific type of bypass surgery you will undergo will depend on the area, which is affected. For instance, a femoral-popliteal bypass will be needed, if you’re experiencing a blood clot in your legs.

PTA Treatment

 Although it is sometimes possible to improve your health and get rid of the symptoms of PVD, you may need to undergo PTA. Of course, this slightly invasive operation can be used to open and widen arteries, while improving the blood flow to the lower legs. This specific operation can help you avoid having a complicated and dangerous surgery. It is crucial to remember that your specific form of PVD may not be treatable by PTA. Therefore you will need to meet with your medical professional, before undergoing any type of treatment.

The Road To Selling Cards

Selling cards is our passion. It is a pastime, a hobby, and a lifestyle. With sports cards whether its baseball, basketball, football, hockey, or ping pong, we collect and archive. This is our world and this is how we live it. #collector