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    Choosing between a manual and an automatic transmission car

    Automatic transmissions are all the rage in America, but did you know that manual remains more popular in the UK? While it may be a matter of preference or habit for some, there are benefits to both options that drivers enjoy. If you’re torn on the matter, here’s how to choose between a manual or an automatic transmission.  Benefits of Manual The main benefit to a manual transmission is that you have more control over the vehicle. You’re in charge of shifting, giving yourself a boost when going uphill, and have an extra level of focus during your drives.  Manual vehicles tend to be less expensive than their automatic counterparts,…

  • Is organic pest control safe for my family?

    Differences between Organic and Conventional Pest Control Over the years, the demand for organic pest control has increased by leaps and bounds. Today’s homeowners want to know that when a pest control company comes into their home and sprays, they can rest assured that their family and pets are safe against the harsh chemicals that are commonly used in conventional insecticides. We spoke to the all-green pest control experts at EcoTek Termite and Pest Control about what is the main difference between conventional and organic pest control, and were told that conventional pest control uses synthetic chemicals which tend to be more effective, but can have side effects for those…

  • Authors Write About Their Personal Experiences

    The personal experiences of authors influence their writing. Aspects like gender, socioeconomic conditions, and race will affect their perspectives and this will be reflected in the book.  Sometimes though, authors go much further. Occasionally, they write themselves into the story as a character, possibly even as the main one! Or they’ll base a scenario in the book on real life experience.  This is a popular literary technique because it makes the book more realistic. The author has been an eyewitness to the emotions, reactions and the outcome.   Based on Real Events As an illustration of this technique, in Brandyn Cross’s The Dark Secrets, the story of the main character (a 12 year-old…

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    How to overcome driving anxiety

    Whether it’s your first time behind the wheel or your ten-thousandth, it’s natural to have some level of anxiety about driving. However, some drivers experience a near-crippling version of this condition that severely impacts their ability to drive. If you’re one of those people, then here’s how to overcome your driving anxiety.  Take a Refresher Anxiety is a vicious cycle, leading to a surprising amount of automobile accident cases. As your stress levels rise, you’re more likely become flustered and make mistakes. Each mistake brings your confidence down, causing you to avoid situations instead of learn from them. To build your confidence back up, try taking a refresher course or…

  • The U.S. Must Realize the Full Potential of Africa’s Vast Petroleum Resources

    The Visionary African Leader Nj Ayuk Has the Right Roadmap for Attracting U.S. Investment to Africa Known as the cradle of humanity, Africa has the potential to play a significant role again in the future of humanity by fueling a more sustainable economic growth at a global level. Leading African energy attorney, NJ Ayuk, knows Africa is not entirely ready to go it alone. The knowledge and technical prowess of American multinational energy companies can be the much-needed spark that will kindle the process.  Before anything else, Africans need to have better control of their resource wealth—specifically the riches that lie in the continent’s largely unexploited oil and gas basins.…

  • New Product Review: DuraFlex Male Enhancement Supplement

    Erectile dysfunction can be an uncomfortable topic for some men to talk about, even though it can be very common, especially as men get older. I’ve always been open to trying new supplements for male enhancement, and DuraFlex recently caught my eye. There are lots of male enhancement supplements on the market, but I learned from various reviews online that ingredients in DuraFlex really make it a unique product. After doing some more research, I discovered that men were raving about DuraFlex, saying it quickly boosts energy, erections, and sex drive. So, I wanted to give DuraFlex a try, to see if this male enhancement supplement was as great as…

  • How You Can Make Online Reviews Work in Your Favor

    You know that content is king, you’re a social media marketing whiz, and your email marketing campaign is as targeted as they come. You know how to utilize both traditional and digital mediums to reach an audience, but do you know how to master the art of online reviews? It’s a highly controversial area for some business owners. After all, how can you possibly take control of your customer’s opinions? While you can’t control the masses, you can harness the power of online reviews to benefit your revenue. It’s not an ancient Chinese secret or a mystic art. All it takes is knowledge, the right tools, and the right attitude. …

  • Harvard Study Claims They Found Out How to Add 10 Years to Your Life

    A new study from Harvard claims that you can extend your life by a decade if you follow five healthy habits before the age of 50. This is based on the fact that people who ate a good diet, exercised, stayed at a healthy body, and refrained from drinking and smoking lived a life free of type two diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. But, how can you quantify this? How can we really know what will extend a person’s life? The study could explain.  The Study According to the study from Harvard, a woman who maintained all of these habits by the age of 50 could expect to live to…

  • It's Time to Start Paying More Attention to Mental Health

    It’s Time to Start Paying More Attention to Mental Health

    Have you noticed how mental health has been one of the top headlines in the news over the past year? It’s finally something that we are willing to talk about in public. It’s no longer a deep dark secret. People are speaking and seeking help. It’s a beautiful thing. Before, people would feel like they are battling things on their own, but now that there is more focus on mental health awareness people are seeing that everyone is fighting a battle of some sorts. The statistics related to mental health are eye opening. I suggest you check them out here when you have some time. It will really give you…

  • How to Overcome Language Barriers When Dating

    How to Overcome Language Barriers When Dating

    Dating is hard enough, but imagine how hard it is when two people from different countries meet and there is a spark? Now there is a language barrier that just adds to the mix. While some may not ever entertain attempting to communicate with someone whom speak a different language, many embrace it. While very challenging, it can also be rewarding and exciting at the same time. Learning about other cultures and getting to know someone while also learning a new language can make it very interesting and cause you to pay a lot more attention that you might normally under different circumstances. Here are a few ideas and suggestions…