Car Detailing

Car Detailing Services In OKC

auto detailing servicesYou are probably aware that car detailing is a crucial part of maintaining your car’s value, but might not understand why it’s so important. We reached out to a car detailer in Oklahoma City to get a better understanding of the process and the benefits from detailing your vehicles. Continue reading to find out more about the significance of car detailing, and get an estimated idea of how often you should be getting your car detailed.

Exactly What Does an Auto Detail Comprise Of?

Car detailing is the art of cleaning the interior and exterior of your car, truck, or boat to maintain it’s value and keep it looking nice. Many car owners run through the wash, but few take the time to have the vehicle thoroughly inside and out.

Not every vendor providing the service uses the same chemical treatment or same techniques, but most will clean your motor, headlights/taillights, and brakes — while eliminating any unwanted debris which could be hiding on either inside and outside your vehicle. Basically, any component of your automobile that requires cleanup, will get cleaned.

Why Are They Significant?

Not only will a detailed cleaning make your vehicle look sharp, but it also helps to remove any funk that might be stinking up the interior, it’s also beneficial for stain removal. That beer your buddy spilt in the backseat, or that wild Friday night you had back there with your lady – there might be some stains to remove.

Taking care of your vehicle should be a priority, for some, it’s the second biggest investment behind a home. By keeping the exterior clean and waxed you can prevent sun damage and any damage that may occur from tree sap or fallen debris that may stain your paint surface. Also, engine issues can be costly, which explains why it’s far better to keep up your car or truck today so that you can reduce the odds of something going on later on. Full engine details keep unwanted debris out of the vehicles engine compartment.

All this is also added benefit for maintaining resell value. When it is time to sell, any potential buyer will take notice of a well-detailed car and your asking price should be met with approval if valued fairly.

How Frequently Should You Detail?

Most specialists recommend a complete detail every four to six months, which equates to 2-3 times annually. However, that is only a guideline, there are obviously other variables to consider like weather conditions that may dirty your car quicker than normal, and any unexpected interior spills that would require detailed attention.

Bottom line, the more frequently you can detail your car, the better shape your car will be in. People who wash, wax, and clean their car on a constant basis will require less detailing than someone who neglects the vehicle. If you are a generally tidy person, detailing your car annually ought to be good enough for you. All you pigs out there that can’t keep your car clean, time to pay attention!

Ultimately, it is never a bad idea to get your car detailed before selling it. Details are comparatively cheap, and also a clean car may make a significant difference on how much somebody is willing to pay for it.

Wash And Wax

When you get the opportunity, take some opportunity to wash and wax your vehicle. Not only can this help to make your vehicle look newer for longer, but it will also make sure that any contaminants which might have stuck to the surface of your vehicle are properly removed and the surface gets sealed to protect it against unwanted debris and chemical contaminants.

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Many people who see chiropractic doctors swear by their care; there are others who believe chiropractic care is not even medical care. How do you know if a chiropractor is the right choice for your particular situation, and what should you believe and not believe about chiropractic care in Owasso, OK? We will explore the many myths surrounding chiropractors and their care, and hopefully point you in the right direction!

Probably the biggest misconception about chiropractors is that they are not “real” doctors. A chiropractor is a doctor, just not a medical doctor. A chiropractor is a specialist; just like you wouldn’t want a chiropractor working on your feet, you don’t want a podiatrist working on your spine! Chiropractors endure an extremely challenging educational process, similar to that of a medical doctor with the absence of surgery and pharmacology classes. As a matter of fact, some chiropractic majors also require 2 to 4 years of premed undergraduate classes before they begin the next 4 to 5 years in chiropractic college. Classes include radiology, neurology, physiology, pathology, bio-mechanics as well as the proper chiropractic techniques. Additional health care classes are required for graduation. In all, chiropractic students attend more classroom hours than medical students while both are in school!

Next, a chiropractic student must finish several hundred hours of real patient management in a clinical setting, much like an externship. The student is supervised by a professional chiropractor as the student chiropractor hones his or her skills. At such time the student is prepared to graduate from the program, the new chiropractic doctor must complete four sets of national examinations and the state board examination. If the student passes, he or she has achieved their license to practice, also known as a DC degree, or Doctorate of Chiropractic degree. Chiropractors are considered licensed health care providers and they must complete continuing education classes to stay abreast of the newest technology and techniques.

Once a doctor of chiropractic care is licensed in his or her state, they are subject to additional testing, licensing and monitoring by state and national boards. Chiropractors, like their medical doctor counterparts, can write sick leave certificates and are sanctioned by federal and state programs like Medicare, Medicaid and Workers’ Compensation. The biggest differences between medical doctors and chiropractic doctors is that the former can prescribe medication and in some instances, perform surgery. If you have an illness or require surgery, a medical doctor would be your best bet. If you have soft tissue damage, an injury to the spine or a misalignment of the spine, a chiropractor would be your best option. Chiropractors are excellent at healing back pain, spasms and headaches by enlisting muscle and massage therapies, exercises and of course, spinal adjustments.

Another misconception? That medical doctors and chiropractors aren’t on the same team. While some medical doctors feel they are superior to chiropractors, and vice versa, both sets have come to acknowledge that patients can benefit from various kinds of treatment, and that the patient’s well being is the most important aspect of their jobs. Hospitals now employ chiropractors on staff, debunking the myth that chiropractors aren’t real doctors.
And what of chiropractic care itself? There are many misconceptions about chiropractic care, including the thought that it is painful. Just the opposite is true. The release of pressure of the spine—the “cracking” or “popping” of the back—is a pleasurable experience when administered by a chiropractor. Many people believe that chiropractic care is reserved for just the neck and back, when it is actually useful in many areas of the body. Chiropractic care can be used to treat all types of soft tissue disorders and joint problems, as well as headaches, allergies and in some specific cases, even ear infections.

You may be asking yourself—is chiropractic care safe? Chiropractic spinal adjustments are extremely safe but only when administered by a chiropractor. There have been countless research studies to confirm that the risks of serious injury or problems resulting from spinal manipulation are rare; as a matter of fact, it is recommended that this method be used in the majority of lower back pain problems, as opposed to a more invasive solution, like surgery. To quash the rumor that chiropractic care is “quack medicine”, it has been around for over 100 years, and numerous scientific studies have been conducted to provide chiropractors with the safest and most effective healing methods available. Ongoing research provides the doctors with the newest diagnostic methods and treatments, ensuring the most up-to-date, scientific measures for patient care.

Once you commit to Frisco chiropractic center, don’t worry; it is not a lifelong commitment! Many patients see a chiropractor to ease an ailment or injury, while others maintain an ongoing relationship with their chiropractor, engaging in preventative care. While preventative care is best—just like well check-ups with your regular doctor or cleanings and exams you’re your dentist—regular adjustments to your spine would be most beneficial. Your spine experiences normal use by walking, sitting, driving—all can take their toll. By continuing chiropractic care, a patient is less likely to sustain an injury because their body is adjusted for it. While this may not be true for every instance, it is just like preparing your muscles for a long run; the likelihood of injury is diminished due to preventative care. This proactive care can help you avoid problems in the future and help you feel better, move with more freedom, and stay healthier throughout your lifetime. While it is not necessary to continue chiropractic care once you start, it is a recommended part of the preventative care of your body.

To round out the misconceptions about chiropractic care, many people believe it is very expensive. Quite the contrary; chiropractic care is often very affordable and very worth the cost. Just like anything else of value, there are maintenance costs involved and none more important than your body! There are some insurance plans that cover chiropractic care costs and many doctors accept payment plans, depending upon your situation. Overall, the cost of chiropractic care versus the care of a medical doctor is substantially less.

The myths about chiropractic care are commonplace and often just that: myths. It is important to know that manipulation of the spine is best left to the professionals and that “cracking” your own back or having someone press on your spine can cause more harm than good. As with any major life decision, from buying a house to contemplating health care, make sure you have conducted ample research to make informed choices.

Note from Ann: Last week I shared a dataviz how-to guide. Paul Denninger has a great alternative solution to share! He uses hidden bars, also known in the Excel community as floating bars or white bars, to build “two” charts in one. Enjoy!

Getting excel to do complex work is easy; making the output look nice is a different matter. I took the challenge to recreate Ann’s graph because I’m always looking for better ways to display information.

The solution required a stacked bar chart, so the only problem was lining up the starting point for the second dataset. A buffer needed to sit between the end of the first set of bars and the start of the second so that it would force the second set to line up correctly. Hidden data had to fill the gap. Here’s how I did it.

First, start by inputting the original data. Sorting the rows from large to small will help make the chart easier to build.

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First, input the original data

The next step is creating the dummy data. Insert a column between the two existing datasets and populate it by subtracting the first column from “1.” This gives you a series of percentages that start at the end of the first bar and end at “1.” The problem of lining up the second dataset is solved at this point.

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Create a column of dummy data

With all of the data in place, creating the chart is easy. Use a stacked bar and include all 3 columns.

Setting Chart

Insert a stacked bar chart

Once the chart has been built, it’s time to hide the dummy column. Highlight the red data series and choose the format menu. Fill the series with the same color as your background. This makes the bars blend into the background and leaves them invisible. Do the same for the data labels. The dummy information is now hidden and your second dataset lines up properly.

Removing Dummy Bars

Make the dummy data invisible

The y-axis still needs to be fixed since the values are organized from low to high. Invert it by highlighting it and opening the format axis menu. Tick the “categories in reverse order” radio button to have the bars arrange themselves from high to low.

Fix the vertical axis

Flip the y-axis

Here is the primary display difference between this solution and Ann’s. Due to the hidden data, the x-axis begins at 0 and goes up to 200%. Since it’s a big challenge to make repeating axes in one chart, and one that I haven’t solved, it’s probably best to remove the x-axis altogether. Since the data values are shown in the bars, removing the axis should not make data interpretation more difficult. In fact, it will be easier for people looking at the chart since they don’t have to rescale the second data series in their heads.

Finally, decrease the gap between the bars and invert the fill and text colors for the overall bar. This makes it stand out from the other series. It’s personal preference whether you want to make the data labels bold or not.

Expand, invert the colors and remove the x-axis

Expand, invert the colors and remove the x-axis

Your chart is finished and you have improved on excel’s built in data presentation immensely. Other than the problem with the x-axis, this solution gives the same result as Ann’s. It’s a visually appealing way to compare two or more groups across the same categories.

When he isn’t playing with Excel and learning to use R better, Paul Denninger is trying to start a company. He currently manages investments for people and is on a constant search for data to analyze. He spends enough time working with nonprofits that he might make a career change and do it full time. You can see more of his work on his blog, Risk Assets.

Two weeks ago, I challenged readers to re-create the “after” version of a side by side bar chart. You can read the full post here.

Congratulations to the 9 contestants! Click on the contestant’s name to see their chart.

  • Regan Grandy
  • Sara Vaca
  • Alex Kadis
  • Katrina Brewsaugh
  • @CaptainCane64
  • @PD_ssp
  • Will Fenn
  • Angie Ficek (Check out how she used her own data!)
  • James Coyle (Check out how he used his own pre-post data!)

Now it’s time to post the how-to guide.

Step 1: Study the chart that you’re trying to reproduce in Excel.

We’re trying to re-create a side by side bar chart like the one shown below. We’re comparing how Coalition A and Coalition B scored on Innovation Network’s Coalition Assessment Tool.

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Step 2: And the secret to making side by side bar charts in Excel…

…is that we’re going to make two separate bar charts, one for Coalition A and one for Coalition B. When we copy and paste the charts from Excel into PowerPoint or Word, they’ll look like a single cohesive chart.

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Step 3: Type the data into Excel.

Make sure you choose a purposeful order to your data, like the highest percentage on top and the lowest percentage on bottom.

Excel often flips the data table upside down when creating charts, i.e. if you want the overall scores to be at the bottom of the chart, then you need to put the overall scores in the top of your data table. (Or, you can reverse the order of the categories later on.)

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Step 4: Create the first bar chart.

You know the drill: Add data labels inside the end of your bars. Choose a color palette that matches your client’s logo or your own logo. Use an action color to draw the reader’s eye where you want it (in my example, the overall score). Delete unnecessary ink like the tick marks, grid lines, and border. Use gray to de-emphasize things like (n=7) and the axis labels. Reduce the gap width.

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Beginner Excel users: If you need extra instruction, check out how to make a basic bar chart and my Excel for Evaluation chart tutorials.

Step 5: Copy the first chart.

Rather than re-create the wheel when making the second bar chart, let’s save some time by simply copying the first chart.

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Step 6: Populate the second chart with Coalition B’s data.

Use the “select data” feature to put Coalition B’s percentages into the chart.

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Step 7: Adjust the second chart’s bar color and title.

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Step 8: Delete the second chart’s axis labels.

Yep, you’re right, the second chart’s bars are going to get waaaaaay too long. We’ll fix this in Step 9.

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Step 9: Re-size the second chart.

Here’s my super scientific secret for making sure each chart is the same size: I measure the plot area with a business card.

First, adjust the first chart's plot area so that it's the width of a business card or post-it note.

First, adjust the first chart’s plot area so that it’s the width of a business card or post-it note.

Next, I adjust the second chart's plot area so that it's the same width as my business card.

Next, I adjust the second chart’s plot area so that it’s the same width as my business card.

Step 10: Paste the charts into PowerPoint or Word.

Select both charts and paste them into PowerPoint or Word at the same time. Here’s what it looks like on a slide. Looks like a single chart!

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Thanks to everyone who participated in the first and second dataviz challenges! I hope these challenges give you a chance to practice and build upon your Excel and visualization skills.

Last time, we made a streamlined version of the basic bar chart by adjusting Excel’s default settings. Basic bar charts are great when you’re just looking at simple patterns, like one series of data at a time.

However, sometimes we need to compare several series of data at one time. For example, the Innovation Network team and I recently compared the capacity of 12 different coalitions using our coalition assessment tool. We calculated coalition capacity in 7 different areas, such as Basic Functioning and Structure and the Ability to Cultivate and Develop Champions. To learn more about the tool, check out some materials from a recent presentation here.

The “before” chart: Here’s a clustered (aka cluttered) bar chart based on fictional data from the coalition assessment tool. The default Excel chart to compare Coalition A and Coalition B might look something like this:

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A default clustered bar chart in Excel. Bleh.

Or, you could use the switch row/column feature to make a default chart like this:

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Another default clustered bar chart in Excel.

These default clustered bar charts work… kind of. Well… not really. Actually, no, they really don’t work at all! My brain needs a couple minutes to read the default charts and really think about comparisons.

The “after” chart: Luckily, with a little Excel elbow grease, we can make the patterns pop out even faster. Here’s a side by side bar chart:

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Now, my brain can see the patterns almost immediately: Both coalitions scored highest on Basic Functioning and Structure. Both coalitions scored lowest on Sustainability, with Reputation and Visibility scoring pretty low as well. Coalition A scored higher than Coalition B on every section of the assessment. The overall scores were 80% for Coalition A and 50% for Coalition B. Phew! This is much easier for my brain.

The dataviz challenge: Re-create the “after” version of the side by side bar chart in Excel, R, or some other free software program. When you’re finished, email me or tweet a screenshot to @annkemery.

Tips for beginner Excel users: First, learn how to make a basic bar chart. Then, check out this powerpoint for tips on making a side by side bar chart.

Bonus for advanced Excel users: Instead of copying this dataset exactly, think about how you might use a side by side bar chart in your own work. Can you re-create this chart using your own data or your own color scheme?

The prize for playing: Beer or coffee, my treat, the next time you’re in DC; a professional development opportunity; and bragging rights.

I’ll post the how-to guide in two weeks, on June 10, 2013. Happy charting!

Two weeks ago, I challenged readers to re-create the “after” version of a basic bar chart.

Congratulations to the 9 winners: Molly Hamm, David Napoli, Susan Kistler, Jon Schwabish, Ethan, Mike, Sara Vaca, Samantha Grant, and Kevin Gilds! You’ve officially won bragging rights and a beverage of your choice, my treat, the next time you’re in DC.

Now it’s time to post the how-to guide!

Step 1: Study the chart that you’re trying to reproduce in Excel.

We’re trying to re-create a basic bar chart like the one shown below. We’re examining how a nonprofit has grown over the past six years. This is a simple metric so we don’t need anything more complicated than a basic bar chart.

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Step 2: Type your data into Excel.

Here’s how I typed my data into the spreadsheet.

Hot tip for advanced users: I wanted to abbreviate the years (i.e., ’07 instead of 2007). If you type 07, it will turn into 7, because Excel automatically removes zeros at the beginning of numbers. To fool Excel into keeping the zero, you must add an apostrophe; typing ’07 will turn into 07. So, if you want to get ’07 as your final result, you must add two apostrophes; typing ”07 will turn into ’07.

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Step 3: Insert a bar chart.

Highlight or select the data table. Go to the Insert tab. Click on the Column icon. Select a 2-D Clustered Column Chart. For additional help with inserting charts, check out this tutorial.

Now we’ve got our default bar chart (shown below). There’s nothing technically wrong with this bar chart. However, with a few small tweaks, we can really improve the formatting.

We’re going to manually adjust 9 settings in Excel: the axis labels, the data labels, the border, the bar color, the font size and color, the gap width, tick marks, the legend, and the grid lines. We’ll go through each of these steps, starting with the axis labels and working around counter-clockwise. These tweaks just take a few seconds each to make. When added together, they can make a big difference.

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Step 4: Delete the axis labels.

Click on the axis labels themselves. Then press delete on your keyboard. I do not advocate for removing the axis labels on every chart. This is a matter of personal preference. In this example, the data are so ridiculously straightforward that we really don’t need the axis labels.

step4Step 5: Add data labels.

Data labels are the numbers inside the bars that show how many participants were served each year. To position the data labels inside the bars themselves, we need to use a 2-step process. First, right-click on one of the blue bars and select “Add Data Labels.” Second, right-click on one of the labels and select “Format Data Labels.” You’ll get a pop-up screen like the one shown below. You can tweak the label position. In this example, I selected “Inside End.” Then, you can simply click on one of the data labels and change the text color to white. For more help with data labels, watch this tutorial.

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Step 6: Remove the border.

Right-click on the border and select “Format Chart Area.” Click on “Border Color” and select “No Line.”

Removing the border is also a personal preference. I started deleting my borders after reading one of Edward Tufte’s books in which he advocates for charts being situated inside and alongside the narrative – rather than sticking charts in the appendix or adding awkward “Figure 1.4″ labels. Border-less charts tend to help the reader’s eyes glide down the pages of your report a little more seamlessly.

Step 7: Adjust the bar color.

This chart was originally designed for an Ignite session. You can view the slides here.

After giving the presentation, there were a few audience questions. One man, with his (first? second? third?) glass of wine in his hand, asked how I selected the turquoise color scheme. He was laughing (with me? at me?) because I was wearing a dark turquoise shirt, a light turquoise blazer, a turquoise necklace, a turquoise bracelet, and turquoise earrings. Yes, even my toenails were painted turquoise. I mumbled something like, “I guess I just really like turquoise!” and promptly ran off the stage. #npfail

The correct answer would’ve been that colors should be used strategically so that the reader’s eyes are naturally drawn to certain patterns in the data. For example, I purposefully drew the reader’s attention to the 2012 bar. The key is to select a plain color (e.g., gray, or light turquoise in this example) and what Stephanie Evergreen calls an action color (e.g., dark turquoise). For examples of plain colors and action colors, check out Stephanie Evergreen’s post on assigning a color system for graphs.

I like to professionalize my charts by tweaking Excel’s default color scheme. During fun projects like this, I select color schemes from Design-Seeds and use the Instant Eyedropper to determine each color’s RGB code. I selected the Cherry Palette for this Ignite presentation (shown below). During real projects, I match colors to the client’s logo.

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Sometimes I save my color palette and RGB codes within the Excel workbook itself for safekeeping and easy reference.

So how do you adjust the bar color? Click on one of the bars. Click on the paint can icon. Select “More Colors.” In the pop-up window, select the “Custom” tab. Type in the RGB codes for your plain color and the action color.

Step 8: Adjust the font size and colors.

Here’s another spot where personal preferences come into play. When I’m going to be pasting my chart into a report, I often match my chart’s font to the report (e.g., Calibri size 11, which we typically use for the body text). When I’m going to be pasting my chart into a single, standalone handout, or into a powerpoint slide, I use much larger font sizes (e.g., 14, 16, or 18 point font). When I’m using data labels within the bars (see Step 5), I often use bold font to make the text pop.

Gray can be used strategically to dull-down the least important features of the chart – like the horizontal axis labels (’07, ’08, ’09, ’10, ’11, and ’12).

We’re getting closer! Not there yet…

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Step 9: Adjust the gap width.

Gap width is a lesser-known, but very cool, feature of Excel. The gap width is the amount of space between the bars. The default setting on most computers is 150%, which means the distance between the bars is 1.5 times wider than the bar itself.

To adjust gap width, right-click on one of the bars and select “Format Data Series.” In the pop-up window, you can increase or decrease the gap width, as shown below. I often use 50-75% rather than the default 150%.

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Hot tip for advanced users: The gap width feature is also very useful for histograms. You can decrease the gap width to 5% so that only a sliver of space remains between the bars.

Step 10: Remove tick marks.

For help with tick marks, watch this tutorial.

Step 11: Remove the legend.

In this simple chart, the legend doesn’t serve any purpose. To remove the legend, simply click on the legend and press the Delete key on your keyboard.

Step 12: Remove the grid lines.

Again, because this chart is so simple, we don’t need the grid lines. For help removing the grid lines, watch this tutorial.

We’re all done! Here’s the finished product.

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Step 13: Add a caption (optional).

Charts are inserted into a variety of communications modes: within the body of a report, as a standalone chart that’s printed out and hung on a bulletin board, as a standalone chart that’s printed and used as the handout at a meeting, on a powerpoint slide…

This particular chart was flashed on the screen for 15 seconds during my Ignite session, so there was no need to add a caption. My voice served as the caption.

However, when creating standalone charts, you’ll want to add contextual details so that the reader who passes by your chart on your organization’s bulletin board can quickly grasp the chart’s key takeaway message. One of the best ways of adding contextual details is to add a caption within the Prime Real Estate at the top of the chart. For an example, check out this post by Cole Nussbaumer.

Bonus

I hope this was helpful! Click here to download my Excel file. Thanks again to the dataviz challenge winners, Molly Hamm, David Napoli, Susan Kistler, Jon Schwabish, Ethan, Mike, Sara Vaca, Samantha Grant, and Kevin Gilds!

Discussion Questions

What are your favorite tools for selecting color palettes and determining RGB codes? When do you add captions to your charts, and what are your strategies for selecting the most important findings to emphasize in that caption? Have you adjusted the gap width for any of your charts, and if so, in what situations?

The Best Moving Services in OKC for You

It can be exciting to shift all your belongings and move to one place to the other. There is an immense joy in settling down in new places and starting to live in a new neighborhood. However, there can be certain problems which you might face with your luggage and belongings. It may not be possible for you to move all your belongings like furniture, electric devices and other items all by yourself. Also, delicate items need to be packaged properly before moving to avoid getting damaged during transportation. This is where a moving service comes in.

Moving services come in useful for transporting goods in a hassle free manner

You might be moving to a new home or even want to move your belongings from building to the other. This requires the help of a professional moving service which cab make the whole task of moving much easier for you. If you are in Oklahoma City and want to shift to a different place, there are a lot of options regarding packers and movers for you. However, not all of them are efficient in moving your goods quickly and some are not at all reliable either. You might have large items which need to be moved by special trucks or vans. There also might be items which need large storing spaces while transporting. Professional moving services in OKC can help you to get the job done. They ensure all your goods and items are moved from point A to point B, keeping the safety of your items of the utmost importance.

Things to look out for when choosing a moving service

There are a lot of moving services present in OKC. However, not all of them are trustworthy with valuable items and some may not have the expertise found in professional movers. Thus, there are a few things to keep in mind when choosing the best moving service in OKC.

  • Ensure that the moving service is registered or authorized to move around with heavy duty vehicles.
  • Make sure the final price they are charging is fixed and you do not end up paying extra later. A lot of moving services out there have hidden costs which they do not reveal to customers at first.
  • Make sure there are professional movers working for them who have extensive knowledge in delicate items.
  • Check the reviews by previous customers which will help you to get an idea of their prices and the services they offer for it.

Final thoughts

Moving services are certainly a boon for people who are looking for an easy and convenient way of transporting their goods. It ensures safety of the items being moved as every item gets wrapped and packaged properly before shifting. Thus, the whole process is carried out in a professional manner which ensures you have complete peace of mind when moving. Get the help of the best moving company in OKC now and have a hassle free experience in moving your stuff.

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When Would You Need a Marijuana Attorney in Harris County

It is a fact that the marijuana industry is developing in almost every sector at present, and an increasing number of companies are hiring marijuana attorneys for better navigating the legal processes plus regulations. In this article, we will be talking about why and when you will require a marijuana lawyer in Harris County. But first, let us see what exactly a marijuana attorney is.

What is a marijuana attorney?

A marijuana attorney also referred to as a cannabis lawyer, emphasizes one or more areas within the cannabis industries which include hemp, marijuana, cannabidiol, or ancillary cannabis companies. A marijuana lawyer helps entities and individuals within the industry to navigate the complex startup processes, extensive licensing procedures, compliance and transactional specifications, and other associated challenges. Although you will come across some cannabis attorneys who are specialists in one particular aspect of the marijuana industry, some of them are properly-versed in different types of regimes and processes in Harris County. It is a fact that laws differ significantly from one state to another and are fluctuating constantly.

What experience do marijuana lawyers possess out there?

The majority of the cannabis attorneys started their professions in a different practice field given that marijuana legal groups are actually a comparatively new practice. Moreover, marijuana law is somewhat of a misnomer since cannabis attorneys function within established practice fields like intellectual property, transitional work, real estate, and so on. Having experience stemming from transaction regulations, civil litigation, as well as other business litigations, these lawyers usually bring a beneficial and well-rounded background for helping people through complicated federal and state procedures. Marijuana attorneys likewise transition frequently from an already existing industry like e-commerce or vaping, which moves into cannabis and hemp.

What can a cannabis attorney help with?

It is a fact that marijuana attorneys help individuals and entities in various actions and processes. Being a highly regulated department, every single step of commencing a marijuana business entails considerable compliance as well as significant licensing, and in this case, the experience of a cannabis attorney becomes invaluable. Licensing is extremely vital for cannabis businesses at present which includes extractors, cultivators, dispensaries, manufacturing, as well as distribution. Apart from this, a marijuana attorney in Harris County will provide the required guidance and support through the formation and startup of any business, advertising, and marketing, financing and banking, labeling and packaging, taxes, as well as trademarks plus copyrights on new products or strains.

What helps to make a cannabis attorney qualified?

Although the cannabis industry is comparatively new, you’ll come across lots of cannabis lawyers at present having experience in the cannabis and hemp industries. Make it a point to look for marijuana attorneys who are aware of the local as well as state regulations. Apart from this, the most reliable marijuana attorneys are going to provide guidance and connections all through the marijuana industry and will remain active when it comes to legislative and lobbying activity. This will help your company to remain up-to-date on marijuana, hemp, and cannabis trends plus legal fluctuations. It will be possible to vet a marijuana attorney in Harris County simply by browsing the Internet.

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Know about Vertigo Chiropractic Manipulation

Vertigo, particularly after neck and shoulder trauma, is a frequent issue. It may arise from internal ear disorders or disruptions in the central nervous routes. A whole nation can be affected by nausea, vomiting and suddenness. During a span of 13 months, 207 patients have been hired. 21 study treatments; however, 19 patients who completed therapy because of two discontinuations. For the blurred vision patients a mean dizziness handicap Improvement score of +7 points was measured, 3 patients increasing medically by at least 18 points. Seven of the 15 SF-BBS patients were improved by at least 4, with an effective dose of 1.2. For patients who are suffering from shoulder pain, a median ankle brachial Index of +1 was measured.

 

Effect of Chiropractic manipulation

 

The cost of the treatment of severe back and throat patients has been analyzed in a recent study of 12,036 records from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. The report suggested the allocation of resources for users and nonusers for alternative and complementary medicinal products (chiropractic, homeopathy, acupuncture, and massage). A chiropractical analysis of expenses for chiropractors users versus non-users was included in research, as chiropractors provided about 75% of all supplementary or different medicines services.

Data from the 2002-2008 survey was conducted.  The assessment showed that the presence of a chiropractor was not an added element of total medical expenditure. Indeed, Chiropractic customers’ adjusted annual healthcare costs are 424 dollars lower compared with non-CAM customers. In comparison, there were slightly reduced hospital admission rates for all those who used secondary and substitute services, including chiropractors. Chiropractic therapy can help overcome the vertigo by using non-moving movement affecting joints. Defective variations of movement throughout the neck area cause misinformation of the body posture and of its momentum. Vertigo Chiropractic manipulation will improve this type of vertigo, known as cervicogenic vertigo.

Indication of Vertigo

Vertigo is usually a sign that something is wrong in a part of the body that plays a significant role in orientation and equilibrium of the patient’s body.

The indication of vertigo may be:

  • Inner ear damage,
  • Spinal or ankle injury, injury
  • Dysfunction of the vertebrae or partial displacement of the back.
  • Major brain conditions like stroke or tumor, in rare instances.

Many people misinterpret the vertigo. In fact Vertigo is not a disorder itself, just a symptom. That means that someone’s dizziness is the way their body says something is wrong. Vertigo is the more prevalent of seniors, but both genders can be affected at any time of life.

Final words

Chiropractic is therefore an outstanding method to overcome certain vertigo types. The diagnosis and treatment depends on the symptom of their vertigo. An adjustment to the joint, which does not move properly, is one treatment option. A Malfunctioning movement patterns will lead to incorrect knowledge on the location and motion of patients’ bodies from their joints and brain. This issue can also be overcome by a quick modification. So vertigo chiropractic manipulation is quite effective for the human body.

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How Much a Dentist Charge in OKC

Though dental care is required to everyone at any point in time but most people do not want to cover it in their insurance plan due to its additional cost. In this situation, you will have to pay the cost of dental treatments from your pocket. So you must know the cost of various common dental procedures charged by the dentists in Oklahoma City.

Cost of routine check-Ups: The cost of cleaning teeth and routine checkups can vary depending on various factors like the location of the clinic as well as you reside etc. However, the average cost of check-up including x-rays, examination, and cleaning in Oklahoma City can be nearly $290.

Cost of filling: Though fillings can be more costly than the routine checkups still it is important to protect your teeth for long by fixing cavities. Normally the cost of fillings remains stable but they can vary depending upon the type of filling used like:

  • A single filling with silver amalgam, the cost can be from $50 to $150
  • A single filling with tooth-colored composite, the cost can be from $90 to $250
  • A single filing with porcelain or cast gold, the cost can be from $250 to $4,500

However, the price of filling can increase if it is difficult to reach due to any other complication.

Cost of extracting tooth: A tooth can be extracted surgically or non-surgically as no one can repair it. The cost of tooth extraction can vary on the basis of the difficulty level and length of visit. Moreover, anesthesia is required in surgical as well as non-surgical procedures. An average cost of extracting the tooth in Oklahoma City can be:

  • Extracting gum erupted tooth non surgically the cost can be $75 to $300
  • Extracting tooth surgically by using anesthesia the cost can be $150 to $650
  • Extracting the complicated tooth and soft tissue surgically the cost can be $185 to $600
  • Extracting wisdom tooth the cast can be $75 to $200

The cost of extracting an impacted tooth can be up to $600 depending upon the location of the tooth.

Cost of crowns: Fillings are used to obstruct the internal damage of the tooth but to protect its external part a Crown is used.  A crown can be used after giving a root canal treatment to the damaged tooth. However, the cost of crowning a tooth can vary on the type of base material used like:

  • A single crown of resin, an average cost can be $325
  • A single crown fused with porcelain, an average cost can be $825
  • A single crown cast fully by a noble metal, an average cost can be $775

Cost of Root Canal Treatment: Cutting root of the impacted tooth or root canal treatment is used for treating damaged, exposed, or infected roots of the tooth. The cost of root canal treatment in Oklahoma City can vary with the level of difficulty of the procedure like:

  • Removal of a single exposed root, an average cost can be $120
  • Removal of the root of a single residual tooth, an average cost can be $185

However, by purchasing dental insurance you can considerably lower the costs of dental care in Oklahoma City. You can avoid the upfront costs of dental procedures by choosing an insurance plan carefully.

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6 Important Things To Consider While Choosing The Best Retirement Community

Have you already made the decision about the retirement community? If so, then it is high time for you to start looking for one of the best communities in Long Island. You can get plenty of options for a great retirement community there but you need to make sure that it is perfect for you. Though you can ask for referrals and recommendations but you need to understand that the living needs can differ. What may seem great for others may not be good enough for you. So, here are six most important things that you need to consider when looking for a retirement community.

How to find the best retirement community?

  1. Look at the campus

Before you choose to finalize the retirement community, it is important for you to go to the housing complex and see it yourself. First impression of the campus and the lifestyle of the community must be seen for feeling it. You cannot get the real picture just by hearing stories from others. Hence, it is important for you to visit the campus ones.

  1. Safety and security

The next most important thing that you have to look for is the safety and the security of the retirement community. You need to choose the best community with amazing security features and strict security all the time. You have to know that security is important as all the elderly people are living there. You can be at peace of mind if the community is proper secured and guarded.

  1. Medical emergencies and facilities

In a retirement community, the medical facilities and access to the doctors and health professional is a must-have. You need to make sure that the retirement community you are choosing has 24/7 medical emergency facilities for the residents.

  1. Food and dining facilities

The next thing that you have to look for is the food and dining facilities. This will help you to get the meals all the time without the need to cook it. You do not have to take the risk or work hard to get the food cooked all the time and have it.

  1. Proper maintenance

Another thing that you have to keep in mind while looking for the best retirement community is proper maintenance. When you are choosing the best Continuing Care retirement community, you need to keep in mind that the property is properly maintained and taken care of all the time to keep in clean and hygienic.

  1. Polite and caring staff

Definitely, this is one of the important factors to look for. You need to ensure that the working staff in the retirement community is very polite, friendly and caring. This is essential to make sure that your loved ones will stay there happily and peacefully.

Last Words

When you have shortlisted all the best retirement communities as per the above mentioned criteria, you have to now check the reviews. Make sure to take a look at their past records as well. This can tell a lot about the community. At last, you also need to check price and choose the best one that perfectly fits for you.

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Want To Become A Stem Cell Donor? Here Are Some Of The Important Things To Know

People suffering from diseases like lymphoma, myeloma or leukemia may need a bone marrow transplant for betterment and health progress. This can be done only when there is a stem cell donor willing to give their bone marrow to be transplanted. But there are different and most important things to consider in this process. First of all, the bone marrow will be successfully transplanted only if the stem cells of donor and the recipient match with each other. Moreover, to be a donor, there are many dos and don’ts that you have to keep in mind.

Things to know before becoming a stem cell donor

  1. Part match may donate

Sometimes your cells cannot match completely but it can have a 50% match. In some cases, you can still be able to donate the stem cells or the bone marrow to your relative. This is often known as the haploidentical transplant. But if you don’t match, you will not be able to donate.

  1. Age criteria

Anyone who is aged between 18 and 50 or 55 with good health can become a potential stem cell donor. All you have to do is to register for the donation and you will go through several checkups and tests to finally confirm whether or not you can donate.

  1. No underlying diseases

Sometimes a persona can think that they are healthy but there can be some underlying diseases. These can be cancer, diabetes and many more diseases which are not allowed for the stem cell donor donor match. If you have any of these diseases or you may have had some diseases before, then doctors may not take your donation request.

  1. Underweight or obesity not allowed

If the donor is underweight or overweight i.e. obese, then the doctors or the registry council can exclude you from becoming a potential stem cell donor. If your BMI i.e. body mass index is more than 40, then the doctors consider it as obese and you may not be able to donate the blood stem cells to the patient.

  1. Nervous or mental illness

The eligibility of the stem cell donor also depends on the severity of the anxiety or depression. First of all, a potential donor has to be physically fit and healthy. But if they are mentally unstable or have any illness, then it cannot be considered. Often the drugs taken due to nervous illness or mental illness can drop the blood count. In such cases, taken stem cells from them can be a risky job.

Final Words

These are some of the most important things that you have to consider when you are thinking about becoming a stem cell donor. You can register your name or any of the potential donors in one of the registries. Make sure to a little bit of research on the different types of registries available. This will help you to know which one is the best and most reliable. Then you can proceed with the rest of the formalities for being a donor.

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Things To Know Or Consider While Choosing The Best High School

Education is one of the most important things in life. When it comes to education, schools play a major role. Hence, you need to make a right decision about choosing the right high school for your child. Is it time for your son or daughter to go to the high school? Well, there are many popular and renowned high schools in Tampa. But when it comes to choosing the best one, you have to make sure that you are considering some of the important factors. These are:

  1. Academic programs offered

First and foremost factor that you have to consider is the academic program offered by the high school in Tampa. Different high schools offer different types of educational and academic programs. You need to identify which one is the ideal program for your son or daughter so that you can focus on the schools offering that particular program.

  1. Educational system

The next factor that you have to consider or rather know about is the educational system of the high school. This is the most important thing as your ward will only learn according to the educational system of the school. Look into the deeper side such as whether or not they give assignments, handles the practical as well as the theories etc.

  1. Culture of the school

As your ward will spend a significant time of their life in that school, you need to know more about the culture of the school as well. Everyone has their own sets of dos and don’ts. The high schools too have certain culture, rules and policies. You have to check these policies and culture of the school before you can take a step ahead and admit your ward there.

  1. Interaction of student-teacher

Next thing that you need to know about is whether or not the teachers interact with the students. This means whether they will take care of your wards or not. When the teachers interact with the students, it makes things much easier and smoother. In caser the students have any issues, they can freely talk to the teacher about their problems and get it solved.

  1. Cost of the school fees

The next thing that you have to consider is the fees of the school. Of course, everyone has a budget to look after. You need to figure out your budget first to determine the fees that you can actually afford. You can find out such a school in your locality that matches with the fee structure that you are looking for. Make sure to consider other fees or costs that the school may charge apart from the tuition and education fees.

Conclusion

These are some of the important factors that you have to consider when it comes to choosing the best and most amazing high school in Tampa bay. These are essential factors that you cannot ignore. The most important thing is that you may have to research a little more about the qualifications of the teachers and check on the students who have graduated earlier from that school.

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Benefits Of SEO Service For Businesses

SEO or the search engine optimization is getting more and more popular these days. It is simply because of the growing popularity of the online media and digital marketing. No business can survive for long if they do not have a proper online presence. Even having an online presence is not enough if it is not search engine optimized. Hence, every business, regardless of the size and type, must get their websites optimized in the right way. To do that one needs to hire an SEO service. Here are some of the benefits of choosing the best SEO service in Boston:

Benefit 1: Good for visibility and branding

Every business needs to be visible to the people. Their brands must be recognized by the people so that they can buy products or services from you. To be visible, you need to make sure that you are appearing on the first two or three ranks of the search engine result pages (SERPs). If not, then you will not be able to create an impression in the minds of the people. Most searchers use a certain keyword which is relevant to your product or services. SEO helps in getting good visibility by optimizing your website in such a way.

Benefit 2: Provides better credibility

One of the most important things that you have to keep in mind is credibility. When a person searches for a particular product or service in the search engine, they will tend to trust the ones that appear on the top. This is the basic human nature that has been proved in many researches. So, when your website is completely optimized by a reliable SEO service, then you will be able to rank better. This can earn more credibility for your business.

Benefit 3: Brings quality traffic

After a certain point of time, whether you run a small business or a large one, you will need traffic in your website. These are the leads i.e. the prospective customers of yours. When the traffic is high, conversion rate also goes higher. Majority of the audiences visiting your website ends up buying something or the other from your business. As the visibility increases, the footfall too increases and this can be a good thing for your business.

Benefit 4: Gives best insight about customers

One of the most important things that you can get from the SEO services is proper insight into your customers. When you are running a business, your first and foremost priority must be to know your customers properly. You can do that with the help of the SEO. The search engine optimization tools available in the market can help you to get the best data.

Conclusion

These are some of the benefits of choosing the SEO service for your business. Regardless of the size of the business you have, it is very important to look for the best SEO service in Boston. The most important thing that you have to look for is the tools that they use, experience as well as services they provide. This will give you a lot of knowledge about the SEO company.

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Benefits Of POU Filter: What Is The POU filter?

POU or point of use filter is one of the types of filtration system that filter your water right when you use it. This can be a single tap, shower or a faucet. The POU filtration system is mainly connected to the water line in the particular area where you need to water to be filtered. There are a lot of benefits of choosing the POU filters for your house. People often get confused of whether they should choose POU or POE (point-of-entry) filter. Since we are here discussing about the Point of Use filters, we will discuss about its advantages or benefits.

Benefits of choosing POU filter

As you may know, water filtration is very much important. You cannot drink water which is not filtered or purified. There are different types of filters such as POU and POE. Here are some of the benefits of using the POU filter:

  1. Awesome taste: Who doesn’t like to drink tasty water? With the help of the POU filters, you can get great tasting water for cooking and drinking. Hence, this is used mainly in the kitchen sink so that you can use the best quality water for drinking and cooking.
  2. Clears the odor: Another benefit of choosing the POU filter is that they can clear the water efficiently as well as make it odor free. Sometimes the water can have a pungent smell which can be quite irritating especially if you are drinking it. With the help of the point of use filters, you can enjoy odor-free water for utility uses and washing.
  3. Remove the sediments: Water can have sediments in it such as silt, dirt and clay. These are not good for you to consume. These sediments must be filtered out or removed from the water effectively. With the help of the POU filter, you can remove all types of sediments efficiently from the water before using it.
  4. Remove the iron: Another great benefit of choosing the POU filter is that it can remove the iron from the water. The iron content water can leave behind stains in different surfaces. Hence, removing the iron from water is very important. Also, this will minimize the unpleasant smell or odor from the iron or chlorine in the water.
  5. Portable in nature: The last benefit that you can enjoy from the POU filters is that they are portable in nature. They do not need any installation. You can just set it where you need the water to be filtered properly. So, you can easily carry it from one place to another.

Conclusion

These are some of the benefits of the POU filter for your water. These filters are quite easy and quick to change or install. They do not need expertise knowledge or skills to install it. You can get this from any local hardware stores. It is better to choose the best POU filter with proper certification. Check the reviews of the filters to know more about the efficiency of the POU filters.

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Steven C. Roach – American Professor of International Relations

Steven C. Roach (born November 1, 1964) is an American professor of International Relations who writes on global ethics, the politics of international law, critical international theory, minority rights, and South Sudan’s politics. He is currently Director of Graduate Programs (Ph.D. MA, MLA. MALACS) at the School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies at the University of South Florida.

Education and Career

Roach earned his doctorate from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver in 2002. He received his M.A from San Francisco State University in 1995 and his BA from Colgate University in 1987. From 2002 to 2005 he was appointed visiting professor at Colorado State University at Pueblo and a visiting lecturer at the University of Colorado Boulder. In 2020, he served as the country expert of a USAID work team and its Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance (DRG) assessment report of South Sudan. Professor Steven Roach is a member of several editorial and consultancy boards.

Ethical Values and Global Politics

A central focus of Roach’s work is the interaction of ethical values and political power. His recent work uses the relationship between decency and moral accountability to study the growing political pressures that threaten the liberal international order. In a 2016 interview with E-IR, he points out that the gap between humanitarian values and emotion has never been greater; that it is not simply the hostile emotions that explain right-wing populism, but liberalism’s detachment from these sentiments.

Politics of International Law

Roach is one the first political scientists to systematically explore the political forces shaping the International Criminal Court. His notion of political legalism functions as a pragmatic instrument to study how best to bring justice to the worst perpetrators of serious crimes. In an article published by Global Governance, he argues that the court cannot escape the effects of operating in an international system. It needs to confront this difficult and complex political reality of the ICC by devising new ways of thinking about its agency and by adopting the political strategies needed to balance the demand for global justice against the constraints of the international system.

Governance in South Sudan

Roach has conducted extensive field research in South Sudan and written on the many challenges of governance in South Sudan, Africa’s 54th state. His short essays have appeared in Foreign Affairs, African Arguments, and the Cairo Review of Global Affairs, and in 2019, he co-edited The Challenge of Governance in South Sudan. In 2017, he published an article in International Affairs, which argued that the unstable politics of accountability stems of South Sudan’s undeveloped institutions.

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