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?

Tips On Golf Dresses For Women

Golf without any doubt is one of the most common outdoor games and it is becoming quite popular among men and women. How golf is being played has changed over the years and today it is a big money spinner that attracts thousands of followers across the world. Golf apart from being a great game also is known for the best of dresses both for men and women. However, we need to bear in mind that there are some strict dress codes for women as far as golf is concerned. Whether it is ruffle golf skirts or any other dress, there is no doubt that there are some important rules and regulations that must be followed. We, therefore, thought it fit to list down a few important tips to be kept in mind when it comes to golf dresses that could be helpful.

What Should A Women Golfer Wear

As more women are being encouraged to take part in this sport, many women may be looking at some ideas as far as their dresses on the golf field are concerned. The dresses while being trendy and in line with contemporary fashion needs should also be in line with the dress codes and rules and regulations of the golf clubs.

Comfort And Fit

We have to understand that golf is an outdoor game and it requires the persons to be outdoors not for one day but perhaps for two or three days. Hence, women must choose a dress that allows them to move their arms around. Further, they also need to walk a lot. Therefore women must always invest in women’s long sleeve golf shirts that are easy to wear and are comfortable while playing the game. It would be better to opt for garments that fit well but also allow free movement. It would be better to go in for tight-fitting tops and bottoms. Overly loose dresses including baggies may not be suitable for use on the golf ground.

Dresses To Wear When Teeing Off

Each golf game starts with a tee off and therefore you must be dressed correctly when teeing off. Skirts are considered to be the best when it comes to tee off. It will help the women players to keep cool especially during a warm day. It will help your legs to bask in the warm sun and this could indeed be comfortable during winter. The length of the skirt could be controversial and it would depend on the individual club. Some clubs are insistent that skirts should be below the knees while others allow skirts to above the knees.

Which Materials To Use

Though there are different types of materials, most women prefer to use spandex and polyester because of obvious reasons. They offer comfort, stretch and also a great fit. They also come in a plethora of designs and they are also available in different colors, pastels, plain shades, patterns, designs, etc. You also can opt for tops with collars if you are keen on adhering to the dress codes of the respective golf clubs.

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FlirTee Golf
Address: 3601 NW 175th St, Edmond, OK
Phone: (405) 568-8944

Facts You Need to Know about Web Design

If you want to know about web design, then this article will be very beneficial for you. Nowadays, web design has become very important and a lot of people use it. So in this article, you will get some information about it. There are a lot of benefits of web design and you will get some of the main benefits down below. So without wasting any time, let’s move to the main thing.

What is Web Design?

Web design is a process in which all the planning, creation, designing, and website updating takes place. It is used to do everything related to website building. Generally, its concept is divided into two parts. The first part is the front end and the second part is the back end. In the front end, everything is related to web designing and in the back end, everything is related to web programming.

A web designer works on the layout, fonts, colors and the images that are being used. In simple words, a web designer makes sure that the look of the website is attractive and appealing. At the same time, a web developer takes care of all technical things like engine transmission.

Both web designing and web programming are equally important and they both are needed to create a powerful and effective website. There are many languages like, CSS, JavaScript, and HTML, which a web designer uses to design a website and the web programmer uses PHP language to do the programming. There are many small things that are required and when they all get combined, then the big thing is made.

Benefits of Web Design

There are a lot of benefits of web design and web development company in Oklahoma City and this is the main reason why most people use it. It helps in increasing the efficiency of the website, resulting in the betterment of the business. Well-made websites are more successful in attracting people. There are also other benefits like:

More Traffic

If your website is designed and programmed well, then you will be able to get more traffic, especially on the mobile phone. As you may know that 70% of people use mobile phones to do any search, so if your website is well designed, then you will attract more traffic.

Faster Website

It does not matter how great your content or product is, if the load time of your website is high, then you will lose a lot of traffic. If your page speed is low then it will negatively affect your website because around 80% of people close the website if the page takes more than 5 seconds.

Good SEO

As you may know, due to the rising competition, it is very hard to rank your website on the first page of google. It is very important to make your website SEO friendly to improve the ranking and good designing, faster speed helps in making the website SEO friendly.

Conclusion

Web design is a very broad topic and there are many things to know about it. Some of the basic and important information is mentioned above. So hope this article will give some useful information about web design.

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Modern Influence
Address:10 N Broadway Edmond, OK
Phone: 888-379-2604

Tips On Renting Luxury Apartments

There is no denying the fact that staying in a rented luxury apartment or home is certainly great news. However, you need to act with caution and understand the tricks of the trade before you do it. With so many choices and options being available, it is quite possible that we could end up making the wrong choice. Hence, it is important to get as much information and knowledge and then decide as to which is the best option. If you look around Nichols Hills, Oklahoma and surrounding areas, you are sure to come across many luxury apartments, individual homes, and even big villas. It could be a bit confusing and many of us could also become indecisive. Without wasting too much time, we are happy to list down below a few points to bear in mind when you decide to rent a luxury apartment Nichols Hills OK.

Be Sure About The Budget

Many of us would have come across the adage which says that we should cut our shoes according to the size of our feet. We should therefore try and understand the limit within which we should keep our budget. We should not overshoot it just because the apartment or home in question is big or located well. We must always take decisions that are practical and should never be based on emotions and sentiments.

Is Sharing Possible?

If you are renting a luxury apartment and find that it is too expensive, you could explore the possibility of sharing it with your friend. This will help bring down the rental cost by 50%. It could be a big relief. Yes, you have the problem of identifying the right friend but that should not deter you from trying out. It will be a win-win situation because you will get to stay in a luxury apartment or home but end up paying rent that applies to ordinary accommodation. You also will have the luxury of a good company with you and it will help to remove loneliness.

Research And Then Decide

You must get into the process of renting the right apartment or home only after quite a bit of research. It should not be done in a hurry and if so, you can be reasonably sure that you will end up making mistakes. As a rule of thumb, you should look up at least 10 to 20 such homes or apartments and only then should you decide as to which is the best. Trying to hire a luxury home or apartment in the eleventh hour should be avoided at all costs.

No Harm Getting In Touch With Agents

Though you will have to pay some money for real estate agents for getting the right home or apartment on rent, it is always worth the spend. This is because when it comes to luxury apartments, you cannot afford to make a mistake and these real estate agents will be willing to walk that extra mile to ensure that you get the best possible OKC luxury apartment or  home on rent. Not willing to spend a few hundred dollars could be a pennywise pound-foolish decision over some time.

Contact US:

J Marshall Square
Address: 9017 N University AveOklahoma City, OK
Phone: (405) 702-0060

Pros And Cons Of Online Training Software

Whether it is employee safety or wellbeing or upgrading of skills, there is no doubt that there is a growing tendency to move online for training and other such activities. Many companies, big and small are moving away from the traditional chalk and talk training classes. They are moving away from this form of training and will move towards online training. This is perhaps because there are some obvious advantages and benefits associated with online training. We will try and learn more about it so that organizations, big and small, can make a decision about the growing importance of training tracking software using the power and reach of the internet.

It Is More Cost-Effective

Many companies do not give too much importance to training and upgrading of safety-related skills for their staff. This is because brick and mortar stores are expensive as far as these training courses on concerned. Because of lower costs, it is possible even for startups to go in for such training courses. It can help in improving the overall safety attributes of the organization. This is because the trained and knowledge-enhanced staff is always a much better option.

They Help In Saving Time

Not all organizations would be willing to spare their employees for days at length for such courses. But at the same time attending such courses is extremely important because of some obvious reasons. When they choose EHS online training courses for getting the latest knowledge about the safety factors of factories and workplaces, they will be able to save a lot of time. They can attend the courses from the comfort of their homes or workplaces. It saves the bother of being present at the schools for attending such courses. They can instead spend time on their work while sparing a few hours a day for such courses. These courses are of short duration and this again is a plus point for many small-sized organizations. The workers can get updated in the various aspects of safety without having to miss on their work and output.

Standard Training And Easy Scalability

When you have the best of e-learning facilities you can be sure that every learner gets to benefit from it. It could also impact the entire organization. They will be able to receive the same kind of training, irrespective of the place where they are located or the hierarchy that they are in. This certainly is very useful as far as measuring skills, compliance and also for meeting the mandatory requirements like induction training and much more.

Customization is Possible

Online learning also allows learners to progress at a pace that is convenient for them. It also helps in motivating quick learners and ensures that they stay interested and do not develop boredom in such courses. On the other hand, slow learners are put separately so that they can be taught patiently and it could help them to improve their skill sets over some time.

The Final Word

To put it in a nutshell, while the safety of workers, equipment, and assets is of paramount importance, it can be ensured only when there is focused on training and upgrading of skill sets. This is very much possible when they start using the right kind of online incident management software and other such solutions.

Advantages Of Hiring Criminal Defense Lawyers

It might be a travesty of justice but many people often get accused of criminal wrongdoing though they are innocent. What is the way forward for such persons? They cannot expect to take on the charge lying down and have to fight it out as best as they can. But in most cases, the persons who have been accused of such crimes are ordinary citizens. They are not supposed to have even the slightest idea about criminal law as they exist in Sugar Land and other surrounding areas. The laws keep changing quite a bit and therefore there is a need to hire professionals for handling the situation. While many of us often come across DIY solutions for handling criminal cases, it may not be advisable. The rules are too complex and the processes are treacherous and cumbersome. Even the smallest of mistakes and errors could lead to the entire case coming crashing down. Therefore it makes sense to hire professional Fort Bend criminal attorney. You must be aware of the various advantages of hiring these professionals. We are sharing a few of them for the benefit and information of readers. It will help them to make a decision based on facts instead of being taken in by hearsays and opinions.

Expertise In Legal Matters

The most prominent benefit of hiring these professionals is the expertise that they possess. They know the finer points of such cases and therefore they will be able to take the case to its logical conclusion that others may not be able to do. They would have studied every area of the criminal justice system. Therefore, they will be able to handle most cases that relate to their areas of specialization. They will be able to build a strong and water-tight case that will improve the chances of a favorable verdict by quite a few notches.

Protection Against Heavy Penalties

These professionals will ensure that the rights of their clients are well protected. Their in-depth and thorough knowledge of the criminal law will ensure that their clients get the best of services at all points in time. They also will be able to protect their clients from hefty fines and other financial losses that often accompany such criminal cases.

Thorough Understanding of Criminal Law System

When you can research and hire the right Fort Bend criminal defense lawyer, it is obvious that you are keen or regaining your reputation and freedom. The process of getting your name cleared will happen fast and you will enjoy the redemption of your prestige and social standing. Speed and efficiency matter in such cases and this is where the role of these professionals comes into play.

They Keep Themselves Updated

We need to bear in mind that the criminal laws and rules are not static and are not carved in stone. They keep changing now and then. As ordinary citizens, it would be impossible for us to stay updated with the changes in criminal laws. But when you avail of the services of these professionals, you can be sure that they will be updated with the laws of the land almost daily.

The Final Word

Because of the facts mentioned above, if any person is wrongly accused of a criminal offense, there are many advantages in hiring the services of these professionals. They know how to get things done for you without too much wastage of time and effort.

Contact US:

Lawrence Law Firm
Address:695 Industrial Blvd #100, Sugar Land, TX
Phone: (281) 238-5819

How To Get Bad Credit Mortgage Loans

Getting a mortgage loan for your home is certainly a big challenge for persons who do not have the right kind of credit score. Hence, the question that comes to the mind of people is whether such persons can ever dream of building a home of their own. The answer is yes and there are many lenders in Oklahoma City and surrounding areas who can build homes of their own in spite of having a not-so-good credit history. But you must know how to go about it because most lenders of repute may not be willing to risk their money on customers that are not able to exhibit the best of credit history. Let us try and find out a few things that could help in finding out ways and means that could make it possible for such people to have a dream home.

Yes Credit Score is Important

There is no doubt that credit score is one of the most important points that are considered when a person is planning to buy a home loan for him or her. Normally, lenders insist on a credit score that is on the upper side of 600 and anything below that is not considered favorable. But there are situations where it might be possible to get mortgage loans even if the credit score is 580. Such persons could be eligible for FHA loans or Federal Housing Administration Loans. These loan schemes were announced in 1934 to overcome the problems associated with the Great Depression. More than 40 million home loan borrowers have availed benefits from these loans and even those who have credit scores of around 550 have been given OKC mortgage loans. However, the margin money could be around 10% for such customers and customers with a credit score of 580 it could continue to be 3.5%. Further, the loans are also insured and therefore the risks of the lenders are covered quite well. It would be pertinent to mention here that FHA loans made up around 15.8% of the overall market and it is a big chunk. It would also be pertinent to mention here that 20% of mortgage loans are for those who have a credit score in the range 600-650.

Be Ready to Pay Larger Down Payment

While 3.5% and 10% down payments are the norms, people with bad credit score would most certainly be required to cough up much more. In most cases, it is around 20% and this also comes with a higher cost in the form of PMI or Private Mortgage Insurance. Even if you have made a large down payment, it would not be a bad idea to have adequate cash reserves in hand. This will add comfort factor as far as lenders are concerned. This is because you may be better equipped to absorb situations that are unwarranted and sudden. It could be personal injuries, accidents or even loss of jobs and income-earning capacities.

Other Repayment Histories

You also must be able to show other repayment histories such as rent payment, mobile bill payment, payment of electricity bills and other utility payments. This will strengthen your case even further.

Contact US:

Focus Federal Credit Union
Address:420 NE 10th St, Oklahoma City, OK
Phone: (405) 230-1328

Qualities Of Good Concrete Supplier

Concrete is the most important material that is used for commercial and domestic buildings. It could be a small home measuring a few hundred square feet or a large-sized commercial complex of several thousand square meters. One thing is common amongst both of them. Both of them require concrete mix supplies at the right quantity at the right time and at the right place. The mix should be perfect as per stipulated guidelines and should also be of the right quality. It also should be priced appropriately and be in line with the market. Therefore, if you are from New Oklahoma City and are planning to start construction of your home, office or even big sized housing projects or commercial projects, there are a few things that you must always keep in mind. You should begin your project only after you have been able to identify the right concrete supplier. Concrete contributes to almost 90% of the requirement of various materials and therefore it must be on the top of your list as far as procurements of consumables for your project is concerned.

 

Hire The Right Supplier

 There is intense competition in the concrete supply market and therefore you may come across dozens of suppliers of concrete mixes. However, you must do your research properly and go through the required due diligence before choosing a supplier. You must pay attention to the experience, expertise, quality of materials supplied, the promptness of delivery, and the distance where they are located, the kind of transport facilities used by them, apart from a few other things. While the price is important, as a consumer, you must know how to draw the right balance between price and quality of concrete mixes. The above things are possible only when you can hire the right supplier. Your task of completing and managing the entire project becomes easier if you believe in selecting the right supplier. Here are a few points to keep in mind while choosing suitable concrete contractors in Oklahoma City and neighboring areas.

 

They Know The Customers’ Requirement

 This is perhaps one of the most important qualities that one must bear in mind when choosing a concrete supplier. Good concrete supplier is fully aware of what the customer needs in terms of grade of concrete, the rough quantity required, the time over which it is required and so on. This makes it easy for the customer to manage their inventory efficiently without overstocking or under-stocking. Professional concrete suppliers are keen to ensure that their customers can manage their cash flow situations efficiently and are not dumped with excess stocks of concrete supplies.

 

They Understand Transportation and Logistic Well

 Experienced and professional concrete suppliers and extreme erosion control will ensure that they have the right-sized trucks so that adequate quantities of concrete mix can be transported. This will make things easier for the customers and will save time and costs. They also will take adequate safety measures to ensure that the concrete is not damaged in transit because of rain and other natural hazards

 

Summing Up

 A good and professional concrete supplier will be able to look at things from the perspective of the customer. They will always be proactive in their services to customers and profit alone will not be the single guiding factor for them.

Bill’s Custom Concrete & Yard Drainage

Address:14609 Remington Way,
Oklahoma City, OK
Phone: (405) 755-3975

Pros And Cons Of Chiropractors

If you are suffering from aches in your spine and various other parts of the body, you may look at various available options. You may go in for pain-killers, creams, sprays, and ointments. If this does not work, you also could look into the possibility of hiring the frisco chiropractor. Over the years, these professionals are becoming extremely important whenever there is pain that is centered around the spi9ne and various other areas of the body. Sportspersons, in particular, find the services of these professionals extremely important and perhaps also indispensable. But like all medical practices and techniques, some people are both for and against chiropractors. We must try and have a look at both the benefits and possible downsides of hiring these professionals in Frisco and the surrounding areas. Without much delay, we are listing down some of the main pros and cons of hiring these professionals. It will help make a decision based on the information given below.

Some Obvious Advantages

Here are some obvious benefits of hiring the right chiropractors. We are sure it will help our readers to have a more positive outlook about these professionals

Safe and Easy – One of the good things about chiropractic professionals is that they offer treatments that are relatives easy and safe. You could easily come across good chiropractors in your neighborhood and get started with the process of management of your pain and other problems. This compares well with other medical treatments, where you may have to go for quite a bit of preparatory work before the actual treatment.

Affordable – One of the major reasons for the growing demand for these professionals is perhaps the fact that it is simple and easy. It is free from costly surgeries, procedures, operations and other invasive ways of treatments. Further, medications are also few and far between and most chiropractors do not believe in drugging their patients. Each visit to a chiropractor will not set you back financially and this compares very well with other treatments where you may have to spend hundreds of dollars for each visit. Many chiropractors offer quality treatment even for patients who have limited budgets at their disposal.

Multiple Benefits – One more thing about chiropractors is that they offer solutions for different types of medical conditions. You can visit them when you have chronic pain conditions or even otherwise when you have other small and minor problems. Many patients visit them as preventive medical care and this helps them to nip many possible injuries and conditions in the bud. On the other hand, when patients suffer from pain that is not responding to pain killers then hiring the Frisco personal injury chiropractor could be a good idea.

Cons

Debate and controversy: As mentioned above, there is divided opinion as far as the services of these professionals are concerned. While one set of patients is all praise for chiropractors, others believe that they are not worth the time and money. Many feel that the benefits have still not been researched and confirmed.

Insurance-related problems – Many insurance companies do not recognize chiropractic treatments under their coverage.

Many visits – This is a problem with chiropractors. You may have to visit them a few times and this may not always be possible because of the busy schedule that most of us have.

Conclusion

To sum up, the benefits of hiring the services of chiropractors far outweigh the disadvantages. They continue to make a big difference in efficient and result-oriented pain management.

 

 

Contact US:

Taylor Family Chiropractic
Address:8501 Wade Blvd #240
Frisco, TX
Phone: 214-387-7883

How Back Pain Can Remove With A Chiropractor 

Though chiropractic treatments work for many people in Oklahoma City and surrounding areas, there are equal numbers of people who are not convinced about the advantages and benefits of hiring their services. Hence, the common question that comes to mind is whether it is worth spending money on these professionals or should we look for some other ways of treatment. However, research has shown that chiropractic approaches may not work for conditions like asthma, it can help in managing pain, especially when it comes to the lower back. But this again depends on hiring the right chiropractor in Oklahoma City with the right experience, expertise, and qualifications. Many military personnel have experienced improved results for their back pain when compared to conventional approaches of pain-killers and physiotherapy. Therefore, it would not be right to write-off chiropractic as something that offers only temporary relief.

What Do Chiropractors Do?

Chiropractic professionals offer different forms and types of spinal manipulation and these are referred to as adjustments. This does not mean that all chiropractic adjustments involve cracking of the bones and joints. While some use a handheld device known as an activator, others move the tablet to align the patient’s proper suitably. This is of course completely different from conventional approaches that include oral anti-inflammatory medications, spinal fusions, opioids and epidural steroid injections.

Studies Are Interesting 

Many organized studies suggest that if done properly by experienced hands, chiropractic care can be very safe, result-oriented, and effective. It leads to high levels of satisfaction for the patients and the perceived treatments level barometer is quite high. However, studies are still going on and therefore it will take some more time before the actual results are out.

Can It Move On To The Next Level

There is no doubt that neck and back pain is very common amongst adults in the USA. It is there in almost four out of five cases. Therefore, patients are always on the lookout for effective, safe and less invasive methods of treatments. They also would like to stay away from harmful medications including anti-inflammatory painkillers. These often lead to organ damage including liver, heart, and kidney. Further, the cost is also another factor that makes chiropractic care more attractive. It is far more affordable compared to other conventional approaches. Hence, there is no denying the fact that there will be improved demand for chiropractic care in the coming years as lifestyles become more stressed and demanding.

Things to Bear in Mind

While the future does look bright, there are a few things that one must bear in mind. You must make sure that you are hiring the right back pain specialist taking into account their overall experience and expertise. Qualification, good track record and customer satisfaction levels are important points to be kept in mind when you are planning to hire these professionals.

While affordability is a big factor, you should try and make a difference between quality and affordability. It would be better to opt for an expensive chiropractor with a good track record and credentials rather than looking for somebody who is marketing him as cheap. There should not be any compromise as far as quality is concerned.

Conclusion

In fine, there is no doubt that good chiropractic professionals make a world of difference to the overall pain management approaches and techniques.

  

Contact US:

Elledge Chiropractic & Acupuncture
Address:
5715 N Western Ave #B
Oklahoma City,
OK
Phone: (405) 858-2225

Things To Consider When Going In For Bone Marrow Transplant

We might have heard about bone marrow transplant but we might lack the right knowledge and information about it because we may never have any reason to know about it. However, each year there are thousands of bone marrow transplants happening in your state and many thousands more in the country as a whole. In most of the cases, bone marrow transplant becomes absolutely essential and could be the difference between life and death. It would, therefore, be interesting to know more about it and have some basic understanding of leukemia bone marrow transplant. Before doing it, we should know some basic information about bone marrow. It is basically a spongy and small material inside the bones. This is the area where the body produces and also stores blood cells. When the bone marrow gets damages, it leads to reduced manufacture of blood cells and there are not enough cells left for taking care of your immune system. Bone marrow makes red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets amongst other cells required for normal body function and also for fighting off infections and keeping the immune system intact.

When Does A Person Require Bone Marrow Transplant?

When a person gets affected by certain types of cancer such as lymphoma, leukemia, or multiple myeloma the bone marrow becomes diseased and in many cases, it gets completely destroyed. Further, when a person is put through some high dose cancer treatments and chemotherapy, the radiation and drugs could also damage the bone marrow either partially or fully. In such cases, bone marrow transplant could help your body to produce the right kind of stem cells from where healthy white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets are produced. People suffering from aplastic anemia could suffer from a situation where the bone marrow is unable to make the right quantity of red blood cells. It also could be helpful in treating certain autoimmune diseases, where the healthy immune system of the body are attacked and destroyed.

How Is BMT (Bone Marrow Transplantation) Decided

The doctor is the right person who will decide whether a person requires BMT or not. The patient is run through a routine physical exam and several tests are also conducted. These tests include complete blood sample profiling and also they try and find out the condition of other vital organs such as the heart, lungs, kidney, liver and the brain. Based on the findings and the overall condition of the patient, a decision is taken whether a person is fit enough for bone marrow transplant or if he or she needs it.

If a transplant is a good option, a donor has to be found or the transplant can also be done from other parts of the body, if feasible and possible. Family members are often considered to be good for bone marrow donor match, but donors can also be found from the national registry.

Things To Bear In Mind

While bone marrow transplant decision has to be taken by the doctor, you must weigh the pros and cons associated with such transplants. There could be the risk of infection, rejection and other continuous problems, especially in the long term.

 

Contact US:

Gift of Life Marrow Registry

Address: 800 Yamato Rd suite 101 Boca Raton, FL
Phone: (800) 962-7769