Thursday, September 11, 2014

Effect of Marijuana on Driving

The use of marijuana is growing fast through out the U.S. Driving the vehicle under the influence of marijuana kills many people in accidents. Marijuana is a mixture of dried and shredded leaves, flowers and stems of cannabis sativa. Most of the people use this in form of cigarettes. These are available as cigarettes and pipes. In marijuana cigarettes, half of the portion of tobacco is replaced with the marijuana.

Driving the vehicle under the influence of marijuana leads to accidents. Driving under the influence of marijuana is an illegal offense.

How does marijuana impair driving performance?
There is a relationship between marijuana and driving performance. Driving the vehicle while taking marijuana leads to accidents. This is mainly due to the effect of marijuana on individuals body.
  • Impairs judgment and motor coordination: Marijuana causes mental and physical impairment that makes an individual unable to drive safely. Marijuana effects the skills used in driving. Cerebellum and basal ganglia are the parts of the brain involved in the coordination and judgment of things. Marijuana reaches brain and binds to the receptors present on cerebellum and basal ganglia and impairs their functioning. Thereby it reduces the motor coordination.
  • Slow down the response time in emergency situations: As marijuana enters into the brain it stimulates the brain cells and release dopamine. It makes the individual to feel euphoria. It makes an individual to relax there by response will slow down.
  • Decreases the learning ability: Marijuana use impairs individual thinking ability and diverts focus from driving. Use of marijuana while driving prone to accidents. Marijuana reaches brain and makes the neurons in hippo campus to loss their sense there by ability to learn new things will be decreased.
  • Reduces the ability to concentrate: Marijuana use while driving effects driving by reducing the ability to concentrate of driving as it cause euphoria in individuals. It stimulates brain cells and dopamine will release in more levels. This makes the individual to relax thereby concentration will be lost on driving.
Using marijuana while driving is illegal. If you get arrested for driving under the influence of marijuana, the punishment will be same as DUI case. So it is better to consult an attorney. Select an attorney who has experience in defensing this type of cases.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Dental Microsurgery and Its Benefits

Modern Technology is enhancing day by day. People are looking for such type of technologies that gives comfort to them. The invention of the technologies is from industries to dental field. New devices and tools are being released every day in the market with new technologies and better enhancements to the previously released products. Technology application to the dental field is as follows.

In dentistry, the technology reduces the burden of the dentist and saves his valuable time. Therefore, many dentists prefer to use such type of devices. Similar to the HD technology dental microsurgery helps dentists to see the overall mouth in detailed. This improves the dental treatments.

Dental Microsurgery:
Dental microsurgery includes fiber optic lightening system and a microscope. For magnifying, the portion of the mouth Dental Operating Microscope (DOM) is used which gives much specified view of the mouth. Than traditional methods, this dental microsurgery spreads a light making the area darker.

DOM eliminates the usage of dental loupes that work like a magnifying glass. There are many differences between a microsurgery and dental loupes. With dental microscope, the area can be enlarged 20 times more than dental loupes and during the surgery; the dentists can adjust the magnification level, which is limited in loupes. Some dental microsurgery uses the camera through which the entire process will be displayed on the monitor.

This surgery has many advantages but limited in complex surgeries. Dental microsurgery can be used for placing the dental implants, places the root of the teeth, an apicoectomy, in periodontal surgeries etc.

Benefits of the dental microsurgery include:
  • This is a safe approach using local anesthesia.
  • Less stitches during the surgery because of smaller incisions.
  • Better view of the area through which precise dental implants can be placed.
  • Less cutting and less bleeding with this surgeries.
  • Minimizes patients discomfort and swelling
  • Precise alignment of the implants
  • The healing time required after you are operated with dental microsurgery is minimal.
  • Dentists will have the ability to make small surgical openings with this precise view of the dental microscope.
  • Fear of the patients is reduced with this dental microsurgery.
This is how dental microsurgery is helpful for the dentists in many ways. This also helps the dentists in reducing their burden and time. For better dental health, regular check-ups are necessary. Latest technologies are required in dentistry for better results.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Advantages of Business Application Software

Business software maintains the information of different departments and process of business. It makes business process faster and smoother. Business know how to operate. Mistakes are prone to occur because, humans are likely to commit mistakes. Using a suitable software can rule out such omissions and mistakes. Also, such software is easy for employees to use - every employee can know clearly about the duties and responsibilities.

This article lists the major advantages of business application software.
  • Accurate: Mistakes committed by human are common. Even you try your best, mistakes are likely to occur. To correct the mistakes it is take a long time. Sometimes it is difficult even to find the mistake. Software removes the probability of such mistakes, (if the algorithm is correct). Software thus helps businesses do their operations accurately.
  • Easy tasks: Software makes task easier. Correct data entry is enough to complete the work. To use some software, there is no need of functional knowledge. Just knowing the usage of software and the basic concepts of work is enough.
  • Timely: The reports are available timely. There is no such need of waiting long time to prepare a report manually. Once the information is updated into the software the real-time reports can get whenever we need.
  • Economical and cost effective: The software can reduce the cost of business operations by reducing the number of employees. A smaller number of people are required to monitor and operate the software. It will reduce the requirement of human capital to the organization and its maintenance cost.
  • Return on investment (ROI): The software cost is one time investment only. In some case, you need to buy the required software license periodically. When compared with it's economies and improved productivity, it might be a little amount.
  • Information spread: The required information will spread throughout the organization. Employees can access the information from their desk. It gives the information what is required to that employee only and can perform the task with that information. For example when a customer pays money, the accountant information is updated. The delivery department gets the invoice to deliver the goods or service. The delivery department can only see the deliverable part, accounts department is money and the marketing department is sale.
  • Accessible: Employees can access the data from anywhere and update the database. Internet based software applications give the opportunity to access even from their mobile phones.
  • Security: The security is very high to the software applications. Even though it is better to maintain strong passwords and security precautions.
The advantages can be fruitful only when a company chooses good software and properly utilizes it. There are so many companies proving that the advantages of using the right software will lead to the better performance of the organization.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Decorating Your Bedroom

Bedroom is the place where you relax, it is the place from where the day starts and ends for you. So it should be relaxing and pleasant. Decorate keeping in the mind the requirements and functions of the room. In this article, we will discuss things to bear in mind when decorating your bedroom.

Selecting and placing of furniture: While selecting furniture, keep in mind the dimensions of the room. Make sure the furniture you are selecting is functional rather than going on its looks. Light colored furniture can help your room look bigger and brighter. The bedding is the crucial part of bedroom furniture. Make sure to place the bed in a way that head board becomes the focal point. Remove unnecessary furniture to less traffic areas in the house as doing so can leave you with more floor space. Keep a chair near bedside table, which can become a cozy reading corner.

Lighting for the room: Lighting is the key feature in enhancing the look of the room. On both sides of the bed, lamps should be placed that has soft light and can make bed time reading more comfortable and a better way to save place that is occupied by huge lamps on bedside tables. Uplighters on tall chest of drawers or cupboards is a good idea for extra light. Moreover a pendent light in bedroom with can give an attractive look to your room. Insufficient lighting can make your room appear dull.

Artwork for bedroom: Bedroom is the place to relax. Choose a painting that is colorful and pleasing to eyes. Paintings such as waterfall, volcanic eruption should be avoided as this can make you feel you are in that particular place. Prefer a painting that is relaxing and attractive too. Choose an artwork that matches the style of the room. Moreover, you can place several artwork above the head area of the bed which can act as an attractive headboard. Artwork can be a masterpiece for your bedroom wall.

Curtains and flooring: When choosing curtains the fabric they are made of is important. It should be thick enough because the windows of the room need to be darkened to block sunlight and privacy should be considered. With these considerations, curtains should be attractive too. Hanging the curtains higher than the windows can make the room ceiling look higher than its actual height.

Also, furnishing the room with contrasting curtains is a better idea for making it look more beautiful.

Taking care of these points, and of course, the budget is likely to help you decorate your bedroom better.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Escrow Process While Buying a Home

Once you are in the home stretch, you are in the escrow, but what a long stretch it is. The days until you get your new home keys can not go by quickly enough, yet at the same time, you are busy doing everything that needs to happen to close that it feels like there are not sufficient hours in the day. Here is a general overview of what to expect while in this stage.
  • Appraisal: The home will be apprise by the lender. You may need to give a check for this up front instead of waiting until closing to pay the fee. Because, appraisal will occur no matter what, but not all the transactions make it to closing table. The appraisal protects lender from lending you more funds than home is worth. If the appraiser gives the value to the home is lower than purchase price, seller will have to accept to adjust price downward or for the difference you will have to pay.
  • Secure your financing: The lender may ask for more paperwork to secure financing while you are in escrow, if underwriter requests it. It never hurts to be proactive and ask lender if anything else is required to secure loan. Obviously, yo do not want to release financing contingency until you are 99.9% sure that your loan will fund. Otherwise, you will lose earnest money deposit and subject to other damages. 
  • Pest inspection: For the bank's benefit pest inspection is required by the bank. This helps in case, you buy a house and later came to know that it is termite ridden, you might just walk away if you can not spend to pay for repairs. If the home has suffered from the termites of significant damage, bank will have trouble finding a new buyer. The pest inspections are inexpensive and protect you from that you do not want to buy a home with active wood destroying insects infestation.
  • Home inspection: The home inspection is technically optional, but you should consider. A home inspector examine the readily visible components of the home looking for the problems that your untrained and the first time home buyer's probably would never catch. Home inspection can protect against expensive surprises later on, nasty, and sometimes give some bargaining power to get seller to lower price if anything major needs to be fixed.
  • Secondary inspection: In the home inspection reveals any major problems, you may decide to have secondary inspections done. Even though home inspectors are extremely helpful in diagnosing problems, they are only generalists but not specialists, they might have expertise in one area like plumbing and may not electrical. So if they identified a problem, they might recommend to have more specialized professional examine that item before proceeding with transaction.
You can acquire the Hazard Report (you don't have to do anything) and it will tell you things like whether the home is in a flood zone, an airport noise zone, or anything else which present a significant danger in that location. If there are any known problems to the seller or his or her agent, they need to they are required to legally disclose those problems, so review the seller disclosure. To avoid any future contingent the title troubles, need to get the title search and title insurance. Before closing the home make sure that there no new and not mentioned damages.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Drawbacks of Online Recruitment

With many of the benefits of online recruitment, businesses are using the Internet for recruiting purpose. There are, however, certain drawbacks that limit any company for recruiting and hiring online. Besides the drawbacks of recruitment, company may face the challenge of communication. In this article, we will discuss the drawback of online recruitment.

Following are the drawbacks of online recruitment
  • Large volume of responses: As the websites can be viewed by anyone across the world, there are large volume of responses for which you need time to go through each application. For avoiding unsuitable applications, you should be careful when posting job description and try to be specific particularly about the duties and responsibilities of one in the  job and the qualifications required.
  • Technological issues: If the process of hiring involves applications to be filled, you may be missing out the qualified candidates who will just send a resume. Many applicants do not like the time taken online after submission of the resume, as there is a probability of slow-down of operations during submission process. Therefore, they might not be serious about the job especially when the company is recruiting online.
  • It involves competition on large scale: As there are numerous jobs posted online and many people on the look out for jobs can miss out your job ad. Thus, they apply for other jobs.
  • Less direct contact: As recruiting happens online, interviews are usually conducted on telephones by which human resource professionals can't read and judge the candidate's personality and attitude.
  • Dissatisfaction of candidates: Many candidates prefer for traditional methods of job searching such as news papers, employment agencies etc. If the company is relying entirely on online recruitment, then probably they will miss out talented candidates.
  • Specialized jobs: Many jobs need specific experiences and skills that a company can't reach them through online recruitment process. In this case, more proactive approach is required like head hunting for jobs.
  • False information: This can be dangerous for the recruitment process. Whatever the candidate specified in the resume might not necessarily match the skills and experiences they actually have. The skills that they mentioned in the resume may not be verified until they meet the candidate in person.
  • Limited scope: The company is not not able to reach candidates that do not log on to websites. This makes the scope of online recruitment limited.
Considering these practices, companies should plan their hiring strategies so that they do not face the constraints in the process.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Pre-employment Drug Screening

Nowadays, most of the organizations are implementing pre-employment drug screening program in hiring process. As it helps in preventing and protecting the organization from drug abused employees. And it also saves the cost of healthcare and compensations that are lost in the drug abused employee.

Methods of  pre-employment drug screening:
  • Laboratory test: It is one of the most basic method of drug testing. In this method, it requires specimens (hair, urine, blood) of the applicant and then the samples are send to the certified laboratory.
  • Drug testing kits: In the market, many instant drug test kits are available. So, this could be the best option for the employer to find the job applicants drug habits.
Requirements for the pre-employment drug screening:
  • Written drug testing policy: Employer should have a written drug testing policy to have a drug free job applicants.
    • When to do drug screening
    • Type of drug screening tools to be used
    • Timing of the drug test
    • What to do if the results are positive
    • Procedure to follow to conduct drug test
    • Drug abusers are not entertained
  • Notify the job applicants: This is very important part in hiring process. Employer should notify the job applicants through the employment application form at the interview time.
    • Notify in advance: Employer should give prior written notice of "employment drug screening" to the job applicants before testing. Because many drug testing laws says that the job applicants should be notified in advance about the test and under what condition.
    • Written notice details: It contains about the type of drug testing will be carried out on the applicant.
  • Employer should do the same drug testing program for all the job applicants in a particular job category. There should be no bias or discrimination while conducting the drug test.
  • Know your state and industry's regulations: It is suggested to know changes happening in the states and federal laws. Example: Certain type of background screening procedures should be followed.
Americans with Disabilities Act, a federal law that protects the individuals with the disabilities from discrimination. So, employer should offer conditional job offer letter to the job applicant which should indicate that job offer is conditional on completion of a drug test with positive results. And also employer should not discriminate job applicant in the hiring process based on use of prescription medication.
  • Get the job applicant's consent: Employer should get the written certification from the job applicant about that he got notified about the background check, drug testing and others. Because, if the employer test the applicant without his knowledge or consent then this could lead to a legal problem. 

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Importance of Internet Marketing for Auto Dealership

The Internet and the technology make the people to access the information from their pockets through mobile phones. In the present days to find any information the first source is the Internet. Customers read the auto news, reviews and updates from different sources like blogs, online communities, etc. So before they are coming to an auto dealer, they researched on some topics which is very essential for them. The digital marketing enables an auto dealer to find in the Internet by the users. It became a common Internet marketing strategy. Now we will see some other important issues relating to Internet marketing for auto dealerships.
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  • Reach more customers: Internet provides the advantage to reach customers worldwide. Just having a website for a dealership is not enough, the other side of the globe people can know about you. But the area of the dealer cover generally for a city or for a particular area. The location based services helps to find the customers within the area. The pay per click, local search engine optimization, etc., will help you to target on specific geographic area people as well with specific demographics. It works more accurately than the direct campaigns to the customers.
  • Convenient for customers: It is difficult for a dealer to provide the information on 24/7 basis. When the dealership has some online presence through a website, the user can access the information relating to the products you offer and the information you want to tell. If there are any reviews about your business in online, the customers feel more convenient to reach you.
  • Personalization as per purchase history: You can send the emails or communicate through Internet with the existing customers with special offers for them. So the customer purchasing history helps to cross sell the products through online.
  • Marketing activity is measurable: What ever you are doing in the Internet you can track and measure. It gives a clear idea what are the strategies working and what are not.
  • Long term exposure: Writing blogs, participating in communities and discussions, clarifying the doubts for online users will display for a long term. Qualitative and strategic Internet promotion will help you to lead a long term campaigns. In the beginning you need to keep some extra effort, but once you have a good presence, little effort with good content will continue your exposure.
The Internet marketing option pay per click will help you build a quick presence for your dealership website. Search engine optimization, social media marketing, etc., are helpful in building long term relationships with customers.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Fuel Pump – the Heart of Your Car Engine

The fuel pump is an essential part of the engine of a car. The vehicle needs energy source or fuel source to run. The fuel sources are electrical, liquid fuel and gas (like hydrogen) or any other. If the engine is based on a liquid fuel like gasoline (petrol) or diesel, it needs a way to get the fuel from fuel system to the carburetor. In most of the fuel delivery system, this method is fuel pump.

There are mainly three types of fuel pumps available at present. Two of them are used in automobiles, and the other one is not in use for automobiles. Each one has its own way of working qualities. Knowing about these will help to find the suitable one for your vehicle. In this article, we will discuss each briefly.
  • Mechanical fuel pumps: Mechanical fuel pumps are used on carburetor based engines. A mechanical fuel pump's operation depends on the turning of a cam shaft. As a lever, it influences, pulling on diaphragm. And the diaphragm operates valves and lets the fuel to come out of the tank into the fuel distribution system. Because of this, mechanical operation, these pumps are called mechanical fuel pumps. These can operate only at 4-6 psi. These are low pressure pumps typically mounted on engine. The efficiency of fuel delivery system with mechanical fuel pumps slows down because it pumps the fuel into carburetor.
  • Electric fuel pumps: Electric fuel pumps are used on the fuel injection system based engines. These can operate at 30-40 psi. There is no eccentric cam on a cam shaft in the electric fuel pumps to operate. These can produce higher pressure than the mechanical fuel pumps. Some fuel injection systems use two electric fuel pumps, one is mounted near or on the engine and another one is in the fuel tank.
Mechanical fuel pumps are slowly giving way to electric fuel pumps because of the latter's higher pressure pumping than mechanical pumps. Mechanical fuel pumps along with fuel injector help inject the fuel where it is needed. So, it becomes a more desirable alternative  to the mechanical fuel pump.
  • Turbo fuel pumps: These are the third type of fuel pumps and are rarely used. This is because turbo fuel pumps are large in size, and are used for high volume type of engines. These are used in the jet and rocket engines. Researches has reduced the manufacturing costs of these engines but still these are large in size, and do not fit for the car.
So your car might possess either mechanical fuel pump or electrical fuel pump. You can know it finding it whether it has a carburetor or an injector.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Sources of Natural Vitamins and Synthetic Vitamins

Natural vitamins are obtained from the original sources and these vitamins contain co-factors. Whereas synthetic vitamins are made in laboratory; these vitamins contain artificial colors, sweeteners and preservatives, but they lack co-factors. Check with the doctor, before taking any synthetic vitamins because they know which vitamin is required for you and in how much dose. The following panel shows the sources of natural and synthetic vitamins.

Type of vitamin Natural Sources of vitamin Synthetic Sources of vitamin
Vitamin A
  • Vitamin A in animal sources is called retinoid. It includes eggs, fortified milk, cheese, cream, meat, cod liver oil, kidney, etc.
  • Vitamin A in plant sources are called carotenoids. It includes carrot, lemon grass, spinach, sweet potatoes, apricots, papaya, mango, grapes, pumpkin, etc.
Synthetic sources of vitamin A are mainly:
  • Vitamin A Acetate
  • Vitamin A Palmitate
These are made of benzene, methanol and petroleum esters.
Vitamin D Vitamin D2 is synthesized by plants and vitamin D3 is synthesized by human skin. They are available in eggs, fish oil, milk and fermented soy complexes. Synthetic sources of vitamin D are mainly:
  • Irradiated ergosterol (yeast)
  • Cholecalciferol
Vitamin E Vitamin E is available in vegetable oils such as rice bran, sunflower oil, soybean oil and safflower oil. And it is also available in almonds, cereals, spinach, mango, broccoli, wheat germs, etc. Vitamin E is made from petrochemicals by the reaction of isophytpol with trimethylhydrquinone.
  • Dl-alpha Tocopherol is fully synthetic vitamin E. It is inexpensive and commonly sold in the market.
  • Dl-tocopheryl acetate
Vitamin K Vitamin K is available in:
  • Plant sources: cabbage, spinach, wheat bran, wheat germ, oats, brussels sprouts, lettuce, barley, etc.
  • Animal sources like milk, meat, eggs, etc.
Vitamin K3 - menadione
Vitamin C Citrus fruits are the best source of vitamin C like orange, lemon and also in other fruits like kiwi fruit, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, lettuce, tomatoes, red pepper, green pepper, cabbage, etc Ascorbic Acid
Vitamin - B1 Fortified milk, yeast, green leafy vegetables, dry fruits, whole grains, cereals, beans, meat, brown rice, rice bran, etc.
  • Thiamine mononitrate
  • Thiamine hydrochloride
Vitamin B2 Milk, yogurt, cheese, eggs, yeast, spinach, kidney beans, sweet potatoes, nuts and legumes. Riboflavin
Vitamin B3 Rice, wheat, peanuts, fish, chicken, yeast, sunflower seeds, etc. Niacinamide
Vitamin B5 Pantothenic acid Yeast, milk, corn, egg yolk, lobster, organ meat, peas, peanuts, tomatoes, cauliflower, broccoli, avocado, legumes, soybeans, sweet potatoes, sunflower seeds, whole-grain breads, cereals, wheat germ, etc. Calcium Pantothenate
Vitamin B6 Pork, hazelnuts, pork, garlic pistachios, starchy vegetables and in fruits other than citrus. Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (HCL)
Vitamin B12 Fortified cereals, fortified soya products, skim milk, red meat, shellfish, eggs, cheese, etc. Cobalamin or Cyanocobalamin
Vitamin Biotin Almonds, cashews, peanuts, peanut butter, walnuts mushrooms bananas milk, cheese, eggs, fish, etc. D-biotin
Vitamin Foliate Liver, fortified breakfast cereals, broccoli, soya beans, bean sprouts, asparagus, peanuts, etc. Pteroylglutamic Acid