Wednesday, 29 December 2021

What is 'Web3' and Why Should You Care?

 Web3 is the next generation of the internet which will heavily rely on cryptocurrency. Although we are still currently in the Web2 stage of the internet, Web3 already exists and is growing by the day. Killer Whale offers many products which will help you capitalize on this next generation internet.


What is Web3?

Throughout the course of the last few years, the term “Web3” has been thrown around a lot, but what exactly is it? In this piece, we will discuss Web3 and what it has to do with cryptocurrency. We will also take a look at how our Killer Whale Products capitalize on the growth of Web3.

Web3 and NFTs

NFTs are a major cornerstone of Web3. NFTs are all over the media these days. If you are unfamiliar, NFTs, or Non-Fungible Tokens are one-of-a-kind cryptocurrencies, as each one of them is unique. NFTs are often used as certificates of ownership for digital artwork and other virtual objects. NFTs can however be used as certificates of ownership for real-world items as well, although this is far less common.

Since NFTs are one-of-a-kind digital assets, many individuals within the DeFi community believe that their inherent scarcity will become incredibly important for the future exchange of almost every virtual object. As an example, NFTs have a high potentiality of evolving far beyond the digital art world and moving on to more important applications, such as securing digitally formatted medical records, land deeds or car titles.

Web3: Giving the power back to the people

Web 2.0 relies on users to create the value which the owner or host can reap the benefits from. In most cases, you have little to no control over your data. Also, you never know if the content you enjoy will stick around. When content is no longer needed or threatens profits, the host of the website or service has the right to remove it from their platform leaving you high and dry. Not to mention, most service providers own your data under their terms of service. Web3 seeks to empower users and to recapture the value that they create.

Web3 applications, sometimes referred to as DApps, are built on decentralized peer-to-peer networks like Ethereum and IPFS. Instead of being run by some company, these networks are built, operated, and maintained by their users. They’re self-organizing and lack a central point of failure. Additionally, they’re open-source meaning anyone’s help to build upon this shared infrastructure. Products and services that are “web3 compatible” have the ability to interact with smart contracts on the Ethereum blockchain.

Smart contracts are like pieces of code that run on the Ethereum blockchain. Once launched, they operate as programmed and users can rely on them to be unstoppable and censorship-resistant. Web3 is the future of the internet that treats it like the shared infrastructure it is. It’s a future where everyone can contribute value to the internet and be rewarded for it.

Sunday, 26 December 2021

My computer is running slow, what steps can I do to fix it?

 If your Windows laptop isn’t as fast as it used to be, there are lots of ways you can get it working like new. It could have been infected with malware, or you might have an outdated operating system. Also, there might be too many startup programs or too many temporary files. If you have an older laptop, you might have to replace your hard drive or memory cards. Here are the most common reasons your laptop is running slow, and how you can fix it.

My computer is running slow

You Have to Quit Programs Running in the Background

If your laptop is slow, one of the easiest things you can do is close as many programs as possible. However, there are some programs that continue to run in the background even after you close them. These programs can eat up your processing power, which can slow your laptop down.

The fix: You can use Windows Task Manager to close programs running in the background. To do this, hit Ctrl + Alt + Delete on your keyboard and select Task Manager. Then make sure to click More details in the bottom-left corner. This lets you see which programs are using up your computer’s CPU, memory, and more.

You can sort all the programs running on your laptops from the most to least resource-intensive by clicking the header of any column. Then you can select a program and click End Task in the bottom-right corner of the window to force quit the program.

You Have to Quit Programs Running in the Background

However, there might be certain programs running in the background that are necessary for your laptop to work properly. So, make sure you know what a program is before choosing to force quit it.

If you want to know more about how to force quit an application on your Windows 10 laptop, check out our guide here.

You Have Too Many Startup Programs

You might also have too many programs opening when you start your computer. Some of these programs will request permission to run when you boot your computer so that you will use them more often. However, there are some programs that will automatically run every time you turn on your computer without ever requesting permission.

The fix: To find out which programs are set to run when you boot your laptop, go to the Startup tab at the top of the Task Manager window. Here, you will see the application name, status, and its startup impact.

Click the header of the Startup Impact column to see which applications are slowing down your laptop the most. Then select a program and click Disable in the bottom-right corner of the window.

You Have Too Many Startup Programs

You can also speed up your boot process by closing all your programs before you turn your computer off. This way, you won’t have applications trying to start every time you boot your laptop.

You Need to Update Your Operating System

If you haven’t updated your OS (operating system) in a while, you might be missing out on new driver updates and software patches. This can slow your laptop down and leave you unprotected from security vulnerabilities that hackers use to infect your computer.

Typically, Windows rolls out major feature updates twice a year. On the other hand, patches for improving security and fixing bugs are released monthly. If your laptop seems to be running slower than usual, make sure that your system is up to date.

The fix: To find out if you need to update your OS, click the magnifying glass icon in the bottom-left corner of your screen and type update into the search bar. Then click Open and select Download if there are any available updates for your system.

You Need to Update Your Operating System

You will then be required to restart your laptop for the changes to go into effect. You can do this by clicking Restart Now when the update files are finished downloading.

Your Laptop is Infected with Malware

If you are seeing pop-up ads on your laptop or programs are randomly crashing, your computer might be infected with malware (malicious software). Your computer can get infected when you open emails from unknown senders or download files from suspicious websites.

There are different kinds of malware that can cause your laptop to slow down for various reasons. Some malware can infect your laptop’s memory and spread to other programs and files on your computer. Hackers also use malware to steal your personal information, such as your bank details or home address.

The fix: To remove malware from your computer, click the magnifying glass icon in the bottom-left corner of your screen. Then type Security into the search box and click Open. Next, select Virus & threat protection and then click Quick scan.

Your Laptop is Infected with Malware

You can also use third-party apps, such as the free version of MalwareBytes to scan your laptop for malware. Or, if you’re looking for even more protection, you can also install an antivirus program.

To find out more about how to remove malware from your Windows 10 PC, check out our guide here.

You Have Too Many Temporary Files

Temporary files are stored on your laptop whenever you create or modify a file. Usually, these files have names that end with “.tmp” or start with a tilde or dollar sign. Temporary files are usually deleted after you close a program or an application.

However, there are times that your laptop does not automatically delete these files. As a result, they can take up space on your hard drive and cause your laptop to slow down. To prevent this, you can delete temporary files manually.

The fix: To delete temporary files on your laptop, click the magnifying glass icon in the bottom-left corner of your screen. Then type Disk cleanup into the search bar and click Open. In the pop-up window that appears, select the drive that you want to clean and click OK. Finally, check the box next to Temporary files and click OK.

From here, you can also delete temporary internet files, downloads, and more. You can also click Clean up system files to remove even more temporary files. Then, you can also select the More Options tab to remove programs you do not use often and old system restore points.

Fragmented Files are Slowing Down Your Laptop

Whenever you create, delete, or edit a file on your computer, some of that data becomes fragmented. That means pieces of files are stored in various parts of your hard drive. Over time, this can cause your laptop to slow down because your drive has to jump around to find each piece of data.

In order to consolidate and organize the data on your drives, you can defragment your computer. And, while Windows 10 automatically defragments files once a week, you can also do this manually any time you want to.

The fix: To defrag a drive, click the magnifying glass icon in the bottom-left corner of your screen. Then type Defrag in the search bar and click Open. In the pop-up window, click Analyze to check how much space is taken up by fragmented files on your hard drive.

If there are lots of fragmented files, click Optimize. Finally, wait for the drive to reach 0% fragmented before you start using programs or opening files again.

You Don’t Have Enough RAM

Random-access memory (RAM) is temporary storage for your laptop. It keeps all the things your computer needs on stand-by. Then, when the time comes, it can quickly pull the information and hand it over to your processor.

For basic tasks like word processing and surfing the web, you can get away with 2-4 GB of RAM. However, for multi-tasking or graphics-intensive programs, you might need 8-16 GB of RAM or more. While adding more RAM will not always speed up your laptop, you do need to have more than the minimum amount of RAM for certain programs to run properly.

If you want to find out more about what RAM is and how much RAM you need, check out our previous article here.

The fix: To find out how much RAM you have, click the magnifying glass icon in the bottom-left corner of your screen. Then type About into the search bar and click Open. You will then see how much RAM you have under Device specifications, next to Installed RAM.

Saturday, 25 December 2021

Northern Pacific Airways | Rob McKinney | Tom Hsieh | Leonard Moon

 Northern Pacific Airways is an upcoming low-cost airline based in Anchorage, Alaska, United States that plans to commence operations in 2022. The airline is a subsidiary of FLOAT Alaska, which also owns Ravn Alaska. The airline plans to operate transpacific flights between North America and Asia, with a stopover at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. The airline's business model has been compared to that of Icelandair. Northern Pacific will allow passengers to either quickly connect to their next flight, or to have a longer multi-day stopover at Anchorage to allow for sightseeing of Alaska.

Northern Pacific Airways

Rob McKinney

Rob McKinney is chief executive officer of FLOAT Alaska LLC and its subsidiaries—Northern Pacific Airways and Ravn Alaska—where he leads a team of 400 employees and manages a growing fleet of aircraft that fly to destinations statewide. In addition to being a Learjet captain, Rob has over 30 years of airline experience piloting commercial aircraft and managing flight operations. In 2002, as VP and director of operations at Pacific Wings, a Hawaiian-based commuter airline, Rob oversaw exponential customer growth which tripled passenger traffic during his three-year tenure. He thereafter joined Mokulele Airlines in Hawaii as chief operating officer, where he successfully converted the company from a small air-touring service into a fully scheduled commuter airline. Rob returned stateside in 2007 to join SeaPort Airlines, a small start-up based in Portland, Oregon. As chief operations officer, and later chief executive officer, at SeaPort, Rob established a commuter shuttle service between Portland and Seattle. In 2018, Rob co-founded FLOAT (Fly Over All Traffic) Shuttle Inc., a commuter and corporate transportation service in southern California. In April 2020, Rob and the FLOAT Shuttle Inc. team orchestrated the acquisition of Ravn Air Group. Rob received his Bachelor of Science in Technology from Purdue University and has an MBA from Ellis College/NYIT. He hails from the state of Indiana.

Tom Hsieh


Tom Hsieh is president of FLOAT Alaska LLC, parent company to FlyCoin, Ravn Alaska, and Northern Pacific Airways. Tom began his career in communication technology, joining EarthLink in the 1990s, where he managed engineering and IT functions for over a decade. Tom oversaw Earthlink’s growth from a fledgling start-up through its successful IPO on the NASDAQ exchange. Tom’s passion for entrepreneurship and innovation has led him to spearhead a number of organizations and initiatives focused on driving social change. He serves on the boards of the Intervalley Health Plan in Pomona, CA; the San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership; the Los Angeles County Fair Association; and the Claremont Graduate University. An active community member and business leader in southern California, he co-founded FLOAT Shuttle Inc. in 2018, a venture-funded shuttle airline service catering to commuters and corporations in the greater Los Angeles area. In April 2020, Tom was instrumental in the acquisition of Ravn Air Group. Tom received his Bachelor of Science in Physics from Harvey Mudd College and has an Executive MBA from the Peter F. Drucker School of Management. He and his wife, Bree Devones Hsieh, live a purposeful life and are committed to non-profit and civic efforts.

Leonard Moon

Leonard “Lenny” Moon is chief financial officer of FLOAT Alaska LLC and chief executive officer of FlyCoin. He has extensive experience in high growth start-ups, mergers and acquisitions, and successfully leading companies through operational and financial turnarounds. Lenny was a strategy consultant at Arthur D. Little in the late 1990s, and a venture capitalist at KB Partners in Chicago. From 2006–2012, he was an investment banker with Bear Stearns and Lazard, where he successfully executed M&A, equity, and debt transactions across a variety of sectors. He thereafter served in various chief financial officer roles, including Payoff, a start-up fintech company, and Motorsport Aftermarket Group, a private equity-backed holding company. Lenny received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and holds an MBA from Columbia Business School. He serves on the board of directors at HTI, an organization dedicated to freeing victims of human trafficking.

Josh Jones

Josh Jones is Chairperson of FLOAT Alaska LLC and its subsidiariesFlyCoin, Northern Pacific Airways, and Ravn Alaska. He is a business leader, visionary, entrepreneur, and investor in many successful enterprises. Josh began his career in 1996 as a college undergraduate, co-founding DreamHost, a web hosting provider and domain name registrar. An early proponent of the concept of digital currency, in 2014 he founded Bitcoin Builder which played an indelible role in the future success of digital currency. Josh is recognized throughout the investment industry as an expert in blockchain technology, the foundation that enables the existence of cryptocurrency. He serves on a variety of boards and committees including The Fund, a community-centered venture capital firm that extends support to future entrepreneurs, as well as HMC INQ, an investment network offering mentorship and start-up support to Harvey Mudd College students and alumni. Josh received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Harvey Mudd College. He and his family are residents of Los Angeles.

David Temple
VP Flight Operations-Boeing

A veteran in flight operations, David Temple’s aviation career has taken him all over the world. With work spanning five continents, he has over 40 years of experience in commercial aviation, and 20,000 hours of flight time. David’s certifications and licensure run the gamut, as he has served as Captain on Boeing 757 and 767, and is also Type Rated in BAC111, SF340 and BE1900. In two periods of work with Orient Thai, from 2004–2006 and then from 2012–2014, he flew from Bangkok to Korea, Japan, and 13 cities in China. Based in Bahrain and Malta, David was Post-Holder Flight Operations for Comlux Aviation from 2015–2019 and served as Captain on the B767 BBJ flying Royal Family and Head of State. David’s most recent experience brings him back to Anchorage, Alaska, piloting for Security Aviation and Katmai Air. David holds a Master’s in Business Administration. He is married with three children.

Steven Pruitt
VP Maintenance-Boeing

Steven Pruitt has over 30 years of experience in aircraft maintenance. In 1986, he started off his aviation career with US Airways where he worked for 16 years and later with JetBlue and Virgin America. He then transitioned to Alaska Airlines, leading 100 A&P technicians and support staff in the safe operation of a station with 90 daily departures and 22 RON aircrafts. Additionally, Steven oversaw the technical operations of over seven stations in the Southwest United States and Mexico from 2012 to 2018. Steven’s aircraft specialties include the Airbus A320, Boeing 737, Boeing 757 and 767, Douglas MD80, Fokker F100, and BAE 146. Steven is a graduate of Northrop University in aviation management.

Joel Rhodes
Dir. of Quality–Boeing

Joel Rhodes was the Boeing Field Service Regional Manager in Doha, Qatar, where he was responsible for Central Asia and parts of the Middle East. Joel began working with Boeing in 1987 and has held various positions throughout his tenure at the company. Prior to moving to Doha, he oversaw the Field Service teams in Seoul, Korea (Korean Air and Asiana Airlines), and Taipei, Taiwan (EVA and China Airlines). He also worked within the Boeing Warranty and Product Assurance Contracts Group as a Warranty Regional Manager responsible for airlines in Korea, India, Hong Kong, and the United States. Joel is no stranger to operating large and complex teams, having managed the Customer Quality Support Representatives for 747, 767, and 777 programs and the Preflight and Delivery Quality Assurance Team for the 787 program. He has worked with Boeing for 33 years, beginning at Everett as a factory mechanic and pre-flight and delivery inspector. Joel has a Bachelor of Science degree and an MBA degree alongside FAA Airframe, Power Plant, and FCC licenses.




Is it true that the rate at which SEO strategies (and their efficacy) evolve is always increasing?

If that’s the case, you’re not alone. Google is always improving and expanding its capabilities, not only in terms of analyzing and comprehending web pages but also in terms of how well it keeps users within its confines.

Why? The more money Google generates, the better it is at answering questions inside the SERPs or diverting people to advertising rather than organic rankings.

Unfortunately, for those of us who rely on Google’s organic search traffic as a lifeline, this makes things much more difficult. The search engine results pages (SERPs) continually evolving (and for most of us, not for the better). These are the 16 most important elements that appear in Google’s search results:

The growing importance of AI 

As artificial intelligence (AI) keeps on changing how individuals connect with content on the web, AI will likewise start to play a vital part in the SEO system. Especially imperative is google’s AI calculation RankBrain, as this will probably become one of the main position variables for google’s search engines result pages (SERPs) in 2022. Since Google uncovered RankBrain, numerous organizations have thought about what this will mean for SEO. We understand AI has a big role in SEO in the near future.

Long-form content 

To guarantee that you spellbind and connect with readers who visit your site you should move to long content of 2,000 words or more that has been displayed to get more traffic and a greater number of offers than short-form content. Moving your concentration to make quality long structured content can incredibly further develop your search rankings. In any case, all together for long-form content to be fruitful, it should have the option to keep readers engaged. 

To be more interactive with readers, it’s significant that you separate your content into numerous sub-areas utilizing subheading tags (H2 to H6), as this will make it more helpful to search engine crawlers. The objective is to make content simple for users and easy to understand for search engine crawlers. On mobile phones, large pieces of a blog can be a little heavy to numerous readers, especially on a small screen. You ought to likewise ensure that your content is not difficult to share to additionally further develop SEO.

Here are some benefits of writing long-form content: 

It improve the search engine rankings for your content or blog
It increases the reader to engage and also helps time on page for SEO
It increases the engagement and more social shares 
It builds authority for your brand or agency
It gives you the ability to link out more which creates more partnerships and referral relationships
It gives you the ability to provide more educational content to your audience which builds trust
It offers more backlink opportunities to build trust in the search engines
It leaves more room for engaging CTAs, which lead to more conversions
It gives you the ability to create more repurposed content for future posts 
It encourages more conversations and commentary on your blog

Voice Search

The popularity of voice search is proceeding to rise. Indeed, It’s estimated that around 58% buyers use voice search to track down nearby business information. As of now we have Alexa, Siri, Google Search assistant that helps us with our daily routines. However, a lot of people presently use a smart speaker in their homes and with the presentation of voice actuation in everything from TVs to clinical gadgets. It’s inevitable that voice search is the essential type of search in the modern world.

How to make audio content 

One spot to begin would be Q & A sites like Quora and Reddit – two stages have a lot of assets to kick you off. Likewise, FAQs or how-to articles will be a higher priority any time, since people will inquire and anticipate through audio. Audio search with relevant and informative results will help you improve your ranking.

Be mobile ready

In regards to SEO patterns in 2022, it might appear that mobile optimization is old technology. Numerous SEO experts will realise that, as of march 2018, after the rollout of the mobile-first index, it’s been a significant positioning factor. Having your site upgraded for mobiles will likewise improve the probability that your website will rank higher in SERPs.


If you haven’t worked on Video already, then you’re missing the large number of users. The truth of the matter is that web-based video platforms have been popularized the most in recent years and you must be knowing a number of organizations that have started to utilize platforms like Youtube, TikTok to draw in with clients and extend their reach. 


One of the most recent advancement in SEO is called schema markup. Basically it’s a guideline to using mark-up on website pages and it helps search engines to represent your site pages in search results. You can use Google’s Structured Data Markup Helper to generate your own code.


Good Fitness Tips For Increasing Your Health and Well-Being


Good Fitness Tips For Increasing Your Health and Well-Being

No matter how good a player you once were, these fitness tips for golf seniors will be of benefit to you as you grow older and you find it increasingly more difficult to maintain your handicap. Everybody loses flexibility as they age, and rotational flexibility in particular is essential for a good golfer. So too is strength, and here again cellular respiration tends to become less efficient as we age.

There is no getting away from the fact that your body changes with age - accept that fact and you will be better placed to make the compensations a golf senior needs, not to grow old gracefully, but to grow old with a good handicap!

Here are some fitness tips for golf seniors that if followed will enable you more easily to maintain a good accurate length and get you round 18 holes without falling over! That last part intended to be taken jovially, but for some it is all too accurate

Doing various exercises such as push ups, sit ups and aerobics while a television commercial is on. If you're watching television, there is always time during commercials to be productive.

When out shopping or doing other business, park further away from your desired place to do some extra walking. We all have to go to various places where parking in a parking are is required. Walking a greater distance than normal would benefit greatly, especially if this is done with consistency.

Take the stairs instead of the elevator when in facilities that need one to go to another floor. I can confidently say this method helps to build endurance. I feel the burn when I have to go up three to five flights of stairs.

There are several items in your household that can be used for weight and strength resistance. If you have weights or dumbbells to use that is fine. However, you don't have to buy weight or dumbbells to increase muscle mass and strength.I use various types of heavy objects in the home to do repetitious exercises which benefits my biceps and triceps.

Change your diet habits. You can consume affordable healthy foods that will aid in proper weight loss and fitness. You don't have to totally give up the foods you love...however, consumption of not so healthy foods need to be done in moderation. I enjoyed snacking on sweets and other junk food in the past. I decided to replace high sugar and high fat snacks with healthy snacks such as fruits and some low-calorie snacks.

18 of the Best Fitness Tips Ever

You can follow the hereunder mentioned fitness tips and secrets to:

- Maximize the benefits from your physical exercise and supportive nutrition.
- Avoid any possible dangers/traps which might signal painful recoils and regressions.

TIP no 1

Try to find the golden mean between over-training and concrete, tangible fitness gains and benefits. Calculate attentively the intensity, frequency and duration of your workouts. You need quick and visible results but a burnout might prove disastrous.

TIP no 2

No workout program and no diet will bring long-term results if you don't make a serious commitment. Feed your self motivation and self discipline. Look into the mirror: if your eyes spark then you can go on.

TIP no 3

Before you embark on your long and difficult trip to physical perfection try to dispel the most persistent fitness myths.

TIP no 4

Do not omit to integrate into your workout routines the warm up ritual.
Prepare your body for the hard exercise that is going to follow and considerably reduce the possibilities for a painful injury. Warming up relates both quantitavely and qualitavely to the kind,duration and intensity of the main workout.
It's very true that lots of people omit this workout phase because it is considered as boring and it lacks the glamour of tough exercise. Huge mistake! About stretching: After the general warm-up you can do some active or passive static stretching. Try to avoid any type of dynamic or ballistic stretching. These are games for bigger boys!

TIP no 5

Also: don't overlook the cooling down procedure! After the intensity of the main workout we need an adjustment period. Body temperature has to decrease and waste products to be removed from the muscles.
After 5 minutes of relaxed jogging you can devote 5-10 minutes to active or passive static stretching exercises.
Cooling down is critical for a quicker recovery and should be adjusted to the main workout.

TIP no 6

Every fitness program should by all means comprise in its exercise part:

a) Aerobic activities: to improve the cardiovascular system.
b) Strength or resistance training: to maintain/increase muscle mass, improve strength and protect bones.
c) Stretching: to increase range the of motion of the joints and muscles' flexibility. Also to prevent from injuries and relieve from pain.

TIP no 7

Share your objectives and visions with some positive-minded people of your close environment. They will support you morally. Additionally, sharing of your goals makes commitment easier and giving up is not an option any more.

Tip no 8

Challenge yourself! Try always for a personal record,however marginal. Avoid the hamster mentality of endless walking or slow jogging on the treadmill etc.

Go for the real things:

- Circuit weight training/metabolic weight training.
- Anaerobic interval training or at least some form of HIIT.

Tip no 9

- No fancy fitness gadgets!No form of passive exercise(vibration training included!)
- No fad diets!
- No magic pills, potions and powders!
- You will have to try hard! You will have to sweat!
- Don't fall prey to the fitness charlatans' deceitful promises!

Tip no 10

There is no best time for fitness activities. The best time is this that best suits you and serves your schedule in an optimum way.

Tip no 11

Weight training: do not engage into endless repetitions looking for muscle definition. Definition is a pleasant side-effect of fat loss.

- Lift heavy enough to adequately tax your muscular system.
- Avoid split workouts if you are an amateur fitness enthusiast.
- Perform only compound,two handed exercises at 8 repetitions/set and minimal breaks between sets.
- Perform 2-3 short but really intense workouts per week.Beware of overtraining!
- Do some HIIT after your weight training session.

Tip no 12

The most important meals are the breakfast and the post workout meal (makes sense only after really tough workouts). If your workout is not challenging enough you don't really have to bother!

Tip no 13

You can control your insulin levels--and thus your energy profile-- by spreading your caloric intake into about 5-6 equivalent meals/day. Do prefer foods with a low glycemic index (and load of course). These choices will favor a better body composition.

Tip no 14

You absolutely don't need a gym (except if you want to socialize or flirt!). Try bodyweight circuits or dumbbell circuits in the convenience of your your home. You will save money and time! Of course you will need some self-motivation for this!

Tip no 15

Never, ever quit. Time spent for a better physique is a valuable investment. You will be thankful for this when you catch your 40s.

Tip no 16

Mind beats body! Make your mental preparation. Fight to be consistent, disciplined and self motivated!

Tip no 17

The best nutrition in only few words:

- Quality protein.
- Tons of vegetables.
- Monounsaturated and omega-3 fats.
- Unprocessed, natural foods.
- Foods high in antioxidants.
- Minimal sugar,white flour and trans fats intake.
- No fad diets!
- No exaggerations!
- Consistency.
- Minimal emotional and mindless eating(a matter of mind).

Tip no 18

- Don't follow the herd. Use your imagination. Try non conventional, functional exercises.
- Don't get obsessed with perfection!
- Get obsessed with perpetual progress!

Ways to Care for Your Garden: How to Keep Plants Alive

Ways to Care for Your GardenGarden care is important for the health of your plants. It is better to use natural materials such as crushed shells and pebbles to build structures for flower pots.

Do not expose your plants to chemicals, sunlight, or other harmful substances. Allowing a few hours of exposure can be good for the plant. In fact, direct sunlight for a few hours can protect the young leaves from damage, especially during the hottest part of the day.

The garden is the most vital part of the house as it is the place for playing, sitting at ease in the winter season or having the morning or evening cup of tea with family and friends. But many times patchy green grounds with dead plants may make the surroundings uncomfortable to dwell with. This can all be caused due to inferior soil quality, improper watering, entrance of unwanted exotic shrubs and poor seed case in relation to sunlight quantities. A quick way to solve the problem is time to time staking, watering them. Professional services include free delivery in the areas served by them, which makes it easier for the people to hire them for a great lawn and garden.

Top 10 Lawn and Garden Care Tips

The following lawn and garden care tips will help you get the most from your garden.

1. Different soil types have different watering needs. Loosen the soil around plants so it can quickly absorb water and nutrients. Early morning or night is the best time for watering to reduce evaporation.

Lengthening the time between watering combined with deep, heavy watering encourages root growth while reducing top growth in lawns. This increases the root-to-shoot ratio and helps produce plants that are more resistant to wilting when exposed to infrequent watering.

2. When choosing plants for your garden, remember crops that are suited to your soil and climate will be more resistant to problems. If you experiment with exotics, be prepared to give them more care. Also, when placing plants around the home, remember as a general rule, plants with thick leaves can take lower light levels than those with thin leaves.

3. Fertilizers provide nutrients necessary for plant health and growth, such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. Test your soil to find out what nutrients are needed. Choose a fertilizer that has at least one-fourth of the nitrogen in a slow-release form, such as sulphur-coated urea.

4. Mow lawn frequently to chop up leaves and recycle them into the lawn. If the leaves are too thick or matted then rake them up.

5. Keep garden beds covered with shredded leaves to minimize the risk of soil erosion and nutrient run-off.

6. Leave the grass clippings to decompose on the lawn. This will provide nutrients equivalent to one or two fertilizer applications. Set mower at 2 inches to reduce water use during hot weather.

7. Consider using natural alternatives for chemical pesticides such as non-detergent insecticidal soaps, garlic, hot pepper sprays, used dishwater, or forceful stream of water to dislodge insects. Also consider using plants that naturally repel insects.

8. Organic Gardening - Since organic fertilizer and soil conditioning materials are slow working in general, they should be mixed into the soil at least three weeks ahead of planting and the soil thoroughly prepared for the seed or transplants.

9. Where animal manures are available, they are probably the best source of fertilizer and organic matter for the organic gardener. Use manure which has been aged for at least 30 days, or composted.

10. Weeds are easy to control when they are small. Shallow cultivation and hoeing are advised in order to reduce damage to the root system.

Thursday, 23 December 2021

202 Diamond Dealer in Tysons Corner, VA | Online Diamond Jewellery Store


202 Diamonds is built based on trust, and knowledge. We offer the highest quality- GIA graded- diamonds and diamonds jewelry selection, for the best value.

In 202 Diamonds, we develop long-term relationships with our customers according to the highest standards, reliable resources, and our agile team who provide authentic service to each client. We believe, each piece should bring joy and happiness that’s why in 202 Diamonds, we are so careful to choose pieces in wide range of design from classic to modern style that has uniqueness and comfort at the same time.

Through our strong worldwide network, we are also capable to cooperate with wholesalers, retailers and designers in almost all countries.

Presented selection– all hand-selected by our professionals – in this website are 100% conflict free diamonds, with lifetime warranty.

How it began?

202 Diamonds was founded in 2021 by Fazken Krikorian- GIA graduate- in Washington DC.

As an anxious entrepreneur, he was always looking for new challenges to bring the business to a higher level. With over 22 years of experience in diamond market (design, manufacturing and retail store ownership), from Antwerp/Belgium (World’s largest and leading diamond center) to United States and cooperating with well-known brands, Fazken decided to establish 202 Diamonds during the covid quarantine.

Packed with long- term relationship with main distributers and key clients, Fazken hope that the company would grow very faster than expected.

Red Door Metro of Keller Williams Realty | Reviews | Real estate agents in Tysons Corner, Virginia


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Tour of the Brand New

The Red Door Metro Red Door Metro, 844-KW-METRO,, Real Estate, Real Estate Website, Team, George M Mrad, Real Estate Agent, Northern Virginia, Commercial Real estate, property, Keller Williams, Melanie Khoury has worked hard to create the ultimate real estate website to be a valuable resource to you. Check out this rundown where we give you a quick tour of our newly launched website. We are going to highlight 3 features that you will LOVE, including exclusive access to coming soon properties in our area! For more information about our website or to get personalized coming soon properties delivered straight to your inbox, give us a call today at 1-844-KW-METRO and as always, thank you for allowing the Red Door Metro Team to be your doorway to better living!

About Red Door Metro

George M Mrad is the founder and CEO of Red Door Metro of Keller Williams Realty. Red Door Metro is a team made up of Realtors who are knowledgeable of the Washington DC Metro Area with decades of real estate experience. Our standards are high as is the quality of services that we provide. We find that by empowering our clients through our knowledge and expertise, they will achieve their real estate goals.

Red Door Metro Google Reviews

a month ago
Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
I am more than grateful for my realtor Malik Banks of the Red Door Metro Team -- Keller Williams! He put up with me and my very specific home options for almost a year. He was so kind and available whenever I needed help. He answered questions and made sure I understood everything in order, so I would get what I wanted. I have a beautiful condo in Arlington off of a teachers salary ! He really wants the best for you and always tries to get you just that. So appreciative and happy with my next chapter of life that includes home ownership which would not would have been possible without Malik and his team!

a month ago
Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
I am beyond grateful for the service i received from Melanie Khoury in the search for our new home. The first call we set up with Melanie was simply to educate ourselves in what was entailed to take the first steps of purchasing a new home. Looking back, I can absolutely say that the call with Melanie was the catalyst that put everything into motion. I had no idea of the array of options I had, what a realistic amount for a down payment looked like and what we qualified for. Melanie very patiently answered my 50,000 questions, explained the entire process, accessed our current situation and most importantly was never at any moment pushy! She made it very clear to us from the get-go that she wanted to move at our pace and that she was in it for the long haul with us, however long it took to find our perfect home.

After that life changing call, came the hard work which was beginning and narrowing down our search. Melanie had no issues going with us from one side of Virginia to the opposite end in order to accommodate our request to seeing homes on the weekends since weekdays are difficult for us. Not only did she have every appointment scheduled and ready to go to maximize time, she absolutely astonished me with her in depth inspection of each home. Melanie would open every door, teach us about the different type of HVAC and water systems in each home, get down under cabinets, push railings to ensure they were secure, show us items that could potentially be hazardous etc. To summarize it, Melanie was not afraid to get her hands dirty and astonished us with her extended knowledge in ALL THINGS HOME RELATED (I can’t stress this enough).

I can go on another 14 paragraphs, but to cut it short, Melanie found our perfect home and we are officially settled in. Thank you Melanie and Red Door Metro, for all the guidance, education and support you provided to us throughout this process. You made something that can often be extremely stressful for most, a walk in the park! Thank you for reading each of our documents, intervening on my behalf, coming to every walk through, answering every email and call (even if it was late) and doing everything and beyond necessary to get us into our home. You guys are truly an amazing team and we are lucky to have found Melanie.

3 months ago
Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
Melanie went above and beyond for us! She was very knowledgable in all aspects and very patient with us since we were having a hard time finding something we really liked at a good value. Through this insane market, she was able to get us an amazing deal for a home we really fell in love with. Melanie and the Red Door Metro team made sure to keep us informed and on track every step of the way.

8 months ago
Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
I was lucky to have Melanie help me with my first home purchase. She was AMAZING to work with, she was responsive every time I had a question and still is very responsive to my never ending questions. My home-buying journey was a bit different as the sellers of the house I really wanted took a different offer and a month later the house was still pending so Melanie helped out by reaching out to them and they were not able to close with the buyers they chose. So Melanie quickly worked with them to get me in and I ended up closing for the house I really wanted. It was a great experience working with Melanie and the Red Door Metro team!

8 months ago
Melanie and Red Door Metro have always gone above and beyond. They will come in give you all the recommendations and help you through the whole process. They will come into your house tell you what needs to be done before the house goes on the market then come in and sell your house above asking price! Melanie will always be available to answer your questions. I’ve used Melanie to both sell and buy a house and she is fabulous at doing both. Her team will educate you every step of the way and they will never leave a question unanswered. It’s a tough time to find houses now but if you tell her what you want she will literally go door hopping asking people if they would sell their house to find you your dream house or even investment (I’ve seen her do it). You won’t regret it using this team!!