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5 Tips on Shopping Online

Online-Shopping

The average online shopper is a woman who is 42 years old. This shopper spends an average of $400 per month. When women grow to the age of 40s, they shift their consumption of time from social media to the e-commerce sites.
Tip one:
Bookmark the Reliable online Shopping Sites
Bookmarking is a very good act for all internet users. All the important sites you visit should be bookmarked in order to make future access easier.
The top commerce-sites
The leading e-commerce sites are listed below:
·         Alibaba.com
·         eBay
·         Amazon.com
These are great size starting with their revenue to the number of online shoppers who visit the websites for business purpose.
Tip 2: Ignore Suspicious Offers Sent by Email
All spam messages should be avoided because they propose some impossible discounts to the email recipients. The best thing you can do with such mails is to ignore them.
Tip 3: verify the Unbelievable Offers
Malicious ads must be tested for their authenticity. Do not transact any money before checking out the discounts. The goods which are mostly bought online include electronic consumer goods, computers, and apparel among others.
Tip 4: Double Check Payment Sites URL
Phishers have started the use of spoofed pages to trick people who shop online into giving very private information about their bank accounts and credit cards to the fraudsters.  It is a good practice to always double check the URL details of all payment sites before sending money. EBay and Pay Pal are some of the leading sites which have faced phising attacks in the past.
Tip 5: Use a Reliable Security Software
It is also advisable to purchase reliable security software which can be used to block all suspicious websites online.

An infographic by the team at PriceCollate

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Posted by on August 2, 2012 in Fashion & Lifestyle

 

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Best Sunglasses for a Pilot

Whether you have been working as a pilot for decades now or have just begun taking lessons on piloting, the decision on what sunglasses to pick up can be challenging and altogether overwhelming due to the sheer number of brands, styles, shapes, colours and finishes that are available in the market. Where does one even begin? The goal of this article is to help you narrow down your search. That said; here are a few factors to keep in mind to help you choose the best sunglasses for you:

1. Choose a pair that you are comfortable with. While there are practical factors to keep in mind when shopping for sunglasses, the most important thing is that you are 100 percent comfortable with the pair that you pick out. Otherwise, you will end up feeling uneasy every time you put on your sunglasses and this could affect the way that you do your job. While shopping online for your sunglasses may seem like the more convenient option, it is ideal to try on the sunglasses before you make a purchase to see if you are comfortable with the fit. You can also get the sunglasses adjusted if necessary.

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2. Veer away from polarised lenses. Polarised lenses come with a wealth of advantages such as filtered glare, enhanced contrast, reduced squinting, higher comfort level, etc. While these benefits are great, they are mostly beneficial for people who spend a lot of time on the water like boaters and fishermen. As a pilot, you are faced every day with panels, gauges and instruments that you may not be able to see as clearly with polarised lenses. They can compromise your ability to see things clearly and obviously you do not want to be caught in this type of situation. That said; stay away from polarised lenses when scouring for the right pair of sunglasses.

3. Go for amber or gray lenses. Many pilots recommend using sunglasses that are gray or amber as they do not alter the colour of any important instruments on the plane plus they do the job of protecting the eyes from the harsh glare of the sun. In other words, they simply make everything appear darker which is what sunglasses primarily should do.

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4. Pick up more than one pair. While both amber and gray lenses work great for sunglasses, you may find that owning two pairs will come in handy. When it gets hazy outside, you can use the gray lenses. On the other hand, if high contrast is what you are looking for, you can pull out the amber lenses. In any case, whether you choose gray, amber or both, make sure that your eyes are not visible when you look in a mirror as this means that the sunglasses are not dark enough to shield your eyes from the glare of the sun.

5. Ask pilots that you know for recommendations. Some of the most popular brands that pilots recommend for sunglasses include Varnet, Serengeti, Ironman and Ray-Ban. These brands of sunglasses have all earned their respective places in the eyewear industry as trustworthy, reliable and durable brands. There are some other brands out there that may not have as much recall but are equally popular with pilots. If you cannot seem to decide what pair to purchase, then ask a pilot or two that you know to recommend a brand or model for you. If they have been doing what they do for quite some time now then you can trust their recommendation as they have personally experienced wearing the sunglasses up in the air.

Aviator glasses available from Select Specs: http://www.selectspecs.com/Sunglasses/Designer/Aviator/c25/

 
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Posted by on July 28, 2012 in Fashion & Lifestyle

 

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6 Tips for Successful Gambling

When done correctly, gambling can be a thrill. Whether you’re betting on the final outcome of a sports game, sitting at a poker table or feeding money into a penny slot machine, gambling money to try and win more money is a risk you’re willing to take. If you’re new to the gambling scene or even if you consider yourself a gambling professional, the following are tips to help ensure you don’t end up with a serious problem.

1. Only gamble what you can afford to lose.

Gambling does not always guarantee a win. If you don’t have money to gamble, then don’t gamble. Never try to increase what you don’t have by gambling away what you do. If you can only afford to gamble $100, make sure you only bring $100 with you. Leave your credit and debit cards at home, and NEVER take out a loan to go gambling.

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2. Only gamble half of what you can afford to lose.

As a safer rule of thumb, take the amount of money you can afford to lose and cut it in half. Now make that new number the amount of money you can afford to lose. For example, if you can afford to gamble $100, instead tell yourself that you can only afford to gamble $50. This way, if you end up losing, you still have $50 to your name. Don’t use this as a safety net to continue gambling, though. Instead put it away for a rainy day.

3. Walk away with winnings.

Though it may be hard to do, if you win at gambling, take your winnings and walk away. Do not continue to gamble your winnings, otherwise you could be left with nothing. It’s always better to walk away a winner and try your hand at gambling another time than to throw away your winnings and walk away a loser.

4. Don’t count your winnings.

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Another great tip for you winnings is to not count them. Place any money you win into your purse, wallet or pocket and only continue to gamble with your original amount. If you end up losing your original amount, walk away. You will now have all of your winnings to use towards something other than gambling, and you won’t have risked it all.

5. Set limits.

Giving yourself limits when gambling can help ensure you don’t overdo it. For example, if you are starting to gamble with $100, set a limit for when you’re down half, which in this case would be $50. If you end up losing and you only have $50 left, quit. If you’re winning, you can adjust your limits by half. So for example if you end up winning and you now have $200, cut your winnings in half and set $100 as your new limit for losing.

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6. Be realistic.

You cannot guarantee that you’re going to win when gambling, so don’t walk into a casino with your last dime and expect to become rich. Understand that you’re probably going to lose more than you win, and be able to have control over when to quit.

Gambling can be exciting and fun, but it needs to be kept in control. Excessive gambling is a serious problem and needs to be handled by a professional. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, please seek help immediately.

Barry Newman is a writer and marketing expert who works with various Bahamas Island Hotels.  He likes to give advice and help to people on the internet.

 
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Posted by on July 27, 2012 in Fashion & Lifestyle

 

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