Why Planning for Your Retirement is Essential

Why Planning for Your Retirement is Essential

Posted on Posted in Business, Health & Fitness

Financial planners such as Andep, would tell you that a plan for your retirement is an essential part of any financial planning.  For a start, as we age, our health often deteriorates so we need to have the finances to cope with the additional expenses of medical treatment or a stay in the hospital. A financial advisor can help you plan for your retirement in the best way possible and the sooner this plan is implemented, the better it will be.

Of course, retirement planning is not all about health. There are many wonderful things you can do once you no longer have to work all day. Retirement gives people the chance to follow a dream they had no time to devote to when they worked. They might want to travel, have luxury holidays, start up a craft or sport, or purchase a property in the country or on the beach to retire to.

It is also necessary to plan for health aids or health care for when you get more frail or have major health problems. Being able to purchase a mobility scooter can help you remain independent and have fun outside even if you can’t walk well. You may need to put in a ramp or add a lift to your home so you don’t have to move, but can stay in it for longer if it is a home or location that you love. It could be that you need to pay for home help such as cleaning and laundry as you get older.

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What the Best Website Design will Do for Your Business

What the Best Website Design will Do for Your Business

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There are many different kinds of website and not all have the best website design. For many, it doesn’t even matter because they just want a way to get their story out onto the world wide web. But for a business website the design is extremely important.  You need to have a clear goal for your website and have it designed so it succeeds in doing whatever your goal is; selling products or services, offering valuable information to gain an email address or simply advertising your offline business to the local area.

Ease of use

The best website design will include many of the latest technologies and trends to keep customers safer when using it and to ensure that traffic flows to and through it, easily finding what they want. It should integrate many elements seamlessly so that potential customers not only find what they want, but have no trouble – or hesitation – in purchasing it.

One thing everybody who goes online wants is to achieve their goal in the fastest possible time. Busy people may only have a few minutes to find out or get what they want online.  They use their iPhone to access the internet while travelling to work or standing in the checkout queue of their local supermarket.  If they can get to your website and purchase what they want in that time, then they will deal with you again, knowing that your website was one of the easiest and best to use.

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Adwords Marketing Simplified

Adwords Marketing Simplified

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Business people who talk about Google Adwords marketing know that it is a way to increase their profits exponentially if done properly. But often, businesses don’t spend enough on advertising to make a profit. That’s not to say you have to spend thousands, although larger businesses can and often do. But when you are starting a new business, this kind of budget is rarely available. That doesn’t mean to say adwords marketing is out of your reach; it just means you need to set your budget properly.

If you are starting to feel a bit confused, here are 3 tips to simplify things.

  • You can get started for as little as $25 per week
  • Google adwords can be as simple or as complex as you like. Keep it simple if you are new to it.
  • Have patience. Don’t quit too soon, but watch your spend carefully.

When you start your adwords campaign you’ll have many blanks to fill in on the adwords forms. The main ones are your daily spend, the target audience, and writing your ad. The adwords website makes it all quite easy to fill in with automatic infill in some cases.

When setting your budget you have to work backwards from the profit per sale to the conversion rate cost and the cut you give to Google. But setting a low daily budget will ensure the ad is not shown after the limit is reached, so it can never ‘accidentally’ cost you more.

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How to Avoid Problems with Your Renovations

How to Avoid Problems with Your Renovations

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DIY renovations can save money and give a great deal of satisfaction to those who love working with their hands.  Whether you love working with timber, painting, or simply planning it all out, the working out when electrical contractors and other trades should come and fitting the other pieces together like a jigsaw puzzle, doing home renovations is what makes life worthwhile for many people.

If you are into home renovations and improvements it is essential to know what is legal for you to do and what is not, when council permission is needed and what all those other rules and regulations are. No one likes red tape, but it is a fact of life and ignoring it can be costly.  Here are some ways to avoid any problems with your renovations.

  • Cost out the job. If it is going to cost more than $3,300 you will need council permission.
  • Work with the council in finding out what is needed in your state as the rules and regulations vary by state.
  • Make sure you don’t do work that needs a licensed professional, such as an electrician or residential plumber, even if it looks simple.
  • Make sure all your tradies are fully licensed and have insurance.
  • Have your plans are approved by council and get the necessary inspections as the work progresses, even if it means a delay waiting for the building inspector to come.
  • Don’t attempt to do work you are not qualified for or skilled enough to do. It may seem like it’s going to save money, but in the long run problems can pop up and can be more costly to fix.

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7 Ways to Use Limestone Blocks in the Garden

7 Ways to Use Limestone Blocks in the Garden

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If you are considering upgrading the landscaping around your home or commercial building limestone blocks are a good choice for many elements. Limestone is a durable material that is beautiful in its own right. It is strong enough to withstand being out in the weather all the time so is ideal for seating that does not have to be brought inside overnight to protect it from the weather.

There are many other ways to use limestone as part of your landscaping:-

  • Retaining walls. Most blocks that are on a slope will require retaining walls to ensure the soil does not wash away in a storm. But retaining walls can also be used as a garden edging where it needs to be that bit higher than a normal edging. Knee high or even hip high walls are often used to contain plants on a sloping piece of ground. Retaining walls can be used as a feature to enhance the garden or lawn.
  • If you have created a beautiful outdoor area for alfresco meals or entertaining, a wall of limestone can be used as a windbreak, for privacy or to throw some shade onto the area. This can be the ideal finish for your outdoor area to make it pop. It can take what looks a bit plain and convert it to something that is really different and pleasing.

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Can Police Issue Violence Restraining Orders?

Can Police Issue Violence Restraining Orders?

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If you are a victim of violence and the police become involved, they can make an immediate Violence Restraining Order (VRO) against the person who hurt you. This is called a Police Order and will be in effect for 72 hours, long enough for you to make your own application for a permanent VRO. Competent lawyers such as PCLB Criminal Lawyers can help you to make the application and give you a great deal of legal advice about your rights and the rights of the other person involved.

The Police Orders will prevent the person from coming near you and the places where you work and live.  The police will also remove any weapons from the offender and may arrest and charge the offender. If the person is released on bail, the bail conditions that are set will also prevent the person from coming near you.

The two types of restraining orders are the VRO and a Misconduct Restraining Order (MRO) which is the chosen order when the persons involved are not in a domestic or family relationship – that is, anyone you are not related to by birth, a de-facto relationship or marriage.

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Obligation of Directors in Shareholder Disputes

Obligation of Directors in Shareholder Disputes

Posted on Posted in Business, Legal Advice

When you run a business, things don’t always go according to plan. Instead of the plain sailing you expected, suddenly there are shareholder disputes to settle. If you are the director you have certain obligations and the first one is the consult with a commercial lawyer such as Summers Legal to ensure you take the right road to recover. If you don’t, it is possible to lose the business altogether.

The first thing to be done is to negotiate with the other parties to try and resolve the conflict. If this doesn’t work it can be taken to mediation where a neutral party helps to facilitate the discussion so that the parties can hopefully, resolve the conflict. The mediator has no say in how the parties resolve it or in seeing that the resolution is a fair one.

Where failure to resolve once again occurs the matter then must go to arbitration. The only trouble with this is that the decision for how the resolution should come about is taken out of the director’s hands and even the shareholders will have no say. Very often the company must be wound up and everyone loses out. While the resolution is enforced legally and the judge considers his decision to be the fairest for all concerned, very often the parties are still left unsatisfied with how things were worked out.

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The Advantages of Good Landscape Design

The Advantages of Good Landscape Design

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A lovely landscape design not only adds value to your property, it can transform your outdoor area into a beautiful place to sit and enjoy Mother Nature’s bounty. Most homeowners don’t have the training that professional landscapers have undergone, so their attempts at landscaping fall far short of what is possible. The result is they don’t get the best out of their block of ground and the value of the home is less than it could be.

Even if your block is not as large as you would like, there are many lovely garden designs that can make it look larger or in many other ways enhance your enjoyment of life. If you are lucky enough to have a large block, proper landscaping can really enhance your space and provide an outdoor area that is totally amazing.

A good garden design can –

  • Create small, private pockets that delight your heart
  • Give privacy from the roadway, public path, or the neighbours
  • Create a windbreak that enables more delicate flowers to grow well
  • Offer shade in an otherwise hot area
  • Provide a delightful, safe and shady spot for the children to play
  • Cover up an eyesore such as an old shed or fence or wall that is not on your own property
  • Lead you into other areas of the garden
  • Create a peaceful oasis in a busy cityscape
  • Provide an aesthetically pleasing area to entertain or to relax and enjoy some down time
  • Add value to your property
  • Make your property stand apart from others
  • Give your home street appeal.

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Basic Information about Consent Orders

Basic Information about Consent Orders

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Consent Orders document the agreements reached between two parties who have separated and/or divorced regarding the division of property, spousal maintenance and parenting arrangements for the children. According to Robertson Hayles a family law firm will very likely have been involved in the process, although some couples can reach agreement on their own or through counselling and mediation services.

If  a former couple have reached such an agreement and decided to leave it as an informal arrangement with no Consent Orders, there is the risk that one will not keep to the agreement, changing it to suit themselves in the future. The other party will have no legal recourse to ensure that the agreement is kept.  That is why it is in everyone’s best interests to have the agreement legally verified with Consent Orders.

When an agreement is documented in Consent Orders it becomes a legally binding and enforceable agreement that cannot be changed unless both parties agree to it in a court. A property settlement agreement is also binding if it is documented in a Binding Financial Agreement (BFA). However, parenting agreements can only be documented in Consent Orders.

To do this you have to apply for Consent Orders and have the court approve the agreement you have reached with your ex-partner or ex-spouse. The court will only agree to them if it decides the agreement is fair and equitable for the property division and in the best interests of the child, for the parenting arrangements.

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How to Find the Right Advice and Guidance for Your Small Business

How to Find the Right Advice and Guidance for Your Small Business

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Setting up your own small business may be a dream come true, but if you don’t want it to turn into a nightmare, it is essential to get the right kind of advice and guidance. There are many professionals who can help you from web designers and general internet business consultants, but talking with a good Perth Wills Lawyer should always be one of the first steps. In fact, it is a good idea to keep on with the same lawyers all the time so they become familiar with you and your business and can advise you quickly whenever you need it.

Apart from solicitors, who else can help you in business? Setting up a business can be a complex undertaking and you should never fly solo unless you intend to be a sole trader; even then you’ll likely need an accountant. Here is a list of people you are likely to need for advice and help.

  • Accountants – apart from lawyers, an accountant is the next most important person to have guiding your business. Having an accountant to do your books will save you time and many headaches. An accountant can also advise you on many financial issues from whether your business can afford to expand through to legally paying the least amount of tax possible.
  • Insurance advisors – having a professional insurance advisor – one who doesn’t work for any specific company – will enable you to protect your business from many risks, even those that you haven’t thought about. They can tell you just how much insurance you need as well as what kind.

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Who Will do Your Commercial Property Maintenance?

Who Will do Your Commercial Property Maintenance?

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Property maintenance is more important than you may realise. When it comes to the look of a commercial property it is essential that everything is in pristine condition if you expect customers to come. If anything about the property looks neglected or run-down, potential customers will be turned off, because (a) they will think your business is run the same way as your premises look and (b) they simply don’t want to go into a building that does not look welcoming.

Statistics don’t lie

It has been proven statistically that people flock to a public or commercial area that is attractive and pleasant to be in, while they avoid those places that look neglected or ugly. This is because our surroundings affect our mood just as much as being with happy people makes us feel happier too.

So if there is no one to do your property maintenance properly, it will soon become run down and begin to look unattractive. You will then lose customers. The trouble is that when you hire staff it is to help run the business, not to do repairs on the building and make it look nice. So you actually have to hire help to do this, because your own time is taken up in running the business – as it should be.

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The Elements of Modern Kitchen Design

The Elements of Modern Kitchen Design

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When it comes to modern kitchen design there are several elements that may easily be missing in older kitchens, or in those flat-pack kitchens that are popular with many builders. To truly enjoy working in the kitchen you need to have one that is more than just functional. Hotel kitchens are functional; that doesn’t mean they have all the elements a modern kitchen should have.

In fact, many kitchens, commercial or not, are poorly designed. They may not have good lighting, or the food preparation area may not be located conveniently to the sink or the stove. While they still work and the person who does the cooking gets used to the inconvenience, they could be much better.

Inconvenience in a kitchen is not only annoying and frustrating; it is also tiring. If you have to continually walk from one end of the kitchen to the other to get what you want it takes longer to prepare the meal.  If you have to dodge doors that open into your standing or walk space, it can cause bruises when you bump into them.

So what are the elements of modern kitchen design?

  • A work space that is properly designed so the above problems are addressed.
  • Lighting that gives you spot lights for preparation rather than dark corners or working in your own shadow.
  • Plenty of storage in the correct places so that everything you need is right to hand. Many housewives dream of a walk-in pantry or storage area for those things that are not used every day.
  • Enough bench space to prepare meals so cooking for a larger family or entertaining is not difficult.
  • A pleasant look and feel. If you love colour and your kitchen is plain white or grey, you may hate being in it, no matter how functional it is.

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Why Botox is so Popular

Why Botox is so Popular

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Statistics show that the use of Botox Injections has increased exponentially over the last few years, making it the most popular treatment available to remove wrinkles. While it has other medical uses it is best known as a wrinkle treatment and many famous people owe their youthful looks to it. But why is it so popular? There are many reasons.

  • The truth is that women have always wanted to look young and beautiful with smooth skin that is wrinkle free. Having Botox injections are one way to achieve this, as it is used to treat those wrinkles known as frown lines and crow’s feet.
  • Very often, women need to look as young as possible to keep their jobs or to get a promotion. Sadly, the men responsible feel that a younger woman will do a better job – plus they like to be surrounded by youth and beauty
  • When women have jobs that keep them in the public eye a lot, they feel that removing wrinkles will make them more successful. This is partly due to the fact that wrinkles can make you look annoyed or grumpy even when you are not. This is simply bad for business.
  • Many women like to copy their idols on television, who use Botox to look younger.
  • Botox injections don’t take up a lot of time when compared to having a facelift. So a busy woman can fit them into her schedule without a lot of effort. Surgery for a facelift would take much longer, requiring a stay in hospital.
  • You don’t need to have anaesthetic with Botox injections. A topical anaesthetic cream may be used, but usually the injections just feel like a tiny pin prick. Since there can be side effects to even anaesthetic, doing without it is a plus.
  • Botox actually works! Many treatments to remove wrinkles don’t really work, especially if it is an over the counter product. They may make your skin feel tight for a while, but the wrinkles are still there, especially after you wash that cream off.
  • Botox lasts for a long time. Usually it is between 4-6 months which many women consider to be good, considering the small time it takes for treatment.

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What Kind of Education Is Suitable for Your Child?

What Kind of Education Is Suitable for Your Child?

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We have all heard that there are some children who slip through the cracks when it comes to childcare and education. These are children that somehow get through highschool without even having learned how to read and can hardly write their own name. As adults, they will find it difficult to gain employment, do their tax, understand or fill out forms and even do the grocery shopping.

Most mothers who want to give their child the best child care, try to ensure hope their child leaves school well-educated, but what can they do about it if their primary age child is simply not coping at school? There are many factors that mix and mingle to cause children to have trouble learning basic skills such as reading, writing and simple maths. Bullying, changing schools often, dyslexia, illness, days missed for other reasons and so on.

If you don’t think these are affecting your child, or if you have worked with the teacher to see what can be done but their grades are still not very high, it could be time for a bolder approach. Not all children are suited to the kind of learning environment that is by necessity used in public primary schools. In many, the class numbers are large and cater to the middle learners. Slow and very fast learners will both have problems in this environment.

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More to Cabinet Making Than Meets the Eye

More to Cabinet Making Than Meets the Eye

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Home handymen might think making a cabinet is an easy project. All you need is a few pieces of timber, some nails and screws, a tape measure and square. But professional cabinet makers such Colray Cabinets would tell you it is not as easy as you may think. First you have to think about the style of your kitchen cabinets.

For instance, do you want modern, contemporary or some other kind of style? Unless you know what style you are going to build you will not be able to purchase the right materials. Then again, once you settle on the style you want, will it actually look good in your kitchen, or will it stand out like a sore toe? You will need to be sure the cabinet suits the other components in your kitchen.

Getting the measurements right can pose another problem. You might measure the gap where that cabinet is to go only to find after the cabinet is built that the top measurement differs from the bottom one for some reason. Maybe the floor is not perfectly level or perhaps your fingers slipped when you took the measurement.

You will need to decide whether the cabinet should be a built-in, or if you will make it out in the shed and simply slot it into place when it’s finished – if it fits. Then you’ll need to fill in the gap between it and the wall if you don’t want it to fill with dust and things that fell off the back of the cupboard. And there are the gaps on both sides to deal with.

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Best Garden Pots for Balconies

Best Garden Pots for Balconies

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Growing plants in pots on a balcony is even more difficult than having them on a veranda or in the back yard. Why? On the balcony there is very little else to catch the eye, so if the garden pots are not beautiful, or if the plants in them look jaded, it will be really noticeable and the pretty display you were aiming for simply won’t materialise.

Weighty matters

So the best pots for balconies are those that both look really attractive and have several other elements that help the plant to grow well. Pots with thicker walls offer a bit of insulation from the heat that many balconies suffer from. They are also heavier so can withstand winds that are often much more forceful on a high rise balcony than at ground level. However, they should not be too heavy as balconies usually have a maximum weight load owners must adhere to for safety.

Drain and stain

Pots for balconies should also have a saucer underneath or be designed so that excess water won’t run out the bottom and stain the cement on the balcony. Dirty water can drip off your balcony and fall or blow onto the one below. Not a good way to be friends with the neighbours. Pots should be chosen to suit the growth habits of the plant in them. If the plant is going to grow really tall, the pot needs to be larger and heavy enough to prevent the whole lot blowing over.

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9 Benefits of a Binding Financial Agreement

9 Benefits of a Binding Financial Agreement

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Many couples think of a Binding Financial Agreement (BFA) as a pre-nup, but it is much more than just that. Usually drawn up by a family lawyer such as Robinson Family Lawyers, a BFA can be entered into at any stage of a relationship; before, during or after a marriage or de-facto relationship is entered into. If you were wondering what benefits such an agreement has, here are some of them.

  • When a BFA is drawn up when a couple are still happy, either before or during a relationship, it is highly likely to contain elements that are reasonable and agreeable to both parties. So if the relationship then fails, there is no need for either party to worry about whether it is fair or just.
  • People these days often go through more than one relationship. It can give a previously divorced person peace of mind that they won’t lose everything should another relationship failure occur.
  • Although a BFA can be made at any time, making one before or during a relationship is less stressful than making one after a breakup.
  • It can reassure the more financially stable party that their partner is not just marrying them for their money.
  • A BFA can be used to lay down ground rules about finances during a relationship. It can specify who will pay specific bills and who will be responsible for certain debts, as well as defining how much and where money should be spent.
  • It is much more cost effective to have a BFA drawn up beforehand than to go to court for settlement afterwards.

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How to Use Your Frameless Glass Showerscreens Safely

How to Use Your Frameless Glass Showerscreens Safely

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It is not only aging people who have poor close-up eyesight; many younger people do too. So if you are thinking about installing frameless glass showerscreens, or if you have recently upgraded your home to include them, it is essential to know how to use them safely.  Glass in the bathroom has many advantages in allowing the light to shine into every corner, visually enhancing the entire room and making it seem bigger.

However, the experts at Shower Screens Perth advise those with eyesight that is not as sharp as it could be might tend to bump into glass screens. To prevent this from happening all you need to do is place a sticker of some kind on the glass door of the shower screen. Place it at eye level or a little lower, but not so low that it doesn’t catch your line of sight as soon as you enter the bathroom

Once you can see where the door is, you’ll have no trouble knowing where those almost invisible walls are as well.  Older people may even appreciate having a sticker on each wall as well, because once they are in the shower without spectacles and with water running down their face, they may find it more difficult to keep track of where they are in relation to walls and doors.

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Windows Carpet Friendly?

Are Your Windows Carpet Friendly?

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These days it is the trend for windows to be large enough to let in that warming sun throughout the winter. Larger windows also increase the natural light in a room and allow you to enjoy the view from the privacy of your home, but are they carpet friendly? Most people don’t realise that large windows without the right window coverings can actually ruin your carpet. But Brilliance Carpet Cleaning Perth know that sunlight can fade the carpet just the same as it can fade the curtains.

These days we have rubber backed curtains or blinds that don’t fade to protect the curtains, but we often don’t think about the floor, except that there is a nice warm patch of sunlight on it for the toddler to play in. Unfortunately, that nice warm patch is gradually getting lighter in colour. Even carpet that is already a light colour can fade due to sunlight.

How can you stop that from happening? There are several options, depending on the location of the window and style of your home: –

  • Draw the blinds or curtains during the time the sun pours in the window. This will mostly be winter mornings or afternoons, depending on the orientation of the house, so it doesn’t mean you never get to look out the window.
  • Grow a shrubby bush outside the window for shade.
  • Put up a window awning – might be your next home improvement DIY project?

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Where to Party the Night Away in Bali

Where to Party the Night Away in Bali

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Many travellers without family commitments go to Bali with their friends, looking forward to enjoying the nightlife and entertainment, of which there is plenty. They love to party at a different club each night – or several in one night – only returning to their villas in the wee hours of the morning. Some of the best venues to find music and dancing are in the southern regions of Bali at places like Kuta, Legian, Seminyak and Butik.

Here is a list of popular places to party the night away if you are so inclined: –

  • The 61 Legian Entertainment Complex holds 8 clubs and pubs with Sky Club on the roof being a popular choice for many tourists. You can dance the night away, but you will need sustenance and this can be found up on the Sky Club’s rooftop garden lounge with an all you can eat buffet for just 50,000 Rupiahs and free beer that keeps tourists and others coming back.
  • A legendary hotspot that schoolies seem to love is Bounty Ship or Bounty Discotheque as it is also known. A disco and dance floor will keep you swaying while the bar and restaurant will ensure you don’t go hungry or thirsty.
  • If you are into chic dining with a Middle Eastern restaurant on the top floor and a nightclub underneath go to Jenj in Seminyak. The bar is in the nightclub and serves cocktails and booze.

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How to Care for Your Skin After a Botox Injection

How to Care for Your Skin After a Botox Injection

Posted on Posted in Beauty Tips, Health & Fitness

Many people have botox procedures to get rid of those frown lines or crow’s feet on their face. Some have them as a preventative rather than a cure. Botox Perth works by preventing the nerve from communicating with the muscles in your face, so if your brain tells the muscle to contract, it won’t be able to. This will prevent a wrinkle from forming to start with and thus, your face will stay looking smooth and young.

Once you have the injections, your doctor will remind you of certain things you should or should not do for a while to ensure you get the best result. This will have been discussed beforehand and you very likely will have a sheet of instructions. But it is easy to forget, especially if you feel stressed out by the procedure. In fact, it is a very simple procedure which is one reason why it is so popular, but the first time may make you feel stressed.

So here are some skin care tips to remember for after the Botox injections.

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7 Different Roof Styles for Patios

7 Different Roof Styles for Patios

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When you decide to add a patio to your home you will need to make certain decisions such as where to put it and what to use it for. You will also need to decide on the style. While styles for may be limited due to the simplicity of the structure, the roof will be what sets it off and adds to the look of your home. There are at least 6 different roof styles for patios.

  • The flat roof. As the name suggests, this roof is entirely flat. This makes it ideal for a carport when added to the side of the home. However, it may not suit the front of the home so well, unless your house also has a flat roof.
  • The gable roof. This is a pitched section in the middle with a flat part at each side. A pitched roof gives a bit more air space to keep things cooler and adds interest to the look.
  • A curved roof patio is similar to the gable, only instead of two sides rising to form a peak in the middle, that section has a graceful curve that can really suit the contemporary home.
  • A gazebo style hip patio roof is somewhat more sophisticated and much more interesting, with the hip part in the centre extending out past the edges of the structure. It is supported by an extra leg, so if an uninterrupted view is important, you might want to choose another option.
  • The heritage gable patio roof is not flat anywhere. Instead, it sloped from the centre down to each side and a sloping extension at the front extend to the whole length of the patio, making it more of a square than a rectangle. Ideal for those who want a larger patio.

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What is CoolSculpting?

What is CoolSculpting?

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If you want to lose weight without dieting or feel you have some fatty bumps on your body that just won’t come off, CoolSculpting may be for you. You may have expected something like liposuction which uses a needle to suck out little lumps of fat. However, this procedure is much better in that it is far less invasive. In other words, there is no part of the procedure that breaks the skin open, leaving it prone to possible infection and the need to heal.

Rather, this procedure uses a process of cooling to freeze the fat cells in the treatment area. It takes about an hour to have it done and during this time there is no need for painkillers or anaesthesia of any kind, simply because the procedure is not painful and hardly even uncomfortable. You simply sit and read a book, listen to music or watch a DVD while it is being done.

After it is done your skin will feel cool and perhaps numb to the touch and there might be a small amount of bruising. This will disappear over time, so don’t let it worry you. You’ll be able to go straight back to work or do whatever you like, ensuring that your busy life will go on without interruption.

Of course, with such a non-invasive procedure you cannot expect instant results. While the fat cells have been destroyed, it takes your body some time to remove them. This is a natural process that the body does rather like the way it removes bruised blood from under the skin. Only because there is more fat to move than the small amount of blood in most bruises, it will take longer – 2- 4 months.

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What Are The Benefits Of Using A Commercial Cleaner Vs Doing It Yourself

What Are The Benefits Of Using A Commercial Cleaner Vs Doing It Yourself

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If you own or manage some sort of commercial or large residential building, you may find yourself responsible for making sure that it is cleaned properly and regularly. Although many people decide to take up this cleaning responsibility themselves, it is usually a good idea to hire a professional commercial cleaner.

Professional cleaners are usually very good at what they do – especially if you choose one with a decent reputation – and they will generally be able to get things done much quicker than you would if you did it yourself. Some of the benefits of using a commercial cleaner, instead of doing it yourself, include:

You Will Have More Time To Spend On Other Things

Imagine if you had three or four extra hours per week to spend on the things that you want to. Over the course of a year, three extra hours per week would come to almost seven full days of time – more than enough to learn a new skill or to get a whole lot accomplished!

Employing a commercial cleaner can help you free up this time. If you currently clean your own building, the chances are that you spend at least three hours per week doing so – probably more. Stop wasting your time, and employ someone else to do your dirty work for you – you will thank yourself later!

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Why the Visible Results of Liposuction are Delayed

Why the Visible Results of Liposuction are Delayed

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Once you have had liposuction, you may look eagerly into the mirror to see the new you. However, you may feel quite disappointed when you don’t see any difference. Or maybe the treated areas look even worse than they did before. Not to worry!

The reason why you can see no visible difference is because your body has not had time to heal yet. It takes weeks before the bruising and swelling go down and in fact, it may even take months for the swelling to subside and until it does, you won’t be able to see the effects of the body sculpting performed on your body by the doctor. While many people find it difficult to wait, there is no way that this time can be avoided.

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What’s in Your Garage?

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Many homeowners are restricted in what they can put in their garage due to the small area  available. Even many luxury homes are designed for just two cars and that leaves nowhere for the boat, a caravan, a jet ski or golf buggy to go, not to mention the golf clubs, the children’s bicycles, or as they get older, perhaps motorbikes.

In fact, it’s time home designers took a leaf out of Sam Sorgiovanni’s book. Sam Sorgiovanni designed the yacht Anastasia in 2008 and he included plenty of space in the ‘garage’. Much more than you’d find in most luxury homes. So what is in the Anastasia’s garage?

  • 4 tenders (smaller launches) ranging from over 9 metres to almost 7 metres.
  • 4 Wave Runners
  • Several Jet skis
  • A storage rack for 8-10 full body wetsuits
  • Other water toys such as windsurfers and snorkelling gear
  • Storage cupboards for the above.

The Anastasia also has a full gym, Jacuzzi and aquarium for the enjoyment of guests. She sleeps 12 guests and has room for 20 crew. Of course, she is 75.5 metres long, so there is plenty of room.

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Rolling Stone Café Well Known Musical Spot in Jakarta

Rolling Stone Café Well Known Musical Spot in Jakarta

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Rolling Stone Café did not get its name from the band but rather from the premier music magazine known around the world. The Rolling Stone Café in Jakarta is the third Rolling Stone Café to open its doors. The first one was in Japan followed by one in Los Angeles, and then the one in Jakarta, which was met with great excitement. It didn’t take long for the café to catch on, thanks partly to the notorious nature of the magazine, which helped to build recognition.

The interior defiantly is an eye catcher – the glass building located on Ampera Street is mainly decorated with red and black leather. The food served is all your well known comfort foods of the west including steak, ribs, nachos, burgers, and pasta dishes.

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How to Have Fun Planning Your Wedding

How to Have Fun Planning Your Wedding

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Planning a wedding doesn’t have to be complicated or stressful if you have dedicated wedding planners to help you. Every bride and groom want their wedding day to be perfect and rightly so. But all the organisation and planning can easily stress you out, especially when you have to deal with several companies for your different event hire needs.

It’s much easier to deal with one company who can provide many of the elements you need for your wedding – and especially the wedding reception. The best way is to write a list of all the things you need:

  • A wedding DJ
  • Great music/speakers
  • Room/table decorations
  • Lighting
  • Crockery and cutlery
  • Photography/photo booth
  • Wedding cake
  • Flowers

Then you can choose a wedding hire company that provides most of them, thus saving you from having to deal with many companies.

Sometimes, everyone in the family wants to make decisions for you, but this is your wedding and you have a right to decide for yourselves what you want. Therefore, be tactful, but tell anyone who is interfering with your plans that it is all taken care of and will be a delightful surprise to them on the day.

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3 Main Ways to Clean Your Carpet

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Most people who have carpet in their home will be familiar with vacuuming, but it is important to do it properly and to ensure you do all three if the carpet is to remain clean and look nice for its whole life. Professional carpet cleaning from a company like Brilliance Cleaning is a necessity to keep you and your children healthy, with no dust mites, fleas, or pet hair and dander to cause allergies.

Vacuuming

Vacuuming the carpet is the most common way to clean all that dust and fluff off it. Simply walking on the carpet will make it grubby over time and grit, pet hair and lots of other nasties will penetrate deep into the fibre. Yet many people simply run the vacuum cleaner over the carpet quickly and believe they have done a good job of cleaning it.

Firstly, a vacuum cleaner needs to have strong suction, which mean the motor should be strong. Cheap vacuum cleaners don’t usually work that well for carpet, even if they do a good job on a hard floor.

Vacuuming the carpet should be done slowly so that the vacuum cleaner has time to dislodge the dirt and suck it up. A second pass should be done then, at a 90 degree angle to the first one. This allows the carpet fibres to be moved in a different direction, so that any dirt trapped under them the first time can be dislodged and removed.

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Is Your Fencing Really Secure?

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If you need security fencing, you must make sure it is truly secure. According to Lone Pine Fencing, not all fencing is as secure as it could be, leaving the property open to vandals or thieves. Loss of this kind can cause a business to founder, especially if it happens more than once. Not only do you have the loss of stock and damage to premises to pay for, but also your insurance premiums are likely to skyrocket.

So when inspecting the fence, look at these possible access points to ensure your property can remain safe.

  • The top of the fence. While the fence may be high, unless the top is lined with razor wire or bends over towards the outside, it can still be breached fairly easily. It only takes a ladder or an agile burglar to climb over by putting his toes into the diamond shaped space between the links. This cannot happen with a palisade type fence where steel posts are close together along the whole length of the fence.
  • The bottom of the fence. Don’t forget that someone could dig a hole under the fence, even if it reached down to ground level. Ground is not always level either, leaving a gap where the wire runs across the dip. The kind of commercial fencing with a cement base to prevent this, is the best.
  • Through the fence. Unless the fence is quite solid and strong, burglars may be able to get through it by cutting the wire or ramming a vehicle into it.

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