How to Experience a Long Australian Vacation on a Budget...

By Diana Smith The usual estimated time for the exploration of a certain country should amount to a casual two week vacation. And sure enough, for the most countries out there, everything beyond that is an overkill. But what happens when you want to visit a country like Australia that covers an entire continent, and has so much to offer that you can easily end up stuck for an entire month there? Well, it really boils down to how ambitious you are, but either way you will have to have a foolproof travel plan and know how to stretch your travel budget over a prolonged period of time. Let us see how you can address these issues. Prioritize the Things You Like the Most Australia is a place of great diversity, no matter whether we are talking about cultural, ethnical, natural or historical diversity. Trying to consume everything in one go may prove to be too much even for the biggest travel gourmands. That is why you should divide the places you can visit into several distinct groups and prioritize the things in which you are interested the most. Here’s a great example of one of such lists: Cities and country areas Historical sites Sport events Adventure travel Relaxation Coastal vacation Prioritize the Things You Can Get for Free Now that you know where your priorities lay it is time to do a short research on the places you can get an access for free, and fortunately the list you will end up with will not be short. Sure, some premium content will require you to pay a certain price, but don’t think that the things you will get for free are second grade. Here are few attractions you should pay attention to: Sydney – Museum of Contemporary Arts, ArtGallery of New South Wales Brisbane – Queensland Museum, Queensland Gallery of Modern Art Melbourne– National Gallery of Victoria Group Things that are Close Together Because of its enormous size, Australia can be fully explored only if it’s divided into several smaller scale tours that are easier to digests. Otherwise, aimlessly wandering across the continent can consume both your time and your budget. Here are some of the most logical combinations you could explore in short bursts: Sydney, Blue Mountains, Melbourne Melbourne, Tasmania Sydney, Pacific Highway, Brisbane Brisbane, FraserIsland, Cairns Brisbane, Gold Coast, ByronBay Adelaide, BarossaValley, Alice Springs Travel Fast and Cheap Essentially, you should search for the transportation that...

Hashimoto Disease in Down Syndrome...

Bt Sameer Ather MD, PhD Down syndrome Down syndrome is the most common genetic condition in the U.S., with an incidence of 1 in 691 babies. The primary abnormality in individuals with Down syndrome is presence of additional genetic material on the chromosome 21, (hence also referred to as trisomy 21). Though, exact cause of Down syndrome is not known, but it is believed to be associated with advanced age of mother and exposure to certain toxins during pregnancy. Most children with Down syndrome develop irreversible mental retardation and learning defects. Fortunately, with excellent care and medical assistance, average life expectancy is generally good. Down syndrome and Thyroid Gland There is a strong association between Down syndrome and thyroid disorders. For example, congenital hypothyroidism is diagnosed 28-times more frequently in individuals with Down syndrome. Normal thyroxine levels are needed for growth and crucial development of brain in the first few months after birth. If normal thyroid levels are not maintained during first 6 months after birth, the risk of irreversible brain damage/ mental retardation is inevitable. If a child with Down syndrome has normal thyroid function at birth, it becomes extremely important to perform repeated tests for the evaluation of thyroid function at regular intervals because the thyroid hormone levels may be normal at birth in some Down syndrome babies. However, the normal levels are mainly due to the transfer of thyroid hormone from the mother to the baby during pregnancy. In other words, once the maternal hormones are removed, the baby will begin to develop the signs of hypothyroidism. Other than congenital hypothyroidism, acquired hypothyroidism during early childhood years is twice as high in children with Down syndrome. The most common form of acquired hypothyroidism is,Hashimotos Disease (also known as Hashimoto’s Syndrome or Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis). Hashimoto’s Syndrome is an autoimmune disease in which our own antibodies attack the thyroid gland, reducing the thyroid function. Children with Down syndrome are more likely to develop Hashimoto’s Disease at a younger age as compared with children without Down syndrome. In addition, to Hashimoto’s Syndrome, about 20% of the children with Hashimoto’s Disease can also develop Grave’s disease, another autoimmune disorder causing hyperthyroidism (increased function of thyroid). Why are children with Down syndrome at risk of developing Hashimoto’s disease? Apart from thyroid disorders, other autoimmune diseases are also observed more frequently in population with Down syndrome. This include Scleroderma, Pernicious Anemia, Alopecia, Addison’s disease, Allergic dermatitis, Dermatomyositis, Coeliac disease, Sjogren’s syndrome, Polyarteritis...

Keep Your Business Going With Catering Equipment Finance...

By Sarah Miller The food business is a challenging one. Catering, in particular, has unique needs and progresses differently from other hospitality businesses. Nonetheless, it is also as fast-moving as the others, so you need the right tools to be able to cope with the momentum. Whether your company is in the start-up stage or farther along, you’ll need to keep on investing in equipment as it grows. If you’re expanding your café or restaurant, consider catering equipment finance for either purchasing or leasing. You also have the option of investing in new or used equipment. There’s always a financing options that suit your needs best. The important thing is for you to be allowed to access what you need without having to dole out the cash to make large deposits up front. Often, you want to focus on growing the business, but the lack of sufficient funds for doing so hinders your progress. It’s good to know that you can take advantage of catering equipment finance to be allowed the freedom to move forward. Why should you choose to take this route? You get immediate access to the equipment you want. There’s no need to wait while you save up. There are no deposits required and the VAT is spread over a period of up to three years. This is a tax-efficient option. You get to make tax deductible payments. This doesn’t tie up your capital so that you have the cash to use for other areas of your business. This gives you the freedom to get the machinery you truly want and not have to settle for what you can afford for the time being. Eventually, you are also allowed upgrade options to suit your needs. With fixed payments over a fixed period, you’ll have an easier time budgeting. By going to the right financial institution, you can expect to get the best finance option available. There are programs that match your requirements with the different lending criteria available so you get financing that truly suits your situation. Frequently, the answer is in leasing. The goal is to avoid the high set up costs of expanding your business. By choosing to lease, you can spread the cost of catering supplies over a few years. Doing this leaves you with the capital to invest in other aspects of your business, from marketing to payroll, allowing you to excel in the catering industry. About the author: Sarah Miller is a...

7 Extraordinary Anti-aging Beauty Tips That Will Boost Your Self Confidence...

By Jack Dawson Confidence is elegant beauty merchandise that you can ever wear. Your walking, sitting and talking will be highlighted when you are confident. Building confidence however, isn’t an easy thing to do. It takes many people years to sum up the courage and attain the priceless elegance. You can also build up or enhance your self-confidence with the flowing beauty tips: Exercise A perfectly toned body will give you a confidence boost. You will look prettier because of endorphins and feel good hormones secreted when you work out enhances blood flow, increases metabolism and result in higher energy levels, healthier body, happiness and a high self-confidence. Mental function is also improved with exercise. Good hair care Good carte for your hair starts with you sporting your natural hair. Stop dying your hair and accept your natural hair colour. Accepting your natural features is the first step to high confidence. You should also invest in a good conditioner to get rid of the frizzles and to detangle your hair. Then, get a good hair oil and moisturizer to protect and add life to your hair. Care for your skin Your skin is among the first features that will be recognized on meeting workers, friends and strangers. A flared up or dry skin may lower your self-esteem, making you less confident. Embracing natural skin is the best strategy for fighting breakout and rashes. Try this. You should also use nurturing skin products like the natural anti-age serum that penetrated deep into skin cells, promoting rejuvenation, cellular regeneration and renewal of cells and collagen. A beautiful skin will boost your confidence. Use of natural beauty products Synthetic products should be avoided as much as possible. Go for facial products with natural ingredients especially plant extracts. They are better suited for your skin and will not result in cellular, tissue, organ or system failure. Hair products, bathing and makeup with synthetic and potentially harmful products should be avoided. Most are known to block the skin pores causing breakouts. Eating clean foods This isn’t an odd confident boost. Remember the notion that you are what you eat, well, this is true. Clean foods include plant products, omega/essential oil-rich foods and lean proteins. Fruits and vegetable: vitamins, minerals and protective properties for your cells. Lean proteins: provide a source of amino acids for proteins and collagen production for firm and youthful skin. Essential oils: important structural components for flexibility of the skin and...

The World of Business Litigation Attorneys- What Can You Expect from a Career in Litigation?...

Becoming a lawyer sounds like a lot of fun, right? Watching TV series like Suits and How to Get Away with Murder makes the legal practice seem like a very simple thing and an exciting one for that matter. This cannot be further from the case. Lawyers are among the best paid professionals on this planet. The sad bit is that law schools are not filling up as they should. Very few people are interested in becoming lawyers. This is because of the tough process that it is to get to that destination. The best thing about the legal practice is the fact that you can choose an area to concentrate on such as litigation. What is a litigation lawyer? You have probably come across many different titles of legal practitioners. There are the personal injury lawyers who are increasing in popularity as each and every day passes by. Related to personal injury are the fields of wrongful death and medical malpractice law. There are also criminal lawyers who deal with criminal cases. If a case is not criminal in nature, then it is a civil case. This is where the civil litigation lawyers come into the equation. What exactly does a litigation lawyer do? Litigation lawyers are basically attorneys who deal with lawsuits most of the time. Their main duty is to take the lawsuit to court and find ways to win the case. This is as basic as the definition of a litigation lawyer can get. If you would like get into litigation law, then you should be ready to tackle lawsuits of all kinds. Essentially, personal injury lawyers as well as the medical malpractice attorneys are litigation lawyers. They deal with lawsuits of this nature. There are also the litigation attorneys who deal with business matters specifically. The dynamics of business litigation Business litigation is one field of legal practice that is very lucrative, particularly for people who have a keen interest in the world of business. You might not have the grace to handle personal injury cases but you have a working knowledge of issues like copyright and other business-related cases. In such a case, business litigation would be a good career path for you to pursue. A business litigation attorney therefore works by representing a business entity in the legal process of the lawsuit. The types of business lawsuits are as many and as varied as there are businesses. The lawsuit could range from...

Scotland as a Bucket List Destination...

By Rory Ryan Scotland is a nation rich in history and natural beauty. It is a country that contains some of the world’s most amazing scenery and, as the place which gave us the sport of golf, is home to some of the most outstanding golf courses on the planet. Scotland is very much a country which has something to offer for people of all interests. Did you know that, in 2014, Scotland welcomed more than 15 million visitors, who contributed a total of £4.7 billion to its economy? Also, Scotland’s 500 golf courses – amongst them the world famous St. Andrew’s and Carnoustie – accounted for more than £220 million worth of income to the country, while its 50 whiskey distilleries draw more than 1.3 million tourists each year. This infographic by Links Golf Ireland (http://www.linksgolf-ireland.com/) highlights some of the reasons why Scotland is one of the richest tourist havens on offer across the world. It not only features world-renowned golf courses and whiskey distilleries steeped in history; it also plays host to a variety of colorful festivals and beautiful castles. Scotland really is a country that should be on the bucket list of any serious, or even casual, worldwide explorer. www.linksgolf-ireland.com  Bio Rory Ryan works as a Tour Planner for Irish-based golf tour operator Links Golf Ireland. He is part of a team which boasts a wealth of experience in both the golf and hospitality sectors, and which prides the satisfaction of its clients above all else by paying stringent attention to detail in his tour planning. If you would like to submit a guest post on food, wine or travel to Where and What in the World, I would be happy to feature your travel experience , drink, special wine tasting, or family or simply delicious recipe. If you go to submission tab, you will see how to submit, as well as have the opportunity of telling me if you would like to would like to be a regular contributor. When uploading a file for submission, you are also able to upload jpgs. Please feel free to put a last paragraph about you and a link to your profile. No html please. You can also include a head...

Everything You Need To Know About America’s Best National Parks...

The United States is such a huge country. And thanks to its vast size, there are a number of fantastic landscapes to explore. The best landscapes have been cornered off and protected as national parks. These areas of outstanding natural beauty are some of the best places in the country for a vacation. But which national parks are the best? Here’s our pick of the top ones.     Yosemite Valley, California The Yosemite Valley is probably the most famous of all the national parks in America. The park’s terrain ranges from rugged desert landscape to lush forests hugging rivers. The best way to explore is certainly by hiking or mountain biking. One of the park’s highlights is the mighty Yosemite Falls, the highest waterfall in North America. There are many other impressive sights as well, including the El Capitan and Three Brothers rock formations. It’s not just hikers and bikers who will love Yosemite. It’s also worth going if you want to spend your vacation fishing, camping, and rock climbing.   Pinnacles, California   Drive just two hours south of San Francisco and you’ll come to the Pinnacles national park. There’s plenty of driving to get to the park, so it’s best buying or hiring a comfortable RV for the journey. Once you’re there, you can see huge condors flying just off the coast. In fact, the park is famous for its successful condor recovery program. There are loads of rock-climbing routes along the rugged coastline. Those who don’t have a head for heights can stick to the many hikes and nature trails.   Acadia, Maine   There are more striking seascapes and epic coastline at the Acadia National Park in Maine. This large park spans all the way up to the large Mount Desert Island. The best way to see all of the park is to drive the 20-mile Park Loop Road that circles the entire park. When you’ve had enough of all the hiking and driving, you can find a quiet spot on one of the park’s sandy beaches to relax.   Grand Canyon, Arizona   There are many ways to see Arizona’s impressive Grand Canyon. Book an exciting helicopter trip down into the canyon. Hike along the canyon’s edge. Enjoy some white water rafting along the Colorado River. There are multiple ways to see this impressive natural landmark. The Grand Canyon is the second most visited national park in the country. So if you want...

Jamaica Inspired End of Summer Dishes...

Labor Day is just around the corner and that means another summer has come and gone. Since it must end, we might as well end it with a culinary bang. Chef Sam Davis, who Linkedin recently profiled, has been wowing New Yorkers for the last few years with her Jamaica-inspired recipes. The private chef and caterer has made numerous public appearances and has maintained that bringing a piece of Jamaica into your home is not only doable but quite easy.   Below are two of her recipes that will not only give life to your Labor Day festivities but they will leave you considering those unused vacation days are best spent on the white sand beaches of Jamaica. Sweet and Spicy Wings Ingredients 2.5 lbs. chicken wings 2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon Allspice 1 tablespoon garlic 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 tablespoons Grace Foods Organic Coconut Oil 1/3 cup Grace Foods Sweet and Spicy hot sauce Salt and pepper to taste Method: Cut and clean chicken wings. Place in a large bowl and add all ingredients except for the hot sauce (set to the side). Place wings on the grill and sear each side for 2-3 minutes or until sufficiently brown. Then move chicken to warm side and let rest for 25-30 minutes. Once they are done place the wings In a large bowl, pour in the sweet and spicy hot sauce. Spoon the hot wings into the bowl and gently toss until every wing is lightly covered. Garnish with scallion. Mango Coleslaw: Ingredients: 1 large head green cabbage 1 medium head red cabbage 2 carrots grated 1 medium red onion thinly sliced in half moons 3 mangoes (cut from the pit and julienned) 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1/4 cup mango juice 1/4 cup Grace Classic Coconut Milk 1 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon salt 1 teaspoon black pepper Method: Cut both heads of cabbage into fourths and thinly slice. Grate both carrots. Thinly slice onion. Julienne all mangoes. Place all vegetables and the mango into a large bowl. Add in all vinegar, mango juice, coconut milk and toss. Next add sugar, salt and black pepper, toss. Taste and adjust salt and sugar to taste. Enjoy.   For information on how to use those vacation days, log onto visitjamaica.com for details on where to stay and a myriad of activities suitable for any taste. Thank you Barney Bishop from Finn Partners for sharing this...

Excellent Qualities to Look Out For In Caregivers...

By James Ferguson Choosing one caregiver over another is among the toughest decisions you can make. You do not want to regret any decision made and you’ll have to find the deal breaker in one of the available options. The following qualities will guide you: They have clean criminal records This isn’t to say that all people with criminal records are bad, but a person with many taints in their past is hard to trust. A caregiver will be responsible for taking care pf the home and the elderly who may or may not be sick. This means that they should be of good morals, and able to work through the toughest and the most tempting situations. There is a high rate of moral decadence and you wouldn’t want your loved one in unsafe hands. Therefore, have a caregiver with a clean criminal past for that desired peace of mind. They are considered the new generation caregivers What this means is that the caregiver doesn’t have to be young. With the ever rising number of baby boomers, the need for excellent and understanding caregivers has increased. This means that everyone capable of offering care to persons in need, elderly or not will offer the service. There is a high number of seniors still capable of working who don’t mind taking up second jobs or being active. Getting one of these would be the best caregiver to go for. An elderly caregiver is at a better position to understand the needs of the elderly individual. Able to make confident and sound judgment A great caregiver has the capability of understanding what an elderly or a sick person needs even when the patient is unable to communicate eloquently. This is possible with years of experience and personalized care that gives an individual the capacity to understand non-verbal cues and take care of these needs. Intuitiveness and the bigger picture perspective The best caregivers see beyond the obvious to find underlying or undiagnosed problems. Dietary needs, medications, interactions of the medicines. Emotional changes and cognitive issues will be pinpointed by a good caregiver. They will also be able to understand or join the dots in case something feels off. A great caregiver will therefore assess the whole situation, prioritize on the issues then categorically get to the roots of the problem. Home safety, diet, medications inventory will help in keeping an elderly or patient safe. Offering complementary family care Exceptional caregivers will step...

Best Way to Sell Any Car in UAE...

By Yaseen Hamid Bhatti You will find multiple ways to sell any car in UAE but you need to choose the most suitable one. A quick guide in this regard proves to be beneficial and lets you know the pros and cons of various car selling methods. It needs some effort to know the best ways of selling a car in UAE but this effort benefits you at the end. Choosing the right way to sell a car is important because it determines the benefits you get in terms of the resale value of your car, easy of handling paperwork and going on nicely with all the legal procedures. What happens in the UAE, which is a highly versatile market for automobiles, the choice of cars is unlimited and to convince a buyer to buy your car is little tough and time taking. You can easily avoid such hassles by choosing the right option to sell car and make the maximum benefits out of your deal. In this blog, we shall discuss various methods to sell any car in UAE that would help car sellers to make the right decision. How to Sell a Car in Dubai to Local Used Car Dealers It is one of the most common methods used to sell any car in UAE. You can sell your car to local used car dealers. This method to sell car in Dubai or in any other city of the UAE is quite simple and reliable. The dealer will inspect the car first and will make an offer. If you are confused about how much is my car worth then should first get your car valuation done before going to the dealers. You can do it with the help of any online car valuation tool available. If you do not do it and have not idea of the right value for your car, dealers might take benefit of that and bid a low price for your car. Sellers often don’t get the best price for their car when they sell it to dealers because they either don’t know the right value for their or they don’t know how to bargain. If you have any of such problems, then this way of selling a car might not be the best one for you. Advertising a car to sell privately For selling the car in a private way, you need to advertise it. The two main advertising methods are newspaper and...
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