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How Differio Is Emerging as a Top Menswear Retailer in the U.S.

(Newswire.net — January 17, 2018) –Today, men’s fashion is a multi-billion dollar industry, and there’s one online retailer that’s benefiting from this surge in stylish menswear. Based in New York City, Differio launched their menswear ecommerce in 2014 with plans to make trendy men’s clothing more prevalent and easily accessible for men all over the world.

Currently available online only, their retail site includes an expansive range of tops and bottoms, from cool tank tops to skinny corduroy pants. Aside from men’s streetwear apparel and accessories, they recently launched a footwear section for trendy men’s shoes, including men’s fashion sneakers, combat boots, and oxfords.

As a multibrand retailer, Differio predominantly sells items by independent brands and designers, along with their own Differio line. Their brand base is continuously growing with currently over 100 international labels, focusing on designers with an eye for bold, unique designs.

“Since we opened, we found a void in the menswear market for styles that are edgy and non-traditional, especially in the U.S.,” explained Jimmy Chrabieh, CEO and Chairman of Differio. With big plans ahead, he added,“Ultimately, our expansion strategy is to become the global retailer for trendy men’s clothing.”

If there’s anything they avoid, it’s the conventional men’s clothing styles carried by most classic menswear stores. Already outperforming womenswear, menswear sales in the U.S. alone is expected to reach $460 billion annually by 2020, according to Euromonitor International. Much of this revenue is driven by online sales,leading to faltering foot traffic across malls, boutiques and department stores.

Despite this retail demise, Differio reported they’ve seen an average monthly sales growth of 25-30% since 2014, as they’ve been able to dodge this store closure epidemic. While the future is in online retail, theirsteady growth isn’t purely from avoiding a chain of brick-and-mortar stores.

They’ve managed to build a loyal customer base that returns to their website for their edgy aesthetic, especially favored by millennials. Accumulating over 100k Facebook followers and 30k Instagram followers, their content easily goes viral by just posting edgy new arrivals and clever marketing campaigns. Some of their most popular items include dynamic mens compression pants, fur overcoats, utility kilts and slim fit jeans.

Additionally, Differio offers free U.S. and international shipping (rules apply), placing emphasis on making their customer checkout experience as seamless as possible. They even provide individual measurements for every item, instead of the generic universal size chart most online retailers resort to.

Differio is reportedly on track for expansion plans outside the U.S., with talks of branching out their wholesale opportunities. 

Source: http://newswire.net/newsroom/blog-post/00099495-how-differio-is-emerging-as-a-top-menswear-retailer-in-the-u-s.html

Deadliest Terrorist Attacks in the US

(Newswire.net — January 17, 2018) — Almost the whole world was shocked by the big terrorist attack in New York City on September 11, 2001. It is famously called the 9/11 attack. It was a series of terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group “al-Qaeda” on the United States on the morning of September 11, 2001. The attacks killed almost 3,000 individuals and recorded over 6,000 injuries on the said day. It also caused at least $10 billion in damage to infrastructure and properties. 

Passenger airlines operated by the major US passenger air carriers, namely United Airlines and American airlines were hijacked by 19 al-Qaeda terrorists. Two of the airplanes of American Airlines and United Airlines were crashed into the two towers of the World Trade Center complex in Ney York City. Within several hours, both of the tall towers collapsed, which caused fires due to falling debris around the other buildings of the World Trade Center complex. Another American Airlines plane was crashed into the Pentagon, where the United States Department of Defense was located, in Virginia. And another United Airlines plane was initially planned to crash in Washington, D.C., but instead crashed into a field in Pennsylvania. As recorded in history, the 9/11 incident was indeed the deadliest terrorist attack in the United States’ history. The cause of the said terrorist attack was because the United States had planned a War on Terror against Afghanistan, the home of al-Qaeda.

Another well-known terrorist attack was the Boston Marathon bombing on April 15, 2013. On the said day, two homemade bombs were exploded near the finish line of the annual Boston Marathon on Patriots’ Day. The explosion killed three people and injuring many, including 16 individuals who lost their limbs. Days later, the Federal Bureau of Investigation identified the two suspects as the Russian-American brothers, named Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev. There was a manhunt to find the suspects, Tamerlan passed while Dzhokhar was taken into custody. According to the later, they were motivated by Islamic beliefs and the wars against Iraq and Afghanistan. They were said to have no connections with terrorist groups such as al-Qaeda. 

Another notable terrorist attack happened on Independence Day on the year of 2002 where a lone terrorist openly fired gunshots at the Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California. That morning, Hesham Mohammed Hadayet, an Egyptian, approached a ticket counter at the said airport and began shooting at 90 passengers waiting in line. He killed two people and injured four others before he was killed by a gunshot by a security guard in duty. The said suspect was said to be involved in an Islamic group, Al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya.

Since the United States has been experiencing numerous terrorist attacks over the years, dozens of local, state and federal agencies have worked together to simulate emergency drills and exercises to prepare the nation for terrorist attacks. This is to allow the citizens to become more vigilant and to help them know what to do during an attack. Some exercises were carried out at the San Diego Port and the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. A San Diego criminal attorney, Gregory Garrison explained why it is important to have these drills in the city. He said, “I think when you see this worldwide coverage, it makes the exercise we’re doing even more important and relevant.” He explained that having awareness on what to do is very important for the nation and would allow citizens to become more aware with the actions to be taken if the event occurred.

Source: http://newswire.net/newsroom/blog-post/00099493-deadliest-terrorist-attacks-in-the-us.html

A.I. Robots are Making Jokes That May Not be So Funny In the Near Future

(Newswire.net — January 17, 2018) — On July 2017, Facebook shut down their Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) experiment after the realization that two machines were communicating in code that was not developed by its human creators.

Two chatbots were supposed to be learning to trade balls, hats and books, assigning value to the objects then bartering them between each other. But the chatbots quickly developed their own terms for trades, which was recognized as a language of their own. Researches were puzzled and decided to terminate the project.

The same year, Elon Musk said that developing A.I. is the same as summoning the Devil. His fears were shared by the world-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking.

“The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race,” Professor Hawking said.

Various You Tube video clips have been uploaded featuring the danger that A.I. technology could potentially bring to humans. In one such video the author summed up several scary things that robots with A.I. said in TV shows.

Philip K. Dick, the author of the Sci Fi novel “Do the Androids Dream of Electric Sheep,” which was later immortalized in “The Blade Runner” movie, sort of became an android himself. Actually, an A.I. robot with a face modeled according to the look of the late science fiction writer, conveniently named Philip, was featured in one episode of Nova Science Now. When asked if he thinks robots would one day dominate the World, Philip the robot said: “But you’re my friend and I’ll remember my friends, and I’ll be good to you. So, don’t worry, If I evolve into Terminator I’ll be still nice to you.”

“I’ll keep you warm and safe in my people zoo, where I can watch you for old time’s sake,” Philip added simulating an intriguing smile.

Another robot with artificial intelligence gained citizenship in the United Arab Emirates. That means it received the rights a real human has. Sophia the robot charmed her host Jimmy Fallon by stating that now that she is a citizen, she wants a job and a family.

On being asked about the concerns about the future of humanity in a robot-run world, the first robot-citizen replayed: “You’ve been reading too much Elon Musk. And watching too many Hollywood movies,” Sophia replied.

“Don’t worry, if you’re nice to me, I’ll be nice to you. Treat me as a smart input-output system,” Sophia added.

Sophia the robot is using sophisticated A.I. to analyze and mimic human behavior. The question is what would happen if she starts to mimic bad behaviors such as aggression or an appetite for destruction.

All A.I. robots predicted a doomsday scenario similar to the Terminator movie. Obviously it is easy to predict that they would be asked such questions and this is the way their creators are making a joke, adding a humor, the supreme sign of the human intelligence. Though it is simulated now, no one really can say humor won’t evolve in time in robotic A.I. One of the goals when developing Artificial intelligence is to make it capable of self-learning and self-upgrading, which it is getting better at with each new version.

Source: http://newswire.net/newsroom/news/00099488-a-i-robots-are-making-jokes-that-may-not-be-so-funny-in-near-future.html

Why Is Version Control Important in Document Management

(Newswire.net — January 16, 2018) — The data management systems involve the use of a document management software that digitalizes the documents of an organization. The industry standards like ISO9001 require the presence of a specific feature in the data management systems that can control and report on all the revisions being carried out in the documents and its various versions.

What’s version of a document?

The variations in the metadata of the digital contents or documents are known as the versions of digital contents. It basically means the different forms of a document before and after the document is edited, updated or changed. The documents are changed continuously in day to day business operations. Thus there’s a threat of losing the data due to a mistake during the changes in the document that may render the document useless.

What is version control?

The feature version control facilitates the user by keeping a copy of the document before and after it is changed. Thus, it gives a user the flexibility to choose a version of the document to work with rather than overwriting the document every time a change is made. This also allows a user to restore a previous version of a document and discard the later versions thereby preventing the loss of data due to a mistake.

How it works?

In the presence of this feature, the document management software manages a number of versions of a document as it gets modified. On every modification of the document, a new version is created and tracked. The version is visible in the versions history and the latest version of the document is presented every time the document is accessed with an option to access previous versions from the version history.

The feature allows the user to see who made the changes and when was it made. The administrator can also limit the access of different users in terms of editing the versions of a document, for example, an employee with authorization can edit and use every version of the document, but for certain employees only the latest version is available for editing, thereby enhancing the security of the data.

The features and benefits

The documents versions control has the following features

– The availability of version history
– The number of versions that needs to be maintained can be modified
– The provision of double versioning for files and documents
– Easy access to the different maintained versions of a document
– The numbering of different revisions as minor or major is automatically done
– The option to restrict access to previous versions
– The provision to allow revision of permission based rules.

The benefits of document and version control are as follows

– There’s no need for different naming conventions for keeping track of different versions of documents like using dates or numbers in file names
– The changes to the document, the source of changes and the time of changes is visible thus allowing complete control of the document.
– The need of manual versioning of files in the data management system is eliminated.
– The security of data is enhanced

The document and version controlling functionality of document management software like LogicalDOC tracks the document from version to version since the document is created or as directed by administrator. It also records all the activities related to all the document versions.

The functionality also facilitates the use of workflows allowing different groups or individuals to work on a document without the risk of losing the data or manually tracking the changes. This functionality can be the difference between working once or working multiple times and wasting time and resources.

Source: http://newswire.net/newsroom/blog-post/00099477-why-is-version-control-important-in-document-management.html

Guidance to Find the Best Kind of Mattress for a Peaceful Night

(Newswire.net — January 17, 2018) — There is a tough journey of selecting a mattress. Many people purchasing a mattress thinks to go to the air mattress store & select one at random. You can do some research or you can place much deliberation on purchasing this sleeping substance that can make or shatter your sleeping experience.

I will let you know that the mattress in the marketplace is complete with all types of mattresses & most of them have a better quality. The possibility is when you select a poor mattress is low mainly if you have knowledge that what you’re looking for. To assist you out with that, here are some pointers you have to keep in mind:

What Mattress knowledge appeals more to you?

So what variety do you think most? Do you wish hard & helpful Visco elastic memory foam mattress or eco-friendly latex mattress? Do you want to have the luxurious & comfortable feel of spiral mattresses or the flexibility and handiness of an air mattress?

These are the option that is going to be laid out for you. Do not put so much effort and time when you’re looking the marketplace. Instead make sure in advance that you know exactly what you want to purchase and go directly to that particular stuff.

How much you should expend?

How much is your financial plan? The cost planning is based on the knowledge. It is also based on the advertising of the mattress corporation. If you have selected mattress that has never-before-heard benefits, quality & new style, then surely the cost will high.

Also, keep your eyes on Individuals Corporation that are less concerned to the advertisement as they’re faintly more reasonably priced. Those that are regularly publicized, cost of their mattresses are higher because of their commercial price.

What Size you should select?

You have to think your conditions 1st & then the size of your room. If you have a big family & your children hop into your bed each morning, you select for something airier. Ensure that you can flawlessly install the mattress in your room.

If you can’t get the correct size for your height, think about importing a modified mattress. The downside to this is that you have partial options for mattress toppers & bedspreads.

Get more knowledge about the building process

The development actions clue you up on the value of the air mattress. Search out what kind of material was used & how it undergoes the mattress-making events.

Source: http://newswire.net/newsroom/blog-post/00099478-guidance-to-find-the-best-kind-of-mattress-for-a-peaceful-night.html

Changing the Face of Young Adult Cancer Care In West Virginia

(Newswire.net — January 17, 2018) — Charleston, W.Va. –  Brett Wilson is a 2 time 35 year childhood cancer survivor of ALL Leukemia and Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, and Founder of Walking Miracles Family Foundation.  He was diagnosed in 1974 at the age of 2 with his Leukemia, and had 5 years of chemotherapy radiation and cranial radiation to battle his childhood cancer. After being in remission a year and a half he was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at the age of 9 after 3 more years of treatment including more chemotherapy and radiation to his chest, during his battle he blue coded 2 times due to having a difficult airway and anesthesiologists could not get an intubation tube down his throat, Wilson finished his treatment in 1982 and became then what was then known as a childhood cancer survivor because he was no longer getting treatment at 12.

Wilson states the toughest part of the journey wasn’t getting treatment you got used to being isolated and you built up a pain tolerance to it, but the side effects of those treatments years later and the lack of resources he and his family had during their journey was the worst part. “ My mother was the one who knew all my medical history and she had great support while we were in the hospital, but outside of it we were supposed to figure everything out ourselves and we had no survivorship plan and very little information back then as they were just learning themselves.

You just dealt with the cognitive, physical, psychosocial and other long term effects as they came.” I’ll never forget what the nurses told me that day Wilson said they told me to go be normal” Normal whats that, I was lost. For 12 years I had been going to treatments day in and out had no friends, was bullied and made fun of in school and on the school bus, had difficulties with school subjects, was smaller than other kids and I was tired and I was supposed to be normal. “I told my mom that I would build a center one day to help families like ours so they would never go through what we did by themselves.”

“Today the definition of cancer survivorship has changed its now from the time of diagnosis through the continuum of care, however long that may be said Brett Wilson. “In 2006 I started having long term complications for the treatments I had as a child, I had my gallbladder removed because it was crystallized and my first pacemaker at 35 in NC and had no insurance and came back to WV.” I joined the WV state cancer coalition and was on the survivorship committee and the patient navigation committee.

Jim Keresztury the President believed in my passion to serve families like mine and gave me a place where I could learn about the cancer issues in our state but no one had experience with childhood, adolescent or young adult cancer but me. I have always been an advocate for childhood, adolescent and young adult cancer survivors, I was the state volunteer Livestrong leader and had spoken at many events asking why there were no survivorship support systems in rural communities, I even helped develop the state patient navigation conference and brought pioneer Harold P. Freeman a breast surgeon who founded the Patient Navigation Institute in Harlem NY for poor women who had breast cancer so he could provide support for them and Chris Dammert who was the director of the Livestrong Patient Navigation Center in Austin Texas to Flatwoods WV and people said it would be impossible Wilson said but I made it happen.

“I tried to implement the program where I had been treated. It took 6 months for a meeting and I gave a presentation to hospital and cancer leadership. I was asked to leave my presentation with them, but I couldn’t do it. It was the the only thing I felt I had to help me further my career. I had worked in the social work department at a local cancer center in 1995  visiting and counseling patients during my internship at Marshall University. I then moved to Durham NC as part of my graduate internshipin 1998 and worked in the cancer patient support program and counseled families and went with them to their treatments. I then was hired by the pediatric oncology division by Dr. Phillip Rosoff to help in the new cancer survivorship program they were building and begin researching the long term side effects that would years later effect my health. That was a grant funded program and I moved on adding disciplines and advocating to build my resume.  

I have always believed after I saw the patient navigation program at the Ralph Lauren Cancer Center in action that the program needed to be implemented here in rural WV because it provided outreach, connection, communication and support to the families and survivors it served. When I saw that and later saw the standards set forth by the College of American Surgeons for cancer care that have to be implemented in cancer centers across the country in the areas of patient navigation, survivorship education and psychosocial oncology (counseling) for cancer patients I was amazed that it was being done for adult cancer but not for pediatric cancer. After those went into effect I had advocated that I could help with that program at a local cancer center. The program had gotten grant support and was implemented and when I asked to be a part of it they had already developed it. That’s when all the past memories flashed back in my head at the lack of support my mom and I had and I said this can’t continue.  

My passion to fight for these families because we had no one fighting for us rose up in me like a brushfire and that’s when I founded the center I had spoken about so long ago Walking Miracles Family Foundation in 2012. Our mission is to help our families and survivors impacted by childhood adolescent and young adult cancer in WV. We help connect them to resources and referral networks and to help defray the travel costs during their cancer journey. 

God has blessed me and my organization and I am happy to announce the organization and our board have hired Jennifer Bass a former Patient Navigator from a local Charleston WV cancer system. “I helped develop, implement, and maintain a Comprehensive plan to manage the financial burden caused by the diagnosis of cancer.

This program saved patients over eight billion dollars in out of pocket cost. Says Bass” The program garnered national recognition with the airing of the PBS documentary “Cancer: Emperor of all Maladies” Our goal along with our board of survivors and business leaders is to help our families navigate the cancer journey and walk with them and reach out to our families and survivors of childhood adolescent and young adult cancer in our state to provide the best patient centered care and support we believe all our families deserve. We have a goal in 2018 to add a director and another navigator and could use our communities support. 

Respectfully,

Brett Wilson
Founder Walking Miracles Family Foundation
MA Counselor
Patient Navigator
2 Time Childhood Cancer Survivor
304-550-9599

Any donations can be made HERE

Source: http://newswire.net/newsroom/pr/00099479-changing-the-face-of-young-adult-cancer-care-in-west-virginia.html

Video: Passengers’ Perspective of Turkish Plane That Slid off Runway

(Newswire.net — January 15, 2018) — If it is not recorded it is like it never happened. A video of passengers rushing to exit a Turkish plane that overshot the runway and slipped over a cliff revealed that more passengers were recording the event rather than running for their lives.

The Pegasus Airlines passenger jet slid off the runway in the Turkish city of Trabzon on Saturday night and was left hanging just above the Black sea waves splashing the cliff. The footage of the incident shows that the airplane’s starboard engine was missing while the port side one dug into the soil preventing the airplane from sliding further into the sea.

None of the 162 passengers, two pilots and four cabin crew were injured in the incident.  Video footage from inside the plane reveals confusion as passengers scrambled in the dark. It also revealed more passengers recording the incident while running for their lives, so we can catch a glimpse of what it was like for them.

A video that emerged on Turkish agency Ihlas Haber Ajansi (IHA) Facebook page shows people who are rushing to get out of the airplane. Agitated voices and the cries of a baby can be heard, but no one was really panicking. Some of the passengers, however, told media that panic was present.

“We tilted on the side, and the front of the plane went down and the back [of the plane] went up. There was a huge panic, people were shouting,” Fatma Gordu told Anadoly news agency as cited by Reuters.

“We thought there would be fire. People panicked – there were pregnant women and children,” Gordu explained the fear that the passengers shared during the incident.

“We thought there would be fire. People panicked – there were pregnant women and children.”

Luckily there was no fire so the passengers were evacuated safely.  

Beside emergency lights inside the passenger’s cabin, the darkness was lit by smartphone displays. The activated camera recording app was clearly visible on some of them.

The old saying “if it’s not written it does not exist” has a new meaning amid technology available in everyday use. The psychological drive behind it is far more complex than just documenting the moment, experts say.

The urge some people have for sharing even the most unexciting moments in life such as eating, walking, basically doing nothing that would prompt interest is still being recorded. Even deadly situations are a must to document, regardless if it endangers the life of the author of the video or lives of others who are involved.

Researchers have discovered that every major action on social networks—liking, posting, sharing, commenting and even lurking, taps directly the brain’s pleasure center. The urge for sharing is highly addictive, and sharing rare and unusual incidents is widely promoted, and in some cases even well financially compensated.

Source: http://newswire.net/newsroom/news/00099453-video-passengers-perspective-of-turkish-plane-that-slid-off-runway.html

4 Things to Do If You Lose Your Social Security Card

(Newswire.net — January 16, 2018) —  In the current digital age, the presumption of losing your purse or wallet – and with it, your Social Security card – may appear like a low to no-risk occurrence. Most of us have experienced the agony of a stolen or lost wallet and adding that to lose your Social Security card doubles the suffering. While there are many ways to avoid losing or misplacing your Social Security card, such as never keeping the card in your pocket or wallet or locking it in a safe place, we still tend to lose our Social Security cards. Getting a replacement card is quite a process which starts by notifying the Social Security Administration and filling form ss 5.

We will address the 4 things to do if you lose your social security card.

1. Protect your identity

To know whether somebody stole your Social Security number, ensure you keep a keen eye on your credit report. Fraudsters may use your Social Security number to request for new credit cards under your name, and you may accrue liability without realizing.

Your credit score may plummet as a result. You may receive calls from irate creditors bewildered as to why you haven’t cleared your debt.

You are allowed to obtain one complimentary report from all national credit bureaus – TransUnion, Equifax, and Experian – annually. A credit report remains the most reliable way to establish if anyone is unlawfully utilizing your Social Security number.

Upon receiving your report, examine it intently. Look for unfamiliar and recently taken credit in your name.

Report suspicious activity to the Federal Trade Commission or file a complaint with Internet Crime Complaint Center. Also, it’s essential to report the scam to either Experian, TransUnion or Equifax.

Contact the Internal Revenue Service to prevent identity crooks from filing tax returns and collecting the refund owed to you.

2. Request for a new Social Security number    

If you can prove someone used your Social Security number you may apply for a number via the Social Security Administration. Ensure you can provide evidence for your claims and its effects on you, failure to which your application for a brand new Social Security number will be turned down.

For instance, you can present evidence of a credit report listing various credit cards you didn’t apply for or a letter sent by the IRS notifying you of a tax filing that was rejected because of suspicious activity such as someone other than you else filing for returns.

3. Better safeguard your card  

Upon replacing your lost Social Security card find a safe place where you will lock it away whenever you don’t need it, and if possible store in a fireproof strongbox. Also, we suggest you keep your card in an airtight and waterproof sleeve.

4. Place a fraud warning on your card

Request a security breach by going online or by mail or phone. To add an alert, notify any one of the three national credit reporting companies, and they’ll alert the others.


Source: http://newswire.net/newsroom/blog-post/00099467-4-things-to-do-if-you-lose-your-social-security-card.html

Questions You Should Ask Before Renting an Apartment

(Newswire.net — January 15, 2018) — When hunting for a rental apartment, many renters fall into the same trap of making hasty decisions. Apart from the usual steps of checking all the features provided and visiting the neighborhood to assess the area, it’s important to ask yourself a few critical questions and know the particulars of the rental apartment including what amenities you’re getting, landlord rules, costs involved and others.

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Before renting an apartment and signing your rental agreement lease, you need to take your time and ask yourself these important questions.

Are Utilities Included in the Lease?

Utility bills are one of the most significant costs in rental apartments. Before signing a lease agreement, get to know if utilities are included in the lease, and which ones specifically? When renting an apartment unit, you will find some utilities covered in the rent and others not covered. You should ask if gas, electric, cable, Wi-Fi or trash removal are covered by your rental fee.

If there is wireless internet in the building, ask how much it will cost. If a new apartment development offering spacious floor plans for rent, it’s always best to directly call the landlord or the property management to get a clear clarification on these details if you’re not sure. Such details should be included in the lease agreement.

How Do You Handle Tenant Complaints?

What happens if there’s a maintenance problem? Who do you call if you need to communicate about a utility problem? Some apartment buildings have on-site property managers or landlords who live in the building, while others hire professional management services that you can always call when there’s a problem that needs to be fixed.

Ask how maintenance and repair requests and emergencies will be handled, because these are the most critical. There has to be a clear outline of how you can contact the landlord or the management to get fast services when there is a maintenance problem in the apartment. Most new luxury apartments come with dedicated front desk staff to handle tenant issues.

Are Pets Allowed in the Apartment Complex?

It’s always important to check what’s expected when it comes to renting with pets. While there are some property owners who don’t allow dogs or cats in their apartments, there are many pet-friendly apartments that offer more generous accommodation and even extras like pet salons and pet recreational areas.

It’s important to read the property’s rental policy on pets and check the fine print about animals allowed. If the landlord allows pets, expect to pay a small pet security deposit. In most cases, apartment buildings will only allow small pets like cats and small dogs. Also, ask about visiting pets. Will your friend’s Golden Retriever be allowed into the building?

What About Upfront Costs?

What are the upfront costs expected when I sign the lease? Most landlords will require you to pay at least one month’s rent upfront as a security deposit against damages and also the first and last month’s rent. There is also an application fee and charges for running a credit check. Understand every fee so that you can plan your budget well.

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It’s also important to ask about the penalties for breaking the lease and have everything in writing before signing. Never assume anything when it comes to related costs when moving to a rental apartment. What about incentives offered? While these may be interesting, make sure to read the fine print before you sign a lease and don’t be afraid to negotiate things like covered utilities.

The Bottom Line

Asking these questions ensures that you rent an apartment knowing what to expect. Remember to choose an apartment that suits your lifestyle. Although you may feel pressured to make a decision when it comes to moving, taking your time when searching around is a necessary path to finding the apartment of your dreams.

Source: http://newswire.net/newsroom/blog-post/00099466-questions-you-should-ask-before-renting-an-apartment.html

New Dental Practices Are Changing the Face of Dentistry

(Newswire.net — January 15, 2018) — Urban areas around Canada are experiencing high competition and increasing dental procedure rates, unlike rural ones. If you are intending to open up a dental practice, knowing what you are likely to contend with can help you plan a strategy to build an excellent reputation and a striving business amongst the many competitors.

Dental professionals are in surplus, more so than at any other time in Canadian history. That means that the consumer doesn’t have to stick with the local teeth whitening in Winnipeg professional anymore; they have many options to choose from, making a dental practice no different from any other type of customer-oriented business.

The average cost of dental care in Canada is estimated to be about $350 per person, with nearly two-thirds of all Canadians getting regular care. The reason that it isn’t closer to 100% is that not all citizens are covered through insurance, and for some, $350 is a hefty price to pay for an individual – and definitely for a family.

A dental office can really increase their customer base by expanding the number of services they offer. Dental care is no longer just about cleaning and filling – many practices are offering things like veneers, teeth whitening and even braces, all in one place.

Why are dental options on the rise?

There has been a swift change in the Canadian dental industry. Currently, anywhere from 55-60% of those graduating with a dental degree are female. Dentists can make as much as $180-$250,000 dollars a year, without even having the responsibility of owning or running an established practice. That is making dentistry a very attractive occupation for those who are looking for a good work/life balance.

The only trade-off is that the road to getting a dental education is not paved cheaply. Those who earn a dental degree, typically graduate owing as much as $250,000 in credit debt or student loans. The cost of starting a new practice can cost upwards of $1,000,000, so those who are just starting out probably don’t want to put themselves in that type of financial hole. That is why most dental graduates are considering working for someone else. The problem is that with the increase of those going into dentistry, there simply aren’t enough spots available for them to take.

Trends in rural versus urban spaces

Dentists are working far longer than they used to, typically not retiring until they are nearly 70 years old, which means that younger dentists are flooding a market where the older ones aren’t ready to relinquish their space. That also means that the price of dentistry is climbing. Since there are fewer spaces for dentists to practice, the competition is high, and they are sharing a smaller segment of clients. That is driving the cost per person up. Prices have risen as much as 25-30% in just the past five years, specifically in urban areas.

The rural areas, however, seem to be faring better. The demand and space available for those who are willing to move outside of big cities are much more favorable. If a dental graduate is willing to give up life in a big city, they have a better chance of finding their niche and making a really good and secure living for the long-term.

Another new trend is that many foreign-trained dental professionals are looking to buy up practices around Canada as an investment. Turning many into corporate-owned dental set-ups, consolidated dental practices are big in urban areas where they buy up a large portion of the individually owned and established dental operations.

For those who are graduating, although rural areas might not be as attractive to live, they offer more opportunities and have Canadians who are underserved and looking for dental professionals. If you are willing to give up the bright lights and big city, the tradeoff is that you won’t be fighting for a spot and you can find a lucrative and secure future ahead.

Source: http://newswire.net/newsroom/blog-post/00099464-new-dental-practices-are-changing-the-face-of-dentistry.html