Fist

About Fist

Greetings and salutations. Call me Fist, I'm a proud Kentuckian and I've used metal to help me get through the suffering of living in the bible belt. I am an encyclopedia of metal. I'm a fan of all types of metal. My main goal here is to help people find more music they will fall in love with. Hope you enjoy our words! \m/

LOUDER THAN LIFE 2021 Preview

Louder Than Life, which takes place September 23-26, 2021 at Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center in Louisville, Kentucky. Promoter Danny Wimmer Presents is known worldwide for their stellar portfolio of music and lifestyle events, which includes Aftershock, Bourbon & Beyond, Epicenter, Hometown Rising, Louder Than Life, Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival, and Welcome To Rockville. DWP recently entered the digital content curation space, promoting pay-per-view concert streams and creating the popular digital series Offstage with DWP and Beyond the Barrel, with new episodes debuting this spring.

After having live music taken from us for such a long period of time its finally good to be back and preparing for a festival. 2021’s Louder Than Life festival in Louisville, Kentucky is set up to be the biggest welcome back party ever for bands, fans, and the entire music industry. Not only are we getting just a normal run of the mill festival but we will also see one of the biggest reunions the metal world has wanted to see for nearly a decade. That’s the Mudvayne reunion. Of course we won’t be the first to witness their comeback (Inkcarceration will) but, its not always about who is first. With other acts slated to rock the stage like Korn, Janes Addiction, Staind, Nine Inch Nails, Judas Priest and a double dose of Metallica. That is just skimming the headliners. Normally you would never see me or most of my metal bretheren standing by waiting for Machine Gun Kelly to take the stage and rap. However, his new revamped punk rock sound has made me eager to see him perform.

Single day and weekend passes for Louder Than Life are on sale now at www.LouderThanLifeFestival.com starting at $99.50* for single day and $249.50* for 4-day (*plus fees).

Watch the official Louder Than Life announcement video here.

“‘Whiskey is for drinking; water is for fighting over‘ – Mark Twain. And I’m on the lookout for the best drinking whiskey in Kentucky,” says Perry Farrell of Jane’s Addiction.

DWP has always considered Louisville home, so to be able to bring America’s Biggest Rock Festival back in 2021 means everything to us. After a year filled with challenge after challenge, we worked incredibly hard to curate a lineup worth the wait for our fans,” says Danny Wimmer, founder of Danny Wimmer Presents. “Weather got in the way of Nine Inch Nails in 2018, the pandemic derailed our plans for two big Metallica sets in 2020 – so to have them both back for 2021, along with KORN and the rest of this incredible lineup over four days, that’s the kind of ‘new normal’ that we’re all looking forward to.”

The current Louder Than Life lineup is as follows (subject to change):

Thursday, September 23: KORN, Staind, Cypress Hill, Anthrax, Beartooth, Sevendust, Knocked Loose, Wage War, Helmet, Escape The Fate, Zero 9:36, Hyro The Hero, Teenage Wrist, Currents, Jeris Johnson, Another Day Dawns, Blame My Youth

Friday, September 24: Metallica, Jane’s Addiction, Rise Against, Gojira, Killswitch Engage, Starset, Avatar, Fever 333, Turnstile, Cleopatrick, Dead Sara, ’68, The Blue Stones, South Of Eden, Tallah, Joyous Wolf, Contracult Collective


Saturday, September 25: Nine Inch Nails, Snoop Dogg, Machine Gun Kelly, Ghostemane, The Distillers, Asking Alexandria, Grandson, Code Orange, Ice Nine Kills, Spiritbox, Red, Butcher Babies, Bones UK, Diamante, Siiickbrain, UNITYTX, Dana Dentata, The Messenger Birds

Sunday, September 26: Metallica, Judas Priest, Mudvayne, Seether, Pennywise, Skillet, Sabaton, The Hu, Badflower, Mammoth WVH, Fozzy, Red Fang, Ayron Jones, From Ashes To New, Avoid, Tempt, Dead Poet Society, Like Machines

Louder Than Life will feature nearly 70 music acts over 4 days, with performances on three stages, along with award-winning bourbons, whiskey, spirits, craft beer, and the best food Louisville has to offer. Festival attendees will enjoy a variety of onsite food and beverage experiences, as well as sponsor activations that celebrate the bourbon culture and culinary heritage of this unique American city.

Single day and weekend general admission and VIP passes for Louder Than Life are on sale now. Festivalgoers are encouraged to buy early and save, since pass prices will increase in the coming weeks. A limited number of specially priced tickets for military personnel are on sale now via GovX. A limited number of Weekend Camping Packages are available for both car + tent and RVs. Admission to the festival is not included in Weekend Camping Packages and must be purchased separately. 

VIP pass perks include (but are not limited to) access to all general admission areas in the festival grounds, as well as a dedicated festival entrance, access to a shaded “hang area” with dedicated bars, live audio/video streams of main stages, access to a front-of-stage VIP viewing area, dedicated merch tent, premium dedicated food and drink (for purchase), air-conditioned restrooms and a commemorative laminate.

Top Shelf VIP is Presented by Angel’s Envy and passes will include all the above plus an air-conditioned tent, front-of-stage viewing for the right main stage, additional viewing deck, all-inclusive premium drinks and complimentary hors d’oeuvres.

Louder Than Life is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, one of the largest independent producers of destination music festivals in America. Since debuting in 2014, Louder Than Life continues to develop and grow. In 2019, Louder Than Life welcomed more than 128,000 fans over three days, earning its spot as the largest rock festival in America. For 2021, festival organizers added a fourth day, with the festival kicking off on Thursday.

For more information on #LouderThanLife please visit:

Website: www.LouderThanLifeFestival.com

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DIRTY HONEY MAKES PHENOMENAL RETURN TO TENNESSEE WITH JOYOUS WOLF

When I heard that California’s own, Dirty Honey, were returning to Johnson City, Tennessee, I knew from that point I wanted to make this show. But when I heard who was opening for Dirty Honey, I really got ecstatic! None other than the Orange County, California rock band, Joyous Wolf! This night was going to be nothing but pure rock n roll for the soul!

 I have a story I always like to tell about Dirty Honey, so before I get too far into this, I’d like to tell you what happened.

  Dirty Honey was playing Johnson City, Tennessee, in 2020. The same venue, which is called “Capones” on Main Street. If you have never been to Capones, please do yourself a favor and check out this super venue! Great place to see a show! Anyway, the date was January 29, 2020. I was in attendance and loving every minute. Little did I know, Dirty Honey would be my last show until late 2020, thanks to COVID-19. Not really what I would call “rock” shows per say, but I got to see some live music. 2021 is really when it started to get better. It makes me so happy that after a year of being quarantined, (which I wasn’t, I had a job and thankful I have kept it through this mess,) that I can finally go out and start seeing some shows again! Dirty Honey was my last show at Capones in 2020 and Dirty Honey was my return to Capones in 2021! Funny how it works out sometimes!

 Now let’s talk about this stunning show in depth!

 For those who do not know Joyous Wolf, you are missing out big time! As I stated earlier, they’re from Orange County, California. They have released one EP titled “Place In Time”, which blows my mind every time I listen to it. The mix on this EP is remarkable. It stays in my rotation of albums I spin. If you were to ask me, I would tell you this is one of the greatest rock bands that has hit the stage in 10+ years. This unique lineup consists of “Nick Reese – Vocals”,  “Blake Allard – Guitar”,  “Greg Braccio – Bass”,  “Robert Sodaro – Drums”. Joyous Wolf is an unbelievably tight band. I would hate to be the following act because I know some huge shoes would have to be filled! (Dirty Honey stuck right with them though).

  It was time for Joyous Wolf to come out on stage. The crowd was pumped! As soon as Nick Reese made his presence known, Capone’s exploded! The 4 young gentlemen in Joyous Wolf knew they were getting ready to give this crowd what they had been waiting for since the pandemic. Starting with their song “Fearless”, Joyous Wolf was not going to stop! Their hard driven rock sound with intense guitar work right in your face, along with groovy bass lines, this made Capones want more! Every head was bobbing in this venue, including mine! Also doing one of their well-known songs “Quiet Heart”, got me ultra-excited! This is one of my favorite Joyous Wolf songs. I remember hearing Joyous Wolf play this once before at Manchester Music Hall in Lexington, KY, and I loved it then. But the power that Joyous Wolf had in them in Tennessee, blew me away. I was amazed from start to finish. But that wasn’t all. They also threw in “Mother Rebel”, “Talk To Me”, “Get Myself Right” among other rockers! Joyous Wolf always puts on a super show! I got to speak with them after the show. Super nice guys! Get out and support this amazing rock act! They’re going to be at Louder Than Life this year. They will be playing Friday. If you do not get a chance to see them before then, here is your opportunity. It’s worth the price of a ticket to see Joyous Wolf. Trust me on that!

 Now it was Dirty Honey’s turn to rock Capones.

If you’re not familiar with Dirty Honey, please be sure to look them up! You will not be sorry, I promise! Dirty Honey resides in Los Angeles, California. They got their start in 2017. They released their first E.P. “Dirty Honey” in 2019. The first track from this E.P. “When I’m Gone” hit big! It hit the US Mainstream Rock charts at #1! How amazing is this?! Not even a full-length release at that time and already a #1 song! That alone should let you know how kick ass Dirty Honey truly is! Dirty Honey, however, released their full-length studio album titled “Dirty Honey” in April of 2021. Dirty Honey consists of “Marc Labelle – Vocals” “John Notto – Guitar”, “Justin Smolian – Bass”, “Corey Coverstone – Drums”. Dirty Honey is another band I would for sure say is one of the greatest bands that has came along in the last 10+ years. They get better and better every time I see them! Dirty Honey better put their shades on because there is a bright future ahead for these 4 gentlemen!

Dirty Honey makes their way to the stage and oh man! Capones just became an uproar!! It was LOUD! Starting out with their song “Gypsy”, this building was shaking! Everyone was so happy to finally enjoy good rock n roll again! Marc Labelle was eating it up! He loved the turnout! Marc stated through the show that the crowd at Capones had been his favorite on this tour. He loved the enthusiasm coming from the crowd. Not to mention every song that was played from Dirty Honey including “Fire Away”, “Heartbreaker”, “Down The Road”, “California Dreamin’” , and the encores of “When I’m Gone” and Rolling 7’s”, was sung by the crowd! Word for word! It was such a thrilling experience to see live! What surprised me even more was when Dirty Honey pulled out an AC/DC cover. They performed “Girls Got Rhythm”! What a reaction! Holy crap! I feel that was such a fitting song to play that night because so many women were dancing and had a lot of rhythm. In my mind, that was a good call by Dirty Honey to include in the set! Dirty Honey was groovy! The incredible bass, with the clean sounding guitar, along with crisp vocals and sick drum fills/grooves. If you love rock n roll, you’ll love this band. No doubt about that at all!

 Overall, I enjoyed my experience seeing Dirty Honey and Joyous Wolf! 10/10 show. Amazing performances, amazing staff at Capones, everything was perfect. I wish I could go back and re-live that night again! If you want to experience rock n roll, and a killer live show, these 2 bands are your best bet. Please get out and support these guys! They can’t do it without us!  Live music is making it’s return. It’s starting to slowly come back to the arenas, the clubs, the stadiums and everywhere else live music is held. Please, get out and see some shows. COVID-19 has almost killed live music and musicians, so please, buy a ticket, buy some merch and lets keep these guys on the road letting them make our next favorite album!

STEEL PANTHER Fuels Hysteria with BLACK STONE CHERRY In Kentucky!

2020. The worst year in a 100+ years? Especially for us metal heads and music lovers. All the world got hit with COVID-19/ pandemic. The pandemic has been rough on us all and we appreciate all our frontline workers in the medical field, food service, emergency services and beyond. But finally, in 2021, it appears some light at the end of the tunnel. Our beloved music scene is starting slowly to come back! I am so thrilled to say I have seen 4 shows in 2021 and summertime hasn’t even official started! More and more progress is being made and we have to do our part, so live music can come back stronger than ever!! Speaking of live music, let’s discuss the tremendous show that Steel Panther and Black Stone Cherry put on at The Corbin Arena in Corbin, KY!

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Online Casinos: How to Ensure Seriousness and Security Before Playing

Online casinos are becoming increasingly popular over the last years. Learn how to find a trusted online casino to play confidently and win real money.

Due to recent advancements in technology, players no longer have to visit a traditional brick-and-mortar casino to play Poker, Roulette, Slots or Blackjack. Nowadays, by joining an online casino, they can enjoy a wide selection of high-quality games from the comfort of their home.

If you have been looking for a safe online casino, here you will find some information about what to consider before signing up in any site, and also where it is most advised to play, to give yourself a better chance.

Trusted Payment Methods

One of the most important things regarding online security is to find safe gambling sites with a reliable payment system. In this context. The payment gateway landscape has actually been changing a lot in the industry: nowadays, there is a whole bunch of payment options to suit everyone’s personal want and needs.

Players can now deposit and request withdrawals using cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, BitcoinCash, Ethereum, Litecoin and even the easily accessible dogecoin (https://kryptoszene.de/dogecoin-casinos/). E-wallets (PayPal), bank transfers, and electronic checks – among others are also available for use when cashing in or paying out. But by far the most popular payment method at online casinos from all over the world are still credit cards, such as VISA or MasterCard.

As internationally recognized brands, they provide a safe, easy, and quick way to pay online, and for these reasons, almost every secure online casino accepts credit cards as their primary banking option for their players.

Additionally, players can make deposits by simply using a safe mobile casino payment solution that allows them to play for real money games via a mobile device in no time. Mobile payments have become a quick and convenient option for mobile online gamblers, and for those using a computer as well.

Data Security

One of the primary concerns among players who are consistently on the lookout for new and exciting online casinos has become the security of their financial and personal details when making an online payment.

Consumers are more afraid than ever about being a victim of a fraudulent transaction. However, there is no reason to worry about. Most web-based casinos are regularly tested by testing agencies and specialists to ensure payment security when it comes to protection of player’s personal and banking details.

That said, online casinos are constantly trying to find a balance between improving security payment processes and making the online customer journey as quick and easy as possible. So, if you decide to try a new safe online casino, just do a little practical research to find out how all the offered payment methods work, their advantages and the associated costs you should be aware of.

Fraud Prevention: Be Safe, Not Sorry

It is a fact: with increased interest in online casino comes an increase in cybercrime, so finding a trustworthy site may seem like a complicated task, as all of them claim to be safe.

With this in mind, you should consider some few essential steps before signing up in any web-casino, that may seem a bit unnecessary on occasion but if it is not a known brand or operator it would be well advised to take into account.

The first step is to check the casino’s license and registration. If the operator is properly regulated, you can rest assure that your money is safe and be monitored. To do so, you need to scroll down to the bottom of the casino home page and look for the relevant logos. All reputable online casinos present their license on their website.

It Is also crucial to check whether the licensing authorities have in fact issued that casino a license. So, you may want to click on the corresponding link and take a look at the list of all approved casinos.

Online Casino’s Reputation

If you are not satisfied after checking the license of your chosen casino, you can look out for reviews and ratings. When a casino is trustworthy and reliable, it must have a large community of players.

Therefore, on some trusted platforms, you can find plenty of online casino reviews from experienced players and professional gamblers to help you find the most trusted one for your gaming needs.

As mentioned before, there are plenty of trusted online casinos where you can play your favorite games and win serious money prizes confidently. The probability is that you will not encounter any problems at all when playing online. Finally, among the safest online casinos to play online this 2021 in the USA are Las Atlantis Casino, BetUs and Wild Casino. All of them are recommended due to their legit certifications and high online reputation. Are you ready to play safe?

How Music Is Used To Create Different Emotions

Music is everywhere. It can act as the soundtrack to many aspects of your life whilst it can also be used in many different ways depending on the genre and style used. In any given situation, it can be used to reflect something different and can be used to influence how you react or feel about something.

Ambient music

The presence of ambient music in film and television has long been used as a way to influence how viewers will react to what they see in front of them. Different music and instruments can elicit emotions based on what is on the screen. As an example, think about the low bassline in Jaws. As the music speeds up and increases in volume, it accentuates the sense of tension, alerting the viewer to the real danger that the characters were before they were attacked. It is this effect that music can have as at that point you genuinely feel as if you are part of the film experience, rather than just an onlooker eating overpriced popcorn. Just being able to connect to the characters on an emotional level indicates the influence that music can have in boosting a scene. Looking at montages, you can really understand what the character is going through in the time lapses. Just look at the Rocky films. When Eye of the Tiger hits during the match against Apollo Creed, the fanfare in the background alerted you to the sense that something historical might be on the horizon, and as a result, it leaves you on the edge of your seat in anticipation of what might happen next.

Where else?

It is not just in films where ambient music can have an impact as supermarkets and restaurants use similar ideas in order to help their customers to relax. As a result, the soft music in the background can help to provide a more laid-back vibe, which can lead to the customers spending more time and money or potentially coming back in the future. It is no different in the world of online and mobile casinos, where fast paced music and flashing lights can be used to excite and entice players, enhancing the experience and providing an adrenaline rush. Sites such as royalvegascasino.com utilize this as it can give customers a sense of being inside a real casino, even if they are really lying on a beach or sitting in their kitchen. It can make the experience more enjoyable and replicates a true casino atmosphere.

Summary

11It cannot be underestimated how important music can be in setting a scene and getting an audience emotionally involved. Without it, many films would go by as a non-event, and they wouldn’t have the same impact. Music is vital to many aspects of life as it can provide an outlet in times of hardship and concern, as well as in situations where everyone is just having a good time. Knowing how to use it to your advantage is where the true skill lies, though. So next time you sit watching your favorite film, just take a moment to appreciate the soundtrack, as without it, it wouldn’t be the same film at all.

Tips for writing a personal statement

A personal statement is a style of essay. It’s usually written when applying to a school. In an application essay, you argue why you’d be a good fit. The paper is a standard procedure for college admission. Also called a statement of purpose.

The student must convince the admissions tutors in less than a thousand words. The personal statement is an essential deciding factor in high-demand programs. Getting an interview is the main aim of a statement. Students often use a paper writing service when applying to prestigious institutions. Certain applications may require you to write more than one essay. However, the initial paper is the most important. Writing one is no different from a normal essay. The only different thing is that you’re talking about yourself. You’re arguing through logic about how you’d be a great addition to the school.

Similarly to a regular essay, you’ll use logic and data to prove your points. The final result must be error and plagiarism-free. Also, you should format your paper according to the school’s guidelines.

Let’s look at the four main points your essay should carry before getting into the actual writing tips:

  1. Commitment and devotion
  2. Leadership and teamwork
  3. Research and writing skills
  4. Other real-life experiences 

Admissions tutors are looking for enthusiasm and dedication. It’s vital to convey that you’re eager to learn and bring value to the class. Write a clear and concise report of your skills and experiences. Explain how they’re going to benefit the course. Finally, proofread your work and send it.     

General tips for writing a personal statement

Have patience

A personal statement requires at least a few hours to complete. In most cases, it takes days or even weeks. You’ll need sufficient time for research, writing, and proofreading. It’s best to have a break once in a while and come back with fresh eyes. At a minimum, you should dedicate two days — the first one for the draft and the second one for adjustments. You won’t believe how many new ideas come to mind after a good night’s sleep.   

Structure it

It’s advised you imagine a basic structure before starting. Bundle up related ideas and organize them in separate sections. You can write a few keywords on the side of the paper. Whether you structure your text before or after writing, it’s vital to arrange the report logically. Otherwise, you’ll lose your readers from the get-go. 

The most important thing, however, is to have an intro, body, and end:

  • The introduction is the initial part of the text that explains your motives. Introduce yourself, your ambitions, and start the discussion.  
  • The body should mostly cover your school achievements. Leave some space for any extracurricular activities that might put you in a good light.   
  • The conclusion is where you express your final ideas. 

Draft and edit 

Start writing without minding the word counter. Let your ideas flow and create a few generous paragraphs. You’ll most likely write more than the word count, but you’ll trim it down by revising a few times. Cut down the bulk of the text by eliminating redundant info. Generally, it’s easier to write more and edit after than continuing word-per-word as you progress.   

Argue your case 

Try to convince your readers that you’re worth it. Explain your experience and skills and how you could bring value to the class. Think from their perspective: would you like to have a student such as yourself? What would intrigue and impress teachers about your talents? Keep this in mind about your audience when writing. 

Furthermore, always demand respect when defining your skills. Describe your experiences and abilities. Explain how your knowledge can benefit your academic journey. Say you’re an avid tech consumer. Instead of simply stating the obvious, try to expand on the benefits. For instance, you could write, “I’ve gained problem-solving skills by troubleshooting software and hardware issues.”   

Lastly, most admission boards will read your document onscreen. Use white spaces to keep a clean and scrollable text. 

Make it original 

Using other pieces of work to inspire yourself is good. However, it’s called a personal statement for a reason. Try to reflect your personality through your writing. “Acquaint” yourself with the admission teachers through your writing – be original.  

Be honest

Don’t try to appear someone you’re not. It’s acceptable to sell yourself a little bit but don’t exaggerate. For example, don’t say you’re fluent in a foreign language if you’re not. Similar lies might impress tutors when reading, but there will be a time when you’ll have to demonstrate your fluency.  

Proofread it out loud

You should proofread your final draft a couple of times. Additionally, read it out loud to see if it sounds right. Also, get a friend or two to read it for you. The more input, the better.   

Abstract

A personal statement is an essay where the author candidates for a specific post. The writing is argumentative and tries to convince the reader that his skills and experience are suitable for the desired position. Application essays are written for schools, companies, and non-profit organizations. They’re important criteria for admission tutors when conducting the selection process.

How To Best Manage My Finances As A Single Parent

Dealing With Finances As A Single Parent

When it comes to being a single parent, one of the bigger issues that you will face would be that of your finances. Without a second source of income and two mouths to feed, you may sometimes find yourself in a situation where you have to decide between paying money to buy gas or buying groceries for the family. You might also reach a point where you end up looking at your retirement fund thinking if it would be enough.

What’s more, some single parents are even juggling more than one to two jobs in order to ensure that there is enough money to provide for their family. However, if you are eligible for child support, new york child support lawyer paul matthews can help.

Being a single parent is tough and having to be the one to provide for everything within the household can be quite straining and tiresome. By being a single parent, you might not be able to have the same amount of money that a double-income family does. This then leads to there being a greater limitation in contrast to these double-income families. Not forgetting the household chores are now only dealt with by one person as well as the job of raising a child.

However, this does not mean that all hope is lost. In fact, many single parents have become masters in properly managing their finances while raising their children to a full and happy life. So what can you do to best manage your finances as a single parent?

Be confident and decisive

Well, being a single parent does lead up to quite a bit of self-doubt. However, one thing that you should be is confident and aware of yourself. Being afraid that your decision is not the right one will lead to a delay. When this happens, it takes a much longer time to achieve the things you want. Especially those with regard to financial planning. As such, it is very important to sit down and set a plan for yourself and set some achievable and realistic goals to help you best reach it.

Seek help if you need it

If you feel that you are unable to do this alone, reach out to someone for help and get them to do it together with you. You cannot be doing everything alone and it is especially important to have someone to confide in and seek knowledge from especially about your financial issues. Having people who can keep you accountable close by is very beneficial too. Doing things independently could also mean that you are more vulnerable to the things that happen in life. As such, the availability of a support group helps you to first think about the decision you are making and when you talk about it, you can hear better reasoning as to why you should or should not continue with that idea.

Budget and Investment

Being in control of your budget is also very important. You should be fully aware of your monthly expenditure. Know what you are spending your money on and do not avoid it. As a single parent, there is a lot of responsibility on your shoulders, be it in terms of taking care of your children or financially. Having a proper budget and sticking to it will help you to reduce any unnecessary spending and allow you to focus on what is more important or what should be the priority.

Another important aspect is an investment. It is always better to take charge of your financial security. Because investment can grow your present wealth if traded strategically. You could always turn online for help as there are countless social trading networks and applications available.

Take care of your debts

Another very important thing to do is to clear your debts as quickly as possible. Being able to pay off your debts quickly leaves you being more financially free to finally use your money to spend on your family. To do so, it is good to take on a debt elimination strategy. Firstly list out all your debts from the smallest to the largest. Then start paying off the minimum you can for your debts except the smallest, try to pay off as much as possible for the smallest debt to clear it quickly. Of course, this is easier said than done, and many people could be forced to take out a personal loan to help decrease the amount of debt they have. You can even use something like this personal loan calculator, from somewhere like SoFi (https://www.sofi.com/personal-loan-calculator/) in order to compare the debt that you have to see how you can lower the interest rate and monthly payments going forward. In turn, this could help to clear your debt a lot quicker than if you were to go it alone.

Increase your employability

Have a plan to increase your earning potential. It is good to have a plan for the future, regardless of the little time you have to do so. When you have a plan, you set goals for yourself to achieve. As such, it is good to upskill yourself constantly. This would ensure that you will always be in a hireable position. This upskill could also help you to earn more in the future.

Talk to your kids about finances

It is also good to let your children be aware of your financial status. Do not be afraid to talk to them about things such as budgets and at the same time, this would help them to better understand the value of money and perhaps establish proper expectations. Allow your children to understand why they are unable to constantly have the things they want and to be able to make adjustments. What is more important is to show your children love. Be there for them in other ways. This way they will learn to appreciate you and your sacrifices.

Set aside funds for retirement

Never give up your retirement. As much as you would like to give your child the best, you should never short-change yourself. Yes, college and school fees are very important, but you also have to take yourself into account. Having a retirement fund not only allows you to live a comfortable life but also takes the burden off your children as well. Remember that it is alright to care about yourself first, when it comes to paying tuition fees, you could always look out for the available financial aid schemes within the different schools.

Conclusion

All in all, being a single parent does have its disadvantages and stresses. While it is important to ensure that everyone in the household is well taken care of and that the needs of your children are met, be sure not to neglect yourself in the process. Be sure to surround yourself with individuals who are genuinely there to listen to you vent about your frustrations and give you the proper aid and help you need.

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Quick Vaping Facts You Need To Know

A guide for beginners

If you are new to vaping and confused about everything, you are in the right place. Vaping terms like e-juice, tanks, and coils might seem foreign, and that’s why you need to continue reading this article.

However, this guide to vaping talks about everything you need to know, such as the benefits of vaping, e-liquid nicotine strengths, and so on.  

Vaping devices

Before moving on, you need to know what vaping is. Vaping has to do with using an electronic cigarette or a vaping device. Moreover, someone who uses a vaping device is called a “vaper,” while someone who uses a traditional cigarette is a “smoker.” So let’s dive deeper and know more about vaping devices.

Vaping devices comprise a drip tip, tank, coil, battery, or regulated mod. You can find vape devices in any vape shop today. 

Drip tip

The drip tip is where you inhale the vapor. Also, this is where the vapor comes out.

Tank

The e-juice is situated in the tank.

Coil

Every vaping device has a metal coil surrounded by a wicking material. It is necessary always to change the coil a few weeks or a couple of days when you notice a burnt throat hit.

Battery or a regulated mod

A battery powers a vape device. Now that you’ve known the various components of a vape device let’s take a detailed look at the different types of vaping equipment.

Vape pen

Vape pens look like normal pens, but they are bigger. One fascinating fact about vape pens is that they are inexpensive. Lately, there are many technological improvements in vape pens’ production over the CE4 devices (we’ll take a look at this shortly). Vape pens have lesser ohm coils to give sweet flavours, and a better throat hit.

CE4 Kit

The CE4 kit is also a cheaper vaping device, and it is common among newbies. This kit is compatible with 50/50 PG/VG e-juices that offer lower vapor production. The CE4 equipment is now less popular due to the production of vape pens.

Mod and tank  

The best way to vape with better battery life is through mods. Today, mods come in various designs.

RDAs, RDTAs, and mechanical mods

Experienced vapers use the Rebuildable Dripping Atomisers (RDA), Rebuildable Dripping Tank Atomisers (RDTA), and Mechanical Mods. It is essential to know that RDAs have rebuildable atomizer coils and are regularly topped up with e-juices. On the other hand, RDTAs function the same way as RDAs; the only difference is that RDTAs are actual tanks that hold e-juices. Instead of making use of manufactured factory coils, a vaper can build RDTAs on their preference. Mechanical mods do not need any coil, and they use an ignitor that allows currents from the battery to the atomizer. 

You can find RDAs, RDTAs, and mechanical mods at any CBD store online

E-liquids

E-liquid, which you can also call “e-juice,” is the substance found in the vape pen which gives the vapor its flavour and nicotine (that’s if the vaper is using nicotine e-liquid). The battery powers the vape pen to heat the e-liquid, changing it into smooth vapor.

Vapers can purchase e-liquids from any offline vape shop or e-stores such as Vapella UK Vape Shop and alike.

Nicotine salts

Nicotine salt is the craze buzzing in the vaping industry today. This is because it offers a better vaping experience as it imitates the nicotine feel you get from traditional cigarettes. Nicotine salts provide a smoother throat hit. According to Pax Labs, nicotine salts offer milder absorbability than e-liquids.

Freebase nicotine

Freebase nicotine is the purest form of nicotine, and it is the most common form of nicotine in e-juices. Nicotine itself is not potent in the body because it comprises negatively charged molecules. So to make it potent, you need to ammonia to pure nicotine. So you have to ‘freebase’ the nicotine to make it active. Many e-liquids today contain freebase nicotine.

Vaping is not a new concept

If you have ever thought about trying to stop smoking, you are not alone. Traditional cigarettes impose bad benefits on the body system.

This is where vaping comes in, vaping is not a new concept, and there are many health benefits to it. Let’s take a look at some of them. 

Benefits of vaping Vs. smoking 

Harm

E-cigarettes heat the nicotine, flavourings, and chemicals in the e-cigarette, thus creating the vapor that you inhale. Vape is less harmless than traditional cigarettes.

Nicotine

Both smoking and vaping offer nicotine, but the only difference is that cigarettes deliver the nicotine by burning the tobacco, thus producing many harmful toxins. On the other hand, vaping delivers nicotine through e-juice, and it is less toxic. The amount of nicotine when vaping depends on the strength of the e-juice. Meanwhile, the amount of nicotine in traditional cigarettes is fixed.

Feel

Vaping is not the same as smoking, but it offers the same experience as smoking a traditional cigarette. Vaping can also be social, and it helps people quit smoking traditional cigarettes.

Cost

Vaping is cheaper than traditional cigarettes. It is essential to know that 20 cigars a day can amount to $9,000 annually. On the other hand, vaping costs $900 per year.

E-Liquid Nicotine Strengths compared to cigarettes

Nicotine levels affect people differently, and it is essential to find the level that equates to your smoking habit.

It is also essential to know that light strength e-liquid has 12 milligrams of nicotine per millilitre, and five millilitres equals about a teaspoon. However, a teaspoon of e-juice has less than 60mg of nicotine. Many traditional cigars have about 9 mg of nicotine. But when you smoke cigars, you are burning lots of nicotine and inhaling 1mg of nicotine per tobacco cigar. This means that about 12 mg of e-juice is approximately equal to 60 traditional cigars.

Vaping trends for 2021

Here are the top vaping trends for 2021:

Smaller vape devices

Last year, vaporizers were the biggest trend. In 2021, there is a shift for smaller and more discreet vape devices. Companies that manufacture vaporizers are expected to come up with smaller devices to suit vapers’ preferences in the market.

Smartphone integration

Companies that also manufacture vaporizers now see the preference for smartphone integration to vape devices. Many vapers now see features such as Bluetooth for communication between vape devices and smartphones.

The increase of nicotine salts

Nicotine salts are now popular among vapers. For this reason, many manufacturers now prioritize the production of nicotine salts compatible devices.

Vape pen and vape pods

The design of vape pens or pods is now the primary preference for vapers today. We expect to see this design next year.

Conclusion

In this article, we took a detailed look at the top vaping fact you need to know. Hence, if you want to buy a vape device, or you continue to ask yourself this question: “where can I find vape shops near me?” All you need to do is search online, and you will see various vape shops.

Happy vaping!

Mike Brown is a senior editor and a blogger at VapeJuiceDepot. His true passion is to provide assistance in creating software to help businesses grow. Developing a system to engage people together as the products change the hands of millions of people is a thrilling accomplishment.

Famous Casino and Betting Strategies

Not everyone who bets on casino games uses a strategy to do it. Yet, enough people have faith in different betting strategies to make it worth looking into the details.

Here we look at some of the most famous ones.

The Martingale Strategy

This is arguably the most popular casino betting strategy. You just need to double your stake every time that you lose a wager but go back to the original level when you get a win. So, if you start with a $1 wager and lose the first couple of games, it will increase to $2 and then $4.

One of the keys to this system is that you need to use even money bets, or wagers that are close to being even money. A good example of how you can do this is by playing roulette, where you can bet on the likes of red, black, odd or even. You could also use it in blackjack, where the odds of winning a hand are close to even. If you’re itching to give the system a go for yourself, you may want to give this live casino website a shot and see if it works and pays off well for you.

The positive thing about Martingale is that you will eventually win back any losses and make a profit. However, the main issue with this approach is that you may need to increase your stakes several times before winning, which could cause you to run out of funds or else come up against the game’s upper wager limits.

Learn more about the martingale strategy here.

The D’Alembert System

This is similar to the Martingale system we just looked at. It is also used typically used on even money bets and you need to increase the size of your stake after every loss. However, the big difference is that you use a smaller level of increase each time.

You increase the stake by a single unit after a loss, so it could go $1, $2, $3, and so on. After a win, the stake is reduced by a single unit. This means that the amount you wager never increases as quickly as it does with Martingale.

With this approach, you can gamble effectively even with a relatively small bankroll, but any wins that you make are likely to be fairly modest in size. It is worth noting that Martingale and D’Alembert can also be used in games like blackjack and slots, while some people use them in sports betting or in stock market investing. However, some people may use Stock signals to better invest in the market, it all depends on how and where they want to put their money.

James Bond Strategy

If you are a 007 fan, you may recall that Bond has an interesting roulette strategy that involves putting a series of complicated bets on different parts of the table. It looks great when he does it, but it is an effective way of betting?

The truth is that the James Bond system doesn’t guarantee you a win. Since you are betting on several different possible outcomes, you will probably win on some bets now and then. However, it is possible that you spend more on your stakes than you win.

This is an example of a cover the table strategy, where you try to include as many of the likely results as you can. It requires a fairly high wager amount to work.

Fibonacci System

If we go back to the idea of a progressive betting strategy, Fibonacci is another alternative for various types of game. In this case, you are following the well-known sequence that begins as 1, 1, 2, 3, 5. The fact that it is based on a numerical sequence often seen in nature appeals to some people.

It is similar to Martingale in that your stake increases on losing runs, but the gentler rate of progression means that the stake doesn’t grow as quickly in this way. An alternative is to use a reverse Fibonacci strategy, with the stake increasing after wins rather than losses.