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    With the legalization of marijuana for medical use in several states, concerns had been raised that legalization would lead to an increase of medical marijuana usage in teens. This has been a major concern for states where medical marijuana delivery and consumption have become legalized, as marijuana is thought to affect cognitive development if consumed during the teen years. Fortunately, it seems that states with legalized medical marijuana delivery and consumption have not seen a drastic rise in teen consumption of the drug.

    Major Concerns: In states like California, medical marijuana is legal for use as long as one has a prescription from a licensed primary care provider. This has led to the opening of dispensaries as well as expansion of medical marijuana delivery services. A Los Angeles resident can look up services for Santa Monica marijuana delivery, or Beverly Hills marijuana delivery, and get a medical marijuana delivery the same day. Therefore, this means that teenagers can use parents’ prescriptions or other cunning methods to try and obtain medical marijuana for recreational usage.

    The Facts: Teen medical marijuana usage in states where medical marijuana delivery and consumption have been legalized has been shown to be no different after legalization. While legalization of medical marijuana delivery and consumption may not decrease teen usage, it certainly does not contribute to an increase since if usage had previously been low, it has not increased due to legalization. Conversely, there is nothing that shows a decrease in medical marijuana usage among teens.

    Time Will Tell: With more states legalizing medical marijuana delivery and consumption, and some even legalizing marijuana for recreational usage, we will soon have even more data in order to judge the effects of legalization on teen usage.

    For the best options regarding cannabis delivery in Los Angeles, check out Green Door West for more.

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    Turning to Tamar Gellar for dog training is a great option for all dog owners. She takes a totally different approach to dog training in Santa Monica and the surrounding areas, giving you a unique perspective into getting your dog to want to be better behaved. By using Tamar’s training methods, you get insight as to how you can create a situation where your dog wants to please you and seeks out positive ways of getting your attention.

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    The Different Methods of Dog Training in Santa Monica

    If you decide you want the experienced tutelage of Tamar Geller as your guide, you are going to be happy to know that she offers many different types of training. That way, you as the pet owner, can pick out what is going to work best for you and your specific situation.

    Tamar offers private dog training at her home in Santa Monica for people who want some one-on-one guidance. This is great for people who like being able to ask a lot of questions as they go.

    She also offers group training sessions for people who want to also socialize their dogs while being trained. This can be great for some dogs, or distracting for others.

    If you like working with your dog from home, you can opt for online dog training. This lets you watch the lessons as often as you need refreshers, and gives you access to the training sessions as long as you want.

    If you want help with your dog, turn to Tamar Geller. She can help you work with your dog until he or she is responding the way you want, and behaving the way that is best for your home. Give The Loved Dog a call today, and find out how Tamar Geller can help you get the dog of your dreams out of your best friend.

     

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      Today’s entrepreneurs’ business plan is quite different than it would have been twenty years ago. Much of their business is conducted on the Internet. If  entrepreneurs want to reach their audience and develop a relationship with them, they will use the Internet. If they want to share new offers and deals, they will use the Internet. If they want to start a giveaway for their fans, they will use the Internet. They will build a website and accumulate followers over the generations. Although many are discovering that the Internet can be a heavy sword, it is resource that one needs to know how to wield. It can be difficult to build a website. But with a little familiarization, the entrepreneur can successfully wield this powerful resource.

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      1 – Choose a platform

      Anybody can build and develop a website these days. One needs only the drive to put in a little effort, the fortitude to do a bit of research and the platform that aligns with your needs. Platforms such as WordPress make it very easy to develop your website and craft it precisely how you would like it to be. With just the purchase of your domain name (which is not more than a few dollars) you will have access to great hosting, features and plugins that yield the website that you want.

      2 – Put important information in the header

      When people come to your website, they should know what your company does immediately. Your header is on every page. Your company’s name as well as a line of information about what you do is necessary. When people come to your page, they should know what you do without having to spend time browsing through your website. If the information is not instantly accessible, it will repel many people. Create a company name and a slogan that makes your contribution to your industry obvious and stamp it onto the header.

      3 – Professionalism

      Your slogan, logo, header, template, and everything about your website needs to be attractive. Many entrepreneurs find that hiring somebody to make these things for them would be a worthy business investment. If people come to your website and find that it is sloppy and appears to be cobble together, they will have a negative impression of your company. Take the time that it takes to develop your website before officially launching.

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      4 – Don’t forget the mobile site

      With smartphones and tablets, mobile devices are used to browse the Internet fairly often. Some people even use high-end tablets as their primary mobile device. Savvy website owners have optimized the mobile experience on their website. People will become frustrated with a website that they cannot interact with very well and will have a bad impression of you. If they know that every time they go to your website, they are going to struggle with everything, then they are not going to want to come back to it. But if you have a mobile friendly website that is easy to use, you will maintain your traffic and fans.

      5 – Make it easy to read

      Sometimes website owners will choose a font color that does not have sufficient contrast with the background. Readers will get a headache when they struggle to read the words on your page. Choose something simple, such as black on white.

      6 – Do not worry about graphics

      While they may be intriguing and you may think that they would be an interesting complement to your website, most people find them distracting and not appealing at all. Some of the worst website designs are heavily draped in graphics and they really pull the user away from the content of your website. Focus on efficiency and professionalism rather then on decorations. Just think of Google. It started with no decorations, no graphics, just a simple bar into which users could type their query. Today, it is the most visited website on the Internet.

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      7 – Let them know when the sale is completed

      If you are selling products or services on your website, let the buyer know when the sale has been completed. If you went to a website and make a purchase only to be redirected back to the homepage, you might be a little confused. You would be left wondering if the purchase actually went through. After a purchase is completed, the buyer should be redirected to a page that says “Thank you for your purchase. Here is a copy of your receipt.”

      8 – Link all of your social networking profiles

      You should have several of them. Perhaps you should consider stamping your Twitter feed onto the sidebar so that people will see what you have to say and want to follow you. Social media is how you will keep in constant contact with your audience. It is how you will develop an ongoing relationship with them. You will constantly pop up in their lives and they will always think about you. You will be ingrained in their mind. Then when they need something that is offered by your company, they will remember you.

      9 – Testimonials

      People are constantly connected with one another. If a restaurant has poor service, this will be a negative mark on their record for years to come if the customer writes a review. If a mechanic displays integrity, he will garner a good reputation. Before going to a company, people ask, “What have others said about this company?” and the answers are not difficult to find. Create a catalog of the positive reviews and link to it on your site.

      If you want to build a website, you should know that it will require a bit of work and a bit of networking. But when you employ these tips, you will quickly discover that it is the most powerful resource available to an entrepreneur.

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        The Internet is an amazing tool and has redefined the way we work and communicate. It is also a giant playground, and there are endless opportunities for fun and excitement lurking behind the mountain of boring work emails. So the next time you find yourself bored and lacking enthusiasm, don’t waste time on Facebook, do something new.

        Here are a few fun things to check out online:

        1.     Read Some Secrets

        Ever feel like your life is dull and grey? Do you sometimes find yourself thinking “poor me”, my life is hard? Take a time out and check out postsecret.

        Dirty fantasies, secret ambitions and sneaky tricks are all presented anonymously here along with pictures. It’s the perfect guilty pleasure, great for a laugh and makes you feel like you’re not so weird after all.

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        2.     Make a Bet

        Make life a little interesting over at Williamhill horse racing bets online, a site that lets you put some cash down on a variety of different sports. Cricket, rugby, horse racing and many other sports can all be bet on here. Nothing makes a game exciting like having a little money down, just as long as you can afford it if you lose. Responsibility is key here kiddies.

        3.     Take an IQ Test

        Everyone likes tests, well not everyone, but I do. If you have a spare 10 or so minutes why not take an IQ test and see how your brain is ticking along. If you get a decent result you could even put it up on the fridge for all to see. Quick Tip: Take the test multiple times and score a genius result for dramatic effect.

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        4.     Learn Origami

        Many sites offer step-by-step tutorials that can help you turn a boring piece of paper into an artistic masterpiece
        Learn some!

        5.     Learn Body Language
        Become a master of the unsaid and learn the art of body language. Mostly all of our communication is non verbal. Learn how to decode these signals and you have unlocked the secret to the universe.

        These are only 5 options in the limitless pile of boredom busters out there online.

        What do you like to do when you get bored?

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          A business credit card works in exactly the same way as any of the other plastic in your purse or wallet. The only real difference is that rather than it being in your name, it’s in that of the business.

          If you are in charge of the finances at your company and are looking at your borrowing options, this quick guide to business credit cards will explain why they are a valuable tool for any company.

          Short term funding

          If you are unable to obtain the start-up funding you require to get your business idea off the ground, have you considered a credit card? While loans, grants and overdrafts are more traditional sources of cash, business credit cards can also help.

          Look at Google; its founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin used plastic to launch one of the world’s biggest companies.

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          Managing expenses

          Some business owners will find that mixing their personal and business finance gets incredibly messy. Everything seems fine until you need to work your way through all those statements and receipts to calculate expenses. Using a credit card can solve that problem without costing the business a penny – as long as balances are repaid in full.

          Avoid more paperwork

          If you employ staff and ask them to submit expenses reports each month, you’re asking for additional work. With a business credit card, you can have additional cardholders – your employees – and then all the hard work is done for you.

          Spending limits are set so there’s no need to worry about losing money and you don’t have think about paying them back.

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          Improve cash flow

          If you have a business credit card you don’t have wait for customers invoices to clear before paying the bills, just put it on plastic. Most credit cards, including the Amex, offer extended interest free periods so your purchases aren’t charged for up to 60 days. This makes managing your cash flow much simpler.

          Rewards or air miles

          Do you have to travel for business? If you’re a heavy credit card user you could be earning rewards every time you spend. Depending on the reward scheme, instead of points, you might get air miles. These can be exchanged for flights but if you don’t need to travel then you can sign up to a card that offers cash-back or other rewards instead.

          These are just some of the top ways you and your business could benefit from a credit card.