Many people dream of winning the lottery even though it seems impossible for them. What they don’t understand is that winning the lottery can be a lot of work. While some people are lucky, others have to work hard to get everything they need, and you have come across people who put in so much time to analyze the lottery. Other than analyzing the lottery, there are different simple ways to win the lottery, and they include;
1. Knowing Your Lucky Numbers
Believe it or not, lucky numbers are real, and if they were not, then the word could not have existed. Knowing your lucky numbers is important because you will always remember to play them. This will make it quick for you to follow up on the draw.
Using quick pick numbers is also not a bad idea. The only problem is, many people forget these numbers because they are computer-generated. If you had played the lotto and misplaced your tickets somewhere when you used quick pick numbers, you will never know if you won or not.
2. Keep Playing
The more you play the lottery, the more conversant you become with the game. Serious lottery players never get rid of their tickets. Instead, they refer to them while taking note of the winning numbers for the particular draw.
By playing regularly, your subconscious mind also gets deeply involved in picking lottery numbers, and this goes a long way to increase your winning chances. The more times you participate in the lottery, the higher your winning chances, which bring us to the next point.
3. Get Extra Tickets
When buying lotto tickets, you might want to consider getting more than one entry to a draw. Many people believe that if your first ticket does not win, then the second one might and so on. This explains why some people spend so much money on lottery tickets.
More tickets mean more chances of playing the lottery even though some people don’t see the need. However, getting extra tickets can increase your chances of winning the lottery, especially if it is backed up with other tips.
4. Don’t Play Every Week
Playing the lotto can be addictive, and the fact that there is so much money at stake, some people are addicted to this game. The problem with getting addicted to playing the lotto is that it can become costly and frustrating if you never get lucky. You don’t want to get frustrated when playing lotto because you will end up struggling to win when the game is meant to be fun.
5. There is More to Playing the Lottery than the Mega Jackpot
Many people participate in lotto because of the jackpot involved. What many of them have not realized is that it takes so long to win the mega prize. People who are serious about making money from playing lotto focus on low jackpots and only play on specific draws. Don’t forget that with lotto, it is easier to win the small money compared to the mega jackpot.
6. Avoid Playing in a Particular Pattern
Unless you have realized a pattern in your lotto draws, never attempt to play using a specific number selection pattern. Some people shade they lottery ticket numbers in a particular pattern like X or circle. The problem with this idea is, there are high chances of someone else doing the same thing, and in case you win, it is most likely that you will split your rewards with one or more people.
7. Don’t Select Consecutive Numbers
This is common sense, but you never know what the winning number can be even though there are minimal chances that they could be consecutive numbers. According to experts, if your lotto draw has five numbers, for example, and only go to 55, then the total value of your five numbers should lie somewhere between 104 and 175.
Many people say it takes luck to win the lottery, but the same cannot be said for people who have an impressive winning history. While luck plays a significant role in winning the lottery, you can always minimize the chances of coming out of a lotto draw empty-handed even if you don’t get to walk away with the jackpot.
Humans are no longer the only ones enjoying the health benefits of the miraculous CBD oil, but animals are getting their share as well. Pet owners are amazed by the unbelievable merits this substance has on the wellbeing of their cats and dogs in terms of treating anxiety, seizures, epilepsy, chronic pain etc.
Nevertheless, in order to provide your cat with utmost health care, you have to consider several factors prior to making a purchase.
These are the most prominent ones.
The initial aspect to be considered prior to purchasing CBD oil is whether this substance is entirely safe for your cat, as naturally you’d want the best cure for your beloved pet. Although CBD benefits both humans and animals in an identical manner, their organism reactions to the substance are certainly not the same, since animals are generally more sensitive to the THC that CBD contains.
Therefore, make sure the one you purchase doesn’t contain a single trace of THC, as even the lowest level can make your pet experience its psychoactive effects. The best way to be certain that the product you’ll buy genuinely doesn’t contain THC, is by checking the lab results for the oil.
Moreover, every reputable seller would proudly display the laboratory results on its website, as these tests are the most reliable way of discovering all the compounds that the product contains. Immediately disregard those vendors who lack a proof of these results on their sites or offer a ridiculously low price for the product in comparison with the other sellers. Check this source for finding reputable vendors.
However, even if you purchase CBD without any traceable THC, it doesn’t suggest giving your cat as much as you seem fit. Wrong dosage results in experiencing side effects, which is why you’re supposed to consult with a vet in order to determine the right amount, suitable for your pet’s health problem and without any risk of harming its wellbeing.
When it comes to CBD’s legal status, you have nothing to worry about as long as its concentration of THC doesn’t exceed 0, 3 per cent. All products containing a lower amount, are considered to be legal, as it’s no longer regarded as marihuana, but as hemp, which is completely legal across states. Therefore, the concentration of THC is of vital importance when making a purchase, both for the safety of your pet as well as for avoiding problems with the law.
Anyhow, in some states, even higher concentration than 0, 3 % is legal, which means that you won’t be obstructed by any legal issues during the buying process. Remember to inspect the legal status of marijuana in your state prior to ordering the oil, as in some cases you might be tricked into buying an apparently legal product, with no THC, but you might end up getting one that exceeds the legal limit.
Thus, the best alternative would be if the state where you dwell has already legalized medical marijuana. Otherwise, be extra careful when checking the authenticity of the THC levels. In states where medical marijuana isn’t legal, most vets are reluctant to give their opinion or advise you on the proper dosage of CBD. Read more about THC’s properties in comparison with CBD on the following link: https://www.healthline.com/health/cbd-vs-thc.
Dosage is a particularly significant aspect following the purchase of CBD oil, as administrating an incorrect dosage is likely to cause more harm than benefit to your cat. The two main factors that influence the dosage are you cat’s age as well as weight, as not all pets require the same dosage for the same condition. It’s believed that 0, 1 to 0, 5 milligrams of the oil, are to be used for one kilogram of weight.
However, the wisest as well as safest thing to do, is commence the treatment with a very low dosage and gradually increase it until you find the amount that suits your pet the best. It’s of great importance to be patient during the period of determining the appropriate dosage, without hastily switching from one amount to another.
Bear in mind that not all cats need an identical time-frame to feel the benefits of this oil, as in some cases they recover as soon as you blink, while in others, the results are visible after long-term usage.
The greatest CBD oil effects are achieved by administrating it to your cat directly from the dropper or placing a few drops on its paw in order to lick them. Anyway, if your cat is rather picky, you can add the drops to its food.
If you’ve decided to purchase this product for your cat, check its safety and legal status.
Most importantly, administer the right dosage!
It's a topic that we're taught from a young age, and if you were to analyze most children's bedrooms, we're pretty sure there would be some links to dinosaurs in there!
As well as the obvious appeal from a child's perspective, dinosaurs also happen to be incredibly interesting. Unfortunately, there are a lot of theories that often get branded about which cloud the realities of what made these beasts tick. Some of these never get proven, and today's post is all about taking a look at some of these to see what we DON'T know when it comes to these beasts.
We don't know how they mate
Let's not forget that much of what we know about dinosaurs is through fossils. As such, there are a lot of unanswered questions, with one of the key ones being their mating technique.
Sure, we know that each and every dinosaur started their life by being hatched from an egg. It's the bit before that which we are unsure about though. There have been no obvious signs of how the creatures "came together", and the sexual anatomy is also clouded. While we may have a firm understanding of what their teeth looked like, and other body parts, nobody has ever found an impression of this area of the body. This means that it will probably remain a mystery for eternity.
We don't TRULY know why they became extinct
Sure, there are umpteen theories doing the rounds, but nobody quite knows why dinosaurs became extinct. It's only quite recently (like in the last few decades) where more and more of us have started to believe the theory about the huge asteroid hitting earth and wiping out the species. However, note the term "started to believe". Evidence has mounted, but there are all sorts of other theories and even then, some people are led to believe that the end of dinosaurs came due to a combination of them all.
We don't know if they hunted in packs
Jurassic Park might suggest otherwise, but this probably provides more questions than answers when it comes to these creatures.
Again, evidence is limited. Paleontologists have seen tracks which might have been shared by raptors and tyrannosaurs, but even then it's impossible to tell if they definitely strolled hand-in-hand together.
We don't know why they all had such different heads
Sure, all types of dinosaurs are going to be different, but the differences between some dinosaurs are absolutely massive.
We've seen spikes, plates and more on the back of their head, and that leads to the obvious question of what are they used for?
Some experts have suggested that it's all about temperature regulation, while others focus on defense. Again, there are no definite reasons, and these debates are likely to whittle on for eternity.
We don't know what the biggest dinosaur was
For a long time, the T-Rex grabbed the size headlines. In truth, we're really not sure though. Again, we are basing this off partial fossils, and as time progresses more and more evidence comes to light which debunks these theories.
The problem is, when will this evidence stop? Nobody quite knows, which is why there is no such thing as a definite claim when it comes to the world of dinosaurs.
Over the last year, the number of customers experiencing problems with organisations has increased from 12.8 percent to 14.3 percent. These organisations are now looking for ways to improve the quality of their customer service while simultaneously increasing their bottom lines.
One way larger companies can achieve this is by investing in a cloud contact centre. This solution helps to address the growing needs of the modern customer, who expects multiple communication channels to choose from.
However, it’s worth taking a look at all your contact centre options — hybrid, cloud-based and on-premise — before deciding on the most suitable for your enterprise.
Here’s a call centre that's physically located on the site of the organisation in question. All the hardware and software is stored and maintained on the premises, and typically either owned or leased by the business. Usually, this model also requires you to employ IT specialists to install, manage and maintain all the relevant hardware and software.
Cloud-Based Contact Centres
A cloud-based call centre is hosted via an internet server, which doesn't have to be located at the organisation’s premises.
It empowers businesses to handle both inbound and outbound customer communications via a variety of channels, including SMS messages, emails, instant chat, social media and voice calls.
Such a solution can help companies improve the quality of their customer service and boost their bottom line. Here’s how:
Cloud-based contact centres are cheaper solutions because they don't require you to purchase hardware or hire an entire IT department to run it.
If a company is spending less on its infrastructure, it can focus its expenditure on other money-making investments.
An organisation can also operate more flexibly, adding or removing functions as they need them. Using cloud-based software even facilitates remote working, which again, reduces overheads.
Providing customers with multiple communication channels increases the likelihood of meeting their needs and lifestyle. Not to mention, it's an effortless way of providing customers with greater satisfaction. It goes without saying, happy customers = customer retention = more sales = more revenue.
The Latest Technology
Using cloud call centre software ensures you always have access to the newest technology, such as AI, call routing and automatic call transcripts.
Using multichannel communication tools allows customer service teams to manage calls (and other forms of contact) faster and more efficiently. Utilising analytics also enables companies to pinpoint performance issues in real-time and make the necessary improvements.
A Hybrid Solution
A hybrid call centre is a combination of cloud-based and on-premise contact centre hardware and software. For example, a company may buy cloud-based communications software but still use its own in-house telephony and computers. They'll then integrate both their cloud-based and on-premise platforms to work alongside each other. This provided enterprises with all the perks of cloud-based flexibility and add-ons like call recording, analytics and reporting functions, and the extra security that comes with an on-premise solution.
All in All
Any business that's serious about its bottom line cannot underestimate the value of efficient and effective customer service. Finding and using the right call centre solution only enhances a company’s performance, customer retention and, ultimately, its profits.
After Apple recently announced a delay to OS X 10.5 Leopard I had to delay my iMac upgrade until the Autumn. This led me to thinking about how to speed up Tiger to get the most out of my ageing G5. This is what I came up with:
1. Repair Disk Permissions Navigate to Applications > Utilities > Disk Utility. Select your Macintosh HD and select Verify Disk Permissions. If needed you can then Repair Disk Permissions.
2. Clear out login items Its good to check that unwanted programs are not starting up when you login to your Mac. This can be done from System Preferences > Accounts > Login Items.
3. Clear out unwanted applications Go through your applications folder and see if you can save yourself some disk space by removing any applications you no longer use.
4. Clear out unused system preferences Check in your system preferences if there are any unused system preferences tabs that can be removed. If you do find something you don't use you can either disable it within its menu or remove it from '~/Library/PreferencePanes'. You may have to reboot or do a force empty trash (see #38).
5. Clear Desktop Its been reported numerous times that having a clear desktop can increase the speed of your Mac. So either put your junk in folders or delete it!
6. Empty Trash (if it wont empty see #38) I'm always amazed when I'm looking on someone's Mac and they haven't ever emptied the trash! Check what's in there then save yourself some space and empty it.
7. Turn off Universal Access (if not used) Navigate to System Preferences > Universal Access and turn off anything you're not using.
8. Turn off Bluetooth (if not used) Navigate to System Preferences > Bluetooth.
9. Turn off speech recognition (if not used) Navigate to System Preferences > Speech Recognition.
10. Turn off internet sharing (if not used) Navigate to System Preferences > Sharing > Internet
11. Check there is plenty of disk space on the boot drive. Your Mac uses some of your hard drive space as virtual memory when there is not enough actual memory available. Its good to always keep 10% of your hard drive free for such activity.
12. Remove Unwanted Language Packs OS X contains hundreds of languages that you most likely wont use. Monolingual is a free program that can root out these languages and remove them saving you some extra disk space.
*Edit: Warning people have experienced problems with Monolingual so becareful what you remove. Only a reinstall will put the languages back so decide weather you really need the extra space by removing them.
13. Remove any desktop changing programs Until recently I had a nice program that would put a different babe on my desktop each month. It looked great but once I started looking in activity monitor it was taking up lots of memory and processor time.
14. Check dock for unwanted apps. Your dock should only contain your most used applications so take a look through to see if there is anything you can remove or uninstall.
15. Choose suitable applications for files Be sensible when choosing what applications open by default - think do you really need Photoshop to open just to view an image when preview will work fine? Right click on a file then select Get Info.
16. Check Software Build If you have an Intel Mac then check the build of the software is universal - it might be that the application is still running through Rosetta and that a universal update is available.
17. Remove dock animation Navigate to System Preferences > Dock then un-tick Animate Opening Applications.
18. Avoid animated desktops Navigate to System Preferences > Desktop & Screen Saver then un-tick Change picture.
19. Remove unused widgets. Each widget takes some memory and processor power even when you're not using the dashboard so only enable the ones you use. Alternatively you can disable the dashboard - see #23.
20. Check to see how much processing power and memory each widget uses. Some widgets are more intensive than others, if there is one that is particularly demanding see if there is one with similar functionality on the Apple website. To do this run Activity Monitor - Applications > Utilities > Activity Monitor.
As you can see the widgets I have running are all using an acceptable amount of Real Memory.
Tinkertool Tinkertool is a utility that gives you access to additional settings within OS X.
21. Remove animation effects. The animation effects are the eye candy that make OS X look nice but they are not really needed, you can turn them off from the Finder pane within Tinkertool.
22. Disable Dock shadow. From the Dock pane un-tick Enable Dock shadow.
23. Disable Dashboard. If you don't use the Dashboard you can deactivate it from the General pane.
24. Skip checksum verifications when opening DMG files. This will speed up the loading of disk images when opening. This can be found in the Applications pane.
25. Remove or deactivate unwanted login items from the Login Items pane. You might already have done this in #2.
26. Reduce delay time for display of loading pages in Safari. This should speed up your web browsing experience, found within the Safari Pane.
OnyX OynX is similar to Tinkertool however has many more options and preferences.You may have already done some of these in previous tips. Parameters
27. Un-tick Graphic Effects (Finder tab). You may already have done this with Tinkertool #21.
28. Un-tick Animate 'Opening applications' and 'When alert in background' (Dock tab).
29. Disable Dashboard (Dashboard and Expose tab). You may already have done this with Tinkertool #23.
30. Set Safari speed of web page display to fast (Safari Tab). You may already have done this in #26. Maintenance
31. Repair Disk Permissions. You may already have done this in #1.
32. Run Maintenance Scripts.
33. Reset Spotlight Index (it may take over a day to rebuild the index afterwards).
34. Run complete system optimization. Cleaning
35. Clear Internet Settings.
36. Clear User and Font Caches.
37. Clear unused logs.
38. Force Empty Trash Automation
39. Check settings - The default settings should be fine here. Click Execute.
You can do some of the following by resetting Safari - click Safari > Reset Safari. *Edit: Resetting Safari does not clear Favicons.
40. Clear Cache. To speed up page loading Safari saves a copy of every page in its cache however if the cache gets too large it can actually slow down page loading so its best to empty it occasionally. To do so click Safari > Empty Cache.
41. Clear History. Safari can remember every single site you have visited which can have a negative effect on its performance. You can empty it be selecting History > Clear History.
42. Clear AutoFill. AutoFill is the data is saved in forms such as your username and password on websites. As with the cache and history the AutoFill can mount up over time. To empty select Safari > Preferences then select the AutoFill tab. From here you can go through the three AutoFill sections and clear out data that you no longer want stored.
43. Clear Favicons. Favicons are the little icons you see to the left of the URL in the address bar. These can be cleared by emptying user folder/Library/Safari/Icons.
44. If you use Firefox then you can get specially optimized versions of the browser based on your processor architecture - either G4, G5 or intel.
45. Extensions Firefox has some great extensions but they can slow down the browser so take a serious look to see weather you really need that extra toolbar!
46. Smart Playlists These can slow down the operation of iTunes as they reload the contents of the list every time the program loads. If you have a a smart play list that does not change very often then you can either deactivate live updating (by clicking file > edit smart play list) or copy of the contents of the smart play list in to a regular play list.
47. HP Printer drivers can often cause problems and use a lot of processor power so check in the activity monitor for HP Communicator, if it seems to be constantly running at 80% - 100% then try uninstalling it. I had problems on my Mac Mini for my HP PSC 1110 all in one with the HP software on OS X 10.3 maxing out the CPU after printing. I had to remove the software and just use the basic drivers rather than the full suite.
48. Check Classic is not running if not being used. Classic can be disabled from within System Preference.
49. Run Software Update. The latest updates sometimes provide speed increases as well as fix bugs and vulnerabilities.
51. Add More RAM. There is only so much you can do with software, the cheapest way to give you're Mac a speed boost is to upgrade the memory.
52. Reboot your Mac. After doing all this optimization it might be an idea to reboot your Mac. If your like me and use sleep mode for the majority of the time then a reboot once in a while often helps too!
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