When the Boy Scouts made “Be Prepared” their motto, they probably never thought they’d be prepping themselves for a hot, buttery public health scare. Local Boy Scout troops are bracing for potentially awkward fundraising efforts, though, courtesy of reports linking a chemical butter flavoring used in microwave popcorn to a rare but serious lung disease. On April 5, my 85 year old neighbor and I went to the movies at Carmike 14 to see “Premonition.” There were only seven people in the theater; the two of us, two young girls about 11 or 12 years old, and three other adults.
Suppose that your company is the Acme Manufacturing Company and you are selling electric widgets and you are located in California. What should your title tag be? Most people would opt for the name of their company as the first word of the title. It makes sense, in that it looks good in the blue strip at the top of the browser, but it doesn’t necessarily help you to get a good ranking in search results for your keywords “electric widgets, California”..
Adam Coulter, UK editor of Cruise Critic, says: ‘Cruising is an excellent value holiday because all major expenses (lodging, meals, activities and entertainment) tend to be included with most lines.’However, confusion can arise when a cruise is described as “all inclusive” as there are some items, which are mostly optional, which come with an extra cost, and it’s these which can quickly run up the bill.’Cruisers should be aware that activities such as shore excursions, specialty dining options and spa treatments typically come with an extra cost as do most drinks, including alcohol and soft drinks. Tea, coffee and water are generally included.’The reality is that it’s all about choice, and it’s down to the individual how many extras they enjoy.’For cruisers, being caught out by extra costs is avoidable we advise being savvy and doing your research before you book to ensure you know what is and isn’t included. This helps to avoid any surprises and help your cruise sail smoothly.’You should always haggleWhile bartering over handicrafts in a local market might be a romantic notion, it’s often only a couple of pence you’re arguing over.Yes, prices for tourists are considerably marked up but consider the difference in wealth between you and the vendor, and you might think again over counting the pennies.While in South East Asia, bartering is practically a game, it’s worth baring in mind that handmade itemsmay be marked up to the same extent as the more generic trinkets, but there is a lot less room to negotiate, and haggling over food is a total no no.When it comes down to haggling, it is an art form.