A locksmith may not be classed as an emergency service but they can definitely by a real life saver in a residential emergency when the security of your home and possessions are at risk and you’re vulnerable. A local locksmith should be able to get to you pretty quickly and most offer a 30 minutes call out so you can be quickly put at ease and there should be a number to chose from in your local area.
It’s not just home security that they can help with, an auto locksmith will know the tricks of the trade to help rescue you should you lock your keys out of your car and most will be able to quickly do this without damaging your car in anyway.
Whilst locksmiths are invaluable in emergency situations most will also offer residential and commercial services such as the supply and fit of alarm systems, CCTV and other monitoring equipment. There will also be a select few who can offer highly skilled services such as safe breaking and concealed safety box fitting.
The most important things to look for when selecting a local mobile locksmith?
Probably at the top of the list should be their availability and willingness to help at anytime. A 24 hour service offers an admirable level of commitment and shows a great level of enthusiasm, desire and business acumen in a competitive business area.
Reputation is also really important. If you’ve heard great word of mouth recommendations, trust in what your friends and colleagues say, bad publicity often travels much faster than good and a trusted testimonial is invaluable.
A professional, courteous service is paramount in what can often be very stressful and challenging circumstances. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and be sure of what you’re getting for the money you are paying, that’s your right as a customer. If in doubt, and you’re not in an emergency situation, it’s always good to get a few quotes for different local locksmiths are make your final decision when you’re ready.
The increasing amount of young people smoking cannot be helped by the increased number of smoking celebrities. Add this to the ever present social media circus that presents image after image of a listers with a cigarette between their lips and it’s not surprising that 1 in 3 teenagers are now experimenting with smoking at an early age.
“Friend” or Foe?
We are truly in an age where celebrities are looked up to and revered more than ever. The stars of film and TV have now been joined by sports stars around the world and an increasing amount of reality TV stars all of whom present a real and present danger to the behaviour and habits of the impressionable younger generation.
Peer pressure has always been a contributing factor to teenagers smoking. It also has an unfortunate but definite link to the further destructive habits of drinking alcohol and trying other, harder and illegal drugs. Should the blame be placed at the door of celebrity smokers though? Do they have any real responsibility to play role model to teenagers the world over? Are we to put the future of our children in the nicotine stained hands of multi millionaires with no real grasp of reality.
It is perhaps of little consequence that there are an increasingly number of smoking celebrities who have at least changed their habits to using the ecig – a step in the right direction. This will hopefully start to enter the hearts and minds of our youngsters but when celebs like Mila Kounis smoke publicly and constantly the damage continues to be done.
Mila Kunis – A Smoking Hot Celebrity, but in this case for the Wrong Reasons?
Education should always be at the forefront of tackling teen smoking though and it shouldn’t be taboo to start using shock tactics and horror stories at an early age. Social media allows us to enter the lives of teenagers on daily (and even hourly) basis so an approach that involves this media heavily will have a great chance of helping reverse worrying global trends at the onset of a shocking health crisis in our teen population.
There are a plethora of alternative medical treatments available to the general pubic worldwide that are often not available on the the national health services of many countries. One such alternative therapy is acupuncture that has been being used around the world for thousands of years to successfully treat patients.
Acupuncture itself is thought to have its roots in Chinese medicine and has become very popular in Western countries as well as in the far east. The medicinal advantages can be easily proven as it can be successfully used in the treatment of numerous conditions by focusing on treating the person rather than the illness. The main focus is to insert fine needles into specific and pre defined areas of the body to affect the flow of the body’s vital energy – known as qi.
The aim of the treatment is to assist the qi to help the body heal by focusing the body on the specific areas that need to be healed – this is achieved by helping physical, emotional and mental well being. The overall healing power of acupuncture often leads to other conditions and ailments being targeted as a secondary benefit of treatment.
Perhaps the biggest fear of the uninitiated when considering treatment is does it hurt? The things is that the needles are so fine that is unlikely you will feel any pain. Often it gives the total opposite effect and an initial mild tingle can lead to complete relaxation of the the body and mind. On rare occasions an individual may get a small bruise where the needle has been inserted but these will quickly heal in most cases.
The benefits of acupuncture far outweigh any potential small side affects in most cases. This is an alternative therapy that has been refined and perfected over thousands of years and is far from being a specific medicine so can be used to treat a wide range of long term and short term conditions that have beneficial and relaxing results.