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Tips for Cleaning and Maintaining Your Vape Mod and Tank 

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If you want your vaping equipment to work as well as it can, you’ve got to clean and maintain it properly. Dust, grime and pocket lint are the enemies of any vaping device. They can clog vents and restrict airflow. They can also hamper vapor production by preventing your device from making a good electrical connection with the tank or pod. Your vape tank will also become extremely dirty with everyday use. If you don’t keep it in good condition, you won’t enjoy the best possible flavor quality when you vape.  

Keeping your vape mod and tank clean isn’t just a matter of performance and flavor quality – it’s also simply a good hygiene practice. You probably put your vape tank in your mouth at least a hundred times every day, and that makes it a potential breeding ground for microbes. Your tank is going to get pretty disgusting if you don’t take the time to keep it clean. 

Keep your vape mod and tank clean and well maintained with these simple tips. 

How to Clean Your Vape Tank 

Along with the amount of time that your vape tank spends inside your mouth, the fact that it’s always filled with viscous vape juice – which can often leak into the tank’s base – means that it’s most likely the dirtiest part of your vaping setup. Luckily, maintaining your vape tank isn’t difficult at all once you’ve given it a good cleaning. Before you can do that, though, you’ve got to go through the initial cleaning process and remove the grime that’s built up over several months of vaping. Here’s how to do it. 

  • Disassemble the tank completely and rinse all of the components thoroughly in the sink. If your coil is dirty, there’s no need to throw it away. Instead, set it aside for separate cleaning. We’ll explain how to clean your coil in a moment. 
  • If you want to disinfect your vape tank’s components, you can do so by pouring boiling water over them. You can also dip the components in rubbing alcohol if you like; rinse them thoroughly afterwards. Remember that you shouldn’t allow your vape tank’s components to soak in alcohol for too long because alcohol may dissolve or weaken the rubber gaskets. 
  • If your tank has any dust or pocket lint in hard-to-reach areas such as in the chimney or airflow vents, you can remove the contaminants with a toothpick or cotton swab. After loosening the grime, rinse the component in the sink again. 
  • You can clean your dirty vape coils by soaking them in a bowl of hot water to dissolve the residue that’s causing the coils to produce a burned flavor. Cleaning your vape coils manually, however, usually requires several hours of waiting – and quite a few water changes. That’s why most people don’t do it. Try the ROBO2020 vape coil cleaner as a simpler alternative. It uses heat and ultrasonic agitation to dissolve the grime, and it leaves your coils clean and sparkling after only about 15 minutes. It also has an automatic drying function that takes about 15 minutes to complete – and you can safely use ROBO2020 to clean all of your vape tank’s components. 

Once you’ve given your vape tank a good deep cleaning, it won’t be necessary for you to repeat that process in the future. Instead, you can simply take your tank apart and give it a quick rinse in the sink every time you replace your coil. Don’t forget to dry all of the tank’s components thoroughly with paper towels before you resume vaping. 

How to Clean Your Vape Mod 

Now that you’ve cleaned your vape tank, it’s time to take a look at your vape mod. Thankfully, vaping devices generally aren’t as difficult to clean as tanks are. Your vape mod isn’t filled with e-liquid, and you don’t put it in your mouth hundreds of times every week. If you carry your vaping device in your pocket, though – as many people do – it’s going to collect some grime along the way. Here’s how to clean your vape mod. 

  • Clean external areas of the device – such as the screen, the fire button and the main body of the mod – with a soft lint-free cloth. Try not to rub too hard when removing dust from the screen because you don’t want to etch the plastic. 
  • Remove dust and pocket lint from the seams, charging port and other hard-to-reach areas with a toothpick. Remember that a micro USB port has metal pins that are very delicate and easy to bend, so be very careful when cleaning this part of your vape mod. 
  • Remove oxidation and e-liquid residue from your mod’s threading by inserting a cotton swab and pushing the swab down gently while spinning it. If the cotton swab comes out dirty, repeat the process until a swab comes out clean. Keeping your device’s threading clean is important because it’ll help to ensure consistent power transfer between the mod and the tank. It’s also important because e-liquid can potentially contaminate the device’s internal components if it isn’t removed from the device’s threading promptly. 

In general, it shouldn’t be necessary to clean the inside of your vape mod’s battery compartment because the compartment is well protected from dust and spends most of its time closed. If e-liquid leaks inside your vape mod, remove the battery, dry it thoroughly and set it aside. Next, use paper towels to remove as much of the e-liquid as possible from the inside of the device’s battery compartment.  

If you’re concerned that a large volume of e-liquid may have fouled your device’s internal electronics, it may be possible to remove some or all of the moisture by sealing your vape mod in a bag of dried rice for a day. If you happen to have some silica gel packets, those may be even more effective. After removing your device from the bag, you’ll hopefully find that it’s working normally again. 

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Look I Have Some Lips Where There Never Was a Lip

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Now I never have been one for tattoos, until I heard about permanent makeup. This cosmetic technique employs tattoos as a means of correcting flaws either nature, old age or disease has erased or forgot. In my case my mother plucked my eyebrows way to thin and I am fair so they all but disappeared. I also was left out in the lip department when God was handing out lips, I got ones that evaporated. As I got older in pictures, this flaw made me look almost snake like.

Thanks to Jeffrey Lyle Segal, I have been corrected. I have metamorphosed into a butterfly who can now smile with confidence. as I looked in the mirror.

Jeffrey Lyle Segal,

For those who know me, they know I am terrified of needles. With the ointment Jeff uses there is a minimal of pain. For the eye brows there is none. What you do is hear a sound that sounds like tearing. For the lips, the initial round it is pain free. There is a little discomfort when the needle returns to same place, but nothing that one can’t handle. For me the eyes are the hardest and not because of the needle. I have hyper sensitive eyes that tear up and send hundreds of droplets down my face in the wind. When the ointment is applied my eyes rebel and I become a difficult patient but Jeffrey was patient and now the eyeliner is done to perfection.

Having permanent make-up, means you wake up looking refresh and put together without doing a thing. When you are sick, you still look radiant, which can lift your spirits to heal faster.

all the make-up here is tattooed

Normally eyeliner costs $475 for a single application top or bottom or $850 for two sessions a month apart. Lips run $475 for liner and $575 for both lining and lip stain. For a second session take a $100 off if prepaid at the first session. For eyebrows the price is $475 for a single application or $850 for two sessions a month apart. These prices are all on the low end for Manhattan. As a special deal for all T2C readers, as a Valentine’s Special booked by February 14th  Jeff will offer an additional $100 discount for what ever service you choose.

Jeff has been a permanent cosmetic artist since 1991. He has been a media makeup artist in film, theater and TV with over 30 years experience. He is the author of “The Shape of Permanent Beauty” and he teaches makeup design training for permanent cosmetics. Besides being a permanent cosmetic artist, he is also a certified Hypnotist offering non-drug assisted version of anesthesia and anxiety reduction.

To make an appointment call Jeff at 323-828-8740 or email him at info@bestpermanentmakeup.net

 

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Tom Ruck – The Patriot Behind the Parades

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Visionary Tom Ruck Set to make history as the only person to have both marched and actively participated in All Major Landmark Parades with his Appearance in this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, creating a special moment in patriotic history.

His upcoming Appearance in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, November 23rd, 2023 will see him make history as the only person to have both marched and actively participated in All Major Landmark Parades in the United States with his Appearance in this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

After applying earlier this year, Ruck was selected as an official balloon wrangler for the new character appearance of “Leo.” Based on the Adam Sandler Netflix animated comedy, he will march down Fifth Avenue in Manhattan and past the storied halls of Macy’s Department store to the delight of thousands of revelers on the street and millions of fans worldwide watching the broadcast show on both television and internet streaming.

As a proud American citizen, it was his belief in the importance of the traditions of America that spurred his involvement which over time led to his appearing in some of the biggest parades rooted in the tradition and heritage in the country.

“I believe in America and American traditions,” Tom states. “There’s nothing more traditional and more American than the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade as well as the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year’s Day.”

Few people can boast about playing a big part in recognizable parades such as the Thanksgiving celebration along with the Tournament of Roses Parade, which is the annual parade held along Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, California, on New Year’s Day.

During his high school years in 1971 he was selected as a member of the prestigious McDonald’s All American High School Band, where two musicians were selected from each state and marched in the 1971 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and following that the 1972 Tournament of Roses Rose Parade. After high school, while at the University of Missouri Ruck continued his participation in Music with “Marching Mizzou”.

Years later as an adult he moved to California and joined the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association. He became a member of the tournament as a “White Suitor” and has been involved with the organization since 2008.

Making an American dream come true has always been a motivating factor for Ruck. As an individual has accomplished several notable feats during his professional career that have carved out profound chapters that motivate the reader of his personal biography.

Currently based in Alexandria, Virginia, his life has led down a road worthy of a Hollywood screenplay. He has been presented to two Presidential Transition Teams for the position of Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs. The Boeing Corporation and his “hometown” St. Louis Cardinals have honored Ruck for his achievements in supporting America’s Veterans and his contributions to veteran causes.

 

He also is an accomplished author and has published an award-winning book that honors the American Veteran. “Sacred Ground, A Tribute to America’s Veterans” was released by Regnery Publishing, now part of Salem Media Group, and achieved a #5 ranking on Amazon.

“I created this book as a labor of love to honor the truest of American heroes, our veterans,” he enthusiastically expresses, “and to give back I donate all royalties from the book to the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund.”

Ruck has appeared on over 100 radio and television programs and served as featured speaker at over 50 national and regional events. He was also an invited guest speaker at the 70th anniversary of D-Day in 2014 in Sainte Mere-Eglise in Normandy, France honoring the men of the 82nd and 101st Airborne for their courageous efforts that fateful day.

Ruck has held national leadership positions primarily with nationwide financial and healthcare corporations. He also has served with the Department of Veterans Affairs, as the Director at Fayetteville National Cemetery, and the Director of the Los Angeles National Cemetery, and also served as the Strategic Planning Officer for the Department of Veterans Affairs Long Beach Medical Center.

Ruck recently moved to the Washington DC area to accept the position of Senior Engagement Manager with the Department of Homeland Security, Blue Campaign, developing national partnerships and awareness campaigns for Human Trafficking in 2022.

 

Now, his next walk on the journey of his life in Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade will once again tell the tale of a great American showing incredible patriotic love for their country and compassion for the citizens of the country.

 

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Loud and Clear Worldwide Awareness for Role of Climate Change on Wildlife

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This is your very important wake up call!

The climate crisis is now and it has dramatically impacted human beings, global industries, and the health of our environment.

“Humans, land, and breathable air are not the only collateral damage from climate change,” says Chris Weber, co-founder of Animals Around the Globe. “Animals everywhere are also greatly affected by the results of climate change.”

Climate change has had a potentially catastrophic impact on wildlife as rising temperatures, the breakdown of fragile global ecosystems, and diminishing habitats have led to a decrease in at-risk populations of certain species.

As world leaders and climate change experts work to combat the negative effects of climate change, Weber goes on to say there will need to be champions for wildlife who step up to take part in the fight.

Animals are part of a healthy ecosystem, and their habitats — with abundant trees and untouched nature — help absorb carbon and limit rising temperatures. Keeping animals and their habitats safe is part of the work to fight climate change.

“We need to cultivate a greater sense of affection toward and deeper connection with animals. When people care, they are more inclined to protect,” says Weber.

Through their animal-centered website and podcast, both Chris Weber and his fellow co-founder Jan Otte, have championed the need for focus on biodiversity and action on climate change. In a recent discussion with Lea Henzgen of the AMES Foundation, the two discussed with Henzgen how the biodiversity crisis may be a larger issue than the climate crisis, yet does not receive as much attention.

Biodiversity and climate change are intertwined. As the temperature of the Earth increases, vegetation, food sources, the makeup of habitats and environments, and water access and quality alter dramatically, forcing animals to migrate or adapt to find more livable conditions. If livable conditions cannot be found or adapted to, entire species could potentially be lost to extinction.

However, the climate crisis is not the only factor in the loss of habitats and extinction. Development by human beings and poaching play a significant role in the biodiversity crisis. The issue of conservation is complex, and goes beyond simply caring what happens to animals that may live a world away.

“One key challenge is the stark contrast between populations in developed regions, which possess the financial resources needed to assist but often remain distanced from wildlife, and those in developing regions, which live alongside wildlife but often exploit it for sustenance and income to combat pressing economic need,” Weber explained in an article for the Otto Beisheim School of Management.

Fighting the biodiversity crisis alongside the climate crisis takes a deeper understanding of economics and cultural differences, along with a grasp of the science behind climate change.

As climate change intensifies, the animal kingdom and the human world are becoming far more intermingled. Along with habitat loss that comes with human development and the negative effects of extreme weather like hurricanes and tsunamis, wildlife is increasingly in greater danger due to human interaction.

Ecosystems change due to climate issues, animals must move further and further from their original habitats to find food, shelter, and water; and as human beings occupy more geographical space and encroach on where animals are sourcing their food and water, chaos can ensue. In the end, it’s typically animals that bear the brunt of that chaos.

“We look at three core pillars to address these issues,” says Weber. “First, entertaining people. We want to capture their interest and draw them into the world of wildlife. Second, educating that audience. We are channeling the knowledge and insights of our experts and allowing them to share their own forays into the wild. Third, building an online community where users can immerse themselves in the topic and one that facilitates firsthand encounters, whether virtual or real.”

For Weber, Otte, and many like them interested in conservation and animal welfare, engaging people in caring about animals is the first step to saving them from the negative effects of climate change. By working to decrease conflict with humans — whether by saving habitats or helping animals find safe havens — the biodiversity and climate crisis issues are being addressed. Both crises are slippery slopes that, if not properly addressed and mitigated, will lead to further issues.

Through advocacy and boots-on-the-ground work, climate change and biodiversity crisis activists are making real change in the world. According to research, climate change is one of the primary concerns of voters — especially among younger generations. Making a noted difference for animals globally starts with awareness and small steps toward meaningful change.

Cover art by David Clode on Unsplash

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‘The Best Hug in The World’ is a Terrific Tale of Love

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Tommy Feight’s “The Best Hug in the World”  is a tale of magical moments that will appeal to both children and their parents. Illustrated by graphic designer Daniel Klein, the charming book tells the story of a young boy’s love of hugging.

Rather than being a celebration of heartfelt moments, however, this emotional journey is anything but straightforward for young Shams and his father. The sweet, brown-eyed boy at the center of the story is determined to become the world’s best hugger, but his noble quest is fraught with setbacks.

Join Shams and his father as their father-son relationship is tested like never before. “The Best Hug in the World” is packed with endearing characters, genuine love, and a profound message that will resonate with parents and children alike.

Buy this book online today, and share heartfelt story times with your children that teach invaluable life lessons.

Kids these days have so many distractions and things available to keep or occupy their attention and unfortunately, books are probably way down on that list and they should not be,” says Feight. “With video readily available in all formats I fear soon we will have a nation of idiots who can not read and can only speak in little pictures. That is why I decided a book club would be a good idea. Just imagine being the first person to put a computer in Steve Jobs’s hands? He would never have been able to build Apple without reading and books, so now take some of our brightest and innovative minds and imagine you were the one who helped put the knowledge in their head. When you do that you could help someone who may grow up to change the world! When you think of it on that level such a little egg corn could grow into an extremely powerful oak that could one day yield a Forrest. This is why I feel this is something we all have to do. Feight Club is fully registered and approved as a 501c3 Nonprofit.”
To order your copy today please visit HERE.
 

 

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Macy’s, The 4th and The Drones

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Macy’s had a drone show for the first time ahead of the start of its 4th of July Fireworks this year. Spectators cheered when 500 drones formed the shape of the Statue of Liberty on East River.


The drone show took place before the Macy’s fireworks celebrating the United States’ 247th independence day.

The drones formed LL Kool J, a radio, Stars and Stripes, a turning Statue of Liberty, an American flag and spelled out the word “Macy’s,” all while Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” blared along the water.

It truly was spectacular.

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