A Comprehensive Guide to Choosing and Buying Vaporizers

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The vaporizing market is expanding at a fast rate. More and more people are getting hooked on vaping simply because it is more convenient and beneficial compared to traditional cigarette smoking. Since the demand for vaporizers have increased, manufacturers coming from different parts of the world have decided to come up with more varieties. Nowadays, it isn’t so difficult to spot vaporizers for sale. They are basically found everywhere, from local malls to online retailers. As the variety of choices continues to expand, it has become more challenging for consumers to choose one that suits their needs. Even people who already own one or more vaporizers may still find it challenging to pick just one from the overwhelming number of options. It becomes more of a challenge for first time buyers. How can a person who just decided to start vaping choose the best kind of device to buy? Given enough thought, the process of choosing the right vaporizer isn’t exactly a difficult task. All it takes is a little research.

Basically, no particular vaporizer can be considered as the ultimate best universally. Each person has their own preferences and needs. No single device can satisfy each of those demands. In order to determine which vaporizer is best for you, you’ll need to evaluate each type based on a set of criteria that suits your needs. If you need help sorting out what factors to consider, below is a list of some of the most important things for you to keep in mind.

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Budget

When scouting for a nice vaporizer, one of the first things you might want to consider would be your budget. You have to estimate just how much you are willing to spend for such device. Normally, quality and price go together but that isn’t always the case. If you try hard enough, you’ll find a wide range of affordable vaporizers that offer excellent quality. At $55, you can bring home a simple yet highly effective vaporizing device. However, if you wish to splurge on something more luxurious, you can find a whole variety of vaporizers along the $600 price range. However, the widest selections are priced around $300 to $150. Within this range, you’ll be able to score several of the most highly regarded units in the market.

If you are looking to save money by going for vaporizers that fall along the more affordable price range, make sure to stay away from questionably cheap devices. Inspect the material and quality of each gadget as some of them may be knockoffs or made from less durable materials. Also, some of these items may not be covered by warranty. As for warranty services, you may experience difficulty or problems when you buy genuine items from unauthorized dealers. If you’re willing to spend a huge amount on trusted brand names, make sure to buy them from reliable dealers so you can enjoy the full benefits. However, do keep in mind that regardless of how much you’ve spent on a vaporizer. If it doesn’t meet your needs, it will never be a worthy investment.

Warranty Services

Before you purchase buying a vaporizing device, make sure to check the warranty as well as the availability of warranty services provided by the brand name itself. Regardless of how durable the device is, there is still a chance that you might need to avail of such services in the future. Good warranty service is an important factor to consider especially if you are the type of person who can’t be without his vaporizer. To ensure that the service lives up to its promises, you can check various reviews and forums online. What other people has to say about their previous experiences with a certain brand name will help you know what to expect.

When you finally get a hold of the list of the warranty conditions, make sure to pay close attention and read it well. In some cases, the warranty period may be shorter for some vaporizer parts especially the batteries. Also, there might even be some parts such as the glass, which may not be covered by the warranty at all. Some brands are also particular about where you’ve purchased the device. Some will not honor a warranty if the device hasn’t been purchases from an authorized dealer.

Efficiency

Regardless of which vaporizer you choose, you will still enjoy enhanced efficiency as compared to smoking a traditional cigarette stick. Vaporizers in general are known for their efficiency. This is probably the reason why most people consider switching in the first place. However, the efficiency of vaporizers may change as the user continues to increase his consumption.

While the level of efficiency may also differ from one vaporizer to another, it can be enhanced by keeping the load small and the vaporization temperature low. Vaporizing little amounts of herbal substances at a lower temperature produces smoother and better flavor.

Portability

Vaporizers can be moved around easily. These devices are practically designed to be mobile. However, there are some designs that are more portable than others. If you do not want to be stuck in a place just so you could use your vaporizer, make sure to choose a device that’s highly portable. Some designs are very light, small enough to fit inside a pocket, and don’t need to be plugged when in use.

Reliability

If you value reliability over everything else, choose a vaporizer with the simplest design. The simpler it is, the lesser chances there is of the device malfunctioning. Also, you have to note that vaporizers who feature more complex designs do require more durable materials and superior quality construction to ensure a satisfying performance. One of the best ways to gauge reliability is to read online reviews. A well-built vaporizer generally has a good track record. You’ll know when a device is great since you’ll be hearing more about it from various users. However, if you want, you can always opt to buy a second vaporizer to serve as a backup just in case the first one you’re using fails to meet your expectation. Naturally, this option is only considerable if you can afford to splurge money on two vaporizers.

Design

While the variety of vaporizers may appear overwhelmingly confusing at first, you’ll be pleased to know that these devices actually just employ either one of two types of heating. First, you have the convection process which heats the herbs indirectly by pushing hot air through the aromatic blends. Second, you also have the conduction process which heats plant material directly by heating the surface where it is kept.

Vaporizers primarily employ one process or the other. However, it is also possible for a device to have a combination of both. A wide assortment of modern vaporizers is generally built to use the elements of convection. However, an increasing number of new conduction designs are also starting to appear. Conduction designs would usually require finer grinds since they heat a huge percentage of the surface. Aside from that, you must continuously shake or stir the plant material in between draws to provide equal exposure to the heated surface area. This method is simpler thus it is often times cheaper as compared to convection devices. However, there are a lot of people who prefer convection designs simply because these devices make it easier to avoid combustion. The mechanism allows hot air to seep through the material more efficiently. As a result, the herbs are heated evenly and it becomes easier for the user to control temperature.

Vaporization Temperature
Temperature Control

When it comes to producing smooth and flavorful vapors, temperature control is always important. That’s why most people find devices with features showing just how much heat is being used very helpful. If you are particular about the quality of vapor you’re producing, you should opt for devices that allow you to use a uniform temperature consistently. A number of cheap vaporizers are built with a simple graduated dial that allows you to choose the same heat setting each time. There are also some devices that are designed to have fixed temperature points which basically offer the same experience. Meanwhile, vaping devices that do not offer temperature control or are set at a fixed temperature are designed to gather cues from your draw speed to regulate temperature. This device is trickier to use since you’ll need to master the correct technique. Overheating can result from you drawing the device too slow while cooling can be an unavoidable consequence when you draw too fast since no vapor is formed.

All in all, the best vaporizer really depends on your own preferences, needs, and mastery. Most of the time, the best features don’t really count for much if you don’t know how to use the device properly. Apart from that, make sure not to overspend when it comes to these devices even if you have enough money to blow since all you need is a well-functioning device that emits high-quality vapor.

Surprising Facts That People Do Not Know about Leonardo DiCaprio

Titanic

Leonardo DiCaprio started his career in the world of acting in 1990 when he was still fifteen or sixteen. Now at forty, DiCaprio is still active in the limelight and is considered among the finest actors of his time. He is best known for his portrayal of Jack Dawson in the blockbuster movie Titanic (1997), which transformed him into a commercial movie star with a solid fan base. Being in the film industry for half of his life, here are some facts that not all people know about Leonardo DiCaprio:

He is the 7th youngest actor to be nominated in the Academy Awards

DiCaprio is often taunted for not winning any Oscars after being nominated four times. But what people don’t know is that he is the seventh youngest actor to receive a nomination in the prestigious Academy Awards with Justin Henry on the first list. In the 1993 movie What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, DiCaprio played the role of a mentally challenged child; he was nineteen years during that time. The movie was also the first nomination that DiCaprio received in the Academy Awards.

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape

He has an adopted daughter

While filming the movie Blood Diamond (2006), Leo became attached to a South African baby girl living in the orphanage and adopted her. But instead of raising the child, he regularly sends paycheck for the child’s needs and even calls her once in a while.

The Wolf of Wall Street

He never did drugs

Leo may have a party boy image but in an interview in the Los Angeles Times he admitted that he has never done drugs. In the movie The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), DiCaprio played the role of Jordan Belfort whom we can see in the movie snorting coke. The role earned him another nomination from the Oscars and according to DiCaprio, he had to talk to a drug expert in preparation for the movie. He and Jonah Hill even have to do some research in portraying their characters in the blockbuster movie.

Interesting Facts That You Should Know about James Cameron’s Titanic

There is no denying that Titanic (1997) is among the best movie ever produced in the history of film-making. Directed by James Cameron, the epic disaster romantic love story became the highest grossing film of all time for eleven years since 1998 until its record was exceeded by Avatar (2009)—which was also directed by Cameron. The movie Titanic grossed $2.18 billion and it became the first film to reach the billion-dollar mark. Want to know more interesting facts about the movie? Then here are some surprising facts about Titanic:

J Dawson

There was a real J. Dawson who died in the sinking of Titanic in 1912

Cameron’s fictional story of Titanic revolves around two doomed lovers with different social classes Rose DeWitt Bukater and Jack Dawson which were played by Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio. After finishing the story of Titanic, Cameron found out that there was actually a J. Dawson who died in the tragic sinking. Joseph Dawson, 23 years old, worked as a trimmer was among the many passengers of Titanic’s first and last voyage. Just like the other ill-fated passengers, he was buried in Nova Scotia.

Sketched Rose

It was Cameron who sketched Rose

Jack was portrayed in the film as a talented artist but it was not DiCaprio who drew all of the pictures in Jack’s sketchbook, it was James Cameron. In the infamous scene where a hand was shown sketching Rose wearing only a necklace, it was actually Cameron’s hand. The scene was mirrored because Leo is right-handed meanwhile James is left-handed.

Macy’s department store owners were portrayed in the film

Among the most heartwarming scene in the movie is two elder couple lying on a bed hugging each other, waiting for the cold water of the ocean to engulf them. The scene was actually a tribute to a real-life couple who died on the sinking ship—Isidor and Ida Strauss, owners of Macy’s. Ida was actually offered a seat on the lifeboat but she turned it down wanting to stay with her husband. The loyal wife was quoted saying that “As we have lived, so will we die, together.”

Mangakas with Credible Degree Holders

Before they got gained instant fame, they were like everyone else—struggling to finish college in order to get a good career. These mangakas however, decided to veer away from the rigors of the academe to pursue their true passion—creating mangas.

It’s hard to believe at first but the two well-known mangakas mentioned below hold lofty educational degrees but decided to venture into writing some of the most popular manga series that we are familiar with today.

Naoko Takeuchi

Naoko Takeuchi

Notable works: Codename: Sailor V and Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon

During her high school years, Naoko Takeuchi was an active member of her school’s astronomy and manga club. They were required to wear sailor suits (or sailor fuku) on campus (which had become a formula to create the Sailor Moon manga). Even then, her ultimate ambition in life was to become a manga artist but due to her family’s request, she decided to study chemistry at the Kyoritsu University of Pharmacy.

Takeuchi graduated and became a licensed pharmacist. The title of her thesis was called “Heightened Effects of Thrombolytic Actions Due to Ultrasound.” She is currently married to mangaka Yoshihiro Togashi (creator of Yu Yu Hakusho and Hunter X Hunter) and has two kids.

Osamu Tezuka

Osamu Tezuka

Notable works: Black Jack, Astro Boy, Kimba the White Lion, and Metropolis.

During his childhood years, Tezuka goes with his mother to watch the Takarazuka Revue, an all-female musical theater troupe in Japan. The troupe had become one of Tezuka’s inspirations when it comes to art. He started to draw comics during his second year of elementary school. He drew them under the pen name “Osamushi.”

Believe it or not, Tezuka obtained his medical degree from Osaka University but did not become a medical doctor due to his great passion for drawing manga and animation.

Movie Guide: Animated Films to Be Released This 2015

2015 is the year of movie sequels, and that does not exclude animated films! Here are some of the most highly-anticipated animated movie spinoffs set to be released this year:

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

A sequel to the 2004 movie The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water is set to be released on the silver screen this coming February 6, 2015. The movie, which is based from the Nickelodeon TV series SpongeBob SquarePants, is a 3D animated-live action adventure film. When the Krabby Patty secret formula goes missing, SpongeBob, Patrick, and the rest of the gang have to surface out of the water in order to bring back the recipe and save their city.

Minions

Minions

After the success of Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2 comes another 3D computer-animated comedy film which tells the story of the cute and clumsy sidekicks to the villains, the minions. Minions is scheduled for release this July 10, 2015. The movie will serve as a prequel/sequel to the two Despicable Me movies and will focus on the story of the minions and their evolution as servants to the most badass masters in history including T-Rex, Genghis Khan, Napoleon, and Dracula. After destroying their masters accidentally, they lose their purpose in life; luckily, Kevin together with Bob and Stuart, set out on an epic adventure to find a master to serve and restore their status as sidekicks to villains.

Hotel Transylvania 2

Hotel Transylvania 2

Hotel Transylvania 2, which is scheduled to be released in theaters this September 25, 2015, is a spin-off to the 2012 3D film Hotel Transylvania. When Count Dracula’s old-fashioned father Vlad visits Hotel Transylvania for an unannounced family get-together, it leads to a series of conflicts. The fantasy-comedy film stars Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, and Andy Samberg.

League of Legends Terms That Girls Need to Know

League of Legends (also popularly called as LoL or League of Legends) is an online multiplayer battle arena game by Riot Games. The game is playable on either Windows or Mac OS X systems. Playing League is simple—you choose a “champion” and along with four other teammates, strive to destroy the other team’s base.

It’s not only men that dominate Summoner’s Rift. In fact, there are a lot of women who play the game as well! But sometimes the terms can be confusing especially if you just recently got into the game. So before you head out with your teammates in defeating the enemy team, be sure to not forget these very important terms.

LOL ADC

ADC

It’s an abbreviation for Attack Damage Carry. When a player makes her champion an ADC type, the champion deals great amounts of attack damage as the game progresses.

LOL Support

Assist

It means to help a fellow teammate in killing an enemy champion. In return, you get a share of the reward.

Aura Bot

A champion equipped with multiple aura-producing items; a very important asset to any team.

LOL Carry

Carry

Carries are at team’s most important members. They are responsible for dishing out incredible amounts of damage. If you “carried” a team, it means it was by your actions that your team won.

Jungle

Jungling means eschewing laning (fighting in the game’s three lanes, killing enemy minions and champions) in favor of hunting neutral monsters in the game’s jungles.

KS

Short for Kill Steal. It’s when someone blames an ally for applying the coup de grace even when you’ve done most of the damage that whittled down the victim’s life bar.

MM

Short for Marksman. It’s a champion that deals a lot of damage from afar. Ranged champions are almost always weak in terms of armor and magic resistance, making them valuable assets to protect. MM is another term that is synonymous with “ADC.”

Roamer

It is a champion that can move around the map to gank, support, or jungle.

Dog Lover’s Scoop: Cesar Millan – The Dog Whisperer

Cesar Millan

Cesar Millan is a Mexican-American self-taught dog trainer who is best known for his reality show Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan which was aired in eighty countries worldwide from 2004 to 2012. Prior to his hit TV show, Millan started a rehabilitation center for aggressive dogs called the Dog Psychology Center. Millan is also the author of three best-selling novels that sold more than two million copies in the USA alone. The Dog Whisperer also introduced in 2009 Cesar’s Way, a magazine that gained positive praise from American readers. According to Millan, his main goal is to rehabilitate dogs and train people in order to create a perfect and balanced relationship between canines and humans.

Cesar Millan

Millan grew up in Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico. It was there that his affection for animals grew. Born with an uncanny empathic link with dogs, he was nicknamed el Perrero or the dog boy. When he was 21 years old, he entered the borders of America without a VISA and without knowing any English words; his first job in his new home was at a dog grooming store and after becoming quite financially stable he created the Pacific Point Canine Academy. He later created the Dog Psychology Center, which specializes in rehabilitating large breed dogs.

Dog Whisper

After appearing in Los Angeles Times in 2002, he worked with MPH Entertainment Inc. and the partnership created a reality TV show featuring Millan and his way of rehabilitating dogs. The show was broadcasted in 2004 on National Geographic Channel and was later moved to Nat Geo WILD; the reality became National Geographic’s number 1 show during its first season. The Dog Whisper with Cesar Millan ended in 2012. Just this 2014 though, Cesar was again featured in his new reality TV show called Cesar 911.

Cesar’s technique in modifying aggressive behaviors of dog is based on the principle that healthy and balanced dogs are required to have a strong pack leadership coming from their adoptive human parents.

Microsoft Flight Simulator – Giving PC Gamers a Great Flight Experience

Windows users have the lion’s share of game releases—the PC gaming industry is jam-packed with games from a bewildering amount of genres. Players who crave for a casual gaming experience still have a bevy of games to choose from while those who crave the usual action-packed game have a staggering gamut of software to choose from. From simple ones to the more complex, there is simply no shortage of PC games. One of the more esoteric ones is Microsoft Flight Simulator. This game offers gamers a great flight experience with realistic flight interface and easy-to-follow protocols followed by real pilots throughout the world.

Features

Since its development back in the 80s, Microsoft Flight Simulator has been one of the leading flight PC game and software applications that allow users to plan and create virtual flights with a variety of flight models to choose from. From the Cessna, Boeing, Bell, and even the planes used in the World War, Microsoft Flight Simulator is your top choice for a realistic flight experience.

Flight Simulator X Game Cockpit

You want to experience flying a commercial airline from your hometown to popular places like Tokyo or Paris? Flight Simulator can do that! As you go through your flight, you might experience situations that occur in real airline flights like minor turbulences, weather disturbances, and other flight-related situations.

Easy Tutorials

The good thing about the Flight Simulator games is this great feature: they provide easy tutorials for laymen to follow. They are not handed to the user in text alone; they are also guided by voice from professional international flight instructors like Rod Machado, John King, and Martha King.

Flight Simulator X

The tutorials tackle the basic flight commands, basic cockpit interface, flight controls, protocols, and basic flight terms needed for a successful flight. There’s no need to worry when you fail the basic tutorial flights. You can easily reset them or redo them when you are not satisfied with your flight performance. You can also save your flight performance for reference later on.

Easy Custom Flights

Flight Simulator makes it easy for you to make custom flight plans like the origin points and flight destinations, configure weather settings, wind, air traffic, and many others. You can also decide to make sudden changes while the flight is ongoing by simply making commands in the air traffic control panel.

Qantas Boeing 747

If you are not sure which flight or plane to choose from, Flight Simulator has a list of pre-made flights for users to experience without wasting their time selecting and going through a lot of settings to make their flight.

Easy Controls and Key Configuration

Flight Simulator is one of those flight PC games that provide users easy controls and key configuration. You can use either a flight joystick (exclusive for Flight Simulator use only), a USB game controller (functions might vary from the standard ones), or the keyboard controls. If you are having trouble handling with the default controls, you can easy configure the keys and functions in the settings menu.

Conclusion

Though simulators have long since waxed and waned, this one is still a great game to play. If you are one of those people who are curious of what’s going on when it comes to flights, then this game is perfect for you.

Bookworm Facts: Common Ways on How to Better Understand Books

Reading books can sometimes give us difficulty especially when it comes to comprehending them. Whether you are an avid bookworm or just a casual reader, there will really be times when you will have a hard time understanding what you are reading. Here are some tips on how to better comprehend the books you are reading:  

Understand first what type of book you are reading

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Before even reading the book, know first what type is it. By understanding the type of book you are reading, you can then create a plan on how to comprehend it better. If you think that the type of book you are reading is quite difficult, then you can prepare for things such as pen and paper and a dictionary to help you take down notes and know the meaning of difficult words.

Know your goals why you are reading the book

Is it only to relax or reduce your stress that’s why you are reading a book? Or do you need it to complete some school work such as book reports and research papers? The point of knowing your goal in reading is that if you do not know what you want to get from the book, then there will be a tendency that you will get nothing only a modicum of digestible information. What do you want to get from the book? Knowledge? The author’s perspective? Or entertainment?

Take down notes when reading

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When reading books especially textbooks, it is important that you have a pen, paper, and highlighter with you. If you really want to understand a book better, then taking down notes is highly recommended. Sometimes, marking paragraphs and phrases aren’t enough for you to comprehend the book. Instead writing down facts on a piece of paper or notebook will help you understand it better. And by the way, it is better to understand the main point of the book rather than memorizing it.

Read slowly but surely

Digest every word of the books slowly; that’s the surest way of understanding the book better. Reading slowly but surely always does the trick in making it easier on your part in understanding the book. Pause for a while, comprehend the main idea of the paragraph or chapter first before proceeding to the next page. Although reading in a hasty manner will make you finish the book faster, it definitely won’t help you understand what you are reading better. If you want to really apprehend what you are reading, then retain what you’ve learned by stopping periodically once in a while.

Bookworm Inspiration
After reading the book, it is also equally important that you summarize it so that you can fully understand what is being discussed. There is certainly no point of finishing a book if you cannot comprehend what the author is trying to convey to you. So make sure that you’ve fully understood what you have been reading. How do you do it? Simply follow the tips above. Happy reading!

Eye-mazing Facts: What Does Your Eye Color Says about You?

Contact lenses have undeniably become a trend in the market today. Aside from correcting many types of visual impairment such as nearsightedness and farsightedness, contact lenses are becoming popular among teenagers, fashion buffs, and even Hollywood stars as aesthetic devices that can transform your appearance either in a subtle or drastic way. Before cosmetic contact lenses were introduced, changing the natural hue of your eyes was unheard of. But today, we can easily change our eyes from brown to blue or blue to green and we have contact lenses to thank for that. However, before you get excited and have fun in changing your eye color, know first what your natural eye color says about you.

Black Eyes Contact Lens

Black

You might find it quite surprising but people with black eyes are actually very rare to find. Usually, what we see or call as black eyes are actually just very dark brown eyes but whatever we call it, this eye color is often associated with the words mystery, night, and instinct. People with black eyes are believed to be trustworthy and dependable in everything that they do. They are also very secretive but with them your secrets are also very safe. They are reluctant in starting friendships and relationships because of trust issues but once you pass through their icy exterior you’d be amazed to find that they are very loyal.

Brown Eye Color

Brown

Brown is the most common eye color in world and it is a dominant one; people living in Asia and Africa have this kind of eye color. People with brown eyes are said to be very attractive and confident; they are also very simple, creative, and positive. They love making new friends and are always on the go to try new things. Considered as great lovers and very trustworthy, they are also independent, polite, and caring. These people would go out of their way just to make sure that you are happy and are even willing to sacrifice just to see their loved ones comfortable.

Green Eyes

Green

Green has always been associated with rejuvenation and growth. People with green eyes are often compared to a gust of fresh wind; they are also very enigmatic. They are intelligent, curious and always on the go to discover something new and different. Having only one chance to live life, they also make sure that they live life to the fullest and not to regret about anything that they haven’t done. With a pair of unique eyes, they are always very attractive to look at. However, they tend to be very jealous even with little things but overall, they are very compassionate and vibrant about life.

Blue Eyes

Blue

Among the different eye colors, blue is actually the most desired color by anyone. With its attractive hue, people with blue eyes can easily stand out in a crowd. Blue-eyed people are very smart, kind, and sincere with everything they do. They are happy-go-lucky and they also wanted to make others happy even in their own little ways. People with blue eyes are peace-loving and when it comes to relationships, they always want to find a type of relationship that would last forever.

Aside from the mentioned colors, there are still other hues such as grey and hazel. It has always been said that the eye is the window to our soul; by simply gazing deeply into someone’s eyes it can tell you a lot of things. Just like the color of eyes, it has a lot of things to say about our personality.