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Some people, when they get a whiff of cannabis, will say it smells grapefruit-y, or lemony, while others might pick up aromas of rosemary, lavender, cloves or cinnamon. They aren’t imagining things. This is the handiwork of terpenes, the organic compounds that largely makeup the essential oils found in cannabis. These organic compounds may not be as thoroughly discussed as their THC and CBD counterparts, but they are responsible for distinctive aromas of cannabis, and they may have some health benefits of their own. With legalization spreading across much of North America, now is as good a time as any…

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After a recent t feature in the Seattle Herald, local businessman and Electroimpact chairman Peter Zieve has ignited a conversation here in Mukilteo about giving back to the community. Peter has started a campaign to try and get more people into community work and he himself is doing the same through his sports program which seeks to help young boys and girls to get off the streets. News reports and blog posts are one thing which will help the debate but for real results we must take action in the city which we live and for the people who live…

Beach erosion is one of the greatest threats to wildlife, properties and infrastructure along our coastlines. Thanks to a combination of storms, flooding, strong wave action, rising sea levels and human activity our precious beaches are wearing away faster than ever before. So, what exactly are the effects of these weathering forces and how can we prevent them from damaging our coastlines even more? Another question to be answered is what is beach erosion control? And how successful can it be at tackling this threat to some of our most beautiful landscapes? What causes beach erosion? Beaches across the globe rely…

Our Natural Resources How much knowledge do you have when it comes to our natural resources, gold and silver? How much do you know about investing? These are excellent questions to ask yourself while you are getting older. To be honest, some of these questions should be discussed more in depth at a young age so we have a better understanding as we grow. Expanding your knowledge on how to better fulfill your investment portfolio are great for long-term success. There are many ways to invest and there is much to learn about the different types of investments and assets.…

Personality development practically means developing organized characteristics and behavioural patterns in order to create a positive and strong image of the self. Personality does automatically mean various characteristics and traits. This does have various hidden definitions and meanings forming an impression of the individual in a group or in society as a whole. John Robert Powers Chicago highlights that personality starts developing as soon as one is born. As life continues, different factors influence the development and the formation of specific traits in one’s personality. Common factors include education, temperament, surrounding, biological system, family background, cultural beliefs, education and environmental…

Back when I was studying business at university here in Portland, Oregon, we were handed an assignment to study a successful business person that you would like to have as a mentor were it possible. The idea was that we dug deep into someone’s story in order to see how they achieved what they had achieved. I decided to choose local Portland, Oregon businessman Arnon Dror, a highly successful man and, as I later found out, a Boston Celtics fan like myself, he was the perfect candidate. Some years later I was fortunate to meet Arnon at a business conference…

Imagine this scenario. You’re sitting outside your house in the backyard. It’s summer. You have a glass of your favorite drink. Your hand is cold from all that ice, you are relaxed, surrounded by those you love. Yes, everything is finally set in your life. You have the grandkids running through the sprinklers, the grass under their little toes as green as can be, their laughter filling your ears, the dog chasing behind them. There is the sound of the ice-cream truck somewhere in the background. Ah, summertime. You are finally enjoying your retirement! This is the time in which…

We don’t need to state the obvious when it comes to having your first child; to say it is life-changing is almost an understatement. At the same time, we don’t need to plant any obvious tips out there. You know the importance of blocking your power sockets and making sure that no little legs can get anywhere near your stairs – this has been published for years. Something which isn’t quite as obvious comes in the form of making adaptations to your home to make it a bit more efficient. As you will soon find out, having a child doesn’t…

Making a movie is no easy task. Making a movie when no one knows your name is an even taller order. Budding indie filmmakers find hope, of course, in up-from-nothing success stories from years gone by. History is littered with examples of nobodies who became somebodies on the strength of a single out-of-the-park hit. That’s not the norm, to be sure. Perhaps a more realistic goal is merely getting that first foot in the door. From there, all things (might) be possible. Not sure how or where to start? Here’s what you can do, in roughly sequential order. Find a…

During my time in university in Hartford, New Haven, CT I was blessed to have a very good friend with whom I debated a huge number of issues. Myself and Andrew Curran were both members of the debate team and whether it was a mock lawsuit or a team effort against the professor, we always tried our very best too win the debate. I was talking with my friend via email last week and we both agreed that debating is something which is so important to people in education, and how sad it is that this is dying out. I…