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How to choose the right dab rig for you?

Smoking every day is a more versatile activity with more options and resources. Technology has transcended so much in this sense that we already have electronic devices of all kinds as well as a wide range of products on the market that allow us not only to improve the experiences we already knew, but to make them safer. This is exactly what has happened with the dab rigs and the wide variety that we have in the market today.

A dab rig, or also known as oil rig is an instrument designed for the consumption of substances that are usually obtained in highly concentrated presentation. Inhaling this substance through direct burning is generally a highly invasive process for the organism, apart from the fact that, between the roughness of the method and the exposure of the concentrate, part of its flavors can be intermingled in the environment and not be enjoyed in the correct way.

This piece, usually made of glass (borosilicate) is a set of structures that complement each other and give rise to a truly unique piece; a tool that allows you to get the best of the dissolved tannins and the essential substances through water vapor. The way in which these substances evaporate is different; however, the use of water vapor today is highly recommended in comparison.

Among the advantages you can find if you decide to buy a dab rig, you will find:

  • The price range you have available is very high. There are pieces that do not exceed even 40$ and others that exceed thousands. Each of them will provide the user with different experiences and advantages, however, the greatest benefit of having such a wide range of products is that any person is able to experience the sensation of using a dab rig.
  • There are all kinds of shapes, materials and even colors. Undoubtedly, this market has expanded and diversified for the benefit of all. Rigs can vary in the form of its various components (its nail for example), in the thickness of its material (making it more or less resistant) in its size (generating vapors with greater or lesser concentration) and in form (on it will depend how easy or heavy the inhalation results). This means that, in accordance with the title of this article, it is possible to choose the perfect oil rig for you. There is at least one option that fits your needs and tastes, the important thing is that they are very clear to facilitate the purchase and ensure its success.
  • You will live a new experience. If you have not used the first rig of this type, then it is possible that its use scares you a bit and at the same time it seems totally exciting. As described at the beginning, smoking or inhaling any type of substance, concentrated or not, is different in these times. Technology has had such a broad development that even in an apparently simple activity like this there is no place for monotony.

So, which dab rig should you choose?

Well, with a market as varied as this, you know well that the task of choosing is not at all simple. There are a series of elements that you must take into account, most of them related to your own conceptions and objectives regarding the piece.

To begin with, it is essential that you know your budget and know exactly what you want to reach. The prices are truly a range of possibilities and each one of them will present different kindnesses and disadvantages. If your budget exceeds $50 and even the $100 is good to see pieces of medium-range, where you have some kind of guarantee for the material used.

The economic pieces should not be left aside either; if it is your first experience and you want to experiment and learn, it is not bad that you start in this way, but the opposite. In fact, inexpensive pieces could be essential when building your profile as a dab-rigs-user. From there, you can determine a lot of the essential requirements that you will have to identify in a new piece when you decide to buy a higher quality one.

In the same way, the choice of the piece will go hand in hand with its purpose. Do you already know where you will place your dab rig in your house or did you simply decide that it is better to move it where necessary?

If your case is the first, then a large piece, anatomically ornamented, would work well for you. On the other hand, if your intentions are focused on using a piece that to use anywhere, then it is better to look for a smaller and thicker one, with a simpler design if necessary. These places are usually full of people, and considering that this is about pieces of glass, it is important to look for some quite resistant.

The issues related to the size of the piece are not limited to a question of cost and neither of the place where it will be used. There really is a relationship to consider much more important than the previous ones, and it is the concentration of the vapor. A small piece, without a doubt, will provide you with a different experience, with a much more direct and concentrated steam. This is because its volumetric capacity with respect to water is lower, and therefore, the steam has most of the solute in question, which is the concentrate of your preference.

The opposite occurs with the larger pieces, although in them you can control the amount of water placed and graduate the experience you want to have.

The best way to choose is through trial and error. Therefore, choosing is a question rooted in experience.

Things To Make You Have What it Takes to Solve Riddles

When you use difficult riddles, they will be able to sharpen your mind and ensure that new processes are opened in you. If you make it a habit to practice riddles on a daily basis, it is going to help you in being able to simplify thinking, give you great mind retention, and improve your capabilities of cognitive. Even if you are faced with a riddle which is challenging, it is possible for you to solve it if you put some simple techniques into practice.

Know the Basic Types of Riddles

Even when you are faced with difficult riddles, it is important to remember that, there are two types of riddles: conundrums and enigmas. Both of them are placed in such a way that, it is a dialogue between the one who is going to answer the riddle and the one asking.

  • Conundrums:They are normally posed as questions which incorporate puns in the question, the answer or both. An example is: what are the flowers which are found between the chin and the nose: Answer: Two lips or tulips.
  • Enigmas: Enigmas are normally posed as problems were allegorical, metaphorical, or language associated with that is utilized and it requires experience and creativity in order to answer. An example is: if you look at it after dawn, it is an empty garden, but when the sun sets, it is a flower garden. What is it? The answer is the sky.

Understanding the Rules of the Riddles

In most cases, riddles, even when they are difficult riddles, deal with topics which are familiar. They only become difficult due to the way some of the topics are described. In order to direct you to the answer, the riddles tend to be associated with a certain pattern so that you can get the answer. An example is in a popular riddle: thirty white horses on a red hill, they champ first, then they stamp, then they come to a standstill. It is a riddle which uses familiar ideas, the hills and horses to figuratively direct you to the answer, which is, teeth.

Understand that, riddles might trick you

Riddles can misdirect you as far as the logical association is concerned. The answer to the riddle might be so clear that you will dismiss it at first. In this circumstance, the red herrings are a common form of misdirection through the association in the riddle-like what is in the following riddle: A red man lives in a red house, a blue man lives in a blue house, a green man lives in a greenhouse, who lives in the white house? According to the pattern, the automatic answer is, a white man. But remember that, in this riddle, there is the use of the red herring, the USA president lives in the White House and that is the answer to the riddle.

In a traditional African riddle, you can be asked: How do you eat an elephant? The answer to this riddle is one bite at a time. It is an example of a riddle which is hidden in plain sight.

Sharpening your Analytical Skills For Solving Riddles

To do this you will need to:

  • Solve puzzles on a daily basis

When you solve puzzles on a daily basis, you will need to combine new information from the puzzles with what you already know. Just the way riddles are, the puzzles require you to utilize the context clues and the knowledge you have to be able to come up with an answer, which in most cases, is tricky. The puzzles will assist you in being to learn how to recognize order and puzzle.

There are puzzles such as Tetris, which will require you to look at a situation in various ways in order to come up with the best solution you can. If you can transfer this puzzle solving knowledge to solving riddles, it will help you a great deal.

Specific games and puzzles are the best way which can help you in being able to develop some type of skills. If you can concentrate on working on several puzzles, especially the crosswords, you will become very good at them and thus, not learn too much. You will need to mix various types of games, so that, you are challenged and in the process, learn something which will be able to help you in solving riddles.

  • Ensure that you are alternating your brain games on a regular basis

When you repeat a certain task over and over again, you become an expert and your brain will tend to do less work when performing the same. It is important that you keep on alternating the games which you play if you want your brain to be tough and sharp and which in the process, will help you in sorting out riddles.

  • Try reading and summarizing something complex on a regular basis

You can decide that you will be reading a complex novel or article in a magazine or newspaper and then drafting a short summary which brings with it, all the important ideas using few ideas which are key. This is going to help you in being able to look at the bigger picture and also the details when it comes to solving tough riddles. The more you do that, the more you will become sharper when dealing with the riddles.

How to improve your soccer skills

The modern game of soccer has transcended the days of requiring physicality to dominate a match. Nowadays, players need to possess a number of technical skills to guarantee their team a win against an opponent. If you have been thinking of joining a soccer team or already playing in one, here are five Pro tips on how to get better at soccer.

Kicking the ball

Work on your juggling

Learn to improve the number of times you can juggle the ball. And this has nothing to do with the fancy things you see freestylers do…no, just simple juggling. Make a point of completing 1000 juggles every day. You can use your hand or allow the ball to bounce occasionally to help you get started. Juggling helps to improve your control of the ball and makes your touch smoother. When you are in a game situation, it will be easier for you to control a pass, no matter the level of difficulty, and ensure that you don’t lose the ball unnecessarily.

Goal Keeper

Hit the ball against a wall

Go to any wall you can find and practice shooting the ball against it. Make sure that you repeat this as the ball bounces back to you so that it becomes a cycle. You can up the tempo by increasing the intensity with which you hit the ball and altering the angle at which the ball hits the wall. This may seem like a simple exercise but it actually goes a long way to enhance your passing and ball control abilities. It makes your passing more precise and accurate while improving your agility on the ball. This will ensure that you become a real threat for the opposing team and a valuable asset for your team whenever you go for a soccer tournament.

Ball passing

Practice your turns

There basically six turns that you have to practice: the inside hook, drag back, outside hook, Cruyff, stepover, and stop turn. Practice all these six turns until you master them. You can use props like cones or get a friend to help you out. Ensure you increase the speed of doing these turns gradually as you progressively get the hang of them. Mastering these turns will ensure that you are good at possessing the ball and beating defenders. It will also add some flair to your game and ensure that you are truly playing the “beautiful game” as the Brazilians call it.


Learn some dribbles

There are infinite types of moves you can learn. While some have already been performed and popularized by soccer greats like Maradona, Ronaldinho, and Messi, some come around instinctively during a game. You can try watching old soccer tapes and practice some of the dribbles you see. You don’t have to master all of them; just perfect on three or four moves so that you have a special weapon during a game situation. Ensure that you are able to perform these moves with speed and without necessarily looking at the ball. Remember to also practice them with opposition to see how you will perform in an actual game.

Paulson and Wynalda’s Twitter Scrap Enjoy It While It Last

I get the feeling that Twitter is still a little confusing to individuals used to dealing with more traditional media outlets. The reaction is so instantaneous and I wonder if they all grasp the reach they have and how fast the things they say can spread. Yes they “get” Twitter, but I think they sometimes forget the conversations they engage in are not private. It’s not a text message or an email, it’s wide open blogging in 140 character form.

It’s wonderful for those of us comfortable in the non-traditional media formats because we can catch these moments and over-analyze the crap out of them. It also gives us glimpses in to the minds of people who normally could control their public image to a much greater degree.

What we saw on Friday between Portland Timber’s owner Merritt Paulson and Fox Soccer’s Eric Wynalda was fascinating and something we never would have seen without Twitter.

WPS Suspends Operations: Because We Need to Blame Somebody For This

On its face, the idea of the time between trophy presentation and first kick being an eventful one seems like exactly what a pro sports league would want. For Women’s Professional Soccer, not so much. Sure, there were good moments. The “where will Marta end up this time?” sweepstakes. The bold, and sometimes slightly confusing, trades. The worst-to-first roster revamp in the Bay Area. The splashy player signings. The new owners rolling in from Atlanta to Western NY to Philadelphia. But for every one of those moments came an opposite. As Philadelphia and Atlanta signed up – the latter with a brand new stadium – Los Angeles, and then St. Louis, were bowing out. Western NY rolled in in time for Chicago to suspend operations, FC Gold Pride to close up shop and the Washington Freedom to scramble looking for a new owner. That queasy feeling? It’s just part of life here.

Since 2009 WPS has lived in that place. Every year the league goes tumbling off the cliff. And every year, the parachute opens. Until now. Now there is just falling. The league announced on Monday that it would suspend operations for the 2012 season in order to “address current issues and solidify our business in order to provide appropriate support needed to achieve the League’s long-term goals.” No one knows quite how hard the landing will be. Everyone involved in WPS maintains that this is exactly what they’re calling it, a “suspension.” Everyone maintains that coming back in 2013 is a definite possibility, and something they’ll be working towards. No one is saying “dead,” “over,” “finished.” No one is saying “forever.”

And maybe they’re right. Maybe good intentions and a year away and hard work can bring the thing back. And maybe it will come back and be bigger, faster, stronger. Maybe there’s one of those giant airbags at the bottom and in ten or 15 years we’ll look back at this moment and laugh. A blip in the league’s storied history. We’ll say, “Remember Dan Borislow? and then we’ll ride away in our Jetson’s-style space cars, because damn it, that is what was promised to me for the 21st century when I was in kindergarten in 1987. But for now, what do we do? Our villains were people like Ted Unkel. Hope Solo if you’re a Boston fan. Caroline Seger if you’re Abby Wambach. We can’t blame Ted Unkel for this, although really, that would be fun and kind of cathartic. Our villains now are very real.

In Defense Of Qatar 2022: Could It Be The World’s Best Move

There’s an old Simpsons episode where a supervillain is attempting to take over the world, and after he blows up a bridge near the United Nations, the following conversation ensues inside the UN. “Maybe the bridge collapsed on its own.” “We can’t take that chance.” There are probably more holes in the Qatar bid then there are actual citizens, and most of the stuff they’re planning to do seems like it’s straight from Leonardo DeCaprio in “Inception”. I’m not blind to those quite plain-to-see facts.

But to say that the United States has a better infrastructure? Thanks, Captain Obvious. We know the good old USA and its ginormous cookie-cutter football (de americano) stadiums are more than suited for a World Cup. Of course, they – or their ridiculously large newer equivalents – will be ready for 2026 or 2030 or 2130, too.

You can say soccer is just a game, and it is, but the World Cup – and everything that comes with it has turned into much, much more.


And after the relative success of the 2010 version in South Africa – which was full of questions and worries in the years prior – the coast was clear for FIFA to move further out on their limb. Make no mistake, they’re pretty far out on that branch. Just look at these Qatar stadiums. But there is more at stake than 21st century engineering the world has not seen before. There’s a chance here to make the world one. Yea, yea, it’s ridiculously sentimental and a little hopeful. Sue me.

Incorporating the Middle East into the rest of the world won’t happen with a single soccer tournament. However, it may force the process to speed up a little faster than it might have otherwise. By now, you’ve probably heard plenty about the country of Qatar (population 1.7 million, good for 148th biggest country in the world), and some of it is true.

For instance, Qatar does have an archaic emirate-type government. Like many countries in the region, women are not exactly equal citizens. In fact, if you have a second, Google “Qatar women’s football” and see what you come up with (the ruling Emir, Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani has three wives, by the way). Quite eye-opening.
A good part of the population of Qatar just works in the country, having come over from other parts of Asia, some of them toiling in conditions that have the attention of human rights activists all over the world, condemning Qatar’s lack of prosecution of things like forced labor.

It’s hard to defend Qatar on this front, except to say that maybe, just maybe this may be the catalyst to fix these things. Qatar did become the first Arab country in the Persian Gulf to give women the right to vote in ‘99 (yes, 1999, not 1899). Al-Thani – who heads the monarchy – has tried to move Qatar into the modern world, and this audacious World Cup bid shows how far he is willing to go.

Red Bulls-San Jose preview: Are All The Signs Pointing to An Upset

The Red Bulls and their fans couldn’t really ask for more this season, could they? A new stadium, their team not only goes out and signs one international star (Thierry Henry), but adds a second (Rafa Marquez). The team wins the Eastern Conference and sits poised to make some noise in the playoffs.

But standing in their way is a rag-tag bunch of misfits led by a coach, who is somewhat of a misfit himself.

And, as the baseball team from New York learned in this year’s playoffs, you can never overlook the misfits:


San Jose

Chris Wondolowski – I didn’t think he was that good. I still might not think he’s very good. I’m not sure he cares all that much. I am sure that you just don’t luck your way into scoring titles, even in MLS, and Wondolowski deserves everything he gets (just skip ahead to the Inside The Numbers if you don’t think he belongs amongst the MVP finalists).


New York

Dane Richards – Richards is one of the most electrifying players in the league, but somehow managed only 28 shots (only 14 on goal) in 25 regular season appearances this season for the Red Bulls. In Richards’ defense, he usually saves his best stuff for the biggest games, and he’ll have his chance in this postseason. But if he’s a no-show, his team may be in for a battle against the Earthquakes.

Jermaine Jones Performance Against Poland

On any other given night in Chicago, a United States National Team friendly against Poland would have simply been another money grab game for US Soccer; eager to cash in on the region’s large Polish population. However, Saturday night’s match, pretty much for one reason, provided fans with much more intrigue: the debut of Jermaine Jones.


The ex-German defensive midfielder, who plies his craft at Schalke, has long been discussed in American soccer circles as the potential class of the national team, though injury setback after setback were starting to make the possibilities that fans would ever get to enjoy his European-honed skills seem unlikely.

Miraculously, with the help of US Soccer physicians, Jones was able to overcome the serious shin injury that kept him out of the World Cup in South Africa and he began his road to recovery. Once he quickly regained his position at his German club (the one where he earned defensive midfielder of the year in the Bundesliga a few years back), US Soccer fans once again were salivating at the prospects of Jones being suited up in Red, White, and Blue, and leaving the mistake-prone Ricardo Clark out as a last resort option.

MLS Musings: Whoa, We’re Developing Players

For years, I’ve ranted and raved at every opportunity at the youth development policy (or lack thereof) of Major League Soccer. I’ve always felt that youth academies should have been one of Major League Soccer’s first priorities. If anyone has ever read the Q Report, they’ll know that was also the opinion of Carlos Quieroz. Sure, building a great academy is expensive, but so are scouts and transfer fees. The eventual payoff of developing your own talent in-house is undeniable. Whether the leadership of MLS learned that recently or they just found a $20 bill in their old jeans and decided to use it on developing young players, the recent results of their new policies have been fantastic.


As of April 17, 2007, 13 home grown players had been signed to professional contracts by MLS clubs. Of those players, Carlos Borja, Bryan Leyva, Bill Hamid, Andy Najar and Francisco Navas Cobo were new for 2010. Since then, Ruben Luna, Victor Ulloa, and Moises Fernandez of Dallas, Conor Shanosky of D.C. United, Victor Pineda of Chicago, Davy Armstrong of Colorado, Bryan de la Fuente and Cesar Zamora of Chivas USA, Doneil Henry of Toronto FC, and Jon Kempin of Kansas City Wizards have signed as home grown. When you add together the 11 players from the article that are still with their clubs and the 10 players who have since signed as home grown players, there are 21 players currently in MLS who have signed under the home grown rule. 15 of those players have signed in 2010.

Last year, right before the Gold Cup, I wrote an article for Match Fit USA about how our squad for the Gold Cup should have been comprised of almost exclusively youth players. The basis for my argument was that MLS youth academies were not developing players and that there were not great opportunities for younger players to improve in the United States, so the only way for them to become quality internationals is to build up international experience at a very young age. What a difference a year makes. Only a year ago, it appeared to outsiders that developing youth players was not a priority for MLS. Now, there is a massive influx of homegrown players. The only club in North America with a full residency academy, Vancouver Whitecaps, is joining MLS next season. Real Salt Lake are currently working on a residency academy in Arizona where they hope to eventually give scholarships to allow less fortunate players to attend their academy and receive world class instruction, as well as a good education and room and board for little to no cost. The landscape of American soccer is changing.

Bob Bradley Set To Depart As US Manager

World Soccer Reader has learned that United States manager Bob Bradley will not stay on as manager for the next World Cup cycle. According a source, Bradley will not continue as manager of the US national team into the next World Cup cycle. We have also heard that Bradley’s departure could be revealed at a press conference as early as this week.

Bradley led the United States to a second round exit after a 2-1 extra time loss to Ghana. Contract negotiations with the United States Soccer Federation had been suspended till after the US-Brazil friendly.

Bradley had been linked with the Fulham job before Mark Hughes got the job, and has been mentioned as a potential candidate for the vacancies at both Aston Villa and D.C. United.

Bradley took over as interim manager following a disappointing US 2006 World Cup performance, and was named manager on December 8th, 2006 after contract negotiations with Jurgen Klinsmann broke down.

Klinsmann is the favorite to lead the US during the next World Cup cycle, having already been pursued by the USSF following the 2006 World Cup. Others mentioned as candidates include domestic coaches Dominic Kinnear and Sigi Schmid.

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