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Chic and Unique: How to Wear a Leather Jacket and Add Your Own Flare to It

Leather jackets are timeless. So, it can be hard to wear them in your own way. Here’s how to wear a leather jacket and let your personal style shine through.

In all the annals of style history, you would be hard-pressed to come up with a more iconic single item than the leather jacket. From the battlefront to the home front, the fashion elite to the rebels, and transcending time and nationalities, the leather jacket pops up everywhere.

In fact, it’s such a ubiquitous piece that you’d be equally hard-pressed to figure out how to wear a leather jacket while making the look your own.

Fortunately, a good leather jacket can be as versatile as it is timeless. It’s all just a matter of matching the statement that you want to make with the right style.

Leather Jacket Styles

Leather jackets as we know them have been around for more than a hundred years. In that length of time, numerous styles have come about, each of which comes with its own history and carries its own connotations.

You want to make the leather look your own. But in order to do that, you need to pick the right style to start with.

The Classic

The classic leather jacket is the most understated of the bunch. With minimal frills, the most important thing here is to find one that fits properly as the way it sits on your body is everything.

The classic is the most conservative option, and therefore the most flexible. It is equally at home in the streets as it is in the office. But it’s also the least ambitious and doesn’t have the same potential as other options.
It’s safe and reliable if a bit basic.

The Biker Jacket

The choice of rebels and iconoclasts everywhere, from Marlon Brando in The Wild One to the rough look of the Ramones.

As the name implies, these were the jacket of choice for early motorcycle enthusiasts. Their robust construction is excellent for shielding a rider from the wind, and provide some protection from road rash in the event of a crash. In fact, they’re still popular with riders of both motorcycles and dirt bikes for those very reasons.

But whether you ride or not, they’re still an iconic look, if a bit limited. They make for excellent streetwear but are not the most appropriate in business or formal settings. At best you’ll look ill-dressed, and at worst out-of-touch.

For that reason, they’re best reserved for environments where you can let your hair down and be yourself.

Flight and Bomber Jackets

These could technically be considered distinct styles, but as one came from the other, it felt appropriate to group them together.

Despite leather jackets being associated with motorcycling, they actually trace their existence back to the early days of aviation, though they served much the same purpose. Early airplanes didn’t have enclosed cockpits, so you can imagine the kind of cold and wind that pilots would have had to deal with.

Flight and bomber jackets come in a variety of cuts and styles. Many come with sheer lining, a holdover from when their function was to keep pilots from freezing in their cockpits. For this reason, they make excellent winter wear.

But there is a variety of lighter options that will serve you well throughout the fall and springtime. In any case, this is a classic style that is acceptable to wear in most situations. Depending on what you wear it with, it can be strictly casual or used to add some personality to your office wardrobe.

The Racer Jacket

Though not strictly European, I tend to consider these the overseas cousin of the American biker jacket. After all, they have much the same origin.

Recreational motorcycling really took off in the years after World War II, with young bikers both stateside and abroad finding the need for a jacket that was heavy enough to withstand the elements.

In contrast to the more elaborate biker jacket, though, the racer jacket is comparatively slim an minimalist. It is more fashionable in general and doesn’t carry the same rough and tumble connotations as its cousin.

For that reason, it is a very versatile piece and an excellent choice for someone who wants to make a statement but still look sophisticated at the same time.

How to Wear a Leather Jacket as Part of a Style Statement

When wearing a leather jacket, you really want it to be the core of your outfit. The jacket should do the talking, therefore, the rest of your look should be understated. However, understated doesn’t mean irrelevant.

The most important decision at this stage is if the look you’re going for is having you dress up or dress down. Are you going for a raw iconoclast vibe or is something smart to impress at the office?

With that in mind, you can start making style choices that complement the jacket you’ve chosen. For example, you might pair a biker jacket with dark, distressed denim, a blank shirt, and either high tops or some classic Doc Martens to create a grunge look.

On the other end of the spectrum, you can use a sportier leather jacket to add a little bit of style to your regular business casual. Just do a basic white shirt and tie, some grey slacks, then throw the jacket on top. Get a matching pair of Oxfords to complete a simple but sophisticated look.

Those are just some basic suggestions, but your imagination is really the only limitation here. Just remember to make choices that complement the statement your jacket makes, rather than distract from it.

A Style Essential That’s Not Going Anywhere

Leather jackets as we would recognize them first popped up around the turn of the last century. In that time they have cemented their place as a cornerstone piece in wardrobes around the world. As such, learning how to wear a leather jacket with style and tact is mandatory.

Fortunately, there is a look for practically everyone. From barroom rebel to boardroom smart, the right leather jacket can integrate itself into any environment while setting you apart from the crowd.

And in order to make sure that you stay on the cutting edge, always remember to keep up with 360 for all the latest on style, culture, and living on the edge.

Common Misconceptions When it comes to ESAs

Emotional support animals are becoming more popular and accepted as the stigmas surrounding mental health go away, and people prioritize self-care. Millions of people have mental conditions that go untreated for various reasons, whether they can’t afford regular therapy or do not have health insurance. Having a pet is an easy way to improve mental health for anyone, but it’s extra important for those with certain psychological disorders. Emotional support animals are pets that help someone with specific mental conditions, and there are many misconceptions about ESAs. 

Emotional Support Animals are Service Animals

One of the biggest misconceptions when it comes to ESAs is confusing them for service animals. There are many differences between an emotional support animal and a service animal regarding their purpose and where they are allowed. An emotional support animal is a special type of companion animal for those with qualifying psychological conditions. They are different from service animals and therapy pets.

ESA Training

Emotional support animals help reduce stress and anxiety in their owners, through their calming presence. They do not need any formal training besides basic obedience to behave in public. Service animals, on the other hand, go through extensive training to perform specific tasks and functions for their disabled owners, who are typically physically disabled rather than mentally.  It’s much harder to get a service animal, as they must pass many certifications to qualify as a service animal. 

ESA Rights

Another common misconception about emotional support animals is that they’re allowed to accompany their owners into non-pet friendly places like restaurants and grocery stores. Emotional support animals can live in housing that does not permit pets and can fly with their owners in the cabin of an aircraft without a pet fee. They have no additional rights in public areas. Service animals are allowed to accompany their disabled owners in any space open to the general public, including restaurants, movie theatres, schools, and museums. 

Any Type of ESA can Fly with their Owner

While service animals can only be dogs and miniature horses, any animal can technically be an emotional support animal. Many therapists only recognize the therapeutic benefit of dogs and cats, however. For the safety and convenience of other passengers, many airlines are updating their policies to only allow cats and dogs as emotional support animals. Cats and dogs are more easily trainable. In the past, airlines permitted any type of ESA, but this is changing. 

Emotional support animals are an important mental health tool for those with common psychological conditions like anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. They help their owners cope with the symptoms of their disability, reducing stress and anxiety. Many people confuse emotional support animals with service animals, and there are many misconceptions about what an ESA is and where they are allowed to go with their owners. The two main rights emotional support animals have is housing and travel, where service animals are allowed to go nearly anywhere with their disabled owners and are highly trained to perform tasks. 

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Which CBD Product Is the Best? 

Cannabidiol (or CBD for short) oil is derived from the cannabis plant. Although CBD is from cannabis, it does not get you high. It does have many therapeutic benefits and can be used to ease the symptoms of conditions such as anxiety. Different people have different responses to CBD oil, so it’s essential to try the oil for yourself to see what positive or negative effects you get. The following guide gives you some options to consider to choose the best CBD product for you.

What Are the Most Common CBD Products?

The CBD industry is growing by leaps and bounds. There are many preparations and products on the market, but CBD oil taken sublingually is one of the most popular CBD products. Vaping CBD is another common CBD product with its popularity growing as CBD becomes more mainstream. CBD products for animals are also becoming quite common. 

Aspects That Determine the Efficiency of a Product

The CBD industry is almost entirely unregulated to date. So it’s up to the consumer to ascertain what they are buying and using. Dosage amounts that are too low will not achieve the ‘optimum’ level for an individual, and they may subsequently feel no effect at all. Finding the correct dose of CBD to achieve your optimum results can take trial-and-error. Most proponents recommend starting with lower dosages and increasing the dosage if needed. 

You can find a range of concentrations available, from 100 mg up to 3,500 mg, which are recommended for a dosage of between .5 ml and 1.0 mil under the tongue. You may find that it’s easier to get a controlled dosage with edibles like gummies or capsules than with oil, which is delivered by a dropper. Users also find that more product is delivered by ingesting than via vaping.

Sublingual Consumption

There is a vein under the tongue called the sublingual gland. When a substance is administered under the tongue to the sublingual glands, it gets absorbed directly into the bloodstream, which is referred to as sublingual consumption or sublingual administration. Common sublingual consumption methods include CBD tinctures, CBD lozenges, and CBD sprays.

Bioavailability

Bioavailability refers to the proportion of a substance that enters the circulation when introduced into the body and thus will have an active effect. It’s basically the rate at which a substance is absorbed into the bloodstream. Bioavailability is an essential measurement tool since it determines the correct dosage administration of a substance. Sublingual CBD products generally have high bioavailability. 

Duration of Effect

It typically takes 15–30 minutes to feel the effects of a CBD tincture, and the effects are known to last between 4–6 hours, though it is partially a factor of how potent a dose is taken. 

Ingested CBD, either using edibles or capsules, takes a bit longer to have an effect, but the results will also last longer, compared to other methods of taking CBD. This is because when CBD products are ingested, it takes a while for them to be digested and then processed by the liver before making it to the bloodstream. Once they are in the bloodstream, you can start to feel their effects.

Convenience

Finding a CBD oil product that is convenient for you to use will determine its effectiveness. You needn’t make a trek to the store to buy CBD oil, as there are a plethora of online retailers with all the products at your fingertips. 

CBD edibles are one of the most convenient ways to use CBD oil, as you don’t need to worry about a cream, which requires time to apply, or vaping, which requires equipment. CBD capsules are often considered the most convenient, but CBD gummies are increasingly popular and very convenient. 

The market is so large that there are now CBD products for any indulgence, including CBD-infused soaps, bath salts, lip balm, eye cream, and other ways to take part in CBD’s benefits according to your fancy. Note that some products available in one state or country are not guaranteed to be available in the next.

Cost

According to HuffPost, price is often a marker of purity. They advise that if you see a CBD oil that claims to have a 100-milligram potency for less than $40, it’s likely that the CBD is not pure.  According to another source, a 1-ounce, or 30-milliliter, bottle of CBD oil may cost anywhere from $30 to over $200. What makes the discrepancy? Well, the potency of a bottle can greatly affect the price, as well as where it is manufactured. When trying to decide if a CBD product is priced right, you can ask the following questions: 

  • Is it grown organically
  • Is it grown domestically? 
  • What are the product reviews?

You can look for certificates of analysis (COA), which have to be issued by a licensed laboratory, which tests for potency and safety. This certification is pricey for companies and may add to your cost.

Method of Consumption

To complicate matters, there is a wide range of methods to experience CBD oil. You can ingest sublingually (as in various terpenes) or use edibles such as capsules, gummies, syrups or CBD infused coffee or tea. You can deliver CBD products via inhalation with vaporizers, smokeables, or topicals on the skin. Topicals vary, too. You can select CBD topical cream or sprays. The effects of each method differ from one individual to individual. 

Conclusion

The best CBD product is the one that suits you for cost, convenience, and outcome. Remember that you can expect very different results, depending on dosing, the condition that needs treating.

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How You Can Be More Romantic with Your Partner

Have you noticed that your relationship does not involve as much romance as it did in the past? Well, if you have noticed this, then the chances are your partner has also noticed, even though they may not have said anything. Being romantic is something that both partners have to get involved in if you want to keep that magic alive, so it is well worth looking at romantic gestures that can help your relationship.

Being romantic is not about talking dirty or buying anal toys – these are more suited to those looking to improve their physical relationship! Romantic gestures are ones that take thought and effort, and which come from the heart. Fortunately, there are lots of ways in which you can extend romantic gestures to impress your partner, and we will look at some simple yet effective solutions in this article.

Some Steps You Can Take

If you want to inject a little more romance into your relationship and earn some brownie points from your partner into the bargain, there are plenty of options you can consider. One of the things you can do in order to be romantic is to cook your partner a home-cooked meal with all the trimmings as a surprise. And, don’t sit down in front of the TV with your food! Make sure you create a wonderful, romantic setting with fine wine in an ice bucket, candles, soft music, the works. This will create a fabulous intimate restaurant feel but you won’t have to worry about other people cramping your style.

For those who can afford to take a little time out and splash a little cash, booking a romantic trip away as a surprise for your partner is a great idea. If they work, you could even sneakily contact their employer and arrange for the necessary time off, so it comes as a complete surprise. You will find some fabulous romantic breaks to choose from such as spa breaks for couples, beach breaks, perhaps even couples’ camping. The choice is entirely yours but make sure it is something your partner is likely to enjoy before you choose.

If the weather is good, you can always arrange a romantic afternoon picnic with your partner, which is a great way to enjoy some quality time together but won’t cost the earth. If you have a pleasant park or beach near to where you live, you can head there for your relaxing afternoon. If not, you could even set up the picnic blanket in your own garden and enjoy total privacy. You will be able to sit back and chat, enjoy spending time as a couple, nibble on delicious snacks, and enjoy a drink or two.

All of these provide you with romantic and simple solutions to surprising your partner and adding some romance into your relationship. These are steps that will help to show how much you care by the effort and thought you have put into it. 

Vaughn Lowery, 360 MAGAZINE, USA, NYC

What are veterans actually entitled to?

Enlisting in the military is a huge decision that isn’t to be taken lightly. Yet millions of the population take that step without hesitation to protect their country and sadly, return home sometimes with life-changing injuries.

VA disability benefits

VA disability pay rates demonstrate how veterans are given a combined disability rating which is also impacted by their number of dependents. It is complex to understand and vets are not always awarded the right compensation they deserve, which is why legal advice is often necessary.

However, financial entitlement is merely one of the many issues facing vets when returning home. What they have to live on is only a small component of the multiple ways they are faced with piecing together a life after serving in the military. 

The adjustment from life on the frontline to life back in the world they have been defending can be difficult. This is not just in the cultural, everyday sense of no longer existing in a disciplined and structured way with danger and high risk at every turn, but also in the practical sense too.

The paperwork that is required to exist back in life as a normal citizen, the health implications that may be a result of service, the overwhelming list of things to organize to have everything you need – it is a whirlwind, to say the least.

Health benefits

Health issues can be extremely broad-ranging. From the hugely debilitating and devastatingly life-altering physically to the equally paralyzing mentally, and often, as a result of the latter, the all-consuming consequence of this being substance abuse.

Therefore, there is a wide range of health benefits vets are deservedly entitled to use, depending on their specific needs. However, it is often hard for them to know exactly which services they might need if they haven’t yet identified their issues, or it might be that they aren’t aware of the services or cannot get access to them.

Education tuition and career counseling

Another avenue for vets to go down is education and tuition to enable them to further their civilian training and find a suitable career route after the military. It could still be that they pursue a career within the military but just not in active duty, or it might be that they want to retire from service and pursue something different entirely in civilian life.

There are many ways they can do this, such as applying for help to cover the costs of school or job training, or it might be that career counseling is needed. This is when vets seek advice and guidance on where their skills might be best suited within other jobs and which programs would help them get on that path. 

Furthermore, it also helps them to recognize where they might be going through some issues which are preventing them from achieving their goals.

Housing

Vets are entitled to home loans and grants to help towards the costs of paying for their homes or any modifications necessary as a result of their injuries. This may be in the form of ramps, wider doorways or much more complex changes, that could potentially even impact the building structurally.

However, in more extreme circumstances, but sadly, increasingly more common these days are the instances of homelessness amongst vets. There is advice available on shelters and storage of personal belongings as well as what other options might be open, such as armed forces retirement homes and housing programs. 

In conclusion…

It is so important to create awareness and support our veterans who have done so much for our country. So, hopefully by sharing this information, people who may have vets in their family, or friendship circles can help them find the advice they need to get a better start after they return home.

There is a lot of confusion out there, just as there can be with any benefits. But, by being aware of the challenges these men and women face on civilian soil after performing their duty, we can all make it a better country by sharing this and helping them as they’ve helped us. 

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5 Smart Ways To Make Money Travelling

Traveling is always lots of fun, not to mention how many benefits it can bring people of all ages. First of all, traveling kicks you out of the comfort zone, which contributes to faster self-development. In addition, it helps to broaden the horizons and get a completely new perspective on things. Finally, going abroad introduces to you new cultures, places, and people, which helps to make your image of the world around more complete. However, there is one big drawback of traveling that holds many people back from it – it always requires money and takes quite a lot of time, which makes it barely possible to combine it with work. At least, things used to be that way for many decades. Luckily, today, there are plenty of ways to make money while traveling and, in this article, we are going to tell you about the top five of them!

Work While Traveling: Top 5 Ideas

For those who believe that working requires attending an office every day and spending there at least five hours a day, we have collected a list of the smartest ways of making money being self-employed and traveling around the world!

  • Affiliate marketing

We bet that each of you is using a whole bunch of different products and services. Then why not to make money by recommending the ones you loved the most? Well, that’s what affiliate marketing is all about. Let’s say you have a favorite brand of clothes, and it is searching for affiliates. In this case, you can take pictures wearing their products, recommend others to purchase it as well and get paid for every sale. 

  • Teach something online

If you have worked in a specific field for years and seem to know all the industry-related peculiarities or if there is anything else you could teach like languages, math, singing or pretty much anything else, why not to make it your business? Teaching is one of those career opportunities that are demanded at all times, and today, with the help of technology and the Internet, tutoring was taken to a completely new level! There are lots of platforms that connect people who want to learn something to other people who can teach them. As a rule, the lessons are held in person or with the help of tools like Skype. Also, it is worth mentioning that tutoring can be paid pretty well. Thus, it is a great way to earn traveling!

  • Become a freelance writer

One of the easiest ways to combine traveling with working is to find a well-paid freelance job. There are quite many opportunities out there, so everyone can find a suitable option depending on his skills, needs, and experience. One of the easiest to find and least demanding remote career opportunities is writing. There are many offers for writers in different niches. For example, if you love sports, you could start writing posts about sport events for an online magazine. Alternatively, there are many opportunities that require no prior experience – for example, on different freelance platforms, people offer money for writing transcripts for YouTube videos. However, if you are looking for a better paying job, we suggest considering the possibility of working for an online essay writing service. Of course, such a job will require having a university degree, good proficiency at least in one subject, and more free time. However, it often brings stable and high income! For big bucks, one could even indulge in a Phd dissertation writing service.

  • Blogging

This way of earning is somewhat similar to being a freelance writer with only one significant difference – when running your own blog, you can write about whatever you want. This fact makes this opportunity very versatile and suitable for different types of people. One of the most popular ideas for a blog is traveling, and it can be rather fun when you are running such a blog while actually traveling. 

  • Launching an online store

Today, more and more people prefer to shop for all types of goods online either from a website or social media, which means that the demand for good online stores is quite high. Here we have another excellent opportunity for remote work – create an online store that sells certain products and use drop shipping to minimize the effort and time waste from your side!

Final Words

If you have always strived to discover the world and to have the time of your life, the tips from this article will definitely come in handy. With the smart ways of earning described above, everyone can forget about saving for a year to go on a trip. Instead, we offer you a simpler and much more beneficial alternative! With our tips, you can turn into a digital nomad and keep making enough money for living on the go, combining working and traveling!

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Important Facts About the Causes and Treatment of Leaky Foundation

Ever thought what causes damp or wet basement? Why it is always the basement that needs some work done? Although modern homes are constructed with advanced features to prevent water from accumulating in the basement, chances are still high that they may end up having some serious issues. 

Keep in mind that moisture in the basement is always responsible to create mildew and mold following by ruining wall materials and flooring. Leaky foundation can always make the space useless and inefficient since water weakens home’s base. This problem can always be treated by only one option i.e. basement waterproofing right from the beginning. 

Treatment to Avoid Water Leakage

So, how to make it happen? What are the methods to waterproof the basement? To begin with, it is necessary to work on the walls and then add a few drainage features like a sump pump and drain tile to reduce water accumulation. Ideally, they should be added at the time of home’s construction since it will save a lot of money as well as inconvenience. However, if someone forgot to do that and now wants to make the basement waterproof, then be sure to spend extra money than usual. Not only this, the process would also lead to landscape repairs and extensive excavation. 

Here, the worth mentioning fact is that not all leaky foundation or basement need waterproofing or new drainage systems. Normally, it is the source that should be treated in order to avoid further problems. Sometimes, it’s improper ground slope, neighbor’s drainage or improper roof drainage that is causing trouble to the home. 

Find Another Way Around

What turns out to be an important factor is to be sure that standard waterproofing methods cannot always give the desired outcomes. Sometimes, the force of gravity may cause water to flow down while, if there is a patio, lawn or driveway sloped towards it, be sure to see water flowing downward till it causes leaky foundation. Once waterproofed, the basement wall will start to work as a dam that can cause wet earth pressure and reservoir to work against the wall. The pressure pushes water into the wall and even through the small gaps. Even worse, the pressure may also create cracks on its own so, always be sure about what could go wrong if one inappropriate step is taken. 

Leaky foundation and basement problem may also get worse as the outside elements become intense. The problem may go to an extent where there will be structural failure or erosion of the subgrade. This is the moment when the entire basement wall may collapse and need expensive underpinning or repair depending upon the condition. In order to avoid this pressure from affecting the basement wall, it is recommended to fill the space with water so that it can equalize pressure on either side of the wall.

Apart from this, there are many more measures or precautions that homeowners can take to save the foundation house Toronto before it’s too late. It’s just about making the right move at the right time. 

Vaughn Lowery, 360 MAGAZINE

4 reasons CBD is amazing for your health

CBD is now available across America in a whole variety of forms, including oils, gummies, and even body creams, all promising amazing therapeutic effects that pharmaceutical drugs simply cannot offer. Millions now take the hemp product on a daily basis, thanks to its ability to completely change how the user is feeling both on the inside and the outside.

Here are 4 reasons why CBD is amazing for your health.

Helps soothe anxiety

Around 40 million adults across the US are affected by anxiety disorders which leave them stressed and on edge for large portions of the day. While around one in six takes pharmaceutical drugs to help them through bouts of anxiety, it can cost over $80 a month and sometimes shows to be little or no help.

CBD has now shown to be a great treatment for mental health disorders, helping the body to produce more of its own natural cannabinoids and dopamine to relax the mind. This can also help patients to sleep better at night, too, which in turn works as a mood-booster.

Relieves pain

According to CBD Kyro, patients report pain as one of their top reasons for taking CBD. Cannabidiol is full of anti-inflammatory properties which help to reduce discomfort throughout the body and relax the user, making everything from muscle aches to chronic pain easier to deal with.

A large proportion of patients take CBD for arthritis, as it is known to reduce the frequency and intensity of their pain. Although it is yet to be approved by the FDA, one of CBD’s best uses is its ability to relieve muscle and joint aches.

Treats epilepsy

Following extensive clinical research trials, the FDA approved CBD oil medication Epidiolex for the treatment of seizures associated with two rare and severe forms of epilepsy back in 2018.

It followed the case of Charlotte Figi, a young girl from Colorado who suffered from Dravet Syndrome. Within a matter of weeks of taking CBD, Charlotte went from having up to 300 seizures a week to just two a month. The FDA had no choice but to take notice. Epidiolex was the first drug approved to treat Dravet syndrome.

Improves skin

While CBD is great for helping with health problems on the inside, it has also taken over the cosmetic world, too. CBD contains anti-oxidant properties which can lessen the appearance of wrinkles and help to keep the skin hydrated. Its anti-inflammatory properties discussed earlier step in to help with acne, too, reducing breakouts and redness by calming the skin.

CBD can also work to decrease the overproduction of sebum- a type of oil that is responsible for causing breakouts to appear on the face and neck. Daily CBD Mag also adds that CBD oil can also improve the strength and appearance of hair and nails.

Note

Unlike cannabis, CBD does not contain the chemical THC which is responsible for causing psychoactive effects. This is why it is generally considered safe for most people and even animals. When looking for a suitable CBD product, make sure it contains no more than 0.3% THC. 

Vaughn Lowery, 360 MAGAZINE

5 awesome rooftop bars to check out this holiday season

The US is amazing enough from the ground but is taken to another level (quite literally) when you go 15 stories high and visit a rooftop bar. This holiday season, enjoy the beautiful views of your favorite places, cocktail in hand, from the top of the very best venues. Here are five awesome rooftop bars to check out this holiday season. 

Altitude Sky Lounge

Any rooftop bar with the word ‘altitude’ in its name has to be good, right? The Altitude Sky Lounge found in San Diego is a knee-knocking 22 floors up and flaunts a birdseye view of the city. If you’re one for dressing up and enjoying the festive season in style then this dress-code bar is perfect for you – it’s uber classy and perfect for Instagram pictures. The lounge also overlooks Petco Park, so is the best location to watch a ball game for free. Be warned, though, this rooftop doesn’t have a cover – so avoid snow days unless you’re well prepared!

Terrace 16

If you’re looking for a great rooftop in Chicago then Terrace 16 has it all, according to Cool Things Chicago. This bar is perfect for all weathers with floor to ceiling windows and stunning views of the Chicago skyline.  If you’re wrapped up warm enough, however, the bar also offers a quaint patio garden with comfy seating and a whole range of foods to enjoy alone or with friends. Terrace 16 can be found at the top of Trump International Hotel and Tower and promises not to disappoint. 

Percheron

Percheron is Kansas City’s first rooftop beer garden, found at the top of Crossroads Hotel. The bar’s hotel pays tribute to the past with a wide selection of craft beers, ciders, and frozen cocktails. This lively bar with both indoor and outside space hosts live DJ sets on     Sunday afternoons and weekday evening drinking sessions until 10 pm. Local food and drink options are common at this venue, too, if you fancy supporting smaller businesses in the run up to Christmas.

Sugar

Found on floor 40 of the EAST, Miami, this Asian-influenced venue full of Balinese furnishings and exotic plants is amazing for cocktails. The Tiger Lily is a favorite here: sip on Zapace 23 rum, hibiscus, passion fruit, ginger beer, and lime juice while taking in the views of the slowly-growing skyline. Try visiting in the weekday before the crowds to grab the very best seat in the house.

Drai’s Nightclub and Beach Club

One of the best rooftops in Vegas is Drai’s Nightclub and Beach Club, according to Vegas for All. While other bars offer customers the chance to sit back and relax, Drai’s definitely brings the Vegas vibe with the ultimate parties. Located 11 stories above the strip, this nightclub and beach club is found on the top of the Cromwell resort and is perfect for a late-night swim, a few drinks, and plenty of great music to dance the night away. If you’re looking for a rooftop bar where the party simply never ends, this is it. 

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China’s Drive to be a Leader in Tech is Going to Accelerate

China has stated that they desire to be the world leader in AI technology by the year 2030. A decoupling between Chinese and American economies looks to have pushed everything towards self-sufficiency. China’s economy is fighting with a slowdown and they are also in the midst of a trade war with the US. China’s ambition is remarkable, and they are looking at blockchain, 5G and artificial intelligence right now. This could be more urgent now more than ever. This is particularly the case when you look at the fact that it is in a tariff war with the United States.

Trade Tensions

There are several industries who not only rely on tech, but also flourish on it. Look at NetBet casinos, the finance industry or even the gaming sector. Of course, it’s important to recognize that this creates a lot of competition. This is one of the many reasons why China wants to get ahead, so that they can solidify their presence and hence that they can also surpass everyone else before they even get a chance. The Chinese are trying to drive to be a self-sufficient country and a great deal of this comes down to decoupling. The topic was very prevalent throughout the conference and China are very ambitious about everything.

5G

When you look at the tech rivalry that is occurring between China and the US, you will soon see that a lot of it comes down to the development of 5G. Huawei is under a bunch of focus right now, but things could change. Huawei is a key developer when it adds up to 5G tech and they have been blacklisted by the government. Washington have also cited various security concerns regarding their equipment. They have expressed that they could actually open up a backdoor which would enable them to spy on the US. China have continually tried to deny these claims.

Blockchain

Blockchain is a technology that essentially underpins cryptocurrency. Take Bitcoin for example, a few years ago, it absolutely blew up and everyone began investing. The blockchain that powers this is now being used by everyone, from finance to food. If someone was able to take control of this then this would place them in an incredibly strong position. Blockchain really does hold the potential to change the way that companies conduct business. A number of areas are ready to improve because of the blockchain infrastructure. China have thrown their weight behind this. President Xi Jinping has stated that China is being urged to capture the opportunity and they are also being called upon to advance the development in the field too. This would be incredible for the country if they were able to pull it off. A great deal of this comes down to the trade war, but right now it looks like China could be in a very strong position. Could things be looking up for blockchain?