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Your body has a built-in time keeping system known as the circadian rhythm. Melatonin, a naturally occurring hormone secreted by your pineal gland, regulates your bodies circadian rhythm. Your circadian rhythm plays an important part in regulating your sleep/wake cycles.

The release of melatonin is stimulated by darkness and suppressed by light. While your pineal gland produces melatonin your entire life, evidence suggests the production of melatonin slows as you age. Scientists believe this is the reason sleeping problems often increase with age.
Melatonin for Sleep

Synthetic melatonin is available as a dietary supplement. You should be aware that melatonin is a naturally occurring substance and does not need FDA approval to be produced. Because of this, no guarantees on effectiveness exist. Melatonin has been used successfully to help sleeping problems particularly sleep phase problems. It has also been useful in treating insomnia caused by jet lag.

Melatonin pills are commonly available in dosages from 1-3mg. It is recommended to begin with a small dose and increase the dosage if necessary. Since melatonin is most effective when taken within 30 minutes of going to sleep, it should only be taken at night.

Research shows long term use of Melatonin has many positive effects on the body and no negative side effects have been found. Melatonin helps to synchronize your bodies circadian rhythms and is also a powerful antioxidant. It also plays a role in the production of testosterone and estrogen.

Melatonin should only be used by adults. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding you should not take melatonin. You should consult a physician before taking melatonin if you have an auto-immune disease, a depressive disorder, diabetes, leukemia, epilepsy or a lymphoproliferative disorder, or are taking an MAO inhibitor.

When it comes to weight loss, food trumps even increased activity, for its ability to dramatically affect your success or failure at achieving your weight goals. It’s especially key to any longterm success at maintaining a healthy weight.

A common problem with dieters is that they believe they’re doing the right thing by eating and drinking ‘diet’ foods or by eating things they consider to be healthy, when in fact these foods are anything but that. Truth be told, in this age of fast foods, microwaveable meals, dinner-in-a-box, preserved lunch meats, sugar-packed and artificially colored cereals, ‘vitamin’ flavored waters, and whatnot, most Westerners unknowingly don’t even know what real food is.

They aren’t telling you the truth

Trust me when I say this – no matter what the marketers tell you on TV and no matter how healthy and happy the actors look in the commercials – a processed waffle is not a healthy, smart choice for breakfast. No matter what they say, peanut butter packed with sugar and hydrogenated oils is not a good option for your kids. And no matter how many pounds lost by that one guy, eating highly processed sub sandwiches loaded with preservatives, salt, and sugar is not a smart weight loss strategy. Get my point? This is not real food. Once you learn to eat what your body is actually designed to eat, then and only then will you truly crack the code and achieve successful and permanent weight loss.

The best way to learn what real food is is to address what it’s not. Keep in mind that this is not a comprehensive list of bad foods, but it addresses some of the heavy hitters. If you want a healthy, fit body – if you want to age in such a way that you remain active and vibrant well into old age and you look younger while doing it – then avoid these fake ‘foods’ at all cost.

Soda

Why it’s bad for you:

  • One can contain as much as 10 teaspoons or more of sugar.
  • Contains sodium benzoate, a DNA-damaging preservative, which can lead to cancer, Parkinson’s disease, and other serious ailments.
  • Artificial colorings have been linked as cancer-causing agents and to increased hyperactivity in children. Caramel food colorings common in popular soft drinks have been linked to diminished immune system functioning.
  • Each can or bottle can contain up to 300 times the pesticides of a similar quantity of tap water.
  • The chemical compound Bisphenol A (BPA), found in the linings of soda cans, is considered an endocrine disrupting chemical and is linked to cancer, altered behavior, infertility, and obesity. Canada recently declared it a toxic substance.

Diet soda, diet lemonade, and fruit punch powders, and basically any diet beverage period

Why it’s bad for you:

  • Diet soda has all the same issues as regular soda (except it doesn’t contain sugar).
  • However, the artificial sweeteners in diet sodas and other diet beverages have a number of serious problems. Aspartame, just one of many artificial sweeteners, is broken down by the body into formaldehyde and stored in body fat. Formaldehyde-based products are used in automobile manufacturing, plywood and carpeting adhesives, paints, explosives, and embalming. Artificial sweeteners also contain two known tumor-causing agents, formic acid and diketopiperazine.

Processed ‘food’

Processed food is any food that’s been altered from its natural state for either safety reasons, taste, and/or convenience. Examples include potato chips, cereal, pre-made meals and dishes found in the frozen food section of any supermarket, salad dressings, pre-packaged lunch meats, and much more. Not all processed foods are bad for you though. For example, pasteurized milk is technically a processed food, but pasteurization is actually beneficial in that it kills bacteria. There are other exceptions, and in the case of processed foods at even a natural, whole foods type market, they should still be eaten in very limited quantities and with very careful label reading. However, understand that most processed food is unworthy of being consumed at all.

Why it’s bad for you:

  • Often stripped of their vitamins and minerals while processed, many of these foods are then enriched with synthetic vitamins in order to give you some sort of nutritional value when you consume them. There is no scientific proof that synthetic vitamins actually provide any health benefits, and may even cause adverse reactions in some people.
  • Like sodas, many processed foods contain preservatives and artificial colorings which can be downright dangerous to your health.
  • Processed foods are notorious for their use of ingredients like sugar, salt, high fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, and simple carbohydrates – all of which are designed to not only impair your health but make you fat. Period.

Fast food

Why it’s bad for you

  • Fast food is basically processed food on steroids. Full of fat, sugar, and sodium, fast foods are designed to addict you to its flavors. And that it does very well, making the Western world very fat and unhappy.
  • These ‘foods’ are chock full of preservatives and cancer-causing flavor enhancers. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg lettuce in some cases. Click the link to learn more about the dangers of fast food, and just what you might find in that delicious chicken nugget.

Car enthusiasts have a new release to look forward to. American manufacturer Ford will soon be launching one of the most anticipated hybrid models in the market: the new Ford C Max Hybrid. It is expected that this model will be available in the North American market towards the end of 2012. European motorists will have to wait until 2013 to enjoy the chance of driving this exceptional model. 

The Ford C Max Hybrid has been touted as one of the most fuel-efficient cars in the market, and according to specialist reviewers, it is on a par with the Toyota Prius V. In fact, some reviewers affirm that the new Ford could even overtake the Prius as the world’s greenest hatchback.

So how can Ford manage that, and which are its new C Max Hybrid’s key specifications? In terms of its engine, the C Max Hybrid is powered by a dual gas and electric 2-liter and four-cylinder engine, which combined with a lithium-ion battery pack results in a solid powertrain performance. Using its electric motor, the new C Max can go from 0 to 62 miles per hour in just over 9 seconds and can achieve maximum speeds of 127 miles per hour.

When it comes to its fuel efficiency ranking, the new Ford has been given a rating of 19.9 kilometers per liter in both urban and motorway driving tests, a figure that puts the C Max Hybrid at the top of the fuel economy lists. Ford has certainly worked hard to reduce the carbon footprint of the new C Max, adding details like bio-based soy foam car seats. To top up the list of eco-friendly features, the Ford C Max Hybrid only produces 3.1 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year, as opposed to the 6 tonnes a year produced by an average hatchback.

Thanks to its Smart Gauge Eco-guide, the C Max Hybrid is the ideal car for drivers who are new to hybrid vehicles. The Smart Gauge system guides motorists through the steps of greener driving, providing key information in a customizable LCD display. Other useful features include an automated parking assistant, rearview camera, and an improved version of touch-sensitive controls to adjust temperature control settings.

Last but not least, with base prices starting at £19,745, the much-awaited 2013 Ford C Max Hybrid is an affordable vehicle that will pleasantly surprise all eco-conscious drivers.

I recently found a great summary of the typical naysayer on the ‘net. This reaches out to most situations like on Digg or Reddit, forums, and comments on blogs. I have to disclaim this hasn’t applied to anyone posting here yet, so no one takes offense. Or, take offense if you like, I guess I have no control over that.

General Rules of Internet Posting:

1. Anything which appears true, but does not agree with my personal point of view MUST be “photoshopped”, or otherwise fake. Post comment accordingly.

2. Anything which appears false, but agrees with my point of view MUST be a government cover-up conspiracy.

3. If YOU don’t agree with my point of view, then you’re either a Nazi, {insert opposing political affiliation}, pedophile, {insert another insult} or internet troll looking to stir up trouble.

I read this and copied it from a Digg comment and modified it a bit. It cracked me up because it is so true. Of course, the person who has an opposite opinion must be a troublemaker just looking to stir the pot. Yeah, that’s it.

Couldn’t be that you are wrong, or even that there are no “wrong” in the situation, just differing points of view. My dad had a great saying he likely picked up somewhere in his Navy career, which I will share in family-friendly form. “Opinions are like butts, everyone has them, and most of them stink.” Admittedly crude, but succinct and so true. Not quite sure what that says about this site, but at least we have fun sharing our opinionated rants 🙂

Australia’s Metallica Minerals has announced that the Joint Venture Committee for the Urquhart Point Heavy Mineral Sands mine, which will produce zircon, rutile and ilmenite, has completed the selection process and appointed South African headquartered Consulmet as the preferred Engineering Contractor for the Project. Consulmet is a specialist engineering group focused on fast-tracked design and construction of mineral processing plants.

Subject to signing a formal commercial agreement (and FIRB approval of the Joint Venture which is expected in late August 2014) Consulmet will execute a fixed price turnkey contract to commission the HMS concentrator plant on site at Urquhart Point, 3km west of Weipa, on Queensland’s Cape York Peninula.

The Joint Venture is between Metallica’s wholly owned subsidiary Oresome Australia Pty Ltd and a private Chinese investor

Oresome Australia Pty Ltd

CONSULMET

Consulmet was first established in 1993 and focused its primary business activities on the provision of metallurgical test-work services to the mining and mineral processing industries. These services soon expanded to incorporate project engineering and management services to capital equipment suppliers of metallurgical processing equipment. Several successful test-work projects were completed in the Zambian copper belt and South African mines together with project management services locally and internationally up to 1996.

During the period 1996 to 2000 Consulmet consolidated its service provision activities and focused on trading in consumer commodities expanding this aspect to achieve business stability. With a series of strategic alliances formed, Consulmet now offers a full and diversified range of products and services including engineering design, manufacturing, fabrication, installation, project management and spares and logistics services.

In September 2008 Consulmet expanded into extractive metallurgy with the establishment of Consulmet Metals. Also in 2009, Consulmet established its Australian operation, which completed its first major project in 2010.

Consulmet focuses on providing a competitive range of innovative niche mining technologies, and process engineering services, for the mining and mineral processing industries. Clients include both junior and major mining companies as well as explorers in the pursuit of diamonds, gold, iron ore, coal, ferrochrome and other heavy minerals in developed and developing regions. It has successfully installed production ready mineral processing plants in numerous parts of the world including Australia, Africa, Europe, North and South America.

Oresome Australia Pty Ltd

URQUHART POINT PROJECT

Urquhart Point is within the Cape York Mineral Sands Project, which consists of ten granted Exploration Permits for Minerals (EPM’s) and nine EPM Applications (EPMA’s), covering approximately 2,500km2. Exploration on the project is targeting rutile and zircon in sand dunes and strandlines along the coast line.

The project is located 5km south west of Weipa. The Mining Lease and Mining Lease Application cover approximately 372 ha. EPM15268 surrounding the Mining Leases covers a further nine kilometres of coastline still to be tested.

The project is at an advanced stage with major milestones completed. Oresome is currently in negotiations for partnerships, funding and off-take for the project development as well as exploration funding on the regional exploration tenements. Subject to the finalisation of funding the projects pre-construction works can commence within two months, with the project commencing production within one year after that.

In June 2014, Oresome announced that a positive Feasibility Study had been completed by IMC Mining with the following key results:

• Estimated NPV 10% is AU$4.9M, IRR is 69%

• Supports economics for a 5 year mine life based on current ore reserves

• Project capital required ~$6.5M with a one year payback period from start of operations

• Simple shallow (<3m) dry sand mining (240,000 ore tonnes per annum) and conventional wet gravity separation plant operation to produce a heavy mineral concentrate for sale

• Proved and Probable Ore Reserve estimated by IMC is 1.18Mt at 9.5% Heavy Minerals (HM), 8% oversize and 1% slimes. The HM mineral assemblage is estimated to be 11.7% zircon, 13.6% rutile and 13.1% ilmenite. The HMS Reserves are between 1.5-2m in thickness

In May 2013, the Resource for the Urquhart Point Project was further upgraded. The updated JORC 2012, Urquhart Point Measured and Indicated Mineral Resource using a 2% COG (May 2014):

Oresome Australia Pty Ltd

In late 2013 an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was submitted to the Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (DEHP) and has since been approved. The project has received final permitting and an Environmental Authority (EA).

Oresome has been committed to working closely with the Traditional Land Owners, the Wik and Wik Way People and is pleased that Native Title has been determined and Native Title freehold granted. Landowner Compensation Agreements are in place for the Project.

I am indebted to Mineweb reader Dr. Fraser Murrell from Melbourne for some thought provoking comments on how the world’s futures markets – notably COMEX and NYMEX – are instrumental in keeping commodity prices down to the advantage of first world nations at the expense of their poorer brethren who provide most of the world’s supplies.

The views are particularly apposite with regard to the principal precious metals, gold and silver, and perhaps even more so in the platinum market where prices are currently being kept below the true cost of production.

The premise, according to Murrell, is as follows: “The West (America & Europe) produces very little of the commodities that they need and consume, but have managed to more than compensate for this by having both a printing press (to print trillions of paper dollars on demand) and a futures market with which they can set the price of the commodities that they want, in the currencies that they print.

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“On the other hand the producing countries, which actually own the resources, are forced to sell their commodities to the West at the prices – and on the terms – dictated by the futures markets. In other words, since the inception of futures markets in the West, the poor producing countries have been forced to sell their scarce and valuable commodities in exchange for the West’s freshly printed paper.”

This, in some specific cases, may be backed up by the threat of force and/or sanctions if the producing nations do not comply, although this is perhaps not the case in respect of the precious metals, but certainly has been seen with respect to oil and gas producing nations.

Murrell goes much further in his treatise, some of which we find hard to agree with, but the basic futures market scenario certainly strikes a chord. He thus notes further: “The price of these commodities contracts is predominantly set by the CME group on COMEX and NYMEX in America, which in turn are only rarely settled by physical delivery, with most contracts being rolled over from month to month.

“Daily trading in paper futures often exceeds a full year of physical mine supply and so, by sheer volume of trading, the futures market dominates the physical market, rather than vice versa. Furthermore, the futures markets act as an additional source of supply, because they can create ‘out of thin air’ and sell into the market commodity futures contracts to satisfy demand. This enables the futures market to set any price that it likes, almost regardless of supply and demand fundamentals.”

gold

Taking this scenario further, Murrell comments that it is in the interest of the Western consuming nations to set these commodity prices as low as possible and, by virtue of their usage of the futures markets, to do this they are in effect corrupting market supply/demand and pricing basics. They can thus acquire the supplies they need, while setting a price that suits them through the futures markets and print out of thin air all the currency needed to pay for them.

Meanwhile, the actual producing countries are thus forced to accept prices for their products that may even be below the cost of production due to the ‘market price’ set by the futures markets and then in exchange just receive potentially worthless paper which they will warehouse as currency reserves.

Murrell takes the overall West-favouring scenario a step further by pointing out that these currency reserves are necessary for these countries to protect their own currencies in the light of ever continuing attacks on product pricing via the same futures markets. This does not only keep commodity prices low for the consuming nations, but also reduces developing world tax revenues thus perpetuating poverty in those countries.

Now maybe some of this is a little over the top, but there has to be a strong element of truth in the impact of the futures markets on commodity pricing – whether this is one of the less-appetising facets of the capitalist system as practiced by the bankers and financial institutions, or whether this is an ongoing result of great game politics whereby the strong continue to dominate the weak, is perhaps rather more open to question.

Murrell goes on to cite South Africa’s platinum industry as a great example of how this all pans out. As the producer of around 70% or more of the world’s platinum – a vital metal in catalysis and in environmental pollution control – it thus has a virtual monopoly of the metal’s production and should thus perhaps, in theory, be able to set the price it sells at. Yet at a current platinum price of around $1 250 an ounce, many of South Africa’s platinum mines are producing and selling metal at below the true cost of production – which Murrell puts at nearer $2 000 an ounce.

Murrell reckons that the annual demand for platinum is around 8 million ounces (and increasing), while the annual mine supply is only around 6 million ounces (and decreasing), thus suggesting a severe deficit (supposedly) made up from stockpiles and recycling.

But despite this he comments that by virtue of its use of the futures markets NYMEX has ‘manipulated’ the price down to the current $1 250 an ounce. This means, Murrell says, that the West gets its platinum far cheaper than if it owned and mined the platinum resources itself, but without having to invest in risky and difficult mining operations nor having to do any of the actual mining work itself

Even more incredibly, Murrell avers, “NYMEX controls the platinum price with paper futures that only create the appearance of a fair and active market, because there are currently zero contracts either trading or standing in either of the spot (November 13) or next month (December 13). No trading and no open interest means there is no physical delivery. Nor does it appear that there has ever been physical delivery in this market!”

Thus, in his opinion, quoted platinum prices are actually meaningless because the market is thus no way a two-way affair needed for market balance – a process which he describes as an ‘outrageous scam’.

metals

Looking at the market for physical platinum the amount registered for sale on NYMEX is only around 50 000 ounces, thus around 1/160th of global annual demand meaning that the price is controlled by the ‘manipulators’ on the basis of a minimal amount of physical metal, and at virtually no cost.

Of course, there are huge parallels in terms of futures prices driving the physical price markets for both gold and silver with virtually no relation to market fundamentals. Murrell reckons that US government policy is at the root of the ‘manipulation’ and the body set up to regulate the commodities markets, the CFTC, is thus complicit.

While some of Murrell’s arguments are perhaps open to question and some of the points he makes in a long communication to Mineweb are perhaps prone to some exaggeration in our view, his basic premise that commodity prices are driven by the futures markets and massive paper transactions, all to the advantage of the consuming nations and with no relation to physical supply and demand, do stand out as being wholly plausible.

Technical innovation maintains a steady forward pace when it comes to developing new products. Some products aren’t brand new, but are reaching a new set of clientele. Hosted IP PBX is one of the products that was adopted by small businesses early on and has now started to reach into larger companies. This is a common trend for small businesses to be the early adopters for newer products, then the larger companies begin to pick it up.

Growing Hosted Phone Market

For most businesses, the idea of investing in a brand new product seems risky, especially for large businesses. But this risk level lowers once the technology has been used for a bit by smaller companies. The product starts to gain more traction once the technology has developed and the bugs have been worked out. The larger businesses decide it’s time to make a change when there are studies and data to back up the effectiveness of the product. Agents, this progression from small to larger businesses is a great opportunity for you to expand your client reach when it comes to Hosted IP PBX.

Overcoming the new technology hump
When Hosted IP PBX first came out, it got the same reaction as other new products: Companies were interested but larger businesses weren’t ready to switch. After the product was used for a while, larger companies started accepting Hosted IP PBX as an option for their business. I was selling hosted mostly to small businesses (10-20 people). Now that larger businesses have seen it work for the smaller companies they have taken on the system. This has helped broaden my scope of selling because larger companies are more receptive to hearing about how Hosted IP PBX has worked for small businesses as well as other large businesses.

Growing Hosted Phone Market

Continuous growth
One of the reasons Hosted IP PBX has caught on is because the telecommunication companies are able to provide these new solutions at reasonable prices. One study done by Info-track estimates that, “U.S. spending on unified communications technologies will increase by an average of 10% per year, led by spending on Hosted IP telephony services, which will almost triple between 2011 and 2016.” This is good news for anyone selling Hosted IP PBX because the market is there and companies of all sizes are ready to buy.

With Hosted IP PBX on the rise and the product continuing to evolve, it’s a good time for companies to look into updating their systems. This means even more good news for agents because large and small businesses are both looking at how Hosted could work for their company with so many others upgrading. With businesses big and small looking into Hosted IP PBX, there’s ample opportunity to increase sales; and as an agent, that’s all you can really ask for!

Despite all the uproar over its most recent changes and with Google+ making more improvements and getting more popular by the day, Facebook is poised to make an announcement that could change the face (no pun intended) of social media.

facebook time-line
One person who has already seen the changes, which will be announced today at 12:30PM EST is Ben Parr from Mashable and in his words “…developers will be elated, users will be shellshocked and the competition will look ancient. On Thursday, Facebook will be reborn. Prepare yourselves for the evolution of social networking.”

Now those are some very powerful words but apparently what Ben saw was quite impressive and mind-blowing because he went on to say…

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“The Facebook you know and (don’t) love will be forever transformed. The news that will come out of Facebook during the next few weeks will be the biggest things to come out of the company since the launch of the Facebook Platform.”

And…

“These changes will make Facebook a place where nearly everything in your life is enhanced by your social graph. These changes will make it so you know your friends better than you ever thought you could.”

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You can watch the live announcement from f8, Facebook’s annual conference for developers, entrepreneurs and innovators right here from the video player below:

For Facebook’s sake, I hope these changes, which according to Parr are only the beginning with more to come, appease their fans because judging from some of the comments users are leaving on Facebook’s Help Page, many are none too happy with the most recent round of updates:

“HEY GOOGLE MORONS WE DON’T WANT TOP STORIES! NOBODY SETS THEIR PAGE TO TOP STORIES. … HOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO ME FACEBOOK? CAN YOU READ OUR MINDS?”

facebook time-line

“Please turn the homepage back to the way it was!!!! I don’t like seeing status out of time order!!!! Thanks and have a good day!!!”

“Why in the world would you think that we would want an algorithm no matter how good, or well researched, deciding which friends stories pop up in our news feeds?”

A fusion of unique architecture, breathtaking nature and exciting nightlife describes some of Thailand’s appeal. The ancient temples or the buildings with centuries of history behind enchant the eyes of the visitors. Natural parks accommodate a great number of wild animals. There’s no need to mention Thai food — everybody is familiar with the local cuisine, a harmony between spices, meat, vegetables and sauces. Thailand’s entertainment industry gained some recognition for the past decades. Horror movies especially became a national product.

THAILAND

A rather official tour of the country would include Phucket, Ayuthaya, Wat Arun, Phra Chedi Sisuriyothai, Phi Phi, Wat Pha Sorn, Khao Khor, the golden Buddha or Ko Rang. Don’t forget though to enjoy some of the less popular things. Thailand has the largest crocodile farm in the entire world. THAILANDThe smallest mammal in the world, the bumblebee bat, measures 2 grams and lives only in Thailand. A fish in this country can survive on the ground and even climb trees. Forget the Night Bazaar (maybe not, it can be quite fun too) and shop from a floating market. When you’re visiting the Grand Palace, don’t miss the Queen Sirikit Museum, which is dedicated to textiles, especially Thai silk. You can experience the tribe lifestyle, cook in the wilderness or ride the elephants. Thailand has a Medical Museum where you can get disgusted all you want by all kinds of atrocities.

Thailand has become the epitome of sex tourism. While the government banned prostitution, red THAILANDlight districts don’t have much problem operating. Thailand is considered a good place for transvestites or transsexuals, though it’s hard to tell how much freedom they enjoy outside fetishization and sex trade. Some bars and restaurants are brothels in disguise, so stick to clubs and ask for recommendations. Thai people are friendly, respectful and will lend you a hand even if they don’t like you. They believe rejecting someone or letting down a friend in need will turn against them.

If the winter blues are setting in and the warm days of summer still seem far off, why not plan a leisurely February getaway? February offers multiple options that can bring you closer to the winter snows or farther away to tropical climates.

Beach and Resort Style

It’s pretty hard to refuse a trip to the Hawaiian Islands any time of year and in February the temperature ranges from the mid 70s to low 80s. Other good tropical destinations for February include Belize and the Caribbean.

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Hanging in the U.S.A.

If you are looking to explore the continental United States, stick to areas less likely to get walloped in a rain or snow storm. San Diego enjoys mild temperatures year round, while nearby Arizona boasts relaxing spa getaways like the relaxing Sedona Retreat. Check out Florida to avoid the worst of the humidity.

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Want to Get Far Away

Get globe-trotting to places like New Zealand, Australia and Thailand. The seasons are much more mild this time of year, with New Zealand and Australia enjoying a warm, summer climate and Thailand having dry and cooler (85 to 90 F) weather for the region.

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Winter Wonderlands

Practice your ski and snowboard skills in popular mountainside resorts like Lake Tahoe in California, Aspen, Colorado or the Wasatch Mountains in Utah.

Save For Another Time

Locations that you can check off of your February “to do” list include New England, which is likely to get thrashed by cold winter storms during this time and Europe, which might be less crowded, but the bitter wind will keep you holed up inside for most of your trip.