The way people consume TV and movies has changed. The average age of the traditional TV viewer is now 50, breaking out of the 18-48 demographic marketers and TV programmers have targeted for decades. That’s because younger viewers are cutting the cord and defecting to streaming services faster than ever.

Traditional TV viewership has fallen 43.6% since 2012 and the pace of decline is only getting faster; Nielson logged a 15.7% decline year-over-hear between 2016 and 2017. Meanwhile, streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and HBO Now are taking over the market. As traditional TV viewing declines, subscription streaming services are on the rise – and changing the way people consume entertainment. People no longer want to wait a week for new episodes when they can binge watch entire seasons.

TV isn’t the only type of media that’s been impacted, either. Movies were hit hard by pirating and torrents, but many of the same TV streaming services that have changed the industry are managing to bring customers back from the era of free-for-all consumption.

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When you love the outdoors, it’s only natural to want to take your furry friend on some of your adventures. They won’t be able to enjoy monuments and outdoor art festivals with your level of appreciation, but they’ll undoubtedly enjoy being in a new environment with new smells and new people to meet.

Safety comes first

Going on adventures with your dog can be a fun experience, provided you make sure they’re safe every step of the way. It’s not difficult to ensure their safety as long as you call ahead of time to book your travel and accommodations. Choose only the options you feel have your pet’s best interests in mind.

For example, if you have any reason to hesitate taking your pet on a plane, even in the cabin, don’t do it. Pets are easily stressed out, and many pets die each year while being transported on commercial airlines.

You don’t have to go far

You don’t have to fly to a far away destination to have adventures with your dog. Find a local campground that allows pets and stay overnight in a tent or an RV. If you don’t want to stay over, just go exploring. Or, drive to a hiking destination that allows pets on the trail. Just remember to bring extra food and water for you and your dog, and don’t hike too far to prevent them from becoming exhausted on the return trip. Even a five pound dog will start to feel heavy if you have to carry them for too long!

If you want to explore a specific geographical area but can’t find a pet-friendly hotel to stay in, consider renting a camper or a small RV for a short road trip.

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When it comes to choosing welding helmets, there is sometimes confusion as to which one to choose. In this article we aim to ease the confusion and give some guidance in the right one to choose. Welding helmets are a crucial piece of welding equipment that must be taken seriously.

Passive or Auto Darkening Lens?

Passive lens helmets will have a fixed shade value that Is usually #10. It is the economical choice as these cost less than the auto darkening lenses. It does however, come with some downsides though.

When using a passive lens helmet it is necessary to lift and lower the helmet, which can make it more difficult to do a tack weld, or short weld. Sometimes it is also hard to position the electrode whilst the helmet is snapping into position, which in turn can cause poor weld quality particularly in novice welders. There is also a risk of welding flash if the helmet doesn’t snap into position correctly when flipping it downwards.

Auto darkening welding helmets solve these issues, by having a variable shade lens. The way this works, is that when the sensors in the helmet detect an arc has begun, it will automatically darken in a fraction of a second, to a shade between #8 and #13. When there is no weld occurring then the welder maintains a lower shade of around #3 or #4 which is enough for the operator to see through and allows them to set up the weld without the need to flip the helmet into place.

The result of this, is generally better quality welds due to not having to shift the head around, whilst adjusting the helmet, and also better productivity. It will also prevent neck injury from consistently flipping the helmet into place.

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If you’ve been involved in an accident that’s left you injured, sick, or hurt, a personal injury claim may allow you to receive the care and compensation that you need to move on. But if you’re going to file a claim, there are some mistakes you don’t want to make.

Don’t Make These 6 Mistakes

It’s not often that you find yourself hurt as a result of someone else’s negligence, which is why so many people are ill prepared for handling personal injury incidents. In their haste and ignorance, most people end up making costly mistakes. 

Here are a few you’ll want to avoid at all costs:

1. Not Getting Appropriate Medical Care

Victims of personal injury cases often don’t get appropriate medical care in a timely manner, which is problematic for a number of reasons.

First off, you need to get medical care in order to ensure your health and safety. Even if everything seems to be okay in the moment, you never know the full extent of an injury until you have a doctor check you out. 

Secondly, getting immediate medical care also establishes evidence of your injury. It supplies you with legal documentation, expert opinions, and a clear paper trail that can be tied back to your situation. 

2. Failing to Hire an Attorney

The second mistake people often make is not hiring a lawyer. In most cases, they either aren’t sure they have a case, or they think they can handle it on their own. Regardless, a failure to hire an attorney is a major mistake. 

Almost every personal injury attorney offers free consultations, so there really isn’t much to lose if you want to find out more about your claim (or even if there’s a claim to be made). Find a good, reputable attorney and schedule a quick consultation. It’s one of the best ways you can use your time. 

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