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Basket plants are popular, and they are well-known indoor plants that require little maintenance. You don’t need to set up a special place for them because they can grow with little care. This is a plant that’s common in Argentina and Brazil, and its name means graceful flower.

In spring, you will see blue and adorable flowers which grow to a diameter of two inches. They tend to wither at the start of the summer season before turning into seed pods. The Callisia Fragrans is often a favourite and prized plant for individuals who are growing it because the seeds are produced in huge quantities. They require bright and high temperatures with indirect sunlight to achieve more growth and produce a lot of florals.

They are hardy, and they are fine with light frost. However, they tend not to tolerate an irregular water schedule, and when they begin to drop their leaves, you know it is time to water them. They grow well with various light conditions as long as they are not placed under direct sunlight.

The height can reach one foot, and people who are propagating the plant find it a pleasant surprise when they form in the least expected way. Their leaves can be about six to eight inches, and they tend to be darker and glossier compared to the flowers. The edges are serrated, while the leaves tend to be round and large.

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Their foliage may include vibrant greens, golds, and reds, and they can look exotic. Homeowners find them an excellent addition as they also adapt well to the climate outdoors. When they are put in the right conditions, these basket plants and flowers can withstand the outdoors because they are hardy.

The flowers look like they are forming inside a cage, and this is why they are great for homes that don’t have enough space. With well-lit and bright areas, they are incredibly gorgeous, with their striking gold and green leaves as well as their thicker stems showing off into the light.

The colour is profoundly contrasting with deep greens, white stripes, yellow, and bright reds that will surely cheer up your day and add a more serene ambience to your room. The leaves are very thick and glossy, and they emit a pleasant but strong aroma. Know that extreme cold can make them wither, so they are best suited to an indoor climate. 

Although they are usually found in the forests of Brazil, there are many growing in various parts of the world. They are also found in central Africa, and Australia classified them as weeds. Read more about this plant on this page here

How to Care for Your Plant?

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Callisia is a stunning plant that adds charm to your outdoor or indoor space. Because it can thrive in tropical areas, it’s best if you don’t expose it to temperatures that are below 36 degrees Fahrenheit. When you’re keeping them inside your home, they should be able to receive an indirect amount of sunlight and do ensure that you’re keeping them away from drafts. 

Regular misting and ensuring that the soil is moist will help. However, avoid exposing the baskets to standing water. One of the best tips when it comes to caring for your basket plant is to try and expose them to extreme temperatures in a very slow manner. Others include trimming off any damages they may have in their leaves. 

Growing Them

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Callisia means beautiful lily in Latin. Although you may see that the flowers’ appearance is similar to that of a bromeliad or a lily and they grow like spider plants, the species actually belong to the family of inch plants. They are low-maintenance and easy to grow.

Similar to that of a spider plant, know that the Callisia basket flowers are sending out tiny plantlets that you can snip off. Use these plantlets to propagate new ones, and you’ll have foliage filled with fragrant and small white flowers. 

Part of their care includes hanging them into medium light. The watering schedules should be every two to three days as you see fit. During the seasons of fall, summer, or spring; the basket may need a fertilizer applied monthly. Stop the fertilizer during winter and water them in a less systematic way.

Growing for Health

Know that these beautiful indoor flowers can help purify the pollutants inside your indoor space. Some parts are used as herbs to treat various ailments, and they are edible. Mature leaves may be snipped right off, and you can chew them to relieve digestive problems or stomach issues. Callisia is considered to be a natural anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial, and anti-biotic.

Countries like Russia use the leaves by mixing them with vodka. They act as a tonic for heart problems, colds, varicose veins, arthritis, upset stomachs, and inflammation. Although scientific studies are needed to determine more of their effects, there are still lots of anecdotal records about their benefits and advantages. When you infuse Callisia with oil, it can become a joint rub that can ease the pain in your muscles. 

Diseases and Possible Issues

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The plants don’t experience lots of diseases all year round. However, when you overwater them, they will be in a condition known as root rot. Get info about root rot on this site: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Root_rot. You should avoid leaving them in standing water like saucers and let them all drain. 

Overwatering may also cause the leaves to become brown. You’ll see the brownish colour at the tips of the leaves, and they may become unappealing. While you can always trim them, it’s best to avoid them in the first place.

There are also pests like mealybugs, but they can be rare. If you see them showing up, just dip a cotton swab in alcohol. Apply this to the pest so it will immediately come off the plant. Use neem oil or insecticidal soap to prevent them from reinfesting the flowers.

What does beer and cycling have in common?

That quenched feeling of delight and satisfaction at the end!

To debut the release of its new beer (Chain Reaction West Coast IPA) with a cycling theme, Brewerkz has launched its first-ever Tour De Beer Challenge to celebrate the flourishing local cycling culture and this is an exciting event that will delight both beer and cycling enthusiasts.

The Brewerkz Tour De Beer Challenge is a self-guided, non-competitive fun cycling event. Instead of a typical race, participants can complete the event at their own pace and time as they traverse around Singapore taking in the sights of the cityscape. Quench your thirst for exploration and embark on an exciting adventure with Brewerkz! Participants are required to visit all 4 Brewerkz outlets and complete all 4 challenges to be rewarded with a free pint of Chain Reaction West Coast IPA!

Participants can also take part in the Brewerkz Tour De Beer Challenge to win even more attractive prizes. STRIKE A POSE to win Brewerkz beers or MAKE YOUR MARK in the Strava Art contest to win prizes ranging from an exclusive private tour of the local Brewerkz brewery to experiencing the Brewerkz Singapore River Dining Cruise.

Focusing not on the race but rather on the journey, this challenge strives to let participants relish their love for cycling and explore uncharted areas they otherwise wouldn’t have. Put your gear on, savour the sights of Singapore and experience this delightful cycling escapade to remember for a lifetime.

The Chain Reaction West Coast IPA is part of Brewerkz’s Singapore Series, a line-up celebrating the spirit of Singapore. This vibrant beer features a series of beautifully intense tropical notes including zesty passionfruit, juicy pineapple, fresh citrus and pine needles. It has resinous hoppiness and boasts a soothing lingering bitterness on the finish. It is the perfect ode to this little island’s robust cycling scene – a brew that makes it worth the ride!

Crafting and developing locally inspired brews is significant to Brewerkz, and the brewery plans to continue to deliver quality, novel artisanal brews that are influenced by Singapore’s culture with select ingredients and choice picks that are deeply rooted in the community.

Registration to the Brewerkz Tour De Beer Challenge is $43/pax and registered participants will receive an exclusive challenge pack including a themed challenge dry-fit t-shirt, a 330ml can of Chain Reaction West Coast IPA, and a Passport Card to participate in the competition, all in a special edition Brewerkz branded tote bag. Upon competition of all 4 challenges at 4 Brewerkz outlets, the Passport Card can be used to redeem one pint of Chain Reaction West Coast IPA at any Brewerkz outlet.

Psst. and if you are super hyped now, we have even better news for you because you can apply the promo code ‘Awinsomelife10‘ and get 10% discount off the registration fees! Hurry and jio your friends to embark on an epic beery adventure!

Registration opens from 16 November 2021 and the Brewerkz Tour De Beer Challenge will run from 10 December 2021 till 10 January 2022.

For more details on the Brewerkz Tour De Beer Challenge, visit https://brewerkz.com/tour-de-beer-challenge.

The ISSA 3 by FOREO Sweden is a game-changing toothbrush and it has made my daily cleaning regime so much more enjoyable ever since. I say this only because I have had many experiences with other electric toothbrushes and though I have my usual go-to electric toothbrush before the ISSA 3 landed in my hands, I sometimes do find it very annoying when I have to charge my electric toothbrush every week in order for it to work.

Since I received the ISSA 3 at the start of October, I did not have to charge it for more than 3 weeks now and though it is too early to tell if one single charge can last for one year (because this is what FOREO claims), I guess only time will tell.

The brush head of the ISSA 3 by FOREO is another feature that I must mention because the unique hybrid wave brush head is made with PBT (Polybutylene Terephthalate) bristles at the core and surrounded by a ring of ultra-soft silicone bristles that are extremely gentle and non-abrasive on teeth and gums. The hybrid brush head can also last for up to 6 months and this is twice longer than the brush heads of most electric toothbrushes.

Now, I have been using nylon brush heads all my life and I do have a very bad habit of brushing my teeth so hard that it causes my gums to bleed. This is probably the reason why as a child growing up, I have very sensitive teeth and it hurts so much whenever I consume ice cream or have some icy-cold soda.

ISSA 3 has truly made sensitivity and receding gum lines a thing of the past because with its revolutionary brush head design, it has literally made it impossible to brush too hard.

Those on the manual toothbrush camp will say that manual brushing feels more natural while those on the electric toothbrush camp will say that electric brushing is cleaner. Regardless, whether you are using a manual toothbrush or an electric toothbrush, applying too much strength will cause bleeding and that is not healthy for the gums and teeth.

I am sure we have all seen advertisements about how electric toothbrushes are better than manual toothbrushes but what if you can brush your teeth manually and still get electric toothbrush results?

Well, that is what you get with the ISSA 3, a natural manual brushing gesture that you are most familiar with your whole life combined with perfect electric brushing results. An added advantage is the soft silicone bristles which are gentle on the gums and cannot be found on any other electric toothbrush.

Featuring a whopping 16 intensities, ISSA 3 offers a wider range of intensities and speeds than any other toothbrush on the market, so you can customise your brushing experience to suit your preference and oral care requirements.

10,000x more hygienic than nylon-bristled brushes; 100% waterproof and free of BPA & phthalates for health and safety; lasting up to a whopping 365 days on a single USB charge, with a travel lock and case for ease on the go; and featuring a built-in timer, and a brush head that lasts up to 6 months before it needs to be replaced; there is so much to love about the ISSA 3.

Get the FOREO ISSA 3 today!

When it comes to improving your health, most people would automatically focus on their eating habits, exercise, and sleep quality. But, aside from those factors, your living environment matters for your health, too. Your home is where you spend most of your time, which means you also need to think of ways to keep it a clean, comfortable, and healthy living space. Overall, your home environment is part of you and your family’s health.  

Here Are Eight Simple Tips to Help You Keep A Healthier Home Environment:

  1. Remove Dust Regularly  

Whether you like it or not, your home is bound to harbor a lot of dust every now and then. Thus, it’s essential to remove dust regularly to keep it at bay. When left uncleaned for a long time, this dust can quickly mix up with the indoor air you breathe, adversely affecting your health, especially your respiratory system.   

So, remove dust regularly by using a wet mop to dust off your floors and a moist towel for your furniture pieces. You may use a vacuum cleaner to keep dust off from your carpets and other upholstery.   

  1. Get More Plants And Flowers  

Aside from adding a touch of greenery to your interiors, plants and flowers can also purify your indoor air. These houseplants are known to filter out toxins from the air and release cleaner oxygen to humidify the air. What’s more, the presence of plants and flowers is known to help reduce stress, improve your moods, and make you more productive in your tasks at home.   

If you’re new to houseplants, you can start adding greenery to your home by getting low-maintenance plants, like palms, snake plants, ZZ plants, and peace lilies. You can also check The Bouqs Plants selection and other similar catalogs so you can take your time to browse different houseplants without waiting in long lines.

Overall, bringing in houseplants and flowers into your home will remind you of nature, bring a sense of tranquillity, and make your home fresher, more welcoming, and cleaner.   

  1. Practice Mindful Buying 

If you wish to prevent the accumulation of toxins in your living space, you need to pay attention to what you bring inside your home in the first place. For instance, buying and using plastics may bring forth health effects, such as behavioral changes, hormone disruption, or, worst, cancer. Materials like wall paints and carpets are also known to release or use synthetic materials that could rub off your skin and cause irritation. 

The point here is that being mindful and conscious of what you buy helps you decide whether to use synthetic things or go for organic and natural. Other than that, you might also need to sometimes question yourself if buying something new is necessary at all. 

  1. Wash Your Dishes Immediately 

Some homeowners tend to easily overlook those dishes left on the sink, and only clean them at the end of the day or the next day. But, the thing is that the way you clean and handle your dishes is also part of keeping a healthy home environment.

So, as part of your home cleaning routine, practice washing your dishes immediately after every meal. Moreover, make sure to wash them properly to prevent leaving food scraps and other stains, which could cause mold growth. 

  1. Utilize Fresh Air 
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Instead of using those toxic and harmful air fresheners to improve the smell of your space, you can pull back your drapes and open the windows. Not only will this let radiant sunlight into your home, but this also lets the natural fresh air flush out your polluted indoor air. So, during the day, make it a habit to open your windows every morning. 

  1. Declutter  

Clutter is one of the most dominating culprits of an untidy and unclean home. The piles of clutter won’t only destroy your home’s tranquillity and relaxing vibe, but they’ll also accumulate more dust particles. Make sure to assign one day per week for decluttering to avoid getting overwhelmed when trying to declutter the entire house at once.  

  1. Disinfect Doorknobs 

You might be surprised to know that your doorknobs are some of the dirtiest spots in your home. That’s because plenty of hands can touch your doorknobs, and you might never know where those hands came from before touching them. As much as possible, regularly disinfect every doorknob you have around the house using a microfiber cloth and a disinfectant spray.  

  1. Use An Air Purifier 

Indoor air pollution is a common issue for most homeowners, and, unfortunately, it’s also something that’s easily overlooked. Polluted indoor air can bring harmful effects to your health as well as your family’s. To filter out air pollutants and reduce odors, consider using an air purifier. You can place one in your living room, kitchen, and bedroom, as these are the areas that are often affected by odor and dust. 

Takeaway 

With these simple tips, you can improve your home environment and make it a cleaner and healthier place to live in. Remember, a healthy lifestyle and a healthy home should go hand in hand to achieve a healthy and thriving life.  

Any day can be a day to start fresh. Whether as part of a new year’s resolution or for any other reason, you can commit to something new like doing regular exercises, trying out a new hobby, or kicking bad habits that have been bothering you for a long time. But if you wish to start your day at home fresh—literally—you may start by keeping your house clean.

Now, many homeowners despise chores. From making the bedroom, cleaning the kitchen, to washing the dishes, it can be daunting. However, since a house cannot clean itself, you must find a way to make home cleaning a quicker and easier task and one way to do so is to create your own home cleaning routine.

When you’re trying to instil good habits in your life, start with a cleaning routine. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you establish a cleaning routine that you can stick to.

  1. Identify Cleaning Tasks

Prior to creating a realistic cleaning schedule for your home, you must first determine what needs to be cleaned.

It may seem obvious, but most homeowners have never sat down and considered all of the tasks that need to be completed. The problem with this is that important matters could be easily overlooked, and you could become stressed if tasks never get finished.

The first step is to walk around your house and pay attention to each room. Make a list of everything you’d like to clean in an idealistic situation. What chores should be done on a daily basis? Is it necessary to clean the bath and shower once a week? Should you hire a waste removal company, such as Same-Day Rubbish Removal, to handle your home’s junk? For the time being, jot down everything that comes to mind. 

  1. Group Your Duties By Frequency

By now, you should know exactly what has to be done and how frequently. The next stage is to categorize the chores based on how frequently they must be completed. Categorizing cleaning tasks based on frequency makes good sense because it makes allocating time for them much more manageable. This will help you plan out your time on a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly basis. It should be noted that there’s no right or wrong technique, you just have to align cleaning times with your personal schedule. 

  1. Consider The Amount Of Time You Set Aside For Cleaning

Take a moment to be honest about this.

People often overestimate their ability to complete tasks in a certain amount of time, which could quickly cause inconvenience. But establishing a weekly plan for an ordinary week will help you become more organized and keep things in one place. 

Therefore, while determining how much free time you have, it’s wise to consider all aspects of your daily life. Try to take some time to think about how you’re going to fit everything in and see if any things could use a little tweaking or changing.

If you already have a weekly timetable in place, go ahead and pull it out now!  If not, you’ll want to create one to ensure that this process goes as smoothly as possible.

  1. Decide On A Cleaning Method

The most efficient schedules work with your personality. This is because you want to be able to stick with your schedule rather than always fighting it. After all, the purpose of a schedule is to assist rather than impede. 

With this in mind, design your cleaning method and style based on your lifestyle. Pick when you would prefer to perform your list of duties over the week to make it easier. Think about how much time you have to clean and do household chores and how you like to organize them to fit your lifestyle.

Now that you’ve gathered all of the information necessary to construct a timetable that you can adhere to, are you ready to put it all together?

  1. Create The Schedule

Finally, but certainly not the least, you must compile everything you’ve written and then schedule when you’ll complete each of the tasks you’ve outlined. This is to ensure that you can do tasks as frequently as you wish within the time constraints imposed by your schedule.

To do this, you may start by allocating the tasks from your to-do list to particular days. Aside from that, try to determine which rooms or duties are the most straightforward to do each day. For example, you must always wash and put away the dishes each night. But cleaning or disinfecting the bathroom can be done just twice or once a week.

Endnote

That’s all there is to it. Those are the steps in creating a home cleaning schedule that you can stick to. You now have a cleaning schedule that was created just for you, and has the potential to make cleaning much easier while also regaining control over your life!

Even the most precise driver who has passed their driver’s test is not immune to an accident on the road. Most of the time, after experiencing this, we go back behind the wheel and drive as if nothing had happened, although maybe a bit more cautiously than before the accident.

But not everything is quite as easy as this. Sometimes, after a severe accident in which our lives or the life of a passenger was on the line and we needed a motorcycle accident attorney to help with the aftermath, we are no longer able to drive a vehicle.

If you are afraid or anxious about driving, the first thing you should do is assess the circumstances. Once you’ve realized you’ve been subjected to trauma, you must accept that fact. Only then can you begin to take meaningful steps to reclaim your driving abilities. Read on to find out more. 

Stop Blaming Yourself 

It is doubtful that you decided to purposefully get in an accident when you did – or at any time. In fact, you will have done everything in your ability to avoid the accident. There is nothing that you should feel guilty for, and you must stop blaming yourself. Accidents happen a lot, and you might feel bad, but there is nothing that you can do, and you can only move forward. 

Remember Why Driving Is Good

Consider how your life will change once you become a pedestrian. After all, driving a vehicle meant you had a set routine. And now you have to alter your schedule to keep up with everything. Trips on public transportation following the luxurious interior of your vehicle will be potentially problematic for you, for example. 

People dislike change and will go to any length to save what they value. If this means having to get back behind the wheel of a car because you realize just what it was about driving that was so good and benefitted you so much, then that’s what you’ll need to do. 

Don’t Be Embarrassed

You can only deal with an issue if you accept it. If you have suffered an injury – either physically or mentally – after an accident and this has changed your life in some way, then there is no reason to ignore it or be ashamed of it. It is part of you now. The sooner you can come to terms with this fact, the easier it will be to start driving again. 

Think of all the times you drove when you didn’t get in an accident. These are the times you need to remember, not the one time something terrible happened. Having this in mind will help you immensely. 

Get Down To Specifics 

If you haven’t experienced anxiety after your road traffic accident, you should be feeling okay; if you have experienced it, you’ll definitely know the symptoms. If this is the case, attempt to find out what’s causing it. Could it be the car or motorcycle itself? The specific road you were driving on? Night driving, or driving in the rain? Determining what it is that’s causing the major issues means that you can focus on dealing with that. 

When you are looking for a pizza oven, there are many different things to consider. Size, material and fuel type all come into play when it comes to how well the oven performs in your kitchen. In this article, we will talk about what you should look for before making a purchase decision so that you can find the perfect pizza oven for your needs!

When looking for a pizza oven, the first thing you should consider is size. How much countertop space do you have? Will your oven fit in this area and still leave room to work around it? What about if there are people who will be working with or near the oven frequently? You want them to be able to move easily without bumping into the oven. How much space is available inside the oven? How many pizzas at once do you need to be able to fit in your oven? Remember that bigger is not always better when it comes to pizza ovens. The type of fuel used and the material the oven is made out of can often lead to a faster and better-cooked pizza compared to just having a bigger oven.

When buying a pizza oven, it is important to understand that the material the oven is made out of is often more important than its size or brand. There are many materials that pizza ovens come in, but you want something that will last and stand up to years worth of use in your home without showing signs of wear or failure. Stone and brick ovens are great and known for their robust and rustic qualities. They can retain heat for longer while cooking your pizzas faster than steel or aluminium options. With that being said, there’s a tradeoff between these materials and size when it comes to the availability of space in your kitchen. Steel and aluminium options are often smaller than their stone and brick counterparts and usually heat up much faster because these materials are great conductors of heat. You should consider your available space and the size of pizzas you want to make before choosing a material for your oven.

The type of fuel used with your particular pizza oven is another consideration to think about when purchasing an oven for your home. Wood-fired options are great because the authentic taste from cooking with real fire is unmatched when compared to gas or electric options. That being said, most ovens are not designed to be used with only wood. For the best possible pizza cooking experience, you should use a blend of different types of fuel in your fire chamber so that you have more control over the heat inside your oven during cooking times. Something else to consider is how easy it will be for you to find and purchase the type of fuel you want to use. Wood is not always the cheapest or most convenient choice, but will bring added flavour and pizzazz to your cooking sessions!

When you buy a pizza oven, you will also need to consider the accessories needed to make your Italian masterpieces the best they can be. Two essential accessories needed are a high-quality pizza stone as well as a pizza peel. A pizza stone allows you to cook your pizzas evenly on the bottom of the oven while keeping them crispy and delicious. A pizza peel is what you will use to slide your mouthwatering pizzas into and out of the oven without burning yourself or ruining their shape by using a fork or other utensil. You should also consider investing in an electric stand mixer if you plan on making pizza dough at home. If you aren’t that into creating pizzas from scratch, then you can also buy pre-made or frozen dough

Finally, when looking for a pizza oven think about how often you are going to be using it in your daily life. If you are just an occasional home cook who enjoys making pizzas on the weekend, you might not need to invest in a top of the line oven. But if you are an avid home cook who enjoys pizza-making daily or multiple times per week, it might be worth your while to spend more money on a high-quality oven that will last and perform well over time.

As you can see, there are many different options to consider when looking for the perfect pizza oven for your needs and kitchen. If you follow these tips when purchasing an oven for your home, you will have a high-performing and long-lasting piece of equipment that gets the job done.

Have you ever visited a friend’s home, used their massage chair and wished you had one at home too? Well, that was definitely me up until recently. Last week I received the Cosmo Zero Massage Chair and it is safe to say, it has been the most relaxing week I have had in a while. I have been using the massage chair for around an hour a day, trying out all its features and different massage settings.

Here is my review on what I think about it.

The appearance has a cool stylish look. It has a glossy black exterior, plush PU leather seats and it blends seamlessly into my home. I honestly expected the chair to be much bulkier, so I am very glad it is of a good size and would not be turning into a white elephant in my house.

Sitting into the chair, it feels sturdy and comfortable. As for the features, there really are a whole lot of them. It has voice control, compression and heat therapy, Bluetooth, body scanning to customize the massage experience and so much more. There are so many massage positions that I have yet to test out, but some which I really liked were the stretch massage which loosened up my tense body, lumbar massage, Japanese massage and sleep massage. There is even a senior massage option, so I got my parents to be the judge of that. They have been thoroughly enjoying it, along with the other massage modes. Even though the technology of the chair is pretty advanced, it is still user-friendly enough that they are able to navigate the settings on their own.

My parents easily feel soreness or discomfort in their feet after walking too much so this massage chair at home has really helped to relieve the soreness. I am sure the Cosmo Zero Massage Chair will have something for the needs of each of your family members as well.

Now, you may think a massage chair is just a luxury product, but did you know there are also many health benefits? The different settings of the Cosmo Zero such as heat therapy, zero gravity position, experiential music therapy and even detox massage setting, all help to promote blood flow, lowering of blood pressure and reduced muscle tension.

Overall, if you are considering getting yourself or your family a massage chair, I highly recommend the Cosmo Zero as it is reasonably priced and has great value. The whole experience of buying the chair is also made smooth and seamless, starting with a free 30 minute trial at their showroom. If you find the chair is not for you, you are able to get 100% of your money back. No frills and no commitments. Additionally, they offer a 10-year warranty which is much longer than other brands and free 24hr delivery too. Check out their website at massagechair.com.sg

Driving in the rain, whether a light drizzle or a torrential deluge, may be one of the most challenging conditions a motorist faces. Rainy weather is closely related to a greater accident rate. You will likely be forced to drive your car or ride your motorcycle in the rain at some time, regardless of where you happen to live; even the driest areas have rain sometimes, and of course, you might be visiting a much wetter place too. Understanding how wet roads and limited visibility influence how your vehicle behaves can assist you in driving safely in rainy weather. Read on to find out more. 

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Wait Until The Weather Improves 

Wait until the weather improves before driving if you are uncomfortable driving in the rain or postpone your trip / commute. There’s no need to put yourself at risk if driving in rainy weather isn’t absolutely essential. Of course, this isn’t always something everyone can do – your boss won’t be impressed if you say you’re going to be late because it’s raining – but when you can stay home, it’s often for the best. The last thing you’ll want to do is have an accident and need help from a motorcycle accident attorney if you could have avoided the accident. 

Slow Down

Rain means you’ll have to plan for a longer journey time since traffic will be slower, and you’ll have to slow down. Hydroplaning is most often caused by cars going too quickly, therefore slowing down is a wise decision. Slow down as the rain begins since new rain will bring out the oils on the road and make conditions slicker.

Don’t Use Cruise Control

Using cruise control in wet weather may lead you to lose control of your car. To avoid traction loss, drivers may need to decrease speed by letting off the pedal, however, this is not possible while using cruise control. Furthermore, when driving in rainy weather, the driver must be completely engaged, thus you should avoid cruise control.

Give Other Cars More Room

You should always maintain a safe following distance, but be particularly mindful of giving vehicles in front of you plenty of space. You’ll have more time to respond to what’s coming next if there’s a bigger gap between you. Keep an eye out for brake lights ahead of you.

Turn Your Lights On

If your windshield wipers are on, so should your lights be. When it’s difficult to see through the rain, headlights can assist and improve your visibility and make it simpler for other cars to notice you, preventing an accident.

Avoid Harsh Braking

Use your brakes as little as possible, and try to avoid severe braking if at all feasible. Slow down, allow people space, and lift your foot off the accelerator quickly enough to avoid slamming on the brakes. On wet roads, avoid abrupt movements by steering, stopping, and accelerating gently. It’s best if you test your brakes well before you set off.

Stay Away From Flood-Prone Area

Know which roads in your region are prone to flooding and use alternate routes if heavy rains are forecast.

Be Ready To Turn Back

Driving through flooded regions may be hazardous, if not fatal. If you drive onto a heavily flooded road, your vehicle may begin to float and absorb water. It may even be washed away while you’re still in it. Don’t take any chances. Check for depth gauges and be familiar with the roads you’re travelling on. If you are unsure about the depth of the water, turn back and find another route.

Know How To Manage A Skid

Don’t panic if your vehicle starts to skid. Continue to drive in the desired direction and avoid slamming on your brakes since this makes it more difficult to manage your car. Also, keep your cool if your vehicle begins to hydroplane. If this happens, gradually take your foot off the accelerator and avoid steering. Simply slow down and hang on until your car makes contact with the road again.

Be Prepared For Strong Winds 

Wind, which could push your car and other cars about on the road or cause you to lose control, frequently comes with rain. Maintain a firm hold on the steering wheel, offer a wide space to high-profile cars that may be more vulnerable to wind, and be aware that powerful gusts may strike you.

Watch For Pedestrians

Avoid splashing people. As you drive, keep an eye out for puddles where people are walking parallel to you. Despite the fact that eighty-eight percent of pedestrian deaths occur in the absence of bad weather, drivers should not relax their guard and must look out for people nearby. 

Check Your Tires

In rainy weather driving, your tires are your greatest friend, providing grip and keeping you stable on the road. Check your tread and tire pressure to ensure you’re set to go even if it’s raining.

The words “McLaren” and supercar are synonymous in today’s automobile market. The brand has a knack for producing quintessential supercars that not only look fast but also perform exceptionally well on the road. 

Recently, the brand released the Artura, a slick new hybrid supercar that features classic McLaren sweeping lines and, of course, an electric motor. Here are some things that you need to know about the vehicle. 

The Interior Is The Same As The 720S

Let’s start with some slightly disappointing news: the interior on the Artura is essentially the same as that of the 720S.

That is to say, it has a great interior. But McLaren hasn’t redesigned it in the way that many ardent followers of the brand might hope. 

McLaren isn’t being lazy, though. In fact, the company says that 98 percent of the materials used to construct the vehicle are actually different. The Artura, therefore, isn’t a chimaera made by stitching together components from other vehicles. In a pure engineering sense, it is brand new. 

With that said, the interior does look very familiar. These are some cosmetic changes compared to the 570S, but other than that, you can’t really tell that you’re in a brand new vehicle. 

The Rear Suspension Is Brand New

Some 570S drivers complained that the rear suspension on the vehicle wasn’t quite up to standard for a sports car in its price range. Because of this, McLaren went back to the drawing board and looked for ways to improve it. The company eventually decided on a combination of a wishbone on the top and a multi-link setup below. The brand hopes that the new arrangement will improve stability on the racetrack and performance under heavy braking at the same time. 

If you buy the car, you may still need to hire a car accident lawyer. But thanks to this subtle new safety feature, drivers have much more control. 

It Won’t Run Out Of Charge

Another tremendous benefit of Artura is the fact that the vehicle will never run out of charge. The electric range is only around 19 miles (because the battery is quite small). But the car uses an axial-flux e-motor which means that the regular gas-powered engine can charge the batteries. This system means that the electric motor itself will never run out of charge. 

For convenience, McLaren says that drivers can charge the battery to 80 percent in 2.5 hours. 

The Gearbox Features Some Bleeding-Edge Technology

Most people don’t get excited about car gearboxes. But McLaren says that it is fitting the Altura with a “tri-clutch” – meaning that the car has three clutches. 

Why would you need three clutches? Well, you need two for accurately shifting up and down the gears. The third clutch is there to make it easy for the car to transfer from gas operation to electric car mode. 

This setup means that the vehicle will easily transition between modes when required. It will also use battery energy in conjunction with regular motor power. 

The gearbox is sophisticated for another reason: McLaren doesn’t equip it with a traditional reverse gear. Instead, when the driver wants to reverse, they simply put the car into electric mode and use the electric motor alone. This feature is similar to Ferrari’s SF90 Stradale

It’s Super Light

The first generation of hybrid sports cars was quite heavy because of the extra weight of the battery and electric motors. But McLaren has found a way around these problems to make the Altura one of the lightest cars on the market. McLaren says that the vehicle is more than 46 kg lighter than the 570S even though that car didn’t have any hybrid additions. 

The main reason the car is so light is the all-new carbon fibre chassis which McLaren calls the “McLaren Carbon Lightweight Architecture.” The addition of carbon fibre gives the car more strength and rigidity than before at a much lower weight. It’s allowed designers to actually build more safety features into the vehicle at the same time. 

Weight saving, however, doesn’t finish with the chassis, though. McLaren says that it is using a new “zonal” wiring architecture. This reduces the weight of the wires running to all the sensors planted around the vehicle. The result is a car that weighs around 1,400 kg which is substantially less than rivals such as the Aston Martin DB11. 

Overall, therefore, the Artura is shaping up to be a very impressive car indeed. Looks-wise, it is similar to what’s come before. But the materials technology to make the car is vastly improved.