Sometimes the simplest idea can make life a little better. One day, you’ll realize there is an easy way to do everything. Until then, just follow these life hacks. You’ll reheat leftovers, save chips, save money and drink colder beer like a champ. These life hacks might not fix life or death issues, but they WILL make most of your days better. Check them out and see if at a minimum, you couldn’t use one idea to make life a little better.
Posted in Home Life, Tips & Tricks by Bucky .
Beer plays a big part in many Americans life. It is used to relax with your goods friends or to go out at night and enjoy your free time. In other words beer is the greatest thing in the world, and can make a lot of situations a lot better. So due to the fact that beer is amazing here are the Top 10 Most Consumed Beers in America.
10. Corona Extra
Dollar sales: $995,750,100
Change in dollar sales from a year ago: +8.81%
Case sales: 33,653,220
Avg. price per case: $29.59Corona has been Mexico’s best-selling beer since 1935. It was not until 1979 that the beer was imported to the U.S. Corona sells for a higher average price per case than many domestic beers, at $29.59, yet it is still very popular among American consumers. In the 52 weeks ended April 15, 2012, Corona Extra was among the best-selling beers by quantity, and it ranked even higher for dollar sales. According to Grupo Modelo, Corona is “undoubtedly” the best-selling Mexican beer in the world.
Dollar sales: $592,768,800
Change in dollar sales from a year ago: +4.86%
Case sales: 19,681,860
Avg. price per case: $30.12
Heineken has been brewed in Amsterdam since 1873. It was introduced in the United States in 1933, after Prohibition was lifted. Today, the beer is one of the country’s most popular, and its brand is one of the strongest. Heineken is one of the more expensive brands in the U.S., selling for an average of more than $30 per case. This price has helped the company make almost $600 million in the 52 weeks ending April 15.
Dollar sales: $73,672,420
Change in dollar sales from a year ago: +2.67%
Case sales: 2,656,154
Avg. price per case: $27.74
Beck’s sales are significantly lower than fellow European brew Heineken’s. Beck’s dollar sales were about one-eighth that of Heineken in the 52 weeks ending April 15. Its case sales were slightly more than one-eighth the number of cases Heineken sold over that same period. Despite these relatively low sales, the Beck’s brand is stronger than Heineken’s in the eyes of Americans.
7. Modelo Especial
Dollar sales: $355,914,800
Change in dollar sales from a year ago: +22.63%
Case sales: 13,948,820
Avg. price per case: $25.52
Modelo Especial was not available in the U.S. until 1990, more than 20 years after the introduction of fellow Mexican beer Corona. No doubt, Corona Extra’s sales of $1 billion in the 52 weeks ending April 15 are much higher than Modelo Especial’s $356 million, but Modelo is quickly growing in popularity. Already it has a stronger brand, and compared to one year ago, sales have increased more than 22% — among the largest increases for any brand.
6. Samuel Adams Lager
Dollar sales: $240,251,900
Change in dollar sales from a year ago: +6.02%
Case sales: 7,710,278
Avg. price per case: $31.16
Boston Beer Company, the maker of Samuel Adams, is tied with Yuengling as the largest American-owned brewer, ranked by barrels shipped in 2011. The company is considered an American craft brewer — defined as relatively small, independent and traditional — by the Brewers Association. Samuel Adams Lager is fairly expensive, with an average price tag of more than $31 per case. Compared to other popular beers, Samuel Adams ranks significantly higher in dollar sales compared to case sales.
5. Guiness Stout
Dollar sales: $93,183,030
Change in dollar sales from a year ago: +16.46%
Case sales: 2,617,600
Avg. price per case: $35.60
Guinness, which started in 1759 in Dublin, is the oldest brewer on this list. Yet it is still gaining popularity in the U.S. Over the past year, the beer’s maker, Diageo (NYSE:DEO), sold 2.6 million cases of Guinness Stout in the country, an increase of more than 16% from the year prior. The beer is also the most expensive among popular brands, costing an average $35.60 per case.
4. Newcasle Brown Ale
Dollar sales: $84,891,020
Change in dollar sales from a year ago: +6.48%
Case sales: 2,673,008
Avg. price per case: $31.76
Newcastle Brown Ale, which is brewed by Heineken, has rather low sales in the U.S. compared to other popular brands. Yet, it is experiencing significant growth. Newcastle sold 2.67 million cases in the U.S. in the 52 weeks ended April 15, an increase of approximately 7% from the year before. Newcastle is also one of the most expensive popular beer brands, costing an average of $31.76 per case.
3. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
Dollar sales: $146,656,300
Change in dollar sales from a year ago: +15.71%
Case sales: 4,513,378
Avg. price per case: $32.36
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., based in California, has only been around since 1979. The company’s most popular beer — Sierra Nevada Pale Ale — already has among the strongest brands in the U.S. Dollar sales for the beer increased nearly 16% in the 52 weeks ended April 15, compared to the year before. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is also the second-most expensive brew among popular brands, costing $32.36 per case.
2. Blue Moon
Dollar sales: $225,747,800
Change in dollar sales from a year ago: +26.46%
Case sales: 7,370,705
Avg. price per case: $30.63
Launched in 1995, Blue Moon is the youngest brand on this list. Dollar sales of the beer, which is produced by MillerCoors, had the second-largest increase in the 52 weeks ended April 15, compared to the prior year, increasing by approximately 26.5%. Blue Moon is also one of the more expensive popular beers, with each case costing an average of $30.63.
1. Yuengling Lager
Dollar sales: $206,266,200
Change in dollar sales from a year ago: +36.55%
Case sales: 9,465,673
Avg. price per case: $21.79
Yuengling is America’s oldest brewing company in the U.S., having been founded in 1829. It also has the strongest brand. This brand’s strength appears to be helping sales immensely. Yuengling is tied with the Boston Beer Company for being the largest American-owned brewer by measure of barrels shipped in 2011. On top of this, the company is becoming even more popular still. For the 52 weeks that ended April 15, 2012, Yuengling had the largest increase in dollar sales in the U.S. from the year before, growing by more than 36%. Yuengling, however, is significantly less expensive than the other brands on this list.
Posted in Health, Other by Bucky .
To legalize or not legalize marijuana (aka cannabis) has been a topic of debate for not only years and decades but for centuries. In fact, regulations on the sale of marijuana began as far back as the 16th century. Although the world has made many concessions since that time, it’s still a topic with lawmakers both nationwide and worldwide.
What’s made it more difficult is that some states have made it legal while others have not. Some states or countries want it legalized for medicinal purposes, others want it legalized for recreational use. Yet, others feel it should just be legalized period with no restrictions. Here are just a few of the many reasons why marijuana should be legalized worldwide.
Marijuana Used for Health Reasons
For years, marijuana has been successfully used to help people with serious health issues, particularly with cancer patients. Cancer patients should not have to travel to states where it is legal just to get treatment that can make their lives better and allow them to feel better. Because of the stigma attached to marijuana, many sick patients are afraid to get marijuana. Additionally, legalizing marijuana will allow sick patients to have it without having to jump through hoops just to get it for medicinal purposes. Marijuana has proven to have health benefits for more than just cancer patients.
More Stress-free Travel
If an individual lives in a state where marijuana is legal for medicinal or recreational purposes, they’re safe from arrests in that state but not when traveling to other states. Legalizing marijuana would make traveling with marijuana safe and stress-free.
Safer than Alcohol and Legal Prescription Drugs
While alcohol and prescription drugs are responsible for almost 200,000 deaths each year, marijuana is safe to use and will not kill you. Before marijuana could even begin to be harmful, an individual would have to consumer more than it’s even possible to consume.
Legal Sale Would Be Helpful to Young Adults
Marijuana is used by more than 25 million people annually, and the number is increasing every year, particularly with teenagers and young adults. While illegally purchasing marijuana, teenagers are having access to more harmful and illegal drugs. Legalizing marijuana would eliminate this danger-causing problem.
Save on Court Costs
Every day thousands or more individuals are arrested for using or possessing marijuana, which results in filled courts and excessive court costs. Legalizing marijuana will eliminate the court costs and allow the courts to concentrate on serious legal cases.
Fewer Full Jails and Prisons
With so many arrests and incarcerations due to marijuana arrests, our jails and prisons are filled. Feeding and providing for this prisoners costs taxpayers a lot of money. Additionally, more money is always needed to build new and larger jails and prisons to house these prisoners.
Whether it’s for cities, states or countries, revenue is always important. Marijuana is the largest crop in the nation and legalizing marijuana can bring more jobs into an area or a country. More jobs equal more revenue, which is needed to help our sagging economy. Just think of the taxes that can be charged on the sale of marijuana. This type of large revenue can be extremely helpful in paying for many government programs. Legalizing marijuana will keep revenue in your own country where it can help your residents.
Product With Many Uses
One form of marijuana known as hemp can be used for various practical purposes such as fabric, rope or even bedding for animals. The uses for hemp are almost unending.
Filled with Nutritional Value
The seeds from hemp are highly nutritious and are rich in omega 3, calcium and iron. Hemp is used in many foods, including salad dressings, nutrition bars and chips.
Personal Hygiene and Health Purposes
Hemp can also be used as a personal hygiene product and is used in some body lotions, shampoos, moisturizers and soaps. The oils that are in these products are not only good for our skin but can help prevent heart problems.
Easy to Grow & Environmentally Friendly
Unlike many other crops that require fertilizer and chemicals to grow, hemp requires very little fertilizer or chemicals. It’s also pest-resistant, which means there will be no harmful insecticides going into the soil, making it extremely good for the environment. In fact, in some areas hemp is used to clean up soil.
Posted in Home Life, Nature, News, West Virginia by Bucky .