Talking about intimacy and sex is difficult for many couples. The first step in improving a couple’s love life is to understand why they stopped.
Sex is the most sensitive issue of all. Even those who disclose any kind of personal information often remain silent when it comes to their sex life. This is a particularly difficult issue for couples, as escorts in athens claim who have stopped having sex.
Often partners are reluctant to turn to each other and discuss it. They are afraid of both what they may hear and what they may not hear.
In an effort to help those who are afraid to approach this issue, a psychologist has compiled a list of the most common reasons why couples stop having sex. The list is based on the experiences of all those who had the courage to speak openly about it in the sessions with her.
Optus has typically been the top performer in the Australian consumer watchdog’s broadband reporting, but its latest study shows that Optus has been beaten by a surprise internet provider.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) latest report shows that Exetel has overtaken Optus in the average download speed measurement, beating its advertised plan speeds by 3.3% during the peak busy hours, and 4.5% across all times.
Optus still performed well though, and it wasn’t too far behind Exetel. Its NBN plans reached 100% of its rated average download speed during the peak usage period, and exceeded it by 0.8% during all times.
With a smaller ISP such as Exetel beating out the heavy hitters such as Telstra, Optus and TPG, it serves as another reminder that size often doesn’t matter when it comes to NBN providers.
Exetel currently has discounts available across all of its plans, with savings of up to AU$240 on offer if you sign up for one of its NBN 1000 or NBN 250 plans. If you want a more standard NBN 50 or NBN 25 plan, you can save up to AU$120 by signing up now.
As has consistently been shown in the consumer advocate’s reporting, fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) services continue to perform significantly below that of other connection types for NBN 50 and NBN 100 plans.
During the reporting period, FTTN users on an NBN 100 plan received an average download speed that was around 16Mbps lower than other connection types. Overall, these households reached 85.9% of their plan’s rated speed on average across all hours.
FTTN users on an NBN 50 plan that were monitored for the report fared a little better, with average download speeds measuring around 6Mbps lower than other technologies. These FTTN users were able to reach 93.2% of their NBN 50 plan’s advertised speed during all hours, but that is still substantially below other NBN 50 users with other connection types.
If you are one of the millions of Australians stuck with a FTTN connection and have an underperforming NBN 100 plan, your best bet is to move down to a slower, more affordable NBN 50 plan.
The ACCC’s latest report brings good news for regional and rural Australians with an NBN Fixed Wireless connection: results from December 2021 found that on average, users were able to reach 79.8% of their plan’s rated speed during the crucial busy hours of 7-11pm, and 93.4% across all hours.
These findings are a significant improvement from when the ACCC first started monitoring Fixed Wireless performance in December 2020. At the time, these users were achieving 68.4% of their plan’s advertised speed during peak usage hours, and 78.5% on average across all hours.
As indicated by the consumer watchdog’s report, this increase in download speeds can be credited to NBN Co, which began to allow a 15% overprovisioning allowance in July 2021. That’s led some internet providers to pass on the benefit to their customers.
Households are typically connected to NBN Fixed Wireless when they’re in regional or remote areas – they access the NBN from a transmission tower through an antenna installed on their roof, as opposed to fibre or copper wiring direct to their premise. We have a guide to the best wireless broadband plans in Australia if you want to compare what’s on offer.
If there is an obstruction in the house, there are two ways of dealing with it. The first is to call a plumber like Apofraxeis Anagnostou, the second is to tackle the problem yourself.
The second way is cheaper and faster. And the materials for cleaning pipes are the usual soda and vinegar.
In the first place among the most common parts of the blockage is any pipe near a sink. Fatty and food residues are regularly obstructed in the pipes. The filter grids in the sink, of course, save the situation, but the barrier can happen occasionally.
The pipe in the bathroom sink is the second place in the cleaning frequency. Turn off the sewer in this area “try to collect” the hair that remains after washing your head.
And only in the third place in the dams is the toilet drain. Accidents occur in this area if the rules for using the toilet are violated. Bags, baby diapers, toiletries, plastic bags in the bowl can clog the pipes.
You should pay attention to the following rule: if the water does not reach the pipe completely, and you have never cleaned the sewer before, it is better to call Apofraxeis Anagnostou. With small clogs, it will be easier to manage it yourself.
This purification method is remarkable in that the solution is prepared in the tube itself. Act strictly according to the instructions:
This is such an easy way to clear the blockage in the pipe. Strictly pay attention to the proportions, do not take vinegar in a larger volume.
Clean the drain hole of debris. First, by hand, and then by adding boiling water (you need about a liter). It is necessary to wait 20-30 minutes.
The pipe must then be cleaned with a plunger. After that, soda is taken. A glass of soda is diluted with boiling water (1:3), this mixture is poured into the drain hole.
The method is quite effective, but a strong block requires overlap. However, it is also good that it is also possible to disinfect the sewer system.
In addition to soda for this type of cleaning you will need more salt. Salt and soda are mixed in a glass in different proportions. This mixture is sent to the sink. The tube is filled with boiling water, preferably at night.
These components are used to clean the shell, this process must be painted separately:
Vinegar and soda can perfectly clean the tubes, sometimes some ingredient is replaced with lemon, but without this effect, it will be obvious.
Apofraxeis Anagnostou Experts advise not to miss precautionary measures, so as not to clog the sewer system. It’s just:
Technical blockages can lead to serious consequences, causing an accident not only for you but also for your neighbors. Precautions will be cheap and will not even address the blocking problems. Therefore, even if the problem of clogging of the pipes is not worth it, vinegar and soda can not be hidden, but are used as a warning.
After the Ukrainian leader’s video address to lawmakers, President Biden is expected to approve $800 million in new military aid. Ukrainian forces launched a counteroffensive as cease-fire talks between Kyiv and Moscow continued.
Error reports on the up
The folks over at Downdetector are reporting a huge surge in error reports with Twitter, so this certainly looks to be a relatively widespread issue.
Profile pages the main casualty
Interestingly, the main Twitter feed is working for us, so we can see what people are tweeting, but clicking on any profiles returns the failure to load message.
We’re seeing other Twitter users reporting the issue too.
Twitter is down on my laptop, but okay on my phone. https://t.co/ksJ4vCBj6sFebruary 17, 2022
A global issue
This issue looks to be wide-spread, with reports from users in multiple countries around the world saying they are struggling to access the social network.
There are a variety of different reported issues as well, with some users not able to load profiles on desktop, while others are reporting issues with retweeting, the main feed and individual tweets.
Service being restored
Profile pages are beginning to load for us now, albeit slowly. Twitter may have fixed this one quickly.
Normal service is resumed
Well that was fun. Merry Tweeting, all!
The announcement was a sign that Russia might be trying to de-escalate the military standoff on the Ukrainian border. Although Putin said Russia was “ready to continue on the negotiating track,” it was far from clear that the threat of war had passed.
The number of internet options available to the average Aussie is getting to the point of being overwhelming, especially if you’re just after a cheap NBN plan.
When shopping around for an internet plan, you’ll notice that most NBN providers offer a six-month discount when you first sign up, and this is a great way to get a cheap deal. An affordable internet plan isn’t always a good one though, particularly if it only comes with a limited amount of data.
To help ensure you get a good internet plan at the best price, we’ve run through our cheap NBN plan recommendations here, or if you want to jump ahead, click the links below:
All of our plan recommendations are detailed below, but before you check them out, here are some good deals you should check out before deciding on an NBN plan:
The lowest-cost NBN plan available
The lowest cost with unlimited data
NBN 12 plans compared
A cheap NBN plan that doesn’t sacrifice speed
NBN 25 plans compared
Best option for most users
NBN 50 plans compared
A bump in speed for larger households
NBN 100 plans compared
For super-fast internet, consider this
NBN 250 plans compared
The fastest you can get, but only available in select locations
NBN 1000 plans compared
If you’re looking for the cheapest options available for the major providers, we’ve outlined them below. While they aren’t as affordable as other budget ISPs, they tend to perform well, and come with optional added perks: