Designing a Safe and Productive Office With Cubicles

The age of virtual, remote, and location-independent work has dawned upon the mainstream. While the American industrial revolution initiated a time where lifestyle choices were made to revolve around work obligations, the nature of work is now being dictated by lifestyle choices.

This reversal in the order of influence has had many positive and negative effects on American professionals. On one hand, it has allowed us all to spend less time traveling and commuting to work, and more time playing and laughing with our family members. However, working at home comes with its disadvantages. Many who live alone find that remote work is isolating, demotivating, and demoralizing. Furthermore, those who live with family and children may find the at-home work environment to be distracting and unproductive.

Regardless of your preference, those who have the privilege of working remotely should recognize how lucky they are to have the opportunity, as many Americans who perform location-dependent work have lost their jobs during the current global pandemic. The low-income and working-class communities have struggled the most during this time.

For those who prefer to work in an office rather than at home, this is a time to get your creative gears up and running. With social distancing guidelines still enforced for the public health and safety of the nation, it is imperative that business owners make the necessary modifications to their workspace.

A cubicle is a partially enclosed office workspace that acts as a partition for each worker. The separation allows for employees to work without the distractions of open office space. Though cubicles are often criticized for being too monotonous, the irony is that open offices are now being criticized for being too disturbing. Despite its popularity and appeal, open office designs are not the best choice right now, as they offer no barrier to ensure proper distancing between workers. During the time of COVID—19, cubicles offer the benefit of a physical barrier. A cough or sneeze can transmit the virus and infect others in an open office space, but cubicles help to physically prevent transmission. For those in Orange County, Creative Office Design offers used cubicles that may be purchased at their showroom. Cubicles can be configured to the comfort and preference of each employee, allowing for modifications of walls, desks, bins, drawers, and shelves.

Cubicles offer the privacy and comfort of a private office without the cost of renovations, with easy set-up and mobility to move or modify. The customizability makes it the ultimate choice for upgrading your office, given that there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to the working environment and culture.

Though the times have changed, sometimes the best solutions are tried and true. The office cubicle has been around since the 1960s as the building block of the office of many of the country’s best businesses. In the ongoing evolutionary tension between tradition and modernity, sometimes we come back to relying on simpler things in life.

If you are tired of working from home and are eager to get back into the office, consider redesigning the workspace to add safety and functionality. You can give Creative Office Design a call today:

Creative Office Design
http://creativeofficedesign.net/
+17143287627

Preventative Medicine

Keeping your pets healthy is typically managed through a good amount of exercise, weight control, and making sure they’re getting adequate nutrition. There are a number of genetic defects and parasite-induced diseases (parasitosis), however, that may cause your pets future harm no matter how healthy their lifestyles.

A lot of these diseases affect certain organs or body systems, such as the cardiovascular system. Heart worms, or parasites that invade the body and attach and feed on the heart muscles, lungs, and associated blood vessels, are a particularly deadly variant of the myriad parasites that may be making a home inside your pet.

Heartworms spread via mosquito bites, rather than through direct contact with another dog or its various excretions, meaning there’s no real way to prevent your dog from contracting heart worms if there are mosquitos in the area. The worms can grow anywhere from 4-12 inches in length, meaning that they provide a consistent and steady resistance to blood being pumped in the animal’s body.

The worms grow and mature into full adults over a period of 6-7 months, and as many as 250 or so worms can infect a pet’s cardiovascular system, with each worm putting greater and greater levels of stress on the animal’s heart. As the worms grow, the symptoms of the infection grow with them.

Symptoms of heart worms typically mirror other cardiovascular problems and may lead to believe your pet has another fatal heart disease, like cardiomyopathy or arrhythmias. As the worms mature and get larger, or more worms invade the cardiovascular system and increase the worm burden, your pet may go through a number of different symptomatic stages or classes:

  • Class 1 involves limited or no symptoms
  • Class 2 involves mild or moderate symptoms, like a consistent cough and unusual fatigue after usual activities
  • Class 3 involves more severe symptoms, like a persistent cough and consistent fatigue even after limited or no activity
  • Class 4 is classified as ‘caval syndrome’, where the worms have effectively blocked all blood flowing in or out of the heart, and is usually fatal

Heart worms can be prevented using a number of different methods, including tablets, a topical liquid, or injections. However, there are times when all of us forget to give our pets their daily tablets or ointment, and the period between switching from one preventative method to another may leave pets vulnerable to infection.

The best option available to us to ensure our pets are consistently healthy, especially when it comes to possible cardiovascular problems, is to regularly receive treatments and checkups with veterinarian consultants. For Orange County, that means scheduling a consultation with famed local cardiac vet, Carley Saelinger, the premier expert in pet cardiology.

Carley has been working with owners for decades ensuring their pets are as heart-healthy as possible, and that includes the diagnosis and removal of parasites such as the heart worm to prevent future damage caused by these virulent agents. Carley can help you distinguish between various cardiological issues in order to make the right decisions for your pet’s health and continued standard of living.

If you believe your pet may be suffering from heart disease or parasitosis that is causing issues with their cardiovascular system, give her a call. Your pet is important to you and brings immeasurable improvement to your life, and it’s time to return the favor:

Cardiac Vet

(323) 393-0616 MARINA DEL REY, CA 90292

Custodial Duties

Custodial Duties

The toughest part of any divorce proceedings with families with children is the almost inevitable battle over who has primary custody. Nothing elicits more hatred and contempt and chaos into an otherwise amicable family than a custody battle that goes wrong for one of the parents.

In our justice system, it doesn’t always come out the right way. Sometimes, if one partner is able to secure a better lawyer or the judge has some sort of implicit bias, the less responsible and more vindictive parent can walk away with primary or full custody of one or more of the children.

Well, we hate to see the future of a bright child be taken away from them by the faults of our system of laws, and so today we’re going to be spotlighting one of the best custody lawyers you can find in Orange county, and perhaps all of southern California: Shuff Law Firm.

Operating since 1974, Shuff Law has seen nearly every case on the book and has the distinction of one of the best records for custody suits for any law firm in the area. This is testified to by their incredible 5-star ratings on Yelp, with many of the reviews specifically mentioning their incredible work on the most difficult custodial cases in the country.

Take, for example, Kristine K.’s review from Yelp regarding her difficult case facing her litigious attorney ex:

Highly recommend this firm. They came in late on a case I thought was resolved, but with a litigious ex who is also an attorney, I needed strong representation. Joe Shuff and Tamara Mortensen were persistent, effective, and helped resolve my child custody issues. I would definitely recommend them to any friends and family dealing with divorce or child custody issues.

Or Jeff H.’s lengthy review of their incredible professionalism here:

If you want results?  This is the firm and people that will get your Family/Divorce situation/case solved effectively, efficiently, and the best.  I used 2 other lawyers prior to coming to Tamara and her father and they completed what I needed to be done in a short period of time and without the BS associated with family courts.  Could I have been lucky with my situation? Maybe – BUT what I have learned in business is over communication, being straight forward (hearing the GOOD and the BAD), and relentless (like TAMARA was and is) is the best medicine to quell the sickness of this not so fun process of divorce.  I would AND have recommended this firm to EVERYONE on the planet.  Seriously the best people in the business and I would be more than happy to give you a personalized reference about how ecstatic I am that I was referred and used Shuff Law Firm to CLOSE my case swiftly.  Thank you Tamara for everything you did for me and my family – words cannot express to you how impressed and overly satisfied i am with all you did.  I know you will do the EXACT same for all of your clients in the future! JEFF

If you are facing a difficult custody battle and live in the southern California area, do yourself a favor and get the combined 50+ years of experience available at Shuff Law Firm. Your children’s welfare may be at stake, and we all know what we are willing to do for our kids:

Shuff Law Firm

(714) 834-0175

2107 N Broadway STE 301, Santa Ana, CA 92706

The Contractors Breaking Down Barriers In Orange County

We here at CannGrow are absolutely, 100% sick to death of contractors. We watch HGTV with a sort of embittered mirth as the smiling families laugh together with their responsible and competent contractor who managed to get the remodeling done on time and under budget. This, friends, we consider to be the greatest sort of fiction imaginable – every contractor we’ve ever dealt with has been late on deadlines, over budget, been totally incompetent, and every combination of those three factors imaginable.

So, it goes without saying that when we are recommended a contractor, we treat it with some pretty healthy levels of suspicion. Whether we needed a contractor for our bathroom remodeling or just a quick countertop replacement, we’ve been burned so many times before! What makes these guys so different from the rest?

Well, readers, this time, it IS different. The company recommended to us – Inspired Remodels, Inc. – have truly proven themselves to be the exception to the rule. Not only are they incredible at what they do (seriously, take a look at those pictures!), they manage to be fairly priced and get the job done in a reasonable time frame!

We know it’s hard to believe, but you can take a quick look at their 5-star(!!) Yelp page and take a quick gander at what their customers and the people they work with are saying:

Johnny B., a sub contractor for the company, has this to say about them:

You want to know how to pick a great General Contractor / Designer?  Ask the sub contractors who work for them!  Marinate on that….
I own an electrical contracting company and we do remodeling projects for many quality GC’s in Orange County.  So, we have a unique and deep perspective on the quality, character, beauty, and fairness of them all.  Inspired Remodels is as good as it gets.  Joe, Jason, Colin and the team are simply a cut above with their process and attention to detail.  They push us and I love it because we want to be the best.  Additionally, I’m a veteran and appreciate process, detail, and high expectations – and a commitment to the mission.  These guys are tops.  You will be impressed and proud to share your experience with your friends.  Don’t do a remodel without getting them on your wish list.

Lisa G., a customer, gave this glowing praise:

After spending time looking for a contractor to renovate our master bathroom, laundry and power bath, we settled on Inspired Remodels and I’m so glad we did! From start to finish every single person that worked in our home was professional, considerate and communicated with us throughout the process. I am rather “particular” about things being just right and they went above and beyond to ensure our satisfaction. Joe and Collin were very patient with me during the selection process and Jason was responsive and made me feel at ease with any questions I had along the way. The tradesmen were all outstanding but I need to give a special shoutout to Haime and Rudy, Mark and Ulysses, for their attention to detail and the long hours they put into making our home beautiful.  Thank you, thank you! I highly recommend using IR if you have high expectations – they will be met!

So, if you’re looking for a contracting crew who WON’T leave you bitter, angry, and muttering dark words of retribution, give Inspired a call. You’ll thank us later!

Inspired Remodels, Inc.
(949) 716-1938

21098 Bake Pkwy Ste 100 Lake Forest, CA 92630

One Family at a Time, One Case at a Time

Most people don’t associate family and the courtroom. Or at the very least, they do not wish to. Under perfect conditions, families never have to live life separately. They’re perfect. Unfortunately, marriages are made of people and people aren’t perfect. The rate of divorce has infamously risen to an unbelievable percentage. The national divorce rate is somewhere around 50% but recent studies have shown that California’s is sitting somewhere near 60%

Recently, we published an article on divorce mediation. Divorce mediation is when you and your partner forgo the fees and prices of a typical lawyer and go to a mediator who can help you come to an amicable and usually easier decision. As lovely an idea as it is, it’s not always practical for every family. It’s important to make sure that you and your family are protected when splitting ways during such an emotional and difficult time. That’s when it’s important to go to the right divorce attorney for you and your family. 

As such, the amount of divorce attorneys flooding the market is incredible. There are approximately 2,000 divorce attorneys in Orange County alone. On average, 33 people file for divorce every day. Tell me that’s not indicative of the situation. It also makes it so difficult to find the right attorney that you can trust, and who can handle the situation in an effective way. Divorce is an epidemic, and the attorneys are there to help guide you through the process. Dividing lives isn’t easy. 

Contrary to popular myths, divorce isn’t always even about splitting the money. Divorce also means setting up custody arrangements and asset settlements. You want to keep what is yours fairly and legally. That’s why you need a great divorce attorney. We’ve found that Shuff Law Firm has remained one of the people’s top choices of divorce attorneys in Orange County. Possibly the crème de la crème of divorce attorneys, Shuff Law Firm maintains a five-star rating. They always put the best interests of their clients first to bring every case to a resolution as quickly and effectively as possible. 

All of these glowing words sound impressive, but it’s important to hear it from those who went through with the experience. One such client of Shuff Law says, “My highest respect and regards for this law firm, in which I am extremely thankful for the level of professional care, support, advice, and representation I received during a most difficult divorce. Tamara is the first lawyer that actually understood the complexity of my situation AND took action.  Her support staff was caring and timely.  I highly recommend this law firm to all my friends and anyone who is need of understanding and intelligent help. I am forever grateful.”

As you can see, Shuff Law Firm is an excellent place to go with all of your family law and divorce needs. They’ll take care of you and fight for your best interests. If you would like to contact them, you can find them here:

Shuff Law Firm

2107 North Broadway # 301, Santa Ana, CA 92706

(714) 834-0175

Changing Lives, One Case At A Time

It doesn’t take a genius to know that immigration law is complicated. Not only is there a melting pot of accurate and inaccurate information about the subject, but it’s difficult to find any individual without a pre-existing bias about immigration law. With all the polarized news surrounding this drastically misunderstood topic, it seems that people either welcome all immigrants with open arms or are drastically against immigration in general, legal or illegal. 

However, there are lawyers who went to law school for this exact reason. They saw the immigration situation unfolding before their very eyes, and they were determined to clear up any misunderstandings. They saw the citizens who wanted to live and work in the United States, to live a thriving life while contributing to the economy but were running into trouble and getting bogged down and discouraged by a messy immigration system. Luckily, one firm called K Nair Law Group has stepped up to plate and we couldn’t help ourselves but bring them into the spotlight once again. Headed by Kiran Nair, a leading immigration attorney in Orange County, K Nair Law Group is based in San Juan Capistrano.

Now I know what you’re thinking; you’ve talked about this subject already. And the fact is, you are completely right. And I don’t often talk about a business twice on this site, mostly because it’s rather repetitive. But this business honestly deserves it. Why? Because companies like these, who are doing good ethical work and fighting for justice are in high demand, short supply, and they need all the promotion they can get. 

Now it’s one thing to hear it from us, but we want to show you some of the clients that were more than satisfied with their K Nair Law Group experience. One client recommended this business with high confidence saying:

“I have known immigration attorney, Kiran Nair for about six years when I referred a family member to her who was in immigration court removal proceedings. Since then, I have referred many other friends and family and they all have only wonderful things to say about her. I have personally observed her dedication and compassion. She truly cares and seem to do above and beyond for all her clients. With high confidence, I shall continue to refer my family and friends to immigration attorney, Kiran Nair.”

It is one thing to see an advertisement for someone, but when you get a personal referral who has experience working with the business, it adds a whole new level of confidence as you make your decision on whether to engage with them in business.

Let’s look at one more review:

“After the first time we met with Kiran Nair we felt a comfort to the situation we had with my wife’s immigration status. Several Attorneys had turned us down, some we felt they were just there for the money, and some we felt they didn’t have the experience to work on our case. The same day we met Kiran we decided she would be the one taking our case, we knew we were going to invest into something that had a possibility to have a negative outcome. We were up for it, because Kiran gave us honesty, and showed us that our case was going to be difficult, but not impossible. 

Let me tell you that as I write this my wife’s case is closed, and she is now a permanent resident of the United States. We feel Kiran changed our lives, and thanks to her my family can now live in piece without thinking one day we could be separated. TRUSTING Kiran is now the best decision we could have taken we appreciate all she did for us, and for being there every time we needed to talk to her about any questions we had. 

Thank you Kiran Nair you will always live in our hearts, and we wish you all the success in you life.”

As you can see, Mrs. Nair is truly changing the lives of the clients that she takes on.

If you are in need of an immigration attorney, please contact Mrs. Nair at:

K Nair Law Group, P.C.

31897 Del Obispo St Suite 225, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

(949) 493-4150


Saving Water, One Lawn At A Time

You hear about it in the news, on TV, and basically on every corner of the internet. Water is a resource that needs to be preserved. This isn’t “news” to anyone, but it seems like you’ve done all you could do. You’ve set a timer for the shower, you stopped pre-rinsing dishes as much before putting them in the dishwasher. Heck, you’ve even cut down on your succulent collection. It seems like you’ve done everything imaginable cut down on your water usage. What else can one person do?

Think about sprinklers. They usually go off around the same time every day, usually during the hours you’re asleep. When a system runs automatically, especially during a time when most people aren’t even awake, it can be easy to forget how much water it’s using. Fortunately, there is a cheaper and much more energy-efficient alternative.

In this article, we’d like to highlight NoMow Turf. A fantastic company that is helping to keep Orange County drought-free by offering high-quality turf installation. Now I know what you’re thinking. Turf? Like the stuff they put on soccer fields made of tire and plastic? No way, that stuff always looks super fake.

Now that may have been the case in the past, but the astroturf industry has made leaps and bounds since its original prototypes and NoMow Turf is at the leading edge of this. When the drought was at its worst in California, artificial plant companies were forced to improve the aesthetics of their products. This is good news for the customers since the fake plant industry garnered significantly more competition than it had been blessed with in the past — and the astroturf industry was no exception.

Now there is astroturf made to be so realistic that you can’t even tell the difference. And it may sound hard to believe; usually, you can pin fake lawns from a mile away. But think about the industries that have benefitted from the fake grass industry in your area — ever seen dying grass in Disneyland? Exactly.

Let’s think about how installing fake grass can save you money: of course, you pay for the product and installation, but after that? Nothing. No water bills inflating during the dry season, no need for de-snailing products, no need to purchase fertilizer for patches that don’t grow in as well. After that initial payment, your work here is done.

Let’s also look at the reasons most people don’t invest in turf: It will look super artificial and weird. People will think I’m fake ‘cause my grass is fake. Or won’t the pieces of rubber get loose from it and give away the “authentic” look?

In reality, people will appreciate the fact that you are saving water more than they appreciate the authenticity of your grass. And in response to the second reason, I can understand the source: how we maintain the outside of our house tends to be an outward projection of how we maintain ourselves. However, if you are already projecting the message that conserving water is important by having turf, wouldn’t that be a positive thing? Artificial turf in Orange County has been increasing in popularity in recent years, and it’s not just a fashion trend — it has turned into a statement of environmental consciousness.

So whether or not you would honestly consider the turf option for your home, you can’t deny that it would be a huge step in the environmentally friendly direction. Fortunately, the California drought is over; let’s hope that more people switch over to turf to keep it that way. We want to thank NoMow Turf for doing their part in helping to keep out county and state beautiful and fully watered.

NoMow Turf, Inc.

26674 Vista Terrace, Lake Forest, CA 92630

(855) 968-8873