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How to Get Higher Smoking Weed: Frequently Asked Questions

Even seasoned smoking professionals sometimes have questions when it comes to enhancing the quality of their high. So let’s take a moment to explore a few common questions before signing off with this article.

How can you boost the intensity of your high?

Here are some tips to increase the intensity of your high: 

  • Buy quality weed from a dispensary or cannabis club
  • Store weed in a good glass or steel jar
  • Keep a low level of body fat
  • Maintain proper tolerance breaks
  • Eat the right food

Does honey make joints burn slower?

Yes, some experienced cannabis smokers believe that coating the outside of the joint with honey makes it burn slow.

Does double wrapping a joint burn slower?

Yes, double wrapping can make the joint burn slower and last longer! 

Are you tired of spending so much money on your trips to local dispensaries to restock your weed stash? Consider investing in one of our home-growing cannabis kits today and reap the rewards of a high-quality cannabis crop.

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Bonus Strategy #1: Turn Brand Mentions Into Quality Backlinks

Every once and a while someone will mention you in a blog post ..but won’t actually link to your site.

Here’s an example:

See how that person mentioned my site… but didn’t link to me?

That’s called an “Unlinked Brand Mention”.

These mentions are relatively easy to get backlinks from.

Why?

The author of the post already mentioned you. Which means they like you.

So you just need to send them this friendly email:

Hi [Name],

I just came across your latest article: [Article Title].

Awesome work!

I just wanted to reach out and say “Thanks” for mentioning [Your Brand Name] in your article. I really appreciate that.

Also, if you have a minute, it would be great if you could link to our site. That way, your readers can easily find the post on our blog that you mentioned.

Again, thank you for mentioning us in your article. And have a great day.

Best, [Your First Name]

And you’re set.

8. Level-Based Mapping/High Level Mapping

Guide on how to maximize Maps (loot and exp). 

Level-based mapping and high level mapping work very similarly to low level mapping, the only difference is you are going to run maps that are at the  appropriate level. The way to do this is to acquire, either through farming yourself or purchasing them from other players, a large number of maps that are closest to your level, or ideally a couple levels above

Generally, it’s great to be a couple of levels behind the zone you are in, but with maps capping out at t16, level 83, this gets hard to do late game. Once you get comfortable with t16 maps, you will want to always run them. Comfortable is defined as whether or not a player can quickly and effectively clear the maps. If you can complete t16 maps, but it takes you a considerable more time than t12 or t14 maps, then it might be time to consider whether running them is really more beneficial, and it might be best to go back to t12 until your character gets higher level or better gear. That being said, experience farming strategies in these maps is very similar, if not identical, to the lower tier version.

First and foremost, pick a map with a layout that is straightforward and easy. Next, quad sextant the region (one per stone) and use the highest level sextant available. After that, you will want to roll each map you have with Orbs of Alchemy to make them rare and keep an eye for mods you cannot run (reflect for instance); if your character will be slowed down or die, it is not worth the risk, reroll the map. Ideally you will have maps that are “juiced” up and have Bloodlines or Beyond. If you are in a spot to do so, it may be best to leave the majority of drops on the ground and only pick up highly valuable loot, that way you spend a little less time in maps and a lot less time between them. 

When it comes to forcing encounters in your maps, any and all are great, but breach and delirium give the best experience. In terms of masters to add to your map encounters, both Niko (Delving) and Jun (Syndicates) are good choices(to be discussed later). If you run out of their missions, Alva (Incursions) is a second best choice and any master will of course increase experience gained. 

10. Untainted Paradise 

Untainted Paradise gameplay and discussion. 

Untainted Paradise is a unique map in Path of Exile that gives an absurd amount of experience to run due to a modification giving 300-400% more experience gained. In fact, this map is geared specifically and only to leveling, as monsters inside drop no items. While Untainted Paradise maps do give an absurd amount of experience per hour, it is impossible to consistently run them because of how rare the maps are. The only way to get a hold of them is through Zana missions or by getting lucky and finding a player offering to allow people on board in trade chat. 

The map typically is a relatively low tier, t8 or level 75. The low level means that you can run them quickly and safely and still gain amazing exp due to the modifiers. That being said, there are also legacy variants at other tiers (1, 5, and 9) for lower or slightly higher player levels.

2) Notice your unsung heroes

“Reliable”, “consistent”, and “trustworthy” are the kinds of characteristics most managers would look for in a potential hire. Yet, once you hire them, it’s often exactly the people exemplifying them most that you take for granted.  Don’t forget your unsung heroes.

In Gallup’s, First, Break all the Rules, they share some really interesting findings on what it really takes to be an effective manager.

As Gallup found, the best way to have high performance at all levels of your org is to, “Create heroes in every role. Make sure every role performed at a level of excellence is treated as a respected profession.”

Even the most junior person on your team, the lowest paid, or the ones that do the most repetitive work, deserve and will appreciate, praise.

If they’re excelling at their job, tell them.  Not sure how? Try something like this:

“Jamie, it goes unsaid too much, but we really appreciate how you are consistently so warm, and helpful to our customers. No matter how rude they are, or challenging the issue, you always leave them better off than when they started. I want you to know that I notice and appreciate your efforts.”

If you imagine everything would fall apart, or not sure what you’d do without someone, make sure you tell them thanks from time to time. You may be surprised how far a little appreciation, and perhaps a thoughtful gift, can go to continue to fuel and motivate your unsung heroes.

Getting Rich the Wise Way

There are a lot more important things in life than accumulating wealth. Who wants to end up rich, unloved, lonely, and in poor health? However, if you can enjoy a balanced life and at the same time become rich, why not do so?

Taking combinations from the above suggestions may not guarantee you a prosperous future, but it will surely eliminate a lot of financial troubles in your life. With one step at a time, maybe you will also become the one you dreamed of.

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Disadvantages of Hitchhiking

  1. Hitchhiking can be risky
  2. You never know what kind of person you will travel with
  3. You will be less flexible
  4. Driving skills of the car owner may be quite bad
  5. Fellow hitchhikers may be annoying
  6. You have to make compromises
  7. Hitchhiking can be uncomfortable
  8. People may just not show up
  9. Cars often smell quite poorly
  10. The driver may be drunk
  11. Many people don’t feel safe hitchhiking
  12. Not good if you want to have your own space
  13. Better alternatives out there

Hitchhiking can be risky

One problem with hitchhiking is that it can be pretty risky.

In fact, you never know whether your fellow passengers are nice people or if they are dodgy.

If you make a bad choice and get into a car with a stranger, you can never be entirely sure to get from A to B in a safe manner.

There had been incidents in the past and especially if you are a woman, you should be quite careful in this regard and should know how to defend yourself in case of emergency.

You never know what kind of person you will travel with

In general, you will often not know all car occupants and if you don’t like being in a car with strangers on a regular basis, hitchhiking will just not be for you. Your fellow passengers may just be drunk or may also make fun of you.

They may have strange views of the world or may also have extreme religious attitudes.

By hitchhiking, you will have to deal with all those issues sooner or later and you should know how to master those situations properly to minimize the risk of getting into trouble in this regard.

You will be less flexible

If you rely on hitchhiking instead of having your own car, you will just be far less flexible when it comes to detours or how to structure your day in general.

If you have your own car, you can do whatever you want and you can also make stops whenever you like.

However, if you go hitchhiking, you will be dependent on the driver and if the driver is not a nice person or just has no time to stop for you, you will just not be able to do many things you might like to do.

Driving skills of the car owner may be quite bad

Another disadvantage of hitchhiking is that you will not have control over the car you sit in at all. Instead, you have to rely on the driver to get from A to B.

This can be a real problem, especially if the driving skills of the driver are quite bad. In such a case, you will often feel pretty uncomfortable and will secretly pray to get to your destination in a safe manner, which can stress your nerves quite a lot in the long run.

Fellow hitchhikers may be annoying

You may also get annoyed by your fellow hitchhikers pretty soon.

They may listen to loud music or may talk without taking a breath.

If you are in a car with those kinds of people, there will just not be any way to escape those annoying situations until you finally reach your destination and if you are a rather inflexible person, you may be better off getting your own car instead of getting into a car with strangers.

You have to make compromises

Another downside to hitchhiking is that you will also have to compromise quite a lot.

If you have your own car and don’t take anyone with you, you will be free whatever you want to do as long as you obey traffic rules.

However, if you get into a car with many other people you don’t know yet, chances are that those people will have a completely different idea of what a good ride looks like and you will have to adjust quite a lot to make everyone happy.

Hitchhiking can be uncomfortable

In general, hitchhiking can also be quite uncomfortable, especially if you hitchhike in a pretty old car in which air conditioning or heating has already broken down.

In such a case, you will often have a pretty poor experience and may secretly wish to be in your own car instead of being dependent on the old cars of others.

People may just not show up

If you rely on hitchhiking, you will also meet many unreliable people and if you organize hitchhiking opportunities in advance, people may often just not show up at all. In such a case, you have to find an alternative to get to where you want to go pretty soon to not be late.

Cars often smell quite poorly

Many cars also smell quite poorly.

While this may not be a big problem for short distances, it can become really disgusting if you are on a long ride and have to deal with this smell for many hours.

The driver may be drunk

You should also not expect all drivers to be sober.

In fact, there are many drunk drivers out there and some of them also take certain substances that greatly adversely affect their style of driving which makes it more likely to get involved in serious accidents and if you want to be on the safe side in this regard, you may rather want to drive your own car instead of relying on someone else.

Many people don’t feel safe hitchhiking

Many people also get a pretty strange feeling getting into a car with a stranger.

Even though the stranger might be pretty nice, you can never be sure about it and you may therefore also not be able to enjoy your ride that much since your brain may be in alarming mode for the whole ride.

Not good if you want to have your own space

In general, hitchhiking will not be a great option for you in case you need your own space and don’t like to rely on others.

In such a case, you will be far better off getting your own car since you will just be more independent and can live your life according to your own rules and preferences.

Better alternatives out there

While hitchhiking has been a good way to get around for many decades, there are simply better alternatives out there right now to get from A to B in a cheap manner.

For instance, you can just use carpooling services or Uber to get to your destination in a much faster and reliable manner.

5. Publish Ultimate Guides

You already know that the only way to move your site to the top of Google is to build high-quality backlinks (and lots of them).

That much is clear.

But HOW do you get other sites to actually link to you?

Ultimate Guides.

Seriously.

For example, here’s an Ultimate Guide to link building that I published a while back:

Even though I wrote that guide 6 years ago, it continues to generate links today (in 2022).

Why do Ultimate Guides work so well?

First, comprehensive guides tend to contain A LOT of content on a single page. In fact, my guide to link building is a whopping 4,834 words.

According to lots of SEO ranking factor studies (including ours), long-form content tends to perform better in Google than short articles:

Also, ultimate guides cover an entire topic on a single page.

And because your guide is the “go-to” resource for a topic, people will link to it whenever they write about that topic on their blog:

Here’s exactly how to create an ultimate guide, step-by-step.

1. Your first step is to find a topic for your guide.

This is important.

You want to choose a popular topic that hasn’t been covered to death already.

(In other words: you don’t want to publish the 18th ultimate guide on a topic.)

For example, when I published my link building guide, I noticed the first page of Google had some helpful posts…

…but no ultimate guides.

I also considered writing an ultimate guide to SEO. But there were already a thousand guides on that topic:

So I went with link building.

2. Next, outline your ultimate guide.

This is easy.

Just list out subtopics that make up your larger topic.

For example, for my link building guide, I simply listed out subtopics like this:

  • What is link building?
  • Black hat SEO
  • White hat SEO
  • Anchor text
  • Content
  • Email outreach
  • Advanced tips

And many of these subtopics each became sections of my guide:

3. Lastly, write your Ultimate Guide.

And remember:

Don’t be afraid to cover everything there is to know about a topic.

That way, your guide will be seen as the definitive resource.

(And like I mentioned earlier, longer content tends to generate more backlinks, shares… and higher rankings in Google.)

5) Tie their efforts to a bigger purpose

Recognition for a job well done can go a long way towards making people feel good about their work. But, if you want to really praise like a pro, you’ll also remember another key to motivating your team: Purpose.

In Dan Pink’s book, Drive, he showed how sharing the deeper meaning and purpose of someone’s work can have a major impact. In a study of call center reps at the University of Pennsylvania, he discovered:

“The people in the group reminded of the personal benefit of working at a call center were no more successful in raising money than those in the control group.

But the people in the second group, who read about what their work accomplished, raised more than twice as much money, through twice as many pledges as the other groups.”

Notice how the key was the higher purpose. The benefit of having their job wasn’t enough. Only when the workers understood the good that was done with the money they raised, did it have an impact on their work.

When you’re working with your team, keep in mind your higher purpose. If you’re struggling with what that should be, watch this fantastic video from Simon Sinek called, Start with Why.

Remind them of the why of their work

Next time you’re praising someone on your team, think about how you can include the why behind their work. Try something like:

“Thanks for your hard work, Byron. Your extra effort on the partnership plan helped seal the deal. We now can help twice as many patients and their families as before.”

When people understand why their work matters and how it ties to your company’s greater purpose, you tap into their highest level of motivation.  Don’t miss out on such an inexpensive way to motivate your team.

4. Cultivate a Habit of Gratitude

This one’s a little unusual, but a consistent pattern I’ve noticed over years of working as a therapist is that people who consistently acknowledge and express their gratitude seem to have fairly high self-esteem.

But more than simply expressing their appreciation from time to time, these people seem to be consistent, and even more specifically, they have certain small habits and routines of gratitude so that being grateful is just a part of their lives.

For example, I had a client who was the primary caretaker for her elderly mother who had severe dementia. Now, if you know anything about either dementia or being a caretaker, you won’t be surprised by the fact that this is one of the hardest, most stressful jobs anyone can do. In fact, when researchers want to study the effects of chronic stress, primary caretakers are the best test subjects.

Anyway, despite the stress and burden—both physical and psychological—of taking care of her mom day in and day out, my client made it a point to write down one small thing she appreciated about her mom every single day.

She explained that the small routine helped her more than anything else to stay both sane and compassionate in her very trying work. And it’s the second part, here, that’s important for the purposes of building high self-esteem.

My client’s habit of gratitude helped her stay compassionate toward her mother, and the ability to stay compassionate allowed her to maintain high self-esteem.

I think this connection between compassion and self-esteem is hugely underrated. When we are consistently compassionate, both with ourselves and others, we can’t help but hold ourselves in high regard. But consistency is the key, which means it’s the habit of gratitude that’s essential for building higher self-esteem.

Give it a shot. If you want a brief guide to getting started with building a gratitude habit, read this: How to Start a Gratitude Diary

6. Spend More Time with the Right People

The type of people we’re surrounded by, day-in and day-out, profoundly affects us, including our self-esteem:

  • It’s not hard to see how low self-esteem gets perpetuated if most of the people around you are cruel, sarcastic, condescending, cold, judgmental, and manipulative.
  • On the other hand, it should be obvious that high self-esteem is far more likely if most of the people in our lives—especially key relationships like spouses, partners, coworkers, best friend, etc—are supportive, encouraging, loving, kind, compassionate, and honest.

Of course, the details of how exactly other people affect our self-esteem are somewhat complex. And while a deep-dive into that topic would be interesting, it’s beyond the scope of this article.

But more importantly, getting lost in these details can be a distraction from a cold hard truth:

Simply making tough decisions to change the type of people you let into your life is key to generating high self-esteem.

For example: that “best friend” you’ve had since college who still wants to go out drinking every weekend and guilt trips you into it more than you’d like by leveraging your past relationship to get what they want.

This is exactly the type of relationship that is probably damaging your self-esteem more than you realize. Of course, altering the quality of that relationship or removing that person from your life entirely is difficult. So difficult, in fact, that most people aren’t willing to even though they know deep down it’s the right decision.

This conflict between what we know we should do and what we end up doing is exactly the kind of thing that maintains low-self esteem. When your actions are in conflict with your values, your self-esteem is going to suffer.

On the other hand, when you’re willing to make the tough choices in the moment to align your behavior with your values—including cutting out bad relationships in your self—high self-esteem may be a lot closer than you imagine.

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