The year 2016 was loaded with surprises. You almost didn't know what was going to happen next. From the presidential election to people passing away, it was definitely an eventful time that many won't soon forget. Check out some of the top highlights from 2016.
Flint Water Crisis
Even if you don't live in Flint, MI, you have probably heard about the water crisis that affected the entire city. Lead contamination from corroded pipes entered the city's drinking water and caused a state of emergency to be declared by federal and state governments in January.
Governor Snyder ended up mobilizing the Michigan National Guard to distribute water filters, bottled water and testing kits to residents who were scared to use the tap water. They had good reason to avoid it too. At one point along the way, 5 percent of all the children under age five had elevated lead exposure based on information from the Center for Disease Control.
President Obama ended up coming to the city in May to demonstrate how reliable the new water filters were by drinking out of a tap with one of these filters on it. The problem continues today, but residents are hoping for an answer soon.
Peyton Manning Retires
Peyton Manning led the Denver Broncos to the Super Bowl in 2016. While he only threw for 141 yards and never made a touchdown, they ended up winning the game 24-10 to give Manning his 200th career victory and set an NFL record. This was his second Super Bowl title, which helped secure his place among the greats. His mom wanted him to go out on a high note after winning the big game, which is exactly what he ended up doing. While it wasn't an immediate decision, it was one that many will remember for quite some time.
Kobe Leaves a Champion
In April 2016, Kobe Bryant ended up playing the last game of his 20-year career with the Lakers. He ended a basketball era with an impressive record encompassing five championships and 18 All-Star appearances. His 1,556th game and last score left him with 60 points and a victory of 101-96 over the Utah Jazz. The crowd didn't seem to care about the score. They only cared that Bryant was on his way out. Every time he scored the crowd cheered with a piercing volume that was unlike anything you could ever imagine.
Vaping Laws Changed
Just about everywhere you looked, you heard about the changing vaping laws making it more difficult than ever for vape store owners to continue operating. The outlandish taxes and fees are making it virtually impossible for many to survive the ordeal, leaving many having to shut down their businesses that they worked so hard for.
Things are changing and vape store owners are fighting back to make sure the government doesn't take advantage of them along the way. Even though things might be changing, there is no time like the present to pick up your favorite e-liquid and experience the difference a new juice can make in your life.
While these are only a few of the things that transpired in 2016, there are countless others out there as well. Who knows what 2017 will bring to the table?
2016 was, depending on your point of view, kind of a rough year: politics got downright uncivil, many actors and musicians that America held near and dear passed away and terrorism rocked the sense of safety felt by civilians worldwide. 2017, on the other hand, promises a much brighter outlook.
Here are 4 predictions that we have for the coming year:
1. Politics Will Return to Normal
2016 wasn't the first time the political freight train seemed to go off the rails, and it won't be the last, but one thing is certain: Compared to its predecessor, 2017 will likely be a lot more tame. In fact, we think that the country may even forget about the somewhat embarrassing events of November 2016 (or at least we hope).
2. It Will Be Banner Year in Hollywood
While there were some highlights of movies released in the past few years- films like Mad Max: Fury Road and The Revenant -most theater-goers agree that there haven't been as many blockbusters released in the past two years.
2017 is starting out strong with the New Year's wraparound Star Wars hit Rogue One, and seems likely to continue strong with a number of sequels to huge franchises, including several hit superhero movies expected to grip audiences.
3. Your Sports Teams Will be Better in 2017
We just have a feeling. Honesty time: there's really no way to know if this will be true, since our readers come from all over the globe and root for so many different teams in all sports, but "there's always next year," right guys? (Looking at you, Browns fans).
4. Vapes and E-liquid Will Continue to Be One of the Fastest Growing Markets in 2017
You may have noticed 2016 coming with a massive uptick in vape use, and that's no coincidence. With new flavors flying off of our shelves and manufacturers constantly gaining insight into what you, the vape enthusiast want out of your experience, the market is becoming more and more experienced and able to satisfy their existing consumers while attracting new ones.
Keeping to the trend, Highbrow Vapor is one of the best sources for one hundred percent American made e-liquid that is made when you order it to ensure freshness, and available in so many flavors you'll spend an entire afternoon looking through our catalog.
When it comes to vaping, you know your stuff. The market for vapes and e-liquids wants to encourage growth in the products that satisfy our customers and make us one of the leading e-liquid distributors around.
Only time will tell if our predictions hold true over the course of the next year. Until then, have a happy New Year!
Vaping is associated with sweet smells that come from the e-liquids. The smell depends on the flavor of the E-liquids. The sweet smells are partly there because no combustion takes place during vaping. The lovely smells will make you want more, mostly when you come across a product that has the exact scent as your favorite flavor. For example, if your best flavor is chocolate, you are likely to get the vaping memory when you come across any chocolate flavored product. The Christmas season is here and as people celebrate there are a lot of aromas coming with it. Here are some unforgettable vaping scents that are associated with the festive season:
Vanilla - During this season, the vanilla lovers are all over the shopping areas getting themselves some vanilla products to make their celebrations complete. Others are using wax melts that are vanilla flavored to make their houses smell great. As you walk by, you can not fail to notice the scent since it is your favorite. Some e- liquids are vanilla flavored, and when vaping, you experience a vanilla scent that you would want to bask in forever. To experience this scent get the Buttered Rum which is an E-juice blended with vanilla, beans, and butter and have an experience like no other.
Blackberry - It is very hard to pass by more than ten people without getting someone taking a strawberry product, mostly when it comes to ice cream which is highly valued during vacations. There are also berry-scented candles lit all over. Most people are taking the Christmas vacation, and the smell is getting popular, and this makes you want to vape. Get the Blackberry Limoncello to enjoy the scent.
Coffee - Go to the cafeteria, and you will find friends trying to make up for the long time they have spent away from each other and just met again during the festive season. The coffee scent gives you a soothing feeling when vaping and you can enjoy the feeling again by getting a Coffee-dark roast which is coffee flavored.
Chocolate - It is the season of cake baking. Many people love chocolate cakes which make it the product of the season. As you walk by you will experience the smell that will take you back to the vaping memory where the chocolate scent made you feel so good. One e-juice to satisfy the craving is Chocolate vape juice.
Cinnamon - A blend of cinnamon and orange is commonly used by people to make their houses smell good. It is also used in cooking, and the smell is so cultivating and relaxing. That's the feeling you must have experienced as you were inhaling your cinnamon flavored vape. To experience the feeling, you may want to try out Chai Tea.
This is a great season and vaping is one way to celebrate and make memories. Get yourself a vape juice flavor that brings great memories as you create new ones this festive season.
A vape is best enjoyed when shared with special people in your life. When you get to enjoy a beautiful and calming sunset, there is nothing as splendid as a good Cappuccino Diablo. The rich blend of coffee that brings memories of times spent with friends and family over years past.
Vaping with old friends is also a way to meet new friends. Sharing new varieties and flavors of e-liquids during the holidays can create a lasting tradition among friends. What a novel way to sample new flavors!
Time to Enjoy a Sunrise
Christmas vacation is a good time to share special moments with family, moments that make you who you are today. With influential vapers, you get to enjoy a great morning vape session as you enjoy a beautiful sunrise. The Belgian Waffle provides the best flavor as the day is dawning. It contains some tasty cinnamon notes that are mixed with some delightful maple flavors that take you back to those crisp winter mornings that are incomplete without family and some waffles.
Preparations for the Feast
There is nothing more enjoyable than sharing duties with the family to prepare the Christmas dinner. Good vapers know when to take a break from the kitchen and savor some good times over a delicious vape that will help you think of the bounty of the feast you are about to enjoy as a family.
Sports is a big part of the holiday festivities. The Highbrowbacco French Pipe flavor can help you to relive these memories as you gather around to watch a great game of football. Dads and sons can use this as a great bonding time to enjoy a game they both love. The french pipe flavor has a vanilla flavor combined with sweet cherry that helps revive the sophistication experienced when using old pipes.
Vaping is a new way to share favorite holiday traditions. The fall and transformation into winter is undoubtedly one of the most delightful times of the year. Sharing a conversation with friends while enjoying a well-flavored vape is a good way to relax during the holidays. You get to relieve all the pressures that come with the hustle and bustle of the holidays and just sit back and relax....at least for a little while.
Psychologically, this Christmas has found me surprisingly unprepared. Has this year's Christmas come earlier where you are too? You can relate to these early favorite signs that make it look like it is the beginning of Christmas.
- Beverage servings in red cups: In every restaurant, it is all red. From the cups to bows and the beautification on their walls- everything is red.
- The Christmas Trees: Some people already have erected Christmas trees which are fully decorated in some shiny, red and green. Wreaths have been gracing our malls since Halloween, a clear indication of Christmas.
- Christmas Commercials: As early as October, TV commercials have been all about Christmas. It seems everything is now looped into the Christmas season. Some channels are already counting down days to December 25th, while others are on board casting some holiday movies such as "How the Grinch Stole Christmas."
- The Christmas Songs: People are now going for Michael Buble and other musicians Christmas songs as early as now. And they are really into it.
Since this Christmas is here with us much early, you can decide to host an "ushering-Christmas" vape party. Offer an assortment of different flavors of e-liquids to your friends and families. Here are some of the best vape flavors to jingle your bells and make you get into the holiday spirit much more.
- Coffee-Bavarian Hazelnut Cream: It is a mild, subtle blend of coffee flavor with undertones of vanilla cream and hazelnut. The features make it sweet enough to vape and enjoy a voluminous amount all day.
- Black Cherry Dulcet: For the cherry lovers, this is a strong fruit e-liquid that you need to try. It blends cinnamon, vanilla, chocolate, and cherries. It is purely natural and whole unless diluted on request. The taste improves with the increase in cherries.
- Crème Brulee: This is one of the best vape flavors. Vanilla custard, marshmallow, French vanilla and brown sugar extra all blend well making it a bit stronger when you vape. A topping of banana can add a unique sweet flavor too.
- Amaretto Amore: It is characterized with a bitter-sweet taste. It brings a double flavor for its 100% flavors with enough pucker to make you yearn for more.
Vaping with these different flavors will go a long way in ensuring your holiday moods remain high.
What does Thanksgiving mean to you? For some, it's a welcome gathering of loved ones. For others, the celebration is a time to reflect on what is really important. No matter what you think of the holiday, try these great suggestions for making the most out of everything the season has to offer.
Coffee And Sunset
Nothing is more beautiful or calming than a fall sunset. It's even better when we share it with the special people in our lives. Sit back, relax, and enjoy some quality vaping time with the sumptuous flavor of Cappucino Diablo. It's rich blend of creamy coffee tones brings back memories of the best coffee houses you've ever visited.
A lot has been made of those Black Friday crowds that seem to form even before Thanksgiving preparations begin. If you're the type of shopper that loves the insane deals, it's easy to bring a little relaxation to long lines with Heavenly Macaroon. Unlike it's high calorie namesake, this delectable blend of chocolate, coconut, and almond flavors will not leave you feeling guilty about another holiday snack. Vaping in line is also a great way to meet new friends who will flip over your great taste in e liquids.
One of the best things about the season is sharing special moments with your family. It's easy to forget how much they have shaped and contributed to the people we are today. What better way to thank those influential vapers than a morning vape session. Belgian Waffle presents the perfect flavor when the day is dawning. Experience the tasty cinnamon notes mixed with delightful maple flavoring that takes anyone back to those fun family mornings where waffles were always a mainstay.
Preparing The Feast
Cooking that delicious Thanksgiving feast is probably the hardest thing a family will do as they prepare for the big event. While some people become overwhelmed with preparation, vapers know when to step away from the kitchen for a sweet burst of flavor. While you contemplate how lucky you are to be just hours away from the bountiful feast, go outside for the fruity flavor of Pure Pear. It's buttery, but sweet taste helps anyone remember the finer things in life.
Sports is arguably the most popular part of the Thanksgiving celebration. Relieve those childhood memories of gathering around the TV for football and makes some new ones with the Highbrowbacco - French Pipe flavor. For dads and sons, it's the perfect way to bond again while enjoying the game you both love. This wonderful combination of vanilla with sweet cherry tones perfectly brings back the sophistication of old pipes.
Fall is one of the most wonderful times of the year. Most of that beauty comes from the happy times we all share when Thanksgiving rolls around. Share a vape with those you love and see how special this time can really be.
Fall is in full swing, and along with it come darker mornings and cooler temperatures at night. Beyond just the shorter days and cooler temperatures, people also have to deal with busier schedules and the upcoming hustle and bustle of the three big holidays - Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Often, your whole schedule and routine changes. Your expectations are altered. Many find themselves feeling more depressed, withdrawn, socially isolated and angry.
Spring is often considered a season of new beginnings for some. It's a time when many feel happy, alive, invigorated and hopeful about the new beginnings around them. Yet, many consider fall to be their new beginning. Fall allows you to reflect on the summer and everything you got to do with your loved ones. It's also a time where you need to prepare for the impending winter and everything that lies ahead. Fall also tends to be a time when you might find yourself being more depressed, isolated and alone because there isn't as much going on around you.
You probably don't even realize how much of an impact temperature and light have on your body. Everyone needs warmth and light for their bodies to thrive and survive. Higher temperatures can make someone who suffers with depression feel alive and invigorated. However, there are also negative effects of the changing temperatures as well. When the weather gets warmer outside, there is a 4% increase in violence and a 14% increase in inter-group conflicts. Rain tends to make people more aggressive and makes them lash out more for no reason.
Take a step back and think about the amount of light you desire and what your ideal temperature is. While some might love the hot weather and bright sun, others prefer less intense sun and cooler temperatures outside. Some find themselves to be more physically active during the winter, while others tend to stay inside until spring and summer roll back around. It doesn't matter what your individual preference is.
The key is knowing how the changing seasons are going to affect you and what you can do about it. For those who prefer to stay inside during the fall and winter, consider trying an e-liquid that correlates with the changing seasons. A pumpkin or latte vape might be delicious around October, while an apple or berry vape would go great during the holidays in November and December.
Instead of struggling through the changing seasons and allowing your mood to get the best of you, there are things that you can do to enjoy the different seasons and embrace them for what they are. If you start feeling moody, struggle to sleep, lack energy, feel hopeless or generally feel depressed, you need to start focusing on the things that you can do to turn things around for the better. Fighting the winter blues is simple when you have your favorite e-liquid by your side. There is no time like the present to check out some of the awesome new flavors out there. You can warm yourself and relax your mind while hanging out with your loved ones.