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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Guide To Computer Dating Services

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Computer Dating

It may surprise you to discover that the first computer dating services sprang up in the 1960s (the first was in 1957), long before the age of the internet. Back then, these computerized matchmakers relied on exhaustive profiles put together in each dating company's offices. Later on, these may have included extra features like videotaped interviews or messages to be shared with matches that were interested.

For their time, such services were on the technological cutting-edge. Imagine how advanced it seemed back before the web came along: everybody answered the same series of questions, those were in turned into a huge computer, then the computer went to work and after making all kinds of computations it spat out a list of those who were likely to be the most compatible with each other. It was magic...for its time.

While it may have seemed advanced and mysterious, the reality is that most such computer dating services used relatively simple matching formulas. Perhaps without a majority of the questions really mattering at all, but rather added to make things look more thorough. The computer was the gimmick that brought people in. After all, a computer doesn't let emotions cloud its judgment. It just uses logic. Of course, it's easy to look back with a sort of comical reverence at these early attempts of electronic matchmaking. Especially now that almost everybody has access to a computer with an internet connection.

So how did those old computer dating services evolve? Today they most frequently take the form of web based dating services. Chances are that you have heard of a few of these, as they are nationally advertised. At first glance, these modern incarnations seem to make the same claims, and to be run in a similar manner. But there are differences. For one thing, in the "old days" you would have to go to the offices of the computer dating service to fill out there questionnaire, but now you can do it online, right from the comfort of your own home; whenever it is most convenient for you..

However, the differences between the old and new go beyond convenience. The matching process is now much more sophisticated than it used to be. This is due not only to advances in computing power and better algorithms, but also to customer expectations. People today don't view computer dating as a novelty, they expect results in the form of meeting people that are compatible with themselves.

In the physical, offline world, new relationships often begin with introductions through mutual friends and acquaintances. This will usually lead to a few chats on the telephone, or worse...the dreaded blind date. Followed up with a series of phone calls until the two people involved are comfortable with one another. Online dating is different. It begins with filling out a profile which the dating service will use to narrow your field of potential matches. The next step isn't a blind date, but rather a bunch of e-mails, instant messages or video chats. All of these things are done before you ever meet face to face. But keep in mind that computer dating services can only go so far; it will be up to you to build the actual relationship.

Go on, make yourself happy - have an affair!

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Friday, May 28, 2010

Space In a Relationship- Good - Bad - Indifferent

Relationship Space

Space in a relationship is often a critical issue, many times making or breaking the partnership. While some people need a good deal of space, others prefer to be around their partner all the time, and do everything with him or her.

If you and your partner have similar space requirements, things should go very smoothly. But if there is a big gap in that department, it can set you up for many arguments and a good deal of hurt. It's also important to note that space requirements can change as the relationship evolves.

In the early stages, it is pretty normal for two people to want to spend a lot of time together. As the relationship gets more into the long-term, you might like to have a night out with pals, or join some activity that your partner doesn't necessarily enjoy.

The conflict can start to arise when one party decides that he or she would now like a little more space since you've been together for a while, but the other party still wants to spend the majority of his or her time with his/her partner. This can make the latter feel rejected, and insulted, which can actually make him or her get even more clingy and resentful of the space you are requesting.

When it comes to this, it's hard to find a good compromise. As one person becomes more insistent of having space in a relationship, the other begins to feel threatened, and possibly thinks that his or her partner has fallen out of love, or is with someone else, or just prefers to spend time with his or her friends. As with anything, communication is the key to resolving this kind of issue.

If you are the person who needs a lot of space, make sure that you also tell your partner how much you love him/her and how much you like to spend time with him/her. Tell them that the space has nothing to do with any negative feelings towards him or her. It's just a part of your personality.

If you are the person who doesn't particularly want to ever be too far away from your partner, you can also express this to him or her. But you may also try going out for a night with friends while your partner is out with his or hers. Whatever you decide to do, do not sit at home or do nothing when your partner is out with friends or fishing on his own.
And, no matter how you feel, you will need to accept the fact that your partner needs space in order for your relationship to work. If you can't accept it, you may need to go elsewhere. This goes for the space-seeker as well. If you do not like the fact that your partner requires too much time of you, then it may be time to re-evaluate the relationship.

Take a look at your space in a relationship and where you are at in the space spectrum.
    

Thursday, May 27, 2010

secret relationships -fun or disaster

Secret Relationships - Fun Or Disaster



Secret relationships seems to offer mystery and appeal at first. But are they really all they're cracked up to be? There are two types of these kings of relationships: those that are secret to your current spouse or partner, and those that are secret to others in your life because you are not currently in a "public" relationship.

The reasons for keeping a relationship secret when you are already with someone are obvious. This might be fun for a while, but it usually turns out to be no fun at all, and many people will get hurt.

Why, you may ask, would someone want to carry on with secret relationships even if he or she is not currently involved in another relationship? A lot of times it has to do with wanting to avoid the disapproval of parents, relatives, and friends. This should actually make you think about why they may disapprove. Should you take another look at your secret partner through their eyes? On the other hand, if you really don't care what they think, and you don't agree with them, why would you go to lengths to keep the relationship secret?

Also, while it may not appear to be this way, most parents and others who are close to you just generally want you to be happy. They will do what it takes to protect you, but if there is some reason that you need to be protected from whoever you are involved with, then you should really not get involved in the first place. This does all have to do with the mystery and intrigue of it all too. Sometimes a little danger makes things more exciting, but can you carry on a relationship like that?

Keeping your partner a secret can really become a burden after a while, and you may decide to throw in the towel and just introduce him or her to everyone and take what comes your way. After you've made this step, go ahead and ask your family and friends what they think about everything. Be prepared to accept negative comments -- after all, you've kept the relationship secret for a while. But you may be surprised by what they say. And it could be that the only negative thing they have to say is that you shouldn't have been so secretive.

Now it's your turn to access the situation. What is it that made you want to keep your relationship a secret? Were you embarrassed by something about your partner? Or are you so possessive that introducing your partner to other friends would make you feel insecure about the two of you? These are not good reasons to keep a relationship secret. Sooner or later, you will have to face up to facts and how healthy the situation is. Secret relationships can start out fun, but they don't often en
d up that way.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

CAN A RELATIONSHIP OF DIFFERENT INCOME LEVEL WORK?

 

 Money And Relationships

Any relationships will work depending on the maturity, honesty; self-awareness; trust; respect; and can communicate with one another and are willing to seek and accept advice from elders. If the couple’s determination is to make their goal of marriage last a lifetime, it can work if they follow some suggestions.

Having these qualities are all very admirable but the environment plays an important factor for the individual. The environments are the future in-laws; his education; friends at work, family friends, school friends; acquaintances; and his family background. The environment is the most influential factor for a person who does not know how to identify or analyze problems.

The couple should understand the concern of the environment which are: the in-laws; trusted friends and family friends. They should hear all the pros and cons of their advice because they know their character; attitudes and sincerity of the person. The couple should try to analyze; comprehend all the advices given to them as marriage is a union of two different personalities with different attitudes; upbringing and family background. One can just not rely on 100% emotion. The elders or more mature members of the family are more experienced in the situation of marriage and know what married life is. Life is full of trials, problems; happy moments, disappointments; heart breaks; and one must know how to deal; mend and improve the situation. When going into any relationship their goal is marriage. The couple must always think ahead and communicate on financial situations; children; family; and work. Never leave this topic for last or when married already. You may have a problem and would not know how to handle it as for pride anger and hatred has consumed the both of you.

The couple must realize that coming from different income levels can or may not cause a problem depending how sincere is their intention and commitment to one another. First of all each one of them must check out what made them fall for each other.  The couples must list down what qualities they admire and want of each other and at the same time list down the not good qualities each have. They also must do another list of what their expectations are in finances; children; schooling of children; medical of themselves and children and if they have to support any of their parent’s , sisters or brother; doing chores in the house; friends; where to live; and expenses. Each one of them must be sincerely honest of themselves in doing this before marriage. The couple must not be ashamed or embarrassed to express their feelings on these topics as these are the reality of life which can make or break their relationship and marriage.

Couples should never jump into a decision of marriage without asking for advice from more mature family members that have experienced more of life; communicating with each other on topics of finances; children, and obligations to be done when getting married. Relationships must be based also in understanding; honesty; trust; recognize each other’s shortcoming and know how to remove or improve to become a better you; and accepting faults. The couple must always look inside themselves for enlightenment and discernment for their relationship and future marriage to last. No matter how mature or how old the couples are, they should always ask for advice from those they trust who have known each one of them since birth and as grown-ups. They have a lot to learn of what are the pains and the happy moments of married life. Love and romance is a wonderful feeling but one must know how to nurture it constantly to last a lifetime.

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

How To Keep Peace In The Family

Avoid Petty Fights Among Family Members


Little fights are expected in a family. Any family, big or small, will go through disputes especially when the children hit adolescence. They will be spending more time with peers than at home. Many adolescents are at war with their parents. They seek freedom while their parents try to control them. A family with a bunch of children will be quarreling over space and attention. They will be competing against each other on the phone or the car. On the other hand, an only child can be in a heated argument with parents regarding grades or curfew.

Reasons for fighting among family members can be numerous. It is easy to be irritated and affected with someone’s mannerisms or comments. Fighting over who should do the dishes or who should have the TV remote control is cliché. Yet, these fights happen in almost every household. Fortunately, fights can be easily avoided. Do not allow petty matters to destroy your relationship with your siblings or parents. There’s more to a family than beating one another to the shower or fighting over who should have the car for the weekend. Little fights can become one big crack that will eventually break this team. Learn to be more understanding and giving. It won’t hurt you to step down.

Discourage competition among family members. Instead, foster cooperation by making a schedule for everyone like how long one should use the computer, talk on the phone, whose turn it is to use the car, who is supposed to do the dishes this week and such. Everyone should have equal share. Envy breeds insecurity and distrust. Everyone should learn to respect each other’s turn, even the youngest member’s schedule. Be patient when you don’t see improvement right away. Fights are normal and should be considered as an obstacle to overcome. Winning this obstacle will make your family more solid and more united.  

 

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Space In a Relationship- Good - Bad - Indifferent

Relationship Space

Space in a relationship is often a critical issue, many times making or breaking the partnership. While some people need a good deal of space, others prefer to be around their partner all the time, and do everything with him or her.

If you and your partner have similar space requirements, things should go very smoothly. But if there is a big gap in that department, it can set you up for many arguments and a good deal of hurt. It's also important to note that space requirements can change as the relationship evolves.

In the early stages, it is pretty normal for two people to want to spend a lot of time together. As the relationship gets more into the long-term, you might like to have a night out with pals, or join some activity that your partner doesn't necessarily enjoy.

The conflict can start to arise when one party decides that he or she would now like a little more space since you've been together for a while, but the other party still wants to spend the majority of his or her time with his/her partner. This can make the latter feel rejected, and insulted, which can actually make him or her get even more clingy and resentful of the space you are requesting.

When it comes to this, it's hard to find a good compromise. As one person becomes more insistent of having space in a relationship, the other begins to feel threatened, and possibly thinks that his or her partner has fallen out of love, or is with someone else, or just prefers to spend time with his or her friends. As with anything, communication is the key to resolving this kind of issue.

If you are the person who needs a lot of space, make sure that you also tell your partner how much you love him/her and how much you like to spend time with him/her. Tell them that the space has nothing to do with any negative feelings towards him or her. It's just a part of your personality.

If you are the person who doesn't particularly want to ever be too far away from your partner, you can also express this to him or her. But you may also try going out for a night with friends while your partner is out with his or hers. Whatever you decide to do, do not sit at home or do nothing when your partner is out with friends or fishing on his own.
And, no matter how you feel, you will need to accept the fact that your partner needs space in order for your relationship to work. If you can't accept it, you may need to go elsewhere. This goes for the space-seeker as well. If you do not like the fact that your partner requires too much time of you, then it may be time to re-evaluate the relationship.

Take a look at your space in a relationship and where you are at in the space spectrum.
    

Monday, May 24, 2010

Why Yogurt Is Good For You

Yogurts Benefits: Exposed

Have you noticed that in the recent years, there has been a significant increase of yogurt supplies in the supermarket? Aside from that, there are many other products that incorporate yogurt as their ingredients. There are simple yogurts, yogurts with fruit toppings and even yogurt drinks and shakes. The advertisement for those products has significantly increased as well. Why? This is because a lot of people want to benefit from the good effects of yogurt consumption.

Yogurts are just simply a cream or milk which has been cultured using active live cultures wherein such cultures are the key to the different health benefits of yogurts.  The live cultures are good bacteria which is responsible in improving the body functions of an individual. Having said that, let’s find out how these good bacteria can be of great help for us.

1) Improved Digestion. Since yogurts have active cultures then, this will be very helpful in helping different gastrointestinal conditions such as constipation, colon cancer. Diarrhea, H. pylori infection, inflammatory bowel disease and lactose intolerance.

 

2)    Reduced Vaginal Infection. For women with diabetes, it has been found out that a common problem for them is to have yeast vaginal infection or Candida. However, there has been some studies where the women were given 6 ounces of yogurt (some with active culture while others don’t have) per day and there was a very significant decreased in vaginal yeast infection for those who had eaten the yogurt with active culture while no change for those yogurt without active culture.

3)    Stronger Bones. Yogurts came from milk; it is rich with calcium as well. Thus, it aids on keeping the bones stronger. In addition to that, many yogurts are also produced with Vitamin D. From the different researches it has been found out that the combination of Vitamin D and calcium help in preventing the dreadful osteoporosis, bone density loss and other bone related diseases.

4)    Reduced High Blood Pressure Risk. It has been found out by recent researches that low-fat dairy diets are very good in reducing the risk of high blood pressure wherein most of those who participated in such programs use milk, therefore, they have inferred that the same results and conclusion can be applied to yogurt consumption.

5)     Weight Loss. Yogurt is not the one really responsible for weight loss; however, eating yogurt can be very helpful to lose weight because there is a sense of fullness after consuming yogurt. Thus, the person who eats yogurt will usually eat less on the next meal or he or she will not have a frequent in between snacks since he or she will not become hungry as easily.

Aside from those things mentioned, there are still a lot more benefits of yogurt to the body - like boosting the immune system and more. Also, yogurts are very rich source of protein, riboflavin and vitamin B 12 as well. Thus, including yogurt on the daily food diet of an individual will be very helpful to stay strong and healthy for many years.

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Relationships And Cheating - No Win For Anyone



Relationships and cheating do not go well together. However, many long-lasting couples will admit that they have, at least once in their relationship, wondered if their partner has cheated on them. Some find that their suspicions were valid, and others may never know one way or the other. But there are some pretty sure signs that you need to have a talk with your partner.

This is one that most people don't talk about, but the friends that you and your partner have in common may be able to tell you a lot about what's going on. Have your friends been acting differently towards you, or do they seem to get nervous or embarrassed when you speak about your partner? Unfortunately, often friends will find out even before you do. But remember that your friends might be acting strangely for other reasons as well, that have nothing at all to do with your and your partner.

Has your partner accused you of having an affair? If so, believe it or not, this actually may mean that he or she is having one. When someone feels guilty about something, they can actually project this situation on to someone else. In addition, someone who is constantly accusing someone else of having an affair often is proving that he or she does not think it's possible to remain faithful, simply because he or she isn't.

Another possible sign your partner is mixing relationships and cheating is if he or she is spending more and more time on the computer, especially when you are not around. This is the start of many affairs, even if it appears to be rather innocent at first. Along the same lines, if he or she seems to suddenly be taking a lot of calls in private, he or she may be involved in some sort of affair. But, this could also be someone who is planning a surprise party for you, or keeping some sort of pleasant secret.

Has your partner started dressing better when he or she leaves the house, but looks like a slob at home? This is actually a very telltale sign and should not be taken lightly. Try asking your partner if you can both dress up and go out and see what he or she says. The reaction can tell you a lot about the meaning of his or her dressing for others and not you.

Another possible hint is if your partner seems to be almost purposefully argumentative or controversial. He or she may be trying to get you to leave him or her, so that he can spend time with another person. However, it could also just mean that he or she is tired and stressed out from work or other obligations.

Both relationships and cheating take different forms for different people. While being observant never hurt anyone, don't take your suspicions too far, and if you flat out ask your partner what's going on, try to accept whatever answer he or she gives you as the truth.

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Friday, May 21, 2010

Basic Accountng Will Help You Manage Your Money Better

It Helps to Know Some Basic Accounting


Accountant?
You don’t have to be an accountant to understand some of the basics of accounting when it comes to managing your finances at home or if you run a small business. The key to accounting is that for every financial transaction, something gets "added to" an account and something gets "taken away" from an account. Also, at any given time, your assets or worth is defined in terms of what is left after subtracting out your liabilities and expenses. In non-accounting terms, this means that the money you have is defined in terms of what is left over after you pay your expenses. And if you have any upcoming expenses, they need to be reserved out of the money you currently have.

You first start by listing all of your sources of income and your assets. Your assets could include money in your checking and savings accounts. Assets can also include money that others owe you or have promised to pay. If you run a small business then this could be items you have sold but have not received payment for. These are assets. Assets will also include those that are "liquid" and those not very "liquid." By "liquid" we mean that an asset can be turned into cash somewhat easily. Money in your checking account can be very quickly turned into cash by just going to the ATM machine and making a withdrawal. However, your car is not very liquid because you would have to sell it and this usually is not a real quick process.  

So if you know what your "liquid" assets are and what your current expenses are then you have most of the information you need to run a balanced budget. Make sure if you write checks to pay expenses that you record the amount of the check and subtract it from the balance in your check register right away. That’s all there is to it. Pay your expenses but don’t let them exceed your liquid assets.

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Mother Daughter Relationship Problems


Mother daughter relationship problems are very common in families. While it's true that a mother can be a close friend-like figure, she does have the upper hand and this can be hard for certain age groups of daughters to accept. In the mother's point of view, she may feel that she does everything she can to help and protect her daughter. Which of course means to "bring her up right", and that the daughter, once she has her own ideas and is becoming more and more independent, does not recognize that authority.

In the end, it all comes down to communication, and a lot of it. Just as in any relationship, effective communication can help smooth over the rough patches that occur throughout the lives of the mother and daughter.

Mother daughter relationship problems also frequently happen when the mother and daughter are completely different, or even, too much alike. Sometimes  differences actually work to better the relationship, although it depends on the dynamics of the differences. When mother and daughter are very alike, this often, believe it or not, causes conflict.

For example, while it's natural for a younger teenage daughter to be rather concentrated on themselves, it will make for an edgy relationship if the mother also wants to be the center of attention. But the bottom line is that most daughters really do want to satisfy their mothers and make them proud.

If you happen to be the daughter, don't get upset when your mother, in your eyes, is overly-interested in what you are doing, where you are going, etc. You might not see it this way, but she is really just trying to protect you. If you are a mom, remember that this is the way your daughter probably views your strict rules and constant questions--as unnecessary control. Try to let your daughter pursue her own interests and express her opinions, beliefs, etc., as much as possible, without letting her put herself, or someone else, in harm's way.

The best way to confront mother daughter relationship problems, is to be open and honest, and to keep the line of communication open all the time. It won't do any good to communicate if your communication is false and disrespectful.

The generation gap might very well be an obstacle in this case, as mothers could have been brought up in much different circumstances than they are raising their daughters. They might have learned that your children have no say in the matter--they do what and as they are told.

Talking and communicating will help you both to understand each other's worlds. And, if you are the mother of the situation, even if you don't agree with your daughter, as long as she is not offending or hurting anyone, accept your daughter for who she is right now, and continue to instill your beliefs into her life.

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

How To Improve Family Relationships Through Writing

Give Greeting Cards, letters or Notes

For many folks, they are much more effective at communicating through writing than by communicating orally. Some are the quiet creative type who can write very well but just cannot put the same in spoken words. And so with families, it can be very nice when each member gives greeting card, and writes letters and notes to each other. The simple act of letter writing can work wonders in building very strong family relationships.

Insert "I Love You Notes" on Napkins

For example, there is a family where the wife would pack her husband’s lunch and put inside a paper napkin with the words "I love you" written on it. The husband would be having a tough day and then at lunchtime would pull out the napkin and be pleasantly surprised by the words on the napkin. After awhile, the husband would look forward each day to reading the napkin as different amorous words and phrases were written on it. It made for a strong relationship between the husband and wife.

Kids Can Make Drawings for Parents


Or, there is the young girl who would always make a drawing with kind words on it to each of her parents. She would make these drawings randomly several times each week. The parents would take these drawings to their work place and hang their daughter’s drawing in their cubicles. Once again, as the days would be difficult, they would only have to enter their cubicles and sit and admire their drawings and read the kind words on them. The drawings would immediately brighten their days.

Writing simple notes or giving greeting cards to each other is a very easy thing to do. And it does not cost much at all. It is a very powerful gesture and goes a long way in strengthening the family bonds.

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How To Nurture The Family

 Create A Safe & Comfortable Atmostphere

A family is supposed to be one’s refuge. The home is supposed to be a safe place where one can feel comfortable and secure. Thus, a family needs to be constantly nurtured in order for its members to develop a feeling that they belong and that they are accepted for who they are.

Trust And Respect Development

Developing trust and respect among family members is one way to nurture a family. Parents need to realize that their children can make their own decisions. Instead of telling the children what to do all the time, parents need to give their children the freedom to make their own decisions from time to time as well as guide their children into making responsible choices. Children, on the other hand, need to learn to trust the wisdom of their parents and respect the decisions their parents make. Fights and arguments among family members are inevitable, but if family members have an already deeply established sense of respect for one another, conflicts would be resolved without any family member going away with feelings of resentment or bitterness.

Designate A Special Family Time

Dedicating a special day for family time is a very good way of nurturing the family and enhancing relationships among family members. A family coming together and having a picnic every first Sunday of each month, for example, is a wonderful opportunity for family members to catch up with and talk about what’s happening with each other’s lives. A family could also dedicate one night a week to spending time with one another. It doesn’t have to be lavish, nor does it have to be expensive. A family night could be a simple one. Watch a family movie together, do a craft project with the children, play board games or simply take a walk outside with the family pet -- these are simple things a family can do that can have great impact on its overall well being. A special family day or family night becomes an event that each family member can eagerly anticipate.

In the end, regardless of how often a family spends time together, what is important is that each family member makes an effort to be present and has the desire to build a stronger, more loving family.

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Basic Accountng Will Help You Manage Your Money Better

It Helps to Know Some Basic Accounting


Accountant?
You don’t have to be an accountant to understand some of the basics of accounting when it comes to managing your finances at home or if you run a small business. The key to accounting is that for every financial transaction, something gets "added to" an account and something gets "taken away" from an account. Also, at any given time, your assets or worth is defined in terms of what is left after subtracting out your liabilities and expenses. In non-accounting terms, this means that the money you have is defined in terms of what is left over after you pay your expenses. And if you have any upcoming expenses, they need to be reserved out of the money you currently have.

You first start by listing all of your sources of income and your assets. Your assets could include money in your checking and savings accounts. Assets can also include money that others owe you or have promised to pay. If you run a small business then this could be items you have sold but have not received payment for. These are assets. Assets will also include those that are "liquid" and those not very "liquid." By "liquid" we mean that an asset can be turned into cash somewhat easily. Money in your checking account can be very quickly turned into cash by just going to the ATM machine and making a withdrawal. However, your car is not very liquid because you would have to sell it and this usually is not a real quick process.  

So if you know what your "liquid" assets are and what your current expenses are then you have most of the information you need to run a balanced budget. Make sure if you write checks to pay expenses that you record the amount of the check and subtract it from the balance in your check register right away. That’s all there is to it. Pay your expenses but don’t let them exceed your liquid assets.

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How Not To Be The Cause of Delay In The Workplace

Workplace  Delay

When you work in an office setting, there is one big mistake that can immediately cause failure: leaving for the next day what can be done instantly. Every single paper that reaches your desk needs to be dealt with immediately. If it is not intended for you then you must pass it on to the appropriate department. If it is directed towards your activity, give it the proper attention it deserves. Any delay can cause a waste of time and money. If your work is done efficiently then other departments that are linked with yours will also show an increase in productivity.

Several businesses require the attention of different papers. They can be official or not but 90% of them might be important. When their numbers increase the first action taken might not be the proper one. This translates in the fact that when a person needs to read more, he or she tends to skip more information.

Another important aspect appears when talking about image. Quickness in action can only add positives to how other businesses see your company. Unnecessary delays will surely cause a decrease in your company's popularity and image. The serious office is the one whose people deal with all the paperwork as soon as they appear.

Don't brew papers on your desk. Organization is a key aspect of efficiency. Any employee that is organized will be preferred when compared with one that is not. By acting on tasks as and when they come, you make your job easier. If you need a secretary to deal with your paperwork, see if you can get one, even if it's on a temporary basis. Your secretary can help organize all the papers you need, contact key individuals and help out with all that needs attention.

If you are an employee, you must avoid being the cause of delay. Failure will lead to unpleasant situations for yourself and your company.

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Weight Loss With Safe Dieting

Lose Weight with Safe Dieting


Weight Reduction-Without realizing the consequences, many people try to reduce weight within a short period of time by reducing food intake. This is a disastrous and unhealthy practice known as crash dieting. Skipping meals, especially breakfast, actually increases hunger, increases the temptation to eat the wrong foods and may even increase, rather than decrease, weight. Attempting to rigidly control food intake as opposed to making smart food choices may even lead to eating disorders and a host of other health consequences. Dieters are urged to consult a nutritionist or a health care professional for suggestions on a healthy path for sensible weight loss.

Recent studies show that a risk of nutritional deficiencies, strain on the heart and other organs, and fatigue are some of the undesirable effects of crash dieting. Anemia, depression, hair loss, and headaches are indications that a dieter may be on the wrong path to weight reduction. Both mind and body are affected during a crash diet. Consult a health care professional for more information on the dangerous consequences of crash dieting.

Individuals who have stopped eating or have drastically reduced their daily caloric intake are frequently subject to an increase in weight. Extreme dieting is not only discouraged but cannot normally be maintained and the unsuccessful dieter usually returns to his or her previous, and equally unhealthy, eating habits. Yo-yo dieting, the state of having one’s weight increase and decrease with each new diet practice, and increased weight are sure to follow.

Nutritionists have long advised consumers to follow a low-fat diet and enjoy healthy, regular meals as a desirable, and healthy, alternative to crash dieting and yo-yo dieting. Relearning how to eat may be the only fix for individuals who have practiced a lifetime of unhealthy eating habits. Reducing weight gradually is the key to keeping weight off permanently. (Nutrition experts advise one to two pounds per week.) As with gaining weight, weight reduction takes time and effort. Perseverance and patience in consistently following the right eating habits and following a healthy exercise schedule may be the key to maintaining a healthy weight.

 

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How To Keep Peace In The Family

Avoid Petty Fights Among Family Members


Little fights are expected in a family. Any family, big or small, will go through disputes especially when the children hit adolescence. They will be spending more time with peers than at home. Many adolescents are at war with their parents. They seek freedom while their parents try to control them. A family with a bunch of children will be quarreling over space and attention. They will be competing against each other on the phone or the car. On the other hand, an only child can be in a heated argument with parents regarding grades or curfew.

Learn To Be More Understanding And Giving

Reasons for fighting among family members can be numerous. It is easy to be irritated and affected with someone’s mannerisms or comments. Fighting over who should do the dishes or who should have the TV remote control is cliché. Yet, these fights happen in almost every household. Fortunately, fights can be easily avoided. Do not allow petty matters to destroy your relationship with your siblings or parents. There’s more to a family than beating one another to the shower or fighting over who should have the car for the weekend. Little fights can become one big crack that will eventually break this team. Learn to be more understanding and giving. It won’t hurt you to step down.

Foster Coperation

Discourage competition among family members. Instead, foster cooperation by making a schedule for everyone like how long one should use the computer, talk on the phone, whose turn it is to use the car, who is supposed to do the dishes this week and such. Everyone should have equal share. Envy breeds insecurity and distrust. Everyone should learn to respect each other’s turn, even the youngest member’s schedule. Be patient when you don’t see improvement right away. Fights are normal and should be considered as an obstacle to overcome. Winning this obstacle will make your family more solid and more united.  

 

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Dance Your Way To Good Health

Dancing Along the Road to Health


The maintenance of a healthy body has proven difficult for many in today’s fast-paced world. Maintaining good health involves practicing a healthy lifestyle, and exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Individuals may choose to exercise on their own or at a fitness club. The largest detriment to maintaining an exercise program on a long-term basis is boredom. Thus, varying exercise is the key to maintaining any successful long-term fitness program.  

Individuals who find that they have become bored with their exercise routine can add dance as an alternative to other aerobic exercises. Many individuals do not realize that dance can be an effective form of exercise. Dancing promotes cardiovascular health and tones and trims muscle tissue. Many fitness clubs now offer dance classes as a way to enhance their aerobic program.

Latin dances such as salsa provide a fun alternative to the typical aerobics class. Salsa is a great way to exercise alone or have fun with friends. Exercise that is enjoyable produces sustained results because an individual is more likely to continue (stick with the exercise program) the exercise. Dancing doesn’t feel like hard work for many individuals because they are having fun doing it.

Dancing helps not only to trim and tone the body, but it also helps to reduce stress. There is generally no special equipment to purchase to begin dancing. Dance movement is an approved form of physical therapy for those with musculoskeletal disorders and those who are trying to regain strength, balance, fitness and cardiovascular health. Dancing alone has long provided stress relief for many individuals. Dancing around the house to a favorite CD is also an effective form of exercise.  

Regardless of the type of dance, participating in this activity has too many health benefits to ignore. Dance classes for jazz, ballet, hip-hop and many other styles, as well as simply dancing around the house, are effective ways to add exercise to an already strained daily routine. Dance classes can be found for all fitness and skill levels and the object is to have fun while getting fit.


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Dental Health Tips For You And The Family

Look, Ma...No Cavities!


Dental health
and a beautiful smile both rely heavily on the care and treatment that is received from a dental health professional. The dental health professional provides services that keep teeth in optimal working condition and correct any dental abnormalities that may exist or develop in both adults and children. Dental health professionals include the hygienist that may be responsible for providing regular teeth cleanings, the dentist who is responsible for performing dental work that may include fillings, root canals, and replacement teeth, and the orthodontist, who ensures that any appliances needed to correct a malformed tooth structure are applied correctly. In some circumstances, an oral surgeon may be required to perform more extensive corrective services, and a periodontist may be called upon to provide under-the-gum cleanings.  

Because of today’s hectic lifestyles, maintaining a healthy smile can be challenging. Teeth that are not maintained properly can sustain irreversible rot and may even fall out, forcing the individual to wear dentures (false teeth). Visiting the dentist at least twice yearly can prevent tooth decay and may provide an early warning for various dental diseases. Dentists and hygienists are also trained to spot changes in oral structures that may indicate early signs of mouth or throat cancer.

More and more people consume junk food, snacks and sweets that harm their teeth. Eating high sugar, processed foods and neglecting to brush and floss properly can affect dental health greatly. Dental health professionals generally recommend that individuals subscribe to a rigid dental health routine that includes conscientious home care, regular cleanings and a lifestyle of healthy eating that includes lots of fresh fruits and vegetables.

Modern dental health professionals are called upon not only to maintain a healthy dental structure, but to enhance smiles that are less than perfect. Advances in dental technology now allow dental professionals to provide their patients with extreme tooth whitening, dental caps to enhance the size, shape and general appearance of teeth, and dental implants to replace missing teeth. Healthy teeth are not necessarily a bright white color, but many individuals are willing to pay for teeth-whitening services to provide the best smile possible. Research has shown that others see an individual with an attractive smile as a more positive and productive person. Because of these perceptions, the cosmetic dental industry is booming.

Maintaining a relationship with your dental health professional is one important key to a healthy, attractive smile. Teaching children good dental habits will ensure that they maintain proper dental health and practicing diligent dental hygiene will ensure that a healthy smile will remain healthy for an extended time.

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What Makes A Healthy Family

Functional Or Dysfunctional Families

Families can be either functional or dysfunctional. While from the outside a family may look functional it really may not be the case at all. If you were to be a fly on the wall in the house of a dysfunctional family then you would see some of the things that make the family that way. You would see children arguing with their parents over even the slightest request of them to do something. You would see a husband throwing his weight around and belittling his wife and making her feel inferior to him. You would see grandparents interfering with the way the parents are raising the children. This should not be so and a healthy family takes measures to prevent these from happening.

Families that are functional have parents who treat their children kindly but demand that they comply with their instructions and that the children respect those older than them as well as authorities. The children are taught and understand that since their parents are responsible for them, then they need to follow their guidance. Children have a voice in the family. They are allowed to give their opinions on family matters but they understand and accept that their parents’ have the final word.

Healthy families are run by parents and not by grandparents. Grandparents mean well but do not always uphold the same standards on their grandchildren that they upheld on their own children. Grandchildren quickly become spoiled because of all the pampering they receive from their grandparents. Then, after this has happened, they don’t listen to their parents well.

The relationship of the husband and wife is of utmost importance to the functioning of a healthy family. They should be on equal footing. They each should share household chores. Neither one should put himself or herself on a higher level than the other. Both should have respect for each other and keep their disputes away from the sight of their
children.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Purchasing The Right Equipment For an Effective Home Gym

 

Gym Equipment for Home Exercise


Healthy individuals know that without proper physical and mental exercise, a healthy body and mind cannot be successfully maintained. Exercise is an important part of daily life and is necessary to keeping the body fit and healthy. Being healthy is essential to success in daily tasks at home or at work. Regular exercise also promotes a positive mood, assists in stress management, and keeps bones strong and healthy. It is necessary to have a regularly scheduled exercise routine that works all parts of the body and keeps weight under control, so work out and be fit!

There are many convenient ways to exercise. Some individuals prefer the atmosphere at a local health club or fitness center, but others prefer to exercise at home. For an effective home gym, investing in the right type of exercise equipment is the key to making an exercise routine enjoyable and productive. Before investing in any exercise equipment, you should perform extensive research to ensure that you make a purchase that is wise and that the equipment meets your needs.

Exercise equipment comes in two types -- aerobic and anaerobic.� Aerobic equipment exercises the cardiovascular system by raising the heart rate. Some of the equipment that is available in the aerobic category is treadmills, stepping machines, rowing machines, and cross-trainers. Anaerobic equipment is used to increase and/or maintain muscles and strength. Equipment that may be used for anaerobic exercises includes barbells, dumbbells, free weights, and cable machines.

In addition to strong muscles, bones, and sustained strength, an exercise program that includes both aerobic and anaerobic exercises is considered desirable for a healthy cardiovascular system.� Aerobic exercises have the added benefit of assisting your body’s metabolism by burning calories. Fitness experts advise that scheduling aerobic and anaerobic exercises for different days allows you not only to concentrate on a certain exercise but give your body time to rest and recover between sessions. Scheduling exercise in this manner can also lessen boredom with the exercise routine.

Because home exercise equipment can be very expensive, it is important that you research the quality of the exercise equipment to ensure that it will meet your exercise needs. Visit fitness clubs, gather information, advice and referrals from other experienced home fitness buffs, and shop around for the best deal on the best equipment. Additionally, check with stores that sell new, used and refurbished exercise equipment. Check your local paper for advertisements on reasonably priced exercise equipment. Find leads and network with people who may be or know others selling their own exercise equipment.

Keep in mind, too, that it is important to include a nutritional diet as part of any new health routine. Seek the advice of a physician or other licensed health care professional before beginning any new exercise plan.

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Friday, May 14, 2010

How To Create Your Happiest Moments

                                                                                            

                                                 Spend Time With Each Other

Spending time with each other is one of the best things a family can do to develop much closer relationships with one another. When you dedicate a day or time exclusively for doing things as a family unit, you strengthen family bonds and reinforce acceptance of each person as a vital part of the family.

Have Family Night- Do Things Together

Family time can be spent doing things together, regardless of how big or mundane the tasks are. It can be the whole family trying to build a new greenhouse over several weekends, painting the garage, bathing the family pet, playing game boards or preparing meals together. Family time can be Friday nights when everyone sits at the dinner table and takes turns updating everyone about his or her week.

Help Each Other Learn New Skills

Family time can also be spent teaching a family member your expertise or helping each other learn new skills. Do you have a skill you can teach to another family member? If so, teaching what you know to a younger sibling or an older family member provides great opportunity to get to know them better. The younger generation can share their computer know-how with the older members. Dad or older brother can share their knowledge of car maintenance to the others. Mom, grandma or the older sister can share and exchange recipes, cooking techniques or crafts. Older family members -- such as grandparents -- are great sources of information and knowledge. Oftentimes they possess certain skills that the younger members of the family may be interested to learn.

Create Meaningful Memories

The time spent with family is time spent well. Nothing beats being able to create meaningful memories and building better relationships with the people who matter most to you. Thomas Jefferson once said that the happiest moments of his life were those "which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family." When you spend meaningful time with your family, you create your happiest moments, too.

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How To Solve Relationship Problems

                                                                   
                                                           

Don't Play The Blame Game

To err is human; to forgive is divine. This saying is popular because it applies true to many of our life experiences. It seems that we are born wanting things to be done right. Whenever a problem takes place, we automatically want it solved. Some try so hard to avoid committing mistakes because they don’t want to look stupid or be embarrassed. And when a mistake does get committed, some people do everything within their power to correct the mistake. A few even go as far as to try to trace the root of the problem so they can understand why it happened. Once they identify the root of the problem, they take care of it and make sure it doesn’t become a bother anymore. Sad to say, not all problems are approached in this way. Many people pass on the liability to others.

Don't Point Fingers

One familiar scenario is when you, the parent, for instance, leave the children all to themselves and after a minute, you come back to find a broken jar. What do you think will happen next? Yes, guilty children will be pointing fingers (usually at the innocents), in an attempt to escape scolding. Naturally, there will be violent reactions and fights are next to come. But hold on, this is not just a child thing. Even grown-ups do this -- when a project at work turns into a fiasco, when someone is late for an important meeting or someone fails to attend to responsibilities. Pointing the finger on someone is a good example of a childish habit carried on to adulthood and it breeds distrust among people. Put an end to this and stop blaming one another.

Take Accountability and Accept Mistakes

Accept mistakes because everyone makes them. Take accountability for your actions when something you’re supposed to take care of turns into a mess. If you accidentally left the water boiling on the stove, admit it immediately and apologize. Show that you mean it by being more careful with your actions next time around. This shows how concerned and mature you are. It also shows that taking responsibility over the problem is more important than trying to save face. Always remember that blaming and fighting will only cause broken relationships in the family.

 

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Constructive And Destructive Criticism

The Power of Positive Thinking: 10 Traits for Maximum Results


 


Criticism is inevitable and sooner or later everyone will be approached by some one who will say something negative about us. There are many people who are not tactful and very inconsiderate about other people's feelings. There are others who are on a mission to bring sadness and pain and they find comfort in defaming others. The good book says, "death and life are in the power of the tongue". Words can either make you or break you so the next time anyone attacks you rest assured that you have the strength and ability to bounce back. So what is one to do when faced with criticism? well, this has worked for me and I hope it will help you too.

Step 1. Think Before You Speak

When people give us criticism on something that we do, whether positive or negative, it affects us.  When you are angry, upset, or frustrated, it is often possible that you will say things without thinking; things that could hurt and even destroy your professional or personal relationship.

Step 2: Don't Say Things That You Will Regret Later

If you happen to receive criticism, it is understandable to feel frustrated. However, it is important that you calm down. Take some time to think about what was said, and plan your response. Saying things while you are in a negative mood will only lead to saying things that you will most probably regret later. What may have seemed to be the way you feel at that moment will not be how you feel later, and those little bouts of negative energy can leave a lasting impression.

Step 3: Calm Down

It is crucial that you calm down when these angry feelings get to you. Science has shown that the stress these negative emotions cause can leave lasting physical damage. So not only do you have to worry about saying harmful things to friends, family and co-workers, but you also have to worry about hurting yourself as well. Calming down when these feelings take hold of you is necessary to prevent any damage that may occur.

Step 4: Think Rationally To Avoid Hurting Self And Others

You must use a clear head and rational thinking about the criticism you have received. It might sound harsh to you at first, but after thinking on it rationally, you may discover that some of what criticism you have been given is actually helpful and can be used to enhance and even perfect whatever is being criticized. Carefully planning out what you are going to say is also the best course of action, as you reduce the risk of hurting someone's feelings or angering them. This can mean all the difference between saving a relationship on the brink of destruction or destroying a solid working relationship.

Implementing these steps will not only help you become a better person but a victorious one at that. Be strong  and remember not every one deserves your precious time.

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Decide on Your Spending Priorities in Your Budget

 

Your Spending Priorities & Your Budget

Setting up a family budget is a matter of deciding what your income is and what money will be going out due to variable and fixed expenses. In addition to this, it is also important to prioritize your spending so that you have the money to take care of things that rank in importance to other things you can spend your money on. Prioritizing helps you keep on track and stay focused on your financial goals. Also, when hard times hit, you know what you must spend money on and what can wait.

You need to make sure that you have money for things that are critical to survival. These can include items such as food, transportation to and from work, savings, education, and medical care to name a few. Of course, food is a priority but take a close look at your family’s eating habits and cut back on fast food carry-outs and eating in restaurants. These can blow your food budget real fast. Many large grocery stores have specials on certain food items and you would be wise to search out these bargains.

Of course, transportation is necessary to get to and from work and other things like school activities but you should carefully scrutinize your transportation situation. If you are having tough times then carefully ask yourself if you need two cars for both spouses. An automobile is a terrible financial resource consumer. Ask yourself if you have reliable mass transportation available in your city to get you to and from work and keep only one car.

Medical care can be another money drain even with insurance. Sometimes, if you carefully weigh the health of your family, you can save money on health insurance premiums by taking options with higher deductibles. You will need to have the deductible ready to go should you need it but if you carefully analyze your situation you could perhaps reduce your premiums.

 

 

Top Five Illnesses You May Get From Using Computers

 Computer Related Illnesses--In today’s era, most of the activities are being done with a computer. You research with a computer, you do online banking and online transactions, you can even control different machines with the use of computers and a lot more. Thus, a computer is a very essential tool in today’s generation. Without it, life and work will not be too easy.

 However, being in front of the computer with prolonged period of times pose serious risks to your health. Indeed that some of them are only minor injuries or just minor discomfort. However, there are some injuries that are very serious that may lead to medical operation or disability.

 For that reason, it is very important to know those injuries for you to protect yourself and be aware of it so that there is a possibility of prevention. Here are the most common injuries you may get while working on the computer.

 

  1. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. It is one of the most common ailments relating to computer since the factors of acquiring a carpal tunnel syndrome are working where the wrists are always bent, a frequent usage of hands and fingers, due to lack of rests of the hands and the wrists. All of those are done while you are typing on the computer of moving the mouse. Thus, it is important to redesign you workplace to avoid problems like tingling and numbness in the hands as well as pain.
  2. Back Problems. It is very common for computer users to feel pain on the lower back. This is due to that fact that body is being stressed from prolonged sitting while doing the task. Improper posture is also one factor that may cause the back ache. There are times that even a comfortable chair is not enough. Thus, it is important to do some stretching once in a while.
  3. Visual Problems. Since a computer user looks at the computer monitor for a long period of time, the possibility of eye fatigue, teary eyes, itching of the eyes, blurred vision as well as headaches are really high. Thus, it is very important to always consult an eye specialist once a year to check if your eyes are fine and to prescribe the necessary glasses for you.
  4. Neck and Shoulder Problems. Neck pain as well as shoulder pain typically occurs when the computer monitor is situated on a high level such as in factories. For that reason, it is better to use a high chair or to lower the screen so that it is on an eye level.
  5. Stress. Due to the advent of computers, most of the superiors are expecting that all work must be done immediately. For that reason, a computer user is on a hurry to finish the task accordingly which may result to mental and physical stress. A person in stress releases hormones that may lead to headaches, ulcers, loss of appetite, anger, depression and more problems. Thus, it is very important to practice time management to accomplish the task needed without being stressed.

 Those are only the Top Five illnesses one may get from the regular use of computers whether you are working or just having fun. It is important to know them so that you can look for ways to avoid acquiring such ailments. 

 

 

 

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