Monday, May 04, 2015

The best and worst fonts to use on your Résumé

The best and worst fonts to use on your résumé

Using Times New Roman is the typeface equivalent of wearing sweatpants to an interview

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A résumé, that piece of paper designed to reflect your best self, is one of the places where people still tend to use typeface to express themselves. It does not always go well, according to people who spend a lot of time looking at fonts. Bloomberg asked three typography wonks which typefaces make a curriculum vitae look classiest, which should never, ever been seen by an employer, and whether emojis are fair game.
We went digging for a complete set of professionally fly fonts and returned with just one consensus winner: Helvetica.
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“Helvetica is so no-fuss, it doesn’t really lean in one direction or another. It feels  professional, lighthearted, honest,” says Brian Hoff, creative director of Brian Hoff Design. “Helvetica is safe. Maybe that’s why it’s more business-y.”
There are other options that, like Helvetica, are sans-serif, meaning their letters do not have the tiny "feet" that adorn the "T" in Times New Roman, for example. Do not choose a cheap imitator, the experts counsel. “If it's me, [I’m using] Helvetica. Helvetica is beautiful,” says Matt Luckhurst, the creative director at Collins, a brand consultancy, in San Francisco. “There is only one Helvetica.”
Unless you're applying for a design job, human resource professionals probably wouldn't notice a knockoff font. But you would be on the wrong side of good taste. Could you live with that?
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Say you're a high roller and want to actually purchase a font. Go with Proxima Nova, which Hoff calls a “cousin to Helvetica” with less of an edge.
“It has a softer feel. Helvetica can be more stiff, and  Proxima Nova feels a little rounder,” Hoff says. Proxima Nova is apparently a hit among suits. “I never met a client that didn’t like that typeface,” he says. That kind of popularity does not come cheap: Just one style of the font costs $29.99 at myfonts.com, and the entire 144-member family costs $734.
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If you are very experienced, use Garamond to get your long rap sheet to fit into a single page. “Garamond is legible and easy for the eye to follow,” says Luckhurst.  “Garamond has all these quirks in it, so what that does is allow the eye to see where it should go.”
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There’s some controversy over the classic Times New Roman. “I don’t have any problem with Times New Roman,” says Martina Flor, a letterer and designer in Berlin, Germany. She acknowledges that it has the reputation of being staid, but says the font is not to blame. “It has been a system font for a long time. It’s been used and misused a lot.”
Using old faithful might send the wrong sign to your future boss, though. “It’s telegraphing that you didn’t put any thought into the typeface that you selected,” says Hoff. “It’s like putting on sweatpants.”
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If you want something intentionally upscale, try Didot. “It’s very tall, it’s a little fancy, [and] it’s a little feminine,” says Luckhurst. It’s a good option for a fashion job, but not much else, he adds. “It’s like wearing the black dress to the ball. Do you wear a tuxedo to your job interview?”
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It may go without saying, but do not use the flowery Zapfino type on anything you will show an employer. “Its just really swoosh-y. If it’s your wedding invite and that typeface is for you, go for it,” says Luckhurst. 
Do not even use anything that looks like Zapfino, says Flor. “All the fonts belonging to this family of connected scripts wouldn’t be right for your résumé,” she says. They are hard to read, she says, and not designed to express anything longer than a headline.
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“You don’t have a typewriter, so don’t try to pretend that you have a typewriter,” Luckhurst says. “You have been using a computer to do a handwritten thing. You haven’t used a computer properly, and you haven’t handwritten properly.” Damn. Don’t use Courier, I guess.
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We probably do not even need to discuss this, but you should never use Comic Sans unless you are designing the investment issue of a national business magazine. Do not even look at Comic Sans. It should not be on your résumé “unless you are applying to clown college,” says Hoff. “There are other whimsical fonts out there that you can buy that would give a similar impression and feel, but not necessarily be a Comic Sans.” Hoff is being gentle, but take it from me: Don’t look for a Comic Sans-like font. Just let it go.
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Should you put emoji in your résumé? Prayer hands, a cat with hearts for eyes, followed by a dress shirt with a gold tie? “I think it’s a great idea. Put a lot of emojis on the bottom. Some chicken wings. They will love it,” says Luckhurst. “Maybe an emoji is your logo. Maybe you just really key in on the 100 logo, that’s your thing, you put it everywhere.”

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

4 Things Steve Jobs taught me as an entrepreneur

1. Hiring is chess, not checkers.

When I led my first interview for NeXT, I was blown away by the amount of detail and procedure involved. It was creatively surgical. They knew exactly what they were looking for, but had extremely imaginative ways of making a candidate's true skill level and ideology become crystal clear. It was a well-oiled machine for selecting the best of the best, for one of the top companies in the Valley.

As I started putting together my first company, Hipbone, it became apparent why Jobs poured so much time and energy into hiring. Of course you want skilled workers developing your product, but it’s much more complex than that. As the saying goes: a rising tide lifts all boats. When you have great talent, it inspires others to produce great work as well. On the flip side, poor talent can repel the top tier talent you want and need.

Take your time when hiring. Gauge candidates’ skills by giving them problems to solve. Get a feel for who they are, how they live their life and, most importantly, what they want out of life. Remember: a lot of people are rockstar interviewers, but sub-par employees.

2. Strive for simplicity.

The first demo I had to present to Steve taught me more about developing products in five minutes that most learn in five years. He didn’t ask questions, no pre-brief, no manual… nothing. He just went up to our work station and began using the product. If it wasn’t simple and intuitive enough for Steve to figure it out without asking any questions, it usually was rejected.

Think about any Apple product ever made: you open the box, turn it on and get right to work. Every detail of these products was pre-meditated, organized and designed to be as simple as possible.

This concept is two-fold: simple products are obviously easier to use, and increase the chances of having repeat users. But if you have a simple product, people gain the ability to easily become experts. Allow users to quickly discover the value of your product, and let them become experts with ease, because your products’ experts are usually your biggest fans. You have to work hard to get your ideas clean and simple. But once you get there, you can move mountains.

3. Be a solution that adds massive value.

Apple was one of the first companies to offer people a comprehensive solution, not just a product. You weren’t getting a motherboard from one company, a processor from another and a video card, monitor and hard drive from random manufacturers. At Apple, all these parts came from the same place. It was a solution, not just a product, and that’s something that has become one of the cornerstones of my company, Vendini. We’re able to add much more value by offering a complete solution, rather than a single product.

The piecemeal approach is tapering off. People are opting for products and services that offer a complete solution, with multiple products that work together to maximize the effectiveness as a whole.

4. Let your employees play in the sandbox.

Not everything I learned from Jobs was based on things I agreed with. A big part of my company now is based on something I did not agree with.

Jobs was a fiercely loyal person, and demanded that his employees share that loyalty. But it led to a culture where employees were afraid to express interests outside of NeXT if they had anything at all to do with competitors. But as engineers, we’re constantly trying to learn new things and challenge ourselves to create new things. A friend of mine was nearly fired for helping a fellow developer on a project who worked for a competitor (on his off time, just for fun). I once won a contest, the Java Cup, and I was terrified that Jobs would find out and fire me on the spot, as I’d seen happen to others before me.

That’s not how it should be. If you’re hiring the right people, they’re going to be curious. That’s a good thing. If one of our developers is interested in learning a new programming language, I’ll pay for classes. We wound up implementing some hardware ideas that an employee dreamed up at TechShop. Let your employees get out there and play in the sandbox; often times inspiration strikes from throwing variety into the mix.

Starting up is hard, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed. But sometimes you just have to slow things down, be selective and make it simple. After all, that’s what Jobs did.

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Rules For Washing Your Bras

Rules For Washing Your Bras: What Your Lingerie Needs From You

9 Rules For Washing Your Bras: What Your Lingerie Needs From You

Following these 9 tips for washing your bras will help to ensure the best possible care of your bra.

1. Wash Your Bras Often

Depending on a woman’s personal hygiene and lifestyle, a standard bra may be worn a couple of times before it needs to be washed. Some women who sweat more may wish to wash their bras more often, but for everyday wear, washing after every wear is not necessary.
Sports bras may be washed more often. However, if you’ve just gone out for a stroll and did not perspire much, you can rinse a sports bra out in cool water to rid the garment of perspiration, which can damage the material. Cool water helps a bra maintain its elasticity.

2. Hand Wash Bras, If Possible

Ideally you should hand wash your bras rather than toss them into the washing machine with other garments. Hand washing in cool water with a gentle soap is the ideal situation. Harsh detergents will cause fibers in the bra material to deteriorate. This is particularly important for higher-end bras with delicate fabrics like silk, as opposed to the average T-shirt bra...
Everyday bras do not get as dirty as one would think. To wash them, let the pieces soak for a few minutes in cool water, then gently squeeze the suds through the fabric. Next, rinse the bras and roll in a towel to absorb excess moisture before hanging them to dry.
When traveling, hand washing may be the only option. You may even wish to wash your bra while taking a shower, as long as the water you use isn’t too hot. Once washed, you can hang your bra on the shower curtain to dry overnight.
When cleaning a bra that has yellow perspiration stains, rub the stained area with mild soap and warm water, then let soak for 30 minutes before washing the bra.

3. Use the Gentle Cycle

If hand washing isn’t your plan, it is fine to machine wash your bras, as long as you select the right settings on your machine. It is very important to wash bras and other lingerie on the gentle cycle in cool water: never use hot water. Delicates do not always fare well with a lot of movement and agitation.
It’s best to read and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for proper care that is listed on the label in regard to the temperature of the water used in the washing machine.

4. Hook the Clasps Before Washing

Many women have unknowingly set themselves up to spend time detangling a bunch of bras or sewing holes in other articles of clothing because the clasps were not secured before the bra was washed.
Always fasten the clasps on a bra before washing. By doing so, you will save your other clothing, save yourself time from detangling bras, and preserve the form of the bra as well.
Also, it’s a good idea to consider tightening the shoulder straps so that there is less to tangle around another bra or piece of clothing in the same load.

5. Use a Lingerie Laundry Bag

To keep your bras separate from the other articles of clothing in the wash, place them in alaundry bag designed especially for lingerie. This should minimize the stress put on the bra and undergarments while in the wash. These bags are typically made of a soft mesh net material. When purchasing a mesh bag, look for the smallest mesh possible, to ensure the clips and clasps cannot poke through.
Instead of a laundry bag, you could also use a product like the BraBall, which is a plastic sphere that holds up to three bras and can be tossed in the washer.

6. Avoid Using Bleach

Using harsh ingredients will harm a bra’s elasticity and fabric, so it is best to avoid using bleach. If bleach is used the end result is that the bra won’t last as long as it could. This is important to note for both hand washing and machine washing. If you do hand wash and use a commercial detergent, be sure to look at the components, as some do contain bleach.

7. Keeps Whites and Colors Separate

This tried and true rule for all laundry is especially important for bras and lingerie. Due to the fact that bras and other lingerie often contain synthetic fibers, there is a greater propensity to pick up dyes from other garments in the wash. Keep it simple. Wash whites with whites. Wash colors with like colors.

8. Keep Loads Light

Again, another general laundry rule particularly pertains to the washing of undergarments. Be sure not to overstuff the washing machine. Heavy items, such as towels, sheets, and denim, could do damage to undergarments, especially underwire bras.
Not only should you keep loads light, but keep like loads together. Particularly with items that contain Lycra, wash these articles together as the Lycra will degrade if not cared for properly.

9. Hang to Dry

While there is some flexibility in the rules for washing either by hand or in a washing machine, bra care experts insist that hanging bras to dry is the best method for drying undergarments. The extreme heat of a mechanical dryer can do major damage to the fabric and elasticity of delicate undergarments. Bras made from cotton may even shrink a little, increasing the chance that an underwire could poke through the material.
Either hang the bra up by the strap or lay it to dry on a towel with the cups facing up. Also, leave the back clasped and ensure that the bras are properly reshaped before setting them out to dry.

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Is he/she your perfect match?

There is never a perfect match. Some may be tall or short, fat or slim, extrovert or introvert, the list goes on and on. So, see the other essential half as they are and appreciate them that way.

Friday, October 03, 2014

Things You Should Never Say to Your Spouse.

Things You Should Never Say to Your Spouse

Words can cut like knives into us mentally and emotionally. This is especially true of our spouses.

There are many number of things you shouldn’t say to your spouse, but here are some things you should never say:

“That's what you always do?”

Arguments are going to happen in marriage. It’s unavoidable, and it’s part of what makes marital bliss difficult at times. When our spouse confronts us about something we did that hurt or offended them, we tend to immediately put up our defenses.

What’s even worse is when we, as a part of our defense, bring up some past hurt our spouse caused us. This shows two things: our need to keep score of wrongs and our unwillingness to admit our own wrongs.

Be humble, and recognize that you hurt your spouse, even if it was unintentional.

“I can never forgive you for that.”

Forgiving our spouse doesn’t remove the hurt. It shows them we don’t hold that hurt against them. This can be a sensitive issue depending on the wrong one spouse committed against the other. Adultery and abuse cause deep scars that can take years to heal. Forgiveness is never easy, but bitterness against our spouses can take root and keep a marriage from thriving for a long time until forgiveness finally takes place.

“That is a stupid thing to care about.”

Maybe you’d say to your spouse “Football is such a ridiculous thing to care about” or “Tinsel" is a stupid show,” showing your contempt for something they care about, even if it seems small.

When we marry someone, we enter a relationship with someone who is going to have a variety of different likes and dislikes. Those likes and dislikes aren’t all the same as what ours might be. Because we love our spouse, we in turn also learn to love, if not at least appreciate their interests.

Most of us men think that TV show is lame or consider that celebrity magazine she always buy as simply a waste of money. The truth is, if our spouse like it, then we learn to like it simply because they do. In turn, women may learn to like some sports or video games our hubby spends time on.

In marriage, spouses should come to appreciate things before marriage they cared less about. Caring about what our spouse cares about is critical to a marriage success. It shows great love for them, and also that we are willing to place their wants and desires above our own.


It seems like a harmless word. Like an “anything goes” statement.

 What do you think of this dress or this suit? Where do you want to go for dinner? Do you want to see a movie tonight?

Our opinion matters because our spouse matters. When they ask for an opinion, shrugging it off with “whatever” is a tiny dart that tells our spouse we don’t value their question enough to give it thought and consideration. When we do that enough times, it adds up to our spouse feeling unworthy. Again, showing genuine interest in what our spouse is thinking about or concerning themselves will show great love for them. Stop with the “whatevers.”

“You look so funny!”

Men often say this referring to her size. Women physique change with time. Maternity fat and other body weight.  it’s the last thing she wants to hear, and if she isn’t, complaining about it, then you’re in trouble. You can help her register for a gym or exercise with her to loose that baby fat.

There are probably many more things we shouldn’t say to our spouses. And there are probably some specific to your marriage that you can think of. And this doesn’t just apply to marriage—it’s important to be aware of the tender topics in any relationship, the things that we can use as weapons to wound or defend or stir up an argument. But coming from a spouse or a family member, they can cause the deepest cuts of all.

If you’re not married, begin now considering things you say to friends or family that can cause a negative impact on your relationships.

Marriage is a lifetime commitment. Ensuring we avoid saying things that can unnecessarily hurt our significant other makes that marriage commitment honoring to both our spouse and to God, even if it means sitting through a season of Tinsel (or a football game).

Friday, September 26, 2014

WOMEN ONLY: Should I wear a bra to sleep?

If you ask this question to 10 women, no doubt, you will get 10 different answers. But, if you ask any experts, they will say that wearing bra while sleeping is not a problem, if you are wise in selecting the most comfortable one.Some women feel more comfortable in wearing bra while sleeping, while some others are tensed about the adverse health effects of wearing bra. If you choose a lightweight, non-underwire bra or camisole-style pajama tops with inbuilt bra, you can get a comfortable sleep.The bra you choose should not be too tight and stiff. It is all about personal choice, when it comes to wearing bra while sleeping. But, a wrong choice in the size or type of bra may make things worse.

Wearing a comfortable bra is found to be helpful in women who are pregnant and those who are breastfeeding. However, using a tight fit and uncomfortable bra is not recommended because of the adverse health effects of wearing bra while sleeping.If you are using a tight bra with underwire, here are some of the most common health effects that you may face by wearing bra while sleeping.

Reduce circulation: 

Wearing bra while sleeping may cause a hindrance to the free blood circulation. This will happen if you are wearing a tight fitting bra with underwire or elastic. It is better to opt for a sports bra, which will be more comfortable.


Continuous use of bra will cause pigmentation in the portion where the elastic is tighter. Wearing bra while sleeping will increase this. In order to avoid any health effects of wearing bra while sleeping, use a soft and loose bra.

Disturbed sleep: 

There is no doubt that a good and sound sleep has a direct relationship with your comfort level in bed. If you are wearing a tight bra, you will not be comfortable and this will certainly disturb your sleep.

Skin irritation: 

Tight fitting bra will cause skin irritation. It is better to use bra without underwire. Sports bra is considered a good option to wear during the night. This will give the necessary support to your breast, without causing any health effects by wearing bra.


 Wearing a tight bra while sleeping can be irritating, making you restless in the night. It will cause discomfort during your sleep, which will adversely affect your overall health. An underwire bra could also dig into your breast.


 If you are using tight bra routinely, it may cause lymphatic blockage. Due to this, many other signs associated with the blockage will be presented. This includes oedema or fluid accumulation in the breasts. This is one of the serious health effects of wearing bra while sleeping.


Wearing a tight bra while sleeping, especially in the summer will make you sweat more than often. Generally fancy bras are the culprit in this case. Prefer a cotton bra than bra made of synthetic materials like polyester or linen.


‘Will wearing bra while sleeping cause breast cancer' is still a topic of debate. There are different studies that propose and oppose the chance of developing breast cancer by the use of a tight fitting bra during the night.

Leave your comments.  Please share with every lady around you.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Some things you should never say to your child

Some things you should never say to your child.

    1.    “Wait till your Father (Mother) gets home”.
Demand: Your child just made a demand. You know you are incapable of providing it at the moment. Instead of telling the child wait till your father (or mother) gets home”, simply tell the child,” Ok, we will look into it”. This makes the child appreciate the significance of both parents in the home.
Discipline: this is discipline that will confuse children by separating consequences from actions. It ultimately undermines your authority and credibility as a parent. And making the other parent “bad”. It is never a good idea. If a child does something wrong; discipline the child there. Note: don’t let the other spouse discipline the child again after you had. This is worse.

   2.      “You are just like your father (mother).”
Parent’s use this phrase often when a child does something wrong. Your child may have traces of your spouse but every child is unique. Don’t compare your child to your spouse. If it’s something worthy of admiration let the child know he (she) practically earns the commendation.

    3.     "Don't talk to strangers."
  This is tough for a young child to grasp. Even if a person is unfamiliar, she may not think of him as a stranger if he(she) is nice to them. Kids take this rule to mean anyone apart from those around them. Studies have shown that 80% of abused children are victims of those closest to them.  Since the vast majority of child-abduction or abuse cases involve someone a kid already knows, you might consider telling them: "If anyone makes you feel sad, scared, or confused, you need to tell me right away. Then believe the child. Instead of warning them about strangers, bring up scenarios ("What would you do if a man (woman) you don't know offers you chocolate or a ride home?"), have them explain what they'd do, then guide them to the proper course of action.

    4.     "Practice makes perfect."
This is a statement of fact, however, this adage can ramp up the pressure he (she) feels to win or excel. It sends the message that, ‘if you fail, you didn't train hard enough’. Some kids beat themselves up, wondering, 'What's wrong with me? I put all my effort, I practised all the time”. This can kill the child’s will to try again. Instead, encourage your child to work harder because he (she) will improve and feel proud of his (her) progress.

    5.       "I Will Never Forgive You"

You think some parents don’t say this? Oh yes, some do. We sometimes react too quickly when a child does something unthinkable. Saying something like this could be truly damaging to a child.  When you say this to a child, you damage the child’s will to forgive himself (herself). This can hunt the child for the rest of their life.
Instead: It's better for the parent to say: 'what you did was hurtful, but we will find a way to leave this behind us and carry on,’ In the heat of the moment, it's easy to say something rash. Take a deep breath and wait until you calm down before you speak.

    6.       "I'm Ashamed of You"
Some parents use this phrase. This makes the child feel like a disgrace in the family. Some of us still live in the guilt of what our parents said to us years ago. Instead: Let the child know what he (she) did is wrong. And reaffirm your love to them despite all odd.

    7.       “You should be like your brother (sister)”
If you keep using this phrase for your child, you are building a wall of hatred and division among your children you will never be able to break down. Children are born with different skills. A child who does well in academics may do very poorly in sports or music. Instead, discover your child potentials and encourage them to develop that skill. (I will take about the 8 intelligences (skill) every child possess and how you can discover it in my later article)

    8.       “Leave me alone”.
If you habitually tell your child, “leave me alone”, “Don't bother me" or "I'm busy," children internalize the message and feel they have no importance in your life. Instead, set parameters such as, “When I finish this project, we will go outside …” or get the child involved in what you are doing. Even if it’s just to sort papers’ Children like that too.

    9.       “You are so….(dirty, lazy, slow, dull, foolish, arrogant, loud, fat, thin etc.)”
Negative labels tend to become self-fulfilling prophecies, so be careful what you tell your children they are, or they may develop into whatever you say.
    10.   “You will get pregnant if a man touch-es you” or “you can get her pregnant if you touch her”.
You know this is not true. Children believe their parents and teachers. One day your child gets to find out this is not true. Then, you have completely lost your integrity. Instead educate your child on sex. Children from 6 years old are getting familiar with their body parts. Start from that age. (I will talk about ‘educating your child about sex’ in my later article).

    11.   "We can't afford that."
It's easy to use this response when your child begs you for something new and expensive. Doing so sends the message that you're not in control or your needs are more important than their wants. You should know that most kids thinks household items (even cooker) are your wants not theirs. Some kids can ride in their friends’ parent’s car and demand you buy it too. Children don’t believe there’s anything their parents can’t afford.  Instead convey the same message, such as, "We're not going to buy that now because we're saving our money for so and so”. Let the child be involved. Make them know the importance of budget.

    12.   "Let me help."
When your child is struggling with building blocks or to finish a puzzle, it's natural to want to help the child. Don't! If you step in too soon, that can undermine your child's independence because they'll always be looking to others for answers.  Instead, ask guiding questions to help the child solve the problem: "Do you think the big piece or the little one should go at the bottom? Why do you think that? Let's give it a try."

    13.   ‘Don’t worry, it will be fine”
Instead of being reassuring, you can appear to be dismissing the feelings of an anxious child. Instead, say, “I can see you’re worried. Can you tell me what you’re most worried about, so we can talk about it?” This makes children open up to you.

    14.   “You have started again”
When a child is doing something you warned them about, don’t say, “‘you have started again”. Kids don’t keep wrongs in their memory like we adults do. Instead find ways to communicate that same thing to the child in a manner that makes the child know it’s their responsibility to do it better.

    15.   ”...because I said so”
This is very common phrase passed on from our parents.  Parents who often use this phrase don’t want their children to feel they can have a say in anything they (parents) have to do or say. Instead get the child involved. They are not your puppet. 

    16.   “That’s not how to do it”
If you have asked your child to do a task or they are trying something new, resist the urge to intervene. Otherwise your child will be less likely to try things on their own or at your request for fear of criticism. If you do have to step in, do it as collaboration, not in a dismissive way

   17.   “Stop that or I will teach you a lesson you will never forget”.
Threats, usually the result of parental frustration, are rarely effective. If a threat is not made in short order, it loses all effectiveness. And experts say in general, threats of hitting have been found to lead to more spanking, which itself has been proven to be an ineffective way to change behaviour, especially in young children.

   18.   “Be careful”
Saying this while your child is balancing on the bicycle or trying something that requires balancing actually makes it more likely the child will fall. "Your words distract them from what they are doing, so they lose focus.  If you're feeling anxious, move close to spot them in case the child takes a tumble, being as still and quiet as you can.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Take that step today.

We often have good reasons why things can't work. Today, I want you to find other good reasons why things can work.
Procrastination is a dream killer. All great people you admire today wouldn't have been where they are  if they hadn't taken that step to live above average.
Today, I encourage you to take a step up get that idea, business, project and dream going.

Have a fulfilled Life by stepping up.

Things we do everyday that slowly KILLS.

Using Computer
Using a computer can be damaging to your health. The screen brightness can cause eye strain and headaches. Give some distance while using or set your screen brightness to less that 30%. Some computers also contain toxins that cause neurological damage as well.

Using Air Conditioner

For many people an air-conditioned home, car or workplace is a must. Although air conditioning provides both health and comfort benefits, there is evidence pointing to some potentially serious health risks including overexposure to cold air and exposure to toxic pollutants such as mod. Sudden changes in temperature and humidity affect the respiratory system. Keep room temperature between 21º and 25º C. Try fresh air sometimes.

Showering Everyday
Showering every day with hot water and a scrubbing apparatus wears away your skin’s lipids which help keep your skin’s moisture. This also causes you to age fast. Some people can’t do without hot bath. This is bad for your skin. Use moisturising soap and avoid using hard sponge too often.

Drying Hair
I know this may be difficult for most women (some men too). Blow drying your hair causes more harm than good. Heat from the dryer causes the hydrogen bonds in your hair to deteriorate which
makes your hair susceptible to falling out. It also affects the brain cells which can make you act abnormal sometimes.

Popcorn Damage Teeth
For the movie freaks and late night watch. Popcorn can get stuck in your teeth and cause infections. Also, biting down on a kernel can crack your teeth if you susceptible to that kind of damage.  Try the salty popcorn instead.

Jogging is a form of exercise that is highly recommended worldwide but excessive Jogging increases your risk of arthritis, especially in your knees where most of the damage is felt. Walk sometimes and visit the doctor for a proper check-up especially when you start feeling pains.

Sitting in Office
Your risk of heart disease increases 64% if you sit at your desk for 6+ hours a day. This also causes severe back ache if you don’t maintain good sitting posture. Take a short walk after sitting for more than 2 hours.

Wearing Socks in Bed
Wearing socks in bed prevents the gaseous exchange of your body’s cells which not only damages your skin cells, but your brain cells as well.

Microwave Food
Microwave is the fastest way to get our food warm.  Then it is important to realize that food cooked in a microwave oven does become "radioactive". The microwave energy remains in the cavity or the food after the microwave oven is switched off. Give the food time to cool and always cover the food while microwaving.

Watching TV
Watching TV for more than 2 hours increases your risk of heart diseases. Study shows that those who watch TV and smoke are at greater risk. Sitting that long affects your circulation. Try stretching or taking a walk for a minute every 1 hour.