Before you quit your day job to become an event planner, take the time to honestly assess your current skills to ensure you have what it takes to succeed as an event planner.
You’d be shocked at how much a choice selection of apps can change your life for the better. From a honing device for kid-friendly locations to a virtual accountant, these eleven apps belong on every parent's home screen. It may seem counterintuitive, but amping up your smartphone with these handy features will actually make unplugging that much easier, since you know you've got your bases covered. Check them out in the slideshow above, download what you will, and we bet you won’t be able to remember what life was like without them.
Yet another white mom stomped onto my site last week, questioning why I write for and about moms of color. Apparently, the word “brown” in my blog title made her feel some kinda ways about my posts, subject matter, and intent, and she questioned why, if “everyone wants to be celebrated and recognized as ‘equal,’” I would “segregate” myself with a blog about skin color.
Um, you really want to make my nostrils flare? Tell me that you “don’t see color.” Or that we’re all the same -- no matter the color, race, income level, background, origin, beliefs. Or that by simply acknowledging and speaking to issues that affect black moms specifically, I’m “segregating” myself.
(Women’s Health) - The Garcinia Cambogia is the latest buzz in the “battle of the bulge”. With millions of people praising this so called “miracle pill” that you take as a supplement to lose weight, it has been getting a lot of attention since it was recently featured on The Dr. Oz Show. Surprisingly, many people who struggle daily with their weight have yet to hear about this powerful option. Those that have heard of the Garcinia Cambogia diet are confused about what it is, how to use it and how to avoid falling for ineffective formulas and downright scams.
According to Dr Chen (The guest host on the popular Dr Oz show) Garcinia Cambogia works in more than one way, “The first way is it goes in and causes the body to burn glucose, or sugar, and burn fat, mainly in the liver…The second way, the most important way, is it slows the release of sugar into the blood stream. So when you don’t have sugar building up in the blood stream, you don’t have fat building up because sugar turns to fat…When the two are combined together, you get this synergistic effect that basically burns and blocks and stops fat, but it also is natural and safe.”
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Well, we here at WomensHealth were a little skeptical of this Garcinia Cambogia. Even after pouring though mountains of research. While I had an educated opinion, I still had no personal proof that the Garcinia Cambogia option was worth the time. So, with my editors blessing, I decided to go out and put the product to the test myself. What better way to find out the truth that to conduct my own study?
To get started, I volunteered to be the guinea pig. I applied online for 5 bottles of Original Garcinia Cambogia. Original Garcinia Cambogia is one of the most credible and trustworthy diet supplement suppliers on the market. It included a 100% Money Back Gurantee of the product and it did not try to fool me into agreeing to additional hidden offers. Another reason why I chose Original Garcinia Cambogia is because it is the most concentrated and purest Garcinia Cambogia on the market. This would give me the most accurate results for my test.
The Magic Weight Loss Cure for Every Body Type”
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Here is what Original Garcinia Cambogia™ claimed on their website…
Putting the Original Garcinia Cambogia to the Test
Original Garcinia Cambogia arrived within 4 days of having placed my order online.
The bottles I received held a month’s worth of pills which worked out perfect as I was to follow the supplement routine for 9 weeks time and document my progress throughout
My 9 Week Test: Original Garcinia Cambogia
After one week on the diet I was surprised at the dramatic results. My energy level was up, and I wasn’t even hungry, an apparent side effect of the Original Garcinia Cambogia which curbs the appetite.
I honestly felt fantastic.
And I didn’t even change anything about my daily routine. On day 7 I got on the scale and couldn’t believe my eyes. I had lost 5 lbs. But I still wasn’t convinced as they say you lose a lot of water at the beginning of any diet. I wanted to wait and see the results in the upcoming weeks. But it sure was looking up! I now weighed under 140 lbs for the first time in years!
After three weeks, I started the week off with even more energy and was actually sleeping more soundly than before. I was no longer waking up during the night and tossing and turning because my body was actually able to relax (this is a result of getting rid of the toxins I think). Plus I still managed to lose another 7 lbs, putting me at an unbelievable 12 lbs of weight loss, in just 3 weeks.
I must admit that I’m starting to believe that this diet is more than just a gimmick.
After 4 weeks all my doubts and skepticism had absolutely vanished! I am down, 2 full dress sizes, after losing another 9 lbs. And I still have a ton of energy. Quite often, around the third week of other diets, you tend to run out of steam. But with the Original Garcinia Cambogia my energy levels don’t dip, but remain steady throughout the day. I no longer need that cat nap around 3pm in the afternoon! And I am even noticing that my stomach is digesting food so much better. No bloating or embarrassing gas after I eat!
After the Ninth week, my final results were shocking. I lost an unbelievable 37 lbs of fat since starting the Original Garcinia Cambogia diet! Actually everyone at WomensHealth is kicking themselves for not having volunteered to be the guinea pig. Using the Original Garcinia Cambogia in the last five weeks I lost 16 more lbs. To be honest I really don’t have much more than that left to lose, I’ve never looked sexier! And I am definitely going to continue taking the Original Garcinia Cambogia afterwards because it has so many antioxidants and vitamins that makes my skin look unbelievable. It even worked better than Green Coffee!
“I couldn’t be any happier with the results.
I Lost 37 lbs body fat in 9 Weeks, No Special Diet, No Intense Exercise”
Conclusion: Like us, here at WomensHealth, you might be a little doubtful about the effects of this diet, but you need to try it for yourself; the results are real. After conducting our own personal study we are pleased to see that people really are finding success with it (myself included ). And you have nothing to lose. Follow the links to order your Original Garcinia Cambogia I have provided and know that you are getting a quality product that works; no strings attached! Works even better than Green Coffee.
Instead of spending hours posting old prom pictures on social media, you might consider using that time to bolster your career, suggests Virginia Green, owner of The Biz Visions Group and an instructor in the MBA program at the University of Phoenix Southern California Campus.
Employers are paying more attention than ever to social media, Green emphasizes, so it's important to make your time online count if you're seeking a job or want to enhance your professional standing. According to the Jobvite Social Recruiting Survey 2011, 89 percent of companies planned to recruit through social media, up from 83 percent in 2010.
Here are Green's recommendations on the best social media options and how to use them to improve your career:
Why: Green says "absolutely everyone" should have a Linkedin® profile. With 175 million members, "it's the way people are getting jobs."
What to do: Not only should you fill out every aspect of your profile to strengthen your credibility by providing details about your experience, education and expertise, but you should scroll through your connections' contacts for people who work at companies you admire, and actively reach out to them.
"If you discover someone on LinkedIn with whom you have a second or third degree of connection, and they have your dream career, request to be introduced to them," Green says. "Once you make contact, ask to set up an informational meeting to learn more about their expertise and pick their brain." A professional's perspective also can add to your credibility in your field.
Why: "I think of Tweeting as micro-blogging, with a potential audience of millions," Green says.
What to do: On the Twitter® network, start by finding and following relevant people in your field, and then Tweet content of interest to your target audience.
"If you want to be respected as an entrepreneur, for instance, don't Tweet about your favorite ice cream flavor," Green says. "Instead, Tweet things that demonstrate your knowledge." This will garner relevant followers among Twitter's 500 million members, who could turn into business partners or lead you to more contacts who might help you in your career.
Why: With 45 million members in 226 countries, including the United States, the Viadeo® platform offers the opportunity to network worldwide, which is increasingly important in today's global economy. The Paris-based company plans to further expand internationally using $31.6 million the French government invested in it earlier this year.
What to do: Create a profile that gets you both national and international exposure with a base of professionals with whom you can seek business opportunities. Viadeo also has a portal where users can post their blogs by topic, and the site offers a vast job board.
"As with LinkedIn, seek out professionals working in companies that align with your goals," Green advises. "With a smaller user base, you have more opportunity to connect with higher-level professionals on this site because desirable contacts may not be inundated by requests."
Why: You may be familiar with the Facebook® site as a way of connecting with friends and family, but - if you do it right - this social sharing network also can be used to give your career a boost. Best of all: You've probably already built a community that includes work-related friends and acquaintances, as well as potential clients or employers, so you won't have to start from scratch.
What to do: Create a professional Facebook page where you only post information and links related to your profession. Facebook has almost 1 billion members, so you'll have the possibility of wide exposure. Green also suggests limiting your separate personal Facebook page to close friends and family by setting your privacy settings so no one else can find you.
Why: It can cast you as an expert and serve to expand your resumé.
What to do: Write how-to articles about different aspects of your work and post them on your blog. If you're a CPA, for example, you could explain new elements of the tax law. "Blogging," Green says, "can demonstrate to the business community that you know what you're doing and have the expertise to succeed in your field." For more exposure, link your blog to your Twitter profile and your LinkedIn and Viadeo accounts.
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Every one of us would like to know how to easily turn his or her life by quickly creating wealth. This is so given the economic hardships in today's world, something that has called for wealth creation strategies to help improve people's incomes. At this point, the wealth systems come in. Their aim is to help you make money online. They are also instrumental in letting you set aside some of your income for your loved ones to inherit once you have passed on. If you are looking for a wealth system that you can join and then you should make sure that it has a good structure and sound savings. This will ensure you get a continuous income and even greater returns for the energy you put into the system.
A good system will provide the necessary training, information and support to its members to guarantee them success. Below are some of the things to put into consideration when looking for a good system.
Have proper leads for your business : If you want your online business to succeed, then you will need the right customers to buy your products or services. It is good for the business to have a constant flow of customers and more so new ones. However, the old customers should not be neglected while you concentrate on new ones. Be sure to make a list of all prospective clients, refereed to as the opt-in list, and it's used to send them emails. They should be people who can meet you own requirements. The list is derived from the people who log in to a site where the products or services have been advertised. This will eliminate the need to follow up clients who may not be interested in whatever you may be offering.
Website Traffic : In online marketing, the number of hits your site gets determines the possible volume of buyers. So do all within your means to direct traffic to your site. Lack of a substantial hits means your business is not on stable ground. Being specific about a particular aspect of your product could be the key to unlock the lack of traffic. Being too general will leave clients vague and lost.
Safelist Marketing : Safelist is another method, which you can use to increase you returns. If you get your message across the Internet, you can be popular in online business and your contacts can enable you get more information. This can be through those who register to get emails from you. Emails may be sent daily or weekly.
In the next half hour, tackle as many of the following suggestions as possible. Not only will these tasks themselves increase your happiness, but the mere fact that you've achieved some concrete goals will boost your mood.
1. Raise your activity level to pump up your energy. If you're on the phone, stand up and pace. Walk to a coworker's office instead of sending an e-mail. Put more energy into your voice. Take a brisk 10-minute walk. Even better...
2. Take a walk outside. Research suggests that light stimulates brain chemicals that improve mood. For an extra boost, get your sunlight first thing in the morning. Find the best walking workout for your exercise style.
3. Reach out. Send an e-mail to a friend you haven't seen in a while, or reach out to someone new. Having close bonds with other people is one of the most important keys to happiness. When you act in a friendly way, not only will others feel more friendly toward you, but you'll also strengthen your feelings of friendliness for other people.
4. Rid yourself of a nagging task. Deal with that insurance problem, purchase something you need, or make that long-postponed appointment with the dentist. Crossing an irksome chore off your to-do list will give you a rush of elation.
5. Create a more serene environment. Outer order contributes to inner peace, so spend some time organizing bills and tackling the piles in the kitchen. A large stack of little tasks can feel overwhelming, but often just a few minutes of work can make a sizable dent. Set the timer for 10 minutes and see what you can do. In that time, take a quick look around the house and see how to get organized using everyday items.
6. Do a good deed. Introduce two people by e-mail, take a minute to pass along useful information, or deliver some gratifying praise. In fact, you can also...
7. Save someone's life. Sign up to be an organ donor, and remember to tell your family about your decision. Do good, feel good―it really works!
8. Act happy. Fake it 'til you feel it. Research shows that even an artificially induced smile boosts your mood. And if you're smiling, other people will perceive you as being friendlier and more approachable. There's no need to walk around in a constant state of worry. After all, what's the worst that can happen if you bounce a check or leave wet clothes in the dryer?
9. Learn something new. Think of a subject that you wish you knew more about and spend 15 minutes on the Internet reading about it, or go to a bookstore and buy a book about it. But be honest! Pick a topic that really interests you, not something you think you "should" or "need to" learn about.
Shopping for the perfect wedding dress can be quite an overwhelming experience, though also a rewarding experience once that special gown has been found. However, most brides become quickly overwhelmed by the vast amount of wedding gowns available. A great way of bypassing any extra stress related to finding “the dress” is to learn a little bit abo
Shopping for the perfect wedding dress can be quite an overwhelming experience, though also a rewarding experience once that special gown has been found. However, most brides become quickly overwhelmed by the vast amount of wedding gowns available. A great way of bypassing any extra stress related to finding “the dress” is to learn a little bit about the different types of wedding gowns before heading to the store.
There are just about as many different types of wedding gowns as there are brides wearing them. There are many different styles, shapes, lengths, fabrics, and designers. So how does a bride to be decide which dress is right for her? The formality of the event is important because it can influence the style gown a bride should choose. However, the categories of wedding styles are somewhat flexible; this should give you the basic idea.
Formal weddings usually occur in the evening though some have been known to take place during the day. Formal weddings during the day usually occur in the late afternoon. Formal evening weddings are usually elaborate, ornate, and classic. The bride’s gown may follow suit. Fabrics for formal evening weddings usually consist of beading, satins, peau de soie, and shantung. Brides may choose gowns with longer trains and veils for formal evening weddings.
Formal daytime weddings usually call for formal gowns, though a little more casual than the evening wedding. In most cases, the daytime formal wedding gown may be of lighter weight fabric, especially if the wedding takes place during a warm season. The gown may be short sleeved or strapless with gloves. Taffeta and silk are very popular for these types of weddings. Brides often choose shorter veils and trains for daytime formal weddings.
When it comes to semiformal weddings, brides may choose gowns typical for either daytime or evening weddings. Though these gowns are often less elaborate than formal wedding gowns, they are no less beautiful. Popular fabrics for semiformal weddings include chiffon and very little lace and beading. Wedding gowns for semiformal events may be short or long-sleeved, with a train or without, and may or may not have a veil.
Many brides opt for short dresses (tea-length or to the knee) or even cocktail suits for informal weddings. While you may see some lace and beading on an informal wedding gown, it is not likely. Common fabrics include chiffon, satin, or even shantung. Usually, there is no train or veil during an informal wedding, as many brides will wear a tasteful hat or flowers in her hair. Many beach weddings are informal, with shoes optional as well.
Finding the Dress
While tradition states that certain types of wedding gowns are ideal for certain types of weddings, there is no rule to say what you absolutely can and cannot do. If you find a formal wedding gown that you absolutely adore (and can afford) by all means, wear it to your semiformal wedding. After all, you are the bride and it is your day.
Keep that in mind as you shop for your special dress, pay particular attention to fabrics, lengths, and looks that you like. For example, if you know that you are not a fan of satin, beading, and lace do not bother, even if that wedding of yours is going to be a formal evening event. The most important rule when it comes to choosing between the different types of wedding gowns is that you find what you love.
Because there are so many different styles and types of wedding gowns, be sure to purchase a couple of wedding and bridal magazines before you go to the dress shop. This way, you should have an idea of what types of wedding gowns appeal to you. Do not forget to tear out the pictures to show the dressmaker or shop assistant when you meet for your first time. Armed with what you like, he or she should be able to effectively help you find the wedding gown of your dreams.
In addition, remember, shopping for your wedding gown should be a fun experience, not a stressful one. If you feel overwhelmed after seeing the variety of gowns available in the store, just take a step back and relax. Let the shop assistant help you with a few options and give them a try. You may find the perfect dress you have been searching for. Before you go shopping for a wedding gown, you should know the formality of your wedding celebration. This is important because it makes shopping for a dress much easier. There are many styles to choose from and some of these styles may not be appropriate for a formal or informal wedding. By knowing this information, you can eliminate many styles from the selection, resulting in a less stressful purchase.