4 Smart, Effective Ways to Shift Your Perspective on Negativity

Our perceptions of our experiences as negative can affect our lives on every level. Labeling our experiences as negative has the power to ruin relationships, decrease work performance, and increase stress levels. The good news is that you can balance your negativity bias by shifting your mindset!

Not sure where to start? Check out these smart, effective ways to shift your perception of your experiences as negative:

#1: Don’t Take It Personally A fantastic book that I always recommend to clients is Don Miguel Ruiz’s “The Four Agreements”. He lists not taking things personally as a necessary agreement to make with yourSELF. This idea is rooted in the understanding that most people act in a certain way based on their previous experiences and current circumstances. For example, perhaps someone took credit for your colleague’s work in the past, so now he doesn’t trust his team anymore. That doesn’t mean he has something against you, he simply doesn’t trust people in general. We’re all operating based on what we’ve learned from experiences, which means that how someone interacts with you is dependent on a great many factors, including their past experiences.

So, stop taking things personally. If someone is misjudging you, prove to them through your word and deed that they are wrong. Always try to be kind and authentic rather than stressing over it.

#2: Set Boundaries No matter how hard you try, you’ll never be able to please everyone, if only because what pleases us is so subjective. Couple that with demands on time and energy — friends, family, etc will always come up with new demands, and if you feel you’re unable to meet those demands it can undermine your self-esteem and keep you from focusing on your priorities.

To balance this feeling of pressure on your time and energy, you must learn to say no and set clear boundaries. If someone reacts negatively or tries to hurt you, see step 1, and go a step further by extending compassion to those pushing at your boundaries. There are reasons why we do what we do, and them feeling their needs must be met is completely human and natural.

You have the power to say no, use it.

#3: Adopt a Positive Mindset Sometimes it can be hard to be grateful for what we have when we’re dealing with an experience that’s causing us stress. However, research shows that cultivating gratitude can deepen and expand our experiences, serving as a buffer against negative thoughts.

Start with a gratitude journal and write a few things everyday that you’re grateful for. It can be as big and grand as having a child or as small as your morning cup of coffee or tea being just right. Practicing gratitude in this way reinforces positive thinking patterns and reduces negativity.

As a bonus, your positive attitude will also inspire others and strengthen your professional and personal relationships. The UnIverse has a funny way of giving us more of what we focus on, so the more you focus on being grateful for the good in your life, the more you will see opportunities arise.

#4: Find Solutions, Not Problems Our negativity bias means that we tend to focus on the problems we’re are facing at any given moment instead of actively seeking solutions. And, if we’re being one hundred percent honest, sometimes it feels good to “wallow in our sorrows”; to be sad if we’re sad or angry if we’re angry, deflecting any suggestions as to how we change or “solve” our problem. Unfortunately, this can compound already existing feelings of guilt, frustration and dissatisfaction.

The solution is that whenever you have a problem, take the steps needed to solve it. Don’t wait or hide, thinking it will go away. It might, but then again, depending on the size of the problem, it very well may not.

To do this, shift and reframe your perspective of the problem from a “problem” to a lesson, and ask yourSELF what the situation is trying to teach you. This can change it from a “problem” to a challenge, and you overcome challenges every day, now don’t you?

In conclusion, a good rule of thumb is to check your energy and see how you feel in specific circumstances or around certain people. Some people energize you while others drain you, choose to surround yourSELF as much as you can with positivity, i.e. the people, places, things and experiences that make you feel good. Build relationships with people who encourage you, support you, and cheer for you.

*Disclaimer: This article in no way acts as a substitute for clinically diagnosed depression or anxiety.

Evangelism Marketing: When customers do the job for you

The present day market is saturated. There are almost no marketing strategies left where you’ll not face any competition. Unless what you have is a groundbreaking product, it is very difficult to stand out from a crowded marketplace. Consequently, you need to keep looking for alternatives to sneak into people’s imaginations. Advertisements are a way, but how much can you squeeze into a half-a-minute long media file? Here is where the Evangelism Marketing comes into play.

Brand evangelism is a word-of-mouth marketing where customers voluntarily recommend your product to others, and will practically do the marketing on your behalf. People are less skeptical of a marketing evangelist as opposed to other hard-core selling techniques, simply because that person is not affiliated nor associated with a brand. As a result, there’s a higher chance of converting a potential lead into a definite sale when you use brand evangelism.

Evangelists can be carved out of loyal brand followers. If you are a startup looking to establish your presence in your chosen niche, you need to identify who your target market is even before you launch your product. Once the connection has been made, and the lead or prospect has been turned into a paying customer, you’ll face the challenge: turning that one-time customer into a customer for life. If you can even turn one loyal customer a month initially, it is a huge positive.

Establishing brand loyalty is important because these kinds of customers will not just buy your product; they also become your brand’s passionate advocates. You get new business based on word-of-mouth recommendations and referrals from them. The best thing about this? These loyal customers come across as credible, unbiased, and authoritative because you haven’t paid them a single cent.

This marketing strategy does sound quite lucrative and relatively simple. However, there are a lot of principles involved in it. The simpler the strategy, the harder it is to master it. So how do you perfect Evangelism Marketing so as to have an efficient group of loyalists doing your bidding? We’ll discuss these principles in the next post.

I’d rather have a border wall than the Green New Deal

Let me be clear: I think the border wall is a terrible idea. It is a huge waste of money and has become symbolic of values which completely contravene American ideals. It even contravenes “conservative ideals”. Do you think Ronald Reagan would have liked a border wall? I strongly doubt it.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has called fighting climate change her generation’s “WWII”. I agree. In part. If we don’t prevent catastrophic climate change, our way of life could cease to exist. Which would be bad. Note however that a potentially mortal condition says nothing about the effort needed to cure the problem. If you get rabies and don’t treat it, you will die. 100%. The cure, however, is a few shots and then problem solved.

Preventing catastrophic climate change is obviously gonna take a bit more than a rabies shot, but a WWII style mobilization? This is what Green New Deal (GND) supporters want you to swallow whole, but is their solution the best, or even a credible, way to solve the problem?

If we want to save the planet, first we should get the objective straight. The strict version of the GND espoused by the Sunrise Group states: “We’re fighting for a just transition to 100% renewable energy within 12 years — the time frame set by the world’s leading climate scientists”. 12 years (ie 2030) is indeed the time frame set out by scientists in a UN report. But not for 100% renewable energy. It’s the time frame to cut emissions by 45% from 2010 levels. It does not say our energy sources need to be renewable. If someone developed a cheap way to reduce 95% of coal and tailpipe emissions, then 2030 deadline solved. But if you’re a hardcore GNDers: not renewable, verboten! It is likely that renewable sources like wind and solar are among our best options to solve climate change. But it is also likely that some forms of pollution reduction or a 5% dirty fuel could help. If you truly fighting a war, you do not remove these options for fixations on some airy ideal.

But it gets worse (the GND that is). Even if we don’t limit our choice of technologies, getting emissions down by 45% in 12 years is going to be a formidable task on a tight schedule. It would make sense to concentrate our efforts on the goal and not waste energy on other things. Like jobs. Should we, as a society, try to make sure people have means of support? Yes absolutely. But that has nothing to do with climate change. If the best way to solve climate change involves creating jobs, great. If it involves job destruction, then…let’s worry about jobs in 2031. Or in separate legislation. Because if we don’t solve the climate problem and fry the planet, jobs really aren’t gonna matter. Ditto for “to promote justice and equity by stopping current, preventing future, and repairing historic oppression of……….”. An admirable goal which we should be thinking about as a society. But separately, in a way which doesn’t distract from the climate goal. When we fought WWII we devoted all our efforts to solving the problem, defeating Germany and Japan. We did not say hmm Stalin’s gonna be a problem down the line, so we might as well go after him too. And Franco. Had we done so, it would have been catastrophic. The full-fledged GND runs the same risk.

It gets even worse. War sometimes requires questionable weapons and in times of great peril, foregoing them is a very difficult decision — think the bomb. The GNDers go one step further, however, and want to marginalize very effective, very non-WMD type pollution control mechanisms, i.e. prices and markets. The latest from AOC softens the stance and allows for a small, non-central role to carbon taxes. But as detailed here, it should be front and center.

What little progress we have made on controlling emissions to date has been driven ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY by markets and prices. This has been lucky: the cost of wind, solar and gas has gone down, while the cost of coal has stayed stagnant. Had this been reversed, we would be polluting more. However there’s a very easy way to make markets work: add the cost of pollution back into the price. This can be in the form of tradable emissions permits (cap and trade) or carbon taxes. Both work and the nice thing is that you can set them to levels consistent with the 45% goal and just let the (much maligned) human self-interest work. Uneconomic polluting energy sources become unprofitable so self-interested corporations shut them down. Conversely, technologies which can cut emissions become very profitable, so greedy corporations rush to invest in them.

Don’t believe prices work? Think back to 2008. Gas prices skyrocketed. Consumers responded by foregoing SUVs and moving closer to work. US consumption of petroleum products dropped by 5.8%, the largest annual decline since 1980 (any guesses what happened then?). And because prices work, carbon taxes work. And cap and trade works.

The real elephant in the room — which would ground the GND even were it at all realistic — is that the US is becoming less of the emissions elephant in the room. That would be China, India and the developing world. It will be difficult to get them to get their emissions down. But not impossible. Rising middle classes are clamoring for less pollution and governments are at least paying lip service to cuts.. An efficient market solution in the US could serve as a beacon. A hugely expensive set of bloated blathering policies at cross-purposes to the actual solution will just create confusion.

Silver bullet efficient clean technologies would make the task of climate control much eaiser. It has been suggested that the real spending should not be on jobs etc, but on researching the type of cheap clean technologies which would lessen the burden on the third-world. While some of the large dollops of government spending might end up like Solyndra, given the seriousness of the problem that’s probably an acceptable cost (as mentioned before, setting the cost of pollution high enough through market mechanisms will also have this positive effect on research).

Which leads us to the Real Green Deal:

  1. Enact robust carbon taxes and/or a cap and trade system without loopholes
  2. Get rid of dirty energy subsidies (these do the exact opposite of what carbon taxes do) and other regulations/barriers which entrench traditional energy sources
  3. Use some of the carbon tax/cap and trade revenue on clean technology research (yes revenue not huge bloated costs we need a class war to fund)
  4. Share technology and create incentives for the developing world to join a system of carbon taxes/tradable emissions permits

Simple. Efficient. No class war needed.

Not the stuff to inspire gaggles of hyperventilating volunteers to support your next campaign. But it’s a plan that actually might work. 3) will be the hardest and not under our control. But without 1) and 2) to set an example, 3) will be much less likely.

That Silly Wall

In the hopefully unlikely case that the border wall does get built, I expect a wiser future generation (or the next administration) to tear it down and the history books will record how silly it was. Silly, but correctable. If, however, we let the GND misdirect our climate efforts and fry the planet, we may not have the luxury of history books anymore.

Sobre o Carnaval.

Eu nunca fui lá muito antenada ao Carnaval. Pelo contrário, sempre achei toda essa festividade chata. E não falo isso por que fiquei anos em um relacionamento — isso nunca seria um impedimento. Falo porque era realmente desesperador me imaginar no meio de tanta gente. Grandes multidões nunca me agradaram. Até 2019.

Nessa fase de desconstrução e de observar a vida por outro viés, resolvi aceitar essa festa e participar dela. Confesso que nunca imaginei que fosse me agradar tanto. Descobri uma festa popular que suspende a seriedade da vida e dá alento para continuarmos o ano. Viver a Cultura do meu país, da maneira que ela é, deixou o meu coração quentinho.

Ainda no pré-Carnaval, já havia decidido que eu iria viver a festa do povo. Por isso, fui com meus amigos ao desfile do Acadêmicos do Baixo Augusta. No caminho, eu dizia que eu era uma foliã conservadora (uma alusão óbvia à minha posição política contrária a isso). O Baixo Augusta é um bloco gigantesco e tem como madrinha a minha musa Alessandra Negrini (quem me conhece sabe como eu sou apaixonada por essa mulher). Enfim, pulei, dancei, cantei, bebi, me diverti. Ao voltar para casa, minha melhor amiga me disse: “Estou surpresa com você. Você não está nem mal humorada”. Ela me conhece, sabia que ali não era o lugar que a Aline de antes gostaria de estar.

A melhor parte de tudo foi ter vivido momentos inesquecíveis com pessoas maravilhosas. Ter encontrado amigos que há tempos eu não dedicava um pouco de mim. Ter dançado de olhos fechados pelo centro de São Paulo sem me preocupar com nada. Sentir os pingos da chuva como bençãos para mim. Olhar em volta e me surpreender com tanta alegria. Sorrir porque essa era a única maneira de expressar a minha felicidade. E eu esbanjei felicidade. O coração ainda pulsa de alegria. Foi demais.

Um dos momentos mais marcantes para mim, entre os vários que vivi, foi a chuva do último dia. Estava acompanhada de um grande (e recente) amigo que pediu para continuarmos no rolê, mesmo com a chuva torrencial. E eu me permiti. Era para ser ali com Timbalada tocando ao fundo. Estávamos extasiados. Foi o ápice de bem-estar que senti naquele dia. Foi uma energia tão foda de sentir. Dancei como se não houvesse amanhã. Não tinha espaço no mundo para o tanto que eu pulei. Fui invadida por uma alegria e liberdade que há muito tempo eu não sentia (ou nunca senti). Que bom ter tido alguém para compartilhar esse momento, porque eu tenho certeza que ele também sentiu essa boa vibração.

Eu vi muitos sorrisos em todos os dias que eu pulei Carnaval. Eu senti uma energia revitalizadora que modificou muito a minha forma de observar essa festa. Sinto dores em todas as partes do meu corpo e o cansaço também bateu forte por aqui, afinal não tenho mais 20 anos, porém, meus amigos, meu coração está cheio de entuasismo.

“Eu fui embora meu amor chorou. Vou voltar…”

Pull Your Stats To The Top | iPas Reviews

“Pull Your Stats To The Top”

AMWAY review has credibility for being a great business in the DSA or MLM sector due to the fact that they have actually been around for so long. If you personally have actually attempted the products and also believe they excel, after that this might be an excellent business for you to sign up with. Nevertheless, you must know that individuals making big money in the firm are the ones that grow their team.

If you plan to offer products just, this will only give some side cash money for you. If you prepare to hire individuals into the company, you require intent on the best ways to hire beyond your network of friends/family/coworkers because an organization must be able to depend on its very own– not reliant on your friends to buy your things!

AMWAY business has actually been undertaking modifications in a recent couple of years due to a claim. This has resulted in a lowered quantity of pressure for suppliers to buy items as well as training, in addition to much less buzz in their sales claims. I personally discover it except that the company is making these adjustments! I am really rough in my NETWORK MARKETING business reviews, as well as normally, 2 of my large complaints are that IBOs are needed to purchase items on auto-ship which the items they offer do not satisfy assumptions.

Mentioning items, the primary various another thing I like about AMWAY is its items. The firm does use a wide range of items, as well as there is absolutely still a need for them. This company has been around because 1959, and also although it’s undergone modifications throughout the years, I don’t believe it could have endured this long on buzz alone.

Is AMWAY A Fraud?

Is AMWAY A Scam? AMWAY is not a fraud. AMWAY is a legit company and its organization design is around reference-based marketing (MLM/direct sales sector) rather than spending for marketing, signboards, television commercials, and so on. They pay their IBO’s or suppliers a little payment for helping them obtain the word out when somebody acquires a product from that IBO.

The factor you may be assuming that it’s a fraud or pyramid system is because you have actually heard of someone that really did not earn money with the company or that you don’t wish to lose money. The rip-off claims happen from IBO’s who do not find any kind of success with their organization. Now, remember.

The majority of AMWAY IBO’s have no abilities or knowledge of how you can run an effective business. So, they aren’t sure anything regarding recruiting, funding, shutting, destination marketing, generating leads, and constructing a successful business.

This brings about them thinking AMWAY is a scam or previous reps wind up giving the business a poor online reputation since they say the AMWAY rip-off holds true which it is not.

Can you really generate income with AMWAY though? The response is YES, but you require a game plan as well as advertising approach in order to generate web traffic, leads, close sales,

as well as grow your business/team of consumers as well as IBO’s. Click here!

The AMWAY Organization Design

Like a lot of Network marketing, there are 2 facets to constructing a service with AMWAY. There’s the product retailing and afterward, there is the recruiting of leads to build your downline as well as increase your earnings.

With AMWAY, you’re told to utilize the items and change everything you would normally purchase with stuff from AMWAY. It’s supposed to conserve you cash, boost your life and at the same time, make you some money.

Factors are awarded for items you market, and a compensation check is sent out to you based upon how many factors you make. This remains in enhancement to the revenue you make on products marketed. As you construct your network, you’re advertised to various degrees which assists raise the earnings you’re obtaining.

AMWAY has lots of various items for you to select from consisting of fat burning, residence items like their air cleaner and water purification system, Nutrilite nutritional supplements, charm products, cleaning products as well as several others.

You can likewise opt to retail items (just like affiliate advertising and marketing), from AMWAY companion stores like Sears, Barnes & Noble, Finest Buy, Office Depot, K-Mart as well as much more.

So, you could essentially offer anything that somebody might need through your AMWAY business and also make money.

If you resembled me when I was given this possibility at that time as well as you aimed to sell every as well as anything depending on the requirements of the person you were targeting.

Usually, I would hand them a catalog since I really did not truly understand exactly what they actually needed, or I would try to reveal them the strategy.

This result in an extremely frustrating experience for me and I wound up quitting. Like a lot of other individuals.

The trouble is that lots of people who sign up with AMWAY do unknown the key to marketing the items and their upline do not educate them

Judgment

Although it economical to start an AMWAY organization, the expense in preserving it is fairly high up on a regular monthly basis about other business in the network marketing particular niche as a result of the inadequate point to dollar proportion. Expect to be in the red for quite a time due to this truth.

As a simple offline network marketing firm, AMWAY can be profitable from a retail sales standpoint, however, the actual money and also leverage comes from developing groups of leaders, not slinging item.

Interview: Teaching Trauma-Informed Practices with Bethlehem Area School District

At Pear Deck, a source of inspiration is seeing what innovative classroom teachers and school leaders are sharing on social media. This tweet from Bethlehem Area SD Chief Academic Officer Dr. Jack Silva caught our collective eyes a few months ago:

Dr. Silva and Supervisor of Professional Learning and Technology Integration Mark James agreed to sit down with Pear Deck Marketing Director Danielle Stebel to discuss their efforts with building a learner- centered district environment and more.

Let’s start with some background. What led you both to choosing education as a career?

MJ “If I was to go back in time and tell my 17-year-old self I was a teacher, I wouldn’t have believed it. I received my Bachelor’s in Business from Miami University, and worked in the industrial railroad industry as an Account Executive before going to Culinary School. After a stint in food service I became Director of Catering for a school, and was asked to create a training program for undergraduate students.”

Creating the training program planted a seed, which grew into a Masters degree in Education with secondary certification in Math. As a passionate devotee of math and math instruction, James focused on changing, improving, and innovating his math instruction. After 17 years of classroom instruction, at the request of Dr. Silva, he applied for and was promoted to an administrative position focusing on staff development and instructional technology. Mark has been a Pear Deck user for so long that he was even in the original beta test group for Pear Deck back in 2014!

Dr. Silva — “Aside from working a drive-in movie theatre in my teen years, [education] is the only industry I’ve ever worked. I got a teaching job right out of college teaching Middle and High School Social Studies, and since then have tried everything from teacher to Department Chair, Principal, and Director of Secondary Educator. After 33 years in education, you start to lose track.”

With a “first and lasting interest” in educational programs, Dr. Silva jumped on a 2010 opportunity to come to his hometown of Bethlehem where he has been serving as Assistant Superintendent for Education and Chief Academic Officer.

Let’s discuss the tweet that led us to this conversation. Where were you that day?

Dr. S — “The tweet that I made happened after walking through a school who have been taking lead in Trauma-Informed work in the district. I saw that image on a few different doors and wasn’t sure what it was at first. Our first T/I implementation baseline was giving students a paper with pencil and having them mark [a self assessment] on the upper righthand corner with a scale to clue us in. The principal, faced with limitations of paper collection, advocated for a tool to allow for ease of access to the same information. Taking it just a few steps further with Pear Deck, the teachers are able to collect actionable data to allow for informed adjustments in the moment. This is a great example of independent application of formative assessment that shows independent thinking, which happens when they deeply understand a tool.”

Which leads us to your the implementation of Trauma-Informed Practices. How are you seeing the practices implemented, and what is the path forward?

Dr. S — “What we realize as we look ahead to our work with understanding trauma is there are different approaches that work with various school sites. We’ve got Pear Deck in schools with principals who saw the potential to take the Classroom Climate add-on to check in with their students. Some schools use a color system for self assessment of emotional readiness to learn that day. Another middle school is trying a different approach, and took the idea of mood check and decided what we wanted to know deeper insights. They use a two slide Student-Paced deck every morning for students to respond with how they’re feeling. The first is the four faces slide, and the second slide is a text response to ‘tell me more.’ The teachers drove that process, and we’re interested to see how it develops over time.”

MJ — “Understanding what type and how prevalent trauma is for our students. We want to create a clear path to becoming successful learners, and if you’ve got students walking into a classroom experiencing trauma, they can’t engage with their lessons.”

Have you met any resistance along your path of implementation of new practices or tools?

MJ — “Teaching is such a complex profession, and can unfortunately be lonely. Unless you have the good fortune of having a co-teacher, being the only adult in a room can be a lonely endeavor.

It can become isolating, and when you learn to live in that way, that is at the heart of resistance to change. This is not just in education, everyone is resistant to change in some way. When you start saying ‘everyone must or will’ — that’s when resistance comes in. We overcome that by leading by example, by checking in that we’ve provided adequate support, training, and time.”

Dr. S — “Principals are our secret sauce — they model and reinforce through supervision. We’ve come together in a universe where you walk the talk with the tools you’re using and competencies you’re developing.”

What does success look like for your work to come?

MJ — “Adjusting the trajectory of classroom conversation. I’m looking forward to seeing Pear Deck used in a way that becomes really high-level formative assessment in real time. I have a goal of having a mindshift for our teachers to have their students leading for more of a two way socialized learning environment.”

Dr. S — “In the short term, teachers applying and using tools in a unique way, to solve problems in school. Ultimately when our Principals see teachers happy with the tools at their disposal, and when teachers see students command technology to better their learning, then we’ve successfully connected all the dots.”

Our most sincere thanks to Dr. Silva and Mark James for taking time to share the incredible work they’re doing within their district!

This week’s blog post was written by Pear Deck Marketing Director Danielle Stebel.

Five easy things you can do to keep your winter skin healthy, hydrated, and glowing — for next to nothing!

As soon as the the temperatures drop, the air becomes dry, and the winds grow strong, healthy and glowing skin can turn dry, red, chapped and flakey in an instant if it’s not properly cared for.

Living in a mostly warm climate throughout the year means that my skin essentially goes in to complete shock when exposed to cooler temperatures and harsher conditions. The change is immediate and dramatic.

Knowing this, I spend 1–2 weeks prior to any winter vacation preparing my skin for what’s to come, hoping to alleviate some of the symptoms. And every single time I make the same mistake: I focus too heavily on intense hydrating products, and not nearly enough on hydrating habits.

This time, instead of stocking up on serums and rich moisturizers, I relied on everything I know about the culprits of dry, dehydrated skin and made a habit of doing everything I could to avoid it.

Not only did it work like a charm, but it was easy to do and cost me next to nothing.

Read on to learn about fool proof ways to keep your skin soft, smooth and glowing — even in the harshest of winters.

Drink water

There is no cheaper, more accessible resource for hydration than water. Aim to drink 2–3 liters a day, and start first thing in the morning. If I can manage to drink 1 liter by noon, it is always easier to maintain the habit throughout the day and into the evening.

To avoid getting bored, throw in a slice or two of lemon for some flavor; or try switching between cold, hot and room temperatures throughout the day.

Avoid hot water

Harsh winters make steamy hot shower or soaking in bathtub really, really tempting. While I love nothing more than marinating in a bath after a freezing cold day, my skin absolutely hates it.

Hot water can be dehydrating, and really wreak havoc on the skin — and even more so if your skin is already dry, itchy or irritated.

To avoid making things worse, cut down on the frequency and length of hot showers and baths during winter months. Using lukewarm water instead will help the skin retain it’s moisture better, and heal or prevent it from becoming more irritated.

The same applies to washing your face — always use lukewarm or cold water. When removing your facial cleanser, use awash cloth to press the water into the skin instead of wiping it away, which can cause more irritation and redness.

Use SPF

It doesn’t matter if it isn’t sunny or warm outside — applying a broad spectrum sunscreen is always a good idea.

I apply SPF daily in the winter (even on the cloudiest of days) because it is absolutely essential in protecting the skin from harmful UV rays, but also because it prevents my red, wind burnt skin from getting unnecessarily more red from sun exposure.

Eat hydrating foods

In addition to drinking at least 2 liters of water a day, make it a point to fruits and vegetable that are well known for their high water content.

Cucumber, celery, iceberg lettuce, radishes, cauliflower, spinach, green pepper watermelon, strawberries, grapefruit, cantaloupe — are all made up of at least 90% water.

Over and above their hydrating benefits, fruits and vegetables are loaded with vitamins and minerals, which are essential for transforming dull skin and creating a healthy glow. They are also filled with fiber, which helps eliminate toxic waste from the body and reduce inflammation.

Don’t crank up the heat

When were not freezing to death outdoors, we’re cranking up the central heating at home and in our cars to warm ourselves up. But its making our skin, and leaves it feeling unusually tough and tight.

To go entirely without heat in the winter is unthinkable. At the same time, putting the heat on full blast is unnecessary a lot of time.

Play around with your thermostat; get it to the lowest temperature possible where you’re still comfortable. When you’re out of the house all day, turn the heat off or to a low temperature that’s a few notches warmer than outside. If you’re the type who has trouble sleeping when they’re too hot, then try turning the central heating off and bundling up instead.

The less you’re exposed to heat blowing up against your skin throughout the day, the more you will protect it from becoming dehydrated.

The fact of the matter is that harsh winters will always be a major culprit of dry, dehydrated skin. But you shouldn’t assume that treating dry, irritated skin is a lost cause until the season passes; or that excessive moisturizing or expensive products are the only ways to combat the problem.

By implementing these small, simple and inexpensive hydrating habits daily, you might be able to avoid winter skin woes and achieve a hydrated and healthy glow all year long.

Should Companies Pay Us When They Make Mistakes?

Every day, it feels like we are barraged by more and more responsibility for company mistakes while they suffer fewer and fewer consequences. After banks went into bankruptcy in 2009, we bailed them out. Meanwhile, if you have a credit card at 29% and can’t pay it, you are given the choice of bankruptcy and being hobbled financially for 10 years. When I lived in Germany, a country with a generally strong economy whose inhabitants almost never use credit cards, I shared American CC interest rates. 
“Here we would put someone in jail for rates like those,” they said. I could spend a day on the credit situation in this country but that’s for another article. What I want to talk about is the numerous hours each of us spends every year fixing company mistakes. Problem with your phone bill? That’s an hour on the phone. Computer breakdown? Three hours. Gas or internet set up? You might have to take off an entire day of work to be home between the hours of 10 and 6pm when the repair man might or might not come. Is there a reason we aren’t allowed to charge for our time? If I’m a graphic designer at $50 an hour, those three hours fixing my computer just cost me $150. Depending on your salary, these losses could be anywhere from $45 dollars to $600 each time. Why aren’t companies paying us for that time?

Once upon a time, companies used to pay us back when they made a mistake. It was called, credit. Companies seemed to be concerned with making us happy. When problems arose, you spoke with a human being who most often, would give you a refund to pay you for your trouble and inconvenience, A win-win for everyone. In the past decade, with the rise of digital companies who opted for no customer service and no way to reach a human being, other firms followed suit. After all, business is about money and customer service costs money. Since those days, it seems as if today’s business strategies revolve around how much money they can make with the least amount of effort and how much of their responsibility they can shove onto us. Here’s what is fundamentally wrong with that business format. We’re human. Paying someone for their time shows respect. It shows that you value that person’s expertise. By not reimbursing us, companies are in effect demonstrating that we don’t matter. Now on top of taking up our time, they are also taking our private, personal information. And what was the solution to protect our privacy? Use up more of our time. Take the current privacy crisis with social media. What solution did great minds come up with to solve this problem? They decided to set up light boxes that force anyone who wants to protect their privacy to read through pages and pages of legal documents few understand and no one has time for. That might be fine if each of us dealt with only one online company, but we don’t, we deal with hundreds. The other solution? Make us give our personal email and location information in order to have “privacy” with zero assurance we are actually getting it.

I am continually amazed by how kind, thoughtful, generous and nice people are, by how long they are willing to put up with persecution and only stand up to fight back when things have gotten to a point where they can no longer survive. Why are humans so patient in the face of injustice? I for one, say, companies should pay us for our precious time that they waste. Credit card companies should cut us the same breaks they get, our data should be private without having to read a legal forms, and none of us should have to miss work for a day for the repair man.

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Curso Lembrancinhas e Flores em EVA

No Curso Lembranças e Flores em EVA é mais importante para festas infantis e casamentos, por ser um material barato e moldável é uma grande oportunidade de trabalho com esse produto.

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Flores em EVA

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Welcome to the Old Internet, Again. – Richard Bettridge – Medium

Welcome to the Old Internet, Again.

http://theoldnet.com

This year I started collecting vintage computers. It all started when I was gifted a Macintosh LC 575 in fantastic shape. I ordered a network card from ebay and fitted it into the Mac.

Once I had network connectivity I realized I really couldn’t do a whole lot with it.

I was hoping to check out archived websites from the 90’s using the Internet Archive: Wayback Machine.

However the Wayback Machine injects modern javascript into these archived sites. This will break things on old browsers that have no concept of some of the words and syntax used in modern JS.

So, with my web development background I decided to read up on the Wayback Machine’s API and devise a way to turn their content into something that can be consumed on old systems.

Some all nighters over a weekend later I had a prototype of what would now be called The Old Net.

The Old Net
Welcome to the Old Internet Again!theoldnet.com

I would have preferred The Old Web as I feel that would more accurately describe what it is, but that domain was being sat on for a cool $2500.

Along the way my collection grew from just the Macintosh to two original iMacs (the fruity coloured kind), an IBM PS/1 486, and a not-so-vintage Pentium 4 system.

Having this fun filled collection at my disposal I was very determined to keep investing time into The Old Net. As I started to add features, and as I started to use the system, I realized that it was evolving from something that simply acted as the Wayback Machine for old browsers. It was really starting to feel like I was surfing the old web.

Additionally it was starting to become something that was just as good and fun to use on modern systems.

I built up the homepage and manually curated links of great sites. I brought memorable graphics to the forefront. Built a working guest book (please sign it). Invested into better tooling to increase the chance of a site rendering properly or at the least being debuggable. I improved the performance of the site by standing up an image and document cache.

At this point I decided it was time to release it into the wild and let people in the Vintage PC communities know about it. It was well received and much appreciated.

From there I started to record search terms so that I could show most popular and most recent sites. Hey it’s almost like I’m building a primitive search engine at this point.

It was then when it started to come together. I was discovering things that I would have never thought to type into the address bar. I was able to get a sense of what other people longing for nostalgia thought were their go-to sites.

This is where it deviated greatly from the experience on the Wayback machine. On the Wayback machine you have to know what you are looking for, and there is effort to search, get a response, find a particular snapshot, view it, repeat. What I created significantly removed the obstacles and time taken to complete that cycle.

It stopped feeling like you were loading up archived documents and started feeling like you were clicking around the internet you fondly remember.

At this point the site was in good shape, you could go to a domain, search for sites by a fuzzy query, get a list of popular sites, etc.

But much of the content from my childhood that made the old internet great wasn’t .com’s. It was homepages.

Homepages were a wonderful part of the old web. An endless variety of sites made by all sorts of people. Many people who really didn’t know how to use a computer, and in-spite of that, figured out how to use one well enough to slap some HTML down and upload to an FTP.

Home pages aren’t so easy to find in the Archives. They’re there, but all of the search tools of the past simply do not work anymore. Do you remember webrings? They’re broken. Anything /cgi-bin/? Forget about it. There’s no longer any servers to handle your request.

I realized I could write a parser that would determine if a page that a user was going to was a geocities homepage, and if so it would be tagged and displayed in a specific section of http://theoldnet.com.

Now, all of the lost geocities sites have the potential to be rediscovered and never lost again. This made me very happy and I hope people take advantage of it.

The original goal of the project was to support old browsers and it was brought to my attention by someone on Reddit that I did not support the very oldest browsers.

These browsers have no concept of the “Host” header and they break entirely thanks to the Content-Type header (text/html) being hijacked to also include the character set (text/html; charset=UTF8). I had to put in some work but I got the ;charset=UTF8 removed and I got my server to handle the missing Host header.

The project now worked in Netscape 0.9 and Mosaic 2.5

The entire project has been fun and novel. But I think it’s not as superficial as that. I think I’ve started to discover something that we’ve been deeply missing in the new internet. I talk about this briefly on my homepage http://theoldnet.com/~rich/. It is a semi-serious/semi-being-silly rant. I think there’s at least one good point buried in there.

The timing of this project has been fortunate because on March 12th it is the 30th anniversary of the web. I would love everyone to be able to use my project to relive some of those early days. Though the Wayback Machine doesn’t have archives of the very first days of the internet, it does have the mid 90’s which is when I believe most people of that era first became aquatinted with what the internet was. #Web30 #ForTheWeb #90sInternet