SMARTPHONES, ENHANCING OUR LIFESTYLES.

SMARTPHONES, ENHANCING OUR LIFESTYLES., smartphones lifestyles

I’ll admit it for sure: I check my smartphone compulsively. And the more I use it, the more often the appetite to look at it hits me! Smartphone buzz is all around the world now. The smartphone market has been strumming with different gadgets. Android, IOS, windows smartphones has added new horizons in the world of science and technology, providing the user with different applications and facilities.

It should come as no surprise to parents that as ‘’smartphones’’ become more popular, the number of children with access to mobile technologies and advancement is also increasing. Nowadays, every other student either wants an android phone or iPhone and its not alluring at all!

Now a very valid question arises that these smartphones has become a hook or habit? Of course, smartphones allow us to look at videos, listen to music, to check out twitter and Facebook feeds, news update in addition to emails, anytime, anywhere. Now is this behavior unhealthy?

Although via smartphones one can stay connected with family and friends but yet some might view smartphones as yet another digital distraction. They are expensive, the can easily dumb you down; they can make you constantly available. So these devices should be used for good because if used properly, it can enable meaningful learning experiences. Again, I love my smartphone and it has definitely played a major role in enhancing my lifestyle but still I think we all need to take some time to separate ourselves from them and enjoy the reality, the real world that’s in front of us!

 

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Know your Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease or a mentally-crippled condition according to a lay-man is specifically a disease leading to degeneration of neurons in the cerebral cortex which is mainly responsible for intelligence and memory. A person affected with Alzheimer’s becomes a burden on the entire family as one in a regular household implicated with a chronic disease may prove as a disturbing factor for the entirety of his caregivers. It develops at the age of about 65 leading to dementia, irritability to care giving and attacks of aggression with a wandering gait.

Know your Alzheimers , Alzheimers Disease

Alzheimer’s may be familial and sporadic with an ever-new increasing viability of the latter. However, familial instances may be progressive in individuals with specific gene mutations preferably of any one of the three major proteins linked to the formation of plaques leading to senility. These three proteins may include the amyloidal precursor protein (APP) and the presenilins 1 and 2.  Sporadic causes may be initiative of the development of amyloidal plaques in the cerebral cortex leading to degeneration of the concerned neurons due to a mutation in the TREM 1 gene.

As research has made it possible to develop new drugs and techniques for the cure of various ailments, latest research has failed to provide relief for the dementia-related Alzheimer’s disease. However, Ravelesio Corporation is developing a drug which may help the patient afflicted with Alzheimer’s to respond to various modes of stress but there is no such drug which can eventually cure it.

The neurons are most specifically the only cells in the human body which are incapable of regeneration.  Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) have been proven to be useless in this case

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BE SYSTEMATIC, YET DIVERSE

When a particular team ponders over a matter and tends to collaborate with each other in order to seek affection and appraisals for accuracy, there comes a time when the mind gets stratified into the thinking of diversity. In many cases, such diverse opinions may also be coherent, yet optional for standard opinions.

Diversity sparks conflict and may lead to enhanced systematic studies. In other words, conflict and diversity may be tend to look aggressive and disagreeable in cases where ego rules among the team members but mostly, they open new doors for the proper carriage of the task.

BE SYSTEMATIC, YET DIVERSE,

 

THE DYSFUNCTIONAL CONFLICT:

However, in many cases, these debates tend to be supportive of giving birth to the harm which would weaken the behavioural attitudes and the bond between the team members. This is called as ‘Dysfunctional Conflict’. This conflict has been seen in most business groups where there is no understanding and the team members work mostly to upstage the other in this perspective. These debates and arguments tend to put a shut down of the creative side streaming in their cerebral cortices.

BE SYSTEMATIC, YET DIVERSE,

If one tends to approach the positive side of these debates, they would come to the strumming point that diversity is actually beneficial as thinking out of the box is required at all times in most fields. Such fields which would require publicity and hence, this would in turn elevate the standards of the team working for the company itself. However, there may pose some other problems relevant to this conquest.

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A BETTER BUSINESS

There are a variety of bosses scattered around in some of the top most companies and industries of the world. However, what exactly do bosses wish to achieve through their bossy behaviour? As everyone must be aware of, bosses whether being general managers or head of any association tend to live up to their names by proving themselves to be downright bossy and intolerant.

A BETTER BUSINESS,

However, it is nevertheless more important to point their behaviour with their employees. Bosses are those people who lead a team for better teamwork and hence, for a better business as our title suggests here. Also, the employees would work harder to achieve the main targets as no person on planet earth would want to upset their boss even by not being on time.

Bosses at times tend to be indulgent into an employee’s personal life as well which may prove wuite disturbing for the latter. These bosses have special attributes. Since they tend to be quite cheesy regarding their businesses, they make it a point to be aware of the day to day problems striking their employees. At times, the text mentioned here may seem inappropriate but it is true to say that bosses do hold a noble, professional record.

A BETTER BUSINESS,

At times, the behaviour of bosses may prove to be quite annoying for the employees. Communication is recommended at all times for a better business and for success, but there are professional limits which need to be stressed out and encompassed into their vague behaviour. A better team will always prove beneficial for the entire company and will also help to strengthen any weak relationship among the most aloof members as well.

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Has inflation affected you?

Has inflation affected you? It certainly would have. Do you mind looking into the third world countries where inflation probably rules? Quite a saddening topic to discuss, but today, let us give you an insight what life feels for a 3 year old child who runs with a heavy smile on a pebbled walk.

Has inflation affected you?,

Since this is just an example, a rough example at all sorts, inflation is something not to die for, but something which is making people make a run for shelter. Even shelter comes high and tough for the people residing in third world countries. Since inflation has also left its impact on the brighter side of the world, you wold think that only the economy of the third world countries are to blame in this case.

The major point here is that inflation has caused the world’s minority to be wrongfully exposed in the world and seeing this, one would feel that the brighter side of the world has yet not been stricken with inflation as compared to the heavy economy and pitching sales.

Has inflation affected you?,

It all depends on our population. Third world countries have somehow been degraded and have also been quite lucky in pricing the things up regardless of the majority, the poor majority. One would feel the urge to blame the rulers or the head of the states, but one would also ask themselves that if they even have the least bit of wealth, particularly enough to stuff in a thimble or a dropper, did they spend it all wisely?

The question lies on their earning and the peak of inflation that exalts the third world. Can it all change?

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Personal Injuries and The Right Legal Representation

Personal Injuries and The Right Legal Representation, If you have suffered a personal injury, it’s likely you will be looking to have the right legal representative behind you when it comes to making a claim for compensation.

Having suffered a personal injury through no fault of your own can be a harrowing experience. Not only is there physical pain and discomfort, but there may also be a loss of earnings & family difficulties to be considered.

As you have no doubt seen on numerous occasions, there are several firms out there that are willing to represent you when it comes to making a personal injury claim. And many of them will offer you different things like low prices or “No Win No Fee” clauses as an incentive to join up. But, there may also be hidden costs associated with these kinds of companies, so beware!

The best course of action you can take when you have decided to progress with a compensation claim is to do some online research. In this manner, you will be able to type in specific search terms in order to narrow down specifically what it is you require from a legal firm.

Something to look out for when researching firms is whether they will provide you with a free assessment prior to making a claim in order to ascertain if there is a good chance that your claim will be successful. Many companies will charge for that particular service up front, so it is a good idea to see if this can be obtained free of charge in order to save some money.

Of course, if you can negotiate a “No Win No Fee” deal with a legal firm in respect of your claim, this may be advantageous, as you will not need to pay the firm up front prior to any legal action. This would be very beneficial to those whose income has all but dried up due to the accident that caused the personal injury.

A good legal firm will arrange for you to have a medical report carried out by a court approved doctor – again, as above, if you can locate a firm that will arrange this free of charge, this will be to your advantage financially.

So, having chosen your legal representative, and having completed your medical report – what comes next? Well, your legal rep should draft up a proposal to forward to the insurers that you are claiming against. This is done upon the legal firm’s receipt of all the evidence pertaining to the accident. This opens the door to negotiations prior to any court case. If the terms are agreeable to both parties, there may be no need at all for a court case, all can be settled out of court.

If no agreement occurs, the final step is for the case to be taken to court, and it will be up to a Judge to decide who is to blame, and how much compensation will be awarded.

You can find your Local QualitySolicitors lawyers by using the postcode search function on their website. QS are highly experienced when it comes to getting compensation for injured victims of non-fault accidents.

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Talk to us, understand us, choose us.

Amy Wallis holds a keen entrepreneurship at Welch Allyn, a company that eagerly manufactures medical diagnostic equipment. “Climbing to the top hasn’t been quite easy,” Amy Wallis remarked. “I discovered that I had a certain passion for learning and thought that maybe I could elevate my position as a management consultant to an HRD someday.”

Talk to us, understand us, choose us. ,

As Amy Wallis had stated, she had been initially working at Welch Allyn as a management consultant. After acquiring training from the senior officials in her time, she decided to obtain a doctoral degree in counselling psychology and the headaches that it brings. She returned to the company, beholding a keen doctoral program and got promoted to the position of an HRD.

“It has been a long, long wait. Being a talent and performance management, I foresee massive responsibilities in order to groom all those under me and seeking advice.”

Talk to us, understand us, choose us. ,

Amy Wallis had been working in the company for about 15 years where she was capable of developing the ambition for learning and climbing ahead. She did return to school for some time in order to be educated more according to the requirements of an HRD professional. It has been two and a half months since she has been visualized by others as an example of over-growing ambition which led her to be on the top of them.

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Wallis enjoys at the top, but in order to maintain her stay as an HRM, she declares that there are a lot of responsibilities that an HRM as to tackle.

“I have to keenly approach the clients for deals and groom the consultants under me for a remarkable response. Being at the top is not easy.  Grooming those under me does not precisely mean that I have to train them. Most of the work is done through mentoring and coaching. I have to keep the clients happy and coming back. Nowadays, medical equipment requires well-educated medical engineers without who can comprehend and evoke keen digitalized medical records.”

 

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CHOOSING THE RIGHT BRAND FOR YOU: SAY CHOCOLATE!

Regarding its brands which are quite a few in every leading industry of the world, Neuhaus and Gulyan/Guylian are regarding to be quite popular amongst inclusive of the next one which I am going to discuss quite valiantly.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT BRAND FOR YOU: SAY CHOCOLATE!, Guylian Godiva Ghana Cote dOr Callebaut Guylan Belcolade

Cote d’Or and Ghana


Cote d’Or is the most popular amongst Belgians and considered to be an exhilarating treat across the world. It is expressed by a logo of an elephant with balmy palm trees on its wrapper. However, the logo clearly designates Africa as the cocoa was initially from Africa, adding much to its exotic taste. The chocolate has been quite a flamboyant marker of chocolate history, making this year as its 120th year in the chocolate industry. Ghana must be so proud of it.

Godiva, the yummy treat


The next one on our list is the Godiva Belgian chocolate. Godiva has not a much longer history as compared to my former chocolate, but, it takes the cake. It seriously rolls in the confectionary market expressing its success since 80 years since its invention. Godiva has much to say regarding its designation. It has a veritable smorgasbord of chocolate treats inclusive of chocolate biscuits and hot chocolate. One can even say that Brussels is famous for its hot chocolate hailing from the Godiva chocolatier. Godiva is a hand-crafted yet expensive brand owning nearly 200 shops in the vicinity of the States. Godiva was originally the main chocolate to be sold in Belgium.
Callebaut and Becolade: the tasty original ones
There are even the Callebaut and the Belcolade out of which the latter has been luckily reigning in Belgium due to its originality. Having captivated the entity of the true Belgian flavoured cocoa, the Belcolade is the one brand that encountered Belgium to be its native selling enterprise

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The most impressive cars for employees on the road

If you want to make the kind of first impression that really lasts then you’ll need a seriously impressive car to do it. The bigger, louder and meaner the better, and using a contract hire scheme to spread the cost of ownership into monthly chunks can be a good way to get in and drive the car of your dreams every day. Here is some impression making inspiration for you.

The BMW M5

The most impressive cars for employees on the road,

That’s right; you can actually own a BMW M5 on Contract hire, one of the very fastest and most impressive saloon cars on the planet today. The M5 is pure understated evil and anyone that knows and loves cars will surely have a soft spot for the mighty M5.

So fast, so sexy; the M5 is everything the legendary M Division tuning arm of BMW cars can give you to go fast. If nearly 200mph from your saloon car isn’t quick enough for you then perhaps you need to apply to NASA!

At the heart of this Bavarian beast is a twin-turbo V8 petrol and double-clutch gearbox that come together to give the M5 simply searing performance. All of this from £610.52 per month with Listers. And we’ve not even looked at the rest of this wonderful car yet.

Just look at the bodywork. It’s all bulges, angles, cuts, slashes and aggression, with modified aerodynamics to slice the air, cool the engine and plant the rear end onto the road. Those in the know will instantly understand what this motorway monster is all about, those that don’t know will simply think it’s a pretty standard looking BMW 5 Series. They couldn’t be more wrong!

Not only do M5 drivers enjoy that spine tingling performance and drool inducing body styling, they also get one of the finest interiors known to man. Leather and Alcantara everywhere, and lots of tasty little badges and touches all over the cabin to remind you that you are indeed lucky enough to be driving an automotive legend.

The Mercedes-Benz G Class

The most impressive cars for employees on the road,

The almighty Mercedes-Benz G Class really needs no introduction such is its chunky and terrifying status as one of the most fearsome bits of on- and off-road kit ever to turn an alloy wheel. Could you see yourself behind the wheel of one of these behemoths, from £895 per month, from Listers?

You might decide that you’ll never take your pristine G Class off-road, getting it all muddy and scratching the paintwork, but if you do decide to venture off the beaten track, there is probably no finer off-road vehicle than the powerful G Class.

Under that chunky and tough looking bodywork is one of the most advanced all-wheel drive systems available on any car or SUV, indeed this car will go where many fear to tread.

Huge engine performance is transferred to all four wheels by a very sophisticated drivetrain that is entirely computer controlled to give each wheel all the power and traction the rubber can muster. Keeping those huge alloy wheels in constant contact with the road, or indeed dirt, is four corners of top notch suspension that’s computer controlled too; for ride height, stiffness etc.

And finally, of course, there’s a wonderful Mercedes-Benz full leather interior to enjoy while you’re cruising though the wilderness. Just don’t get those muddy wellies on the shag pile carpet!

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Top Five – What to consider when buying a hotel

When researching hotels for sale online, there will be loads of sites that you can check, but your search will be pointless if you do not consider various factors. Here are the top five things you need to think of before purchasing a hotel.

Top Five   What to consider when buying a hotel,

1. The Location
The most important consideration will, of course, be location. You may attract a large number of customers in, for example central London, but you will also be dealing with lots of competition. If this is the case, you will have to tailor your marketing strategy in the future on why customers should go to your hotel rather than anywhere else. You may also want to be somewhere where regular events, shows, attractions and conferences take place, so that the occupational rate in your hotel remains high through all 12 months.

The other thing to consider is the seasonality of locations. Seaside hotels will be very busy during holiday seasons, for example, so you may want to consider somewhere that can offer a more consistent revenue stream throughout the year.

2. The Size
This will all depend on your business size and how strong your initial finances are. A small site will offer an intimate space, but a large hotel will give you a platform to expand upon easily in the future. You will also need to consider that larger hotels will require more staff members to operate it.

Be realistic with what you think you can achieve and always remember that, large or small, hospitality and service always comes first.

3. The Physical Building
When scanning the actual site, there are many questions you need to ask. Why is the owner selling? Are there any repairs that need doing? If so, how much will this cost you? Are there any council changes that may affect your business in the future?

Be sure to fully survey the site to find out how old it is. Having period features will be great, but you will also need to consider the time and money it will cost to take care of it in the future.

4. The History
You should have a look through the hotel’s business accounts and books to see how it has been performing in recent years. Don’t worry if the business has been failing; you need to detect the errors and see how you can focus on them under your management. Ask the opinion of locals to see what they have to say on the matter, as property owners will often say anything for a quick sell.

5. The Finances
In the very early stages of your search, an online calculator can give you a estimate on how much you can borrow, but if you plan to make a serious offer on a building, be sure to seek professional advice.

Don’t waste time viewing hotels if you cannot afford them, be sure to budget carefully and shop around to make sure you are getting the best deal possible.
Be sure to remain flexible with your finances as these will undoubtedly change through the process as you try to overcome changes in your business plan, but having a good budget to stick to is definitely recommended.

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Does a messy office cause extra stress?

Very few British workplaces will claim to house ‘showroom’ desks where clutter and mess are non existent and worktops are immaculately kept. However, what people might not recognise is the impact a messy workplace can have on employee mentality, which is something a recent Staples study has looked to address.

Does a messy office cause extra stress?, There is somewhere in the region of 449 million pieces of useless paper cluttering desks in the UK, which piled high would reach the height of The Shard 148 times. With an average of 19 useless documents per desk in the UK, it is easy how we’ve become inundated by clutter.

Nearly half (48 per cent) of workers questioned in the Staples survey owned up to losing important paperwork because their desk lacks organisation, and 56 per cent of participants feel an immediate rise in their stress levels when faced with a messy desk.

The study, which polled 2000 Brits, found that almost a third (31 per cent) of office workers in the country have desks strewn with half-eaten food, empty wrappers and bottles, with 46 per cent admitting to leaving dirty cups and plates around their workspace and six per cent admitting to leaving grubby crockery on their desk for three days or more.

Women and men are equally messy, the study found, with 52 per cent of respondents tidying their desks once a month at most and a shocking ten per cent admitting to not cleaning their desk during the past six months. A quarter of workers have received complaints from their colleagues for having a messy desk, and more than one in ten workers have been formally cautioned by the boss.

Dr Tomas Chamorro, a professor of business psychology at UCL, explained that a “messy desk is not only bad for your own mind-set, it also harms your relationships with colleagues.

“Our research shows that untidy desks are clearly a widespread problem with negative career implications, such as conveying an unprofessional image to clients, being in your manager’s bad books, and receiving a formal warning from your employer. Rather than ignoring this issue, people should get their act together and enjoy the benefits of a tidy desk.”

Five steps to a clean office and a clean mind

1) De-clutter: The first step is to remove all unnecessary clutter from the desk. Not only will it keep the immediate environment cleaner, it will also allow you to think straight and make room for other work tasks.

2) Organise and minimize: Documents, files and work equipment should be organised in a minimalistic fashion. The focus of the desk should be drawn to the important elements, while paper clutter, staplers and other bits should be stowed away.

3) Deep Clean: Once you have created a bit of space the area will then require a deep clean. Make the desk sparkle by dusting the entire surface, and ensure that keyboards and equipment are thoroughly cleaned.

4) Use you nozzle: Using a hoover, collect the dust in and around your immediate office space and give the carpet and chair a good going over. Utilising a hoover ensures that the mess brought up from a deep clean is permanently deposited elsewhere.

5) Make it a habit: Keeping a tidy office space means making a habit of it. Hiring a contract cleaning company will give the company regular access to a firm that specialises in cleaning, hygiene and facilities management.

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Improving your sales team

In order to enhance and grow a business, it is necessary to constantly evaluate the performance of both departments and individuals, and to make improvements wherever impossible. But how could you go about enhancing your sales division?

Look at what you’ve already got

Improving your sales team,

The first thing to do is take a step back and look at what you already have, identifying why you feel the need to improve your sales team. Do you not have enough people? Are some members underperforming?

Signs that you may need to consider recruiting could be that complaints have surfaced about people being overworked, employees are saying they want to take on more work but do not have the time to do so, there is the prospect of growth or expansion on the horizon, you need a greater pool of talent to progress or revenues are exceeding projections – especially if they are predicted to continue doing so.

However, it may be that you do not need to recruit. All that could be necessary is some carefully planned and delivered training to improve the employees you already have. Salespeople need physical (for example, marketing tools and lead lists) and mental (such as training and support networks) tools to do their job properly. It may be that this needs addressing instead.

Keep employees sweet

Working with your current team members may also help you to identify what needs improving. Are they disgruntled about anything? What goals are they trying to achieve and how is your company helping them to get there? If your current salespeople are not happy about something or if they have an end-goal in mind, helping them to work around problems or to achieve any aspirations will see them far more likely to come to work in the morning with a spring in their step – and hence more likely to deliver a better performance.

Delicate, sensitive and thoughtful personnel management of your sales team will boost their performance and thereby that of your company. It may be an idea to consider some new or improved incentives for your sales representatives too.

Facts and figures

The great thing about sales is that success (or perhaps a lack thereof) can be substantiated fairly easily – one of the reasons that many sales roles are commission-based. This makes it a lot easier to identify where improvements need to be made and perhaps to isolate weaker performers.

Look at the facts and figures, considering sales quotas and profits for each team member. This should help you to wheedle out the weak links in your chain, if there are any. Accenture found that 20 per cent of sales forces were in fact bringing in 62 per cent of revenue, meaning that it could make a huge difference to revenues to reconsider the employment of weaker-performing candidates.

Time to recruit

When it comes to the perfect sales team, it is equally important to ensure that you have the right number of people in the job, as well as the most appropriate candidates. Personnel management in terms of recruiting is about addressing and fine-tuning the balance between headcount and productivity.

If you recognise that it is time to recruit, employing help from agencies to do so can ensure that you gain access to an extensive pool of talent and ultimately hire the best candidates for the position. Click here to read more about how a sales recruitment agency could help you to build an effective sales team.

Another way to ensure you get the right candidates is to be very specific about what is required of the team in your particular company. The easier you make it for applicants to understand the role, the more appropriate candidates will put themselves forward.

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