Impact of Technology on Business

Together with the advancement of science and technology, technological innovations grew along with it, resulting to the emergence of new equipment and gadgets. No matter how big or small your company is, technology brings both intangible and tangible benefits to become cost efficient and to meet the growing demands and needs of customers. Technological innovations affect corporate efficiency, culture and relationship among employees, clients, suppliers and customers. The type and quality of technology used affect the security of confidential business information.

Due to the burden brought by administrative tasks, like inventory, bookkeeping and records keeping, both big and small companies rely on computers to do their administrative works. The birth of Internet and online social networking sites tremendously decreased the costs of business operations. It also makes it easier for companies to use the Six Sigma management methodologies. Some firms shifted to outsourcing instead of hiring their own personnel due to the low costs associated with it. Because of the huge impact of technological innovations to companies, it is impossible for them to live with it.

Commonly used high technology equipment:

  • Computers
  • Photocopier
  • Telephone
  • Computer printer
  • Internet
  • Paper shredder
  • Multimedia projector
  • Touch screen monitors
  • Computer mouse
  • Laptop computers

Advantages of Technology to Business:

  • Customer Relations. Technology affects the way companies communicate and establish relations with their clients. In a fast moving and business environment, it is vital for them to interact with clients regularly and quickly to gain their trust and to obtain customer loyalty. With the use of Internet and online social networks, firms interact with consumers and answer all their queries about the product. Establishing effective communication with customers not only creates rapport with them, but it also creates strong public image. It allows business enterprises to reduce and to cut carbon dioxide emissions.
  • Business Operations. With the use of technological innovations, business owners and entrepreneur understand their cash flow better, how to manage their storage costs well and enables you to save time and money.
  • Corporate Culture. Technology lets employees communicate and interact with other employees in other countries. It establishes clique and prevents social tensions from arising.
  • Security. Modern security equipment enables companies to protect their financial data, confidential business information and decisions.
  • Research Opportunities. It provides a venue to conduct studies to keep themselves ahead of competitors. It allows companies to virtually travel into unknown markets.
  • Corporate Reports. With technology, business enterprises communicate effectively with their branch offices to deliver quality financial and operational reports.
  • Industrial Productivity. Through the use of business software programs or software packages, it automated traditional manufacturing process, reduces labor costs and enhances manufacturing productivity. It enables companies to increase efficiency and production output.
  • Business mobility. Technological innovations improved companies’ sales, services, shorted lead time on receiving and delivering goods and services. Enables them to penetrate multiple markets at least costs.
  • Research capacity. It enables them to conduct studies on various companies to gain knowledge on the new trends in the market and way on avoiding them.

Why Prostitutes Don’t Kiss

(and why she’s not yours just because she spreads her legs)

As a physician to many women who worked in the sex-for-money business, as lover to many women of many ages, nationalities, and careers (including x-prostitutes and dancers), I’ve had the privilege of having the trust and the insight to the emotions and physical bodies of a unique type of woman.

In the process of learning from them and of loving them, I also gained much insight to the minds and emotions of the 3,000 plus women who came to me for help with their sexual and physical problems (during my years working with the hormone replacement of menopausal women).

It comes as a surprise and as a mysterious fact to most men when they discover that most prostitutes will not kiss their clients. Why will prostitutes not kiss the same man they will spread their legs to–and more importantly what very important lesson does that teach us about the emotions of women in general (and people in general)?

Most men have the mistaken idea that when a woman spreads her legs to him that he is gaining access to the most important and sacred part of her. This can give him a sense of power and accomplishment that makes him feel like a bull when he goes back out into the market place.

Taking with him the idea that this goddess has opened and surrendered herself to him, he now feels like he can conquer the world and takes that confidence and leaves the castle to face the world as a warrior.

On the flip side, when his princess denies him or rejects him for another, he can feel castrated and powerless to face his foes and inner demons.

This is why men who give this power to their lover can have great strength when she is open to him but become powerless and depressed when she rejects him. It’s why men who are very dependent upon this feedback from one particular woman can lose their balance and take the life of the woman and her new lover when she rejects him–in his mind she has literally castrated him and made him feel worthless.

There are several possible areas for great power and accomplishment in this flow of emotion and energy but there are also areas where men can open themselves up for destruction.

So, what does all of this have to do with the idea that prostitutes don’t kiss. It’s this (and more). She does not give up herself when she opens her legs to you, she gives up herself when she opens her mind and emotions to you–when she lets you plug into her soul.

As a medical student, we learned of a form of syphilis that infects the brain. When this happens, the pupil does not react to light (become smaller) but does react when focusing on an object that moves from far to near (accommodation). The trick for remembering this change due to neurosyphillis is that the pupil accommodates but does not react (as does a prostitute who is at risk for syphilis).

So, the prostitute accommodates your penis and your simple idea that when you put your penis inside of her that now you are a powerful man. But, she does not REACT to you, she only ACTS for you. She becomes an actress so that you might imagine yourself powerful and then go out as warrior and fight your battles.

It’s an illusion.

You do not own her or any woman simply because she spreads her legs to you. You only own her when she determines that she feels safe enough to trust you with her life–when she feels like you would die for her safety and happiness, and when something spiritual happens that can be facilitated but not fully explained.

Then, and only then, she will long to GIVE herself to you. You cannot take a woman, she must invite you to come in. She must want with every part of her being to be owned by you. Then and only then can you take her. When this happens, then you will have the most sacred part of her–her emotions, her mind, her soul, and her true kiss.

Of course when this happens, you will have access to her body, but you will not take it for your simple pleasure. At this point, you will take her body and her kiss and her thoughts the way manna is received from heaven, the way Moses received the sacred commandments, the way the Buddha receives enlightenment–as a gift from heaven.

I have interviewed literally thousands of women about the intimacies of their sex life, most of them married, most of them having sex with their husbands, and most of them acting. Most of them in love with their husbands, most of them caring for their husbands, but few totally surrendered to their husbands–most of them (not all) actresses.

When I have had a lover who has in the past worked as a prostitute, I have been fascinated to see her go from having difficulty even having an orgasm to eventually begging me to take more of her because with my taking she becomes more liberated and finds a deeper freedom AND a more intense pleasure from sex and life. She starts to know a total surrender orgasm and the connection between sex, and Love, and GOD.

So, when a prostitute or any woman spreads her legs to you, then yes you can take part in the play. You can become the actor and then continue that warrior act as you go out to your business.

But when she is hungry to kiss you, and begs you to take more of her thoughts, aches for you to know more of her because in your knowing you bring new energy to her bedroom and to her walking about the earth outside the bedroom–then you will know with her kiss that she has surrendered.

Then you will go out into the world the true warrior, the true knight who has already relinquished his own life, placed it as a sacrifice to your calling, and taking your lover’s passion as the fuel that gives you energy for your sacrifice for the planet.

Leonardo da Vinci said that most people spend their lives converting food into dung. That’s it. When you have a mission that is fueled by a real kiss, you will know the hatred of others, you may be threatened, you may even lose your physical life, but you will know true love, true accomplishment, and will experience a real kiss.

To know more about total surrender orgasm and how make it safe for you to be kissed, go to the link below:

25 One-Liner Frog Jokes – Can be Used on Any Occasion

Frogs like any helpless animals have had a series of jokes told about them. They are probably not the funniest jokes ever told, but they can sometimes put a smile on the face of a frog collector. Sometimes, however the frog collector may not see the funny side. Here goes, have a laugh and don’t take yourself too seriously.

1. Why did the frog make so many mistakes? It jumped to the wrong conclusions.

2. What do frogs play at recess? Jumping jacks and leapfrog.

3. Why did the frog read Sherlock Holmes? He liked a good croak and dagger.

4. Who is smarter, a chicken or a frog? A frog of course

How do you know? Well, I’ve never heard of Kentucky Fried Frog.

5. What is a frog’s favorite snack? Cheese and croakers.

6. Why did the motorcycle rider buy a pet frog? To pick the flies out from between his teeth.

7. Why are frogs good at baseball? Because they catch a lot of fly balls.

8. Why does a frog stand in the outfield? So he won’t miss a fly.

9. What do you get if you cross a science fiction film with a toad? Star Warts.

10. What do you call a one hundred year old frog? An old croak.

11. What did the frog dress up as at Halloween? A prince.

12. Where does the frog borrow money? From the river bank.

13. Why couldn’t the snake talk? He had a frog in its throat.

14. Which frog has horns? A bull frog.

15. What is a snake’s favorite weather? Cool and froggy.

16. What is a toad’s favorite sweet? Lollihops.

17. What is a frog’s favorite cheer? Hop hop hooray.

18. What goes dot-dot-croak, dot-dot-croak? Morse toad.

19. How deep is a frog pond? Kneedeep, kneedeep

20. What do you call a frog with no legs? It does not matter – he won’t come anyway.

21. What’s green and dangerous? A frog with a hand grenade.

22. What’s white on the outside and green on the inside? A frog sandwich.

23. What does a bankrupt frog say? Baroke, baroke baroke.

24. What’s green, green, green, green? A frog rolling down the hill.

25. What is the thirstiest frog in the world? The one who drinks Canada dry.

Frog collectors of the world unite and enjoy your amazing collections!

Critical Thinking: Does The "MeToo" Movement Show How ‘Privileged’ Women Are?

Shortly after the allegations were made about Harvey Weinstein, the “#MeToo” hashatag went viral on social media. This gave people the chance to speak out about the sexual assault and harassment that they had experienced in the workplace.

In The Beginning

It has been said that the original purpose of this hashatag was, “to empower women through empathy, especially the experiences of young and vulnerable brown or black women”, and the person behind this was, Tarana Burke. After this, Alyssa Milano offered her support for this phrase, with her encouraging people to use it if they had experienced sexual harassment and assault.

This was also seen as a way to find out how widespread this is in today’s world. However, as more and more people from all over the world began to use this phrase, its meaning gradually changed.

A Watershed Moment

But with that aside, what is clear is that this hashtag has given so many people a voice, a vice that they clearly haven’t had before. And when someone’s being has been violated by another human being, this is exactly what they need.

Their sense of safety and security will have been shattered, and it is then going to be vital for them to be heard. This can then allow them to feel acknowledged and validated, and something can then be done about what has taken place.

Two Parts

Firstly, there can be what will need to take place in regards to the person or people who caused them harm, and, secondly, there can be the kind of mental and emotional support that someone will need. For example, if someone has been raped, they might need therapy.

And it might not matter if this took place a number of years ago, as their mind and body could still be in a traumatised state. If this is the case, it could be challenge for them to handle their day-to-day life.

Reaching Out

Simply positing a hashtag on social media is not necessarily going to do much, and there is also the chance that they feel even more vulnerable through telling others about what happened to them. It will then be essential for them to find a therapist or a healer to work with, someone who understands what they have been through and who can guide them through this process.

What they have been through will have had a big impact on them and carrying on as before is not going to be an option. They didn’t deserve to be treated in this way and they don’t deserve to suffer, either.

A Tainted Movement

The trouble is that as the meaning of this hashtag has changed, it has meant that it is being used willy nilly. So, instead of someone being raped as an adult or sexually abused as a child, for instance, as an adult they might have had their leg touched or had sex that wasn’t very fulfilling.

What this then one does is trivialises the occasions when someone has truly suffered. When something like this happens, the person who uses this hashtag clearly has a different motive to someone who has actually suffered.

It has been Hijacked

If someone has had their leg touched or their shoulder touched, is this really the same as being raped or sexually abused as a child? Or having sex and then regretting it the day after?

This is something that a number of feminists are firmly behind, with this being another way for them to control and demonise all men. These are the women who like to talk about how ‘privileged’ all men are, while completely overlooking their own ‘privilege’

Infantilisation

In their eyes, all men are bad and/or rapists and women are oppressed victims, who have absolutely no agency. Based on this, men are adults but women are dependent children who need protecting.

What this then does is stop women from being responsible for their own life and, if this is the case, then men are to blame. Women are then like angels who are incapable of doing anything wrong.

The Death of Due Process

Therefore, if a man is accused of harassment or sexual misconduct, he will be guilty until proven innocent. The fact that a woman has said that this is what has happened will be the only thing that matters.

With one accusation, regardless of whether it is true or not, a man’s reputation and livelihood can be completely destroyed. Would this happen if men had all the power, or if we lived in a ‘patriarchy’ and women were ‘oppressed’?

One Big Illusion

One way of looking at this would be to say that the reason why these feminists have spent so much time feeding into the narrative that men are ‘privilege’, is to hide their own privilege. Then have then accused the opposite gender of what which they are – they are either not aware of this or they are extremely cunning.

They are not interested in facts; they are only interested in pushing their own agenda. The only information and experiences that they are interested in is what backs up what they believe.

Back To Reality

Men are not infallible and, believe it or not, women are the same; not everything that comes out of their mouth is the truth. In the same way that men can be attention seekers, women can also be the same.

Taking this into account, it is clear that it is not a good idea to believe that a man must be guilty if a woman has accused him of doing something wrong. And if this is hard for someone to accept, they only need to think about how crazy it would be to believe everything that came out of a man’s mouth.

Conclusion

It is easy to attack men in today’s world and to tar them all with the same brush, yet all this does is divide men and women. Perhaps the feminists who are behind this have a lot of conflict within them, wanting to make the world in their own image.

They are then not going to be completely satisfied until all men and women are as miserable as they are. Fortunately, a truly empowered woman – a woman who doesn’t perceive herself as a victim – is not going to be interested in any of this

Entertaining Talk Show Questions

With the wide variety of talk shows on the air, it would be nice to have questions outside the box. Here are some possible questions that fit this category:

1. When was the last time you were at a party, and decided to really pig out on the dip?

2. If you could choose a super power, would you choose the ability to read minds, or pour water really fast without spilling a drop?

3. What is the record amount of time you have gone without a shower?

4. What type of phone solicitation messages are you likely to listen to completely?

5. What kind of free gifts do you most crave?

6. What are some of the favorite names you call fellow drivers in a traffic jam?

7. What is your most memorable experience with cheese?

8. If you had a dime for every time someone called you a wart hog, would you be poor or rich?

9. Can you describe the smell of a really hot barn?

10. If you accidentally dropped the lid of the aspirin bottle into the toilet, would you fish it out or flush it down?

11. Are you satisfied with the shape of your tongue?

12. What is the purpose of the battery in a blade razor?

13. What is your favorite type of dried meat?

14. When you take photographs, do you make your subjects look at the camera?

15. Have you ever learned how to whittle?

16. Do you look for abandoned change in vending machines and pay phones?

17. What is the biggest gum wad you have ever chewed?

18. Where were you the last time you ripped your pants?

19. How many tissues can you fit in your mouth?

20. What kind of lessons are you willing to pay for?

21. How much would you bid for a Rembrandt painting?

22. Can you describe your most frustrating experience with plastic wrap?

23. What are your favorite types of hardware items?

24. Do you have a lucky shirt, and why is it lucky?

25. Where do you put your spare change?

26. How many times per week do you find yourself trying to identify certain odors?

27. What is the strangest thing you have ever done with a spoon?

28. How long would wicker furniture last in your house?

29. What are your favorite things to do with your fingers?

30. Have you ever written any graffiti, and if so, what was your favorite?

31. If you smell body odor, do you check to see if it is you?

There are a lot more, but I guess that is enough for now.

7 Different Type Of Speech Introductions

Unless a speaker can interest his audience, his effort will be a failure. If your topic is not one of extraordinary interest, your listeners are likely to say to themselves, so what? Who cares? A speaker can quickly lose an audience if she or he doesn’t use the introduction to get their attention and clicking their interest in getting the initial attention of your audience is usually easy-even before you utter a single word. After you are introduced, turn to your audience and they will normally give you their attention. If they don’t, then patiently look towards the audience without saying a word. In a few moments all talking and physical commotion will stop. Your listeners will be attentive. You’ll be ready to start speaking. Keeping the attention of your audience once you start talking is more difficult. Here are some methods used most to keep them Interested.

#1: Relate the topic to the audience-

People pay attention to things that affect them directly if you can relate the topic your listeners they’re much more likely to be interested in it.

#2: State the importance of your topic-

Presumably you think your speech is important, tell your audience why they should think so too.

#3: Startle the audience.

One sure fire way to arouse interest quickly is to startle all your listeners with an arresting or intriguing statement. This technique is highly effective and easy to use just be sure the starling introduction relates directly to the subject of your speech.

#4: Arouse the curiosity of the audience-

People are curious. One way to draw them into your speech is with a series of statements that progressively whet their curiosity about the subject of the speech.

#5: Question the audience-

Asking a rhetorical question is another way to get your listeners thinking about your speech sometimes even a single question will do.

#6: Begin with the quotation-

Another way to arouse the interest of your audience is to start with an attention getting quotation. You might choose a quotation from Shakespeare or Confucius, from the bible or Talmud, from Shakespeare, song, or film.

#7: Tell a story-

We all enjoy stories-especially if they are provocative, dramatic, or suspenseful. To work well as instructions, they should also be clearly relevant to the main point of the speech. Used in this way, stories are perhaps the most effective way to begin a speech.

With this information you should be on your way to be writing some amazing intros. Good luck with your speeches!

Prediction of Sudden Gains and Unexpected Prosperity in Astrology

In today’s world, most of the people wish to earn a lot of wealth and prosperity in their life, for fulfilment of their desires. Sometimes they choose risky steps to gain sudden benefits and prosperity.

Lottery, shares, gambling, speculation are risky methods employed for sudden gains.While hidden treasures and unexpected inheritance also accounts for sudden prosperity and richness of the native.

Factors responsible for sudden and expected gains in astrology

· 2nd house: income, inflow of finances, Self earned wealth, worldly possessions

· 4th house: comforts, parental inheritance, assets, land, vehicles

· 5th house: sudden gain, lottery, gambling, speculations etc.

· 7th house: business travels

·8th house: shares, hidden transactions, other people’s money, dowry of wife, gain from in laws, finances through unfair means, inheritance

·9th house: easy gains, fate

· 11th house: accumulated wealth, fluctuating money gains

· Sun: sudden gains from royal or govt. sources.

· Moon: gains from liquid or glazy types of things, gains from abroad.

· Mars: Sudden prosperity from engineering, publications, police, landed properties agriculture, accounts, investment in medicines

· Mercury: sudden gains from intellects or creative nature of mankind

· Jupiter: gains from saints or bank men, rules banking shares, money, gold and other precious saleable items like diamonds and precious gems

· Venus: sudden gains from music, cinema, vehicles medicines, literary activities, scented items

· Saturn: Sudden money

· Rahu: trigger the unexpected events in the life, sudden gains from evil sources, fluctuating gains

Different combinations for sudden prosperity

· Sudden and unexpected gains are noticed whenever 2nd, 7th and 11th lords posited in ascendant and aspected by Jupiter.

· For gains in lotteries, speculations or for any sudden unexpected gains 2nd, 5th, 8th, 11th houses and their lords should be interrelated. Well-placed and well-aspected

· For financial status and gains, ascendant, 2nd, 9th and 11th houses and their lords should be considered.

· Strength of 5th house and 5th lord connected with the above is required for gains in gambling, speculation, races, lotteries, contracts, etc.

· Strength of 8th house and 8th lord connected with the above is required for gain in dowry, inheritance, wills, adoption, awards, prizes, secret wealth etc.

· Consideration of 4th, 7th and 10th houses is needed to judge the source and type of gains.

· Inauspicious houses and planets placed in them are consider for gains and accumulation in life (3/6/10/11th are inauspicious houses).

Different modes responsible for sudden gain in life:

Lottery and Gambling

· Strength of 5th house /lord is the important significator of gains in lotteries and gambling.

· The other significator houses for lottery gains and gambling are 2nd, 6th, 8th and 11th.

· Moon is posited in 5th house and aspected by Venus, indicates sudden gain from lottery.

· The 6th house/lord has an important role in gambling. If the 6th and 11th lords are together occupying 11th house, the native wins in lottery and gambling. The combination of the strong 6th and 11th lords is always good for gambling and lottery.

· The 6th and 9th lords combine in 11th house, the native owns enormous money through lottery or gambling.

· Favorable combination of Saturn and Rahu favors gambling especially in indoor games.

· The lords of 6th and 11th and Saturn are in the 11th house, the native wins in dice game or cards through underhand tricks and by puzzling or mesmerizing his opponents.

· Mercury being 5th lord occupying 6th house causes loss in speculations. If the 5th lord Venus is in the 12th house with 6th lord the native will lose in gambling being addicted to the same. If there are many malefic planets placed in 12th house the native should not invest money in gambling or lottery as he will always lose.

· The Lords of 5th and 2nd house exchange places.

· Mercury in 11th house in own sign conjoined with 6th lord.

· Mars, Venus, Saturn and Rahu conjoined in Virgo.

· All planets occupying 2th/6th/8th/12th signs.

· The lord of 5th and 11th conjoined in 5th house with a node [Rahu/Ketu].

· 2nd and 11th lords conjoining in 5th with benefice aspects

· Jupiter alone in 5th or 8th in exaltation or own house is able to give sudden, unexpected gains.

· The Ascendant /5th/8th/11th lords placed in the same houses.

· The 5th and 8th lords exchange signs, and the lord of ascendant is in good aspect with either of the two.

· 2nd lord in the 5th, 5th lord in 11th, 11th lord in 2nd house (or 2nd/5th/11th lords conjoined in 2nd).

· The lords of 5th and 11th houses exchange houses.

· The lords of ascendant, 2nd and 5th are related or conjoined.

· The lords of ascendant, 5th and 9th conjoined.

· The Ascendant is strong and 2/5/8/11th lords in exaltation.

· The benefices planets occupy 5th and 8th houses.

Underground or hidden treasures beneath or buried in the soil

· Lord of ascendant is placed in 2nd house, Lord of 2nd is placed in 11th house and lord of 11th is posited in ascendant, the native will get sudden enormous hidden treasures in his life.

· Lords of 2nd and 4th are posited in 9th house, with a benefice.

· Lords of 11th and 2nd placed in 4th house, with a benefice.

· Lord of 11th is placed in 4th house, combines with a benefice.

Shares and speculations

· The Moon, Mercury and 6th lord in 11th house indicates money through share market.

· Lords of 6th and 11th combine in 12th house indicates loss in speculation.

· Ascendant’s lord, Moon, Sun and are being in benefic aspects

· The Moon-Mars combine in 2nd, 5th, 8th or 11th house.

· The Jupiter in 2nd, the Mercury in 5th and the Moon in 11th house respectively.

Unexpected inheritance

· The Moon, 4th /2nd/5th houses/lords are related, indicates sudden inheritance from mother.

· Lords of 2nd and 4th combine in ascendant indicates sudden gain from mother.

· The lords of 2nd and 8th lords are related, gives unexpected gains.

· Leo ascendant with 12th lord in 8th house gives the formation of Vipareeta Raja yoga which results in unexpected enormous wealth gain.

BY

GEETA JHA [SPIRITUAL HEALER]

INDIA

Entertaining Talk Show Questions

With the wide variety of talk shows on the air, it would be nice to have questions outside the box. Here are some possible questions that fit this category:

1. When was the last time you were at a party, and decided to really pig out on the dip?

2. If you could choose a super power, would you choose the ability to read minds, or pour water really fast without spilling a drop?

3. What is the record amount of time you have gone without a shower?

4. What type of phone solicitation messages are you likely to listen to completely?

5. What kind of free gifts do you most crave?

6. What are some of the favorite names you call fellow drivers in a traffic jam?

7. What is your most memorable experience with cheese?

8. If you had a dime for every time someone called you a wart hog, would you be poor or rich?

9. Can you describe the smell of a really hot barn?

10. If you accidentally dropped the lid of the aspirin bottle into the toilet, would you fish it out or flush it down?

11. Are you satisfied with the shape of your tongue?

12. What is the purpose of the battery in a blade razor?

13. What is your favorite type of dried meat?

14. When you take photographs, do you make your subjects look at the camera?

15. Have you ever learned how to whittle?

16. Do you look for abandoned change in vending machines and pay phones?

17. What is the biggest gum wad you have ever chewed?

18. Where were you the last time you ripped your pants?

19. How many tissues can you fit in your mouth?

20. What kind of lessons are you willing to pay for?

21. How much would you bid for a Rembrandt painting?

22. Can you describe your most frustrating experience with plastic wrap?

23. What are your favorite types of hardware items?

24. Do you have a lucky shirt, and why is it lucky?

25. Where do you put your spare change?

26. How many times per week do you find yourself trying to identify certain odors?

27. What is the strangest thing you have ever done with a spoon?

28. How long would wicker furniture last in your house?

29. What are your favorite things to do with your fingers?

30. Have you ever written any graffiti, and if so, what was your favorite?

31. If you smell body odor, do you check to see if it is you?

There are a lot more, but I guess that is enough for now.

What Is The Difference Between An Anxiety Attack And A Panic Attack?

The terms “anxiety attack” and “panic attack” are used interchangeably in popular culture, but they have very specific and different meanings to psychiatrists, so I’d like you to know what the difference is too. It’s important to know whether you are having and anxiety attack or a panic attack because it will affect the type of treatment that you are likely to respond to (as I’ll discuss at the end of this article).

An anxiety attack is when something bad happens to you or you’re thinking about something bad and you get really anxious. You can get so anxious that you might even have some physical symptoms. For example, you might get shaky, your heart might race, or you might get short of breath. An anxiety attack can last anywhere from a few minutes to a few days. The main feature of an anxiety attack is that you are worrying about something in your LIFE (for example, relationships, work, school, money).

A panic attack on the other hand comes on all of a sudden, out of the blue for no reason at all, and it’s all about your BODY or your MIND. You suddenly feel like you must be having a heart attack (or a stroke, or passing out, or choking, or vomiting, or going crazy, or losing all control) because your heart is racing, you’re short of breath, you may have nausea or tightness in your throat, and you’re shaking. A panic attack comes on within ten minutes, but can last anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours. The main feature of a panic attack is that you are worrying about your BODY or your MIND right then and there, rather than worrying about something in your life. Most people with panic attacks have gone to an emergency room at least once to make sure nothing physical was going on.

Some people actually have anxiety attacks that turn into panic attacks. For example, they will start to worry about something stressful in their lives, but then once they get worked up enough, they will start to worry about what’s going on in their bodies or their minds instead. The treatment for a panic attacks that are triggered by anxiety attacks is the same as that used for panic disorder.

As I mentioned before, the distinction between anxiety attacks and panic attacks is important because it will change the type of treatment you are likely to respond to. For one thing, if you have panic attacks, then antidepressants should only be started at very low doses initially because otherwise they can trigger an increase in your panic attacks (i.e. because you are very sensitive to your body). In contrast, with anxiety attacks, you can usually be started at a normal dose of antidepressants right away (and yes, antidepressants work great for anxiety, even if you are not depressed!). Benzodiazepines (such as Xanax, Klonopin, Ativan, and Valium) will work well for both panic attacks and anxiety attacks, but you are more likely to run into problems with habituation (i.e. getting used to the benzodiazepine) when you have anxiety attacks because those tend to be more frequent. When it comes to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, the most effective technique by far for panic attacks will be the interoceptive (body) exposures; whereas, for anxiety attacks, the most effective techniques will usually be relaxation training and thought restructuring. In addition, when you are using cognitive behavioral therapy, you are far more likely to need to do agoraphobia exposures if you have panic attacks because they can so easily trigger agoraphobia (i.e. the avoidance of certain situation and activities).

One final note: Whether you are having anxiety attacks or panic attacks, or both, treatment is very likely to be effective! I hope that you find this information useful. Good luck!

The Development and Growth of African Football

In the ten years between 1996 to 2006, African football has really made great advances. It was in 1996 at the Olympic games in Atlanta, Georgia, for instance that the Under 23 team of Nigeria defeated both Brazil and Argentina on their way to winning the gold medal in the male football category.

This feat was repeated at the 2000 Sydney Olympics with Cameroun winning the gold medal this time.
In this period also, the national football team of Senegal got to the quarterfinals of the 2002 world cup held in Korea-Japan. National teams of some African countries were also able to defeat or play draws with some of the world's major soccer powers like Brazil, Argentina, Spain in major competitions and friendlies.

At the youth group tournaments, African teams regularly get to the semi-finals and finals of such competitions. Teams from Nigeria and Ghana have even won the trophies at these levels.

Indeed, African football has really grown in leaps and bounds from what it used to be two decades ago or earlier.
Players like Samuel Etoo Fils of Barcelona, ​​Austin'Jay-Jay 'Okocha formerly of Bolton, Frederick Kanoute of Sevilla, Kanu Nwankwo of Arsenal and Portsmouth, Obafemi Martins of Inter Milan and Newcastle, and lots of others have become household names all over Europe and the rest of the world.

Indeed, the Nigerian football team has broken into the top ranks of football, being ranked as number nine in the world many times by FIFA, the highest by any African country till date. Some other countries like Cameroun, Cote D'Ivoire, and so on even enjoy higher rankings by FIFA than many other European and South American footballing nations.

One of the factors that has helped the continent's soccer to grow to match up with the rest of the world has been the export of soccer talent to Europe.
Starting in the eighties, European clubs bought soccer players from Africa to play in their teams. The main reason for buying them then was the fact that the players were cheaper and would cost less to pay their wages than their counterparts from Europe.

Players like Stephen Keshi, former captain of Nigeria and now chief coach of Togo were among the first set of Africans to play football in Europe.
They paved the way for the invasion of the continent by the African legion that followed after.

Top 7 Hard Rock And Heavy Metal Guitar Tunings

There are many different guitar tunings that are used in Rock and Metal music besides standard tuning. Guitar players in these genres like to use these tunings because they give a heavier and darker sound to their music.

Some of the more popular tunings used are Dropped D, Dropped C, Dropped B, E Flat, D, C and open G. Here are the descriptions of how the strings should be tuned and some of the bands that use them.

Dropped D tuning:

E ———-1st string

B ———-2nd string

G ———-3rd string

D ———-4th string

A ———-5th string

D ———-6th string (thickest)

This tuning enables power chords to be played with a single finger on the lowest three strings and produces a dark sound with it. If you’re music doesn’t fit together with this dark sound, you can place a capo on the 2nd fret and can still easily play power chords.

Some bands that use Dropped D tuning are:

Alice in Chains, Foo Fighters, Godsmack, Led Zepplin, Nirvana, Rage Against The Machine, Silverchair, Soundgarden and Velvet Revolver.

Dropped C tuning:

D ———-1st string

A ———-2nd string

F ———-3rd string

C ———-4th string

G ———-5th string

C ———-6th string (thickest)

Dropped C tuning is the Dropped D with each string lowered one whole step. Dropped C tuning produces a very low and heavy sound and is used by many of the new Heavy Metal bands.

Some bands that use Dropped C tuning are:

30 Seconds to Mars, Atreyu, Buckethead, Bullet for My Valentine, Children of Bodom, Godsmack, Bad Religion, Metallica, Mudvayne, P.O.D., Papa Roach, Rammstein, Shadows Fall, System of a Down, Three Days Grace and Ozzy Osbourne.

Dropped B tuning:

C# ———-1st string

G# ———-2nd string

E ———-3rd string

B ———-4th string

F# ———5th string

B ———-6th string (thickest)

This tuning will need heavier gauge strings to be effective. Also you might have to widen the string grooves as well as adjust the tension in the neck of your guitar.

Some bands that use Dropped B tuning are:

Audioslave, Limp Bizkit, Machine Head, Mudvayne, Slipknot and Stone Sour.

Eb tuning:

Eb ———1st string

Bb ———2nd string

Gb ———3rd string

Db ———4th string

Ab ———5th string

Eb ———6th string (thickest)

This tuning is Standard tuning turned down a half step. There are a few reasons that bands use this tuning instead of Standard tuning. One reason is to sound heavier by using heavy gauge strings. By tuning down a half step it is easier to bend these heavy gauged strings. Another reason why some bands use this tuning is to compliment the lead singers voice.

Bands that use Eb tuning are:

Alice in Chains, Anthrax, Dream Theater, Guns N’ Roses, Jimi Hendrix, Kiss, Megadeth, Metallica, Motorhead, Nirvana, Poison, Slayer, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Stone Sour, Van Halen, Weezer and Yngwie Malmsteen.

D tuning:

D ———-1st string

A ———-2nd string

F ———-3rd string

C ———-4th string

G ———-5th string

D ———-6th string (thickest)

D tuning is also known as whole step down tuning and as you have probably already guessed, it’s Standard tuning tuned down a whole step. D tuning has been used mainly in Heavy Metal music.

Bands that have used D tuning are:

Alice in Chains, The Beatles, Bullet For My Valentine, Bob Dylan, Children of Bodom, Dream Theater, Guns N’ Roses, Motley Crue, Nirvana, Pink Floyd, Racer X and Soundgarden.

C tuning:

C ———-1st string

G ———-2nd string

Eb ———3rd string

Bb ———4th string

F ———-5th string

C ———-6th string (thickest)

C tuning also produces a low sound that is mostly used by Hard Rock and Metal bands. The tuning is 2 whole steps below Standard tuning, which gives it a heavy sound but still maintains the same intervals as Standard tuning.

Bands that have used C tuning are:

Atreyu, Black Sabbath, Bullet For My Valentine, Deftones, Dream Theater, Jimi Hendrix, P.O.D., Queens of the Stone Age, Slipknot, Steve Vai and The Who.

G tuning:

D ———-1st string

B ———-2nd string

G ———-3rd string

D ———-4th string

G ———-5th string

D ———-6th string (thickest)

Other than the Drop D tuning, G Tuning is one of the most popular alternate guitar tunings.

Some bands that have used G tuning are:

The Rolling Stones, The Black Crowes, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Pink Floyd and Pearl Jam.

These are just some of the alternate guitar tunings that are available to you to experiment with. Play around with them and see which tunings fit your style of music.

How To Treat Cold Sores Effectively

If you frequently suffer from cold sores you already know how unsuitable the condition can be. Although it is not serious in most people, it does make life quite miserable due to soreness and the knowledge that on your normally perfect face you're now wearing an ugly open sore. You may have tried some treatments already to try and help the situation, but do you really know how to treat cold sores effectively?

To help prevent outbreaks from reoccurring so often we need to avoid anything that is known to trigger cold sores. While you may not have noticed anything specific, there are a number that are common, such as a weakened immune system. Typically this is brought about by a cold or flu, but other common causes include poor diet, lack of exercise, sleeping too little, stress, or even exposure to sunlight; much of this is within our control and may take a dipline to change the habits of a lifetime that cause these, but the remedies are obvious. Less obvious are cold sores caused by menstruation or menopause, although actively seeking relaxation and taking supplements can have an effect. While eating a balanced diet and taking regular exercise are clear, there are a number of foods that we should ensure are included in our meals.

  • Garlic is often presented as a miracle food, but it is a natural antiseptic and seems to possess strong antiviral properties too.
  • Vitamins A, E and C have been shown to help and can be taken naturally or as a supplement.
  • Regular L-lysine or zinc can help reduce the number of outbreaks.
  • Some researchers believe that outbreaks are caused by excessive amounts of the amino acid arginine, or an imbalance between arginine and lysine. Arginine is found in chocolate, nuts, cereals and beer, which should all be avoided if you believe that this is what triggers your outbreaks.
  • Naturopaths recommend root ginger for boosting the immune system, or mixing a tea spoon of juice from an onion and mixing it with 2 parts honey, taken once a day.

Of course following a diet including all of these may not prevent all your cold sore attacks, particularly if you are a chronic sufferer, and so when they do appear, the focus of your attack needs to change. Making you life more comfortable by reducing inflammation and pain, and treating the lesion fast become top priorities.

  • Lemon balm, a member of the mint family, has provided to provide excellent healing properties for cold sores. In Europe it is available as a cream, but equally effective is to make a tea from it and when cool, dab it on the blister, sore or scab. It is also known as Melissa.
  • Aspirin, ibuprofen or paracetamol can all help ease the pain if nothing else will.
  • Tea tree oil or a tea bag applied directly to the sore have also proved effective in many cases, both reducing inflammation and fighting the cold sore virus.

Knowing how to treat cold sores means taking responsibility for your own health and taking proactive measures to prevent them from occurring. By making the changes in you life necessary you will not only suffer less than this nasty condition, but feel back in control of your well-being.

Differences Between Damask, Brocade, and Jacquard

Often times, uneducated individuals use the terms damask, brocade, and Jacquard interchangeably with one another. It can often confuse those who are unfamiliar with the world of fabrics. Jacquard is a decorative or woven pattern that is created by using a Jacquard attachment on a loom. The attachment resembles the punch card on a piano. It is purported to offer better versatility and fabric control for the operator of the loom. The Jacquard technique can be applied to a variety of fabrics, and it is commonly used on brocade and damask fabrics. It is commonly used in a variety of apparel and home goods, from tablecloths to bedding.

Brocade is defined as a lavishly decorated, shuttle woven fabric. It is primarily woven from silk; although, it is possible to find brocade constructed from a blend of silk and synthetic fibers. Often, it will be embroidered with gold or silver thread. Brocade can trace its origins back to India, where weaving is a traditional art form. It is typically woven on a loom, and it may or may not be woven using the Jacquard technique. It is also characterized by the manner in which the brocaded or broached parts of the fabric hang in loose groups or are clipped away. Although the scenes and patterns on brocade appear to have been embroidered, the scenes are actually woven into the fabric using advanced weaving techniques that involve manipulating the weft and weave of the fabric. The most common types of scenes depicted on brocade fabric are those of floral prints.

Damask, similarly to brocade, is a fabric that features woven scenes of floral patterns, intricate geometric designs, or simple scenes of domestic life. It may be woven of silk, wool, linen, cotton, or synthetic fibers. However, it is most commonly created from silk. It is primarily different from brocade in the fact that its woven fabric pattern is reversible, while that of brocade is not. Similarly, shorter weft patterns in damask allow for more subtle effects in the fabric to be created as it plays off of shadow and light. Damask weaves also contain a higher thread count than that of brocade. Double damask weaves are the highest quality of damask produced; however, it is also the most expensive.

Hire a MySQL Developer

If there is one database that is the backbone of some of the biggest applications in the world – it is MySQL. It is perhaps the world’s most popular open source database. What makes MySQL and the job of a MySQL developer special are the database’s proven performance, reliability, and ease-of-use. These qualities have made it the leading database of choice for web-based applications. It is used by some of the world’s best-known applications that billions of people use every day. Some of the big names on the list are Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Yahoo! And much more.

It is run by Oracle, which makes sure innovation keeps the database the top choice for MySQL developers. It consistently delivers new capabilities to power next generation the web, cloud, mobile and embedded applications.

For those wishing to learn the technology – a MySQL developer is taught how to develop console and web applications using MySQL. The choices of languages you have are PHP, Java, or Python for programming purpose.

There are a number of courses available out there that teach you how to be a good MySQL developer and get ahead in your career. There is ample of documentation available and a MySQL developer can develop an application around MySQL using that. What is challenging is managing the MySQL instances while ensuring performance, availability, and security is not compromised. This is what a seasoned developer is capable of achieving.

When hiring a skilled MySQL developer, you need to make sure he has strong proficiency in MySQL database management. He has decent experience with recent versions of MySQL. Make sure his understanding of things like MySQL’s underlying storage engines, such as InnoDB and MyISAM is good. His abilities should coincide with what you are looking for. Look out of his experience with replication configuration in MySQL.

A good MySQL developer should have the knowledge of de-facto standards and best practices in the database. Check for his proficiency in writing and optimizing SQL statements. Things like – his knowledge of MySQL features, such as its event schedule and his ability to plan resource requirements from high-level specifications is a good indicator of his caliber.

Additionally, look for his familiarity with other SQL/NoSQL databases such as PostgreSQL, MongoDB, etc. Above all, it is important for a good MySQL developer to have good knowledge of limitations in MySQL and their workarounds in contrast to other popular relational databases.

Astrology’s Aries Lucky Days – What Time of Month to Gamble

People born in the date range of March 21st through April 19th have the Astrology sun sign of Ares the Ram. As an Aries, you probably know your basic Horoscope, but did you know that there are particular days and hours of the Month which are especially lucky for you? Here are some times when you will be especially lucky.

Lucky Moon Days

If you were birthday falls in the range of March 21st through March 28th, you will be luckier during the days of the New Moon. If it falls in the range of March 29th through April 5th, you will be luckier during the days of the second quarter of the Moon. If your birthday falls in the range of April 6th through April 13th, you will be luckier during the days of the Full moon. Finally, if you were born in the range of April 14th through April 19th, you will be luckier during the Moon’s fourth quarter.

Numerology Days

The celestial number of Aries is (7), and Mars, the ruling planet of Aries has a numerical value of (6). Using fadic addition from Numerology gives us the sum of (13) which reduces to (4). Therefore, any day of the month who’s digits reduce to (4) is a lucky day for people born under Aries. If you are going to gamble on the lottery during the month; you should buy your ticket on one of the following days: the 4th, 13th, 22nd, or 31st. In addition, you should look for the number (4) to appear in your winning numbers.

Lucky Hours

Many sources hold that you are luckier during the day when your ruling planet is governing. You can determine this hour by starting at sunrise, and then counting forward to your lucky hours. This number varies by the day of the week. For people born under Aries, the following calculations hold.

Sunday: &nbspYou are luckier during the 7th, 14th, and 21st hours after sunrise.

Monday: You are luckier during the 4th, 11, and 18th hours after sunrise.

Tuesday: You are luckier during the 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd hour after sunrise.

Wednesday: You are luckier during the 5th, 12th, and 19th hour after sunrise.

Thursday: You are luckier during the 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd hours after sunrise.

Friday: You are luckier during the 6th, 13th, and 20th hours after sunrise.

Saturday: You are luckier during the 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th hour after sunrise.

Lucky Partners

If you are born under Aries, and are playing a game of chance with a partner, you will be luckiest when that partner is born under one of the following signs: Aquarius, Gemini, Leo, Sagittarius, or Libra.