Monday, February 28, 2011

Self Confidence By Simple Rules - Part 1



Self confidence gives us the freedom to commit mistakes and cope with failure without making us feel worthless. If only we have confidence in ourselves, can we gain confidence of others. After all, most people are reluctant to back a project that's being pitched by someone who is nervous, fumbling and overly apologetic. On the other hand, you might be persuaded by someone who spoke clearly, who held his or her head high, who answered questions assuredly, and who readily admitted when he/she did not know something.

So where do you rate yourself on the scale of 1-10 for your confidence level? Do you think you fall in the low confidence bracket? Here's some good news for you. And the good news is that self-confidence can be learned and built on .

Let's start the process of building self-confidence. Remember there is no quick fix solution for it. Nonetheless, practice makes a man perfect. So all you have to do is try and implement the following given tips in your day to day life.

Recognize your insecurities : We all have insecurities in life. It can be anything from acne, to regrets, to friends at school. Giving a name to the things which make youfeel unworthy, ashamed or inferior helps to combat them. You can try to pen down your thoughts and you will find that it makes you feel much lighter and happier. Remember that no one is perfect. The man or woman sitting next to you might have the same amount of insecurities as you have. If writing does not come easily to you, you might want to talk it out with your friends or loved ones. Sharing your thoughts will help relieve the burden you have been carrying all alone.


To Be Continued ....



Friday, February 25, 2011

Things to Stop Doing Now on Facebook - Part 2



4.    Confessionals

You may hate your job; lie on your taxes; or be a recreational user of illicit drugs, but this is no place to confess. Employers commonly peruse social networking sites to determine who to hire and, sometimes, who to fire. Need proof? In just the past few weeks, an emergency dispatcher was fired in Wisconsin for revealing drug use; a waitress got canned for complaining about customers and the Pittsburgh Pirate's mascot was dumped for bashing the team on Facebook. One study done last year estimated that 8% of companies fired someone for "misuse" of social media.



5.    Password Clues

If you've got online accounts, you've probably answered a dozen different security questions, telling your bank or brokerage firm your Mom's maiden name; the church you were married in; or the name of your favorite song. Got that same stuff on the information page of your Facebook profile? You're giving crooks an easy way to guess your passwords.



6.    Risky Behaviors

You take your classic Camaro out for street racing, soar above the hills in a hang glider, or smoke like a chimney? Insurers are increasingly turning to the web to figure out whether their applicants and customers are putting their lives or property at risk, according to Insure.com. So far, there's no efficient way to collect the data, so cancellations and rate hikes are rare. But the technology is fast evolving, according to a paper written by Celent, a financial services research and consulting firm


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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Things to Stop Doing Now on Facebook - Part 1


You can certainly enjoy networking and sharing photos, but you should know that sharing some information puts you at risk. What should you never say on Facebook, Twitter or any other social networking site?


1.    Your Birth Date and Place

Sure, you can say what day you were born, but if you provide the year and where you were born too, you've just given identity thieves a key to stealing your financial life, said Givens. A study done by Carnegie Mellon showed that a date and place of birth could be used to predict most and sometimes all of the numbers in your Social Security number, she said.


2.    Vacation Plans

There may be a better way to say "Rob me, please" than posting something along the lines of: "Count-down to Maui! Two days and Ritz Carlton, here we come!" on Twitter. But it's hard to think of one. Post the photos on Facebook when you return, if you like. But don't invite criminals in by telling them specifically when you'll be gone.


3.    Home Address

Do I have to elaborate? A study recently released by the Ponemon Institute found that users of Social Media sites were at greater risk of physical and identity theft because of the information they were sharing. Some 40% listed their home address on the sites; 65% didn't even attempt to block out strangers with privacy settings. And 60% said they weren't confident that their "friends" were really just people they know.


To Be Continued ....


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

How to avoid getting nightmares !!



Relax before bedtime. 

Meditate, take a bath, drink some herbal tea or do mild stretching exercises. 

Clear your mind of any worries you might have. 

Make a list of your problems and their possible solutions, and then look at them again the next day. 

Avoid watching the evening news, horror movies or movies with graphic violence right before bedtime. 

Eat a light snack such as milk or yogurt. Both contain calcium and tryptophan, which can have a relaxing effect on you. 

Avoid fatty and spicy foods, which could cause gas and, in turn, nightmares. 

Give up smoking. Nicotine has been linked to certain sleep disorders. 

Stop using any drugs that are not essential to your health and well-being. 

In case you have a nightmare, write it down when you wake up. Try to figure out how it relates to your life at present, to prevent it from recurring. 


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Things Your Firewall Should Do - Part 2



6.             Make sure all of your employees are using the latest version of Internet Explorer. It ensures all employees launching IE6 or IE7 are automatically redirected to the IE8 download site and restricted from all other Web access.

7.             Ensure high priority & fix bandwidth to all critical applications, such as Live Meeting, Salesforce.com® and SharePoint®, over unproductive Web surfing which improves business productivity.

8.             Block unproductive peer-to-peer (P2P) applications such as BitTorrent, which often used to download unlicensed versions of copyrighted media, and can quickly consume huge bandwidth.

9.             Visualize Your Application Traffic What’s happening on your network? Who’s wasting my bandwidth? Why is your network so slow? Visualization provides administrators with Instant feedback on your Network.

10.           Block new age Social networking applications such as Facebook, Twitter intelligently. You may want to let marketing personnel update the company’s Facebook page, but not allow them to play Facebook games like Farmville.


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Monday, February 21, 2011

Things Your Firewall Should Do - Part 1




1.              Manage Bandwidth for a Group of Users. Give high priority to your management & top executives group and give less priority your general staff. Assigned fixed bandwidth quota to each group from your common bandwidth pool.

2.              Prevent malware such as viruses, spyware, keyloggers, Trojans and intrusion attempts from entering the network at the gateway relieves the organization from great risk and spares potentially wasted resources.

3.               You can use application intelligence as a powerful forensics tool to identify exactly what’s happening on your network. Identify who is accessing your site from which country, which branch office or it is botnet activity? 

4.                Block email attachments, which contain the “Company Confidential” watermark. Block outbound mails via company email as well as web mails like yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail.

5.                Limit the total bandwidth given to streaming video, regardless of where it comes from. . Thus, the goal is to identify this traffic by what it is, rather by its origin.


To Be Continued.....

Friday, February 18, 2011

REASONS FOR USING WINDOWS 7 - PART 3



8.   Streaming media

With the new features in Windows Media Player 12, you can enjoy your media library at home – or in the city. Play function allows the flow of music, videos and photos from your PC to the stereo or TV (you may require additional hardware). With Remote Media Streaming function, you can send a flow of media over the Internet from a computer running Windows 7 on a second, which is thousands of miles away.


9.   Personalize your computer

Windows 7 helps you to express yourself with custom themes, desktop background, desktop slide show and much more. New downloads are available in the gallery of personalization, so you can take the fun additions to your computer if a personal touch.


10.   Notice, without markings

Action Center, new in Windows 7, giving you control over maintenance and safety messages. Notices for things such as Windows Defender ilikontrola user account you can turn on or off. If Windows requires your attention, you’ll notice on the far right of the taskbar. Click it and you will see the proposed solutions to all problems.


Note : Not all of the above features are available in all editions of Windows 7.


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Thursday, February 17, 2011

REASONS FOR USING WINDOWS 7 - PART 2




4.   Built for speed

Windows 7 is the most important performance enhancements that take up less memory and powered services in the background only when you need them. It is designed to run programs faster and faster goes to sleep and continue their work, and to quickly re-connecting to wireless networks.With 64-bit support, you can take advantage of the latest 64-bit computers.



5.   Better wireless networking

Connecting to wireless networks in your laptop computer – which is sometimes a problem before – now includes only a few mouse clicks. At the taskbar, select one from the list of available networks, click on it and connect. Mail to connect to a network, Windows will remember, so that later you can automatically connect.



6.   Windows Touch

Use your fingers to browse the Web, navigate through the images and open files and folders on your computer with a touchscreen-windows for the first time the right technology includes multiple contacts. With the movement of the zoom, rotate, even right click, it’s a whole new way of working with a computer.



7.   Excellent operation of the devices

Stage device, new features in Windows 7 functions as a home page for things such as music players, smart phones and printers. When a compatible device to your PC, you’ll see a menu of information and popular tasks such as battery life, number of images ready for download and printing options.


To Be Continued....


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

REASONS FOR USING WINDOWS 7 - PART 1




Windows 7 is a simple, fast and attractive. A better way to find and manage files, such as the Jump Lists, and enhanced views of the taskbar, help you to quickly perform everyday tasks. Windows 7 is designed for faster and more reliable performance, the computer to operate normally as you want. With support for 64-bit computers, you can take full advantage of the latest powerful computers. Great features such as HomeGroup, Windows Media Center and Windows Touch allowing new things. Get familiar with Windows 7 and determine how it can streamline almost everything you do on your computer.


1.   Better desktop

Windows 7 lets you work on your computer faster than ever. Taskbar has larger buttons and previews a full size – programs you can attach it to gain access to them with one click. Jump Lists provide shortcuts to files, folders and Web sites. A function Pin, Peek, Shake provides you with a simple (and fun) ways to use all those open windows.


2.   Smarter search

Type the word in the search “Start” menu and you will see results, grouped by category – documents, images, music, email and applications.Search folder or library and you can fine-tune your search by using filters such as date or file type – and use the preview pane to cast a quick glance at the content found.


3.    Easily share files using the HomeGroup

File and printer sharing on your home network should be simple. With HomeGroup, it finally is. Connect multiple computers running Windows 7 and effortlessly start sharing music, images, videos and documents with others in your home.


To Be Continued......



Tuesday, February 15, 2011

HEALTHY HEART WITH DAILY DOSE OF NUTS




A daily dose of nuts-walnuts, almonds, pistachios- can make up for a heart-healthy diet, according to Mayo Clinic researchers. 


Most nuts contain some nutrients that can benefit heart health and help with cholesterol control. They include unsaturated fats, omega-3 fatty acids, fibre, 1-arginine and plant sterols. Nuts have been shown to reduce low-density lipoproteins (LDL, or “bad” cholesterol) levels in the blood. 


Eating nuts also can reduce the risk of developing blood clots and improve the health of the lining of the arteries. The above benefits suggest that eating nuts, in limited amounts, may reduce the risk of heart disease, though studies haven’t yet proved this conclusively. 


Almost any type of nut is nutritious - and high in calories. It is best to eat nuts in moderation, no more than a handful a day. Also, choose unsalted or low-salt versions and use nuts as a substitute for saturated fats, such as those found in meats, eggs and dairy products. 


The study has been published in the latest issue of Mayo Clinic Women’s Health Source


Friday, February 11, 2011

Great Ways to Find More Free Time - Part 5




17. Make use of your mornings. I find that mornings are the absolute best times to schedule the things I really want to do. I run, read and write in the mornings three of the four things on my Essentials List (spending time with family is the other thing on the list). Mornings are great because your day hasn't been filled with a bunch of unscheduled, demanding, last-minute tasks that will push back those Essentials. For example, if you schedule something for late afternoon, by the time late afternoon rolls around, you might have a dozen other things newly added to your to-do list, and you will put off that late-afternoon Essential. Instead, schedule it for the morning, and it will rarely (if ever) get pushed back.


18. The Golden Right-after-work Time. Other than mornings, I find the time just after work to be an incredible time for doing Essential things. Exercise, for example, is great in the 5-o'clock hour, as is spending time with family, or doing anything else relaxing.


19. Your evenings. The time before you go to bed is also golden, as it exists every single day, and it's usually completely yours to schedule. What do you want to do with this time? Read? Spend time with your kids? Work on a hobby you are passionate about? Take advantage of this time.


20. Lunch breaks. If the three golden times mentioned above don't work for you, lunch breaks are another good opportunity to schedule things. Some people like to exercise, or to take quiet times, during their lunch breaks. Others use this time to work on an important personal goal or project. 



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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Great Ways to Find More Free Time - Part 4





13. Delegate. If you have subordinates or coworkers who can do a task or project, try to delegate it. Don't feel like you need to do everything yourself. If necessary, spend a little time training the person to whom you are delegating the task, but that little time spent training will pay off in a lot of time saved later. Delegating allows you to focus on the core tasks and projects you should be focusing on.


14. Cut out distractions. What is there around your workspace that distracts you from the task at hand? Sometimes it's visual clutter, or papers lying around that call for your attention and action, or email or IM notifiers on your computer that pop up at the wrong time, or the phone, or coworkers. See if you can eliminate as many of these as possible the more you can focus, the more effective you will be and the less time you will waste. That equals time saved for the good stuff.


15. Disconnect. The biggest of distractions, for most people, is the Internet. My most productive times are when I am disconnected from the grid. Now, I am not saying you need to be disconnected all the time, but if you really want to be able to effectively complete tasks, disconnect your Internet so you can really focus. Set certain times of the day for connectivity, and only connect during those periods.


16. Outsource. If you can't delegate, see if you can outsource. With the Internet, we can connect with people from all over the world. I have outsourced many things, from small tasks to checking email to legal work to design and editing work and more. That allows me to focus on the things I am best at, the things I love doing, and saves me a lot of time.


To Be Continued....



Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Great Ways to Find More Free Time - Part 3




9. Cut back on email. I mentioned email in an earlier point above, regarding consolidating, but it's such a major part of most people's lives that it deserves special attention. How often do you check email? How much time do you spend composing emails? If you spend a major part of your work day on email, as many people do (and as I once did), you can free up a lot of time by reducing the time you spend in email. Now, this won't work for everyone, but it can work for many people: choose 2-3 key times during the day to process your inbox to empty, and keep your responses to 5 sentences.


10. Learn to say "NO". If you say yes to every request, you will never have any free time. Get super protective about your time, and say no to everything but the essential requests.


11. Keep your list to 3. When you make out your daily to-do list, just list the three Most Important Tasks you want to accomplish today. Don't make a laundry list of tasks, or you will fill up all your free time. By keeping your task list small, but populated only by important tasks, you ensure that you are getting the important stuff done but not overloading yourself.


12. Do your Biggest Rock first. Of the three Most Important Tasks you choose for the day, pick the biggest one, or the one you are dreading most, and do that first. Otherwise you will put that off as much as possible and fill your day with less important things. Don't allow yourself to check email until that Big Rock is taken care of. It starts your day with a sense of major accomplishment, and leaves you with a lot of free time the rest of the day, because the most important thing is already done.


To Be Continued.....



Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Great Ways to Find More Free Time - Part 2



3. Find your time-wasters. What do you spend a lot of your time on that isn't on your essential list? Take a close look at these things and really think about whether they are necessary, or if there are ways to reduce, minimize or eliminate these things. Sometimes you do things because you assume they are necessary, but if you give it some thought you can find ways to drop them from your life. Figure out what you do simply to waste time, maybe surfing certain sites, watching TV, talking a lot at the water cooler, etc. You are going to want to minimize these time-wasters to make room for the more important stuff, the stuff that makes you happy and that you love to do.


4. Schedule the time. As you sit down and think about your life and what you want to do, versus what you actually do, you will be looking at ways to free up time. It's crucial that you take a blank weekly schedule (you can just write it out on a piece of paper, or use your calendar) and assign blocks for the things you love the stuff on your essentials list. If you want to exercise, for example, when will you do it? Put the blocks of time on your schedule, and make these blocks the most important appointments of your week. Schedule the rest of your life around these blocks.


5. Consolidate. There are many things you do, scattered throughout your day or your week, that you might be able to consolidate in order to save time. A good example is errands  instead of running one or two a day, do them all in one day to save time and gas. Another example is email, or any kind of communication batch process your email instead of checking and reading and responding throughout the day. Same thing with meetings, paperwork, anything that you do regularly.


6. Cut out meetings. This isn't possible for everyone, but in my experience meetings take up a lot of time to get across a little information, or to make easy decisions that could be made via email or phone. As much as you can, minimize the number of meetings you hold and attend. In some cases this might mean talking to your boss and telling her that you have other priorities, and asking to be excused. In other cases this might mean asking the people holding the meeting if you can get the info in other ways. If so, you have saved yourself an hour or so per meeting (sometimes more).


7. De clutter your schedule. If you have a heavily packed schedule, full of meetings and errands and tasks and projects and appointments, you are going to want to weed it out so that it's not so jam-packed. Find the stuff that's not so essential and cancel them. Postpone other stuff. Leave big blank spaces in your schedule.


8. Re-think your routine. Often we get stuck in a routine that's anything but what we really want our days to be like. Is there a better way of doing things? You are the creator of your life, make a new routine that's more pleasant, more optimal, more filled with things you love.


To Be Continued....



Monday, February 7, 2011

Great Ways to Find More Free Time - Part 1



The real problem of leisure time is how to keep others from using yours. - Arthur Lacey

Are there a hundred different things you wish you could do with your life someday”  anything from exercising to meditation or yoga to writing that novel you always wished you could write to reading more to relaxing and watching the sunrise? But perhaps you never have the time, like most people.

The truth is, we all have the same amount of time, and it's finite and in great demand. But some of us have made the time for doing the things we love doing, and others have allowed the constant demands and pressures and responsibilities of life to dictate their days.

It's time to move from the second group back into the first. Reclaim your time. Create the life you want and make the most of the free time you lay claim to. It's not hard, though it does take a little bit of effort and diligence.

Not all of these will be applicable to your life” choose the ones you can apply and give them a try:

1. Take a time out. Freeing up your time starts with taking a step back to take a good look at your life. You need to block off at least an hour. Several hours or half a day is better. A whole day would be awesome. A weekend would be even more ideal, though not necessary practical for many folks. With this block of time, take a look at your life with some perspective. Is it what you have always wanted? How would you get to 
where you have always wanted to be? What do you enjoy doing, but don't have enough time to do? What things actually fill up your day? Are there things you could drop or minimize to make more time? We will look at some of these things in the following items, but it starts with taking a time out to think and plan.

2. Find your essentials. What is it that you love to do? Make a short list of 4-5 things. These are the things you want to make room for.


To Be Continued .......


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Health Mantra - Lemon Water Diet Plan




Lemon Water Diet Plan 

Lemon water diet plan is also called as the Master Cleanse Diet because of its amazing effects. 

The cayenne pepper lemon water diet plan, asks you to have 6-12 glasses of the above mentioned recipe. 

Have a glass of lemon water whenever you feel hungry. 

The lemon water diet plan has proved effective for thousands of people who have tried it. 

Having a few glasses of lemon water in the morning is recommended for maximum benefits. 


On the flip side, lemon water diet plan also has some side effects, such as nausea, headaches and mood swings. 

Before you follow any diet plans like lemon cayenne pepper diet or honey lemon water diet, make sure you've consulted your dietitian.


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Windows Defender detects and removes spyware - Part 2



Protection against the latest threats

A dedicated team of Microsoft researchers continuously searches the Internet to discover new spyware and develop methods to counteract it.

A voluntary, worldwide network of Windows Defender users helps Microsoft determine which suspicious programs to classify as spyware. Participants help discover new threats quickly and notify Microsoft analysts, so that everyone is better protected. Anyone who uses Windows Defender can join this network and help report potential spyware to Microsoft.

To help protect your computer from the latest threats, you can choose to have updates that counteract new spyware automatically downloaded to your computer.

Windows Defender is included with all versions of Windows Vista and is available to download for genuine copies of Windows XP Service Pack 2 or later, or Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 or later.

Windows Defender is a free program that helps you stay productive by protecting your computer against pop-ups, slow performance and security threats caused by spyware and other potentially unwanted software. Windows Defender no longer supports Windows 2000 as mainstream support ended in June 2005.

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