Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Internet Speed: 4 Simple Tips to Speed Up Your Connection

There is no true way to make your current Internet speed faster. However, there are ways to optimize the bandwidth giving you an illusion of a faster and better pipe.
  1. Caching. This is an effective way to somehow improve your Internet speed. Essentially, it stores recent and most frequently requested information. As a result, it prevents future requests. It also saves the time time it takes to load the page from the Internet. 
  2. Opting for text only. This tip does not work if you are a power user. However, it does offer a great impact when browsing and e-mailing. Keep in mind that web pages with graphics can take a lot of time to load. Switching to text only eliminates the graphics, thereby, saving significant amount of time in loading up. 
  3. Turning off other computers. Things will get better when other computers in the house are logged off. These computers are a competition for the bandwidth. Hence, decreasing the competition may boost the Internet speed of your computer. 
  4. Killing background tasks. Apart from turning off other computers, you should also turn off background tasks running on your computers. Kill those applications you do not want running while trying to watch a video online. It would surely make a difference to your Internet connection. 
These 4 tips are just few of the ways you can do to boost your Internet speed without actually upgrading your package. 

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Make Up Brush Set: Steps On How to Clean Your Make Up Brushes

Proper make up brush set care is what you need to keep it last for many years. One of the best things that you can do is to clean the set on a regular basis. Here is a list of ways to help you wash your make up brush set:
  • Soften the brush fibers first. To do this, you must run water over the bristles. 
  • Use a baby shampoo or a hand wash shampoo. Making a light lather can do the trick. 
  • Make a gentle circular motion between your fingers as you clean the bristles. 
  • Repeat it for every brush that needs cleaning
  • Use a paper towel to dry the bristles. 
You may also use products that can clean your make up brush set easily. Although the steps mentioned above are easier and more affordable, they can be a hassle if you need to use your brush right away. 

You must clean your make up brushes regularly to prevent bacteria from accumulating, which can lead to unwanted blemishes. 

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Friday, July 20, 2012

Quotes of Love: 10 Quotes of Love

I like reading quotes of love on Google Plus. Here are my top 10 favorites:

"Love is a cycle. When you love, you get hurt. When you get hurt, you hate. When you hate, you try to forget. When you try to forget, you start missing. And when you start missing, you'll eventually fall in love again."

"I couldn't say "I do" without you!"

"You may not have my eyes or smile but from that very first moment you had my heart."

"I have found the one whom my soul loves."

"A relationship without trust is like having a phone with no service. And what do you do with a phone with no service? You play games."

"I am a woman, a lady, a girl, a child, a baby rolled into one. A man who knows how to treat me like one, all at the same time deserves the best of me."

"Feelings are like waves. You cannot stop them from coming but you can decide which ones to surf."

"Wouldn't it be the perfect crime if I stole your heart and you stole mine?"

"Falling in love is like jumping off a really tall building, your brain tells you it is not a good idea, but your heart tells you that you can fly."

"In the end, we only regret the chances we didn't take, relationship we are afraid to have, and the decisions we wanted too long to make."

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A New Book "Don't Say I Do! Why Women Should Stay Single" (NHP, 2012) Reveals the Reasons Behind the Modern Trend: Millions of Single Women Are Opting out of Marriage

Nowadays, many modern women prefer to be unattached and shun the concept of matrimony altogether because of many reasons. It could be so that women are completely contented with their current statuses (academic, financial, career), or women have realized that they can have it all in relationships and cohabitation with men, without marriage.

According to Orna Gadish M.Sc., author of Don't Say I Do! Why Women Should Stay Single remaining unmarried is the preferred choice for a growing number of modern women, and many women today enjoy their single status, with or without men by their side, with or without children. Some single women, who do want kids though, can simply opt for alternative family options detailed in the book. Whatever the reasons are, the book Don't Say I Do! Why Women Should Stay Single thoroughly gives the valid reasons for modern women's election to remain single.

Don't Say I Do! Why Women Should Stay Single elaborates on the advantages of staying single to every modern woman. One of the noteworthy benefits addressed by the author is the fact that unmarried women do not have difficult decision-making about education, career planning, personal finances, emotional needs, socializing, hobbies and leisure. For instance, in travelling, unmarried women without families can enjoy their freedom to plan the itinerary without considering babysitting or visiting children's theme parks. They can easily arrange trips to various places they have always wanted to go without worrying about their children or their nagging husbands.

Whether you are still single woman, divorced woman, or unhappily married woman, your understanding about marriage will completely change for the better, having read Don't Say I Do!. You will realize that marriage can prevent you from achieving your dreams, as you need to consider your spouse's interests, extended family, domestic responsibilities, and above all, the lawful constrains of this institution. By staying single, a woman can pursue her true ambitions and improve her self-confidence too. It definitely shapes up a woman as an individual; at least until she cohabits with a guy, creates a family, or bears kids, if she likes.  

Don't Say I Do! Why Women Should Stay Single encourages women to acknowledge the fact that they are responsible for their own fulfillment and happiness. It provides great tips that can help women achieve long-lasting happiness and success without getting hitched. The book also offers alternative options to marriage, as the traditional family has undergone substantial changes in the past decades. Don't Say I Do! rightly points out the fact that today's women do not necessarily need husbands in order to have sex, or be in a relationship with a man, or even to conceive and raise children. Times have definitely changed, and the book is wonderfully capturing all such modern transformations.

Don't Say I Do! Why Women Should Stay Single encourages women to accept wholeheartedly their status as single and helps them become aware of the amazing options and opportunities as self-reliant women. The alternative family structures analyzed by this book were unacceptable before, but they are now considered as viable substitutes for marriage.

Also, Don't Say I Do! Why Women Should Stay Single is perfect for married women, unmarried women, divorced women and single women. Essentially, it supports the theory that marriage might not be the best option for today's women, as lifestyles and family settings have diversified and destabilized, and today's women can really have it all without marriage, whether they choose to remain single, and whether they remain unmarried within relationships.

I truly enjoyed reading Don't Say I Do!, especially the parts that discussed divorce rates, infidelity rates, and why cheating happens to so many women. It definitely makes women think outside the box and realize that lifelong commitments might not be the best answer in today's flirting world.

Regardless of women's relationship or marital status, the book surely offers an extraordinary and powerful outlook on modern events and life choices. I believe every woman can benefit greatly from reading this book, as it will open her eyes to new options and opportunities in the modern world and make her doubt the old-fashioned concepts. My rating for Don't Say I Do! Why Women Should Stay Single is 5 out of 5 stars! Great book, with unconventional say and powerful message for women! To read more order in Amazon

Mom to Be: Tips On How to be a Better Mother

Mom to be knows that it is not easy to nurture her children while taking care of her own physical and emotional needs. Thankfully, there are many ways on how to be a great mom. If you are a mom-to-be, then you might find the useful in helping you become the greatest mother in the world.

  • Avoid playing the martyr role. Your children will not ask you to be a martyr. Hence, if you need some time alone, go read a book while your kids are watching TV. Or leave them with your husband and go  out with your friends. Keep in mind that getting exhausted from taking care of your kids is not good for your kids and for yourself. 
  • Keep your interests and passions. Mom to be does not have to give up her own interests. If you love to read or write, you must make it a priority and incorporate your hobbies into your routine. Although it is not easy to do, you must know how to keep doing what you love to do. You will be happier if you can also take care of your own needs. Plus, you can portray your role better as a mom. 
  • Be patient. Raising kids is not a joke. You may lose your temper once in a while but you must do your best to avoid that temper to go awry. Most moms know that motherhood teaches mothers to become more patient. 
  • Teach them the value of living a simple life. You must teach your kids not to associate happiness with material possessions. Teach your kids to borrow books at the library, rather than buying new books. Let them reuse items, instead of purchasing new ones. 
  • Train them to enhance their self-esteem. Keep in mind that people with high self-esteem are happier than those with lose self-confidence. You can teach them self-esteem by always talking and listening to them. 
There are plenty more ways that a mom to be can practice to help them become a great mother.What is important here is to be good to yourself so you can impart it to your kids.

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Monday, July 16, 2012

Jokes to Laugh at: 6 Jokes You Have Not Heard Of

What I like most about Google Plus are the good jokes shared by my "Circles." They always give me the opportunity to laugh early in the morning, which is a good way to start my morning with a tea by my side. Here are some of the jokes to laugh at.

"Banta Singh: "Yaar Santa, last year the name plate outside your house read Santa Singh, B.A. This year it reads Santa Singh, M.A.When did you finish your Masters Degree?"
Santa Singh: You don't understand. Last year my wife died so I put B.A. to indicate "Bachelor Again".
Then I took a second wife this year, So M.A. is "Married Again"

"Dear Mother-in-law, “Don’t Teach me how 2 handle my children, I’m living with one of yours & he needs a lot of improvement"

"Just bought a Ken Doll. I don't know what everyone's talking about, you can't read books on this thing."

"Never get jealous when you see your ex with someone else because our parents taught us to give our used toys to the less fortunate."

"There are three sides to any argument: your side, my side and the right side."

"I am Hector. Interested In - Women
Religious Views: Willing to convert for love."

There are other jokes at Google Plus that will really cause you to giggle.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Go Travel: 4 Tips to Help You Pack Light

Packing light is very essential when you go travel. A good traveler can be measured by how light he/she travels. But how are you going to pack light when you go travel?
  • Use one bag only. You must only bring a carry-on-size bag that is 20 pounds heavy. Make sure that it fits under airplane seats or overhead bins. You may test yourself if you can go travel with just one bag by going into your hometown and being a tourist for an hour. You must pack up as if you are traveling somewhere. You must go window-shopping using that bag. If you cannot withstand it, thin things out when you go home. 
  • Bring little. Regardless of the number of days, weeks or months you are going to travel, you must pack light.   You must bring very little and avoid packing for the worst case scenario. 
  • Choose backpack or rolling bag. It really depends on which type of bag you are comfortable with. A convertible backpack/suitcase is an ideal choice if you want mobility. 
  • Opt to bring less. Instead of bringing all your clothes stored in your closet, you must opt to bring less and choose to wash more often. Do select clothes that do not wrinkle or that look good wrinkled. 
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Thursday, July 05, 2012

Google Translate: 3 Ways to Help You Communicate While You Go Travel to a Foreign Land

If only you could always bring a laptop and let Google translate help you avoid embarrassing yourself when you go travel in a foreign land, then you would not have a problem communicating with a foreigner. But this is not feasible. Thankfully, there are ways to stave off the awkwardness even if you do not take your iPad with you and use Google translate each time you talk to someone, say in Tagalog or in French.
  • Familiarize the five important phrases. When you go travel to a foreign land for a vacation, you must first learn key phrases that can help you communicate with the locals. These phrases will include the following: 
    1. Excuse me. (Pardon or  Excusez-moi in French) (Ipagpaumanhin in Tagalog)
    2. Do you speak English? (Parlez-vous anglais?) (Nakakapagsalita po ba kayo sa Ingles?)
    3. How much does this cost? (Combien ca coute?) (Magkano to?)
There are other phrases that you should learn that can assist you to easily communicate with the locals without the help of Google  translate.
  • Learn how to pronounce those phrases. Mispronouncing them can be prevented if you have been practicing saying them before you embark on your journey. Google translate has its own audio pronunciation tool that allows you to hear the proper way to say those phrases. 
  • Ask the assistance of the hotel staff. Most of the time, desk clerk at your hotel speaks multiple languages. And yes, they will be happy to assist you with it. 
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Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Grand Hotel: 5 Things You Must Do While Staying in a Grand Hotel

In my last post, I talked about the things that you should avoid when staying in a grand hotel while you go travel. Today, I will discuss about some of the do's, which are provided by experts, that you can do to make your stay as memorable as possible.
  1. Do tell your room preference when making a reservation. If you want double bed, pool view and other things you demand, then you should tell it to the staff during your reservation and not after you have arrived. Be very specific when making a grand hotel room reservation. It could be a hassle for the hotel staff if you only make your demands after you have arrived. 
  2. Do demand for free Internet and water. If the hotel you are staying has WiFi connection, then you must ask for it. 
  3. Do use the double and the latch all the time. This is to avoid unauthorized access to your room. 
  4. Do tip the housekeeper and bellman with a reasonable amount. You can give the housekeeper $5 a day but not less than that. 
  5. Do ask for 2 wake-up calls. This is especially important if you have an urgent meeting tomorrow and you cannot afford to be late. Wake-up calls may also save your life if you have a certain disease that puts you at risk of experiencing coma. 
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