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It is often said that the first impression is the last impression. This quote fits the best in MLM recruiting process. The whole process of recruiting new people in the MLM business depends on the way you conduct yourself in front of them. Any kind of impression formed will affect their decision to join the business. Therefore, it is always wise to take extra care while approaching to the prospects.

Although it depends on your personal approach to convince your prospects, here are some tips to help you enhance your skills in the same:

  1. Honesty : Being genuine in your approach is the best way to get your prospects to trust you. If you gain their confidence, they would like to listen to what you have to say. Whatever information you provide to them, should be based on facts and reality. Any exaggerated or privileged information can lead to loss of their interest in the business. Also making fake promises would force them to withdraw themselves from the business.
  2. Possessing great knowledge and record of your job : People like to listen to those who have a great knowledge of their job and also to those who achieved excellence in their fields. Knowing your job well helps you professionally and also in explaining the business to your prospects well. Here, no matter what position you are in at present, you should develop a constant ability to improve and develop your knowledge and skills in your job, which later helps you acquire success and make an impression on your future prospects. Share your own experiences with the prospects and let them know how you have benefited from the business. This will help you gain their confidence in you.
  3. Providing help and support in the later stages : When an individual is willing to join an MLM Business , he / she expects full support at any stage of the business from the company as well as the upline who is recruiting them. When you promise your prospects to provide them with help, they immediately form a good impression of you and the company in their minds. They agree to join the business without having second thoughts.
  4. Following up : A person judges you on the basis of your interest in him. If you keep in touch and continuously follow up with them with the latest information and developments, without letting them feel that you are forcing them to join, they would also take interest in your business proposal. And once they feel that they will benefit from the business; They would readily accept the proposal.
  5. Be friendly and polite in your approach : Although, it is your wish how you want to deal with your prospects, ie, basically or informally, it is better to have a friendly conversation. It creates a light atmosphere, which helps you and your prospects to understand each other better. What you should always remember is, to be polite and keep your calm while talking to them. Loosing temperature would leave a black mark about you on the minds of your prospects.

Recruiting prospects for your MLM business is not a difficult task only if you take care of little things while dealing with them. The above mentioned would probably help you fight your blues of making prospects join the business.

Source by Sara Adams

June 29, 2017 0 comment
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People who think writing is not manual labor have not done any. It's true you do not use your legs or cardiovascular system the same way you would in some occupations, but the strain on your eyes, neck, back, and wrists more than makes up for it. Headaches, chronic fatigue, and carpal tunnel pain are just a few of the physical occupational hazards facing writers and other workers who type a lot. As a professional freelance writer, I've become more familiar with these writing-related ailments than I care to be. To help others in a similar situation, here are seven ways I've found to help reduce strain and fatigue when writing.

1. Create a Comfortable Workspace

First, create a comfortable workspace. Your workspace includes your desk, your screen, your keyboard and other input devices such as a mouse or digital pen, and your chair. Discomfort, strain, fatigue, and pain can result from placing any of these in awkward positions.

Position everything so that you can sit up straight with your screen at eye level, your hands placed comfortably, your back and hips comfortable supported, and your feet conveniently located on the floor. Adjust the height, lateral positioning, and distance of the elements of your works to achieve this.

Avoid placing your screen so that you have to tilt your head or twist your neck to see it. Keep your keyboard and other input devices at a height where you can drape your hands comfortably over them rather than flexing your wrists and fingers up when you type or click. Keep your input devices at a distance where you do not have to overextend your elbows to use them. Adjust the height and positioning of your chair to conform with these principles.

2. Sit Comfortably

Creating a comfortable workspace is a step towards sitting comfortably, which is another key to avoiding fatigue and strain while writing. Good posture will also help with sitting comfortably. Following a few important postures principles will provide you with solid structural support, minimizing strain and maximizing comfort.

When you sit down to write, keep your head up so that the center of your screen viewing area is at eye level. Keep your neck and spine straight by adjusting your shoulders so that they align vertically over your hips. Let your feet rest supported flat on the floor or a supporting surface.

Avoid post problems by monitoring the positions of your head, neck, spine, shoulders, and hips. Do not lean forward with your neck or trunk. Do not let your head droop. Do not slouch your shoulders. Do not push your hips ahead of your upper body. Do not let your feet dangle behind you or stretch them out ahead of your body.

3. Warm Up

Warming up before you type will help you avoid fatigue and repetitive motion strain. This is especially important if you tend to experience wrist stiffness when typing, but it's a good practice in general to prevent stiffness and boost energy.

Spend a few minutes warming up your eyes, neck, shoulders, arms, wrists, and fingers. Take at least 10 to 30 seconds for each of these body parts, moving in different directions to stretch the muscles and stimulate circulation.

Here's a quick chair exercise warm-up routine you can adapt to your needs:

  • Open your mouth and eyes wide as if to yawn, then close them gently, clicking your teeth together lightly. Repeat 10 to 30 times.
  • Loosen your neck and shoulders by rolling your arms in circles, reaching up and out in front of you as if grabbing a big ball or a pair of rowing oars, then pulling your arms down and back behind you to complete the circle. Repeat 10 to 30 times. (If you are in an environment or physical condition which does not allow you to make large circles like this, you can make smaller circles by putting your hands on your hips, with the backs of your wrists on your sides as if making a pair of Bird's wings, and just rolling your shoulders.)
  • Push your hands out in front of you while flexing your wrists back and extending your elbows, as if pushing something away, and then slowly squeeze your fingers together while pulling back, imagining digging your fingers into something warm and squishy. Repeat 10 to 30 times.

I've found that warm up like this before I type makes a huge difference in whether I feel stiff or not.

4. Work in Short Bursts

Sitting and typing too long at one time will strain your eyes and body, triggering fatigue and reducing productivity. You'll have more energy and write more if you work in short bursts instead of typing non-stop marathons. For peak performance, 30 to 45 minutes is about as long as you should go before taking a short break.

5. Pause to Blink and Yawn

Whether you're typing or taking a break, you should pause periodically to blink and yawn. Staring at a screen and focusing too long strains your eye muscles and can trigger headaches and tension in the jaw and neck. You can alleviate this by remembering to pause periodically to blink and yawn.

6. Stop to Stretch

During breaks, running through a brief stretching routine will help you loosen up stiffness and refuel your energy. Simply walking around and moving your arms will help. You can also repeat your warm-up routine.

7. Use Alternate Input Devices

A final way to reduce fatigue and pain from writing is to use alternate input devices to cut down strain from typing. I prefer to compose my outlines with a pen in a notebook before I ever sit down at a computer. Other ways to avoid typing are to use a digital smartpen, which can convert your written words to digital text while recording your voice, or text-to-voice software like Dragon NaturallySpeaking, which will record your voice and translate it into text. You can even record yourself and then hire a transcriptionist to type it.

These are a few of the most important strategies you can use to reduce the physical stress and strain that comes with writing. Adopting these tips will make writing a more comfortable experience and give you more energy to get more done.

Source by Roy Rasmussen

June 29, 2017 0 comment
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As the data analytics industry has evolved over the years, so has the syllabus in courses related to the industry in universities. However, the challenge that always faces young or even seasoned professionals is that where they might place their next bets in terms of training as there are always so many choices that are being discussed simultaneously. Among most choices, the tools Audit Command Language and SAS are a regular feature. This implies that experience with these tools should be present on any professional’s profile in order to lend any credibility.

Nevertheless, which of these should be stressed on is somewhat unclear as both are rarely implemented together. Listed below are the most prominent differences between these tools to understand the factors that would lead a company or a professional to make their choices:

1. Interface – The Audit Command Language is primarily a GUI based and targeted to towards end-users without a strong technical background i.e. auditors and accounting professionals. SAS on the other hand is designed in such way that most operations would be performed by writing appropriate scripts. Users of the SAS tool are expected to be familiar with concepts of data querying and manipulation.

2. Performance – ACL Audit Command Language is not known for performance when working with large data sets. As a matter of fact, according to some estimates, data lines beyond 10-15 million records start pushing ACL to its limit compared to SAS on an equally powerful machine.

3. Scale of Implementation – Since ACL is intended to be used by users who are not technical in nature, it can be scaled quite easily from the local desktop to a server environment. In the case of SAS software, depending on the software i.e. BASE or Enterprise Guide, connection to a server is mandatory. This implies that investment in SAS can be quite significant as the choice of packages within SAS also has to be considered.

It must also be pointed out that they both allow users to perform all the basic functions required for data analytics professionals. Given these differences, it would be fair to say that both tools have their merits and downfalls. However, when it comes down to making a choice, firms and professionals have to consider things like scope of projects to understand the ROI factor. For instance, it would be fair assume that a project which is to last only for a week, could be catered by Audit Command Language scripts and for projects with longer timeframes and larger data sets would choose SAS. These differences are equally valid for professionals looking to train on these tools. So choose wisely.

Source by Mohit Prabhakar

June 29, 2017 0 comment
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Every outsourcing project should create and make a WBS available to all its outsourcing staff. What is a WBS and how can it help you manage your outsourcing project? All projects consist of small tasks and quality control procedures. A Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) breaks down all the tasks that must be performed on the project and estimates timing and resources for each task as well as the order the tasks should be done in. It pays to have a clear and effective WBS in all your outsourcing projects.

An effective Work Breakdown Structure starts with high level activities (these may be your milestones) and breaks these activities down into lower and lower levels until you’ve covered every conceivable step in the process. Before you ever begin work on a project, also confirm with your outsource staff that they understand the overview and the individual components of your WBS and give them the opportunity to ask questions. It is never helpful to assume that they have it all under control. It is preferable that if any questions or problems arise they do so before the project has even started.

An example of a WBS is if one of your milestones is submission of the first draft of chapter one of a book someone is ghostwriting for you. You would then break that down into its smaller steps, like research, outlining, and writing. These steps would then, in turn, be broken down into even smaller steps, like types of research, verification of facts, and so on.

For each low-level task, estimate time needed for completion, start and end dates, human resources required, and in what order each task should be completed. Obviously, facts can’t be verified until the research is done but you get the gist.

If you have the knowledge and background to begin a WBS during the planning stages for your project, please do so. Regardless of whether or not you’ve already started the WBS, work with your provider to nail down the details and finalize the breakdown.

A well thought out Work Breakdown Structure is of immense help to any project, small or large. It enables your freelance staff to work with confidence and it enables you to know that your outsourcers can carry out the work competently. A good Work breakdown Structure will also minimize hiccups, saving time, money and energy.

Source by Steven Brough

June 29, 2017 0 comment
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China is known for its unbranded electronics gadgets all over the world. China is the main hub for these unbranded electronics gadgets as they offer them at far lower prices when you compare with rest of the world. Chinese products imitate the popular brands in the world, create their own brand and sell these gadgets in the market. These gadgets are not only sold in china but they are also sold in different countries. Therefore you get these Chinese electronic gadgets for a very low or cheap price. Some of these Chinese unbranded electronics look very good as well as trendy and will cost you less than the branded electronics gadgets. Most of the people prefer buying these unbranded gadgets as they look cool with futuristic designs apart from being cheaper. As a result of this there is great demand among people all over the world to buy these Chinese gadgets

There are many manufactures in china that manufacture these unbranded gadgets by just imitating the popular branded gadgets in the world. These imitations or replicas will look just like the original ones with similar or more features and have their own brand name which is not known in the market. People who cannot afford to buy the original or branded gadgets prefer to buy these unbranded ones as it consists of the same features like the branded ones. These gadgets come with very low and affordable prices. That’s the reason why it is popular all over the world and sells like got cakes. These gadgets include Mobile phones, mp3, cameras, video games, pen drives, laptops etc. Each and every one of them has their own place in the market.

Apart from the common electronics gadgets china also produces replicas of electronics gadgets which are manufactured by popular companies across the world and are yet to be launched in the local markets. These unique gadgets manufactured in China come with unique features which the branded ones don’t offer. That’s why people prefer buying these gadgets so that they can own it before it gets launched in the local market. Most of the retailers across the world do business with Chinese wholesalers as they get these electronics gadgets for a very low price so that they can keep a very good profit margin and improve their business. The shipment will also not cost them much as some of the wholesalers in china offer free delivery with absolutely no hidden charges.

The companies which produce these kinds of unbranded electronics do not give any warranty to the customers. These gadgets are pretty much in the “Use and Throw” mode. If you know a wholesaler who can sell reliable unbranded electronics gadgets then it is well worth buying from them. Otherwise you have to bank on your luck for the gadgets to last for long. It must be stressed that it is not all that in wrong in going for these Chinese gadgets as it comes for a low price with best features.

Source by Brijesh Ghelani

June 29, 2017 0 comment
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Trying to have a baby is an important time between couples. The decision to have children is only the beginning, and in some cases, the ability get conceive may take several months, or even longer.

Tips on conceiving a child have been around for thousands of years and have spanned across all cultures. Science can also help in providing some of those tools that can be used to determine the best time to try for a new baby.

A study in done in October of 2008 at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) may lend credence that women have a tendency to give off signals when their bodies are most fertile. For couples who are "Trying to Conceive", this may be another tool to use to assist in starting a family.

The study was run with about 70 women that averaged about 20 years of age, with normal cycles and not currently using birth control. Researchers conducted tests to see if hormone changes affected the participant's voices during their most fertile times of the month.

Researchers recorded each subject during the course of the month as a baseline for comparison and sampling. Each subject was to speak the following sentence "Hi, I'm a student at UCLA" during their peak and low end of their fertility cycles.

When these records were compared, researchers found a distinct difference in the level of pitch at the peak of their fertility cycle which was about 48 hours prior to ovulation. Researchers hypothesized that the change in hormones during that time might account for the change in their voices.

In summary, scientists are continuously looking at ways to help couples in their quest to start a family. Having children can be a frustrating experience if the couple is ready, but the process does not produce expected results quickly enough. Conceiving tips like these may help couples in trying to get pregnant naturally.

Source by Stewart Bailey

June 29, 2017 0 comment
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We are aware of the positive effects that regular physical exercise has on our bodies. We know that the more we exercise, lift weights and engage in physically challenging exercises the greater the likelihood that we increase muscle mass, improve our shape and lose weight. The results of this physical exercise can lead to an improvement in our physical strength, health and athletic performance. However, when it comes to the concept of exercising our eyes in order to improve our vision naturally, some people either have a skeptical response to this suggestion or they roll their eyes in disbelief. Many skeptics in the traditional eye care industry claim that eye exercises are not scientifically proven or ineffective. However, the truth is that eye exercises do work and there is evidence to point to this fact in the journal of the academy of ophthalmology. The eyes have muscles and some of these muscles do control the focusing power of the eyes, their strength and flexibility to keep the visual system in good shape. The process of performing these simple, quick, fun and easy eye exercise techniques leads to better natural vision without glasses. You may ask yourself the question if these eye exercises work then exactly how much improvement in my vision can I expect from such a program. Therefore, here is some information concerning this matter:

A realistic goal in the pursuit of an eye exercise program is the fact that the kind of vision improvement that leads to less dependence on your glasses and contacts is quite possible. Some people have cut their prescriptions in half and have only used their glasses only when it is absolutely necessary. This is due to the fact that their natural eyesight has improved greatly that they can now partake in many different daily activities without the use of their glasses.

There are other cases whereby some people have seen complete improvement in their eyesight and others to the point of obtaining 20/40 vision; the kind of visual acuity necessary to help them to pass the drivers eye exam to obtain a driver’s license. While 20/20 vision without glasses with such a program may seem very difficult, farfetched, or unattainable to most people, it is not impossible.

The extent of your vision improvement will depend on a variety of factors. As with any kind of exercise program, the vision improvement results that you will see from the pursuit of an eye exercise program will depend on a variety of factors. These include the level of commitment you are willing to devote to such a program. While the word commitment may scare some people, some incentives to stay on track with the eye exercise program is the fact that the techniques are user-friendly, simple, and easy to perform. Also, the program is not time consuming at all and will not take up a substantial amount of time to perform. Another important factor that will determine your ability to see successful results with such a program is consistency. From this point of view, this relates to your willingness to perform the eye exercises on a regular basis. For instance, if you have decided to practice the techniques 4 times a week, are you willing to stick to that particular routine on a week to week basis, without skipping weeks or days in between? In most cases the best results will be obtained from the person that does the program every single week without skipping a week or two in between. Therefore, consistency is required to obtain the best results from your program of eye exercises to achieve better natural vision without glasses.

Source by Joel Travers King

June 29, 2017 0 comment
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If you are planning on seeking funding or investors for your daycare startup then a solid child care center business plan will be essential for proving the feasibility of your idea to them. There are also some other compelling reasons why you should take the time to prepare this important blueprint for business success. If you are going into business with a partner, a business plan will allow both of you to make sure that you are thinking along the same lines. And even if you are going it alone and have nobody to impress, a plan offers you a way of getting all your thoughts and research down on paper in one structured report.

A business plan allows you to see if your child care center is viable and helps you to set goals and benchmarks that you can later measure your progress against. Below we offer a child care center business plan template. The ideal way to put together a plan is to look at a few that have been done for other child care centers and then make adjustments to suit your unique situation. It can be an extensive report or something brief that fits onto one page.

What to Include in a Business Plan for a Child Care Center

1) Executive Summary

This is a summary of your daycare business plan and it should be written after the plan is complete. Detail the contents of your plan and declare some of the conclusions that you have made.

2) Company Mission

Put money aside for a minute and write a little about how you want to fit in with and impact your community in a positive way. Write about the importance of child care in society and your personal philosophies on early childhood development and daycare. What kind of image do your want to project?

3) Table of Contents and Introduction

Introduce the reader to your business plan and let them know what kind of daycare you have in mind. What is the basic concept? What services will you offer? What age groups will you care for?

Set out a contents page so that readers can easily navigate their way through the report.

4) Background

You should include some background on the child care industry to help readers to better understand the present state of the industry and how your business will fit into it. Personal backgrounds of yourself and other key players should also be included to let readers know who you are and what led you to the conclusion that you want to enter this industry. What skills, experience or attributes do you have that make you particularly well suited to setting up and managing a child care center? Attach any supporting documents such as your resume to the business plan as an appendix.

5) Objectives

Summarize your financial goals as well as any expansion plans that you have for the daycare over your first two or three years in business.

6) Startup Requirements and Financing

List out all anticipated startup costs and other hurdles that must be overcome before you open your doors to families. How you propose to finance the new business?

7) Business Structure and Legal Considerations

Will the child care center be a sole proprietorship, a partnership or a corporation? Include details on the daycare licensing process for the state in question as well as other local regulations that must be complied with such as zoning and building safety requirements. What insurance policies will be necessary to protect the business and its owners from property damage or liability claims?

8) Organization

How will your daycare be managed? Your daycare business plan should include information on the ownership structure (if there are other owners involved). Set out a plan for taking on and managing staff including hiring practices, necessary qualifications, wages and other policies. Outline job descriptions for each position and set out a clear hierarchy showing which managers are responsible for which employees.

9) Market Analysis

A good business plan will usually have an analysis of the local market. This is where you can present the findings of any market research that you have undertaken. Your market analysis should include information gained from surveys with prospective daycare clients in the area to find out more about them and about what they are looking for in a daycare service. You can include demographic data about your local market here and attempt to establish some typical customer profiles. Discuss your proposed location and why you think its location is strategically significant.

Look at a variety of niches within daycare such as infant care or after school care and decide on the niches that you will go after with your set up and your marketing. Give details on all local competitors and suggest ways that your daycare could offer unique services that differentiate it from these other market players. Look at their strengths and weaknesses and try to come up with the ideal service for your market that is an improvement on the services that are already available.

10) Marketing Plan

Put forward a marketing plan for gaining new customers. Outline a branding strategy, a pricing strategy and how you will consistently promote your daycare to local families. Try to identify precisely what advertising and marketing methods you would use to get leads and what sales approach you would use to turn prospective families into new clients. Write an online marketing plan discussing a proposed website for the child care center as well as a strategy for bringing targeted traffic to the site.

11) Financial Plan

Lastly, you should include some detailed financial forecasting. Estimate revenues and expenses over a period of two years and set these out in a spreadsheet. Profit or loss can then be projected based on these estimates. Put forward several different scenarios where for example costs are higher than expected or income is slower than expected. Identify the break even point or the point that the business becomes profitable.

A good child care business plan template along the lines of the one that we have outlined above will give you a clear direction of where you want to go, will help you to measure progress along the way and ultimately will help you to reach your personal and financial goals.

Source by Sienna Brown

June 28, 2017 0 comment
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Christmas party games can be a blast and when you are having a Christmas party it is always a good idea to include a game of some kind. Here are ten fun ones you can consider playing at your next event.

1. Bingo

Why not put together some Christmas themed bingo cards and have fun with a Holiday version of this classic game?

2. White Elephant

You can’t go wrong with this popular game. Make sure you tell everyone who is attending about it ahead of time so that everyone comes prepared. You may want to also have a special prize for the person who brings the best white elephant as voted on by the rest of the party attendees. There are many variations of this classic so you will want to decide upon the rules before you start.

3. I’ve Never

This one can be quite entertaining and can also be an ice breaker for a party with a lot of guests who do not know each other. The basic idea is that each guest takes a turn saying something that they have never done. Each guest who has done that thing drops out and you want to be the last one still in the game. The idea then is to think of something that you have never done that you think at least some if not most of the guests have done.

4. Guess Which Christmas Carol

This is usually played as a paper and pen or pencil game where you have the sheets created ahead of time. You find online or anywhere else that you can, rhymes, jokes or other facts about various Christmas carols and each guest or group of guests has to figure out which Christmas carol is which. You then give a prize to the person who gets the most correct answers.

5. Christmas Pictures Matching Game

For this game you will need to have pictures already put together and you play it similar to a standard memory game either on a board or on the floor.

6. Finnish the Christmas Carol

This game is played similar to name that tune, where you either sing or say the first part of a Christmas carol and then the person who is answering has to finish the title, song or verse.

7. Nativity reenactment

This is a classic one for many family Christmas parties but can also work for church or youth groups or any other appropriate group. Assign roles ahead of time so that people can either bring costumes or they can be obtained ahead of time for each person and then do a reenactment of the Nativity story.

8. Who or What Am I with a Christmas theme?

This is a version of the classic Who am I game. It is played by putting a piece of paper with the name of a Christmas related person or object on the back of each person and then everyone wonders around the room speaking with everyone else and asking questions to figure out who or what they are.

9. Duck Duck Goose (Reindeer)

Played just like the children’s game duck duck goose, you instead say reindeer instead of duck and even with a large group of adults, this game can be quite fun and a riot.

10. Decorate the Sleigh

You can either decorate a large real sleigh outdoors or make paper sleighs or smaller wooden ones and then use them as a centerpiece or other object for your Christmas decorations.

Have fun playing these Christmas party games and keep in mind that most games played at other times of the year can be adapted for Christmas.

Source by AnnaLaura Brown

June 28, 2017 0 comment
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In May of 2017, the Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics reported medical nutrition therapy was found to be helpful in keeping newborns from becoming overweight in cases where their mother was diagnosed with Gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes is the kind diagnosed for the first time during pregnancy. It affects about 7 percent of pregnancies…

  • a fetus receiving high levels of sugar can store it as fat, just as in adults.
  • overweight children often become obese adults and are then at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
  • mothers of overweight newborns are at risk of needing a c-section.

Scientists at Herning Hospital in Herning, Denmark, found the longer the mother diagnosed with Gestational diabetes followed their prescribed healthy diet, the lower the birth weight of their baby. They compared four hundred and thirty-six women who had been diagnosed with Gestational diabetes with two hundred and fifty-four healthy pregnant women. The women with Gestational diabetes were given medical nutrition therapy to follow…

  • the participants who followed the medical nutrition plan best had infants with the lowest birth weight among the diabetic mothers. Birth weight was 1.2 g less per day of diet treatment.
  • overweight babies were more common among non-diabetic women than among the mother who had been diagnosed with Gestational diabetes and treated with diet therapy.

A total of 27 percent of non-diabetic women had an infant weighing over 4 kg, compared with 18 percent of diabetic women controlling their condition with diet.

The University of California in San Francisco, United States, recommends pregnant mothers consult with a registered dietitian when Gestational diabetes is diagnosed in the second half of the pregnancy. Dietitians calculate how much carbohydrate is needed and how much should be eaten throughout the day…

  • three meals a day and two or three snacks are important to keep blood sugar levels normal and steady.
  • the equivalent of two slices of bread each meal is recommended, although diets must be individualized according to height, weight, preferences, and needs.

Mothers and unborn babies both need proper nutrition at this time.

Some foods to be avoided include…

  • fruit juices – high in sugar and absorbed quickly.
  • sugary desserts and snacks – raise blood sugar levels quickly.
  • added sugars, including syrups and honey.
  • sugary beverages

Sucralose (Splenda) is often recommended as a substitute for sugar because it is the same molecule as glucose but turned inside out. It will not raise blood sugar levels. Bacteria cannot digest it, so it is better for the mother’s teeth as well.

Source by Beverleigh H Piepers

June 28, 2017 0 comment
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The decision to rent a money counter may seem simple but it is not. If your business handles cash you probably already own one or more money counting machines. You know that currency counters not only save time but increase accuracy. You might have periodic trade shows or sales events that require cash handling equipment. You need to decide whether to try to pack up your money counter and take it with you, or rent a machine on-site. In almost all cases renting is the best alternative for several reasons.

Packing and shipping is a major issue. If you take your equipment with you, you will need to properly pack it and ship it so that it will arrive on time and in working condition. Money counting equipment is very sensitive and subject to losing calibration or shipping damage. Rental companies know how to properly pack and ship your machine so that it will operate properly when it arrives. They also will test and calibrate you equipment prior to shipping it to the rental site.

Something else to think about is that if you bring your equipment on the road, how will your business be able to function without it while it is out of the office? Why should the main office need to go without the use of the equipment?

If you need to handle several locations at once, renting is the only way to go. We had a major bank that was running a charity coin collection in over 100 cities at once. They needed to rent coin counters for all 100 locations during the same week. Renting was their best choice.

Renting is also a great way for you to try out newer models and features. Currency counting equipment is expensive and is constantly evolving with new features and functions. If you rent you have a chance to try out all the latest and greatest features without a capital investment.

Another important consideration in your decision to buy or rent is accounting. Renting is an operating expense and is treated differently than purchasing, which is a capital expense. For tax purposes the rental is a full write-off and does not get depreciated over time as a purchase would. The rental expense will be budgeted as part of the trade show or event that it is directly related to.

There are many reasons that renting a money counter makes sense. If you do decide to rent, reserve your equipment as far ahead of time as possible. Rental companies with take your reservation up to a year in advance. During peak trade show seasons machines can easily get fully booked.

Source by Bruce C Mitchell

June 28, 2017 0 comment
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Rare is the time when I actually am all caught up with my schedule. Whenever I think I am caught up, something happens that takes that and throws it out the window.

Such was the case this past week. I was very much happy with the fact that I was on schedule and I had everything in hand. Nothing makes me feel better.

Of course, this is mostly delusional, at least for me. If there ever was an award for being delusional, I am quite certain I would be at the top of the list. The amazing thing about being delusional is that you never think you are.

As I was wallowing in my delusion and enjoying every moment of it, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage came and said rather sharply, “Are you ready to go?”

At the moment, I had no idea what she was talking about. And so I responded, “Huh?”

I’m not sure if that is really a word or not, but it accurately described my delusional moment at that time. I had no idea what she was talking about.

“You haven’t,” she said, “forgotten what day it is, have you?”

I was tempted to say, “Of course not. It’s Tuesday.” Fortunately, I did not yield to that temptation and just responded with another, “Huh?”

With a disdaining look she said, “You would forget your head if it wasn’t attached.”

I wouldn’t tell her, but I probably would not miss my head if I would forget it. After all, I don’t wear a hat.

“Today,” she said in a very serene voice, “the two grandchildren are getting awards at school.”

I’m not quite sure if I forgot or if I was not listening when the instructions came my way. At this point, I was not going to let anybody know, particularly my wife.

“Oh, yes,” I said getting up from my chair, “I’m all ready to go. Let’s go.”

She gave me one of her classic sarcastic grins and we headed for the door.

Our one granddaughter was graduating from the third grade and the other from the fifth grade. Unfortunately, one was at 8:30 in the morning and the other was it 1 o’clock in the afternoon. It would make sense to have them all at once, but what has sense to do in our world today?

I did not want to complain, after all, it is our grandchildren, but I think the planning could have been just a little bit better than that. After all, sitting in the school cafeteria listening to the award ceremony is about as exciting as it can get.

The chairs that we had to sit on were uncomfortable, which was very fortunate for me because I was not tempted to fall asleep during the ceremony. I believe that was done on purpose.

Imagine getting an award for completing the third grade!

I cannot remember any such thing when I was going to grade school. Our great award was leaving school and going home in the afternoon. It just doesn’t get any better than that.

We live in a different world today where everybody gets an award for something or sometimes for nothing.

Then I remembered my cell phone in my shirt pocket. It is times like this that God had in mind when he invented this cell phone technology. I pulled out my cell phone and started checking my email.

Then I felt a sharp pain in my right ribs (thanks Eve) and I heard a voice saying, “Put that away and pay attention.”

Slowly and reluctantly, I returned my cell phone to my shirt pocket and tried to pay attention but I didn’t have enough quarters. Paying attention can be very expensive when you’re in situations like this.

The problem is that the grade school, particularly the third grade, had more children than my grandchildren. They were trying to give awards and recognition to all the children and I was only interested in one, my granddaughter.

I was musing on this for a while and then my companion said, “Look, there she is.”

When she said that, out came her cell phone and she began taking pictures of our granddaughter walking up to the stage to get an award. I can’t use my cell phone, but she’s at liberty to use her cell phone. Where’s the fairness in that?

Taking a hint from my wife, I reached for my cell phone only to realize that I was too late and the moment was gone. I glanced over at my wife and all I could see was the big smile on her face and her saying, “I got her picture.” All I could do was return her smile and congratulate her on getting the picture.

After each of the award ceremonies my wife and I went forward and she took pictures of me and the grandchildren together which made her rather happy.

All the way home that afternoon, she was giggling and chattering very excitedly. “Her” grandchildren received some awards. According to her, these were very special awards.

I smiled and was tempted to say, “Aren’t they my grandchildren too?” Why spoil the moment. She was excited and happy and it was worth my silence.

I was reminded of what Solomon said. “A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak” (Ecclesiastes 3:7).

A wise man knows when “to keep silence.”

Source by James Snyder

June 28, 2017 0 comment
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