Old Age Put on Hold

Time affects us all. We all have to get old some day, and we all eventually start to get wrinkles on our faces. Some of us get them faster than other people. When I first started noticing that i was getting wrinkles on my own face, I began to panic a little. I didn’t think that they would come so soon, but they did, and it hit me that I was getting old. I started checking my hair for gray hairs, but I didn’t find any. I made an appointment with the aesthetic doctors in Singapore to see what they could do to get rid of the wrinkles.… Read More

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We Are Growing by Leaps and Bounds Because of the Sales Training

I knew that we were losing our focus as our sales numbers were down for the third straight quarter. I knew that it was a problem we could overcome though because it seemed to be more of a problem with us than it was with the market itself. I did some online research, which is how I ended up at the verkooptraining website. I knew that I had found exactly what we needed when I started reading the testimonials from other companies that had used this training program to help with their own sales.

I liked that this company covers everything, and not just with existing customers.… Read More

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Better Than What My Parents Had

I’ve seen a lot of amazing wedding invites, but none can compare to the ones that my wife and I purchased from an online store. I think they’re even better than the ones that my parents used when they got married. Of course, my mother and father disagree, but I think that has to do with the favoritism they have towards their own because it’s linked to one of the happiest moments in their lives. They would probably say the same thing about me, but other people have told me how great the invites looked, so I know I’m not the only one who thinks this way.

Initially my wife and I were going to go with the invites that a local store had, but one of our friends told us that we would probably enjoy the ones from the online store a lot more.… Read More

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I Switched to All Natural Makeup

Makeup is made to not hurt your skin, but it still has a lot of chemicals in it that make me nervous. Chemists sit down and come up with formulas for makeup that are supposed to be safe but still have rich colors and do whatever the makeup is supposed to do. Still, I prefer natural makeup that does not have all of the synthetic chemicals in it that most makeup has.

Seriously, I can’t even pronounce the stuff on the ingredients list of the standard types of makeup I used to buy at the drug store and department store I shop at frequently. Now I order natural makeup online, and I feel much better about what I am putting on my face, close to my eyes and on my lips. Over time can you imagine what your skin might be absorbing by using makeup made in China that has all kinds of synthetic man-made chemicals in it? I don’t even want to think about that.

I like the natural soaps, natural skin cleansers, natural lotions and natural makeup that I now purchase online.… Read More

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Clearing a Lot to Build a New Home

My husband and I just purchased a vacant lot so that we can build a brand new house. One major problem with the property is that it is overgrown with lots of trees. Before we can even begin to lay the foundation we have to find somebody that does tree removal in Long Island NY. We contemplated doing this ourselves but quickly realized the task is entirely too much for us to handle on our own. My husband is a contractor and has an ongoing business relationship with a tree service company and has already called them to come out and give us an estimate.

This company has been in business for over 20 years and has the most up to date tools and equipment for an undertaking like this.… Read More

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Why Driver Mental Health Matters

Why Driver Mental Health Matters

The HSE has reported findings showing at least half a million large good vehicle drivers experienced anxiety, stress or depression arising from their work in 2015-16. These stats are getting worse as time progresses. Currently, 30% of self-disclosed ailments at work within the transport and logistics sector are due to anxiety, stress and depression. To this day reporting mental illness comes with the risk of stigmatisation. 95% of workers suffering from mental illness who call in to report they are sick give other illnesses as the reason. Also, a majority of workers who are diagnosed with mental illnesses hide this from their employer with only 22% disclosing their diagnosis.

Why Is Mental Health Critical?

In the past, people have treated mental health as a taboo subject. You could not broach the subject of your struggles with mental health. It was seen as a weakness that you could not share. Progress is now being made with positive discussions and debate around mental health becoming a common thing. However, unless these conversations are brought to the forefront, the transport and logistics industry, specifically HGV will lose its large talent pool of drivers. This is adding to the fact that mental health-related issues use up £100billion in the UK logistics sector.

There are many factors that contribute to stress among HGV drivers. Odd working hours, long shifts, night shifts, tough traffic, strict deadlines, mental exhaustion and physical fatigue all play a part. All these will affect mental health on the job or spill over to home life. Limited time and flexibility to exercise mean the drivers lack one of the best alternatives to counter stress. This creates a difficult environment to work in leading to stress, anxiety and depression.

Gender also comes into play. It has been proven that men shy away from disclosing or sharing their mental health issues as compared to women. They prefer to bottle up their problems. This is widespread in many industries but transport is highly affected. Isolation and failure to speak about mental health mean depression, stress and anxiety take a toll on the individual if they are not treated.

Loneliness

HGV drivers give loneliness as a top mental health issue they face. The long hours that can stretch to a number of days spent away from their loved ones and home weigh them down and burden their mental state. HGV drivers feel like they are alienated from their families and social life due to the short period of time they are with the family. Diminished personal life negatively affects their mental health.

How Can You Improve HGV Drivers Mental Health?

You can work towards ensuring that your organisation or any other address the mental health concerns of HGV drivers. The following are a few suggestions for you:

Voice the issue! Speaking about mental health is the single most important step towards tackling the menace of poor mental health. Talking about mental health means that the problem is known to exist and cannot be ignored. Sharing on … Read More

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Why Are An Increasing Number Of Marketing Professional Working From Home These Days?

Why Are An Increasing Number Of Marketing Professional Working From Home These Days?

The figure has risen by 8% since last year, and it is very likely that the number of marketers who work from home on a regular basis will continue to increase in future years.

Why exactly have an increasing number of marketing professionals started to work remotely, and why are marketing executive jobs so popular? As part of our 2019 Marketing Survey, we asked 1/3 of the respondents currently working from home what their major reasons were. The following is a more detailed look at the top reasons.

1. Avoid Commute/Travel Time

Avoiding commuting or travel time was the top reason that marketers gave for them working from home (WFH). A majority of the participants in our survey live in areas such as Oxfordshire, Essex, London, Hertfordshire, and Cambridgeshire. For those who live in these locations and having to commute for work into the capital, working from home allows them to avoid busy London traffic as well as train or tube delays. When city-based employers offer flexible working options such as WFH it increases their chances of being able to retain staff by improving the life/work balance for their employees who don’t need to be in the office physically on a daily basis. That is something that is evidently quite important. Our survey results reveal that a life/work balance was the third major reason why marketers are looking to leave the jobs they have currently.

2. Increased Productivity

Respondents told us that the second main reasons why they worked from home once a week at least was because they think they are more productive working at home. Given that many marketing positions have a creative nature to them and the strong argument that more flexible working conditions benefit creativity, having the ability to work remotely with fewer distractions is something that many creative and marketing professionals strongly prefer.

There can be numerous distractions in open-plan office environments, including loud co-workers, office gossip, and spontaneous meetings that can contribute to reduced levels of productivity.

3. Childcare and Other Types of Caring Responsibilities

The third major reason why more marketers work from home is to work around their childcare or other types of caring responsibilities. Remote caring enables parents to be available more for school pickups and drop-offs, to care for their children when they are sick and other obligations having to do with their children, and still have the ability to work on a full-time basis.

Care responsibilities for ill, disabled or elderly partners, relatives or friends is another major reason why many marketing professionals say that they need to have flexible working arrangements, like working from home. Carers Trust statistics show that almost one in eight workers are carers as well, and the number of individuals who act as carers within the UK continues to increase every year.

4. Well-Being And Mental Health

Another very common reason that was given by many participants was that working from home allowed them to focus on their well-being and mental health. OnePoll.com carried … Read More

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Here Are 6 Useful Lessons In Colour That Will Change The Way That You Decorate

Here Are 6 Useful Lessons In Colour That Will Change The Way That You Decorate

His massive rise, which is due partially to his ways with colour that are fearless, has made Patrick Mele a designer you should be watching. He proclaims that he loves bold statements and he is never afraid of colours. He also states that he enjoys rich hues. He goes onto say that he doesn’t really work with tertiary or muted colours. He prefers crisp black, crisp white and crisp vibrant colours for his overall statements.

So How Does He Do It

We were lucky to get a small preview on his most current design project, and we asked if he could decode his choices in colour, for each room, and then the lessons just started to flow.

1. Think In Colour Families

At first, the entryway to the home appeared to be a colour riot, but after speaking to Mele, you will start to realise that he worked with a very tight palette. He starts off by saying that he wanted lots of white, followed by a combination of orange and blue. The secret? To work with the different hues in each of these 2 colour families. The blues that he used included navy, Delft, turquoise, and cobalt. And with the orange, he used grapefruits, tangerines, and corals. These are rich hues that are not muted.

2. White And Blue Always Work

When it comes to Mele, using the combination of white and blue can be compared to wearing blue jeans with a white T-shirt. This colour combination is classic when it comes to interiors and it can also be dressed down or up. Mele used a blue grasscloth, denimlike shade in the living room which added texture and colour, which really helps the wingback-chairs and silhouettes from all the white accessories to really pop. The effect overall is casual yet polished. He thinks that white and blue are like white and black but it is definitely not as bold and fierce. These colours are also a lot more welcoming to many people.

3. Choose A Palette, And Repeat

When you work with streamline colour palettes it helps each room to feel cohesive, and also assists with transitioning from one room to the next. If you stand in the centre of a foyer and you can see every other room you will notice the same colour families repeated yet in a different way for each space. Case in point: The breakfast room walls have been painted with a blue that is close to the colours used for the family-room. Yet in this space, like the paint from the entryway, the pop from the orange upholstery emits a striking yet at the same time a grounding effect.

4. Experiment With Percentages

A very clever way to get the most mileage from a group of colours that are small is to use a type of flip-flop. This involves pushing a colour that was used previously as an accent into the foreground. Mele did this in the music room when he used tangerine … Read More

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