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Is That Professional Hair Dryer Worth The Money?

A professional hair dryer, flat iron, curling iron, etc. are wonderful styling tools. They are designed to last longer and provide more power and options than those available at your local discount store. But are they really right for you and me? Maybe not.

A trained stylist is better equipped to judge the health of your hair and make decisions about the products and tools that will get the result you want. Professional grade styling tools are meant for a stylist to use on his client and not for the client to use on herself. They include options like higher wattage on a hair dryer that the average person may inadvertently misuse.

For example, when your beautician is drying your tresses, she can stand back and keep the recommended 12 inch distance from hair dryer to scalp. Even if you like stretching out your arm, you may not be able to hold it at that distance the entire time you are using the dryer. The same with flat irons or curling irons that have the capability to get very hot. This can be dangerous in the hands of someone who isn’t proficient with using them and may perhaps hold the iron on a strand too long. In both cases, you end up with damaged hair.

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Hair Dryers – The Ultimate Hair Styling Tool

No matter what you use them for, it goes without saying that hair dryers are truly one of the hair styling tools that so many people simply cannot live without. Over the years, these dryers have come quite a long way in terms of power as well as features. The great thing is, they have a number of uses from drying your hair to styling or even helping to strengthen the hair along with the use of heat sensitive, therapeutic products. Knowing how to use a dryer is just as important as knowing what to shop for when you are in the market for one. Before you make your purchase, simply look at all of the features and options that are available to you on the market today so that you end up with a dryer that is going to suit your needs as well as your budget.

When you stop to think about it, the overall idea of a dryer is quite simple. Basically, they incorporate heat and air so that the user can get the job done quickly and effectively. However, many of the dryers today have a variety of heat settings, speeds and even options for ionic reinforcement to help reduce frizz when you are drying your hair. Knowing all of the options available to you will help you to find a dryer that can be your most cherished tool as you go about your day styling your hair.

The majority of dryers really work the same way. Generally speaking, there is a heating element within the hair dryer along with a fan mechanism that works to push the air outward and into the hair at the speed of the user’s choosing. Depending on your level of styling expertise, the chances are good that you not only use your dryer to perform the task of drying your hair, but you also look to your dryer to help you create a variety of styles depending on your look, mood or the season.

All you have to do is take a look at the majority of celebrity hairstyles within the pages of magazines today and know that hair dryers play a huge role in the final look. Many celebrities will have their stylist work on blowing out there hair with the use of a brush to create a full, glamorous look. Luckily, if you have the know how and tools at home, you too can create the same look that you see on the runways and red carpet events.

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Innovative Internet Marketing Ideas – Advantages and Disadvantages

If you are a business owner or even if you are about to become one, there is a good chance that you have heard of innovative internet marketing ideas before. Although you may have heard of these ideas before, do you know what they are? Do you know what they can do for you and your business? onlyfreedommatters Are you using the same old marketing techniques used by everyone else in the industry and struggling for traffic and business? Lets examine the advantages and disadvantages of using innovative internet marketing ideas to promote your business.

Before you start to examine the advantages and disadvantages of innovative Internet marketing, it may be a good idea to examine exactly what it is. As a business owner or a soon to be business owner, you likely already know what Internet marketing is. Marketing is getting your business out into the general public; it is done by targeting your intended audience, your customers. That targeting is done by way of the internet; thus the title, internet marketing. It is also important to understand how to be innovative and how that ties into internet marketing. Innovation is another word that is often used to describe something new; therefore, innovative Internet marketing ideas are relatively new ideas, particularly ideas that have just recently been developed.

When it comes to innovative internet marketing ideas and your business, you will find that there are a number of benefits. One of those benefits is the ease of use. Even if you do not have a large amount of computer experience, you will often find the internet easy to use. Whether you are interested in making your business an online website, starting a business newsletter, or conducting a demographic analysis online, you should easily be able to do so. Even if you do not know how to start up your own newsletter, do an online poll, or make your own website, you should be able to learn, often in no time at all. The internet offers information on starting all kinds of businesses.

Once you have chosen your niche, or specific area or product that you would like to promote or sell, try searching the internet for similar products or services. In this way, you can determine any potential competition. If competition exists, you can decide if you want to compete, or find a complimentary product or service to promote. If competition doesn’t exist, and there is a market looking for answers to a question, this would be a perfect niche market to begin a business in.

In addition to using the Internet to put your innovative marketing ideas to into motion, you can also use the Internet to find those ideas. Using the Internet to find innovative Internet marketing ideas is a relatively quick and easy process. By staying up-to-date on the latest business and marketing news or by performing a standard Internet search, you can easily be kept in the loop, when it comes to Internet marketing ideas, particularly new ones. If you have a niche that you are interested in, often signing up for related newsletters or chat rooms can lead to the discovery of a new business idea or marketing technique. If you put those ideas into motion, as soon as you hear about them, your business may be given an edge above the rest of its competition. In fact, a new innovative Internet marketing idea may be just what you need to get your business up and running.

What is also nice about innovative Internet marketing is that, although it is relatively easy to develop your own marketing ideas and execute them, you don’t necessarily have to. For example, there are a large number of individuals who specialize in Internet marketing. Those individuals, who are often referred to as internet marketing specialists, can be found online. An internet marketing specialist is a trained professional who can not only come up with new ways to market your internet business online, but they can also execute those ideas for you, for a reasonable fee. Whether you don’t have the time to develop an effective marketing plan or if you want to avoid the hassle of doing so, an internet marketing specialist may be able to offer you assistance.

Although there are a large number of advantages to using innovative marketing ideas to promote your business, there are also a few disadvantages to doing so as well. One of those disadvantages is the fact that innovative marketing ideas are new. With new marketing ideas, they have sometimes yet to be tested or proven; therefore, you are really given no guarantees that a new, innovative Internet marketing idea really will work. Of course, it is important to remember that with business, there are always risks. Trying a new innovative internet marketing idea may not work out to your advantage, but it may also be the best thing that has ever happened to your business.

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Occupational Health – Workplace Health Management

Workplace Health Management (WHM) There are four key components of workplace health management:

 

  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Workplace Health Promotion
  • Social and lifestyle determinants of health
  • Environmental Health Management

 

In the past policy was frequently driven solely by compliance with legislation. In the new approach to workplace health management, policy development is driven by both legislative requirements and by health targets set on a voluntary basis by the working community within each industry. In order to be effective Workplace Health Management needs to be based on knowledge, experience and practice accumulated in three disciplines: occupational health, workplace health promotion and environmental health. It is important to see WHM as a process not only for continuous improvement and health gain within the company, but also as framework for involvement between various agencies in the community. It offers a platform for co-operation between the local authorities and business leaders on community development through the improvement of public and environmental health.

The Healthy Workplace setting – a cornerstone of the Community Action Plan.

The Luxembourg Declaration of the European Union Network for Workplace Health Promotion defined WHP as the combined effort of employers, employees and society to improve the health and well-being of people at work

This can be achieved through a combination of:

 

  • Improving the work organization and the working environment
  • Promoting active participation of employees in health activities
  • Encouraging personal development

 

Workplace health promotion is seen in the EU network Luxembourg Declaration as a modern corporate strategy which aims at preventing ill-health at work and enhancing health promoting potential and well-being in the workforce. Documented benefits for workplace programs include decreased absenteeism, reduced cardiovascular risk, reduced health care claims, decreased staff turnover, decreased musculoskeletal injuries, increased productivity, increased organizational effectiveness and the potential of a return on investment.

However, many of these improvements require the sustained involvement of employees, employers and society in the activities required to make a difference. This is achieved through the empowerment of employees enabling them to make decisions about their own health. Occupational Health Advisors (OHA) are well placed to carry out needs assessment for health promotion initiatives with the working populations they serve, to prioritize these initiatives alongside other occupational health and safety initiatives which may be underway, and to coordinate the activities at the enterprise level to ensure that initiatives which are planned are delivered. In the past occupational health services have been involved in the assessment of fitness to work and in assessing levels of disability for insurance purposes for many years.

The concept of maintaining working ability, in the otherwise healthy working population, has been developed by some innovative occupational health services. In some cases these efforts have been developed in response to the growing challenge caused by the aging workforce and the ever-increasing cost of social security. OHA’s have often been at the forefront of these developments.

There is a need to develop further the focus of all occupational health services to include efforts to maintain work ability and to prevent non-occupational workplace preventable conditions by interventions at the workplace. This will require some occupational health services to become more pro-actively involved in workplace health promotion, without reducing the attention paid to preventing occupational accidents and diseases. OHA’s, with their close contact with employees, sometimes over many years, are in a good position to plan, deliver and evaluate health promotion and maintenance of work ability interventions at the workplace.

Health promotion at work has grown in importance over the last decade as employers and employees recognize the respective benefits. Working people spend about half of their non-sleeping day at work and this provides an ideal opportunity for employees to share and receive various health messages and for employers to create healthy working environments. The scope of health promotion depends upon the needs of each group.

Some of the most common health promotion activities are smoking reducing activities, healthy nutrition or physical exercise programs, prevention and abatement of drug and alcohol abuse.

However, health promotion may also be directed towards other social, cultural and environmental health determinants, if the people within the company consider that these factors are important for the improvement of their health, well-being and quality of life. In this case factors such as improving work organization, motivation, reducing stress and burnout, introducing flexible working hours, personal development plans and career enhancement may also help to contribute to overall health and well-being of the working community.

The Healthy Community setting In addition to occupational health and workplace health promotion there is also another important aspect to Workplace Health Management. It is related to the impact that each company may have on the surrounding ambient environment, and through pollutants or products or services provided to others, its impact on distant environments. Remember how far the effects of the Chernobyl Nuclear accident in 1986 affected whole neighbouring countries.

Although the environmental health impact of companies is controlled by different legislation to that which applies to Health and Safety at work, there is a strong relationship between safeguarding the working environment, improving work organization and working culture within the company, and its approach to environmental health management.

Many leading companies already combine occupational health and safety with environmental health management to optimally use the available human resources within the company and to avoid duplication of effort. Occupational health nurses can make a contribution towards environmental health management, particularly in those companies that do not employ environmental health specialists.

Coming up. Key steps in developing New Workplace Health Policies

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Waterfalls in the Movies

It’s not just nature enthusiasts, waterfallers, hikers, and holiday makers that love waterfalls. Hollywood loves them, too! In fact, they’re featured in many movies and their presence in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy even influenced our decision to honeymoon in Jackson’s home country of New Zealand. Indeed, I remember vividly the scenes of Gollum getting caught at the Forbidden Pool (The Two Towers), Aragorn sending Boromir’s corpse on a raft over the waterfall at Tol Brandir (The Fellowship of the Ring), and the plethora bazinga of waterfalls at the Elven enclave of Rivendell (The Fellowship of the Ring; The Return of the King).

So this got me to wonder: which other movies have waterfalls in them?

One of the most recent that comes to mind is the latest installment of Steven Spielberg’s Indiana Jones adventure – Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull where the mighty Iguazu Falls featured prominently. Although some creative liberties were taken with this waterfall (e.g. that there were three drops, that you could survive going over the Devil’s Throat, and that there was some hidden lost word somewhere behind the waterfall), the movie made us look back upon our experience at the falls and identify where the camera crew got their shots from.

Plus, who can forget the waterfalls in Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park series (e.g. Manawaiopuna Falls in Kaua’i and Honokohau Falls in Maui come to mind)?

Or what about the 1980 movie The Blue Lagoon (1980) starring Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins, where they slid down the Waitavala Water Slide in Taveuni, Fiji?

Even waterfalls that weren’t filmed on location like in the movie I remember seeing as a kid The Goonies (1985), which had a young Sean Astin (you know, Sam – Frodo’s sidekick) and a young Cory Feldman amongst others. The scene I’m thinking about had a waterfall in some underground cavern that eventually became the scene of the kids’ escape back into the outside world.

Some other examples of waterfalls in the movies that are out there include:

Niagara (1953) starring Marilyn Monroe
Dr No (1962), a James Bond movie starring Sean Connery
Cocktail (1988) starring Tom Cruise
Blue Hawaii (1961) starring Elvis Presley
Lilo & Stitch (2002) the animated Disney flick
And finally, there’s the soon-to-be-released movie starring Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman in Baz Luhrmann’s Australia where movie trailers have shown the remote Mitchell Falls in the Kimberley and the Emma Gorge Waterfall near the exclusive El Questro Lodge on the Gibb’s River Road west of Kununurra. In fact, Kidman claims that she and allegedly several other women got pregnant after waterfall swims because the waters near Kununurra somehow enhanced fertility.

Indeed, Hollywood is attracted to waterfalls and I guess that also makes them waterfall fans like me!

Johnny T. Cheng is author of the award-winning A Guide to New Zealand Waterfalls (Story Nature Press). Find out more about his book and the waterfalls he’s visited a

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In Today’s Economy is Affiliate Marketing Dead?

With more competition in affiliate marketing, people are asking is affiliate marketing dead? The shor  robottogel t answer is no and there are people that are still making very good money at it, but they are applying themselves to doing so.

Competition does make it harder to make this kind of money and affiliate marketing, but effective campaigns can help you. By understanding that you need to compete, it will help you realize the money that you want to make. It can also help you figure out the best way to market your website, and the more innovative you are, the more likely you can be a success.

Today, affiliates have more tools their disposal to be able to make money. PPC, or pay per click advertising allows you to pay for advertisements on websites or search engines when your link is clicked and can help boost your visibility. Article marketing can drive readerships to your business and make you appear to be an expert which can help you sell better.

You do need to understand that this is a business and it can take some time to become very successful, but there are people that are making a lot of money every day and becoming the next excess story.

Set a goal that you want to achieve. Start small and work up to that goal and you can become the next excess story.

You will make mistakes doing this, and you need to learn from these mistakes and alter your business plan so that you are not repeating the mistakes. This way you can think outside the box in use what hasn’t worked in a way that will work.

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Learn Where to Invest and How to Invest Money

You can learn where to invest and how to invest your money and start investing money successfully as a beginner in 2011, 2012 with just a little guidance. Here we keep it as simple as it gets, to get you up and running in the right direction. With just a  expression little effort up front you should be ready to start investing in a few weeks.

The key to successful investing and keeping risk under control is diversification. That’s rule #1 for investing beginners. You’ll want to invest money in the money market in order to have a safe investment that pays interest. Bonds are the investment of choice to earn higher interest with moderate risk, while stocks are where to invest for higher returns with more risk. Put together an investment portfolio with all three represented and you’ve got a portfolio that is both diversified and balanced. This is how successful investors keep risk at acceptable levels while earning higher returns over the long term.

The good news in investing for beginners is that in 2011, 2012 and beyond you won’t need to pick your own stocks, bonds or money market securities. Some of the biggest and best mutual fund companies will do all of the management for you at a total cost of about 1% a year for management and other expenses, with no sales charges. They offer balanced funds called TARGET funds and these come in several versions from low risk to high. When you invest money in a target fund your money is spread across all of the areas mentioned above.

The answer to where to invest: open a mutual fund account with a major no-load (no sales charges) fund family like Vanguard, Fidelity or T Rowe Price. You can find them on the internet. How to invest your money requires a two part answer. First, work directly with the fund company to avoid extra fees, charges and expenses. Second, spend some time on their websites getting familiar with their BALANCED or target funds. Now, let’s talk about how to identify these funds and how to determine which is right for you.

From safest to riskiest, you should be able to find a list of target funds that looks something like this: retirement income fund, target 2000, 2010, 2015, 2020 and up to 2040 or maybe 2050. These numbers refer to the year you retired, or the approximate year you target as your future retirement date. For example, if you invest money in the safest fund (retirement income) most of your money will be invested in safer investments like money market and bond funds. The reason for this is that when you are retired, or are close to it, relative safety becomes more important.

If you are younger and are willing to accept considerable risk for higher profit potential, investing money in a 2040 target fund (or higher) could be appropriate. Here the lion’s share of your money will be invested in stock funds. When you are deciding which target fund to select, think about your risk tolerance as well as your age and retirement date. If you want a good balance between stocks and bonds with average risk go with a 2020 fund. Or, you might want to invest money in both a 2010 and a 2030 target fund. Then, pay attention to how each performs over time, and how comfortable you feel with each. If you are not comfortable with a fund, move your money to one that better suits your comfort level for risk.

When you invest money in a target fund the fund company automatically adjusts risk downward over time to account for the fact that you are getting older, and likely want less risk when retired. For example, a 2020 fund will eventually resemble a retirement income fund in 10 to 20 years. You simply pick your fund(s), invest money, and watch your quarterly statements. The fund company automatically deducts your cost of investing from the fund to cover management costs and expenses. Investing money in target funds makes investing for beginners as simple as possible for 2011, 2012 and beyond.

 

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Online art gallery

Sometimes they would luck out, and get noticed by someone. Others got hired to be www.lifeofanartist.nl additional workers on large projects; they wouldn’t be trusted to do detail work, but would be necessary to stay on schedule. More often than not, they would never get discovered until much time had passed after their death, when their paintings would be discovered.

Even now, there are many extraordinary pieces that have been created that we cannot link to anyone in particular. That is because their piece are completely anonymous, and their style so unique that we cannot even say it was inspired by any particular artist. Others can be linked to apprentices of the great masters, whose names may not be known, but their style is recognized.

Nowadays, everything is signed in some way, even if it is with a pseudonym. People are much less concerned with being discovered so that they may survive, but are still doing no less to ensure that if given the chance, they can put a name to a piece of their artwork. Only time will tell where their name will end up.

[http://www.artbyveny.com/] is the premiere online art gallery for Boston’s own fine artist, Veny. Art by Veny is the showcase that allows art appreciators from all over the globe, the opportunity to buy acrylic paintings or even to commission original, custom art by Veny herself. In homes and businesses throughout the world, Veny’s high quality acrylic paintings on canvas are an expression of emotion and feeling blended in color and lovingly captured forever on high quality canvas. Veny’s freedom to experiment with art techniques has produced a style that is all her own. Buying artwork created by Veny will satisfy your need for high quality fine art with value.

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Secret Behind Technology Blogging: A Best Niche In Blogging

It is no secret that there is a secret behind technology blogging; it is one of the best niches in blogging. Blogging about technology is one of the best ways to get ahead in modern society. In fact, technology blogging is the best niche in blogging these days for anyone who wants to start up a successful business.

If you plan to create a new business or any successful business ventures, one of the best ways to do so is to consider the technology niche in blogging.

The Secrets of Niche Blogging: Technology

These days there are so many technologies to choose from, it’s hard not to blog about them. Some popular examples of technology blogs include:

iPhone how to guides and tutorials

Information and technology news

Technology updates and rumors

The latest technological breakthroughs

Android

Windows and Mac

Technology Editorials and Opinion Pieces

Technology blogs are the perfect accompaniment to a day job although many people find running a niche technology blog can be exciting and take up a bit of time on the side.

How To Run A Successful Secret Technology Niche Blogging Business

It doesn’t take very long to get a niche technology blog up and running. All one need to do is set up a blog account, which is easily done through WordPress or any other free blogging module.

Typically it helps to add a new blog post at least once or twice a week, if not daily. This helps to compete with ultra high-ranking websites. The technology niche is one of the simplest niches to write about.

There are tons of information readily available about most forms of technology. There is always something new in the news about the latest iPhone, or what some star or celebrity has done with their Mac, or latest technology device.

The other approach to technology is writing about how you made money using technology. Most people want nothing more than to learn about how they can make money using technology. And, that is essentially what you do when you create a niche technology blog… make money using technology.

Another great niche in the technology arena is a blog focusing on general technological advances and information. However, the competition for a niche that broad however, may be very high, especially when it comes to purchasing AdSense revenue. If you can narrow your technology niche down significantly, to something very narrow, then you will reap the benefits.

Good, narrow niches are well thought out. Some examples may include very detailed subjects and niche topics, including:

iPhone covers and cases

Android Travel Phones

Mac laptop covers and cases

Windows technological breakthroughs

The more narrow the subject material, the more likely you are to select keywords that bring in targeted audience members. There is also less likely to be competition for your keywords. You want to pay as little as possible to attract AdSense revenues. This is how to make the most bang for your buck when blogging on technology.

Remember that the secret is out; technology is a great niche to take advantage of. People are constantly seeking new and exciting information about technology. So discover the areas you can write better about, and dig in. Discover for yourself the secret behind technology blogging and find a good niche in the technology blogging that you and your business can get benefit from.

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Corporations Funding Scholarships for Mothers and Parents Returning to School! Free Money!

It’s a common principle in economics: when an economy slows, the population returns to school. This is evident today, as enrollment numbers are peaking. In this light, one must be aware of these developments, and get a degree to EarnWithSocial avoid losing ground in the job market. But, when you have children, this can seem an insurmountable feat. The government understands this plight, and has begun using tax dollars as scholarships for mothers and parents returning to school.

As the government directed its attention toward furthering education, private corporations began matching the funds, deepening the scholarship pool, and creating opportunities for thousands across the country. Many are learning that they are eligible to receive as much as $10,000 in scholarships for single mothers for college tuition. This money is changing lives.

Despite the costs of child care, transportation and education, recipients are able to focus on their classes. Students normally have to struggle financially, even without family responsibilities, but with these grants, the struggle is no longer a necessary cog. Scholarships for mothers and parents returning to school come in many forms, and are available from a variety of places.

To learn about your qualifications, simply visit a participating corporate website, enter your name and email address, and immediately receive offers. The simplicity of the format is the reason that many are already capitalizing on this opportunity.

If there’s nothing to lose, why wouldn’t you try? The effects on your future could be staggering. No longer would you need to punch a minimum wage clock, or dream of a career that you fear may never come to fruition. It’s designed for your benefit. Use it!

Scholarships for single mothers for college expenses are nothing new, but this recent tax allocation is pushing the program to levels not previously seen. Thousands are taking advantage, and if you delay, you may miss out on this wonderful chance at a college education.