Locks Are Smart Today! How About Yourself?

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Do your door locks open with your smartphone? Do you still have conventional ones and use physical keys? The truth is that most people are hesitant in making the big step and pass from conventional solutions to high tech locking systems. With all their problems, most of us still trust the old style door locksets and our steel keys and have come to terms with the need to change them from time to time, replace the lost house keys and deal with lockouts. Though, see what happens! While we are traveling with the bus, there is a space ship traveling to Mars. There is a huge difference and perhaps it’s time we come out of our shell and see the colors of the new world. They are truly promising!

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Great Artists Have Muses – Why Not We?

How Writers Get Inspired

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The big idea is out there. Writers just need to see it. If you think about it, we can write about anything. The question is the development of the idea. What makes writing unique for each professional is the way one grasps an idea and the context in which this idea is developed. All subjects have an audience. What’s important is to say something new or present a topic from a different angle.

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Let’s Take a Break …

14881550224_72d233d621_z… from our usual writing and want-to-finally-earn-from-writing concerns!

I have a quick question: can anyone read the information on detergent product labels?

Well, I am not far-sighted but I can hardly distinguish the tiny letters. I can understand that these guys are required by law to include a lot of info, but give us a break: do you want us to read it or not?

I mean, if I cannot read the instructions, the what-to-do and especially the what-NOT-to-do, I can’t even begin to imagine which products end up in my grandma’s basket!

I think the whole idea of detergent labeling was to eliminate accidents and wrong-use of the product. Well, I won’t drink it, but I cannot guarantee I won’t use a marble-floor-cleaning product on hardwood.

Can someone whisper our problem to these guys?

The Impacts of Our Reading Habits on Our Writing Performance

fotoblog lib2Do we write better when we read more? I think we all know the answer to that. Among other studies sociologists and researchers conduct, they have also found that people who read a lot since their childhood years grow up to be excellent writers.

There is also another thing to consider: reading and writing are interrelated. The more we read the better we write, but it works the other way around too. When we write a lot, we develop our ability to read thoroughly and skim through texts easier. Continue reading

Garage door progress made by people for people

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Take Advantage of Garage Door Progress … it’s good for you

When was the last time you talked about garage doors with your friends, replaced yours or sought information about new age products? If it’s been a while, let us tell you that things change rapidly. It all starts with technology! Once the first step of progress was taken, there was no turning back. The steps towards more advanced products are taken faster and faster and to our advantage, too. It’s like a domino, but with positive effects. Continue reading

Can we prevent burglaries?

lockCan we really prevent home burglaries? Some say that if intruders set their minds to get into your house, they can actually achieve it. This is partially true. But who can be so obsessed with just one house! All we can actually do is try our best by taking the best possible measures in order to avoid home intrusions. Whether that would involve new lock installation or some repairs and improvements here and there, this is just one side of the coin. The other side is to understand why we must take action even if there is the slightest chance that burglars will still make it into our homes! Continue reading

How to Build Company Culture and Why It’s Important

fotoblog3Here’s a question for you: if you were to start a start-up company, would you think of culture?

Businesses are all about making money, expanding, getting stronger and everything in between. But that’s not how some big online companies see things. Successful online corporations have power, high revenue, fame and a huge clientele. The difference is that they didn’t start aiming at this direction. They started focusing on culture or rather company culture.

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Leaders Must Take Action

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“Once upon a time a wealthy Athenian was making a sea voyage with some companions. Suddenly a powerful storm blew up and the ship was overturned. All the other passengers started to swim except the Athenian, who was only praying to Goddess Athena making promises if only she could save him. Then, one of his companions approached him and said: While you are praying to Athena, start moving your arms”
Aesop (620 -564 BC) was a fabulist or story teller credited with a number of fables, which nowadays are known as the Aesop’s Fable.

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Real struggles begin at home…

Afghan citizens go to the polls to exercise their constitutional right to vote in presidential and provincial council elections. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Kai Eide, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), have congratulated the people of Afghanistan and paid tribute to all those who made the largely peaceful polls possible.

The gender issue is as old as the human race. The gap between men’s and women’s equality may have been narrowed down, but the fact that we still find ourselves talking about it implies that the segregation still exists.

Aren’t women more active in diverse socioeconomic, cultural or political structures of societies? No doubt! But have their modified roles elevated them to a point that gender differentiation ceases to exist? Absolutely not! Women are still considered subordinate to men and their efforts to change their gendered roles have brought even more problems for them, we dare to say. Societies and cultural mechanisms prove that aspect and, even worst, they reinforce gender boundaries.

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Mediterranean Diet Can Really Change Your Life

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It’s lovely cooking for fun! Have you asked any full-working parents lately how much they love their kitchen ? Things get even tougher for single parents. A few tips …

Stress goes hand in hand with single parents. Having no one to share responsibilities and chores with, single parents hardly have the luxury of time. Expected to climb hills every single day, they have to respond to demands and do the right thing – especially when it comes to their kids. Their nutrition is one of the biggest challenges! Lack of time and long hours at work leave the pans empty and stomachs full of junk. Where does that lead? Obese children, stressful mothers and bad health! Did you know that Americans consumed more canned than fresh food? Your day might start with cereal and milk, but daily meals often consist of food coming right out of cans or ready to throw in the microwave!

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