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Personal Pluses That Ace A Job Interview

Personal Pluses That Ace A Job Interview

Personal Pluses That Ace A Job Interview

By: Joel Vance

As the business world has become more competitive for the shrinking markets available to them, companies have shifted their focus from hiring the most educated or experienced graduate, to hiring those employees with personal pluses as well as the job skills.

Right now, you may be in an entry-level job, gaining experience and hoping to work your way up. This is also the time (if you haven't learned them while growing up), to develop your people skills as well. Because these tend to be the "soft" sell features that make candidates stand out at an interview.

Promptness is one attribute that employers appreciate. It doesn't come naturally, but it doesn't take a great deal of work to acquire either. A little planning, or putting thought into your daily routines and habits, mean you are not only on time for work, but for outside activities as well.

Personality also goes a long way, when an employer is considering equally qualified candidates. Do you enjoy your work? Have you had good experiences with previous employers? If not, don't make those incidents a focus during your interview. Instead, highlight the positive aspects of past jobs, and how they have helped to make you suited for the position related to the interview. And don't ooze friendliness. Leave that to your puppy at home. Interviewers can spot a phony as soon as they show their orthodontist's handiwork. Be your natural, sincere self. Your real personality will show through, and sometimes will count for more than the degree on your graduation certificate.

People skills are now being considered one of the most valuable assets that any employee can have, no matter what their role. It's not just the customer service part of the job that counts, but how well you function as part of a team, and part of what may be a small, and highly motivated company where there can be periods of intense and concentrated work that tests both your professional skills and your temper. Having an even "keel", and knowing how to deal with those who don't, is a talent that will follow you from job to job, in written recommendations, and in how you present yourself at an interview.

With the number of people seeking work, either as new graduates or recently laid off employees, you need to put not only your best foot forward, but your best "self". A company can go to any institute and hire a person trained to a particular skill. What they are really looking for when they grant interviews, is someone with the technical skills and personality pluses.

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Joel Vance is an Human Resources expert who has been in HR for 17 years and interviewed 3,159 people. He has also taught at 4 major universities around the country and currently has a best selling book on interviewing entitled The Perfect Interview at

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Ready Pac Foods Inc. Recalls Chicken Salad Products Because Of Possible Listeria Contamination



The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that Three Ready Pac Foods Inc. establishments, located in Swedesboro, New Jersey, in Jackson, Georgia, and the headquarters establishment in Irwindale, California, are recalling approximately 59,225 pounds of one variety of chicken salad product that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.

The FSIS has designated this a Class I Recall of High Health Risk.

The following products are subject to recall:

  • 7.5-oz. single serve salad bowl packages of “Ready Pac Foods Puro Picante Blazin Hot” with Use By Dates of 01/31/17 through 03/04/2017.

The Puro Picante Blazin’ Hot salad items were produced between Jan. 17, 2017 and Feb. 17, 2017 and bear establishment number P-27497, P-32081, or P-18502B inside the USDA mark of inspection. The recalled items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

"The problem was discovered on Feb. 21, 2017 when the firm received notification from the cheese supplier that the cheese ingredient utilized in the chicken salad products was included in an expanded cheese recall due to potential contamination with L. monocytogenes." the USDA posted on their website.

Listeria monocytogenes is a potentially lethal foodborne pathogen which can cause serious or life-threatening illness in the elderly, people with weakened immune systems, frail persons and young children. It can also cause health problems for pregnant women and newborns.

Adults who become infected may experience the following symptoms:

  • headache
  • muscle aches
  • fever
  • stiff neck
  • confusion
  • loss of balance
  • convulsions
  • diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms

Listeriosis is treated with antibiotics. Higher risk persons who develop flu-like symptoms within two months after eating contaminated food should seek medical assistance and tell the health care provider about eating the contaminated food.

FSIS and Three Ready Pac Foods Inc. are concerned that some of this recalled product may be in consumers' refrigerators.

Consumers who bought these products are urged not to eat them. These products should be discarded or returned to the place of purchase.

Consumers with questions regarding the recall may contact Mary Toscano, Corporate Affairs Supervisor, at 1-800-800-7822.


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Babywearing and Baby carriers

Babywearing and Baby carriers

Babywearing and Baby carriers

About Babywearing


Babies have been worn for thousands of years in pieces of cloth tied to the parent's body.


Babies who are worn cry less, experience less colic, learn more, and are easier to get to sleep. Babywearing helps regulate the baby's breathing, temperature and heart rate. Parents who wear their babies are more productive, have less stressful outings and travel. Babywearing is good exercise. Breastfeeding is more convenient when baby is worn in a sling.

Types of baby carriers

Baby Slings

Ring Slings

A ring sling is basically a long rectangular piece of fabric with 2 rings sewn on one end. The tail of the sling is threaded through the two rings and back through one of the rings. The baby's weight creates dynamic tension and locks the fabric in placed between the two rings.

Shoulder type

The way in which the rings are attached to the fabric will change the way in which the fabric sits on the shoulder. There are infinite combinations of pleats, gathers, and folds that can be fed through the two rings. Different methods will create a wider or narrower shoulder, and more or less spread on the back.

Open Tail VS Closed tail

The tail of a ring sling is the fabric that hangs down loose through the rings. The fabric may either be left loose, which is called an "open tail", or it can be folded into a "closed tail", a narrow strap of fabric. An open tail sling is more adjustable, you can pull on each edge of the fabric to tighten either the top rail of the sling (around the baby's shoulders) or the bottom rail of the sling (between your and the baby's body). A closed tail sling creates a handle that you can pull on to tighten the entire sling at once. Tightening the individual rails is more difficult in a closed tail sling.

Padded rails, padded shoulder, unpadded

Ring slings are available either unpadded, with padded rails, a padded shoulder, or any combination. Most common commercially available ring slings have a closed tail with padded rails, which is the least user friendly combination. Overly padded rails are more difficult to adjust, since the padding can not be pulled through the rings easily.

Pouch/Ring Sling Hybrid

The pouch/ring sling hybrid is a combination of a ring sling with a curved seam like a pouch sling (see pouch sling category below). The hybrid sling can have any shoulder type, and may be padded or unpadded, closed or open tail. Hybrids are usually narrower than ring slings, since the curved seam creates a deeper pocket for the baby. Hybrid slings are sometimes folded in half like a pouch sling, before attaching the rings at the shoulder, which also creates more of a pocket for the baby.

Ring Sling Fabrics

Ring Slings can be made of almost any fabric. Commonly available slings are made of bottom weight woven cotton and cotton blends, twill, sateen, denim and linen. Less common fabrics include jersey knit cotton, silk, wool, cashmere. The wrong side of the fabric will show in the tail of the sling, so if a ring sling is made of a single layer of fabric, it is important that both sides of the fabric be attractive. Ring slings can be made reversible and more supportive by using two layers of fabric.


The rings used for a ring sling should be tested and made specifically for the purpose. Thin rings, or those with weld marks, are not appropriate and may bend or break under the pressure. Thin rings can bend and slip through one another. Rings with rough weld marks may be abrasive and weaken the fabric.


Ring Sling length is largely based on the wearer's preference. Ring slings can be as short as above hip level, or as long as knee length. If your sling has a pocket, it is good to have the pocket positioned at approximately hip level so that you can reach it easily. Most ring slings are one size fits most, so unless you are very petite or plus sized, you can probably wear almost any ring sling.

Pouch Slings

Fitted Pouches

Fitted, or sized, pouch slings are a simple tube of fabric with one curved end where the baby's bottom is positioned. The tube is folded in half in on itself to form a pocket for the baby. Fitted pouch slings are typically available in 4 to 10 lengths depending on the brand. The more sizes the better, because a snug, high fit is important for the comfort of the wearer. The size of the pouch is determined by the size of the person wearing it, not the size of the baby. It is common for new pouch sling users to wear the pouch too loose.

Adjustable Pouches

Adjustable pouches are the same tube style of sling as a fitted pouch sling, but they have a method of adjusting the length, so that one pouch will adjust over 3 or 4 sizes. This makes the sling wearable through weight gain and loss, and sharable between different caregivers. Each brand will have it's own method of adjustment, available adjustment methods are snaps, zippers, Velcro, or drawstrings. There are also some "semi adjustable" pouches that have a smaller degree of adjustment with a single button.

Pouch Fabrics

Pouches can be made of almost any fabric. Twill, sateen, and polar fleece are the most commonly used fabrics, but you can also find pouches made of jersey knit, silk, wool, hemp, or many other fabrics. If the fabric used is stretchy lengthwise, it is necessary for the length of the pouch to be shorter because the weight of the baby will stretch the sling out. A less stretchy fabric is more supportive for a heavier baby, and you always want the more stretchy direction of the fabric to run widthwise, not lengthwise. Pouches can also be made reversible, with two different fabrics.

Padded Pouches

Most pouches are unpadded, but there are some available that have light padding along one edge of the sling. This is mainly used in the hip carry, it cushions the back of the baby's legs. The padding is also useful for young babies without head control, the padding is worn on the outer rail of the sling and can prop the head up slightly.

Pouch/Wrap Hybrid carriers

Generally made of a very stretchy knit fabric, this type of carrier system usually is made up of one or two fitted pouches, and a short support sash that can be wrapped around the torso, or over one shoulder. Usually more comfortable for lightweight infants, they aren't supportive enough for babies over about 18 lbs. A more versatile alternative to the pouch/wrap hybrid is a stretchy knit wrap.


A wrap is a long narrow piece of fabric that can be used in many different positions and can be wrapped around the wearer's body in many different ways.

Stretchy Wraps

Stretchy wraps are made out of cotton or cotton/lycra knit fabric. They are 5 to 6 yards long by about 25 inches wide. Stretchy wraps are most suitable for newborn front carries. Because of the stretchiness of the fabric, you can wrap your self first, and then stretch the fabric and pop the baby in an upright position against your chest. Stretchy wraps aren't suitable for a heavy baby; they tend to sag very quickly.

Woven Wraps

Woven wraps are probably the most versatile, supportive and comfortable carrier of them all. They also take much longer to master, but for a dedicated babywearer with an older child, it is worth it. Woven wraps are available in all lengths from 2.5 to 6 yards long. The length of wrap that you want will depend upon both your size and the positions and wrapping method that you want to carry your child in. They are made of cotton, wool, silk, or hemp. You can find excellent online instructions for the many different methods of wrapping.

Asian Inspired Baby Carriers

Mei Tai

The Mei Tai consists of a usually rectangular center body piece, with 4 long straps, one coming off of each corner. The top two straps go over the shoulders, and the bottom two straps go around the wearer's hips/waist. There are different methods of tying the shoulder straps. They can go over the shoulders like back pack straps, or be crossed over the chest or back of the wearer. The mei tai is typically worn on the wearer's front or back with the baby facing in toward the wearer, though it can be used on the hip or facing out on the front for short periods. Straps can be narrow or wide, padded or unpadded.


The Onbuhimo is similar to the Mei Tai, but it has just shoulder straps, no waist straps. There is a ring or loop at each hip that the shoulder straps are threaded through after being wrapped over the wearer's shoulders. The straps can be worn like the Mei Tai, either ruck sack style or crossed. The onbu is usually used as a back carrier with the baby facing the wearer, though it can be used on the front as well.


The podaegi and Hmong are similar to the Mei Tai, but generally have a larger, wider body piece (called a blanket) that extends past the wearer's hips, with very long shoulder straps and no waist straps. The Podaegi can be tied over the shoulders like the Mei Tai, or just around the torso above the bust.

Structured Carriers

Back packs

Usually have an aluminum frame with a nylon seat for the baby to sit in. They are suitable for babies that can sit up unassisted. Bulky and heavy, and usually requires assistance to get the baby on the wearer's back.

Hip carriers

Mei Tai style carriers with a buckle around the waist, and a single shoulder strap designed to be worn diagonally across the body, with an older baby on the hip. Many can only be worn on one specific shoulder or the other.

Structured Asian Inspired Carriers

Basically a Mei Tai with buckles, snaps or clips on the waist band and shoulder straps. Widely available for newborns, there are also structured carriers that are suitable for toddlers and preschoolers. Very mainstream looking and accepted by a wider audience than the more traditional baby carriers.

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Sara Gower, President, Slinglings Baby Slings

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A Simple Meal Plan For Relief From Digestive Upset

A Simple Meal Plan For Relief From Digestive Upset

Submitted by: Lynda Enright

You know the story. You get home from work, you and your family are tired and hungry and you have no idea what’s for dinner. So what happens? You heat up something quick, you order a pizza or get take-out. How do you feel afterwards? For so many of us it leads to digestive upset – not only because of the stress of it all, but from the low nutrient and perhaps high sugar and fat meal. But how do you better – life is busy, it all takes too much time!

I hear it every day. Symptoms of chronic digestive upset. People never feeling really well.

I know preparing nourishing meals can be simplified and it is absolutely worth the effort! If you have a kitchen stocked with simple foods to prepare, and if you have taken just two minutes to make a plan for the day (it can be literally that quick), you will put a nourishing meal on the table that you and your family will love.

Try this meal packed with vitamins, minerals and healthy fats. And use extras to plan lunch for work the next day. It can be on the table in 30 minutes. And if you take a few minutes to chop the sweet potatoes and toss in the morning, you can be eating even quicker.

Rosemary sweet potatoes (serves 4)

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Wash and cube 2 medium sized sweet potatoes into 1-inch pieces and place in a mixing bowl. Add 1 teaspoon dried rosemary (or 1 tablespoon fresh), ¼ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper, 2 crushed garlic cloves and 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil. Toss ingredients to mix well. Lay sweet potatoes out in a single layer on a roasting pan. Roast for 25 minutes or until tender. Take out of the oven and transfer to a serving bowl.

While the sweet potatoes are cooking, prepare the salmon and add to the oven. Place the salmon below the sweet potatoes to prevent any possibility of meat drippings falling onto the vegetables.

Broiled salmon with salsa (serves 4)

Place 4 salmon fillets approximately 4 oz. each on a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Top each fillet with 1/3 cup homemade or jarred salsa. Bake in a 425 degree F oven until fish reaches an internal temperature of 140 degrees F., flakes easily and is light pink in color (about 10 minutes per inch of thickness).

Cook 1 extra salmon fillet without salsa to use in a salad for lunch the next day.

To this meal – you can simply add steamed vegetables out of the freezer such as broccoli, cauliflower, or asparagus. Or prepare a simple mixed greens salad.

Simple Mixed Greens (serves 4)

Toss 6 cups mixed greens with 1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes and 1 sliced yellow, red or orange pepper. Toss with about ¼ cup of your favorite salad dressing. Add 2 ounces crumbled Feta cheese (optional). Serve.

Salmon Salad (serves 2)

Chop leftover salmon fillet into chunks. In a large bowl toss 4 cups mixed baby greens, ½ cup canned chickpeas (drained and rinsed), 1 sliced avocado, 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro and 1 scallion in a large salad bowl. Top with a vinaigrette dressing or make your own. Toss well but gently. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Divide among 2 containers to pack for lunch.

Taking the time to plan ahead and prepare a simple meal will leave you feeling great! To download these recipes and a grocery list, click here.

About the Author: Lynda Enright, MS, RD, CLT is certified as a Wellness Coach and LEAP Therapist who partners with individuals who want to look and feel amazing. Lynda helps individuals improve their health by addressing each individual as the whole person finding the causes of weight gain, fatigue, bloating, acid reflux, congestion, brain fog or achy joints. This article was originally published at and has been syndicated with permission. For more tips on eating well and balancing a healthy lifestyle, visit

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Pregnancy and Morning Sickness

Pregnancy and Morning Sickness

Pregnancy and Morning Sickness

By: Ashely Farrar

The toughest bit of the 1st trimester of pregnancy is morning sickness and any woman who has gone through or is going through it, knows the first signs usually develop during the month following the first missed menstrual period, when hormone levels increase. It may range from mild, occasional nausea to sever, continuous, debilitating nausea with bouts of vomiting. In most cases, symptoms may be worse in morning, albeit they can strike day or night.

Despite all advances in medicine, there is no way of predicting how long your morning sickness will last even if you have suffered it before. Generally, nausea and vomiting last till about 12 - 13 weeks of pregnancy. However, some women continue to feel ill beyond their 22nd week as well.

However, some studies show that mild to moderate sickness is a sign of a good pregnancy, and less risk of miscarriage.

There is no simple treatment. The best course of action is home treatment. The following tips work wonders not only when you wake up feeling nauseous but also work when you get that queasy feeling during the day.

Changing what, when and how much you eat coupled with certain changes to the way foods cooked helps.

During morning or for that matter all day sickness, you may find that eating five or six small meals, rather than the usual three large ones, is easier on the body. Make sure each meal contains some protein and carbohydrate, like whole wheat bread with grated cheese and a slice of tomato, rice or wheat preparation with some easily digestible / light cereals, orange juice and a whole wheat biscuit. Be creative; choose low fat health foods you know will tempt your appetite. Aversions to food because of nausea are perfectly normal and understandable.

Try not to miss meals

Eat small, dry snacks.

Don't jump up out of bed immediately. Lie quietly for a while and ask you husband to bring you a slice of fresh lemon or orange or a dry, bland biscuit.

Avoid large drinks, have frequent small one between meals.

Spicy, fried foods, and fatty foods like very rich sweets, are best avoided.

Avoid excessive consumption of pickles or chutney, which is rich in salt.

Don't spend much time in the kitchen and avoid the strong smell of certain foods when shopping.

Prepare food when feeling least nauseous.

Taking lemon or orange juice in the morning and before meals relieves nausea of early pregnancy.

Suck an ice cube till the nausea passes off.

Sip on cool water.

However, if you have severe, persistent nausea and vomiting, see your doctor. This not so common complication of pregnancy can lead to dehydration and malnutrition, sometimes calling for prescribed medication and in some cases even hospitalization. Although drugs are best avoided in pregnancy, especially in the early months, there are some that have been in use for many years with no apparent danger to the developing baby.


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Ashely Farrar also writes on Home Remedy for Kidney Stone.

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How To Get Rid Of Unwanted Hair

How To Get Rid Of Unwanted Hair

Submitted by: Maria Llorente

How to get rid of unwanted hair

Since time immemorial, we women have always struggled to get rid of the unsightly hair that Nature has given us. Today men have also joined in our struggle, but what can we do to get rid of these undesirable hairs? Would you like some information on the hair-removal methods that exist today? After carefully reading this article, you’ll be able to choose the hair-removal technique that best adapts to your needs.

Razor hair removal. Is it OK to shave to get rid of hair?

This method does not remove hairs from the root but shaves them on the surface level of the skin. Today we have new types of feminine shaving razors that adapt perfectly to different body areas and include a lubricating material (generally aloe) at the base, leaving the skin soft and moisturized. What’s more, after shaving, you can apply a hair-removal cream that will calm your skin. Undoubtedly, this method of hair removal will not take up much of your time, as all you have to do is apply shaving cream on your skin and shave. However, we only recommend this hair-removal method for going over an area in case of an emergency, as the hair will start to come out stronger, although not in greater quantities, as people say. Even so, sensitive skin products do exist that reduce the risk of allergy to this type of hair removal. As you shave your skin, you are exfoliating it and you can shave anytime, anywhere.

Hair-removing cream: efficient but brief.

Removing hair with cream is a chemical method that has thyoglicolic acid salts as the active ingredient. This acts on the aerial part of the hair, transforming the keratin in a few minutes into a soft, manageable mass that can be easily eliminated with a spatula or simply with water. It’s a fast hair-removal method (5 to 8 minutes), pain-free and comfortable. Don’t surpass the recommended waiting period for removing the cream, however, because you could get skin blotches. Special creams for sensitive skins also exist. Just as with shaving, your hair is cut but not removed from the root, even though creams are less aggressive on your skin than razors.

The areas at the calves and groin are the most likely to get stubborn, ingrown hair. Veet’s subcutaneous anti-hair cream avoids the horizontal growth of this type of hair, which makes hair removal difficult. Its formula includes alpha hydroxyl acids, which soften and finetune the skin so that the hair is less resistant upon its removal. With this hair-removal method, the skin does not run the risk of being cut and it also remains softer during a longer stretch of time, since the hair growth is softer and the epidermis is more moisturized.

At the same time, this hair-removal method does not last long and it’s slower than shaving. Previously, some creams irritated the skin and even had an unpleasant smell, but these problems have been solved through calming enrichment actives and by using perfumes with stable coverage power.

Warm or hot wax?

Hot waxing is by now a classic at beauty institutes. However, the appearance of cold waxes is substituting it since it can be harmful if one has varicose veins or circulation problems. Even so, it’s the most popular method and has many adherents that prefer it over warm waxing for a number of reasons, among them, that the new warm waxing techniques produce allergies and adverse reactions in sensitive skins.

On the market there is a diversity of types and the difference between them lies in their texture, color and fusion point, although all of them melt at an adequate temperature so as not to produce burns or malpractice. The procedure is the following:

- The area from which the hair is to be removed is disinfected. It’s helpful to sprinkle with talcum powder to ease hair extraction and remove any trace of moisture.

- The wax is extended in the direction of the hair growth and with a wood spatula because it’s an insulating material.

- Extra care is taken to produce very defined edges so that it will be easier to remove the wax.
- The hair is removed in the direction opposite to the growth, taking care to press on the area, especially in very vascular areas like the groin and underarms.

- One tranquilizing secret is to press a hand to the area alter removing the strip of wax, since this tranquilizes and gives a sense of support.

- After finishing, you have to apply a product with moisturizing agents and skin decongestants. It can be any texture: gel, cream, foam...

Warm wax allows hair to be removed from the root without leaving the skin red and is recommended for women with circulation problems. It requires minimum heating, can even be done in the microwave and is soluble in water; it’s easier to remove any excess.

To remove hairs, you can also use ready-to-use wax strips. You don’t have to heat them up. All you have to do is rub them between your hands, apply them firmly on your skin and remove them in a sharp, quick movement. They are easy to use anywhere and whenever. Since they have the same temperature as the skin, they are even adequate for people with circulation problems. If you have a lot of hair, this method can be very long and bothersome; what’s more, it’s painful.

Another alternative: electric hair removal

This is a very efficient hair-removal method that extracts the hair from the roots through a series of small tweezers incorporated in the head of a little electric machine. While the first models were fairly painful, now the new epilators employ systems like a new distribution of the tweezers, massage or cold accessories that have notably reduced any discomfort. They are fast, comfortable and clean. Since they extract the hairs from the root, they are used every four weeks. The hair begins to progressively diminish, so that some qualify this method as semi-permanent. Today they also have accessories like special heads for sensitive areas and for previously softening and exfoliating the skin. This method does not activate a peeling like wax and some hairs tend to develop into a cyst in some areas where the skin is much thicker, as in the calves. It can be somewhat painful if you have a lot of hair. As of today they are not sufficiently advanced to be used in sensitive areas, even though some include special devices that shave instead of removing the hair.

Try Phillips’ new Satin Ice Optima HP 6459, which is an electric epilator with a cold effect that promises to reduce the pain and discomfort that eliminating hair from the root can cause. It has several advantages: a calming ice cartridge in a round and curved shape (for underarms and the bikini line), two speeds, and an exfoliating head that helps prevent ingrown hairs, in addition to a shaving head. Approx. price: 99,99 euros. Or Braun’s Silk-épil Soft Perfection Body Epilation incorporates a new distribution of tweezers, a massage system in four directions and, also, a special head for sensitive areas. Approx. price: 71,90 euros.

Laser: the definite hair-removal system?

It’s the revolution that liberates women with hair problems from the ordeal of waxes, razors, epilators… Lasting, painless and, apparently, secure.

Laser hair removal destroys the pilus follicle and the hair matrix through a laser discharged upon the area to be treated. It produces a highly concentrated ray of light. The color of the light produced by a concrete laser is key in its effect on the hair follicles. The melanin (a pigment present in all types of hair) absorbs the wave longitude, receiving heat until the matrix and the pilus follicle are destroyed, thus avoiding any future hair growth.

It’s too early to know if this hair-removal technique is truly definite. In Spain, it hasn’t been used for more than three years, and while the women who’ve used laser hair removal may not have hairs at this point, we don’t know whether hair growth will resume in five or 10 years. What is true is that at first they were recommending three to four sessions and now the average is around eight with intervals of two to three months, although that always depends on the type of hair and the area to be treated.

In general, a minimum of six sessions is needed, depending on each person, the area, etc. You have to keep in mind that during the first session the only hairs that are removed are the ones that are in the growth phase at that point (80 percent). After four weeks, a second session is applied to treat between 15 and 30 percent of the “dormant” hair. In the other sessions, the remaining hairs are eliminated. But beware: Patience is needed to suppress the successive hairs that will continue to surface during the next four to six months. The sessions can last between a few minutes and an hour. It depends on the area that’s being treated.

The biggest difficulty for laser is that not only does the hair contain melanin but also the skin, which can cause hipopigmentation blotches (white) on the darkest skins. The eyebrows are an area that are not recommended because of their proximity to the eyes (they require special protection).

The sensation is similar to a burn, but since it’s done quickly, it’s well tolerated. (The underarms are treated in eight minutes altogether.) People with darker skin feel a slight tingling or itching. For very ample areas or areas sensitive to pain, it’s recommended that an anesthetic cream be applied two hours before the treatment. Immediately after the laser hair removal, the treated area can get red or slightly inflamed, but these symptoms disappear in a short period of time.

Immediately after a laser session, the skin’s appearance varies in each patient depending on the extent of the treatment. The skin can get red or swell, but it shortly returns to its normal appearance. In some cases a slight burn similar to a hot oil splatter is produced and some problems of hiperpigmentation or hipopigmentation (blotches) may appear.

Laser hair removal must be done through a doctor because the European Union has this laser classified as type AA. That means that it is not invasive but aggressive, and any treatment of this type cannot be applied by non-medical personnel.

Let’s talk about prices, approximately and depending on which center:

Underarms: approx. 480 Euros. Full legs: approx. 1200 Euros.. Upper lip: approx 360 Euros.

The hair-removal results are the following:

1. Between 80 and 90 percent of the hairs are eliminated.
2. Ten to 20 percent of the hair remains, but it’s much finer and sparse, so that aesthetically it’s less important. Possibility of a touching-up session in one to two years. Laser is a form of energy with visible light (many patients associate the word laser to carcenogenic but that’s not the case). With each session 20 to 30 percent of the hair is eliminated, but the results (bald areas and finer hair) start to be noticed starting with the third or fourth session.

Laser effect: To slow down and debilitate, progressively, the hair that continues growing.
Precautions: If in doubt about tanned skin, it’s always best to test a specific area of the skin. We use 2 or 3 different energies and the reaction of the skin is evaluated in 24-40 hours.

About the Author: Maria Llorente is a qualified Make Up Artist and Beauty expert. You read more of her articles at:

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Home Teeth Whitening Kits Vs. The Dentist

Home Teeth Whitening Kits Vs. The Dentist

Submitted by: Derek Rogers

For those who want a brighter smile, it helps to know about the advantages of home teeth whitening kits when compared with a visit to the dentist for the same treatment.

You might be surprised to learn that there are several benefits to whitening your teeth at home using a specialist. You can get professional direct whitening of your teeth at home in four easy sessions, for a fraction of the cost of a whitening session at the dentist.

When you visit a dentist for treatment, there are strong bleaching gel formulas that are used during the whitening process, which will ultimately cost you a fair amount to purchase along with the expense of the dentist's time. There might be several appointments involved to get the teeth whitening results desired too.

The bad thing about some types of these treatments is that they make teeth more sensitive to hot and cold and the enamel layer is compromised so they absorb stains much easier. For this reason, it is possible that treatments will need to be repeated every six months or so.

On the other hand, there are safe home teeth whitening kits you can purchase that contain the same products that 95% of the dentists use, which are less damaging, but come at just a fraction of the cost. When you consider home teeth whitening kits vs. the dentist, there are home teeth whitening kits that contain bleaching ingredients that are almost as strong in whitening power, but they aren't nearly as expensive and you can use the kits in your spare time, in the comfort of your home. Often, the home teeth whitening kits are about the same price as dinner for two and they work as well as the direct whitening treatments you get in the dentist office, but the enamel layer is not as radically affected with most home teeth whitening kits.

It is important to consider that a whiter smile is possible with both options, but when it comes to a home whitening kit against a visit to a dental surgery, many people like the ability to whiten their teeth affordably and conveniently to the level of whiteness they desire. There are many kits that are effective and offer easy to follow instructions. When it comes to the best home teeth whitening kits and their success, they have been tested by many people that offer consumer reviews you can find on the Internet; this allows you to do a little research to put your mind at ease.

In fact, the best thing to do when you are comparing home kits and the dentist, is to research the products and the bleaching gels, but also be sure to look for customer testimonials and reviews to help you find the best products. Laser lights aren't a necessary part of the whitening process for teeth, so home teeth whitening kits are quite effective and so affordable that everyone can have a whiter smile with safe and effective ingredients that cause less damage to the teeth enamel than a drinking a couple glasses of fruit juice a day.

So if you want to be beaming brightly once again, there are plenty of kits that can help you make it happen at a fraction of the cost, with great ease and complete safety.

About the Author: Derek Rogers is a freelance writer who represents a number of UK businesses. For Teeth Whitening Treatment Process he recommends

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So You Are Working for a Difficult Boss, Huh?

Working for a Difficult Boss

So You Are Working for a Difficult Boss, Huh?

By: Mahalakshmi Prabhakaran

Well. A bad boss is a universal phenomenon. All of us at some point of time or other have faced the monster from hell that just loves twisting you round his tiny li'l finger and takes pleasure in trashing your hard day's work right into the bin without any compunction! Phew... it's a tough little world we all live in. Here are a few practical pointers that will help you not only in dealing with that tough taskmaster of a boss, but also maybe help you win him over!

Don't judge him/her in haste.
Call it the human tendency to gripe, but experience shows that people crib about their bosses just two days into their job! So if you are just into your job and are having problems coping with the Big B for inexplicable reasons, take a breather. Instead of rushing into conclusions, take time off to understand your boss and his/her working style. Giving yourself some time gives you some breathing space to settle into your job, get accustomed to the work environment and hit off a working relationship with your colleagues and more importantly, your boss. According to experts, 3 months is a good enough time. In an ideal world, by the end of the period you will end up realizing that your boss is not a bad soul after all!

Understand his/her psyche.
Yes. Apart from discharging your duties, being on a job also entails taking on the role of a psychologist. It pays to observe people, not the least your boss. Silently noticing your Boss and colleagues gives you a peek into their character. Pay more attention to your Boss's conversations, his mannerisms, how he interacts with the rest of the team. Observing him will help you discover his likes and dislikes, pet interests and even weaknesses. If you are smart, you will know how to leverage this knowledge and develop good camaraderie between the two of you. You might gladly end up discovering that you share similar interests. So, the next time you feel like wringing your hair out in frustration, stop cribbing and starting observing!

Speak Up.
Ok so you have grinned and borne your boss. Observed him to get to know him, have tried every thing to get him to like you, yet he continues with his boorish behavior. Then it is time to have some frank speak with him/ her. Put your concerns out in the open. Tell them frankly what it is about their behavior that is discouraging you. If your boss is considerate, he might take efforts to change his behavior. But if he refuses to back off and regret his misgivings, go on and talk to the HR and other higher ups in your company to come out with a solution. According to industry experts, talking out sometimes helps clear the air and gives your boss an opportunity to correct himself. Standing up to him will show you in a new light, as someone who is confident and fearless. It may, with the right boss earn you some brownie points a la good commendation and better prospects for promotions.

Vent your woes to willing ears!
Can't handle the stress anymore? Then go ahead and vent your woes about your unfortunate situation with your colleagues, friends, and family - well practically anyone who is willing to lend you a patient ear. As any amateur psychologist would say, bottling up your feelings will only end up stressing you out. While talking out will relieve you of tension and give you solace that you are not the only one afflicted with a bad sore-of a boss.

Cautionary advice:
Have these sessions outside office and very far from your boss!! Don't over do it. You may end up driving people away with your whining.

Nothing works? Get out! If you think you have given your best shot to live with that bully of a boss and he still ends up making your life a living hell? Then its time for you to pack your bags and scout for another job!

Author Bio
Mahalakshmi is a Marketing Writer for CAMO Technologies. CAMO Technologies is an IT Outsourcing solutions provider offering Global IT Staffing services, Application Development services, Software Testing services and Web Services

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Dutch Valley Food Distributors, Schlabach Branch Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Assorted Cheese Items for Potential Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination



According to a posting on the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website, Dutch Valley Food Distributors, Schlabach branch has announced that it is issuing a recall on various Cheeses and cheese containing items due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

The items subject to recall are listed below:

Item Description Size Code
Guggisberg Colby Cheese mini horn 6lbs Use By June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg Colby Jack (Marble) Cheese mini horn 6lbs Use By June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg Thunderjack Cheese mini horn 6lbs Use By June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg Pepperjack Mini Horn 6lbs Use By June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg Farmers Cheese Mini Horn 6lbs Use By June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg Colby Cheese Longhorns 15lbs Use By June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg Colby Jack (Marble) Cheese Longhorns 15lbs Use By June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg Colby Cheese 12/1lb Julian Codes 16245 through 17025
Guggisberg Colby Jack (Marble) Cheese 12/1lb Julian Codes 16245 through 17025
Guggisberg Thunderjack Cheese 12/1lb Julian Codes 16245 through 17025
Guggisberg Pepperjack Cheese 12/1lb Julian Codes 16245 through 17025
Guggisberg Farmers Cheese 12/1lb Julian Codes 16245 through 17025
Guggisberg Colby Cheese 12/2lbs Julian Codes 16245 through 17025
Guggisberg Colby Cheese 12/1lb Julian Codes 16245 through 17025
Guggisberg Colby Jack (Marble) Cheese 12/2lbs Julian Codes 16245 through 17025
Cheese Lover’s Box   All purchased 9/1/16 – 2/15/17
Holiday Delight Box   All purchased 9/1/16 – 2/15/17
Ultimate Amish Sampler Box   All purchased 9/1/16 – 2/15/17
Custom Gift Box   All purchased 9/1/16 – 2/15/17
Holiday Crowd Pleaser Basket   All purchased 9/1/16 - 2/15/17
Country Christmas Basket   All purchased 9/1/16 - 2/15/17
Taste of Goodness Basket   All purchased 9/1/16 - 2/15/17

The recalled items were distributed to the following states:

  • AR
  • FL
  • GA
  • IA
  • IN
  • KS
  • KY
  • MD
  • MN
  • MO
  • NC
  • NE
  • NY
  • OH
  • PA
  • SC
  • TN
  • VA
  • VT
  • WI
  • WV

The company said that all Items packaged and sold within the parameters mentioned are subject to this recall, including items sold on their website, 

According to the company, on February 15, they were notified by their supplier, Deutsch Kase Haus, that various cheese product they received may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Listeria monocytogenes is a potentially lethal foodborne bacteria which can cause serious or life-threatening illness in the elderly, frail persons, people with weakened immune systems and young children. The bacteria can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Healthy people who become infected with listeria may experience the following symptoms:

  • severe headache
  • stiffness
  • nausea
  • abdominal pain
  • diarrhea

The company said the recall is being conducted with the full knowledge of the FDA and that no illnesses or issues have been reported to date regarding consumption of this product.

"Retailers are advised to remove this product from store shelves based on the listed codes. Consumers who have purchased these products are asked to destroy them or to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund." the company posted on the FDA's website.

Consumers with questions regarding the product listed can call Dutch Valley Foods at 1-800-733 4191 and speak with customer service, Monday through Friday 8am – 5pm EST.


But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. "Do not fear what they fear ; do not be frightened." 1 Peter 3:14

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Cooking Tip-How to Braise Meat

Cooking Tip-How to Braise Meat

Submitted by: Stan Plytynski

If you want to enjoy a gourmet meal using inexpensive cuts of meat then you’ll want to learn how to “braise”. Braising means browning the meat oil and/or butter then slowly cooking in a covered roasting pan. The meat is covered in a liquid which usually includes some combination of water, broth and red or white wine. Cooking time can take from one to several hours as this method is used to tenderize and intensify the flavors in the meat and accompanying vegetables. Despite the time frame, most recipes are usually fairly simple and don’t require any advanced skills.

Follow these basic steps and you and your family or friends will thoroughly enjoy the results.

Step 1-Choose your favorite cut of meat. Lamb, beef, veal or pork shanks are very common in these recipes. Beef shoulder roast, chuck roast or brisket are also good choices. These cuts are usually tougher with higher levels of collagen. Collagen, when cooked at low temperatures for an extended time creates a gelatin which helps the tenderizing process. You can use chicken but it should not be skinless and bone should be in. Legs and thighs work best. The real secret is in the slow cooking.

Step 2-Brown the meat in some type of fat…olive oil, butter or some combination suggested in the particular recipe. The browning process is intended to add color and flavor enhancement. Frequently, the recipe may call for rolling the meat in flour seasoned with salt and fresh ground pepper. Again….a flavor enhancement. The browning process is done in a Dutch oven or large heavy pot with a lid. The browning step may take 10 -20 minutes to cover all sides of the meat. It only cooks the surface of the meat and the earing locks in flavor.

Some tips….the meat should be patted dry and free of moisture or it will “steam” more than brown…don’t crowd the meat so any moisture can escape. Size of the portions, if not whole, should be the roughly the same for even cooking.

Step 3-Add liquids. As I mentioned earlier, depending on the type of meat and recipe, you can use wine, water, stock/broth...usually a combination of these liquids. At this point you will usually add onions, garlic, spices, vegetables and any other flavoring you may like. Some cooks/recipes say don’t cover the meat & vegetables entirely. I have covered with liquid and the results are very good.

Step 4-Cover the Dutch oven or pan. You can cook over a stove top or in the oven. I prefer the oven as it provides more even cooking on all sides and results in the best flavor and tenderizing. Follow the recipe for the correct oven temperature. Remember it will always be low….300-325* or less.

Here are some typical cooking times...

Lamb shanks….4-6 each a pound…2 ½ hours

Veal shanks….4-6 each a pound…2-2 ½ hours

Shoulder roast…3-4 pounds…roughly an hour per pound

Chicken (remember bone in/skin on)….1-1 ½ hours

Give ‘braising” a try….you don’t have to be a gourmet cook to enjoy a wonderful meal!

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