Life has never been an easy journey. We all have our own personal crosses to bear. Sometimes you may envy the life of another only to find out that someone wishes to live your own life too. The irony is never lost. Every day is a struggle not only to survive but to realize our fullest potential without necessarily starving ourselves or isolating ourselves from others in an attempt to shelter us from pain and failure. Other people may cheer you on to keep on going but only yourself can be your greatest cheerleader. Nobody will fight your battles but yourself. Harsh as it may seem but that is the reality of our lives. So, all of us should learn how to put our personal dramas aside and cope with life the best way we can. After all, you may not change the circumstances of your life but you can certainly change your disposition.
Choosing to see the bright side in life is a personal choice we should all make. Enough with the petty excuses because it will lead you nowhere. You reap what you sow, so do good in order to receive good karma. Your background in life should not even be an excuse as to why your life is a mess or the way it is now. Not everyone who grew up in poverty remained the way they are in their adult life because they chose to rise above the situation and do better with whatever they are given with at the time. It all boils down to your perspectives. If you can't deal with it, change the situation to how you want it to be.
The premise here is simple: learn to hustle up and stop complaining. No matter how much you complain about why things are the way they are, nothing ever changes. The situation persists unless you do something tangible and stop pitying yourself for real. As we age, we learn more in life and these lessons often teach us how to better cope with problems that we encounter. Personal growth is a must for you to be a better person and it can have a big impact to your professional life too. If you continue to live with negative thoughts running in your mind, blessings will be far in between and the struggle would be even harder. Stop playing victim and face the consequences of mistakes you’ve made in the past.
Not solely limited to yourself, personal improvement is even used by businesses now to make money. As we make our way through life and discover the essence of our being, there are certain products and services you can use to help you discover yourself and become the best person you can ever be. That’s how we can ultimately make the world a better place, and many people are lured to try these goods/services to spare themselves from the pain and hassle of having to learn all these things in a series of trials and errors that aren’t just time-consuming but may be painful too. If you can afford it, go ahead. If you can’t, then simply live life the way most people in the planet do: live in the moment.
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Since we live in a day and age where everything is almost digital and done with the use of gadgets and other tech stuff, it is inevitable for you to go online as well and conduct whatever your business is there. It is not as if you don’t like surfing the web on your own. The Internet has opened up a world of possibilities that remain to be a game-changer and continues to transform the world that we know and we enjoy every minute of our stay there. However, the online world is also full of dangers now lurking in the virtual form. It does not discriminate, whether you are a public or private entity, big or small, everyone is at risk and can easily fall prey to these online predators.
For years now, individuals, businesses, organizations, and governments have been victimized by online criminals and not only stole data and money but even identity and crippled major computer systems that affected thousands if not millions of people around the world. Despite the lingering threat of phishing, ransomware, and cybercriminals in general, there are actually ways to protect yourself from them and whatever mischief they have in mind and many people are raising awareness about this cause knowing how disastrous it is to fall prey to these vicious attackers that frequent the deepest and darkest corners of the web.
Smaller groups and organizations are more likely to get victimized by these cons because their defenses are not up to par with that of big companies and corporations, hence can be broken by these virtual culprits without a sweat at all. And when it happens, there is a big chance they won’t be able to recover at all especially for those businesses just around the corner. Fortunately, there are institutions that are taking up their A-game in helping combat cyber criminals and equipping organizations with better cybersecurity measures to fend off these nasty yet anonymous criminals.
Simple precautions like the careful use of passwords can save you from a great deal of a headache that a possible breach may bring. Password reusing is highly discouraged especially in a bigger business that employs quite a number of people or organizations run by different individuals especially if the same password is used in a separate site that you also manage which can be a double whammy on your part. And since we have already seen a number of ransomware attacks happen this year, we can only expert for more and more efficient malware to target unsuspecting individuals since these culprits now enjoy the money they got from previous exploits. The use of antivirus software also comes in handy and make sure everyone is well-trained on the topic of cybersecurity because opening that one suspiciously-looking email can cost you your business and your life.
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We all think that at this day and age everyone is able to enjoy equal right on almost everything we now enjoy. Yet gender equality still comes to mind although most of you probably think this should not be much of an issue anymore as we can see how women, in general, have managed to rise above the stereotype and show the rest of the world just what they are made of. Getting an education is perhaps the best tool women have that made them globally-competitive in the workplace and many countries support girls and women’s education today yet there are still some places where they consider it such a waste of time and money to educate young girls because they’ll just get married later in life after all.
This notion is what prevents these young girls from ever growing and reaching their full potential. This reality is especially true in third-world and impoverished nations where thousands, if not millions of girls, fail to get an education each year and miss out on a lot in life. While poverty is the root cause of the problem, there are other factors that contribute to this intellectual deprivation that all the girls out there deserve as much as boys do.
And in a country like Afghanistan that is plagued by war, political instability, and more poverty, girls do not even get a chance to learn the basic because only a very small number of young girls get a chance to attend primary school compared to the opposite sex even if it showed that girls were more consistent with their attendance rather than the boys. The truth is this country actually received lots of financial support from America after the Taliban issue has been resolved and recovery efforts were underway, which left many wondering how these funds are being managed.
This is not only a reality in countries like India and Afghanistan but in many other nations the world over. If you look at it, it is a really big problem but gradually concerned citizens and organizations are making a difference and making sure things change for the better in affected areas so that girls get the education they deserve like everyone else. All of us have a right to self-actualization but only this can be done if we are able to change the mindset of society and give everyone equal rights to learn and improve their lives on their own.
Young girls deserve better in life and shouldn’t be forced to accept whatever life throws at them because they do not know any better. By becoming literate and educated, they have a chance to uplift their lives and follow their passion in life without always being dependent on other people on most things. Education can beat poverty. That we know for sure. It might be a long shot from now but it is definitely worth taking for a brighter future for everyone, not just the world's alpha.
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We aspire to be at our best and healthiest but there are certain indulgences we can’t seem to resist. They may come in different forms and sizes and their effects on us varies too but we usually call them the same name: vices. Of course, the word vice in itself already has a negative connotation, an undying stigma it has to deal with to infinity and beyond, perhaps, because most of these bad habits have indeed messed up people’s lives and are the bane of society. You might ask why, the answer is obvious. People do a lot of crazy stuff when they are under the influence of these vices, most common of which are alcohol and illegal drug use.
While also considered a taboo and a prohibited substance for the longest time, things have definitely looked better for the unassuming weed that we know as marijuana. Since the hippie days, cannabis advocates have never ceased to show to the world the beauty of marijuana but it fell on deaf ears for the longest time. You can’t blame the public, though, as there was also a negative side to it brought by the natural high weed is known to elicit back then. Well, it has not changed now but at least we have options. You aren’t just stuck with the recreational-type that is highly addicting and gives you all the feels but there is also medical cannabis that is devoid of the negative aspects weed used to be known for but have lots of beneficial health effects that people can’t get enough of.
As a result of the growth of the medical marijuana industry, many states have pushed forth for its legalization if they haven’t done it yet by now. Along came with that is a rise in public awareness about the pros and cons of marijuana especially the benefits you can get from CBD-rich cannabis that are used in the management of various chronic health conditions. Even that of recreational cannabis use has increased as well in response to easier access to it, less strict laws, and a more permissive society. If there’s one more thing that people have noticed that was a result of the growth in the cannabis market is the decline in alcohol demand.
It might be good news for many or not depending on which of the two you prefer. It’s just that this study observed the relative correlation between alcohol consumption and marijuana use. Now that people can easily access cannabis, it has been discovered that those alcoholic beverages drinkers reduced their alcohol intake as per alcohol sales in the study’s demographic while marijuana use is becoming more popular than ever. When you think about it, alcohol is addicting while marijuana is not and the former tends to bring out the worst in you and more fatal too. If this premise deducted from the results of the study applies to the entire country, this news may be for our best interest after all.
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Living in a modern world like ours has a lot of perks, indeed. Life at home is a breeze with numerous appliances and devices that do things for us making sure our hands remain clean and dry all along and get things done almost all the time. We travel so much faster and more conveniently too now that there are all sorts of private and public transportation vehicles to take us from point A to point B with ease. However, life today also has its downsides. Modern living isn’t always as glamorous as we want to believe it to be especially once our shiny gadgets break down and leave us hanging.
Like any object that goes through normal wear and tear, modern contrivances can easily go haywire if not taken cared of properly or exposed to the harsh elements like hurricanes, tornadoes, or other natural disasters. And because most things have gone digital now, it is imperative to ensure your data stays safe all the time or risk losing it forever. Almost all of us use tech gadgets now but are you really well-versed on what to do in the face of calamities that not only threatens your devices but your life as well. Times like this you’d often think about your safety and well-being first rather than secure whatever you leave behind especially in the case of a severe flooding. If you live somewhere frequented by typhoons and is at high-risk for flooding or that sort, arm yourself with the knowledge you need to protect your data by preparing for these disasters way ahead of time.
Take precautions in your daily life and set long-term safety checks for your data before you might regret not doing so. If your home indeed gets submerged in floodwater, there is nothing you can do about it but it is still possible for you to salvage as much data as you can by keeping in mind some of the tips mentioned in the article like plugging in, drying, and using computers or hard drives that have been obviously damaged by water. Contact a computer repair expert as soon as you can for the best possible solutions to your dilemma before doing anything on your own that may backfire on you in an instant.
Protecting data is especially important for small and medium-sized businesses who have a lot to lose when their data disappears especially that they do not usually have the means to finance data recovery services after as their business continues to suffer long after the disaster has come and gone. Hence, their business will soon lead to bankruptcy and it is a reality for 60% of entrepreneurs of these industries according to statistics. Big brands may suffer as well but they often can bounce back from these unfortunate incidents since they have money to fund their recovery efforts.
Entrepreneurs should take data protection seriously because their business is nothing without the data that makes it work. Disaster preparedness is the key and you no longer have to worry about data recovery with the countless tools you can use to save your business (and source of income) safe from the elements all year round.
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Nowadays, we may all think that most things are the same especially if they look like. Apparently, we are gravely mistaken. There are some realities that remains to be harsh because they are the way they are and we can no longer change that. The public’s perception may change with the passing of time but there are certain things in this world that you can’t simply get away from or refuse to acknowledge because shortcuts are kind of popular now. Let us take writing, for example. Writing comes in many forms and can be directed to different audiences. Blogging is the most popular form today as it is the most convenient way for the public to appreciate the written text. Many bloggers even make a living from this once-hobby and is now a steady stream of income.
The problem is that blogging, while for the most part is flexible and accommodating, has many flaws. For starters, not all bloggers are required to study about blogging at school and get a degree for it unlike all journalists in the field who has to enroll in a 4-year course before they can practice their profession. The irony here is that today, more bloggers gain traction and popularity compared to conventional journalists who not only has a knack on writing but has elevated it to both a science and an art. Writing, whether we like to acknowledge it or not, is not just a flair but also has its technicalities you would only be privy of if you studied it in greater detail. Now that bloggers are gaining more worldwide recognition than more respected and notable journalists and has thus, sparked a debate on which of the two is better, perhaps.
With social media’s popularity today, even total unknowns can be viral superstars and enjoy their 15-minute of fame with the right material to capture the public’s fancy. And as such, professional journalists are somewhat worried at the impact of most popular blogs to the people since they may not always convey the right and unbiased message to the public. It is not that they undermine the research done by bloggers but maybe that’s exactly it. Doing random Google search is different from the amount and extent of research done by tried and tested journalists. They will not easily post an article without making sure all angles have been looked at and the people can get a full perspective of the issue.
You can’t blame journalists from questioning the credibility and qualifications of some renowned blogger especially if they already have a large following since they have a big impact to society. People actually read their contents and most of the time believe them too, so it is but a must to orient them to the gravity of their influence to society. They should put just as much thought into the contents they write and verify their sources before they publish anything. News travel fast these days since the explosion of the web and with smart technology taking the forefront of our lives. Browsing the web for news and ideas is as easy as striking a conversation to the person next to you. Bloggers should take their cue from journalists in writing powerful pieces that may influence the public, sway opinions, or start arguments where there should be none.
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There are many ways to save money if you are determined enough to look for practical solutions to your financial dilemmas. Even if Christmas is fast approaching, it is not an excuse to spend money like there is no tomorrow. Remember that whatever you swipe for now and in the next few days or weeks, you still have to pay for tomorrow. It’s not like your expenses will magically disappear because Santa Claus came to say hi during the holidays. It’s nice to give gifts and receive gifts in return but remember to spend only within your means. Do not try to impress other people and end up with a big stack of credit card bills come January. It’s not the right way to start the New Year.
You can be a little creative in trying to save money. Buying on sale is one thing and listing down all those people you have to give presents to can help you allocate your funds better. You won’t end up spending more for the gift of this person and much less on the other just because you forgot to include the latter on your list in the first place. Sticking to that budget is just as crucial too as you may easily lose track once you are out in the mall and end up buying more than what you intended. Hence as much as possible, try to pay with cash. It is easy to keep on swiping that card until you max it out when you do your Christmas shopping, so try to avoid that mistake as much as you can by ditching the plastic and paying with cash all the time.
If you think you’ve got your list figured out to a tee and there’s no other remedy there, try looking out of the box for other alternative money-saving tips in your daily life. Simple energy-saving measures that can reduce your monthly electrical costs or some adjustments in your usual grocery shopping are great ways to save money gradually and help cover for additional expenses incurred by your Christmas shopping. Do this as early as you can and if possible, all-year-round not only in an effort to save money but to help the environment as well. It’s the type of positive domino effect that the world needs the most now.
You don’t have to be rich in order to give the perfect presents to the people who mean a lot to you. Just being prepared for the coming holidays the soonest possible that you can is the best way you can face the coming Christmas season with the peace of mind knowing your loved ones will feel your love and affection for them through the gifts that you share without you necessarily going bankrupt and suffer financially once the New Year starts. Truly preparation is the key to be able to enjoy the holidays without suffering from the irreparable financial repercussions once the holiday is over.
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Almost everyone uses tech gadgets now. They are a staple in life and are used in just about every aspect of living. Can you imagine not having your trusted smartphone with you? You feel empty, right. It’s even enough to prompt people to go back home just to get their gadget back. And whether you are at work or school, you can’t just avoid having to use a tech gadget of sort like a computer because that is how everything works right now. If you have a business, it is even more crucial for you to transform your business and take it online because of the enormous amount of potential there is for the growth of your business.
Since you are not alone in running your shop/store and there is a likelihood you employ other people to get things going, it is likewise a must for you to ensure they are familiar and savvy in operating tech devices needed to run your shop or risk sabotaging your business without you knowing. Your employees may also be required to manage your business online like what other businesses do, so you do not just let loose individuals who know nothing about all these things especially if your business is your bread and butter in life.
Computers may be a science but at least it is not rocket science that can leave one dumbfounded. Meaning, a little common sense, and some practical knowledge is all you need to learn how to navigate from one device to the other and how to keep your business running in the virtual world. Moreover, they must know the importance of data and what they should do to keep those data protected from unintentional loss or prevent it from getting corrupted somewhere along the way.
As progress continues and takes the world in the direction of more complex and sophisticated technologies, there will likely be a breach along the way. Criminals will look for the weakest link somewhere and concentrate their attack there. Constantly telling your staff to be cautious in opening dubious-looking emails is not enough. It is especially true in the case of ransomware attacks that spread like wildfire because the person on the receiving end unintentionally corrupted the system because of their carelessness or ignorance. Entrepreneurs should not overlook and invest on these things as much as well if they want their businesses to prosper and bring in the bacon in the years to come.
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Gone were the days when things were mostly done manually by hand. Technology has made things so much simpler for us and at the same time quite complex too considering the number of gadgets and contrivances we must familiarize ourselves with over time. Now, we are not even including in the equation the amount of money we have to spend in acquiring all these so-called tech necessities (yes, they’re no longer considered as mere luxuries) that are supposed to make our lives easier and more convenient but do they really do that?
Children these days learn about technology at a young age. Most toddlers right now actually know how to navigate an iPad or any Android tablet to pass the time. Hence, it is no longer surprising to see curriculums being updated or revised entirely to ensure technology is included in just about everything because that is definitely the direction we are heading. Think about the future and you’d likely have something highly digital in your mind. That future has already started now and kids are taught everything they need to know about tech use and the web to ensure they will thrive in the future world we are carving right now.
Not only is the planet changing, the way the youth is educated changes as well to keep up with all the changes that are likewise taking place in our surroundings. Only change is constant, keep that in mind. Technology has its pros and cons but when used properly and in moderation, technology is a powerful medium whatever your industry may be. Students can optimize their learning through the help of technology, something most adults did not have the luxury of having while they were growing up.
Innovation is a big word often used when talks about tech use in education are brought up. We must learn to innovate as the world progresses. It’s supposedly a given. The concept of personalized learning has become our reality although some are still doubtful whether it is as effective as teaching done the old way. Yet we can’t revert back to the past that is devoid of tech advancements. Whether some people like it or not, technology is a major part of our lives right now and the only way for us to succeed in the future is if the youth of today can master the tools in place right now.
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Not everyone is destined for greatness but there are those a handful of individuals that defy the usual limitations faced by man and go the extra mile by achieving more in life. These people have a big impact on society and even do things that deserve them a place in history books. The Nobel Prize is a major honor bestowed to individuals with great contributions to the academe, cultural, and scientific advancements most people won’t even be able to dream of. Norwegian and Swedish institutions give this recognition to deserving people and this time around, we got our eyes on the literary winners.
As the years go by, the judges taste also change with the times. Last year’s winner was a big surprise to everyone and it’s the reason why many are curious as to this year’s winner this time around. Only the individual who has produced the most distinctive and outstanding literary work in an ideal direction will be given the honor of winning Alfred Nobel’s award for Literature. There are rumors circulating as to who this year’s winner will be but they are simply hearsay. Let’s all leave it at that.
From the very beginning, the standards set by Nobel when it comes to awarding literary works is subject to interpretation since it talks about the ideal direction. Just what the ideal direction is actually is a case-to-case basis and subject to the person’s interpretation of what is ideal for them and what is not. No wonder there have been controversial winners in the past that have raised the public’s eyebrow and questioned the very foundation of this award-giving body. Yet they continue to exist because people look up to them and are always inspired by the great works produced by individuals who get the award.
If it were you, can you imagine the honor of winning such a prestigious award that only the truly great intellectuals of their time win? There are always controversies in any award-giving body and the Nobel Prize is no exception. They have more to prove now with their choice as last year’s winner caused so much ruckus up to several months after the announcement. Moreover, literature in itself is a broad category. Meaning, an expert on various aspects of literature can emerge as the winner, so the element of surprise will always be there. We can only keep guessing but it won’t be for long as the winner will be announced momentarily and show us what a real literary genius is made of.
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