Aronia Plants Health Perspectives for Diabetes, Cardiovascular and Anti-Cancer Properties

Introduction
Aronia black berries are used mainly for healthy juice, jam, and wine production, as well as an ornamental plant. Modern pharmacological research presents aronia black berry melanocarpa as a plant with numerous health-promoting activities. Biological activities of anthocyanin-rich chokeberry fruit extracts include anti oxidative, anti mutagenic, cardio-protective, anti-diabetic and anti hyperglycemic, among others. Initially used by Native Americans for treatment of colds, the plant became more popular after it had been introduced to Russia and Eastern European black health  countries as a crop plant in the early 20th century. Traditional use of the black chokeberry as an antihypertensive drug in Russian herbal medicine was supported by modern pharmacological research. Because of their health promoting effects, aronia black berry extracts may constitute a valuable dietary supplement for people with risk factors of cardiovascular diseases or metabolic syndrome. Moreover, regular consumption of black chokeberry products, considering their high antioxidant and anti mutagenic potential, may exert some long-term effects such as cancer prevention. The two most popular aronia plants for fruit production are Viking and Nero.

Anti-diabetic activity
Anti-diabetic activity was established for fruit as well as for leaf extracts of aronia black berry, has been experimentally demonstrated in animals. Beside animal models, the anti diabetic activity of aronia black berry juice was demonstrated in patients with diabetes mellitus. It was shown that daily ingestion of 200 mL or 0.85 cups (1 cup = 250 ml) of sugar-free black chokeberry juice over a 3-month period resulted in substantially lower fasting blood glucose levels in patients with non-insulin-dependent diabetes compared to the control group. (Note sugar-free black chokeberry juice can be sweetened using stevia). The results indicate that supplementation of the diet with aronia juice may exert beneficial supporting effects for diabetic patients.

Oxygen radical absorbing capacity
A comparative study using the oxygen radical absorbing capacity assay showed that acetone extracts from black chokeberries exhibit stronger antioxidant activity than those obtained from blueberries (Vaccinium corymbosum) (over five times), cranberries (Vaccinium macrocarpon) (over eight times), and lingonberries (Vaccinium vitisidaea) (over four times). Other experiments, based on 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl radical scavenging ability, demonstrated that aronia black berry methanolic extracts have greater antioxidant potential than blackberry (Rubus fruticosus), red raspberry (Rubus idaeus), and strawberry (Fragaria anannassa).

Experimental results show that black chokeberry can be used not only as a coloring agent, but also as an effective antioxidant, protecting a-tocopherol and unsaturated lipids in food products. The antioxidant potential of aronia black berry has been demonstrated in vitro, as well as in numerous in vivo models, where it often combined with other pharmacological activities. Among other effects, the role of black chokeberry extracts serves in the reduction of oxidative stress.

Anticancer properties
Anticancer properties of black chokeberry extract against the HT29 cell line were confirmed, as it significantly (>60%) inhibited the growth of above-mentioned colon cancer cells at G1=G0 and G2=M phases during a 24-hour exposure.

In an in vivo experiment in rats, ingestion of chokeberry extracts resulted in significant inhibition of azoxymethane induced aberrant crypt foci (a colon cancer biomarker) formation in colonic cells, confirming the chemo-preventive potential of aronia black berry anthocyanins.

Anthocyanins from aronia black berry berries exhibit anti mutagenic activity in vitro, which can be attributed to their free radical scavenging properties, as well as inhibition of enzymes that are responsible for pro mutagen activation.

Cardioprotective activity
The broadly understood cardioprotective activity of aronia black berry can be attributed to lipid-lowering, anti aggregative, and direct vasoactive action of its anthocyaninrich extracts. It should also be mentioned that black chokeberry fruits contain significant amounts of niacin, the beneficial effects of which in cardiovascular diseases, especially in terms of lipid-lowering activity, are well-recognized. As a result, the observed effects of aronia black berry juice may be attributed to the presence of anthocyanins, as well as niacin.

Beneficial effects of aronia black berry on blood lipid concentration have been observed in hypercholesterolemic patients receiving black chokeberry anthocyanins in the form of juice or dry extracts. It was shown that regular (>6 weeks) drinking of Aronia juice significantly lowered TC, LDL-chol, and TG blood levels and increased the HDL-chol concentration in patients with mild hypercholesterolemia and without pharmacological treatment. In another study, 2-month supplementation of the diet with Aronia extracts resulted in significantly lowered TC, LDL-chol, TG, and endothelin-1 levels in patients with metabolic syndrome

It has been shown that black chokeberry extracts significantly influenced human platelet functions in vitro. Platelet superoxide production was substantially increased in patients with cardiovascular risk factors (hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, smoking, and diabetes); treatment of platelets with aronia black berry extract caused a significant decrease in superoxide level in patients with cardiovascular risk, whereas no effect was observed in the case of the control group. Supplementing the diet with aronia black berry anthocyanins for 30 days caused noticeable improvement of oxidative status in blood cells of patients with hypercholesterolemia. Black chokeberry extracts also significantly reduced oxidative stress, manifested by increased levels of auto antibodies to oxidized low-density lipoproteins, in individuals with other metabolic problems

Anti-ulcerative activity
Anti-ulcerative activity of aronia black berry anthocyanin fractions was established in vivo studies in rats with ethanol-induced gastric hemorrhagic damage. Like in another experiment, the observed effects can be attributed to oxidative stress reduction and free radical scavenging activity of black chokeberry anthocyanins.

Summary
At present, Aronia black berries are used mainly for healthy juice, jam, and wine production, as well as an ornamental plant. Among other substances, the berries of the aronia black berry plant contain anthocyanins and procyanidins, possessing strong antioxidative potential. Numerous health-promoting activities-namely, antioxidative, antimutagenic, anticancer, cardioprotective, hepatoprotective, gastroprotective, antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, radioprotective, and immunomodulatory-have been demonstrated for black chokeberry extracts by both in vitro and in vivo studies.

 

 

5 Ways To Improve Your Leap Vertical

One of the key components to dominating any sport or competitive physical activity is leg power. It’s been said by experts, athletes and sports enthusiasts again and again. To improve leap vertical (jump higher and more powerful than ever before) you must train using specific techniques that have been refined countlessly over the last ten years. This article includes 5 ways to improve your leap vertical using time tested training strategies. It should be noted that a program is absolutely necessary to kk-leap make concrete improvements to your leap vertical

The 5 strategies listed below will be incredibly helpful in achieving results to your leap vertical. Although in order to truly improve leap vertical and obtain the benefits of an unmatched vertical jump, you must use the aid of a professional program. The methods listed below supplement the professional program, but not the other way around. After spending 3 years (and spending too much money in trial and error) researching the best possible leap vertical program on the market, I have finally found one. It is listed at the end of this article for your convenience. I’ve done this to save you the time and aggrivation I faced when looking for just the right product that would show me immediate results.

Improve Leap Vertical – Strategy #1
Coordinate the swinging of your arms with the jump. Swinging your arms up forcefully and fast will give your leap vertical a boost. You can gain up to 15% improvement with this strategy alone if performed effectively.

Improve Leap Vertical – Strategy #2
Improve your inner abdominal strength. No, we’re not talking about doing 1000 crunches or 300 sit-ups in a row. Although that will help, those exercises target your external abdominal muscles. What we’re going for here is inner strength. To increase inner abdominal strength, suck in your stomach while taking a deep breath. Pretend your spine is sucking in your belly button from the inside. Hold this position for 20-25 seconds and release. Perform this exercise in one set with 5 repetitions. You should do this 3-4 times a week and never two days in a row. You’ll feel the lift of your internal organs within about a week. This exercise will make your midsection feel lighter and improve your core stength.

Improve Leap Vertical – Strategy #3
Visualize your jump. This idea sounds simple, but it is in fact one of the most effective ways to see immediate gains when trying to improve your leap vertical. Use a piece of tape on the backboard or wall you are measuring against. Mark each sequential jump with a piece of tape on the wall. Prior to each jump visualize your hand hitting above the tape on the wall. Picture your body exploding into the air in one streamlined, coordinated movement. Say aloud “My legs are powerful and my body is light as a feather”. It may sound like an oversimplified solution, but will power can drive the body to do extraordinary things.

Improve Leap Vertical – Strategy #4
Building the Tibialis Anterior muscle in both legs is a sure way to gain inches and improve leap vertical. This is the muscle that resides on your shins, opposite of your calfs. You can do all the calf raises in the world, but if the Tibialis Anterior is not worked and developed, your lower leg strength will plateau. So how do you build up this muscle? The exercise I recommend is walking around on your heels without letting the ball of your foot touch the floor. Perform this exercise in 5 minute intervals until you feel the muscle burn. This exercise will not only improve jumping power, but also protect you from getting shin splints.

Improve Leap Vertical – Strategy #5
This is a trick known as Waveloading. It’s a way of tricking your nervous system. What you want to do is you load up your body with weight. You can use wrist and leg weights or hold dumb bells. Holding a medicine ball would work well also. When you load your body with this weight, your body recruits more motor units in your muscles. When you eventually drop the weight and jump on your own, the muscles in your body will overcompensate and you will jump higher and with much greater force. Try this exercise three times a week in 3 sets with Reps of 10 or 15. You’ll see measurable improvement after the first week.

These exercises will help a great deal, but to achieve your full potential you MUST have professional help. The program below is one that I recommend after researching “Improve Leap Vertical” programs for just over three years. Save money by choosing a program that has been time tested and works. This program is filled with every resource you will need to Improve Your Vertical Jump.

 

The Pursuit of Happiness, For Real? Seriously?

Happiness is a concept. Our Founding Fathers wrote that we have the right of life, liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness, NOT life, liberty, and happiness. We chase down happiness. We search for it. We want it, long for it, obsess over it, but happiness either remains out of reach, or, when it comes, its stay is brief. Perhaps it would be better to identified happiness by some other word.

Am I saying that happiness does not exist? No. Not exactly. Happiness is a word describing a pleasant state, but it is, in the end, just a word. I believe that when we use the word happiness we rarely describe a present state, but instead, happiness is something in the future happy-suger, something coming eventually, we hope. My experience with happiness is that it is the result of immersing myself so completely in a positive moment that everything else is temporarily driven from my mind.

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. ~Mahatma Gandhi

Again, happiness is a word, and perhaps, when you are immersed in a moment, and forget everything else, a better word might have been selected.

If you child almost dies and is inexplicably saved, snatched from the jaws of death at the last moment, mama is happy, but that feeling is also relief. The sudden lifting of fear is being labeled as happiness. I remember a first grader joke: “Why’d the little moron keep hitting himself in the head with a hammer? Because it felt so good when he stopped.”

The relief of pain could be described as happiness, but it seems like something else to me.

[I know little moron is a bad thing to say, but in the 1950s when I was in grade school, and the Three Stooges were the height of humor, moron seemed like an OK word, and, in truth, I didn’t know what the word meant.]

If you propose marriage and your love interest says, “YES,” that is also relief, that you were not rejected, but it also is something other than happiness. When the woman says YES the man may be imagining the fulfillment of a lot of his yearnings: regular sex, the elimination of dating stress, a helper in obtaining and establishing a home, children, and on and on it goes. At the moment the proposal is accepted all these nuptial joys are not yours, but your mind is thinking you are on the road to getting all of that marital bliss.

I am about to be married, and am of course in all the misery of a man in pursuit of happiness. ~Lord Byron

For years, in my mind, I thought that happiness could be obtained and possessed, and it would last indefinitely. The stories from my childhood promised that in the end it was indeed possible to live “happily ever after.”

Perhaps there are fleeting moments of happiness, but they are only the result of immersing yourself so completely in a moment that you choose to block out the natural progression of your thoughts. But for one to truly exist in a simple state of happiness – to just BE happy – indefinitely? That, I believe, is impossible.

To me buyer’s remorse means that you bought something, and once you had it, you realized that it is not making you as happy as you thought it was going to, and so, instead of being happy, you bought the new car, or house, or dress, or shoes, you suddenly realize you have saddled yourself with a payment that is going add pressure to your life, or that the dress makes your butt look big, or that the shoes pinch. At the moment, buyer’s remorse sets in, you may realize that you were happier when you just wanted the car, or when you were saving for the house, or shopping for the perfect dress.

My friend and former spiritual advisor, Father Jim Taylor, would remind me to count my blessings. He would urge me to go to the cancer ward and minister to the patients there, and then I would realize how blessed my life is, and then I would be happy with what I have.

I found that I do, briefly feel more content after comparing my blessed self to the less fortunate, but it isn’t happiness. No matter what I have, I want more. If I get a job, I long for a bonus, a raise, or a different job that pays more. If I have a good apartment, I start thinking about a condominium, or maybe a single family home. Once I get the home, I want a new roof, or a hot tub, and on and on I go pursuing happiness, that happiness remains, always, just beyond my reach.

Why can’t I just be happy? Nothing is ever enough. In my life there is no such thing as sufficiency. Every accomplishment is followed by a new goal.

Nothing prevents happiness like the memory of happiness. ~Andre Gide

In my life happiness is not a sentence; it is, at best, the punctuation. In my life sentence, happiness is not even all the punctuation, but just one part of the punctuation. Happiness is the semicolon of my life; being there, but not often. I am working to turn happiness into the commas of my life. [That’s pursing happiness, isn’t it?]

It is not in the pursuit of happiness that we find fulfillment, it is in the happiness of pursuit. ~Denis Waitley

What would the world be like if people were actually brimming with happiness? What if happiness was always spilling over everywhere? What if everyone was bursting with joyful happiness? Would we really want to live in a world where people were bursting right and left? I think of true happiness as being a delirious sensation of whacky joy, but can society really function if most people are zany and giggling all the time?

The Buddha warns that craving and desire bring suffering. Is the pursuit of happiness one of those cravings that will ultimately end in suffering or disappointment? Could wanting to be happy actually be the cause of unhappiness?

But do we want to live in a world where everyone is all bland, not wanting anything, just being and nothingness. As the old joke goes: “I was born with nothing and I still have most of it.”

True contentment depends not upon what we have; a tub was large enough for Diogenes, but a world was too little for Alexander. ~Charles Caleb Colton

At this time in my life, I believe that happiness is the pursuit of happiness. I am closer to happy when I am working on something that I think is going to bring me relief, or pleasure.

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. ~Dalai Lama

I’m sure you have heard of buyers remorse. To me buyer’s remorse means that you bought something, and once you had it, you realized that it is not making you as happy as you thought it was going to, and so, instead of being happy, you bought the new car, or house, or dress, or shoes, you suddenly realize you have saddled yourself with a payment that is going add pressure to your life, or that the dress makes your butt look big, or that the shoes pinch. At the moment, buyer’s remorse sets in, you may realize that you were happier when you just wanted the car, or when you were saving for the house, or shopping for the perfect dress.

My friend and former spiritual advisor, Father Jim Taylor, would remind me to count my blessings. He would urge me to go to the cancer ward and minister to the patients there, and then I would realize how blessed my life is, and then I would be happy with what I have.

I found that I do, briefly feel more content after comparing my blessed self to the less fortunate, but it isn’t happiness. No matter what I have, I want more. If I get a job, I long for a bonus, a raise, or a different job that pays more. If I have a good apartment, I start thinking about a condominium, or maybe a single family home. Once I get the home, I want a new roof, or a hot tub, and on and on I go pursuing happiness, that happiness remains, always, just beyond my reach.

Why can’t I just be happy? Nothing is ever enough. In my life there is no such thing as sufficiency. Every accomplishment is followed by a new goal.

Nothing prevents happiness like the memory of happiness. ~Andre Gide

In my life happiness is not a sentence; it is, at best, the punctuation. In my life sentence, happiness is not even all the punctuation, but just one part of the punctuation. Happiness is the semicolon of my life; being there, but not often. I am working to turn happiness into the commas of my life. [That’s pursing happiness, isn’t it?]

It is not in the pursuit of happiness that we find fulfillment, it is in the happiness of pursuit. ~Denis Waitley

What would the world be like if people were actually brimming with happiness? What if happiness was always spilling over everywhere? What if everyone was bursting with joyful happiness? Would we really want to live in a world where people were bursting right and left? I think of true happiness as being a delirious sensation of whacky joy, but can society really function if most people are zany and giggling all the time?

The Buddha warns that craving and desire bring suffering. Is the pursuit of happiness one of those cravings that will ultimately end in suffering or disappointment? Could wanting to be happy actually be the cause of unhappiness?

But do we want to live in a world where everyone is all bland, not wanting anything, just being and nothingness. As the old joke goes: “I was born with nothing and I still have most of it.”

True contentment depends not upon what we have; a tub was large enough for Diogenes, but a world was too little for Alexander. ~Charles Caleb Colton

A Guide to HR Grading System

Human resource management is one of the cardinal principles of management that ensures coherent approach towards achieving the organizational goals for an organization. Human Resource or HR is an integral and indispensable part of every organization that wishes to achieve success in its organizational goals thereby working towards its growth and development. Some of the important processes of human resource include hr grading system, workforce planning, recruitment, orientation, skill management, personnel administration, training and development, time management, payroll, employ benefit and performance appraisal to name a few.

While all the above functions form

Human resource management is one of alesco the cardinal principles of management that ensures coherent approach towards achieving the organizational goals for an organization. Human Resource or HR is an integral and indispensable part of every organization that wishes to

Human resource management is one of the cardinal principles of management that ensures coherent approach towards achieving the organizational goals for an organization. Human Resource or HR is an integral and indispensable part of every organization that wishes to

Human resource management is one of the cardinal principles of management that ensures coherent approach towards achieving the organizational goals for an organization. Human Resource or HR is an integral and indispensable part of every organization that wishes to achieve success in its organizational goals thereby working towards its growth and development. Some of the important processes of human resource include hr grading system, workforce planning, recruitment, orientation, skill management, personnel administration, training and development, time management, payroll, employ benefit and performance appraisal to name a few.

While all the above functions form the basics of human resource management but it is the hr grading system that is the guide of any organization. While inducing prospective employees, it is extremely essential for the HR management of an organization to induct the best talent that comes with quality skill and performs the desired output. This helps in the growth and development of the organization as well as that of the employees. It is the job of an in house HR to look for talented people for job opportunities and staffing needs. Once the employees are successfully inducted, the employees are given salary and incentives as a way to impart financial security.

According to the hr grading system handbook, a professional HR organization of a company or industry follows quality gradation patterns to ensure both employee satisfaction where one provides quality output.

Whether an organization is looking forward to hire talented people or planning to promote an existing candidate, numerous factors decide the hr grading system.

The human resource grading system includes:

– Experience and skills required for a particular job
– Nature and range of duties
– Decision making ability
– Responsibility towards confidentiality
– Leadership skills

All these are some of the basic concepts that help in choosing the best employee for promotion with in-house survey or external recruitments. Human resource grading system forms the backbone of any organization that wishes to find success in achieving its organizational goals. Over the past few years, HR solution has undergone a complete sea change where to ensure smooth workflow; online HR management solutions ensure smooth analysis of candidates while maintaining a pool of database that delivers the best output. All these HR management software come with easy to use templates that can be used on customized basis in an effortless way. To find the best HR software, one should watch out from the best software that is thoroughly patented and comes with due certification for quality performance.

The use of such software makes human resource grading system even easier as with the click of the mouse, one can easily organize the large database and maintain employee records. A good HR department makes sure that all the needs of an organization as well as workers are duly met thereby offering best output to achieve the organizational goal. While looking for the best HR solution, one should look for quality HR software that comes handy in smooth administration of the internal affairs of an organization. Choose the best hr grading system and hire the best talent that helps you in achieving the organizational goals.

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achieve success in its organizational goals thereby working towards its growth and development. Some of the important processes of human resource include hr grading system, workforce planning, recruitment, orientation, skill management, personnel administration, training and development, time management, payroll, employ benefit and performance appraisal to name a few.

While all the above functions form the basics of human resource management but it is the hr grading system that is the guide of any organization. While inducing prospective employees, it is extremely essential for the HR management of an organization to induct the best talent that comes with quality skill and performs the desired output. This helps in the growth and development of the organization as well as that of the employees. It is the job of an in house HR to look for talented people for job opportunities and staffing needs. Once the employees are successfully inducted, the employees are given salary and incentives as a way to impart financial security.

According to the hr grading system handbook, a professional HR organization of a company or industry follows quality gradation patterns to ensure both employee satisfaction where one provides quality output.

Whether an organization is looking forward to hire talented people or planning to promote an existing candidate, numerous factors decide the hr grading system.

The human resource grading system includes:

– Experience and skills required for a particular job
– Nature and range of duties
– Decision making ability
– Responsibility towards confidentiality
– Leadership skills

All these are some of the basic concepts that help in choosing the best employee for promotion with in-house survey or external recruitments. Human resource grading system forms the backbone of any organization that wishes to find success in achieving its organizational goals. Over the past few years, HR solution has undergone a complete sea change where to ensure smooth workflow; online HR management solutions ensure smooth analysis of candidates while maintaining a pool of database that delivers the best output. All these HR management software come with easy to use templates that can be used on customized basis in an effortless way. To find the best HR software, one should watch out from the best software that is thoroughly patented and comes with due certification for quality performance.

The use of such software makes human resource grading system even easier as with the click of the mouse, one can easily organize the large database and maintain employee records. A good HR department makes sure that all the needs of an organization as well as workers are duly met thereby offering best output to achieve the organizational goal. While looking for the best HR solution, one should look for quality HR software that comes handy in smooth administration of the internal affairs of an organization. Choose the best hr grading system and hire the best talent that helps you in achieving the organizational goals.

Francisco Segura owns and operates

 

achieve success in its organizational goals thereby working towards its growth and development. Some of the important processes of human resource include hr grading system, workforce planning, recruitment, orientation, skill management, personnel administration, training and development, time management, payroll, employ benefit and performance appraisal to name a few.

While all the above functions form the basics of human resource management but it is the hr grading system that is the guide of any organization. While inducing prospective employees, it is extremely essential for the HR management of an organization to induct the best talent that comes with quality skill and performs the desired output. This helps in the growth and development of the organization as well as that of the employees. It is the job of an in house HR to look for talented people for job opportunities and staffing needs. Once the employees are successfully inducted, the employees are given salary and incentives as a way to impart financial security.

According to the hr grading system handbook, a professional HR organization of a company or industry follows quality gradation patterns to ensure both employee satisfaction where one provides quality output.

Whether an organization is looking forward to hire talented people or planning to promote an existing candidate, numerous factors decide the hr grading system.

The human resource grading system includes:

– Experience and skills required for a particular job
– Nature and range of duties
– Decision making ability
– Responsibility towards confidentiality
– Leadership skills

All these are some of the basic concepts that help in choosing the best employee for promotion with in-house survey or external recruitments. Human resource grading system forms the backbone of any organization that wishes to find success in achieving its organizational goals. Over the past few years, HR solution has undergone a complete sea change where to ensure smooth workflow; online HR management solutions ensure smooth analysis of candidates while maintaining a pool of database that delivers the best output. All these HR management software come with easy to use templates that can be used on customized basis in an effortless way. To find the best HR software, one should watch out from the best software that is thoroughly patented and comes with due certification for quality performance.

The use of such software makes human resource grading system even easier as with the click of the mouse, one can easily organize the large database and maintain employee records. A good HR department makes sure that all the needs of an organization as well as workers are duly met thereby offering best output to achieve the organizational goal. While looking for the best HR solution, one should look for quality HR software that comes handy in smooth administration of the internal affairs of an organization. Choose the best hr grading system and hire the best talent that helps you in achieving the organizational goals.

Francisco Segura owns and operates

 

the basics of human resource management but it is the hr grading system that is the guide of any organization. While inducing prospective employees, it is extremely essential for the HR management of an organization to induct the best talent that comes with quality skill and performs the desired output. This helps in the growth and development of the organization as well as that of the employees. It is the job of an in house HR to look for talented people for job opportunities and staffing needs. Once the employees are successfully inducted, the employees are given salary and incentives as a way to impart financial security.

According to the hr grading system handbook, a professional HR organization of a company or industry follows quality gradation patterns to ensure both employee satisfaction where one provides quality output.

Whether an organization is looking forward to hire talented people or planning to promote an existing candidate, numerous factors decide the hr grading system.

The human resource grading system includes:

– Experience and skills required for a particular job
– Nature and range of duties
– Decision making ability
– Responsibility towards confidentiality
– Leadership skills

All these are some of the basic concepts that help in choosing the best employee for promotion with in-house survey or external recruitments. Human resource grading system forms the backbone of any organization that wishes to find success in achieving its organizational goals. Over the past few years, HR solution has undergone a complete sea change where to ensure smooth workflow; online HR management solutions ensure smooth analysis of candidates while maintaining a pool of database that delivers the best output. All these HR management software come with easy to use templates that can be used on customized basis in an effortless way. To find the best HR software, one should watch out from the best software that is thoroughly patented and comes with due certification for quality performance.

The use of such software makes human resource grading system even easier as with the click of the mouse, one can easily organize the large database and maintain employee records. A good HR department makes sure that all the needs of an organization as well as workers are duly met thereby offering best output to achieve the organizational goal. While looking for the best HR solution, one should look for quality HR software that comes handy in smooth administration of the internal affairs of an organization. Choose the best hr grading system and hire the best talent that helps you in achieving the organizational goals.

Francisco Segura owns and operates

 

Setback Or a Blessing in Disguise?

There is a famous old saying that “what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger”. Is it true though? And do our setbacks, be it relationships, health, career, financial and many others, actually build our strength and resolve to eventually succeed in life?

My belief is that this statement holds a lot of truth, and that our setbacks in life, or more to the point, how we use them to grow in character, are ultimately what benefit us in the long-term. Although, in saying this it may not be quite as easy as a simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer. Because there are some challenges or setbacks in life that may not kill us, but may not make us any stronger than we were before the onset of the setback. Examples that come to mind may include things like mental and physical illnesses caused anything from injuries to substance abuse.

However, if we choose to    kishin-fukuoka   look at the meaning of ‘stronger’ and interpret it to include aspects such as being wiser, worldly, more at peace with ourselves and others, and being able to contribute more to those we love and care about, then this famous saying can take on a much more empowering meaning and can often be seen as a blessing in disguise!

I feel that life’s setbacks teach us many things about ourselves, how we view the world, and how capable we are of making the most of it. When life is going smooth according to our goals and expectations, we often take it for granted and do not realise the true depths of our character, as Helen Keller describes below, and while there is certainly nothing wrong with a life without challenges, it also means that we may miss out on some vital learning opportunities to grow.

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”
Helen Keller (1880-1968) American writer and social activist.

One of the beauties of going through setbacks, as hard as they may seem, is that they teach us to re-evaluate what is important in life and to actually seek aspects of our life that are actually going well which we may have previously overlooked. The word GRATITUDE comes to mind here.

The good news is that it can be very exciting to look at the aspects of our lives that are going well and by focusing on these, we can have an immediate sense of peace and appreciation, even for a short space of time, with a change of thought. Now imagine what peace and appreciation we could generate if we practiced this more often? It may be difficult, but just as we train the body for physical wellbeing, we can definitely train the mind for mental wellbeing too.

I acknowledge that it can be hard to simply switch your focus. Sometimes the stresses of life and anxiety of the future can be debilitating. That is why I think that exposure to either challenges, or others with challenges, can be indeed humbling and help us focus on what we DO HAVE, rather than what we don’t.

A friend of mine recently was feeling down at the fact that he was turning 30 years old but had not yet achieved all his goals he had set for himself, which were to set up a business, earn a six figure salary and own his own house with an investment on the side. Interestingly, as we talked about this it became clear that while he did not have all of those things, he had a beautiful and supportive fiancée on his side, he had great health, had travelled the world, socialised and made many friends, and still had a good job with a good income.

We discussed whether he could have had the time, money or energy for such a fulfilling lifestyle had he focused on those goals he had originally set for himself, and who knows? Perhaps not. A change of focus was all that was needed to see the other side of what had originally seemed like an unsuccessful life, to a fulfilling one.

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”
Dr. Wayne Dyer (1940-) American self-help author and motivational speaker.

In my own relatively short life, I have experienced some setbacks. Only three years ago I was given a health diagnosis that now and then sends shockwaves through my mind and body. It still is a challenge at times, but I believe it is also a blessing in disguise because it shifted my focus away from what I thought was so important at the time, to the very simple things that I took for granted that I no longer do! And the result? Less interest in seeking things outside of me for fulfilment, but instead looking inward to find more inner peace and happiness, and tapping into new skills and passions that I never thought I had before.

I would not dare preach to the world on how to make light of serious health challenges that for so many people cause pain and suffering. This is not the focus of the article. But I would simply like to ask the question of whether in some small way, are we able to recognise the changes that such setbacks may have brought us to focus on the little things in life that we may have taken for granted earlier? Our families, our friends, our freedom, our ability to read this article with our eyes?

Sometimes I feel that the answer to a fulfilling life is such a paradox. On one hand it may seem so challenging and frustrating that we feel the need to ‘study’ the art of happiness and seek guidance through many self help books and teachers. But on the other hand, is the answer much simpler and a lot closer to home? I mean, if our goal is to be happy each and every day, keeping in mind that happiness is so often just a thought away or a change in focus and that this can only come from within ourselves, is it really that difficult?

I don’t believe it is. And while life throws us challenges that make it difficult to focus on the positives and make light of difficult situations, maybe just the knowledge that there are some (even if a few) aspects of life that do make us happy at times, this alone gives us some light to guide us to the end of the tunnel.

Stay strong and embrace the challenges that help us grow…

About the Author:

Kishin Thadani is a counsellor aiming to help people of all walks of life to address their life challenges and succeed at living according to their innermost desires.

 

Fart Remedies Without a Doctor’s Intervention

I will tell 3 Ways to Use Natural Fart Remedies. You can eliminate your Farts easily.

People take different approaches to problems, and what one person considers a measured reaction to a condition may be less welcome to another. Some people – rather unkindly dubbed “hypochondriacs” by their peers – will go to a doctor for a problem that may not be all that serious. Others will resist medical solutions even when they are clearly necessary. The issue of fart remedies is one that need not require a medical intervention – unless it is quite serious – and it is beneficial to know a few things which could help you in the future. Therefore, being aware of the non-clinical fart remedies that exist can be very useful.

1. Fart Remedies In The Supermarket

Your grocery shopping can be  f2art the most important part of the week where flatulence help is concerned. If you have been prone to problems with flatulence, then it can be very useful to consider what you have been eating, and judge what parts of your diet may have brought you to this point. In that light, knowing what foods to choose and which to avoid can be where you find the fart remedies that you need. Flatulence is a condition that can seriously infringe upon your quality of life, and anyone would agree that being able to help yourself is no bad thing.

2. Fart Remedies In Daily Life

May people are unaware of the power of massage when it comes to curing flatulence problems. However, Shiatsu and acupressure massages can be a very useful solution to problem flatulence. It has been proven time and again that there are certain pressure points in a person’s body which can prevent flatulence from developing into a serious problem. In order to stimulate these pressure points and gain the appropriate reaction, it is necessary only to find them and press on the point concerned. The correct amount of pressure for fart remedies is one which is clearly enough to be felt, but not to be painful.

3. Fart Remedies In The Gym

Many people find that vigorous exercise makes them more prone to breaking wind. This is not a sign of a medical condition, but is in fact entirely normal. The truth is that the more heavily you breathe, the more air you are likely to swallow. When you swallow air your stomach will necessarily become bloated and the natural reaction is for the body to seek to expel it via the bowel. One of the key fart remedies may be simply to control your exercise regime so that it is rigorous without being too high-impact. The less air you swallow, the less gas you will pass. Farting remedies are often about being intuitive.

General Advice

If you find that you are always flatulent after a particular dish, consider everything that is on your plate. Some people make the mistake of assuming that the main dish is always the problem, but it is entirely possible that a side dish or a combination is what really makes the difference. Fart remedies rely on clear information, and if you make a decision based on partial evidence you are likely to find it unsatisfactory. So much of the best fart remedies are within your own reach – if you recognize them.

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As every experienced rider knows, a good riding helmet can save your day, and even your life. The old fashioned velvet-covered caps may have looked charming, but they did absolutely nothing to protect against head injuries. Many novice riders avoid donning their helmet until just before mounting and that can be a major mistake since 20 percent of all horse-related injuries occur on the ground.

Falls while jumping or when a horse spooks are common. Other preventable head injuries occur when a horse throws its head against yours in gladness at your arrival, when a horse kicks or starts an altercation with another horse, and when a person is ‘bumped’ by a horse into a wall, fence, or vehicle. As large and powerful as horses are, it doesn’t take much for them to become dangerous, even when it is not their intention!

The United States Equestrian  seikatsusuidosos  Federation & Barn Regulations

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is the governing body that determines the dress and other requirements for hunter, jumper, hunt seat equitation, dressage, and other equine competitions. Currently, all riders must wear an ASTM/SEI certified helmet when competing in hunt seat equitation, hunter, jumper, hunter hack, and any other classes that involve jumping. All riders under the age of 18 must wear am ASTM/SEI approved helmet in any hunt seat discipline. While not always required, helmets are permitted as optional headgear at all sanctioned horse shows.

Cross-country riders are required to wear approved helmets and safety vests, due to the rugged nature of their sport. Nearly all sanctioned endurance-riding events require an approved helmet. Riding helmets are now even worn in some dressage classes. Although this is not required, it is certainly safer. Most barns require the use of an approved helmet whenever a person rides a horse, both for safety and insurance reasons.

Certified Safe

For a helmet to become ASTM/SEI certified, it must pass rigorous tests designed by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and conducted by the Safety Equipment Institute (SEI). Approved helmets exhibit an ASTM F-1163-04/SEI certification sticker.

Approved helmets are made from a hard plastic or rosin shell and offer substantial padding on the inside and an attached, adjustable harness to provide a secure, safe, and comfortable fit. Many helmets today feature a sun visor and ventilation strips. Moisture-wicking materials make these helmets far more comfortable. For anyone who intends to ride horses, an ASTM/SEI approved helmet is a necessity.

Finding The Right Fit

Sizing a helmet is simply a matter of measuring the circumference of the widest part of your head, at the forehead level. Sizing charts are available online, using metric and standard measurements, to provide riders with a well-fitting riding helmet. Of course, a riding helmet must fit properly to be effective. Too loose, and it can cause more harm than it will prevent. Too tight and, well, that one’s pretty obvious!

Choosing The Right Style

The style of helmet selected depends largely upon the style of riding being done. If the more rugged and risky forms of riding are to be pursued, a heavier duty, better protecting helmet is called for. In the show ring, style must be combined with function to maintain the required image of form and elegance. Whichever direction you intend to go with your riding activities, the crucial point is to wear a properly fitting, ASTM/SEI approved helmet whenever you are working around horses. Bicycle helmets simply will not provide adequate protection.

Fun And Fashion

Horseback riding isn’t just about skill. It’s also about looking good. English riding, in particular, features a sleek, elegant appearance, whereas cross-country riders enjoy adding a little color to their ensemble with a matching helmet cover to go with their riding shirt, and sometimes they even have boots to match! Some new helmet cover product lines offer colorful, removable strips that can be used to decorate the ventilation strip of a helmet while still allowing the much-needed ventilation.

A plastic helmet cover can also protect your helmet from dust, mud, and rain. Each riding event will have many of its own rules and regulations regarding your riding helmet and helmet cover. Be sure to read the rules carefully to avoid becoming disqualified for something as simple as the wrong color helmet.

Riders can look and feel good while staying safe with the careful selection of a certified riding helmet and a few fun helmet covers, just because you can!

Anne Coyle is a writer for The Equestrian Corner. They provide everything riders need to select the very best riding helmet and helmet cover for style, safety, and comfort.

We’ve Got Premium Tips For Your Cooking Needs

 

A large variety of cooking approaches can contribute to a positive interaction with food. Some are easy to pick up, while others require study and practice. In this article you will find some simple and fast tips to generally improve your cooking, no matter what you current skill level.

Understand that the smaller the item, the higher temperature that you are going to need to cook at. This will help to maximize the way that your food tastes during the meal. Cook your smaller foods at very high temperatures and larger foods at lower temperatures for the best results.

When deep frying foods, hold the food below the oil with the tongs for a few seconds. Holding the food under the oil for around five seconds will create a useful seal around the food. This seal will work to prevent it from sticking to the bottom of the pan.

If you’ve forgotten to soak your beans over night, quick soak them instead. Just put the beans in a very large pot and cover with water. Bring this to a boil, then lower heat and simmer for about two hours. This method is just as effective as an over night soak and can save you time.

When cooking your next large pot of spaghetti, add a drop of oil to the boiling water. This will keep the pasta from sticking together and improve the taste. Your boiling time will remain the same and there is no extra work added by using this method.

To get the best sear and the crispiest crust on everything from fish to meats to other pan fried foods, the secret is a hot pan. Getting a nice brown color on your food requires a pan that is as hot as possible before the food hits its surface. Because the exterior of the food cooks first, you get only one chance to create that perfect golden color and crispy texture, so heat your pan and oil for several minutes prior.

Make sure you are storing your spices in the right place. Many people store their spices right above their stove or near a light source. To stay fresh, put them in dry and dark spot that is cool. Humidity can also destroy spices so keep those several factors in mind.

Keep a few cut up, washed, and prepared vegetables in your freezer. This will reduce your prep time when you’re cooking a recipe. Onions and peppers are great to freeze. Just buy them fresh, wash and cut them when you have time, and store them in individual zip lock bags.

When storing items in your kitchen, you will want to make sure that they are stored in containers that are airtight and closed tightly for two reasons. While most foods will go stale having constant exposure to air, another big fear is that the product will be taken over by bugs.

Some recipes call for peeled half or quarter peaches. In most cases peeling is not easy, as the skin sticks to the fruit and doesn’t come off. The easiest way to remedy the problem is to place the peaches in boiling water for 30 seconds. After removing the fruits, place them into ice water to stop the boiling effect. Their skin will come off easily.

Have you ever had to eat a cauliflower that was more off white then actually white? It can make people turn away from this wonderful vegetable. To keep that white color in your produce, add some milk to the water when cooking. This will not change the taste, just the look.

Have you ever looked for a specific recipe only to come up short? This is why it’s a good thing to have a recipe box or book to hold all those valuable, family favorites. You can categorize them by appetizer, pasta, soups, meats, casseroles, etc. The categories are endless and should be done in a way you will easily be able to find them. You don’t want to lose Grandma’s famous chocolate chip recipe, right?

Around the holidays it may be tempting to try many new and complicated recipes, but you will save time and energy if you stick with simpler ones. This is a big help if you are cooking with children, since they can become restless with things that are too complicated.

Keep your meal, flour, and other grain products in the refrigerator or freeze them for a few days before you put them in long term storage. Believe it or not, these products have a certain amount of bug eggs in them. Freezing them or holding them in cold temperatures for a few days kills the eggs and you save money by not having to throw out bags and boxes of ruined food when they hatch.

If you are not very skilled at cooking, it is better to go with less spice than to go overboard with it. If you do not know the strengths of the spices instead of the food tasting good, it will taste over spiced.

Olive oil is any cook’s best friend. It is a very versatile ingredient and is, opposed to what many people think, not limited to just Italian cuisine. Stir fried dishes and any dish in which you would ordinarily use butter can be made better tasting and healthier when olive oil is used.

Choose cuts of meat when roasting. Large rib roasts or tenderloin can be terribly expensive. When roasting meat, consider buying a cut of meat instead. It will save you a lot of money. Legs of lamb, turkey breasts, even pork shoulder are all capable of being just as delicious while being far more affordable.

Do not treat the recipe as the bible of your dishes. You need to feel free to experiment and let yourself come out in your cooking. You should try adding things, you think may taste good together, to recipes you are trying out. Do not hold back because the item wasn’t on the list.

It is possible to over-think things in the kitchen. Meals can easily be ruined by making them too complicated. Simple recipes and techniques can yield very impressive results. If you follow the ideas here, you will have a greater understanding of not only cooking, but baking and serving in general.

Be Inspired To Take Photos With These Tips!

 

Sub par picture quality can affect your reputation as a photographer in a negative way. This article is filled with useful advice that can help you to develop your own style for photographing a variety of subjects.

Don’t try to pose your subjects for every picture. Candid, action shots are often times some of the best. You will capture a person in their natural setting, in their natural mood, and the picture will look more “real” because of it. Take lots of candid pictures and you’re sure to get a few that are great.

Play with the shutter speed on your camera to catch unique and wonderful photos. If you have the right shutter speed, you can get beautiful photos that would normally happen so fast that the human eye couldn’t process it fully. Try experimenting with shutter speed and a tripod at a stream or waterfall for some great photos.

Make sure you hold the camera correctly. Holding the camera correctly reduces the chance that an inopportune movement ruins your shot. Hold the camera with your arms close to your body and the palm of your hand under the camera to prevent the camera from falling or shaking.

If you know that you have a really important shoot the next day, make sure that you get ample rest. Yes, a lack of sleep will directly result in loss of judgment, which will hurt the quality of the shots that you take. Get at least eight hours of rest the night before a photo shoot.

Be aware that the weather will influence your pictures. You might not realize it when you take the picture, but a dark sky will give a very gloomy atmosphere to your picture. Compose your pictures accordingly and let the weather inspire you for interesting creations. You can also wait for different kind of weather before you take pictures.

Once you have spotted the subject of your picture, make sure to take your shot right away. This is especially true if your subject is a living being, such as a child or animal. Since staying in one position for a long time is hard for animals and children, you want to make sure you get the pose you want.

A good photography tip is to always be early when you’re planning on shooting a sunset or a sunrise. This will give you ample time to compose the perfect shot. You don’t want to get there and be forced to compose a lousy shot because you’re short on time.

Make use of negative space in your composition. Negative space is the area in your photos that does not contain your subject. Used correctly, large amounts of negative space can create interesting photographs. You also need to consider the effects of negative space when framing a photograph to get the best results.

When working around subjects that are moving a lot or are totally in action, you need to focus on capturing the moments by keeping your trigger down. These kinds of moments can not be recreated and there are no do-overs. Keep your eye on the areas at all times and keep shooting.

Take the time to improve the sharpness of your shots by adding a key piece of photographic equipment to your arsenal. This would be a tripod. This will hold your camera steady, unlike your hands, and will be an effective way to ensure that you take clear, sharp, shots of your subjects.

One great tip for photography is to use the flash when the sun is out. Sometimes the sun creates nasty shadows and makes the subject of the photograph not look as good as they could. By using flash, some of the shadows will be filled in and the subject will look better.

You can do your own photo editing! There are lots of different editing software programs you can use. A feature-rich editing program offers an almost limitless number of ways to modify your photographs. But make sure the software you choose is something you can easily learn!

Look through other photographer’s websites. Many times they will have the meta-data displayed so you will know what settings that they used to get the photo to turn out the way that they did. You will be able to learn a great deal about photography by looking at other’s work.

When you are looking to get tack sharp shots by using a tripod, you need to get a remote so that you can eradicate camera shake. Also, you can use the timer on the camera. Even if you don’t have a tripod, this can work great, but you’ll need a stable surface to set it the camera on.

Keep your background as simple as possible. By having a simple background, it will help to enhance your subject in the photograph. Busy backgrounds will distract the viewer’s attention. You can also blur the background with a wide aperture to focus on your subject only. Either one of these techniques will help your subject to stand out in the picture.

A great photography tip that can help you a lot is to avoid getting lens flare. Lens flare typically occurs when you try shooting in bright light. An easy way to avoid lens flare is to use a lens hood or to position your hand to block it.

When you are taking photos of something that is alive, like animals and people, you need to focus on one area so that you can easily take a photograph of them. The best area to focus on for living and breathing subjects is the eyes. Try focusing on their eyes and you will take better photos.

In photography, one important thing is knowing how to hold the camera. This is critical, especially for shots using slower shutter speeds, because you will not get the sharpest images if your camera is unstable. Make sure your arms are near your body. Support the lens with the non-dominant hand.

You can combat poor photography through research and practice. You need to research and get critiques to learn how you can get better. Try implementing this advice to help improve your photography.

Online Network Marketing Business Ideas

Network marketing has been taken to new heights in recent years with thousands of network marketers flocking to the Internet to build their businesses, instead of sticking to the old school “marketing strategies” such as the 3 feet rule, making a list of friends and family etc, etc. And it makes perfect sense as to why. The Internet is the perfect place to display your business opportunity and the perfect place for people already searching for a network marketing opportunity to find it.

We all know that the Internet is loaded with information, so it is the first place people go to research a business opportunity. If they happen to find any of your material and you give them the information that they are looking for, you have quite a good chance that those people will be, not only interested in joining with your company but joining up with YOU specifically. Especially if you have some value to offer.

So if you’re interested in taking your business online but have know idea where to start, I have compiled a list of 7 Online Network Marketing Business Ideas that you can use to get to the fastest start possible.

Online Network Marketing Business Idea # 1- Article Writing: The site that you are looking at right now, EzineArticles, is an excellent site to start off with. EzineArticles is great. It’s quick and easy (and free) to sign up and then you can get to work writing articles about your business. You can write a review about your company, explain your compensation plan, write about your products, anything you like. And Google absolutely loves EzineArticles, so you could even get your article ranked in the search engines where thousands of people can find it. You can leave the URL to your web site at the bottom of your article so if people like what you have written and want to find out more, they can go straight to your site. Of course there are other article sites out there but to me, EzineArticles is by far the best.

Online Network Marketing Business Idea # 2 – Squidoo: Similar to article writing, Squidoo lets you write a page (or lens as they call it) about what ever you like. Squidoo lenses, too, get highly ranked in search engines, which makes it a whole lot easier for people to find. If you want to know more about Squidoo, head over to Squidoo.com to check it out.

Online Network Marketing Business Idea # 3 – Social Networking: If you don’t already know (I’m sure you do), social networking sites are the “in thing” right now. Sites like MySpace, Twitter and especially Facebook have hundreds of thousands, even millions of people logging in each and everyday. I just saw on the news a couple of weeks ago that Facebook now has over 400,000,000 users. FOUR HUNDRED MILLION! That’s insane. Do you think that a nice little chunk of those people are looking for a home based business/network marketing opportunity? I certainly do! It’s a great place to let people know about your business opportunity and connect ホームページ制作 福岡  with other network marketers that you might be able to learn a thing or two from. If you don’t already have one, create a Facebook/Twitter/MySpace account TODAY and start meeting new people you can talk to about your business.

Online Network Marketing Business Idea # 4 – YouTube: Just like the social networking sites, YouTube was millions of people logging in every single day. While some people are only there to watch silly videos and what-not, there are also people searching for information. And video is a great way to let people know about your business opportunity and about you. You can speak from the heart about how you feel about your company, and if people are drawn to you because they like you or what you’re about, in many cases they will be interested in calling you to find out more information. So how do they contact you? Easy, just leave your web site URL (if you have one) and/or phone number in the description box. I think that video is the best way to project your passion about how you feel about your business opportunity and when people see that, they will want to join YOU.

Online Network Marketing Business Idea # 5 – Forums: Forums are a great place for network marketers to hang out on the Internet. You can reach out to many people and many people can reach out to you. Network marketing forums are, naturally, populated with other network marketers, often more experienced then you which makes it a great place to form new relationships and learn from other people about what they are doing to grow their businesses. Two forums I would recommend you check out are RichDad.com and WarriorForum.com but there are dozens more to take a look at. Just Google “network marketing forums” and you will find plenty.

Online Network Marketing Business Idea # 6 – PPC: Okay, if you don’t know what PPC means, it stands for Pay-Per-Click. Pay per click ads are the little adverts that you see on the right side of your screen when ever you search for something in Google (Yahoo and MSN also have PPC ads). You can create PPC ads for your business or products and as the name implies, you pay Google (or Yahoo or MSN) a certain amount of money (from a couple of cents to a couple of dollars depending on your keywords) every time someone clicks on your ad/s. PPC is the perfect form of advertising because your ad only gets shown to people that are interested in or looking at your business/products. Lets say you made an ad targeting Amway, and you choose Amway as your Keyword. Your ad will only ever show up when someone searches for Amway. It is truly targeted advertising and it’s brilliant but it does take a little mastering so that you don’t blow your advertising budget.

Online Network Marketing Business Idea # 7 – Be Consistent: The marketing strategies above are all incredible ways of marketing your business opportunity… but the key is being consistent. It’s not enough to do a little here and a little there. You have to be working hard every single day and as we all know, the amount of effort you put in is the amount that you get back. Just try one or even a few of these strategies and see what they can do for your business.

The Internet really is without a doubt the place to be when it comes to marketing your business opportunity. I understand if you’re a little lost and still don’t know where to start (we are all there at some point) but the strategies I mentioned above are all worth putting in the effort to learn if you really want to build your business to unmeasurable heights.