Monday, March 30, 2009

Aamir and Aarif







When will global economy improve?

The pain in economic system has just started and is still in process of spreading to many countries...Every country directly or indirectly is effected by this. The US Economy has overspent and supported world growth so far. It does not have the strength to grow for the next few years. US will be out of recession only after the accumulated public debt of 10 trillion dollars is wiped out and public assets start to raise. This will be only after 4 years. Meanwhile other countries must take the lead growth engine role. No single country can match US in scale so we need a few countries such as Brazil, Russia, India, China (called BRIC) along with Southern Africa, eastern europe and south east asia to invest massively in infrastructure This will hopefully create the momentum needed to kick start the global economy.

Aamir @ Dubai

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Indian laws

http://www.indiavisitinformation.com/indian-law/index.shtml

The Best Countries For Business, 2009

by..Jack Gage, Forbes.com
The economic downturn that's swept the globe has crushed financial markets, exploded unemployment and shaken confidence in the banking system.

The disaster isn't shared equally, though. Some countries are in a much better position than others to rebound from the current malaise by attracting entrepreneurs, investors and workers.
Who are they? Our fourth annual Best Countries for Business ranking looks at business conditions in 127 economies. Topping the list for 2009: Denmark, for a second straight year, takes the No. 1 spot. The U.S. is up two spots to No. 2, Canada is up four spots to No. 3, Singapore is up four to No. 4 and New Zealand is up seven to No. 5.

Big movers included New Zealand (No. 5, up seven spots), followed by Jordan (No. 33, up 28), Australia (No. 8, up five), United Arab Emirates (No. 46, up 28) and Malaysia (No. 25, up 13).
This is not a tally of economies with high gross domestic product growth, or low unemployment. The goal is to quantify for entrepreneurs and investors the often-qualified information about dynamic economies and what they would consider desirable conditions for business.

Personal freedoms play a big part--it's hard to start a company or find talented employees under totalitarian regimes and military juntas. So we include measures of the right to participate in free and fair elections, freedom of expression and organization.

Taking care of investors, with laws assuring recourse for minority shareholders in cases of corporate misdeeds, is also important. As a barometer for corruption, Transparency International examines the number and frequency of incidents where corporate assets are misused for personal gain.
Amid the financial turmoil this year, we added stock market performance to reflect the extent of disrepair in countries' banking systems, as well as investor confidence in a recovery. Intellectual property rights, the promotion of free trade and low inflation, combined with low taxes on income and investment, give a snapshot of the conditions for business in each.

All was not lost in a tough year for believers in low taxes, free trade and limited bureaucracy. Despite swelling budget deficits, at least 50 countries recently cut or passed plans to cut taxes on individuals and businesses, including eight of the top 10, with individuals and investors in the U.S. and Norway left in the lurch.
The United Arab Emirates, in particular, has made strides in protecting intellectual property rights through initiatives like educational seminars for thousands of students, with support from corporations like Procter & Gamble, Estée Lauder and General Motors. New Zealand improved its free-trade ranking by pursuing talks with India, Korea and Hong Kong, while securing the first (for a developed nation) free-trade deal with China late last year. Infrastructure improvements to the Jordanian stock market are improving enforcement of investment laws and compliance by broker members.

Sliding the most this year was Ireland (No. 14, down 12), which even saw plans for a Guinness mega-brewery shelved by parent Diageo as exports slowed. Uruguay (No. 66, down 22), Armenia (No. 94, down 31), Paraguay (No. 99, down 29) and Latvia (No. 45, down 13) rounded out this year's losers.
Expertise, research and published reports--from the Heritage Foundation, World Economic Forum, World Bank, Transparency International, Freedom House, Deloitte Tax, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Central Intelligence Agency--all contributed vital analyses of various socioeconomic indicators on the countries included.
Jack Gage, Forbes.com 
Tue, Mar 24 05:30 AM

We all have to taste this truth.

Came to know about Kailash' mom.. She expired 12 days back.. I went to meet him... such incidents makes you realise and rethink about death.. the realty and the end.. Nobody knows what happens after death and its the most dangerous event of life. As soon as our heart beat stops - relationships, emotions, work..everythings just ends !! and then we think - why do we do so many things in life? we cheat.. we pull down people.. we make sure to be right up..above all. But, when our day comes we leave all and go back and leave this materialistic world... sad but true.

We all have to taste this truth.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Back in mumbai

Back to Mumbai on 24th.. back to normal life, family... speed.. thrills...

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Some positive thinking GYAAN on Health!

Researchers tell us that we think 400 words per minute and speak about 125 words per minute. What those figures don't reveal is how many of those words are positive and how many are negative. All people can use the strength and power of positive words to enhance their lives. Positive words can be particularly helpful when we are trying to adopt a healthy lifestyle. Most people are not aware of the things they think and say on a continual basis.

Our thoughts and words have a powerful impact on our attitude and behaviors. The Journal of the American Dietetic Association reports that people tend to eat an average of 118 calories more per day when they are moderately depressed or anxious. If this impulsive eating continues, this amount of additional calories is enough to put on an extra 12 pounds a year!

To prevent this from taking place, you must first become aware of the words and thoughts that run through your mind every day. This means you must make a conscious effort to examine your thoughts and words. This is not an easy task! It takes concentration and determination to be cognizant of what you are thinking and saying, especially when you are not in the mood. What can you do to change the direction of your life?

There are some things that you can do on a daily basis that will make your words and thoughts more positive. The more you do these exercises, the easier it will be to make positive behaviors a permanent part of your life. Consistency and repetition will help make your lifestyle changes permanent.

1. When you wake up in the morning (and before you go to bed), write a list of 10 positive things about yourself. In the beginning, it may be difficult to complete this list. The more you do the exercise, the easier the process will get. If possible, list different positive things each time.

2. Establish a secret signal to yourself each time that you catch yourself saying or thinking something negative. Some examples could be snapping a rubber band, putting away your money or rubbing your knee. Do anything that will act as a wake-up call to stop the negative behavior.

3. Ask a trustworthy friend or relative to listen to you speak. Ask them to be honest with you whenever they hear you say something negative. Carry around a small tape recorder and tape yourself, so you can listen to what you say. Also, write down your thoughts and reread what you have written to see if you are being negative. Give yourself a reality check!

4. Learn how to breathe. Breathe from your stomach and exhale through your nose. Deep breathing helps to put energy and oxygen back into your system. When you are breathing, think positive thoughts. Create a mantra that works for you and repeat it while you are breathing. Here's one example: "I am a bountiful, beautiful person. I am healthy and full of positive energy." The more you work on establishing positive thoughts, the healthier you will become. Imagine you can control your destiny by living your life in a happy and healthy manner. Consistency and repetition will make your lifestyle changes permanent.

Inspiring Video..MUST WATCH !

Some of my fav. quotes

DavidBissonette:
When a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge than to let him keep her.

Sacha Guitry:
After marriage, husband and wife become two sides of a coin; they just can't face each other, but still they stay together.

Socrates:
By all means marry. If you get a good wife, you'll be happy. If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.

Anonymous:
Woman inspires us to great things, and prevents us from achieving them.

Dumas:
The great question... which I have not been able to answer... is, 'What does a woman want?

Sigmund Freud:
I had some words with my wife, and she had some paragraphs with me.

Anonymous 'Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays.'

Sam Kinison:
'There's a way of transferring funds that is even faster than electronic banking. It's called marriage.'

James Holt McGavran:
'I've had bad luck with both my wives. The first one left me, and the second one didn't.'

Patrick Murray:
Two secrets to keep your marriage brimming 1. Whenever you're wrong, admit it, 2. Whenever you're right, shut up.

Nash:
The most effective way to remember your wife's birthday is to forget it once...

Anonymous:
You know what I did before I married? Anything I wanted to.

Henny Youngman:
My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met.

Rodney Dangerfield:
A good wife always forgives her husband when she's wrong.

Anonymous A man inserted an 'ad' in the classifieds: 'Wife wanted'. Next day he received a hundred letters. They all said the same thing: 'You can have mine.'

Anonymous First Guy (proudly): 'My wife's an angel!' Second Guy: 'You're lucky, mine's still alive.'

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Check our MARS !!

Google.. has done something new again... do check out:
earth.google.com/mars

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Life is running short..

Life is running short.. just wish to get everythng organised.. Worst part of life.. i invested at wrng time and now my investments are not even 40% !!!!.. seems like a dumb decission.. anywys..hope.. sometime ..someday I will see my lottery works !

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Passwords: How to better manage them?


Passwords are like the common cold: they induce headaches, no one is immune, and there is no cure in sight. But they are necessary in this era of digital data, where everything from paying bills to passing notes to sharing photos is done online through user accounts that require some proof that you really are who you say you are. The need for passwords to be both easy to remember and difficult to guess poses what we all know as the password problem. "This is a horrible problem," said Bruce Schneier, chief technology officer of BT Counterpane, who has written about the situation on his own blog. "Passwords have largely outlived their usefulness." Still, despite the consensus on the need for a new way to handle online authentication, not much has changed with passwords in more than a decade.

Indeed, the issues are exactly the same as they were in 2002, when CNET News last tackled this issue. "Nothing has been able to overcome the ease of use and affordability of passwords," said Chris Wysopal, chief technology officer of security firm Veracode. "Passwords are all stored internally using the same algorithms of 10 years ago, so password crackers still work and fundamentally haven't had to change," either. "There is no other technology that is remotely as simple to use on the server side," said Paul Kocher, president of Cryptography Research. "There is a downside. While the convenience is great, our brains aren't wired to keep track of long passwords."

What has changed is the fact that millions more people are using the Internet, storing more and more sensitive data and having to remember more passwords, making the password problem exponentially worse. As a result, most people reuse the same password, which puts their other accounts at risk.

The average computer user has 6.5 passwords, each of which is shared across 4 different sites, and has about 25 accounts that require passwords, according to Microsoft research published last year (PDF). Each person types in an average of eight passwords every day, the report said.

This means we end up with a laundry list of Web sites, usernames, and passwords to remember. Many people write them down, either in a notebook on their desk or on sticky notes affixed to their computer screen. That might work at home, until an unscrupulous visitor snoops around and decides to see how easy it is to access your bank account. The practice is even less safe at work. Bruce K. Marshall, a security consultant who founded PasswordResearch.com, writes on his blog that it's OK to write down a new password on a piece of paper to keep in your wallet. But, he says, you shouldn't include the Web site or any other identifying information, and it should be destroyed within a few weeks, once it has been committed to memory.

Many security experts admit that they distinguish sites that require a strong password, such as Amazon.com or PayPal, from sites that don't, like those of The New York Times or a hobby blog. An easy-to-remember password is fine to reuse on the sites that don't host sensitive information, but unique, strong passwords should be used for each of the more sensitive sites, they say. "One of the things I do is come up with a scheme in my head to permute the password based on the site," Wysopal said. "The simplest thing to do is to tack on a couple of letters to an already strong password for every site you use." Passphrases, sequences of words, or other text --like "i hate to golf"--are harder to crack than passwords because they are longer. But they can't be used at a lot of sites because of limits on the length of the password.

Thirty to 40 characters would be optimum, while 15 characters is considered a minimum for a strong password, according to Wysopal. Mixing in uppercase and lowercase letters, and using numbers and symbols, greatly increases the strength of the password or passphrase. For example, "i hate to golf" can be improved by changing it to "1H82G@lf!" Meanwhile, using words that can be found in a dictionary, even in a foreign language, increases the chance that a password cracker could figure it out, and using pet names, initials, and other personal information is easy for someone--even a stranger with some basic information--to guess.

Chris LoVerme, a technical-operations director for a technology consulting and services firm, suggests on his blog using a math phrase, such as "Ten*10=1000!" because it won't be in a dictionary and would be hard to crack with a brute-force attack, in which a program tries to logically guess the password using every conceivable sequence. There are also basic good practices that can help people keep their passwords safe, regardless of how strong they are. People should not send their passwords over e-mail or type them into shared computers such as those at Internet cafes and airport lounges, where a keystroke logger could be surreptitiously recording everything you type, Microsoft suggests.

You can test the strength of your password at this Microsoft page. Choosing the password is only the first step; you've got to remember it. You can have the computer do that for you by setting the browsers to autofill usernames and passwords for you, but this isn't recommended for high-security passwords. You have to set this for every computer you use, and if the computer crashes, the information can be lost forever. Another option is to use a password manager, software that securely stores the passwords and respective accounts on the user's computer for handy reference.

One example is Password Safe, a free, open-source Windows utility Schneier created that protects the passwords in one spot using strong encryption. You just need to remember one password to open it up. But you have to be using the computer on which it's stored to use it. There's also Passpack, a password-saving service that recently released a Passpack Desktop that exists separate from the browser and lets people manage passwords while offline. The consumer version is free. Another option is Roboform, software that sells for about $30 that memorizes and stores usernames and passwords the first time they are used and then automatically supplies them thereafter. Then there's Agatra, a free service that securely stores passwords online so they are accessible from anywhere. Then there's LogOnce Toolbar, a free password manager plug-in for Internet Explorer that stores the information locally or on a remote server and lets you access the passwords from different computers.

Despite early optimism about graphical authentication systems, in which a user clicks on a picture rather than typing in a password, there haven't been many implementations. The reason could be partly due to the fact that they are vulnerable to shoulder surfing, as anyone walking by can see what a user is doing on the screen. Microsoft hasn't given up on graphical passwords yet. The company funded research on graphical authentication on handhelds at Newcastle University, published last year, that was found to be 1,000 times more secure than ordinary text passwords and easier to remember. In the test, users drew an image, and the software recalled the strokes and the number of times the pen was lifted. Microsoft also is doing research on something called Inkblot Authentication, which helps users select, remember, and differentiate strong passwords. Bank of America and Yahoo, which both use password authentication, are additionally using graphical systems, primarily to protect customers against phishing attacks by offering a way to prove that the site is really that of BofA or Yahoo.

Yahoo's personalized sign-in seal program lets you submit a photo or image that will appear whenever you log in to the site. With Bank of America's SiteKey system, customers choose from a set of images and look for that image to be displayed whenever they log in. However, research has found that the SiteKey system is vulnerable to a so-called "man-in-the-middle" attack. Passwords are the most common type of authentication method. They are used to prove to the system that you know something secret that the authorized person would know. The passwords (like pet names) that you shouldn't use are not to be confused with the challenge-response questions that sites ask you as an added layer of security, such as, "what was the name of your first pet?" and "what's your mother's maiden name?" There's also two-factor authentication, which combines a password with something you have, such as a smart card or a random number-generating token that offers a one-time password.

And then there is three-factor authentication, which includes biometrics-like fingerprint, voice and iris scanning, or even keystroke analysis. They are are designed to prove who you are. While fingerprint readers are in some laptops, biometrics won't be mainstream anytime soon because of implementation costs and a lack of demand for consumer applications, experts say. But tokens are gaining some traction.

Primarily delegated to the corporate world because of their cost (about $40 per user) and infrastructure needs, they are growing in appeal as computer users get increasingly frustrated and paranoid about their online activities. For instance, complaints about account hijacking and other security concerns led the makers of World of Warcraft to recently start offering an electronic token device for $6.50 as an added layer of security for fans of the online role-playing game.

A cheaper, analog version of a token is the "bingo card," a wallet-size card that has a unique grid of rows and columns with randomly generated number-and-letter combinations in each cell. After logging into a system, a user is asked to provide the data in a particular cell.

Another authentication type that is starting to get some use in limited applications is designed to show where you are based on the certificate in the cable or DSL modem someone uses to connect to the Internet. However, because it is location-based, you could only use it, for things like Web banking, from your home. "Cisco and Nortel are getting into using location as a factor of authentication," said David Miller, chief security officer for Covisint, an identity broker that oversees data access services for industry groups and government agencies.

Covisint is in talks with Comcast about implementing a location-based authentication service for its customers, he said. "We could say this ID can only be used from this authenticated point," he said. "For someone to hack into my account, they would have to break into my house." There are all sorts of centralized services that provide a single sign-on for multiple sites. Symantec's Norton Identity Client lets consumers manage different identities and passwords across the Web. With Windows Live ID service, people can log in to Microsoft and partner Web sites using one account. Other options for corporations are systems such as Symark International's PowerKeeper appliance that offer a onetime password to employees for a specific task or time period.

This not only eliminates the need for workers to remember passwords, but it could help prevent situations like that involving Lending Tree, in which employees allegedly gave customer passwords and other information to outside firms. Some authentication systems for very sensitive data and transactions can be set to call the user's cell phone or send a text message seeking a verification, according to Matt Shannahan, senior vice president at AdmitOne Security, which offers a keystroke dynamics type of behavioral biometrics authentication product. There's also authentication software that checks to see whether a computer has been compromised or has other security problems before accepting a user's login, he said. PasswordResearch's Marshall is surprised that the password problem persists while other, seemingly harder technology issues have been resolved over the years. "I thought that in my lifetime, we'd see passwords disappear because there would be more secure alternatives," he said. "But they will continue to have a role, either as a primary or secondary authenticator. People are so familiar with them."
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18+ - 11 Reasons why a toy is Better than your Girlfriend

A lot of people ask me about how to use *** toys. Some of them even ask me why you'd bother? Shuuuurely your girlfriend is better than any male *** toy, even the Rubbot (an in-development sex toy for MALES).
Clearly the masses need a little education on this subject, so, for your reading pleasure, I've assembled a short list explaining why the toy is better than your girlfriend. And yes, I'm talking about your girlfriend.
1. The Rubbot has no time for backrubs, incense sticks or pillow talk. Unlike your girlfriend, it likes to get straight down to business.
2. The Rubbot Knows it "Looks Nice"The Rubbot looks great and it knows it. First thing in the morning, or after a long weekend of partying it still looks great. It never needs reassuring.
3.The Rubbot has no Birthday: The Rubbot has no birthday, at least, we won't tell you what it is. So you won't have to remember it. Or pretend like you really give a crap.
4. The Rubbot is Cheaper than your Girlfriend: We're hoping that the Rubbot will be priced around $100. This might sound pricey, but compare that to the expensive meals and gifts that you buy your girlfriend. When you add that coke to the big-mac and fries, within 20 trips to Micky-D's with your Rubbot instead of your girlfirend, it has paid for itself.
5. You can Watch movies and Drink with the Rubbot: you watch movies while playing with your Rubbot..Having two hands free, allows you to do both. Maybe your girlfriend recommends beer and porn too? I think not.
6. The Rubbot has an Off Button: When you are done with the Rubbot, turn it off. Or, when you are not in the mood for it, simply place it in a drawer or proudly display it on your coffee table. It will stand there silent. Dutiful. Ready for your next desire, whenever that might come and whatever that might be. Just like your girlfriend?
7. The Rubbot will never Leave You or Cheat on YouThe Rubbot is as faithful as a 10 year old golden retriever. You won't come home to find your best friend nailing your Rubbot. Um, for example.
8. The Rubbot has No MotherIt's true. Invention is the mother of the Rubbot. It has no real mother or mother-in-law. Enough said.
9. The Rubbot won't Break Your HeartPlease see the comment above about my best friend.
10. You Can Own More than one RubbotThe Rubbot doesn't ever get jealous. Buy one for every day of the week! Your Rubbots won't care, and we won't either.
11.The Rubbot has no "Downtime"The "R" in Rubbot is for "Ready". It has no bad weeks. So what have u decided???.. the list can cont...
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How to Overcome Shyness?


Everyone feels shy sometimes, but being too shy can hamper many aspects of your life.Things You’ll Need:Self-esteem Books

Step 1 - Determine why you're shy in the first place. For example, are you scared of what someone might say about your physical appearance? Remember, there's an underlying reason for how you react in situations.

Step 2 - Act as if you're not shy. In private, behave as if you're oozing confidence. Hold your chin up, stick your chest out, add a swagger to your walk and speak firmly. It may seem ridiculous, but you will see results when you're out in public.

Step 3 - Practice making eye contact and smiling in your interactions with others. Strike up casual conversations with strangers about weather or current events.

Step 4 - Look your best. One way to improve self-consciousness is to always look good and limit ways you can be self-critical.

Step 5 - Lower your fear of rejection by imagining the worst possible outcome. If you approach someone, they may say "no" or they may just walk away. Absolutely everybody has been rejected at some point, but no one has to dwell on it.

Step 6 - Look and learn. Watching friends or even strangers who aren't shy is a good way to learn some tips first-hand.

Step 7 - Feel positive about yourself, don't get frustrated and have fun. Remember, the real goal is to find someone who will like you for who you are.
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18+ Materials - Tips for having SEX like a professional

Porn stars are sex professionals. It’s their business to know about pleasure and how to get it, or atleast how to seem like you’re getting it. Sure, some things should be left to the experts—like electrical work and medical exams—but when it comes to sex, we amateurs want to do it like professionals. So, for good girls who want to be naughty, here are The Top Five Tips For Screwing Like A Porn Star:
1. Be Eager Send him slutty text messages, go commando—when you’re ready for some action, take it!
2. Tell Him What You Want Don’t be shy! Be explicit. You might worry you’ll sound bossy, but it will actually be dirty talk. And what man doesn’t like that?
3. Use Your Backside Guys go crazy for the booty, so don’t be afraid to show it! Sure, from your knees to your waist, there’s cellulite and stretch marks, but he doesn’t care- only you do! If you’re already naked, you know he likes what you got and he wants all of it.
4. Accessorize Just like you add earrings, belts, and necklaces to your day look, your night look could always use some accessories. From keeping your heels on, to a leather riding crop, a girl’s gotta have that little eye grabbing something extra.
5. Take Care Of #1—Yourself Everything from your nails to your orgasm is your responsibility. If he can’t handle the job, you should finish it off.
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How Fast Does Human Hair Grow?


Human hair typically grows at a rate of around half an inch (1.25 centimeters) per month, and this rate of growth is consistent across the head. Several factors can influence both the rate and quality of hair growth, including diet, age, and general health. As a general rule, products which claim to increase the rate of hair growth are not effective, although such products can encourage the development of stronger, healthier hair.When human hair grows, it goes through three states.

The first state is the anagen phase, during which hair is actively growing, and it can last from two to six years. During this phase, cells in the hair follicle are actively dividing, pushing the hair out from the head. During the catagen phase, the rate of growth stops as the follicle grows dormant, and in the telogen phase, the hair falls out to make way for new hair growing in.As human hair grows, nutrients can help to make it stronger and sleeker. Things like gelatin, keratin, vitamin E, and various mineral supplements can improve the overall health of hair, making it glossier, thicker, and less prone to splitting.

Many people also use regular conditioners and hot oil treatments to keep their hair in good shape, especially when hair is long. However, nothing can actually speed up the rate of growth, because the growth rate is limited by cell division.

Some factors which can influence hair growth include age and medical conditions; people with thyroid problems, for example, often develop problems with their hair. Hormones associated with pregnancy can actually speed the rate of hair growth, and an assortment of other conditions may influence the condition and growth rate of human hair.

In fact, hair health can sometimes be used as an indicator for general physical health.As humans who have attempted to grow their hair out may have noticed, many people seem to have some sort of hair “set point,” beyond which their hair will not grow. After a certain point, human hair gets too old, and it becomes brittle, split, and unsightly. Some individuals are able to grow their hair out to immense lengths, especially when supplementing with vitamins, while others may find that their hair refuses to thrive much past their shoulders; in this situation, the best thing one can do is find a flattering cut for shorter hair, rather than enduring the frustration of cultivating long hair.

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Get Along With Your Boss? how !

HOW TO: Get Along With Your Boss?
At one point or another in your career, you will report to a manager, the person you fondly - or not - call boss. The relationships that you create and manage, with both your immediate boss, and other company employees, are critical for your work success and career progress. And, face it, whether you like it or not, you're in charge of your relationship with your boss. No one will ever share as much concern as you do that the quality of the relationship helps you achieve your goals. At the same time, your boss has information that you need to succeed. He can't do his job or accomplish his goals without your help.So, your manager shares a critical interdependence with you. If you don't accomplish your work, your manager will never shine for his or her overall responsibilities. You won't progress without the information, perspective, experience, and support of your manager.Despite knowing this, managers do come in every size and with all possible levels of skill and effectiveness. Some managers are just plain bad bosses; others are unaware of what you need from them. Managing up is challenging, but ultimately, worth your time. How to Develop an Effective Relationship With Your BossThese steps will help you develop a positive, ongoing, supportive relationship with your boss - a relationship that serves you well, your manager well, and, as a consequence, your organization well.

1) The first step in managing up is to develop a positive relationship with your boss. Relationships are based on trust. Do what you say you'll do. Keep timeline commitments. Never blind side your manager with surprises that you could have predicted or prevented. Keep her informed about your projects and interactions with the rest of the organization.Tell the boss when you've made an error or one of your reporting staff has made a mistake. Cover-ups don't contribute to an effective relationship. Lies or efforts to mislead always result in further stress for you as you worry about getting "caught" or somehow slipping up in the consistency of your story. Communicate daily or weekly to build the relationship.Get to know your manager as a person - she is one, after all. She shares the human experience, just as you do, with all of its joys and sorrows.

2) Recognize that success at work is not all about you; put your boss's needs at the center of your universe. Identify your boss's areas of weakness or greatest challenges and ask what you can do to help. What are your boss's biggest worries; how can your contribution mitigate these concerns? Understand your boss's goals and priorities. Place emphasis in your work to match her priorities. Think in terms of the overall success of your department and company, not just about your more narrow world at work.

3) Look for and focus on the "best" parts of your boss; just about every boss has both good points and bad. When you're negative about your boss, the tendency is to focus on his worst traits and failings. This is neither positive for your work happiness nor your prospects for success in your organization. Instead, compliment your boss on something he does well. Provide positive recognition for contributions to your success. Make your boss feel valued. Isn't this what you want from him for you?

4) Your boss is unlikely to change; she can choose to change, but the person who shows up to work every day has taken years and years of effort on her part to create. And, who your boss is has worked for her in the past and reinforced her actions and beliefs. Instead of trying to change your boss, focus instead, on trying to understand your boss's work style.Identify what she values in an employee. Does she like frequent communication, autonomous employees, requests in writing in advance of meeting, or informal conversation as you pass in the hallway. Your boss's preferences are important and the better you understand them, the better you will work with her.

5) Learning how to read your boss's moods and reactions is also a helpful approach to communicate more effectively with him. There are times when you don't want to introduce new ideas; if he is preoccupied with making this month's numbers, your idea for a six month improvement may not be timely. Problems at home or a relative in failing health affect each of your workplace behaviors and openness to an improvement discussion. Additionally, if your boss regularly reacts in the same way to similar ideas, explore what he fundamentally likes or dislikes about your proposals.

6) Learn from your boss. Although some days it may not feel like it, your boss has much to teach you. Appreciate that she was promoted because your organization found aspects of her work, actions, and/or management style worthwhile. Promotions are usually the result of effective work and successful contributions. So, ask questions to learn and listen more than you speak to develop an effective relationship with your boss.

7) Ask your boss for feedback. Let the boss play the role of coach and mentor. Remember that your boss can't read your mind. Enable him to offer you recognition for your excellent performance. Make sure he knows what you have accomplished. Create a space in your conversation for him to praise and thank you.

8) Value your boss's time. Try to schedule, at least, a weekly meeting during which you are prepared with a list of what you need and your questions. This allows him to accomplish work without regular interruption.

9) Tie your work, your requests, and your project direction to your boss's and the company's overarching goals. When making proposals to your boss, try to see the larger picture. There are many reasons why your suggestion may not be adopted: resources, time, goals, and vision. Maintain strict confidentiality.

10) In your relationship with your boss you will sometimes disagree and occasionally experience an emotional reaction. Don't hold grudges. Don't make threats about leaving. Disagreement is fine; discord is not. Get over it. You need to come to terms with the fact that your boss has more authority and power than you do. You are unlikely to always get your way.
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Stop Body Odor Naturally with Baking Soda

Millions of people suffer from embarrassing body odor. Fortunately, you don't need to spend a lot to solve the problem. Natural, 'green', cheap baking soda can solve your personal odor issue!
Instructions
Step 1 - DEODORANT, If your deodorant isn't able to stop body odor effectively for you, you don't have to buy a more expensive brand. Simply apply a slightly heavier coat of deodorant than normal. Then, apply baking soda on top of that layer, like you were applying baby powder. Be careful not to inhale baking soda. It's not toxic, but any lung contaminate can result in respiratory problems.

Step 2 - BAD BREATHTry adding baking soda to your toothpaste, or purchase a toothpaste with baking soda as an ingredient. You can also mix half a teaspoon of baking soda with your mouthwash and use it to swish and gargle.

Step 3 - HAIRYour hair traps odors and oils produced by your scalp. In fact, more body heat is released through your head than through any other part of your body. These oils not only look bad, but carry an unpleasant odor too. Try adding a touch of baking powder to your grooming routine. In the shower, after washing and conditioning, mix a small amount of baking soda (2 tbs approximately) with enough water to create a paste. Apply this paste to your hair and massage in thoroughly. Allow to sit for 3 minutes, then rinse. Your hair may feel slick even after rinsing. This is because a small amount of baking soda will cling to your hair, helping to absorb odors throughout your day.***NOTE*** If you are in a situation where showering is not an option, baking soda can be applied directly to your hair and combed through for a similar effect. Do not mix the baking soda with any water. Again, be careful not to inhale baking soda.

Step 4 - SHOESYou are probably aware that baking soda is a common additive to innersoles and other shoe inserts. However, you don't need to purchase the insert to have the same odor fighting effects.Pour enough baking soda into your shoes to coat the inner sides. Spread the baking soda on all inner sides of the shoe as though you were coating a baking pan with flour. Allow soda several hours to absorb odors. Then, turn shoe upside down over a trash bin and pat with your hand to remove excess powder. Repeat as often as you need to keep up with foot odor.

Step 5 - LAUNDRYAdding baking soda to your laundry will help stop body odor. This method works best with natural fibers like cotton, denim blue jeans, linen. WASH METHOD ~ Wash clothes as normal with regular detergent, but add 1/4 cup baking soda to the wash.DRYER METHOD ~ Wash clothes as usual. Moisten a clean washcloth, sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of baking soda. Add the washcloth to the load in your dryer. Dry as usual. ***This method works best for ongoing prevention of body odor***

Step6: BATH - There are many benefits to adding soaking in a a baking soda bath. It will help relieve skin irritation, moisten your skin, relieve itch. It will also help fight odor.Add 2 tablespoons of baking soda to a comfortably warm bath. Soak.

Step 7 - HAND ODORIf you are one of many people who find that any odor your hands come in contact with is difficult to wash away, baking soda is the answer. Baking soda is highly effective in removing unpleasant smells like onion and garlic. Simply wet your hands, apply baking soda liberally, scrub, rinse. Odor is gone.Tips & Warnings- If skin irritation develops, discontinue use of baking soda.- If you have existing skin conditions, consult your doctor before using baking soda in any of the methods described in this article.- Do not expose eyes to baking soda.- Do not inhale baking soda...
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Spy on your wife / girlfriend using their panties


Have you ever wanted to track your other half? The forget me not panties profess to help you with a secret inbuilt GPS tracking device to keep you aware if your loved one is actually at her parents.. or in the arms of your best friend. Testimonials say, 'In an act of desperation I bought these panties, and boy am I glad I did. It turns out, she was sleeping with her coworker! She was going to a hotel near her office nearly every workday. '

Unfortunately you can't buy them as these panties are a VIRAL, a hoax perpetuated by Pantyraiders who aim to destabilize the role of women int e mainstream media.. and even they were surprised at the thousands of responses they got from people clamouring to buy their pants.