Rishi Sunak: कॉलेज में अक्षता को दिल दे बैठे थे ऋषि सुनक, बेंगलुरु में की थी शादी
भारतीय मूल के ऋषि सुनक ब्रिटेन के नए प्रधानमंत्री होंगे। 42 साल के सुनक ने रविवार को कंजरवेटिव पार्टी के पीएम पद के प्रत्याशी की रेस जीत ली। वे पहले भारतवंशी के रूप में ब्रिटेन के प्रधानमंत्री पद की बागडोर संभालने वाले हैं। ऋषि का नाता भारत से है। उनके दादा-दादी पंजाब के रहने वाले थे। ऋषि की पत्नी अक्षता मूर्ति भी भारतीय हैं। अक्षता के पिता एन नारायणमूर्ति देश के बड़े उद्योगपति हैं। आईटी कंपनी इंफोसिस की स्थापना ऋषि सुनक ने ही की थी।
ऋषि की कहानी
ऋषि सुनक का जन्म 12 मई 1980 को ब्रिटेन के साउथेम्पटन में हुआ था। उनकी मां का नाम ऊषा सुनक और पिता का नाम यशवीर सुनक था। वह तीन भाई बहनों में सबसे बड़े हैं। उनके दादा-दादी पंजाब के रहने वाले थे। 1960 में वह अपने बच्चों के साथ पूर्वी अफ्रीका चले गए थे। बाद में यहीं से उनका परिवार इंग्लैंड शिफ्ट हो गया। तब से सुनक का पूरा परिवार इंग्लैंड में ही रहता है।
ऋषि ने भारत के बड़े उद्योगपतियों में शुमार इंफोसिस के संस्थापक नारायणमूर्ति की बेटी अक्षता मूर्ति से शादी की है। सुनक और अक्षता की दो बेटियां हैं। उनकी बेटियों के नाम अनुष्का सुनक और कृष्णा सुनक है।
ऋषि सुनक ने 2014 में पहली बार राजनीति में कदम रखा।
2015 में उन्होंने रिचमंड से चुनाव लड़ा और जीत हासिल की। 2017 में उन्होंने एक बार फिर जीत मिली। इसके बाद 13 फरवरी 2020 को उन्हें इंग्लैंड का वित्त मंत्री बनाया गया। इसी साल ब्रिटेन के प्रधानमंत्री बोरिस जॉनसन पर तमाम तरह के आरोप लगे तो ऋषि सुनक ने इस्तीफा दे दिया। इसके बाद लगातार जॉनसन कैबिनेट के कई मंत्रियों ने इस्तीफा दिया। इसके बाद नए प्रधानमंत्री के लिए चुनाव शुरू हुए। इसमें ऋषि सुनक मजबूत दावेदार बनकर उभरे।
हालांकि, उन्हें लिज ट्रस से मात मिली। छह सितंबर को ट्रस प्रधानमंत्री बनीं। इसके बाद उनके फैसलों की वजह देश की अर्थव्यवस्था बुरी तरह चरमरा गई। लगातार बढ़ते दबाव के बीच प्रधानमंत्री बनने के महज छह हफ्ते बाद ही ट्रस को इस्तीफा देना पड़ा। और सुनक नए नेता चुने गए।
Bhai Dooj 2022 Date: भाई दूज कब मनाएं 26 या 27 अक्तूबर? तिलक करने का शुभ मुहूर्त और महत्व
हिंदू पंचांग की गणना के अनुसार इस वर्ष कार्तिक माह के शुक्ल पक्ष की द्वितीया तिथि 26 और 27 अक्तूबर दो दिन पड़ रही है। जिसके कारण भाई दूज को लेकर मतभेद है। पंचांग के अनुसार कार्तिक शुक्ल पक्ष की द्वितीय तिथि,आज यानी 26 अक्तूबर को दोपहर 02 बजकर 43 मिनट पर शुरू हो जाएगी। फिर यह द्वितीय तिथि 27 अक्तूबर को दोपहर 12 बजकर 45 मिनट पर समाप्त हो जाएगी।
Bhai Dooj 2022 Date: रक्षाबंधन की तरह भाई-बहन के प्रेम और स्नेह का प्रतीक भाई दूज का त्योहार दीपावली के बाद मनाया जाता है। हिंदू पंचांग के अनुसार हर वर्ष कार्तिक माह के शुक्ल पक्ष की द्वितीया तिथि को भाई दूज का पर्व मनाया जाता है। भाईदूज को यम द्वितीया के नाम से जाना जाता है।
भाईदूज के त्योहार के मौके पर बहनें अपने भाईयों को तिलक लगाते हुए उनकी लंबी उम्र, अच्छी सेहत, सुख-समृद्धि और अच्छे भाग्य की कामना करती हैं। इस बार भाईदूज की तिथि को लेकर पंचांग में भेद है जिसके कारण कहीं पर 26 तो कहीं पर 27 अक्तूबर को भाई दूज का त्योहार मनाया जा रहा है। आइए जानते हैं भाई दूज पर्व की तिथि, तिलक मुहूर्त और महत्व।
भाई दूज 2022 तिथि कब से कब तक
हिंदू पंचांग की गणना के अनुसार इस वर्ष कार्तिक माह के शुक्ल पक्ष की द्वितीया तिथि 26 और 27 अक्तूबर दो दिन पड़ रही है। जिसके कारण भाई दूज को लेकर मतभेद है। पंचांग के अनुसार कार्तिक शुक्ल पक्ष की द्वितीय तिथि,आज यानी 26 अक्तूबर को दोपहर 02 बजकर 43 मिनट पर शुरू हो जाएगी। फिर यह द्वितीय तिथि 27 अक्तूबर को दोपहर 12 बजकर 45 मिनट पर समाप्त हो जाएगी।
इस तरह से दो दिन द्वितीया तिथि होने की वजह से कई ज्योतिष के जानकार भाई दूज का त्योहार दो दिन मनाने की बात कह रहे हैं। वहीं कुछ ज्योतिष उदया तिथि के आधार पर भाई दूज को 27 अक्तूबर को मान रहे हैं।
भाई दूज 26 अक्तूबर- शुभ मुहूर्त
कहीं जगहों पर भाई दूज का त्योहार 26 अक्तूबर को मनाया जा रहा है। ऐसे में कार्तिक शुक्ल पक्ष की द्वितीया तिथि के प्रारंभ होने के बाद दोपहर 03 बजकर 33 मिनट पर पूजा और भाई को तिलक लगाने का शुभ मुहूर्त है। वहीं अगर विजय मुहूर्त की बात करें तो 26 अक्तूबर को दोपहर 01 बजकर 57 मिनट से लेकर दोपहर 02 बजकर 42 मिनट रहेगा ऐसे में इसमें बहनें भाई को तिलक कर सकती हैं। वहीं जो बहनें शाम के समय भाई को तिलक लगाना चाहती हैं वे 05 बजकर 41 मिनट से लेकर 06 बजकर 07 मिनट तक गोधुलि मुहूर्त में कर सकती हैं।
भाई दूज 27 अक्तूबर-शुभ मुहूर्त
जो बहनें 27 अक्तूबर को भाई दूज का त्योहार मना रही हैं वे सुबह 11 बजकर 07 मिनट से लेकर दोपहर 12 बजकर 45 मिनट तक भाईदूज का त्योहार मना सकती है। इसके अलावा भाई को तिलक करने का शुभ मुहूर्त अभिजीत मुहूर्त में भी रहेगा। 27 अक्तूबर का अभिजीत मुहूर्त सुबह 11 बजकर 42 मिनट से लेकर दोपहर 12 बजकर 27 मिनट तक रहेगा।
भाई दूज का महत्व और तिलक विधि
धार्मिक मान्यताओं के अनुसार भाई दूज के त्योहार पर भाई अपनी बहन के घर जाकर भोजन ग्रहण करते है फिर बहनें उनको तिलक लगाती हैं। इसके अलावा धार्मिक मान्यता के अनुसार भाई दूज या यम द्वितीया के दिन भाई-बहन साथ-साथ यमुना नदी में स्नान करने का बहुत महत्व है। इस दिन भाई-बहन हाथ पकड़कर यमुना में डुबकी लगाते हैं। शास्त्रों के अनुसार ऐसा करने से यम की फांस और पापों से मुक्ति मिलती है।
बहनों की थाली में इस दिन कलावा, रौली, अक्षत, नारियल,मिठाई और दीपक होना चाहिए। इस दिन बहन के घर भोजन करने और उसे भेंट देकर खुश करने से भाई के जीवन के सभी कष्ट दूर होते हैं।
भाई दूज कथा
पौराणिक कथाओ अनुसार यमुना और यमराज दोनों ही भाई-बहन हैं। शास्त्रों के अनुसार यमुनाजी अपने भाई ‘यम’ से बड़ा स्नेह करतीं थीं, वे अपने भाई यम से बार-बार आग्रह करती कि वह उसके घर आयें और भोजन करें। चाहते हुए भी यमराज अपने काम में व्यस्त रहने के कारण बहन यमुना के घर नहीं जा पाते। बहुत समय बीत जाने पर एक दिन ‘यम’ को बहन यमुना की बहुत याद आई और उन्होंने बहन के घर जाने की ठान ली।
यम ने अपने दूतों से यमुना को ढूंढ़ने के लिए कहा, लेकिन उन्हें तलाशने में दूत सफल नहीं रहे तब यमराज स्वयं ही गोलोक गए जहाँ विश्राम घाट पर यमुना जी से भेंट हुई, भाई को देखते ही यमुना ने भावविभोर होकर उनका बड़ा स्वागत सत्कार किया तथा उन्हें अनेकों प्रकार के परम स्वादिष्ट व्यंजन भोजन में परोसे। इससे यमदेव बहुत प्रसन्न हुए और बहन से कहा-बहन ! आज तुम कोई भी मनोवांछित वर मांग लो, बहन यमुना के मन में कलयुग में जन कल्याण की चिंता हुई और उन्होंने कहा, भैया मुझे वरदान दो कि जो भाई-बहन यम द्वितीया के दिन मेरे जल में स्नान करें उन्हें यमलोक की कठोर यातनायें न सहन करनी पड़े।
Google ने एंड्रॉयड यूजर्स को दिया तोहफा, अब बिना पासवर्ड किसी भी वेबसाइट पर कर सकेंगे लॉगिन
Google ने अपने एंड्रॉयड यूजर्स और क्रोम यूजर्स के लिए नया passkey फीचर पेश किया है जिसकी मदद से यूजर्स गूगल क्रोम और एंड्रॉयड डिवाइस में पिन के अलावा बायोमेट्रिक यानी फिंगरप्रिंट या फेस आईडी से भी लॉगिन कर सकेंगे।
Google ने अपने एंड्रॉयड यूजर्स और क्रोम यूजर्स के लिए नया passkey फीचर पेश किया है जिसकी मदद से यूजर्स गूगल क्रोम और एंड्रॉयड डिवाइस में पिन के अलावा बायोमेट्रिक यानी फिंगरप्रिंट या फेस आईडी से भी लॉगिन कर सकेंगे। इसका इस्तेमाल किसी भी वेबसाइट और एप में किया जा सकेगा। उदाहरण के तौर पर समझें तो आप फेसबुक में भी फेस आईडी या फिंगरप्रिंट से लॉगिन कर सकेंगे।
इसी साल मई में माइक्रोसॉफ्ट, एपल और गूगल ने कॉमन पासवर्डलेस साइनइन की घोषणा की थी।
तीनों कंपनियों के सहयोग से “Passkeys” को वर्ल्ड वाइड वेब कंसोर्टियम (W3C) और FIDO Alliance ने तैयार किया है, हालांकि यह फीचर फिलहाल डेवलपर्स के लिए ही है, लेकिन जल्द ही इसे सभी यूजर्स के लिए जारी किया जाएगा।
पासवर्ड का यह नया तरीका गूगल पासवर्ड मैनेजर के साथ सिंक होता है तो आपको नए फोन में पासवर्ड को लेकर परेशान होने की जरूरत नहीं है। यह पासवर्ड पुराने से नए फोन में आसानी से ट्रांसफर हो सकेगा। इसके अलावा गूगल ने कहा है कि यह पासवर्ड पूरी तरह से एंड टू एंड एंक्रिप्टेड है। बता दें कि आईओएस में यह सुविधा पहले से ही है।
Essential: New Born-Baby Care like; Baby Bath Time Safety, Basic Baby Bottle Care, Caring for Your Newborn, How to Choose the Baby Diaper that Works Best for You, Choosing the Right Baby Formula, Let Your Baby Enjoy Your Touch, Soothing Music for Your Baby Storing Breast Milk, Taking Care of Your Baby’s Teeth, The Best Way to Put Your Baby to Sleep.
Baby Bath Time Safety
New mothers often feel uncomfortable giving their new babies their first bath. You can’t exactly blame them because children are just more fragile during the first few months of their lives. There have been several reported accidents while bathing the infant. Though these instances are very isolated, this experience can be traumatic for both mother and child.
When it comes to your infant, you need to keep in mind some crucial facts so that you don’t sacrifice your baby’s safety.
By paying attention to some pointers, you will be able to breathe easily because you will eliminate the risks involved during bath time. First of all, you must be there at all times. Never leave your child alone, not even for a mere few seconds. They are too young to raise their bodies, and if something gets in the way of their breathing, they won’t be able to do much about it.
When your baby first comes home, there should be no reason for you to be less careful.
Many of these accidents happened even if the parents exercised extreme care. Bath time is the time to keep your eyes and ears open and do everything to ensure their safety so that it can become a more pleasant experience for you both. You should check their environment for any hazards, and though they won’t be able to reach for anything yet, you know you won’t rest until things are safe.
When you first bring them to the tub for their first bath ever, you want to make sure to take things slow. The last thing you want is to shock them. Take this opportunity to introduce bath as a fun activity that you and your child have. This is the time to bond, and you can only do this if your child learns to enjoy it. It is important to always remember that safety comes first.
You always need to keep an eye on your baby.
No matter what the distractions are, take this time to be with them, and just them. When you put toys inside the tub, make sure that they are large enough so that they don’t choke on them. Make a circle with your thumb and index finger. If the toy can fit through the hole, then it may pose a danger. You also need to consider the water you put inside the tub. Make sure you set the temperature just right. If it’s too cold, this could startle them. If it’s too warm, they could burn. The key here is to make it just right.
You also need to keep in mind that your baby can drown in shallow water.
When picking out a tub, something with a rubberized surface could help prevent them from slipping. Nonetheless, you must hold them at all times. Rubberized or not, they could still fall. To make things even easier, make sure that their clothes and towel are within easy reach so that you don’t need to walk away from the tub just to get them dry. The bottom line is, that this time could be the most rewarding experience for you if you just practice extra care.
Basic Baby Bottle Care
You’re a pro with breast milk. You keep the baby nourished with what your body has to offer. Then, you go back to work and store your milk instead. That way, the nanny can always whip out a bottle when your little one gets hungry. Then, you notice that your child now gets sick more often. It’s still the same milk, so what are you doing wrong now? You need to take a look at what you’ve been doing. It’s the changes that put your child’s health at risk.
Could it be in the way you store the milk? If he hasn’t gotten sick before, this could be the most likely culprit. When choosing a baby bottle to store milk in, you have to consider how much the bottle can hold. Then, look at the bottle’s shelf life as well. You may have used the disposable ones too long. Consider where you can save the most money and what makes life easier for you. You make the decision only after you’ve weighed everything and put things in proper perspective.
When you buy a bottle, consider the anti-gas properties.
He will have to suck the milk out. He could swallow in the bubbles and experience gas pains after a while. Now, experts have developed designs to prevent this from happening. Look at your choices and see what they take to the most. It may be a case of trial and error, and you may have to spend a little more than usual. But his comfort is your priority here.
Then, look into how your baby drinks from the bottle. Traditionally, you should sit close to what should be an upright position when breastfeeding him. You only have to slightly lean backward to give your baby better access to his food. The less lean, the better their chances of avoiding gas. Plus, you will most likely be comfortable in this position because you can hold your child tightly and see his face better.
When you leave the house and take a trip somewhere, your milk should always be stored in plastic containers.
Glass containers may spoil milk faster. Try not to destroy the antibodies and other essential vitamins and nutrients found in your milk. Go out and see that you have more than enough choices in the store nearest you. Then, consider hygiene. Make sure that you properly wash and store the bottles after each use. If, on the other hand, you plan on freezing your milk, make sure that you write down the date when it was pumped out of your body.
When filling these containers up, don’t use the entire space. Liquids tend to expand when you freeze them. If you forget to put too much in every container, they will explode and leave a mess in your freezer. Seal them well and put the more recent ones at the back. That way, you use the ones that spoil earlier sooner. But before you put it in the fridge, cool the milk first. Don’t wait more than three months to serve it to your baby. Thaw the milk naturally and preserve all the essential vitamins.
Caring for Your Newborn
Being a brand new mom is a gift that every woman can be thankful for. The first time you hold your baby in your arms, the first time he opens his mouth, and the first everything.
You would do just about anything to shield that new angel of yours. If you can, you give them the best of everything, and this includes the things you put on their skin. Because the baby’s skin is so sensitive and fragile, you are always careful to choose what to put on them. Some chemicals make the baby’s skin break out, and that is the last thing you would want to happen.
Baby health care is therefore one of the many concerns that a new mother needs to consider.
After all, her new baby is a blessing and she would want to do everything and anything to keep her baby safe. As a mother, you need to choose what products to buy. Your priority is your newborn’s skin because this provides the foundation for healthy adult skin.
When you go to the stores and choose the right skincare line for your child, you can get confused with all the products found on the shelves.
There is a recent trend that suggests that organic skin care products are better for the child’s skin. Babies need appropriate light creams and baby lotion to keep their skin supple and soft. Of course, there is also the recurring diaper rash. Because babies require protection for wetness, diaper rashes are sometimes inevitable. Stock your cabinet with the rash cream that your doctor recommends. Always ask your physician. After all, they should know more about the latest products.
Aside from that, here are a few must-haves:
This one-piece, snap crotch article of clothing is amazing. They come in cute colors and prints. They’re versatile as well in case you quickly need to bring your child with you for an emergency errand. Just put it underneath coats and bottoms, and you’re good to go.
2. First Aid Kit.
This is probably the most important of baby basics. Put in some basic medicines, a rectal thermometer, a lubricant, some first aid cards with tips for what to do in case of an emergency, and of course, emergency numbers.
3. Diapers, of course.
Be sure to stock up. Your child may be allergic to certain kinds of diapers. Try not to panic when a rash breaks out. Instead, switch to another brand.
These are especially helpful when you like to bring your infant with you anywhere and everywhere. These are good for discreet breastfeeding as well.
5. Baby bed.
Make sure that it has side guards so that your baby is kept safe even when he moves throughout the night.
6. Car seat and stroller
. Many companies sell car seats that can also be converted into strollers once you get out of the car. Whatever your choice may be, your baby’s safety is a must once you bring him out of the house.
There are just so many things to know when you first have a baby. Don’t fret because help is available just about everywhere. Log online and check out the latest news. You’ll certainly be able to equip yourself with the know-how.
How to Choose the Baby Diaper that Works Best for You?
Expectant mothers need to stock up on diapers. Babies go through several of them in just one day. You have only two options: cloth diapers or disposable diapers. Some people prefer the former, while others the latter. There is constant debate as to which one is better.
On one hand, cloth diapers are much cheaper because they are reusable and washable. However, babies tend to get more rashes with cloth diapers because it doesn’t absorb the wetness as effectively. On the other hand, there is the disposable diaper. It absorbs wetness well and is very convenient.
You don’t need to worry about washing them because you simply throw them in the garbage bin. The disadvantage it brings is that it can be more expensive. Plus, they take years to biodegrade. For those who are environmentally conscious and aware, this may be a big thing to consider.
What do you base your choice on? No one can tell you what to do. After all, you know what’s best for your baby. What this article can do is merely present to you in bullet format the benefits.
Here are things you’ll enjoy with disposable diapers:
1. They’re very convenient. When you need to change your baby’s diaper, all you need to do is rip out the old one and slap on the new one.
2. They are available practically everywhere and can come in many different sizes and varieties.
3. They don’t leak. The cloth underneath the cotton mesh was designed for absorbency.
4. Once your baby has been potty trained, you just stop buying them. You save on space and won’t have too many extras lying around the house.
With you get yourself familiarised with the pros, it is only logical to know the cons as well:
1. You need to dispose of them away from your house or in a seal-tight container. Otherwise, your entire house could smell.
2. Disposable diapers take hundreds of years to disintegrate. If you are trying to be eco-friendly, then a disposable diaper is certainly out of the question.
3. Disposable diapers can be costly. Knowing that babies could go through hundreds, you can calculate your expenses within the first to a year to realize just how much you’ll spend.
Let’s now consider the diapers. What benefits will you enjoy? Here are a few:
1. They cost less. All you need to do is wash them once you remove them from your baby.
2. You can truly call yourself a responsible citizen with your eco-friendly ways.
With the positive comes the negative. Here are some as well:
1. They need constant washing. It could be time-consuming and inconvenient, especially if you’re a working mother.
2. They leak and are not as absorbent.
3. If you don’t plan to have another baby, you’re stuck with a lot of diapers.
If you want the best of both worlds, some online stores offer new and popular biodegradable diapers. These may be the solution for mothers who want what’s best for everybody. Just check the online world to see how you can get your hands on one of these. Otherwise, you have to choose from the points presented above.
Choosing the Right Baby Formula
There’s a lot of heated debate about which baby formula is best. While many feel that breast milk is still the ultimate form of nutrition, others also believe that babies should learn to drink baby formula. What is the best solution? While there is no doubt that mothers’ milk is very nutritious, some mothers do not lactate as much. They need the baby formula to supplement their infant’s needs.
In the year 1869, the first baby formula was invented by a man named Justus von Leibig. It was originally made out of potassium bicarbonate, wheat flour, and malt flour. These ingredients were added to cow’s milk to provide their babies with the essential vitamins and nutrients. The formula continued to evolve over the years with scientists continually researching what babies most need.
At first, mothers wrongfully believed that bottle formula was even better.
Mothers tried to wean their babies off breast milk as soon as possible. However, recent studies have countered these claims. The new findings have given rise to the original need for breastfeeding. Many parents have taken a firm stance against the formula.
The bits of evidence that support breastfeeding as the ideal choice have slowly burgeoned.
This belief has now been strongly supported by some of the most trusted experts in the healthcare industry. The World Health Organization (WHO), continually recommends that mothers nurse their infants with their very own breast milk. Studies have shown that babies are better able to fight off infections and defend themselves against allergies, diseases, and yes, even, infections. If you look at the ads on baby formulas, they always state that breastfeeding for the first six to twelve months of a baby’s life is still best.
However, because of the busy lifestyle that many women now lead, breastfeeding that long is just not possible. It’s hard to continually have to pump milk out of your body in between schedules. This may get in the way of work. Though the idea may seem silly and some people may think that you should put your baby’s needs first, their jobs can be their means to support their new life. How can you give your baby what they need when you can’t work? It’s a balancing act that most mothers have to go through.
For many new moms, opting for a baby formula often makes them feel guilty.
They feel that their newborns don’t get the nutrition that they deserve. However, these same experts also made reassurances to these concerned mothers. Baby formula is enough. After all, how many adopted babies have survived and thrived on formula alone? Countless! What is most important is that you allot time to bond with them.
Yes, breast milk has the natural ability to fight off diseases and infections. Plus, it is loaded with fats that will help your baby gain a healthy amount of weight. If you’re tight on budget, breast milk is free. But you also have to consider many other factors. The important thing is that you give them skin-on-skin contact.
The bottom line is, that your choice should be based on whatever is best for you. If you really can’t provide your baby with breast milk, just be sure to choose a high-quality formula that is rich in essential vitamins and minerals. With love and support, your baby should grow into a happy and healthy toddler no matter what your choice may be.
Let Your Baby Enjoy Your Touch
The main belief in some eastern practices is that the entire humanity is made up of shards of one whole soul. This means that man shares a portion of something much bigger than they are. What does this imply? It simply tells us that we are all connected in one way or the other. Advocates of the law of attraction say that we are connected biologically, to the world chemically, and to the universe atomically. Whatever our personal beliefs are, there is one thing that holds, and that is we all live through the power of connection.
The problem now lies in the fact that most of us suppose that we should live apart from the rest.
We may interact with other people daily, but at the end of the day, we choose to be by ourselves. While this will suffice if you are on your own, things have to change when you become a parent. You are now responsible for someone else’s life. And while your child is still unable to stand on his own two feet, you need to think about what he needs.
A child’s basic needs include food, shelter, and clothing. More than anything else, however, they also will benefit a lot from touch.
Some doctors urge mothers to give their prematurely born babies kangaroo hugs to hasten the healing. This is a hug that is different from everything else because it involves skin-to-skin contact. As they grow, the power of touch will sustain them. Even adults need hugs because it is a form of connection with another person. You are the parent and should be particularly with your little one.
Look through the books and you will see that there are studies that prove babies who grow up with the power of touch become happier and healthier individuals. You need to know the importance of human contact. A hug makes a world of difference in a person’s outlook on life. Hugs connect people beyond space and beyond time. With two arms wrapped around their tiny bodies, your relationship deepens and becomes more meaningful.
Though hugs may not be as easy to do for some people, you have to know that touch is a part of your five senses.
Touch does not only serve our cognitive needs to familiarise ourselves more with the world, it also gives you a sense of having a richer experience in life. Touch therapists swear by it, saying that it also does wonders to anyone’s health.
The importance is, that you need to know how to communicate with your baby beyond language. After all, words only go so far. Physical communication is a way to send forth a message.
With a mere embrace, you will give them the love that they so need and deserve. Stress will present even in their early years, it is then up to you to make them feel that you are always there when they cry out. The fact is, there is no better cure than a hug. Wrap your arms around them as much as you can so that you immediately establish the right connection. Try it and see for yourself just how powerful this practice is.
Soothing Music for Your Baby
It’s always difficult for parents to watch their baby cry. They would do practically anything just so their baby gets comfortable once more. Some people believe that the best way to calm a baby is through music. Playing songs is great for your child. Many parents agree with this belief. Music just has so many benefits. Some people say that when you constantly expose your little ones to classical tunes, you are increasing their level of intelligence.
Music is a great method for calming your baby down every time they fret.
When you bring your precious little angel home from the hospital, make sure you have the music set up in their room. You should be able to access it whenever you hear them cry. It is also advisable to keep a CD in your car so that you have a way to soothe them in the middle of a trip. With the soothing motion of the car and the accompanying soft music, your angel will be fast asleep in no time.
Should you get tired of playing the same old songs, you can also put some variety to the sounds by adding in the sounds of nature. Any type of white noise will help calm your baby. Because babies are unique just as adults are, there are also sounds they won’t enjoy.
For your part, you just have to know which songs help calm them. See how they react to each song or sound you play and make sure that you keep a copy at hand.
There are hundreds of choices available for you. Look online or visit your nearest music and baby stores. You will find what you need. Of course, common sense dictates that the music must be soft. Music also brings other benefits other than just calming your baby. If the music stops them from crying, you also take away some of the tension off your shoulders.
Moreover, music is an essential element in the learning and development of children.
By nature, babies are musical beings. They are fascinated by it even at such a tender age. Scientists and researchers from all over have also been able to show that music helps to lay the foundation of their years. You enhance their learning, hone their musical ability, and develop their language. You will see a big leap in the growth of your baby’s memory skills and sensory coordination.
As they grow, let them learn to love music. Sing to them and make it a part of their daily routine. As they grow, you will see that they will respond to the songs by dancing. The movement helps them learn balance, coordination, body awareness, and rhythm.
With music, you get to enjoy so many benefits. Help shape your baby’s mind and play a part in shaping your child’s intelligence. Their future is in your hands, and the one way to ensure that you give them a world of opportunity is through the use of music.
Storing Breast Milk
When you can give breast milk to your babies, you should count yourself lucky. This is probably one of the best things you can do as a mother. Enjoy this time to form a close relationship with your newborn and grab the opportunity to hold them whenever you can. As you resume your normal life after you give birth, you may notice that there may be times that you will be asked to leave your home for work.
You may not always be there when they get hungry, and while you want to take them everywhere you go, this is just not an option. How can you concentrate on your job when you constantly have to keep an eye on your little one? To be able to cope with the demands, you opt for pumping your milk and storing it. Whenever your baby cries out in hunger, your partner can just grab the milk from the fridge and feed them.
If you find yourself in situations like this, you will need to know how to store it safely. In today’s fast-paced society, it can be difficult for you to constantly find the time to breastfeed your child. When you are in a public place, this can also be highly inconvenient. When you find yourself stuck in a situation, the best option, for now, would be to use expressed breast milk. This involves mechanically squeezing milk from the breast and storing it in a bottle to be used at a later time. You can normally use a pump to squeeze the milk out, and this is especially handy when only the father or the nanny is at home watching your child.
When stored correctly, the milk can last for quite some time.
There are plastic bottles and bags available in the stores that were specially made for holding and storing this kind of nutrition. You can simply put it in the freezer or refrigerator so that you can extend its shelf life. However, keeping it in the freezer will make the milk lose some of its nutrients, antibodies, and enzymes.
This is what happens to food set aside in the same manner. But what it all comes down to is that it is still much healthier than the formula that you purchase.
To test if the milk is still fresh and safe for your child, you simply have to smell it. You should be able to store it at room temperature as well. However, its shelf life only extends to six or eight hours. Anything over that will be detrimental to your baby’s health. If you’ve followed all the rules but sometimes find that your baby does not respond to it as well as actual breastfeeding, the culprit could be the milk bottle.
Your baby could have been so used to breastfeeding that they experience some difficulty in learning to suckle from the bottle. In cases like these, you can probably introduce the bottle a few times in the first 4 weeks of their lives. That way, it won’t be such a big adjustment for them when the time calls for it.
Taking Care of Your Baby’s Teeth
Being a parent of a brand-new baby can be quite an exciting experience. Their first step, their first laugh, and their first set of teeth are all milestones in your baby’s life. Your child’s teeth, in particular, need a lot of care.
The first set total twenty and they generally appear in pairs.
The growth first appears usually when your child is around six or seven months old. The entire process may even take a year and a half to two years to complete. Of course, it depends on each child. Some may have their complete set early on while others require more time.
The first time their teeth grow, your child may experience some degree of pain.
They often become anxious and irritable, and parents need to comfort their baby often during this somewhat difficult time. It helps to make yourself more aware of the symptoms of natural teething. You need to take note of the following:
– Increase in the flow of saliva
– Swelling of the gums
– Flushed cheeks
– Fever (for some)
– Frequent thirst
You also need to observe your baby because they will frequently thrust their fingers or anything within their grasp inside their mouth. Many of these symptoms precede the appearance of the first set of teeth. You will notice in several weeks that the thin white enamel has broken through their gums. This is what people refer to as “breeding the teeth.”
So what do you do? How can you help your child cope with the pain and irritation?
First of all, you don’t need to stress yourself out too much. This is a natural process that every child must go through, and everything will be alright in the end. It helps to put your infant in a well-ventilated area. You also have to give them milk regularly so that their gums are kept moist and relaxed. Of course, you also have to know when to stop. Too much milk can be heavy on their tummies, and you only will end up with two problems instead of one.
From the instant teething begins, you need a piece of scraped licorice root or a flat ivory ring to numb the pain.
You need to gently rub the gums with your finger. When you do this, the infant usually stops crying. The problem with some is that they take the baby’s teeth for granted. They always think that there is still another set coming. However, baby teeth are important and necessary. Your child won’t be getting their first adult tooth until they reach the age of six. Early on, parents need to help children look after their teeth and inculcate good oral hygiene practices even from the beginning.
You should be concerned with tooth decay.
The good news is, that there is a new range of toothpaste with xylitol as an active ingredient. Looking after the baby’s teeth is not a challenge. The real test lies in teaching your child to develop healthy habits. Knowing how important baby teeth are, you also need to make sure that they last. Their first set teaches them how to chew their food properly. Diet, health, and nutrition: are the basic needs your child needs to grow up with.
The Best Way to Put Your Baby to Sleep
New parents are always excited about the arrival of their little bundle of joy, but once the baby arrives, they suddenly realize that life isn’t all about flowers and butterflies.
Their newborns constantly cry at night, and because they take turns taking care of the baby, they hardly get any sleep themselves.
This can especially be difficult for parents who have to work during the day. They have to find a balance so that they can be good providers as well as loving parents. Yes, they continuously experience difficulties in making their young ones sleep soundly at night. Could the baby be fighting sleep? If this is it, then you will realize that you are in the middle of a form of baby sleep disorder.
Some babies fall asleep very easily, and those mothers and fathers are lucky if their child is like that. They simply have to rub the baby’s back and sing them to sleep before they drift off into dreamland. The unfortunate others, however, may experience a tough time calming the child down at night. They constantly struggle with their sleep patterns, and this gets them stressed during the day. If you’ve got circles around the eyes, well, you’re not exactly alone.
You need to learn how to put the baby to sleep properly.
You may be failing at it for several reasons. If your baby is colicky, you need to endure this for a couple of months or so before things finally settle down. Waking up to the loud cries of your baby and stumbling around in the dark trying to find a bottle isn’t exactly anyone’s idea of fun. So how can you get a good night’s sleep?
First, you need to create good sleeping habits. The biggest mistake new parents seem to make is teaching the child bad sleeping habits. You need to set a schedule and make sure you create consistency. The change can also be difficult for the child, and because they are still unable to express themselves, all they do is cry.
Another mistake is becoming an over-doting mom.
Yes, there is such a thing! Parents need to know that they also need to teach independence at a young age. When mothers tend to carry the child too often, he or they may end up getting too used to the fact that someone is holding them at all times.
Unfortunately, there may be different solutions for different babies.
But there are several techniques you can implement early on. You can bathe your baby before you feed them. Once the baby is fed and burped, make sure that you cuddle them for a while. Then, lay down your baby as you sing them to sleep.
Establish this pattern and let your baby’s body recognize the signs of bedtime. Training your infant to go to sleep is never easy. It does require a lot of effort and patience. But as months pass by, you’ll be able to train them to sleep at night with little or no trouble. Yes, with patience and consistency, things will turn out well.
How to Deal with Stress and Cope in the 21st Century?
Introduction Stress has become a part and parcel of our lives at present. Try as we might, we cannot keep it away from us. But this stress can sap at our very innards and make our lives meaningless and quite redundant. We need to understand how to enrich our lives by keeping the stress away. Here are some ways we can do that.
1: What Is Stress?
Can stress be defined? Is it uniform all through the human race, in all people, across geographical boundaries and time?
What Is Stress? Stress is probably one of the terms that are bandied about the most in the 21st century but people know about it the least. Though almost everyone says that they are stressed out, they cannot define stress. So, what’s the definition anyway?
The Cambridge Dictionary (International Edition) defines stress as great worry caused by a difficult situation or something which causes this condition. The Oxford Dictionary defines it as pressure or worry resulting from mental or physical distress, difficult circumstances, etc. From these definitions, we can arrive at this – When there is some situation or circumstance in our lives that we find difficult to cope with, the resulting condition in our mind is known as stress.
When we are stressed, we find it very difficult to rationalize our circumstances.
In most people, it has been observed that stress can exhaust their mental potential to think. Even if there is a way out of their predicament, because of the stress, they will fail to see it. This is what makes the stressful situation worse. The problem is that when you have stress playing in your mind, the one sure way to remove it is to eliminate the circumstance that has caused it. But in many people, when stress begins to play on their minds, they are quite unable to think and so they do not understand what they must do to eliminate the cause. This worsens their stress.
In the 21st century, we find that stress has become quite commonplace. The rising competition has given rise to workplace stress. Most people carry their work home and can never come out of it, even when they are home with their families. Everyone is in high tempers, even within families, which gives rise to domestic stress. In addition, increasing costs, rising pollution, ever-growing traffic, etc. all contribute to stress in their way.
The problem is that we cannot see the solution to these situations because we are so deeply entrenched in trying to cope with the problem. This is a global situation today. Even the string-pullers of society with whom we have entrusted the power to remedy such situations are stressed out and even they cannot come up with viable answers.
Stress could very well place itself among the top 3 problems of the current century. If we do not take steps to eradicate it as soon as possible, it will consume us much before global warming and its correlation can.
The best thing is that though stress is a collective problem, we can work individually at eliminating it. Becoming stress-free is largely in our hands.
2: The Basic Rules for Coping with Stress
We can remove stress completely from our lives like so many famous people we know have done. All we need is to abide by the right principles.
The Basic Rules for Coping with Stress
Stress can be too difficult on you and it could become one of the most important aspects that govern your life. Today there are several stress management courses all around and all of them are working on teaching people how to overcome stress. However, you don’t need these courses if you know that you can beat stress by making some small but significant adjustments in your life.
Speaking about stress management, it boils down to just 7 important rules. If you learn to incorporate them into your daily life, you will find that you can stay without stress forever.
Rule # 1 – Improving Your Perspective
A lot of stress is generated by the way we look at things. Take the classic cliché of a glass that has half its capacity of wine. People who have learned to deal with stress will look at the wine that occupies half the glass and will be content with it. But people who make stress a part and parcel of their lives will look at the half-empty portion of the glass and will stress themselves by thinking about what isn’t there. If you could improve your perspective and focus on what you have rather than what you don’t, you could conquer stress in a very emphatic manner.
Rule # 2 – Don’t Overexert Yourself
Taking up more than you can handle is a sure way of stressing yourself up. This is a major component of workplace stress today. People set unrealistic deadlines for themselves and take more work than they can manage in a bid to earn more money. But the result – is they lose out on work and their health as well.
Rule # 3 – Learn to Put the Leash on Circumstances
Ups and downs happen in everyone’s lives, but people’s reactions to them are different. Some of them would be stoic about changing circumstances while others would get worked up. People who learn how to put a leash on their circumstances can largely control their lives, and hence they can remain happier in life.
Rule # 4 – Don’t Go for the Extremes
Extremes must be avoided in anything. Don’t take too much work or too little of it. Don’t be too greedy and don’t be too generous either. Don’t eat too much and don’t starve yourself. Don’t think too highly of yourself and don’t condemn yourself too much either. When you place yourself on the middle path, you will be much happier.
Rule # 5 – Learn to Avoid
A lot of people who are stressed out to the max are so because they don’t know how to say a simple monosyllabic word when the time comes – “No”. That is the reason they fall into the trap of doing things they should have avoided in the first place. They get into friendships they didn’t want, they commit to relationships they think they shouldn’t have, and they take work they can’t manage. This is what builds stress up to a very great degree.
Rule # 6 – Relax
Relaxation techniques work much more effectively than you think. Something as simple as the correct breathing exercise can make you liberated from your stress.
Rule # 7 – Prioritise
If you have several tasks to do, learn to prioritize. Learn to understand how important any task is and accomplish it accordingly. This helps you in managing your life optimally and you can do very well at keeping stress away.
3: Changing the Way You React to Situations
One of the main reasons why we have such a lot of stress is because we overreact to situations and circumstances. We need to know how extreme we have to be with our thoughts.
Changing the Way You React to Situations
Most of us overreact, either positively or negatively. This overreaction can come in the form of excessive joy or excessive sorrow or even excessive paranoia about something. Someone might get worked up about the fact that the meal they prepared for their guests has gone bad. Someone might invite stress upon themselves because one of their colleagues has just been fired. Some bring on stress because of an approaching examination. All these are situations that can be very easily handled. They don’t deserve the stress we accord them with.
Almost all situations that we deem as stressful have nothing to them.
If we were to apply our minds with a level-headed approach, we would find that we could cope with the situation and even become winners there.
If the meal you have prepared for your guests has gone bad, just order something and make a joke about your adventure in the kitchen when the guests arrive. If your coworker has been fired, it doesn’t mean you have been fired too. In any case, you must keep your résumé ready and be hopeful of a better job if the situation comes to that because you have a better profile now. Exam stress is one of the most avoidable kinds of stress because no academic examination requires you to be so worked up about it, especially with the hundreds of options we have with us now in the 21st century.
So, you see, it is all about how you look at things.
If you think that something is a problematic situation, then a problem is all that it will turn out to be. However, people who have learned to cope with stress know how to deal with so-called problematic situations and turn the tide in their favor so that the impediment turns into an opportunity. It all lies in the way you think.
Everything – every single thing – that occurs in life has a pro and a con. If a circumstance has changed, even though it seems intimidating and scary at the moment, there will be some benefit that you can derive from it. Learn how to look at things positively and optimistically. You will be living a more stress-free and fruitful life when you learn to do so.
4: Biting Only as Much as We Chew
When we stuff too much into our mouths, we are quite unable to chew it and it is very likely we will spit it out and waste the food for everyone else too.
Biting Only as Much as You Can Chew
A lot of stress in the 21st century – workplace stress mostly – comes from the fact that people are over-committing themselves. They are taking upon themselves things that they know they cannot realistically do. Probably it is greed or the need to prove something to someone or even just to themselves, but the fact is that people are taking more upon themselves than they can handle.
Many people do it because they are lured by the chance to earn more money. Some take more than they can manage just because they want to show in their workplace that they are better than their colleagues. Some do it because it panders to their ego to know that they can break limits and set records.
But, in most cases, over-committing has serious negative repercussions. Even if you can manage the quantum of work you have taken within the unrealistic time frame that it is assigned, some negative things can happen.
Let us take a look at what can happen when you try to bite more than what you can chew.
The first thing is that you might not be able to manage the task on time. Everything works on a strict deadline in the 21st century and you have to learn to respect that.
If you aren’t able to churn out results within the stipulated time frame, money is not the only thing you may lose.
You may also lose a potential client and future business. Even if you manage the work in time, its quality might not be as good as you wanted it to be. This could put a question mark over your credibility.
Also, there is the domino effect that you have to be worried about. One disgruntled client can carry the message to several other potential clients and you might lose a lot of business that could have come your way.
With the help of the Internet, it is quite easy to post a negative review about someone and let the whole world know about their “unprofessionalism”.
The stress that this can create is almost indescribable. People are known to go crazy just before a deadline, and the more important the client is, the more profound the stress. What is the use if you can manage the project in time if you are not able to get up for two weeks after its completion?
Learn to say “no”. It is a very important word if you are trying to keep yourself away from stress. It helps if you are realistic about your capabilities and take up only as much as you can handle.
5: Control the Situation; Don’t Let the Situation Control You
Every situation can be controlled. You just need to hold the right strings
Control the Situation; Don’t Let the Situation Control
We often let situations slip out of our clumsy hands and that is when they begin to control us like puppets. Think about this example. You have to complete an assignment in three days. It is not a very big deal; you can easily manage it within the timeframe. But you get complacent just because of this fact and let the first day pass by without a muster. No work done. You lose half of the next day too.
Now you have just one day to complete the assignment. You had three days when you started. You let the situation control you. If instead, you would have taken stock of the situation, you could have done much better at managing the whole thing, wouldn’t you?
This is just one example, in the realm of our workplace. But we let this happen everywhere, in every aspect of our lives. Suppose your child spills something at the breakfast table.
You scold the child. The child becomes grumpy and doesn’t speak with you. Your spouse is angry because you scolded the child. You come to work with that baggage on your mind and, understandably, you don’t produce well. You return home and everyone is still grumpy. The grumpiness continues for a week.
Instead, if you had handled the situation more delicately, everything would have been just fine. Your personal life often spills out into your professional life, however much you don’t want it to happen. Hence, handling situations delicately helps you in enriching your overall quality of life. You live better, without stress.
Next time you are going to get angry at something, or are going to let some unwanted emotion get the better of you, just keep in mind that you are letting your circumstances control you.
We are not made to be ruled like puppets by the situations in our lives. The Almighty has made us strong enough to rationalize and think about what’s best for us. We must learn to handle situations in ways that don’t become our rulers. A lot of stress can be kept away by doing that.
6: Using the Middle Path
The extremes are disastrous if you want to strike a perfect balance in your life. Thinking about extremes can keep you in perpetual stressful states.
Using the Middle Path
One very important thing that you must bear in mind if you want to keep the stress away is to refrain from falling into very drastic ways of thinking. There are always two distaff sides to anything. If you start thinking along the lines of any one of these extremes, you are making things very difficult for yourself.
For instance, it is not at all good to think very highly about yourself. It makes you egotistic and you begin to look down upon others. This is an extreme that you should avoid at all costs. However, the other extreme of this is very dangerous too. And that extreme is thinking too lowly about yourself.
This is also quite wrong because when you think very low about yourself, you develop extreme inferiority complexes which again keep you away from progressing.
The right approach would be to tread on the middle path. Don’t think entirely this way or that. There is always a balance that you need to strike, even when it comes to your way of thinking.
This also makes you a wholesome individual. When you think in just one way, you are quite incapable of thinking the other way. You are shutting out your mind to all those possibilities.
But if you keep your mind open and keep thinking in a balanced manner, you can be more complete in your way of thinking. It makes you a more perfectly balanced individual because you are not shunting out any of the possibilities from your mind.
When you think in a very extreme manner, things sometimes happen differently, in an exactly opposite tone of what you thought. When that happens, you get considerably stressed, because you didn’t expect things to happen in that way. However, if you don’t resort to extremes, if you walk the middle path, you will be ready for anything. The stress becomes minimized.
7: The Trick Is in Avoiding the Wrong Things
Avoidance is the best way to keep stress-free. Keep away from all those stressbusters and you will have busted it already!
The Trick Is in Avoiding the Wrong Things
Temptation is a very easy thing to happen to everyone. It seems very appealing at the start, but very soon it begins showing its true colors. That is when you see that you cannot tackle it all that simple. That is when the stress begins to creep in.
Just take a very simple example, which most of us will easily relate to. Think about a delicious gourmet delight. You know that it will be great to eat but at the same time, you know that it is laden with calories.
Very few people can avoid such a treat. They will very likely gobble it. They will become uncontrollable whenever any such food comes their way. The result is that they start piling on weight. Health problems begin to raise their ungainly head.
But if you had made it a point to avoid sinful food right from the start, all these problems of obesity and related issues including high stress would not have arisen at all.
Today you are dealing with the stress that you have become overweight and that weight does not dwindle but had you learned the fine art of avoiding things, you would have been in much better shape today. This stress that you currently have would not have been a part and parcel of your life.
Temptations come our way in various forms.
Food is just a very simple example; it can come in our way in various complicated manners. A raise for a difficult job is an example. The job given to you is difficult, you know that you aren’t capable of it but still, you didn’t avoid taking the job. You plunged headlong into it, with the lucre of the added money and the chance to rise above the competition. But just because you didn’t say “no” to something you know you wouldn’t be able to accomplish.
Saying “no” is a fine art. You have to be firm in your decision but at the same time be polite and gentle. It is always best to speak about your limitations when you are refusing something. If you do that, you assure the person that nothing is wrong with their offer. You are leaving the gate open for them to return with something that better suits your mutual equation.
8: Looking for Relaxation Techniques
Various relaxation techniques exist for stress management, and they work.
Looking for Relaxation Techniques
For most people, stress management means using a relaxation technique. Relaxation in itself is a way of working out your stress. When we are stressed, the level of hormones in our body increases. Under periods of extreme stress, three main hormones are released in a high amount – cortisol, norepinephrine, and the growth hormone. As long as the level of these hormones is high, we continue to be under stress.
The one sure way to relieve ourselves of the onslaught of stress is to bring the level of these hormones back to normal. This is achieved through using the right relaxation techniques. That is the reason we called relaxation “unwinding” – we are bringing hormonal levels back to what they were initially.
There are several relaxation techniques available to us today.
Here we discuss some of the most conventional and effective ones.
Yoga has received an important place in the world’s health scenario today. You could make use of this ancient Indian science as well. Through the use of various bodily stances, known as asanas, yoga tries to act on various energy points of the body. It releases the latent energies of the body and makes it more energetic, fitter, and much healthier.
The popularity of yoga has reached the West a long time ago and now it is very easy to find books, videos, manuals, and a lot of other educational stuff on how to perform these techniques. Yoga could very well be your ticket out of the persistent stress that’s playing on your mind.
Breathing works because you are channelizing a flow of healthy oxygen into your lungs, which is then carried over by the bloodstream to different organs of the body, including the brain.
There are various kinds of breathing exercises advised, some of which can give quick relief to the person using them. Check out these breathing exercises on the Internet, or visit your local bookstore to find a lot of books written by expert authors who write on health and fitness.
Since stress is a mental problem, meditation can work wonders. The right meditation – whatever form of it your practice – can free your mind from its excess baggage and make it work optimally. Meditation can be practiced anywhere and there are only a few things that are needed to perform it effectively. Like the other two methods, there is a lot of information available on meditative processes as well.
If you always keep in mind that Wednesday precedes Thursday, you will be fine.
A lot of our problems can be solved only if we learn how to prioritize things. Our lives aren’t simple, linear things. There are various intersections, crossroads, junctions, and forks as we travel on the path called life.
There will be various places where we will have to choose between two or sometimes several options. We will have to decide what we must do to succeed. There will be moral, social, familial, and personal dilemmas and we will be torn by different emotions at the same time, making it quite difficult for us to choose what to do first.
The first important step for you to realize in such circumstances is that you are just one individual; you can’t do several things simultaneously. You might be able to multitask a bit, but you cannot do it with a lot of tasks at once and you certainly cannot do it all the time.
This is where you need to prioritize. When you realize that you aren’t physically or mentally capable of doing everything that life sets up on your platter, you will be happier and much more at ease with the fact that you have to do things on a priority basis.
Think of a very common example.
You have an urgent work deadline to meet and your family needs you for dinner. Such situations present themselves all the time. What do you do? You will have to let one of these go in favor of the other. What you choose remains your personal decision. But when you have decided in advance which one of these you will pursue, the failure of the other doesn’t bring a lot of stress on you afterward.
One way to decide on prioritizing things is to see if you can strike compromises with either. In the above example, you might try calling up your boss and asking for an extension, or you might speak with your family and ask if the date could be postponed. In most circumstances, such compromise adjustments work. They keep you and everyone involved happier – everyone likes a spot of frankness in their lives – and, most importantly, free from stress.
So, next time such a situation presents itself in front of you, don’t panic. Think about how you can prioritize and work everything into your schedule. If you cannot do that despite your best attempts, do the things that you should do and those which won’t give you the opportunity again. Choose the things that will have the most positive benefits on your and your dear ones’ lives. This way you will almost always be making the right decisions in life.
10: Learning How to Keep Avoiding Stress
Managing stress isn’t a one-time activity. It will keep happening all through your life.
Learning How to Keep Avoiding Stress
Battling stress is a continual effort for everyone. You try to come up with one stressful situation and another one presents itself. This can give rise to fear and apprehension. More significantly, it can turn you into a defeatist, because you will start thinking that whatever you do, you cannot be a complete winner at everything that comes to you.
But there are ways in which you can be the eventual winner even if you don’t win at those small things in life. You can win the war even if you lose out on those petty battles that come your way. What you have to do is to learn how to keep avoiding stress whenever it comes, in whatever form it comes.
Here are 10 rules to keep avoiding stress forever.
Use proper meditation techniques.
Some of these techniques take no more than 5 minutes per day, but they can rejuvenate you for the whole day.
Even practicing yoga once every 3 days can work wonders.
Practice aerobic exercises.
Go for a jog in the mornings. It helps set you up for the whole day.
Take trips often.
Go to places where you will be amid nature’s bounty. It is great if you can move out of the hustle and bustle of urban life as often as you can and lay yourself in the lap of nature. It revives your tired spirit.
Be good to your family.
When you are compatible and communicative with them, you have people to speak to. You feel that you aren’t alone in this battle of life. That helps you keep away from stress.
The more friends you have, the happier you will be. Friends have a way of pulling you out of stress as no one else can. Never commit to more than what you can do. This applies to everything in life, whether it is work or personal commitments.
Be honest about your work.
When you are honest, you don’t overpromise and you don’t try to over-deliver. Your credibility remains intact, people know what you can achieve and they set realistic goals for you. Bragging that you can do more than you really can, will only put you in a bigger soup.
Have a hobby.
This could be anything that makes you happy. Do something that liberates your mind, something that you can fall back on every time you feel the stress hormones building up.
Eat good food.
When you eat heavy food that cannot be digested easily, the body finds it more difficult to normalize its stress hormone levels.
Do not drink or smoke.
These can give you temporary relief from stress, but in the long term, they will only make you more depressed. Stress is a multi-headed monster that you have to kill yourself.
Using these 10 simple rules of living, you can practically ensure that you never succumb to its wiles ever in your life.
You now have everything it takes to keep stress away from yourself. There will never again be a day when you will lose out on love or work because you are “stressed”. Make this word extinct from your life. All the best to you!!!
Introduction: Ten Ways to Make $10,000? I’d like to welcome you to the “Ten Proven Ways to Make at Least $10,000 Every Month” report! I’m excited about this report. And that’s because it seems everyone wants to know how to make $10,000 a month online so they can blow past the magical “six figures a year” milepost.
Just browse your favorite online marketing forum for a few minutes, and I’m guessing you’ll unearth dozens of similar requests. Plus if you could take a peek inside my inbox, you’ll see it’s one of the top questions I get from beginning marketers!
That’s why I decided to create this special report for you and everyone else who knows it’s possible to make $10,000 a month online but haven’t yet broken through that barrier. I’m not going to give you just one plan.
No, instead – I’m going to give you TEN-proven ways to make $10,000 a month online! I call it the “10T Formula”. “Ten ways to make ten thousand dollars every month!” Or you’ll simply call it “financial freedom”.
Here’s just a taste of some of the ways you can get on your path to $10,000 per month: Teaming Up With Other Marketers!
Typing Your Way to $10,000! Tapping Into the Backend Automatically! Taking Advantage of eBay! Targeting Other Marketers. Plus five other proven plans you can use to hit that magical five-figures-per-month milestone! Let’s get to it.
#1 – TYPE Your Way to $10,000
Here’s a direct path to $10,000 monthly: Create and sell your information products. Many people who are just starting don’t even realize that they have knowledge that other people would be willing and even eager to pay for – and chances are, there’s a book in you that could make you rich! Maybe:
You’ve lost a lot of weight and could teach others to do the same.
You know how to stretch the family budget.
You could teach others how to create and sell crafts.
You know how to get into graduate school.
You know how to breed and raise poodles.
The above list includes just five ideas but the sky’s the limit!
Take time to brainstorm your interests and talents, and you’ll quickly discover that you know a lot about a particular topic. So once you’ve figured out what to write about, what do you do next? Below is a step-by-step overview of the entire process.
Remember that most of what you see on the list below can be outsourced to competent freelancers:
1) Research the market to ensure your idea is profitable.
Your goal isn’t to find a market and give them a product that requires them to first be educated about why they need this product. That’s the long, hard, and expensive way of making money. Instead, your goal is to choose a hungry niche and then give them a product that they’re ALREADY buying.
2) Research the competition so you can develop a better product.
Now, you don’t want to just give your market the eame product as the competitors are delivering to the customers. You want to make your product unique and you want to make it better. So your next step is to research the competitors’ products to discover how you can improve upon the products the market is already buying.
3) Create the product.
Next, it’s time to take action. Shut the ringer off on your phones, lock the door, close your email and start typing. Start with an outline and a goal to write XXXX of words per day.
Then keep typing until you finish your ebook – don’t worry about editing, because you can do that once the draft is finished.
If you don’t like to type, then try a voice-to-text product like Dragon Naturally Speaking. If creating the product doesn’t sound like something you want to do yourself, then outsource the task.
4) Set up your website, including a lead-capture system.
Next, you need to write a sales letter that sells your ebook and upload it to a web page. You’ll also want to set up a squeeze page with an autoresponder as a means to get your visitors to join your newsletter list. This is important because most people won’t buy your ebook the first time they visit your site the money is on your list!
5) Set up your backend sales system.
Most people don’t get rich selling just one product. Instead, they find their wealth is hidden in the backend of their business – this is where existing customers buy more products and more expensive products from you. As such, even as you create your first product, you need to also be developing your backend sales system.
You should set up various ways to contact and pitch additional products to your existing customers, such as by email, postal mail, membership site forums, blogs, or even through links to the products they’ve already purchased. And there you have it the five-step path to riches. It’s not a complicated process.
Indeed, you can boil it down to a few words: Find a hungry market and give them what they want. Heeding the advice in the last line will put you on your path to $10,000 a month. But if you’d like to cut down the learning curve and get there quicker, then click here for more information.
#2 – TEAM Up With Other Marketers
If you like the idea of making a lot of money, but you do not like the idea of creating your oroducts, then You may want to consider affiliate marketing.
Affiliate marketing is when two marketers come together one with a product and one with an audience and they split the profits on any sales they make together.
The affiliate sends traffic to the product creator’s sales page, and the product creator closes the sale and gives a commission to the affiliate for every paid referral.
You can become an affiliate for nearly anything from Dell computers to beer-making machines to books and products on sites like Amazon.
However, when you’re an affiliate for physical products, you generally receive a small commission perhaps only 5% or 10%. That means if you’re selling a $100 product, you’ll only get $5 or $10 for every paid referral you send to the merchant.
Don’t discard affiliate marketing just yet. You see, if you promote downloadable products like ebooks, you can get as much as 50%, 75%, or even a full 100% commission for every product you sell!
Now imagine those sorts of commissions on a $100 product, and you can see how the money will pile up pretty quickly in your bank account!
Here’s an overview of how to make your fortune with affiliate marketing:
1) Find a hungry market.
Some people find a product and then go looking for a market. A better way to do it is to find a hungry market that’s flush with cash first (because finding a product is an easy part).
2) Find out what this market is already buying.
The easiest way to make money online is to sell what people are already buying.
3) Find suitable products.
Go to Clickbank.com to browse for affiliate products that are similar to what the market is already buying. Be sure to read the products and research the merchant to make sure you’re dealing with a good merchant.
4) Set up a lead-capture page.
NEVER send your leads straight to the merchant’s page. Instead, set up an autoresponder series and a related freebie (like a free ebook) to get all leads on your mailing list. THEN you can recommend that those on your mailing list purchase certain products.
5) Start sending traffic to your lead capture page,
Start sending traffic to your lead capture page, using pay-per-click marketing, search engine optimization, article marketing, blogging, social media marketing, forum marketing, viral marketing, and similar strategies. That’s it! Just build a list of targeted buyers, find affiliate products that solve their problems, and recommend those products. Just like that, you’re on a path to $10,000 a month! If this sounds like a path you want to get on, click here for more information.
#3 – TAP into the Backend Automatically
As you’ve already discovered from the previous two paths to riches, the money isn’t in your products. it’s on your list. And the easiest money you’ll ever make is by selling more products and more expensive products to your existing customers (i.e., sell on the “backend” of your business). Smart marketers spend considerable amounts of time building their sales funnels (backend sales systems).
They know the hard part is getting the prospect into the funnel but once the prospect starts buying, they’ll continue to buy provided you’re solving their problems and giving them a good buying experience. And so savvy marketers are constantly coming up with new ideas, creating new products, and figuring out ways to convert their existing customers into repeat buyers.
Now imagine if you could sell a product to your customer once and then do so automatically every month after that, with no additional persuasion on your part.
Would that make it easier for you to run your business?
And would you be able to make a whole lot more money?
Yes and yes! Fortunately, there already exists a way for you to tap into the backend income automatically and effortlessly. Namely, by creating a monthly membership site.
Here’s the idea instead of selling a new product to your customers every month, you set up a membership site with a monthly fee. Your customers are billed automatically. And all you have to do is update the site once a month. You can even outsource this task, meaning you’re earning a residual income almost on autopilot! Just imagine setting up a membership site with a $20 monthly fee and getting just 500 customers.
Every month your payment processor rebills these customers, and you earn another fast $10,000!
Here are just a few ideas for membership sites you could set up:
• A site that offers a service, like a web hosting. Or you could offer something like sales letter critiques or college essay critiques.
• A site that offers lessons on a topic. For example, you could have a six-month or twelve-month course on how to get an online business up and running. Or you could offer a course on something like how to do home repairs and maintenance.
• A site that offers a new product each month.
Think of Time-Life books here or the “Wine of the Month” club.
Every month the customer receives a new product, and it doesn’t have to be a physical product. It could be a series of related books – perhaps “how to” nonfiction books, or a “romance ebook of the month” club! Those are just a few ideas. You’ve no doubt been a part of some of these sites, such as sites that deliver new software to its members every month, sites that offer large discounts on niche products, sites that offer private label rights (PLR) products to resell, and so on.
All you have to do to get started is:
1) Choose a hungry niche.
2) Find out what they’re already buying and what they want.
3) Set up a membership script and payment processor.
4) Set up a squeeze page and a sales page.
5) And then click here for the details on how to turn this simple idea into cash in the bank!
#4 – TAKE Advantage of eBay
There are plenty of people who make a good living on eBay and you can too! Just think about it for a moment – eBay is one of the largest marketplaces in the world. When you tap into the power of eBay, you don’t have to spend a moment thinking about where your target market congregates and how to reach them. That’s because your target market comes looking for you on eBay, rather than you having to look for them! And anyone who’s browsing eBay is likely planning on buying something, which means almost everyone who looks at your ad will be a person who already has their credit card out.
You’d be hard-pressed to find “hotter” leads than the people browsing eBay! So, how can you take advantage of this incredibly large pool of buyers?
There are plenty of ways to do it. But in general, you’ll likely use one of two models:
a) Use eBay strictly as a lead generator.
If you browse the closed auctions, you’ll see certain sellers who consistently seem to be profiting very little on every product they sell. And indeed, they may even take a loss. Why would someone choose to lose money on eBay? Simple: Because they’re using eBay as a lead generator.
That means they’re selling low-cost, more expensive products via email or even postal mail (e.g., direct response postcards, letters, or even catalogs).
b) Use eBay to directly pull in a handsome profit.
This model is a combination of direct profits and back-end selling. Here, the marketer not only offers low-cost products to pull people into his sales funnel, but he also offers high-ticket products directly to eBay buyers. So while he may break even on his low-ticket products, his high-ticket products are paying his mortgage.
The model you choose depends on what you’re selling.
In certain markets, you’ll find it difficult to sell high-ticket products directly on eBay, because people tend to look for bargains. But if you’re selling something like antiques, you may find you get higher prices by putting them on the auction block rather than by offering them for a fixed price to your customer list.
Which brings up the next question: What should you sell?
To succeed on eBay, your best bet is to choose a hungry niche and focus almost entirely on that one niche.
In other words, specialize.
Once you find the hungry niche, find out what they’re buying and start giving it to them. This could be antiques, clothing, information products, collectibles, artwork, exercise equipment, or anything else. You can create your products, sell products that you have the resell rights to, use a drop shipper to sell products, and so on.
If you’re selling downloadable products like ebooks, eBay now requires you to mail the product, which means you’ll either need to make a print product, or need to put the product on a flash drive, CD, DVD, or another device. If harnessing the power of eBay to make $10,000 monthly sounds like your ticket to success, click here to discover the secrets of those who’re already making their living doing it! products to pull people into their sales funnel. Once the buyers are in their sales funnel, then the marketer works to sell them more products and more expensive products via email or even postal mail (e.g., direct response postcards, letters, or even catalogs).
b) Use eBay to directly pull in a handsome profit.
This model is a combination of direct profits and back-end selling. Here, the marketer not only offers low-cost products to pull people into his sales funnel, but he also offers high-ticket products directly to eBay buyers. So while he may break even on his low-ticket products, his high-ticket products are paying his mortgage.
The model you choose depends on what you’re selling. In certain markets, you’ll find it difficult to sell high-ticket products directly on eBay, because people tend to look for bargains. But if you’re selling something like antiques, you may find you get higher prices by putting them on the auction block rather than by offering them for a fixed price to your customer list. Which brings up the next question: What should you sell? To succeed on eBay, your best bet is to choose a hungry niche and focus almost entirely on that one niche.
#5 – TARGET Other Marketers
So far, we’ve talked about different ways to make $10,000 per month which mainly (although not exclusively) focused on selling directly to consumers. But another way to make a lot of money fairly quickly is by focusing on other marketers. That’s because people will pay handsomely if you can give them what they need to make even more money. And one way to do that is by flipping websites (i.e., selling or reselling websites).
There are two ways you can build a business by flipping websites. You may focus on either way exclusively, or you may combine them to grow your business.
Here are the two models:
a) You build niche websites and sell them directly to consumers.
Within this overall model, there are a few different ways you can build these sites:
You can create exclusive websites and sell one site to one customer for a higher price.
You can create a template site, load it with private label content, and sell it to multiple customers (provided these customers know it’s not an exclusive, unique site). Some marketers who sell exclusive sites simply create the site, load it with content and sell it directly to other marketers based on the traffic and profit potential. If you have a system for building sites very quickly, this can be lucrative.
Other marketers choose to spend a few months building the content, traffic, and income and then selling the site at a much higher price. Since the site is pulling in traffic and a profit (even if it’s a small profit), it commands a higher price because there’s proof that it’s profitable.
People are now buying into proven profits rather than profit potential.
b) You buy poor-performing niche websites, tweak them, and resell them for a higher price.
The second way to make money flipping websites is by scooping up cheap, under-performing websites, tweaking them, and reselling them for a tidy profit. Here’s how:
Search places like eBay, SitePoint.com, DNForum.com, and similar marketplaces for low-priced, low-profit websites where you can see how to boost profits. You can usually pick them up for a few hundred dollars.
Tweak the sites. Improve the sales process, monetize the site better and start driving traffic.
Once you have better conversion numbers and the site is making a proven profit, resell it for around 6-12 months’ worth of profits. For example, a site making just $100 per month could sell for $600 to $1200 (or even more, if you find the right buyer).
Reinvest some of your profits into buying more sites. Rinse and repeat until you’re making at least $10,000 a month!
#6 – TAG and Ping Your Way to Riches
Can you turn mere words into $10,000 per month – without actually selling those words as an ebook or other information product?
You bet you can! Namely, by blogging your way to wealth!
Here’s the idea: You set up a niche blog that’s of interest to a very specific audience. Then you monetize your blog in one or more of the following ways:
By promoting your products to the people who visit your blog weekly or even daily.
By promoting affiliate products (i.e., other people’s products).
By promoting CPA (cost per action) offers, where you get a commission every time your visitors perform a specific action such as filling out a form
By using Google AdWords, where you make money every time someone merely clicks on an ad on your site.
By asking for and accepting donations on your blog. (Don’t discount this tactic – several well-known bloggers make over $100,000 per year almost entirely through donations.) So, how do you go about starting a blog that can bring you $10,000 per month?
Here’s an overview of the simple yet lucrative process:
1) First, choose a hungry niche.
They should not only be hungry for information (so that they’ll read your blog), but they should also be willing and eager to put money down to solve their problems or otherwise improve their lives. Figure out what they’re already buying (which will help you decide how to monetize your blog).
2) Second, research the competition.
Visit the busy, popular, and profitable blogs in your niche to find out what makes them so popular and busy. Then figure out how to set your blog apart and make it better.
3) Next, buy a domain at NameCheap, GoDaddy, or elsewhere that reflects the topic of your blog.
4) Fourth, go to WordPress.org and download the latest version of the blogging software. Install and customize it.
5) Next, start blogging!
Populate your blog initially with about ten posts, just so your early visitors get the impression that you have a popular blog with good content. Then commit to updating your blog at least two or three times per week. If suitable, you may even want to update it daily.
You don’t have to sit by your blog every day and manually update it. You can preload content and “drip” it to your readers on a pre-set schedule. You can do this by either loading up the content and setting it for a future posting date, or by purchasing auto blogging software that does all the work for you.
Here’s what else you need to know to start driving traffic and making money:
• Optimise your posts for the search engines by creating articles around specific keywords.
You may use WordTracker or any keyword tool to find out what niche keywords your market is already searching for.
“Tag” each of your posts using relevant keywords. WordPress allows you to add tags (keywords) automatically when you’re posting your articles. You can also use your keywords as your category titles.
• Ping the blog directories as necessary so that they crawl your site whenever you make a new post.
If you’re using WordPress, it pings the directories automatically. Otherwise, you can use a service like pingoat.com.
• Finally, you need to create content that gets people coming back to your site again and again.
You may create posts such as:
• “Top ten” lists.
Create several useful top ten lists, and your blog will become the “go-to” place for niche-specific information. For example, a weight loss site might list the top ten diets, the top ten weight loss supplements, the top ten exercises, the top ten fat-burning foods, and so on.
• Product reviews in your niche.
Be sure to list the product flaws as well as the good points, as absolute honesty fosters trust and sales! Be sure to use your affiliate link.
• Controversial articles that go viral.
Don’t be afraid to polarise your audience. You may repel some people, but you’ll draw your target market closer to you.
• Highly useful content (the type of content that others are selling).
• Strong opinion articles (which can often create a buzz). Go ahead and get passionate while taking a strong stand.
• Articles that join conversations already going on in your niche.
If you take a different viewpoint or form a strong opinion, people will migrate to your blog just because you’re offering something different.
• Answers to frequently asked questions.
(Just visit blogs in your niche to see what sorts of questions people are regularly asking.)
• And anything that sets your blog posts apart and gets people talking and linking to your blog.
For more information about how to turn a simple blog into a thriving, profitable business.
#7 – TRANSFORM Your Digital Products into Physical Products
If you’re already selling ebooks or other downloadable information products, then you know just how lucrative it can be to turn your words into cash. Indeed, selling ebooks is just one path to $10,000 per month.
Here’s another: Start selling your digital products as physical products… and pocket a hefty profit! There are a few good reasons why you should do this:
a) Physical products carry a higher perceived value.
When someone can hold a product in his or her hands, it’s often viewed as having more value than a digital product. In other words, the same paper book is valued more than the digital version sitting on their hard drive. You benefit from this perception because it generally allows you to charge more for the product.
Example: A small ebook package that you charge $100 for could easily become a $500 home study course. The actual printing cost ends up being just a few dollars per book and you get to pocket the rest as pure profit!
b) Physical products incur fewer refunds.
When people have to actually “work” to get their refund, you’ll find fewer people casually asking for refunds as opposed to the “serial refunds” you’ve likely encountered when selling ebooks. That’s why print products incur fewer refunds because customers are required to ship the product back to you. Result: You get to keep more of your profits!
c) Physical products are sometimes viewed as more “respectable,” which elevates your status in your niche.
Finally, offering a physical product almost instantly positions you as an expert in your niche, which fosters trust and spurs sales. It doesn’t even matter if you’re self-publishing a book some people have a tendency to view authors of print books as more reputable than ebook authors. By now it should be fairly clear why you should transform your digital products into physical products.
Your next question is, “how?” Fortunately, plenty of “print on demand” (POD) publishers and fulfillment companies have sprung up to make it easy for you to sell physical products. Check out Lulu.com, CafePress.com, and Disk.com for your printing and fulfillment needs.
#8 – TWEAK and Flip Information Products
Here’s another way to profit from information products without having to deal with the product creation yourself. Namely, by buying, tweaking, and then reselling products that come with product label rights (PLR). PLR products are those products where you purchase the right to modify the product and, generally, do with it as you please (as long as you follow the terms of your PLR license).
That means you usually can modify the product, break it up, add it to another PLR product, change the format (e.g., create an audio product or a physical product), sell it, give it away, etc. Now here’s why this can be so extraordinarily profitable.
Even though 20, 200 or even 500 people might have the rights to this same product, very few of them will take any action. Of those that take action, most will simply use the PLR product as-is, without any modifications whatsoever.
However, all you have to do is invest an hour or so of your time to modify the product, thereby creating a new, unique product. Then you can change the title, create new cover graphics and tweak the sales letter.
The best part? That one hour you invested eliminated all your direct competition because you’re selling a unique product!
You don’t even have to rework the product yourself. Visit elance.com or similar to find a competent freelancer willing to rewrite and tweak PLR content. Some will do it for just a few pennies per word. Here’s how to make this profit plan work for you:
1) Start by finding a hungry niche market.
Once you do that, then find out what they’re already buying. As usual, there’s no reason to innovate when you can latch onto a profit from a “sure thing.”
2) Find PLR content similar to what your niche is already buying.
Search Google for your keywords alongside the word “PLR” or similar. So, for example, “weight loss PLR.”
3) Tweak the content.
Minimally, that means rewriting the introduction, rewriting the conclusion, renaming the chapters and creating a new title. Ideally, you should also add to or otherwise modify the content to make it your own.
You may also “nichey” the content, which means you tweak it to speak directly to a niche market. So a general weight loss book could become “safe weight loss for teenagers.”
To get the most benefit from your PLR investment, you can keep modifying the product to spawn dozens of new products aimed at different niches. So your weight loss book might also be tweaked to target new moms, senior citizens, sedentary office workers, people in wheelchairs,,, and so on!
4) Set up a lead capture system and sales funnel.
You may pull in a tidy up-front profit from your PLR content, but the real money lies hidden in the backend. That means you should always be selling more products to your existing customers. You can keep selling PLR content, of course. You can even set up a membership site to tap into the backend income effortlessly!
5) Create a sales letter – or tweak the sales letter included in the package. And then…
6) Drive traffic to your site and start counting your money!
As you can see, this is an extremely fast and easy way to start making money. Whereas it might take you weeks or even months to create your product and start selling it, you can buy a PLR package in the morning and be making a profit in the afternoon.
#9 – TRADE Products Online
I call this little $10,000 a month strategy “trading,” since it not only utilizes common trading marketplaces but also because the products will only be in your possession for a short amount of time.
You can also think of it as “flipping” products since you’ll be buying products at a low price and selling them for a tidy profit. You’re probably wondering what types of products you can flip. If you’ve read the rest of this report, then you already know the answer. Specifically, you need to find a hungry market first and then give them what they’re already buying!
And as usual, be sure to specialize by focusing on one ravenous niche.
Not sure what to sell? If you have any interest in antiques and collectibles, then that’s one avenue you might want to pursue. Selling antiques and collectibles is virtually recession-proof. Even if the sales slow for a while, the price rarely goes down (as the general trend for the value of an antique is to rise year after year).
Now, what makes this $10,000 strategy different from some of the others we’ve talked about are the following two points:
• This strategy focuses solely on physical products.
• You’ll have your phone ringing off the hook with people who want to sell their products to you for dirt cheap! So, how does it work?
1) Figure out what products you’re going to sell.
Maybe you’ll sell antique pocket watches, baseball cards, unusual artwork, jewelry, or anything else. Find a hungry market that’s already buying these products, and you’re in business.
2) Learn everything you can about these products especially if they’re antiques or collectibles.
Find out what markings make them extra-rare (and valuable), as well as what can detract from the price. Study eBay closed auctions to get a feel for the price ranges of these products.
3) Find cheap products.
Once you know the minimum these products generally sell for, then seek out products for less than that amount. Example: If you know that a certain type of pocket knife sells in a range of $50 to $125, with most selling for around $75, then your job is to buy these knives for LESS than $50.
Here are the best sources to find these products (or to have buyers contact you):
a) Place an ad on CraigsList.
If you’re dealing in small products that are easy to ship, then you can place ads in cities far away from you. Don’t make the ad about you – make it about the benefits the reader will receive (e.g., “Get cash for your old pocket watches”).
b) Place want ads in your local paper.
c) Place want ad flyers in your neighborhood.
d) Ask for referrals from everyone you know, especially those who’ve sold something to you in the past.
e) Go to local rummage sales, flea markets, and estate auctions.
f) Search online auctions (like eBay or even niche auctions) for mislabeled products, misspelled products, products with poor descriptions or pictures, etc.
You can pick up bargain-priced products that you can quickly flip for a profit.
Once you have the products in hand, all you have to do is take good pictures of them, write compelling auction descriptions and immediately flip them on eBay, niche auction sites, Yahoo! Auctions, or even on CraigsList.org. Once you’ve built up a buyer’s list, then you can start selling these products directly to your list.
#10 – TURN Cheap Products into Cash Cows
This strategy is similar to the former strategy in that your goal is to buy products for cheap and sell them for a tidy profit.
The difference is – You’re going to focus on regular products rather than antiques or collectibles, and you’ll be buying these products from different sources.
Here’s the key:
You’re going to buy liquidated merchandise, closeouts, overstocks, or other heavily discounted merchandise. Then you’ll sell them individually to consumers or in bulk to another merchant. The best part about this $10,000 per month strategy is that it’s recession-proof. Indeed, it works better in tough economic times, because there are always stores liquidating their stock and going out of business. You can turn their bankruptcies and misfortunes into your cash cows!
Here’s how to do it:
a) Search for sources online by using search terms like “liquidations” and “closeouts.”
One source is “Closeout News,” which is a subscription-based print publication. There are also ads on their websites.
b) Check eBay for merchants selling products in bulk.
You can usually get bulk products much cheaper per piece than if you bought them individually.
c) Keep an eye on your local region for companies going out of business.
But here’s the secret most people won’t tell you – don’t just look for retail stores with regular merchandise you can resell.
Remember, every type of business will have items they need to get rid of – from office furniture to office supplies. And even the retail stores will have fixtures and other items besides their inventory.
You can walk in, talk to the owner, and make a cash offer for everything. Once you have your discounted products in hand, there are several ways you can make a profit (depending on the product and how many pieces you have):
Sell the products individually to consumers through your classified ads, CraigsList or eBay. If you received a deep discount, you’ll likely be able to offer the product at a discount to your customers as well (while still making a nice profit for yourself).
Sell online in bulk to another merchant (again, through eBay or a classified site). You won’t make as much money as when you sell them individually, but it also won’t be as much hassle (and you’ll recoup your investment and pocket a profit faster).
Sell the products at a wholesale price to your local merchants. If you purchased the products below wholesale price, then you can sell them at wholesale price to local merchants. It’s a win-win situation – you make money flipping the products quickly, and the merchant ultimately makes more money too.
Arrange to sell the products on consignment with local merchants. You may even make an arrangement to set up and maintain a display in one or more local stores, where you and the merchant share the profits.
Get a table at your local flea market and sell the products. If you have any high-traffic flea markets in your area, you may find it highly lucrative to rent a regular table and sell your wares all summer long (or all year long, if it’s an indoor market).
These are just a few ideas to get you started buying cheap products and selling them for a profit. But it’s just the tip of the iceberg. Don’t let the simplicity fool you, because people are doing this part-time (just a few hours per week) and pulling in $10,000 per month. Imagine how much money you could make if you did it full-time!
Pick Your Cash Cow! Congratulations – you now know ten proven ways to earn $10,000 every month! Let’s recap your “10T Formula”. Ten ways to make ten thousand dollars every month:
#1 – TEAM Up With Other Marketers – and make a bundle with affiliate marketing.
#2 – TYPE Your Way to $10,000 – Someone wants to pay for what YOU know!
#3 – TAP Into the Backend Automatically – Membership sites provide a passive income.
#4 – TAKE Advantage of eBay – Tap into the world’s largest marketplace!
#5 – TARGET Other Marketers – Instead of selling to end consumers, you can sell profitable websites to other marketers.
#6 – TAG and Ping Your Way to Riches – You could be the next $10,000+ per month blogger in your niche!
#7 – TRANSFORM Your Digital Products Into Physical Products – Physical products have a higher perceived value and lower refund rate. That means more money in your pocket!
#8 – TWEAK and Flip Info Products – You can buy PLR products and sell them for a nice profit!
#9 – TRADE Products Online – If you like physical products (especially antiques and collectibles), this is the strategy for you.
#10 – TURN Cheap Products Into Cash Cows – You can get wealthy during a recession using this strategy!
Now that you know these ten profit strategies –
There’s only one thing left for you to do:
Choose one. Don’t agonize over this decision. The reason is that these are all proven ways to make at least $10,000 per month. The “best” one is easy to spot – it’s the one that looks the most attractive to you.
The one that suits your lifestyle is the one that will bring you the most money! So go ahead and choose your cash cow right now (yes, now) and then get started working on your path to riches! Good luck.
21st Century Networking and Social Dominance (eBook Reviews)
21st Century Networking and Social Dominance (eBook Reviews). Introduction. Are you passionate about something? Anything? Now, how if you knew that your passion – never mind what it is – could be converted into a money-making enterprise? This eBook tells you exactly how to do that. So sit back for a while, relax and read this eBook. It could be the device to give a better lease to your life.
1: Difference between Traditional Network Marketing and New Age Network Marketing
Network marketing has changed from how it was in the previous century. Everyone tells you that. But how has it changed actually?
Differences between Traditional Network Marketing and New Age Network Marketing
Network marketing is no longer about inviting your friends and family over for a little party at home where you give them a talk about this great new business opportunity you are involved in and hand them out some pamphlets or brochures. It isn’t even about getting a list of phone numbers from a ‘reliable’ source and calling people on the list to speak as enthusiastically as you can about your new business opportunity. And it doesn’t restrict itself to visiting seminars and workshops, probably being guided by your leader on prospecting.
Today, people who are into MLM have given it a whole new meaning. We must rephrase that. The Internet has given a whole new meaning to the world of MLM. Today, people are using the various resources of the Internet to bring their prospects to them.
The days of visiting a thousand people in the hopes of getting 10 interested persons are over. With the Internet, the age of targeted marketing has been heralded. It is now so very simple to get right to the people who will be interested. If you play everything the right way, you don’t even need to get to these people. You could make these people come to you.
As a result, the chances of rejection are quite abysmal. You don’t get rejected because you are no longer shooting in the dark. You are bringing interested people to you, not the other way round. You can find niches, however small they might be. It is not about quantity anymore, it is about quality. You can find quality prospects and save your time (and improve your potential) by dealing only with these select few people.
In this eBook, we are going to see how you can unleash the potential of these targeted networks in your MLM venture. Read on and see how you can multiply your potential at these ventures.
2: Why Traditional Network Marketing Does Not Work Anymore
So, why is traditional network marketing dead?
Why Traditional Network Marketing Does Not Work Anymore
So, why don’t the traditional methods of marketing work today? Why is it considered almost foolish to cold call someone like they did in the sixties and the seventies when this concept first evolved?
One of the reasons was that, at that time, network marketing was more or less a small-time venture meant for retired persons and housewives. They were the ones who looked upon this model as a means to make some extra money for themselves. However, today, network marketing is spoken of in terms of millions and more. There are some serious players here. And they have the power of the Internet at their disposal.
Traditional methods included the following:-
Cold calling people from a list
Organizing seminars and meetings
Holding personal meetings with prospects, etc.
And who would these prospects be?
In most cases, these prospects were family members and friends of the network marketer.
Most of them would not even know that their host would speak of a business opportunity.
In most cases, these business opportunities were told to them when they least expected them. Naturally, when you speak to people who are unprepared for something, you are going to meet with their primary instinct, which is that of refusal. That is why networks didn’t grow. Even if a few people joined in, it was due to a sense of obligation for the person who invited them (because he would be their family member or friend or probably their boss). So, these models remained stuck with a few people.
And network marketing got a bad name.
But today, network marketing is something that has an unlimited scope. You can go as high as you want. The Internet helps bring interested people to you, not the other way round. You get people who are already motivated to improve their lives and want to take on such opportunities.
Quite understandably then, traditional network marketing methods do not work. They might bring you an initial trickle of money at the best. You need to evolve yourself and use 21st-century methods if you have to succeed here.
3: The Two Main Devices of 21st Century Network Marketing
21st-century network marketing stands on two main principles. Read on.
The Two Main Devices of 21st Century Network Marketing
Two important devices work for 21st-century network marketing. These are known as lead generation and online recruiting. Here we see what these methods mean.
Lead generation isn’t a new practice but it has surely come out of its own in recent times. It means getting the contact information of someone through the Internet and building a list. This list is tapped into to get prospects. Conceptually, lead generation has existed since the past century. Earlier it used to mean getting phone numbers of interested people.
Today, it means getting their email ids.
Many methods are used to get these leads. One of the ways is to give people something for free and ask them for their email ids in return. The email ids become the leads. Various companies generate leads professionally, but network marketers can also use their methods to find these leads.
If you are looking at lead generation practices, you must make sure that you find targeted leads. Targeted leads are information on people who are interested in what you are selling. These could be people who have downloaded an eBook from your site or subscribed to your newsletter. Since they have done something like that, it is understandable that they are interested in what you are talking about. They are the better prospects.
Online recruiting is a practice where you find suitable people for you over the Internet. Again, a lot of methods are used here. One of how this is done is through freelance websites where people are directly invited. This can also be done through a blog which is made popular among people who are interested in knowing about such a thing.
Article marketing is another method; it involves enticing people with well-written, informative articles and piquing their interest via those.
Most network marketers are today given their websites by the companies whose opportunities they take up so that they can reach out and recruit people.
Both these methods – lead generation and online recruiting – are quite prominently used in network marketing today. These methods help generate business. The old methods are quickly fading out and such methods are gaining prominence.
4: Lead Generation for the 21st Century
Everything has changed in the new century. Here we take a look at how lead generation tactics have changed
Lead Generation in the 21st Century Lead generation is looked upon today as one of the most effective methods to improve the prospects of any business. It works in the MLM arena because this is a business that grows on the number of people that are present in the network and if there is a method that can bring in more people into a network, it is lead generation.
Traditional Lead Generation
It is not a new concept to generate leads and then chase them with business opportunities. Entrepreneurs have been going that all along – first through newspapers, then through the television and now through the Internet. Anywhere you have been asked to submit your contact information instead of something free, you have given that information for their lead generation process. The main aim of any kind of lead generation is to pursue the contact (called a lead) with more and more interesting details on the business opportunity so that they feel convinced to take the action that the pursuer wants them to take.
Modern Lead Generation
Though the traditional methods of lead generation are still practiced today (no amount of lead generation can ever be enough for most entrepreneurs), marketers use the Internet quite prominently for the purpose. The principle remains the same, but the reach has become much wider and it is not surprising to know that most marketers who indulge in these practices can get thousands of leads a month.
The method usually involves:-
Advertising something free to the visitor (to a blog or website) such as a newsletter or an eBook. This has to be full of some kind of information for the visitors. Giving the visitor a link to click where they can get the gift from. Sending people through an opt-in page where they are asked for their email id so that they can be sent more such free information.
Directing people to the download or the registration page once they have given their email id. Once the people have submitted their email ids, it becomes a part of the list of leads.
The visitors are provided with all the provided gifts but there could be a very subtle and sometimes indiscernible sales pitch in these gifts that would coerce people to take some desired action. They could also be invited by email to attend a business opportunity meeting or a training session where they could get to know about the venture in a better way.
By sending these people regular newsletters and more eBooks, all quality material, they can be interested in buying the product or becoming a part of the network, whatever the case may be. This tried and tested method has proven to be most effective in bringing more and more people to a network.
5: Making Great Lead Capture Pages
Tips on making lead capture pages a.k.a. squeeze pages geared for the new age.
Making Great Lead Capture Pages If lead generation is what is bringing people to your network marketing business, then you need to take it seriously.
Here are some ways in which you can enhance the capabilities of your lead generation practices so that you can ensure you get conversions.
These methods deal with what you must do with your lead capture page. A lead capture page, also known as a squeeze page, is a page where you ask people for their email ids before you direct them to a place where they can download the gift you promised. People usually do this through their blogs.
They publish a small ad somewhere on the page where they tell people they could download a free eBook or maybe subscribe to a newsletter. But the link directs them to the lead capture page first. Once they put their email ids in, they are redirected to the download page. Mostly this ruse works because people expect the gift, which makes them a bit unmindful about giving their ids. Here are the tips to enhance these very important lead capture pages.
Use Beautiful Headings
This helps grab the reader’s attention right from the beginning. Highlight the benefits in the heading itself. Tell them that they can become rich, etc. In short, the headline should be such that it forces people to keep reading.
Spell Out the Benefits
Make sure you enumerate the benefits of joining your opportunity on the squeeze page. There is no need to be elaborate – this isn’t a sales page. But write enough to hold their interest.
Make good use of audio and videos. This attracts attention better than text can. Again, in these media clips, show people the benefits of opting into your list.
Shoddy content on your lead capture page might backfire because it can put your prospects off. Write everything in a presentable manner, using bullets and numbered lists. Employ good language and don’t commit
grammatical mistakes. Break your content with good subheadings.
6: Online Recruiting for the 21st Century
The Internet helps you recruit people. Here’s how you can make the most of it.
Online Recruiting for the 21st Century Most multi-level marketers use the method of online recruiting to build their networks. This is exactly what the name suggests – people prospect over the Internet and are convinced to join the network. The method brings great results because it helps establish a direct connection between the marketer and these relatively unknown people who become part of the network. It is a great method to bring completely new people into the network and make it grow.
The following are the techniques that network marketers use to recruit people online.
Building a Squeeze Page (Lead Capture Page)
Building squeeze pages should be on top of your list.
Using an Online Sales Page
A sales page is a page that promotes your business. Many small-time business people that do not have the resources or the time to manage a complete website make do with sales pages. These sales pages are attractive advertisements of whatever they are selling, full of testimonials, information about the product, and registration or buying links at the end.
An expertly written sales page can convert into a business like nothing else. It is a very simple online promotional tool that most MLM people use to expand their networks through recruitment.
Facilitating Online Sign Up
Some online marketers have a website where they directly sign people into their network. Several MLM companies have begun to realize the potential of Internet marketing and are providing their members with their websites that they can promote in whatever way they choose. These websites where the network members sign up can be customized in various ways to fit the requirements of the particular leader who runs the show.
Giving Online Training
An online course is sometimes designed for people who wish to make money from home through opportunities such as MLM. To all outward seeming, this is a course. But, subtly woven through the course would be a promotional campaign for the author’s own MLM opportunity.
This has a high probability of bringing members into the network because of the credibility that it creates. People who have taken the course will not mind signing up for the same MLM opportunity that the course is affiliated with.
7: Email Marketing for Today
Read on to know how marketers today are using email marketing practices to enhance their prospects.
Email Marketing for Today The emails you send out to your leads are the crux of your email marketing campaign. Though email marketing is essentially a slow process – you have to work a lot to convince people to take the action you are intending them to take – you must consider each of these emails very carefully.
These emails must have some quality to provide to the readers or else why should they be interested in your idea at all?
So, what must your emails contain? They must have something of what the visitor has opted into your list for. What was the visitor looking for when he or she opted in? Was it more information on how to enter multi-level marketing? Or was it how to inspire the downline to build the network stronger?
The sales page or the lead capture page you created to get these visitors to opt-in will tell you what attracted the visitor in the first place.
Make sure that your emails now give them that. Each email that you send must have either direct information on what they are looking for or give them a link where they can visit to get more of the information they are seeking. If you give them the content they are looking for, they are sure to linger on your opt-in list for longer.
Now, you have to promote your business opportunity also. Otherwise, why would you be marketing through emails in the first place? But you must know that there is a fine line between promotional email and spam email.
You must not cross this line. When you are promoting through your email, refrain from using the name of the opportunity you are promoting. Instead, allude to it indirectly.
After you have given them what they are looking for, put in a byline that says “Want to know more about how to get on with this business opportunity? Visit here then!”. Give them a link to your website here. If they are interested already, they will visit and register themselves.
It is always best to give them something more valuable with each email. You can invite them to a business opportunity meeting, for example. You could do this for free. When people come in, you could personally speak about the opportunity and even get some of your sponsors to speak effectively about it.
Email marketing must not be neglected and at the same time, it must not be twisted around or becomes spam. You have to incorporate the fine art of being subtle and still putting your point across.
8: Enhancing Network Marketing Emails
Improving your emails.
Enhancing Network Marketing Emails A lot of emphases has been laid on the importance of email marketing in MLM prospecting. However, the entire onus of this campaign depends on the kind of email that you send. Here are some hints to make these emails more effective.
Pep Up the Entertainment Quo with Games
It doesn’t hurt the campaign to make your emails as interesting as possible. Even if you have to add links to games or other entertainment stuff in these emails, it will work.
Many Java-based game sites are looking for just such opportunities to improve their presence on the Internet. You could hook up with them and they would give you the links to their games to include in your emails.
For the recipients of your emails, this could be a great bonus. Everyone likes to play a little game when they want to take a break from work. If for nothing else, they will open your mail for that reason. Of course, the subconscious mind will work at what you are telling them and it will have its impact.
Add Interesting Tips and Factoids
Many sites give things such as “Joke of the Day”, “Riddle of the Day”, “This Day in History” and such stuff. You could collaborate with them and send such things in the emails that you are sending. They could spell a good moment or two for the readers and they will open your emails for that.
Small bits of information also work, even if these are related to what you are promoting – your MLM opportunity. You could dig up facts about the MLM world and send them in emails. This could be interesting to a person who is already considering taking these up as an opportunity.
You can thus mix and match several things and make your emails more effective. Of course, you have to make sure that you are providing them with the content they are looking for too. That is what they need. But there is no harm in providing them with some accessories on the way.
Also, when you add such fun elements, no one minds if you openly promote your opportunity. You can go a bit easier on the subtle approach because more people will be looking forward to your emails and you won’t end up in their spam folders. It could be a great way for you to get more exposure and acceptance among your list of leads.
9: Using Autoresponders and Always Being There!
Autoresponders give you the online omniscience that you need.
Using Autoresponders and Always Being There!
One of the best tools you can have for your MLM email marketing campaigns is an autoresponder feature. There are dozens of benefits you can have with such a system, but the best thing is that the autoresponder will handle your marketing campaign at all times of the day without fail, which means you are as good as getting a 24-hour salesperson to promote your online marketing campaigns.
Have you ever seen sales pages that tell you that they will reply to you even if it is 2 in the morning? Do not be under the impression that they stay awake at all times monitoring their mailboxes. What they do is they use an autoresponder that sends automated responses to queries, almost instantly. To the person at the receiving end, this is a truly great feature. They do not have to wait; they get all their replies instantly. When you are planning to automate things as much as possible to free up time for other pressing jobs at hand, you simply cannot neglect the autoresponder tool.
Let us take a look at some of the benefits that you get with autoresponders:-
They Set Up Lead Capture Pages
This is one prime benefit. On your lead capture page, you need a form that the visitors are supposed to fill up with their names and emails. Autoresponders have custom codes that you can use on your web pages which will generate these forms. Not just that, they will record the information that your visitors will put in and keep them secure for all future communication.
They Send Immediate Replies
As soon as these email ids are received, the autoresponder will send them an instant reply, which will be automated. You can set up this reply at any time so that the reply you have created will go to these people. The words will be yours; the service will be the autoresponder.
They Continue Your Email Marketing Campaigns
When you have to send further promotional emails to these leads, you do not need to manually fill in all their addresses. The autoresponders who have already stored their information will send out these emails to everyone on the list immediately.
They Track Replies
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Butterflies cannot fly if their body temperature is less than 86 degrees.
Neurons multiply at a rate of 250,000 neurons per minute during early pregnancy.
Elephants have the longest pregnancy in the animal kingdom at 22 months.
The longest human pregnancy on record is 17 months, 11 days.
A female oyster produces 100 million young in her lifetime, the typical hen lays 19 dozen eggs a year, and it is possible for one female cat to be responsible for the birth of 20,736 kittens in four years.
Michelle Duggar holds the record for the largest human family, having given birth to 17 children.
750 ml of blood pumps through your brain every minute, which is 15-20% of blood, that flows from the heart.
The human brain is about 75% water.
Dragonflies are capable of flying sixty miles per hour, making them one of the fastest insects.
This is good since they are in a big hurry, as they only live about twenty-four hours.
Flies jump backward during take-off.
A housefly will regurgitate its food and eat it again.
Termites outweigh humans by almost ten to one.
A spider’s web is not a home, but rather a trap for its food.
They are as individual as snowflakes, with no two ever being the same.
Some tropical spiders have built webs over eighteen feet across.
More people are afraid of spiders than death.
Amazingly, few people are afraid of Champagne corks even though you are more likely to be killed by one than by a spider.
Your brain consumes 25 watts of power while you are awake.
This amount of energy is enough to illuminate a lightbulb.
It is impossible to lick your elbow.
Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
In every episode of Seinfeld, there is a Superman somewhere.
Possums have one of the shortest pregnancies at 16 days.
The shortest human pregnancy to produce a healthy baby was 22 weeks, 6 days — the baby was the length of a ballpoint pen.
Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.
The most poisonous spider is the black widow.
Its venom is more potent than a rattlesnake’s.
13% of Americans actually believe that some parts of the moon are made of cheese.
The world’s youngest parents were eight and nine and lived in China in 1910.
Fish that live more than 800 meters below the ocean surface do not have eyes.
Butterflies range in size from a tiny 1/8 inch to a huge almost 12 inches.
Some Case Moth caterpillars (Psychidae) build a case around themselves that they always carry with them.
It is made of silk and pieces of plants or soil.
Most household dust is made of dead skin cells.
One in eight million people has progeria, a disease that causes people to grow faster than they age.
The male seahorse carries the eggs until they hatch instead of the female.
Negative emotions such as anxiety and depression can weaken your immune system.
Stephen Hawking was born exactly 300 years after Galileo died.
Mercury is the only planet whose orbit is coplanar with its equator.
The Morgan’s Sphinx Moth from Madagascar has a proboscis (tube mouth) that is 12 to 14 inches long to get the nectar from the bottom of a 12-inch deep orchid discovered by Charles Darwin.
Some moths never eat anything like adults because they do not have mouths.
They must live on the energy they stored as caterpillars.
In 1958, Entomologist W.G. Bruce published a list of Arthropod references in the Bible.
The most frequently named bugs from the Bible are Locust: 24, Moth: 11, Grasshopper: 10, Scorpion: 10, Caterpillar: Nine, and Bee: 4.
People eat insects – called “Entomophagy”(people eating bugs) – it has been practiced for centuries throughout Africa, Australia, Asia, the Middle East, and North, Central, and South America.
Why? Because many bugs are both protein-rich and good sources of vitamins, minerals, and fats.
Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave.
Go on and try it then.
Ramses brand condom is named after the great pharaoh Ramses II who fathered over 160 children.
Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
The average chocolate bar has eight insects’ legs in it.
In York, it is perfectly legal to shoot a Scotsman with a bow and arrow (except on Sundays) No piece of square dry paper can be folded in half more than 7 times The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night.
The Beetham Tower cost over £150 million to build.
The Beetham Tower has 47 floors.
“Stewardesses” is the longest word typed with only the left hand.
An average human loses about 200 head hairs per day.
Mexico City sinks about 10 inches a year.
It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
In France, a five-year-old child can buy an alcoholic drink in a bar During the chariot scene in “Ben Hur,” a small red car can be seen in the distance.
Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.
By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you cannot sink into quicksand.
The glue on Israeli postage is certified kosher.
In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all of the world’s nuclear weapons combined.
On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.
Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.
A dentist invented the electric chair.
The top butterfly flight speed is 12 miles per hour. Some moths can fly 25 miles per hour!
The Brimstone butterfly (Gonepterix rhamni) has the longest lifetime of adult butterflies: 9-10 months.
Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to s-l-o-w film down so you could see his moves.
A Boeing 747’s wingspan is longer than the Wright brother’s first flight.
Representations of butterflies are seen in Egyptian frescoes at Thebes, which are 3,500 years old.
Babies are born without kneecaps.
They do not appear until the child reaches 2-6 years of age.
14% of all facts and statistics are made up and 27% of people know that fact.
Every time you lick a stamp, you are consuming 1/10 of a calorie.
Eskimos have over 15 words for the English word ‘Snow’ Butterflies can see red, green, and yellow.
Some people say that when the black bands on the Woolly bear caterpillar are wide, cold winter is coming.
Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.
Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.
Almonds are a member of the peach family.
The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.
“Ithyphallophobia” is a morbid fear of seeing, thinking about, or having an erect penis.
The average shelf life of a latex condom is about two years.
14% of Americans have skinny-dipped with a member of the opposite sex at least once.
Male bats have the highest rate of homosexuality of any mammal.
A man’s beard grows fastest when he anticipates sex.
A man will ejaculate approximately 18 quarts of semen in his lifetime.
Sex is biochemically no different from eating large quantities of chocolate.
Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.
For every ‘normal’ webpage, there are five porn pages. “Venus observe” is the technical term for the “missionary position.”
Sex is the safest tranquilizer in the world. IT IS 10 TIMES MORE EFFECTIVE THAN VALIUM.
Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) was born on and died on days when Halley’s Comet can be seen.
US Dollar bills are made out of cotton and linen.
The 57 on the Heinz ketchup bottle represents the number of pickle types the company once had.
Americans are responsible for about 1/5 of the world’s garbage annually.
Giraffes and rats can last longer without water than camels.
Your stomach produces a new layer of mucus every two weeks so that it does not digest itself.
98% of all murders and rapes are by a close family member or friend of the victim.
A B-25 bomber crashed into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building on July 28, 1945.
The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp (marijuana) paper.
The dot over the letter “I” is called a title.
Benjamin Franklin was the fifth in a series of the youngest son of the youngest son.
एक बार एक महात्मा ने अपने शिष्यों से कहा कि वे कल प्रवचन में अपने साथ एक थैली में कुछ आलू भरकर लाएं। साथ ही निर्देश भी दिया कि उन आलुओं पर उस व्यक्ति का नाम लिखा होना चाहिए जिनसे वे ईर्ष्या करते हैं। अगले दिन किसी शिष्य ने चार आलू, किसी ने छह तो किसी ने आठ आलू लाए। प्रत्येक आलू पर उस व्यक्ति का नाम लिखा था जिससे वे नफरत करते थे।
अब महात्मा जी ने कहा कि अगले सात दिनों तक आपलोग ये आलू हमेशा अपने साथ रखें। शिष्यों को कुछ समझ में नहीं आया कि महात्मा जी क्या चाहते हैं, लेकिन सबने आदेश का पालन किया। दो-तीन दिनों के बाद ही शिष्यों को कष्ट होने लगा। जिनके पास ज्यादा आलू थे, वे बड़े कष्ट में थे। किसी तरह उन्होंने सात दिन बिताए और महात्मा के पास पहुंचे। महात्मा ने कहा, ‘अब अपनी-अपनी थैलियां निकाल कर रख दें।’ शिष्यों ने चैन की सांस ली। महात्मा जी ने विगत सात दिनों का अनुभव पूछा। शिष्यों ने अपने कष्टों का विवरण दिया। उन्होंने आलुओं की बदबू से होने वाली परेशानी के बारे में बताया। सभी ने कहा कि अब बड़ा हल्का महसूस हो रहा है।…
महात्मा ने कहा, ‘जब मात्र सात दिनों में ही आपको ये आलू बोझ लगने लगे, तब सोचिए कि आप जिन व्यक्तियों से ईर्ष्या या नफरत करते हैं, आपके मन पर उनका कितना बड़ा बोझ रहता होगा। और उसे आप जिंदगी भर ढोते रहते हैं। सोचिए, ईर्ष्या के बोझ से आपके मन और दिमाग की क्या हालत होती होगी?
ईर्ष्या के अनावश्यक बोझ के कारण आपलोगों के मन में भी बदबू भर जाती है, ठीक उन आलुओं की तरह। इसलिए अपने मन से इन भावनाओं को निकाल दो। यदि किसी से प्यार नहीं कर सकते तो कम से कम नफरत मत करो। आपका मन स्वच्छ, निर्मल और हल्का रहेगा।