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Sep
26

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In business, appearance matters — and that includes how you carry yourself. Here are seven body language tricks powerful business leaders use to radiate confidence.

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1. MAKE EYE CONTACT

“When someone is talking to you, make sure you look them in the eye,” said career coach Becky Berry. “If you’re uncomfortable looking them in the eye, look at their nose or ears.”Looking down or looking around makes you look nervous, she said.

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2. TALK WITH YOUR HANDS

“Power is communicated by gestures,” said Patti Wood, a body language expert and author. “Research shows that charismatic leaders use gestures four times as often as others do when they talk.”

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3. SIT UPRIGHT

“People who are confident sit up straight and tall,” Berry said. “Keep your head up.”

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4. STAND UP STRAIGHT

“When you hold or move your body the way you would like to feel, the posture actually sends a message to the brain: ‘Hey, I am feeling great, positive and up,'” Wood said. Standing tall with your head held high automatically makes you feel more confident, she said.

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5. DON’T FIDGET

“Fidgeting implies nervousness,” Berry said. “If you must fidget, try to do it below your desk.” And “whatever you do, don’t make noise while fidgeting,” she added.

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6. DON’T CROSS YOUR LEGS

“Women, don’t cross your legs at the knee,” Berry said. “It cuts off your power center and puts you at a disadvantage. Instead, sit with your feet side-by-side.”

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7. LOOSEN UP YOUR VOCAL CHORDS

“We tend to tighten the vocal chords when we are tense, and the high, sometimes screechy sound does not sound powerful,” Wood said. “Bring down your voice.” “Talk in a conversational tone,” Berry said. “People who can control their voices look like leaders.”

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Aug
26

Natural Light at Home

In case you feel that the natural light is low in your home, there is no cause for worry. Without opting for any major modifications, the situation can be improved through a handful of steps that will yield considerable advantage and make the light better and brighter. All that is needed to be done is focus on the following.

1. Mirror Placement. By Placing a mirror on a wall adjacent to a window or opposite a window, the light effect will be bettered and enhanced. The mirror will mimic the window and create an effect as if there are more windows in the wall.

In case the mirror is placed opposite, light will be reflected and also the views from outside.

2.Make use of Reflective surfaces: Through this action light will bounce and the overall impression of more light will be enhanced.

3. The light should be brought in: To achieve this light-blocking window treatments should be avoided. Depend on translucent shades that provide privacy while allowing light into the space. It brings forth a soft glow to the shade and bounces light into the wall.

4. Make Ceilings a little lighter than walls: Flat white is best if your walls are white, but if you have dark walls, be sure to go with a slightly lighter color on the ceiling.

5. Cleanliness: This aspect is extremely important. Ensure that fixtures, bulbs, and windows are clean. The effort will yield more brightness.

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Aug
26

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INTRODUCING THE BAUME & MERCIER CAPELAND CHRONOGRAPH FLYBACK PASSIONE ENGADINA

The fifth Passione Engadina race brings Italian vintage cars together to drive from Saint Moritz to the Engadin in the Swiss Alps. The event from August 19th to 21st paid tribute to Alfa Romeo and one of the sponsors, Baume & Mercier, has devoted a limited edition watch to it: the Capeland Chronograph Flyback Passione Engadina.

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Not only is the vintage-style watch inspired by a 1948 Baume & Mercier mono-pusher chronograph but it also has a cool retro domed white matt dial. The Breguet Arabic numerals are tracked by blue steel “pomme” hands whilst the telemeter and tachymeter scales glow blue and red.

The 44mm steel case houses the self-winding La Joux-Perret 8147-2 calibre which powers the time, date (at 4.30 on the dial) and flyback chronograph functions.

Price: 7,100 CHF

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Aug
08

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LAS VEGAS: Apple Inc (AAPL.O) said it plans to offer rewards of up to $200,000 (£152,433) to researchers who find critical security bugs in its products, joining dozens of firms that already offer payments for help uncovering flaws in their products.

The maker of iPhones and iPads provided Reuters with details of the plan, which includes some of the biggest bounties offered to date, ahead of unveiling it on Thursday afternoon at the Black Hat cyber security conference in Las Vegas.

The program will initially be limited to about two dozen researchers who Apple will invite to help identify hard-to-uncover security bugs in five specific categories.

Those researchers have been chosen from the group of experts who have previously helped Apple identify bugs, but have not been compensated for that work, the company said.

The most lucrative category, which offers rewards of up to $200,000, is for bugs in Apple’s “secure boot” firmware for preventing unauthorized programs from launching when an iOS device is powered up.

Apple said it decided to limit the scope of the program at the advice of other companies that have previously launched bounty programs.

Those companies said that if they were to do it again, they would start by inviting a small list of researchers to join, then gradually open it up over time, according to Apple.

Security analyst Rich Mogull said that limiting participation would save Apple from dealing with a deluge of “low-value” bug reports.

“Fully open programs can definitely take a lot of resources to manage,” he said.

Apple declined to say which firms provided advice.

Such rewards are currently offered by dozens of firms, including AT&T Inc (T.N), Facebook Inc (FB.O), Google (GOOGL.O), Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O), Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA.O) and Yahoo Inc (YHOO.O).

Microsoft, which has handed out $1.5 million in rewards to security researchers since it launched its program three years ago, also offers rewards for identifying very specific types of bugs. Its two biggest payouts have been for $100,000 each.

Not all bounty programs are as focused as the ones from Apple and Microsoft.

Facebook, for example, has an open program that offers rewards for a wide-range of vulnerabilities. It has paid out more than $4 million over the past five years, with last year’s average payment at $1,780.

In March, Facebook paid $10,000 to a 10-year-old boy in Finland who found a way to delete user comments from Instagram accounts.

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Jul
24

The Latest: Wildfire north of Los Angeles growing

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© The Associated Press Smoke from a nearby wildfire looms over Los Angeles on Friday, July 22, 2016. Smoke drifted over the city’s downtown, about 30 miles from the fire’s location in Santa Clarita. It’s one of…

The latest:

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):

11:40 a.m.

A wildfire burning in the mountainous Angeles National Forest north of Los Angeles has grown to more than 17 square miles.

U.S. Forest Service spokesman Nathan Judy says the fire is only 10 percent contained Saturday.

Judy says the Wildlife Waystation, a private sanctuary for rescued exotic animals, is being evacuated.

The Wildlife Waystation has about 400 animals on 160 acres within the national forest.

Its Facebook page is appealing for flatbed and enclosed trucks as well as an air-conditioned warehouse to keep the animals cool.

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10 a.m.

A forest fire burning near Big Sur on California’s scenic Central Coast has nearly doubled in size to almost 3 square miles.

The state forestry department says the blaze is a threat to 1,000 homes and the Monterey County community of Palo Colorado has been ordered evacuated.

The fire erupted Friday in almost inaccessible terrain 5 miles south of Garrapata State Park.

Another wildfire burning north of Los Angeles has grown to more than 8½ square miles and there’s zero containment.

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8:50 a.m.

A wildfire burning in wilderness north of Los Angeles expanded significantly overnight to more than 8½ square miles.

Much of the sky over greater Los Angeles is filled with heavy smoke Saturday morning and ash has fallen in some areas.

Authorities have issued an advisory warning that air quality may reach unhealthy levels in central Los Angeles and adjacent valleys.

The fire erupted Friday afternoon in the Sand Canyon area near State Route 14 as the region was gripped by triple-digit heat and very low humidity levels. Some 300 homes have been ordered evacuated.

The blaze is being battled by 300 firefighters from Los Angeles County and the Angeles National Forest as well as a fleet of helicopters and airplanes.

Earlier story:

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. — California bore down Saturday against the continuing heat and wildfires that have forced the evacuations of hundreds of homes as red-flag warnings of extreme fire danger predicted gusty winds and scorching, dry air.

For a second day, triple-digit highs were forecast for many regions of Southern California.

On Friday, the Woodland Hills area of Los Angeles topped out at 111 degrees while Palm Springs recorded 115, and even San Diego and beaches hit the 80s.

It reached 106 in Santa Clarita, just north of Los Angeles, where a brushfire raged up tinder-dry ridges near State Route 14. As many as 400 homes and a recreational vehicle park were ordered evacuated.

“It just continues to move. It’s not slowing down,” Los Angeles County fire Inspector Joey Marron said late Friday night.

No homes had burned and the fire was heading southward into Angeles National Forest and away from densely populated areas north of it in Santa Clarita, which has about 180,000 residents.

“I got all my tenants out of the RV park and for the people that weren’t there and still have dogs, I broke into their trailers and got their dogs out,” Kurtis Bell, manager of River’s End RV Park, told KCAL-TV.

Driven by 20 mph winds, the afternoon fire quickly enveloped more than 5 square miles of brush near a freeway, State Route 14. Some lanes were shut and Metrolink train service in the area was halted.

Huge flames leapt on ridgetops and smoke could be seen miles away in downtown Los Angeles.

“You could see the fire (on) the top of that mountain, the tops of all these mountains, 20 feet up in the air,” Bell said. “It absolutely looked like the apocalypse.”

About 300 firefighters and a dozen aircraft fought the fire. As night fell, the flames were heading away from the more heavily populated areas of Santa Clarita, which has around 180,000 residents, toward the Angeles National Forest.

Nighttime images showed long glowing lines on the ridges, topped by soaring swaths of flames and walls of smoke.

In the steep, rugged canyons near the Central California coast, a fire near Big Sur in Monterey County burned nearly 1 ½ square miles of brush, grass and redwoods. Garrapata State Park south of Carmel was closed for the weekend.

It was heading toward the famously beautiful Big Sur forest and was expected to burn more fiercely at night as moist ocean air retreated and warm, dry air from inland began blowing toward the sea, state fire spokesman Jonathan Pangburn said.

No homes were immediately threatened in the sparsely populated area.

Jul
05

10-Most-Expensive-Private-Jets-In-The-World-FB-0There are also documentaries about how unsafe some planes are. Then, there are those other documentaries about the wealthy folks of the world and how their private jets have their own interior designer. I’ve made an agreement with myself that the next time I’m flying, I’m taking a private jet. At least the only problem I’d have then is the jet lag. And no more heavy baggage to lug around— if I can afford to take a private jet Continue Reading…

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May
29

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When it comes to do-it-yourself projects, everybody is going to experience ups and downs. Important lessons that are almost always taken away from household projects: having the right tools, being persistent, and maintaining patience. My first experience with a backyard project was building and maintaining a garden during the summer. Continue Reading…

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