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Getting Paid Less Than You Deserve? Here's How to Fix That

By Lloyd VickeryDo you have a sneaking suspicion that others are getting paid more for doing the same job as you? Do you feel that your pay packet is below industry averages?If you've answered yes to either of these questions, you are in the right place. In this article we're going to talk about exactly what you can do to fix salary disparity.Are you worth a pay rise?First things first: confirm your suspicions. Are you really getting paid less than what you should be? Then you need to do some research to confirm and get some figures to compare to.Get in touch with industry averages by having a look at Glassdoor.com and PayScale.com. Doing a Google search is also really helpful. A good formula to use for searching is [job role] salary [location], for example: 'receptionist salary NZ'. This technique works best if you make it as specific as you can, as 'Dental receptionist salary Auckland' is going to provide you much more accurate results than the previous exam…
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To Sleep Better, End Your Day Mindfully

By Kevin SchoeningerHave you noticed the way you end your day plays a big role in how well you sleep, how you feel when you wake up, and the kind of day you have tomorrow? In this post, I share a mindful way to end your day, release stress, sleep better, and wake up ready for a new day in the morning.So, how do you typically end your day? Do you go and go until you simply can't go anymore-then crash? Do you click through the channels on TV or scroll through social media? Do you watch the news, have a conversation, or read a book? Do you ruminate over something that happened during the day or feel anxious about what might happen tomorrow?Now, let me ask you, "How does what you do before sleep make you feel?" Exhausted? Depressed? Agitated? Resigned? Happy? Grateful? Relaxed? How you feel before bed significantly affects the kind of sleep you'll have and the kind of day you'll have tomorrow.What if you could consciously release the day's stress, frustrations, …

Different Types Of Transformer Cores And Their Working

By Mukesh TolaniIn today's fast-paced landscape, electricity is important and so are electrical appliances. To ensure their hassle-free working, you need to supply them the right amount of power that calls for the installation of a device that transmits power. And a Transformer is the one you can rely on for this. It is a static device that is designed to meet the purpose of transmitting power from one source to another through electromagnetic induction. It consists of cores and windings, which make the device working. There are different types of cores used in its construction and here are some important details that you need to know about them.What Are Transformer Cores?These are pieces of magnetic material with a high magnetic permeability, which is used to guide magnetic fields in transformers. They play a very important role in ensuring the smooth transmitting of power, thus, you have to be attentive while making the selection. These are made of different materials and havin…

5 Benefits of CNC Machining Over Conventional Alternatives

By Leo EigenbergCNC machining is a popular type of tool used in many industries, including manufacturing. It is very effective at speeding up the manufacturing process because it is a highly automated machine. Alternative tools like the manual shaping machines, center lathes and vertical millers are entirely operated by the trained engineer, but this human input is mostly removed when CNC machining is used. Let's take a look at a few of the most beneficial reasons to use this manufacturing concept:High production quality The use of CNC machining requires a lot less skill and experience to operate compared to most of the conventional tools. Also, with limited human input, there is less risk of mistakes taking place which is certain to help increase the all-round production quality. Quick replication CNC machining is a very appealing option when looking to produce a high volume of parts. Once the tool is programmed with precise data, such as the volume and dimensions, it is extreme…

Why Are Play Schools Necessary for Children?

By Manpreet KaurNot every parent is settled with the idea of sending their little ones to play school, but this can be a development step! It is extremely vital to send your children to play schools as there are several activities they will do throughout the timespan. Other than this, here are a few reasons we think pre schools are a must for your kids.1) Learning - You cannot give your child all the attention and sit down to make them learn new things. If you are a working parent or quite busy with household activities, you may miss out on a lot of development skills. Through play schools, they will recognize little things and also adjust to the entire school type routine.2) Socializing - Kindergarten are the best way for children to make friends and pick up on good habits too. They will socialize with other kids, and eventually, have less nervousness around new faces. Some children who dislike being around unknown people can benefit a lot in play schools.3) Free play - Children are…

Ways to Take Care of Your Child's Teeth

By Anna Bird Your child's is very important to you. You do all you can to ensure they are current on all their shots and vaccine and you take great care in making sure they don't get injured or sick. When they are under the weather, you feel bad and do what you can to comfort them as they recover and rest.Are you taking the same care with their oral health?Many parents want to take care of their child's teeth and gums, but either the lack of know-how or the craziness of life gets in the way of them placing as much meticulous care into their child's oral health as overall health.How do you properly care for your little one's teeth and gums so they can have a healthy mouth from the get-go? Here are some suggestions:Begin Regular Oral Hygiene EarlyKeeping your baby's mouth clean starts before his or her first baby tooth erupts (comes up through the gum). Using a damp, soft washcloth, gently rub the baby's gums. This will remove germs that accumulate in the mo…

Common Oral Health Problems and Their Causes

By Anna Bird Your mouth is complex. Like your body, it is susceptible to injury and infection.Just like exercise, a healthy diet, adequate rest and regular check-ups at the doctor's office are important in maintaining optimal overall health, proper care for your teeth in the form of daily brushing and flossing, a healthy diet and regular dental check-ups with the dentist, are necessary for great oral health that lowers your risk of injury, infection, disease and decay.With the disturbing increase of the fear of the dentist, more and more patients are reluctant to visit the dentist. By passing up on these important, recommended, twice-yearly cleanings, patients are putting their oral health at risk. They can also be delaying treatment of oral health issues, which can prolong the patient's discomfort and allow the dental health issue to progress.Below is a list of common oral health issues to watch out for:Tooth DecayTooth decay, more commonly called cavities are one of the mos…

What Are Foods You Should Limit (or Avoid) Eating?

By Anna Bird When it comes to foods one should steer clear of consuming, images of candy, cookies, pastries, and popcorn may come to mind.We are taught that sugar is the number one nemesis to our oral health.While refined sugars are indeed detrimental to tooth health, patients may be inadvertently eating foods that are destroying their teeth that aren't known by their abundance of sugar.Dried FruitWhile we think dried fruit is healthy alternative to other sugary, salty, unhealthy snacks such as potato chips and donuts, we are indulging in "sugar bombs" that can leave the bacteria and sugar in our mouths long after we enjoyed them because of their stickiness.Before reaching for those dried cranberries, grab a banana instead.Canned FruitCanned fruit may not have the stickiness of dried fruit, but they sure do pack in the sugar. Fruit itself is already sweet, but canned fruit comes sitting in sugar (and calorie) packed syrup.BreadBread doesn't have sugar, you may think…

Common Diabetic Foot Issues

By Anna Bird Diabetes is a serious health epidemic affecting millions of Americans. New advancements in technology have been able to better diagnose diabetes and more is being learned about the health condition than in decades past.While diabetes can be result of a sedentary lifestyle and poor dietary choices, it can also be hereditary, being passed down to family members.Diabetes is a condition where the body's normal production and absorption of insulin is hindered. This alters the amount of sugar in the blood and the body's cells intake of glucose for energy and proper functioning.With diabetes, patients are at higher risks of infections, blindness, oral health issues and nerve damage.Diabetics are also at higher risk of severe foot injuries.Common Diabetic Foot ConditionsSome of the foot conditions experienced with diabetics include those involving foot nerve damage and common foot issues that get infected and progress into more serious foot health issues. Neuropathy. Whe…

Common Heel Ailments

By Anna Bird Your feet are important and when you experience pain or discomfort that limits your ability to use your feet, daily life can become difficult. In fact, your overall quality of life may be lowered.While something wrong with even your small toe, or a blister on the heel can negatively impact your proper mobility, it isn't any wonder the great extent something like heel pain can do.If you have pain or discomfort in your heel, there are many causes. If the pain is chronic and severe enough to greatly impact the daily use of your foot, it is highly recommended that you see a podiatrist as soon as possible.For other heel pain ailments, you may be able to get relief and treatment in a variety of ways from stretches to orthotics.Not every heel pain ailment can be effectively treated in the same manner. It is important, then, to know what the cause of your heel ailment is.Below are common heel ailments that you may be suffering from:Stone BruiseThis common heel ailment occurs…

Mapping The Invisible Strands Of The Cosmic Web

By Judith E Braffman-Miller On a clear, dark night, the sky above Earth blazes with the brilliant, distant fires of a million, billion, trillion stars--but starlight can be a liar. In fact, most of the Universe is dark--composed of mysterious, invisible material, the nature of which is unknown. Luminous objects, like stars, account for only a small fraction of the beautiful Cosmos. Indeed, as lovely as the dancing stars are, they are merely the glittering sprinkles on a universal cupcake. This is because the unimaginably enormous galaxies and gigantic clusters and superclusters of galaxies are all embedded within heavy halos of a strange and abundant form of material that astronomers call the dark matter--and this dark stuff weaves a massive web of invisible strands throughout Spacetime. In April 2018, a team of astronomers announced that they have decoded faint distortions in the patterns of the Universe's oldest light, in order to map huge tube-like structures that are invisibl…

Heavenly Power Verses Spiritual Power

By Craig Condon The Sanhedrin, consisting of 71 members, included the rulers, elders and scribes and was the highest legislative and judicial body in Jerusalem. The Sanhedrin thought Peter, John and the beggar were on trial, but Jesus Christ was on trial again because He was the power behind the paralyzed man's healing. The message of the resurrection stirred the pot here. They didn't fix their attention on one thing done by Peter. Instead, they framed an indefinite question. They hoped Peter would say something on which they might condemn him-the same hope they had every time they questioned Jesus. Their whole inquiry was rooted in the assumption that the Sanhedrin looked down at powerless idiots. The irony is that the powerless idiots had something that the members of the Sanhedrin didn't-the name of Jesus, whom the Sanhedrin rejected, but now who has returned with power. The undeniable evidence against the Sanhedrin was a man who was once lame and was now walking. The …

How Can Jesus' Death Possibly Apply To People Today?

By Michael J. S. Austin, Ph.D. Yes, I know where this question is coming from. If Jesus died around two thousand years ago, just how could his death have any relevance or meaning for people today, even to the point of influencing, or changing their lives - it seems way too remote, far too mystical to be of use to people today, I just don't get it?• PERPLEXITY
This is where a little biblical background helps so much. There are indeed large claims made both by Jesus and about him which shed light on the perplexity behind this big question. The first thing to note is with Jesus' coming into the world, a huge change takes place. It is the time of new beginnings, the time when large numbers of God-given prophecies in the Old Testament Scriptures come together in startling fulfilment. Now, a whole new era begins in the way God would advance his own purpose for his world. For now, the Christ or Messiah, for whose appearing countless people had fervently longed, came in person.• PREP…

Afraid of Change - Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone

By Reeny Carvotta Barron Are you a person who cannot seem to go out of your comfort zone?What does it feel like to move toward something that you are not comfortable with?If you want to be successful and take charge of everything in your life, then you would have to do some major changes and start willing yourself to get up and get out of your comfort zone. Perhaps one of the big reasons why you don't want to get out of your comfort zone is because you are so afraid of change.You fear the idea that everything will change around you and you don't know how to cope with it. Keep in mind that change happens every day and you will certainly experience changes in your life. Learn to be flexible and have the courage to face these changes in your life. Here are some tips on how embrace change.Think of Change as an UpgradeYou may not like to get out of your comfort zone because it involves so many changes that may cause you to have anxiety attacks. However, not all changes are bad. Ac…

The Gateway Between Language and Memory

By William T Batten Can you hypnotise someone without speaking to them? Of course, but it's harder. For some reason, the spoken word - both what you are saying and how you are saying it - are intensely hypnotic. If you want to deepen your understanding of the hypnotic process, it makes sense to wonder why.It's almost strange how effortless it is to listen. Compared with reading words on a page, spoken words have drawbacks. There's always background noise, no matter how quiet it may seem. Words tumble together, with your brain scrambling to figure out where the pauses are. Let alone what any of it means.Funny - it's almost as if your brain has serious computational power dedicated to deciphering speech. It does and it's called the temporal lobe. And where the brain dedicates resources, hypnotists are sure to follow.The temporal lobe takes the noisy oscillating air that we call 'talking' and extracts meaning from it. This is no simple task and it has to perf…

A German Acropolis - The Most Extraordinary Monument In Bavaria

By Susanne Lindner There are sights and tourist attractions that completely make sense. To everybody. At once. Like the Eiffel tower, for example. It is a gorgeous tower, an architectural masterpiece and when you take the elevator up, you have the most magnificent view over Paris. There is not much of an intellectual challenge in visiting the Eiffel tower. And then there are places that only unfurl their captivation and their splendor when you know the background story and the meaning of it. The Walhalla certainly belongs to the latter category. Without knowing the background story, you take a picture because it is a pretty building, shrug and move on.So, why is there a Greek temple with a Germanic name in the middle of Bavaria?The story takes us back into the days when Bavaria had just become a kingdom and was allied with the most powerful man in Europe at the time: Napoleon Bonaparte. The centuries-old Holy Roman Empire had just fallen apart in the turmoil of the Napoleonic Wars an…

Genetically Modified Mosquitoes: Dropping the Dengue Fever by 91%

By Muhammad Qasim Iqbal The new dreadful disease, Zika Fever strikes with a little headache, little fever, little joint pain and most of the people who have had it, don't know they have had it. Recently, just a year ago, the outbreak of Zika Virus in Brazil caused a peak of Microcephaly- Children born with a deformed i.e. small size and small brain. It was in the children of the mothers who were infected with the virus. The new England Journal of Medicine published a paper on May 29th, 2016 Entitled "Zika Virus and Birth Defects-Reviewing the Evidence for Causality".The Zika virus broke out from a monkey at the Zika forest in Uganda identified by the researchers of the Yellow Fever Research Institute. The first cases were ever reported was in Tanzania, Uganda and that's how it got spread through West and East Africa then through Equatorial Asia like India, Pakistan, Malaysia and Indonesia but it was just in Mosquitoes and Monkeys. The one of the biggest outbreaks we…

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