Some Oxymorons

Oxymoron :     An Oxymoron is defined as a phrase in which two words of opposite meanings are brought together ...
Here are some funny oxymoron's :
1) Clearly Misunderstood.
2) Exact Estimate.
3) Small Crowd.
4) Act Naturally.
5) Found Missing.
6) Fully Empty.
7) Pretty Ugly.
8) Seriously Funny.
9) Only Choice.
10) Original Copies ...
And the best of all :
11) Happily Married :)

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Reducing the Gap between Potential and Performance

First of all let us understand what is Potential and what is Performance. Potential is the ability to execute or accomplish something whereas Performance is the actual work done during specific timelines. This actual amount of this work would either be equal or less than the Potential. For example, a mason has the capability (potential) of laying 1000 bricks a day, however he lays 800 bricks (Potential). In this example, there is a gap of 200 brick which should have been laid by the mason in the ideal scenario.

So let us review some factors which need to be considered in order to reduce the gap between Potential and Performance. The analysis can be applied to different scenarios such as office employee, domestic work or even for self audit.

1-    Stress at work: Managers need to closely observe if any specific employee is disturbed due to any reason (either personal or office politics or any other office stress). The manager needs to discuss it in person so as to reduce or fix the stressful situation. If there areethical issues, its manager responsibility to take necessary actions for the employees trapped in ethical issues.

2-   Skills development: The saw needs to be sharpen now a then. Read this nice story to understand the concept in detail. 

3-   Fair payment: Employee needs to be paid fairly which should be in accordance with their capabilities. Also, the level of embarrassment increases if different employees are not treated evenly. 

4-   Health: Fair amount of rest should be offered to employees in case they are sick. The performance will definitely be degraded if an employee is pushed to work beyond his health limits.

5-   Team work: Encourage all team members to work for a common goal. Associate awards with accomplishment of tasks. 

Conclusion: Improving happiness index and loyalty factor to the company will improve throughput. Think from each members' perspective that when he/she wakes up in the morning, what he thinks before coming to office. Is he enthusiastic about coming to office or just coming for time pass? Is he/she a motivated and a highly engaged employee? Remember, employees are like batters you need to charge them consistently for best performance.

Health: Lower LDL - Cholesterol with these 7 Foods

Low-density lipoprotein (LDL cholesterol) promotes the occurrence of atherosclerosis and is a major risk factor for coronary heart disease. Lowering serum LDL cholesterol levels is a primary objective for high cholesterol treatment. Here are 7 foods to eat to lower LDL cholesterol naturally.

1. A bowl of oatmeal for breakfast. Eating a bowl of oatmeal at breakfast for 8 weeks can make bad blood cholesterol concentration decreased by 10% and increase good cholesterol levels. Oat is rich in soluble and insoluble dietary fiber, it prevents the absorption of cholesterol and fat, thereby lowering cholesterol and reducing fat.

2. Eggplant is a vegetable that can lower cholesterol, and people eat it regularly in the summer season. Eggplant contains nutrients such as protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, calcium, phosphorus and so on. Regular consumption of eggplant can reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol and enhance the resilience of capillaries. The walls of the the blood vessels relax allowing an improvement in blood flow. These positive effects were due to nasunin (a free radical scavenger) and terpene phytonutrients (plant derived nutrients) in eggplant.

3. Eat 3 cloves of garlic at dinner. Eat 3 cloves of garlic a day for as long as 8 weeks, and you can make the concentration of bad cholesterol in the blood drop by 10%. It doesn't matter if it raw or cooked garlic, both have a cholesterol lowering effect. The sulfur compounds in garlic can inhibit liver cholesterol synthesis which can achieves the cholesterol lowering effect.

4. Eat half of an onion a day. Onion is an inexpensive health food. If you eat half of a raw onion a day for as long as 8 weeks then you can make the good blood cholesterol increase by about 20% and reduce bad cholesterol and fatty acid glyceride.

5. Apples are rich in pectin and are good for lowering cholesterol.

6. Eat half a bowl of beans at lunch. Eating half a bowl of beans every day for as long as 8 weeks can decrease bad cholesterol by 20%. Soy foods contain a variety of cholesterol-lowering active ingredients.

7. Eat steamed salmon twice a week. Salmon contains high amount of omega-3 fatty acids. The healthiest way to eat salmon is to steam it. Eat steamed salmon 2 times a week, and after 8 weeks the body's good cholesterol will increase by 10%.

Source: LowerCholseterol