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10 Ways to Improve Your Technical Skills

the last one is interesting :)

Hi, I am sharing the article for those who wants to improve their technical skills :-

1. Read technical books :- One of the best ways to improve your technical skills is by reading books. when you opt to buy technical books locally (such as for an easy return if it doesn't suit you), you can still check the online reviews to rule out the bad ones. Take your time previewing books in the bookstore or online, especially if cost is a concern. If you can't understand the first chapter, don't waste your money.


2. Read online tutorials :- The advantage of online tutorials over books is that they're accessible, timely, and of course free. The disadvantage is that they usually aren't professionally edited, which can leave them lacking in completeness and/or clarity. However, they often sport other features like abundant interlinking, user comments, and interactive demos. Sometimes the comments are better than the original information, since they can contain lots of additional tips and suggestions.


3. Hang out with geeks :- If you spend enough time with technical people, some of their knowledge will rub off on you. Even geeks learn from other geeks, but if you aren't much of a geek yourself, a great way to accelerate the development of your technical skills is to join a local computer club or users group. Once you join a computer club or other geek-ridden association, volunteering is a great way to make fast friends. These nonprofit associations are frequently in need of volunteers for committee and project work; even if your technical skills are weak, they often just need raw manpower.


4. Subscribe to technical magazines :- Technical magazines used to be one of my favorite outlets for learning,


5. Take classes :- If group learning is your thing, look for college extension courses and other classroom and workshop offerings in your area. A key advantage of classroom learning is the opportunity to interact with an experienced educator. Teachers with decades of experience know plenty of educational distinctions you won't find in books or online tutorials. And unlike many technical writers, they know how to teach.


6. Create your own web site :- Go for experiential learning. Setting a goal to create a basic web site is a great way to learn practical skills like HTML and CSS. When you have a compelling reason to learn, your goals will accelerate your learning, and you'll learn with a focus on practical application.


7. Build your own PC :- If you want to develop better hardware skills, a great project is to build your own PC from scratch. You'll save money, learn a lot about how your computer works, and end up with a nicely customized machine that you can easily upgrade. After all the components arrived, it took me about a day to assemble everything and install the necessary software. This may or may not be a good use of your time, but it worthwhile for the experience.


8. Embrace a variety of software :- General software productivity improves with breadth of experience, so use many different software programs (online or offline) to improve your overall ability to get things done through software.


9. Learn to program :- Programming is the art of instructing a computer to perform a task. The key to accomplishing this feat is learning to think like a computer. Programming is one of the most mentally challenging tasks a human being can perform, but nothing compares to the satisfaction of engineering a piece of code to solve a specific problem.


10. Marry a geek :- Your final salvation on the road to geekdom is to – gasp – marry a geek.If you aren't a geek yourself, then do what you can to recruit one into your family. If that's too much to ask, at least find a geek you can befriend. Technical skills are of major importance these days, and the technical have-nots are more estranged than ever.

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Power of Positive Talk & Encouragement


A man was lost while driving through the countryside. As he tried to reach for the map, he accidentally drove off the road into a ditch. Though he wasn't injured, his car was stuck deep in the mud. So the man walked to a nearby farm to ask for help. "Warwick can get you out of that ditch," said the farmer, pointing to a Person standing in a field. The man looked at the Person and looked at the farmer who just stood there repeating, "Yep, old Warwick can do the job." The man figured he had nothing to lose. The two men and the Person made their way back to the ditch. The farmer hitched the Person to the car. With a snap of the reins, he shouted, "Pull, Fred! Pull, Jack! Pull, Ted! Pull, Warwick!" Go ahead. And the Person pulled that car right out of the ditch. The man was amazed. He thanked the farmer, patted the mule, and asked, "Why did you call out all of those names before you called Warwick?" The farmer grinned and said, "Old Warwick is blind. As long as he believes he's part of a team, he doesn't mind pulling." You see all it matters is encouragement and a sense of care to say "You can do it". If so, you would witness incredible job.

Thought for the Day :)




Every problem has (N+1) Solutions, where

"N" is the number of solutions that you have tried and the "1" is that you have not tried.

That is life........!!!


Change your life style to save your life


 
 
The maintenance of body weight is very important as far as the health fitness is concerned. People who have got abnormal weight are susceptible to diseases very easily. The reason for abnormal body weight is life style. In today's life style men can perform works with out much exertion and for conveyance they can rely on their own vehicles and other alternatives. They have no need to walk to reach their destinations. To make things available just a phone call is sufficient. Then the only thing they have to do is eat and sit simply. This is the reason for abnormal weight in human beings. Over weight is the cause of numerous diseases like Diabetics and Hypertension. If men become prey to these diseases once they cannot escape from their hands till the last minute of their life. They can continue living by taking medicines regularly. The doctors also instruct them to control the diet and body weight.   Hence if people can control their body weight by controlling their diet in advance they can avoid the intake of medicines and thereby they can save financially also. Men can control their body weight by means of exercises, daily walk and diet control. By controlling weight they can always feel as rejuvenated and free of various health problems. By reducing body weight, the excess fat content in the body will be removed considerably. This will enable people to bring cholesterol under desirable level. Cholesterol is the killer factor for causing heart blocks and thereby cardiac arrest. Hence this is a favorable factor for avoiding various heart problems. If the cholesterol level can be brought under control the blood pressure also can be minimized ideally. In this way by reducing excess body weight, all major diseases can be kept away and this will enable men to lead a very comfortable life.
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11 proven ways to gain unstoppable confidence

By: Joshua Uebergang

#1 - KNOWLEDGE IS POWER
Those who know are ultimately much more confident in any arena than those shrouded in ignorance. Use your spare time to read up on the things that interest you, on the things that you are curious about, and build up a solid base of knowledge and critical thinking. The more you know, the more sure of yourself you will be in any situation.

#2 - EXPERIENCE
Uncertainty is the biggest drain on your self-confidence. Succumbing to doubt ensures you will never believe in yourself. The more often you do something, the more certain you become. With certainty comes confidence.

#3 - CARE-FREE ATTITUDE
Try to walk through your day with as easy and care-free of an attitude as you can muster, because someone who is it ease with him or herself is someone who is confident. Build unstoppable confidence by not getting hung up on the petty issues and minor irritations that help wear you down.

#4 - HONEST SELF-ASSESSMENT
Take stock of yourself. Brainstorm for a bit and compose a list of your good qualities and bad, the things you excel at and the things you need to improve upon, and once you have a clear picture of yourself much of the uncertainty that breeds doubt will wash away.

#5 - ANALYZE
Take the time to properly think through every problem, and the confidence in your skills will grow.

#6 - BE THOROUGH
Try to be as complete and thorough at every task you attempt. Completing tasks builds confidence in your ability to always see projects through to their proper conclusion.

#7 - IDENTIFY YOUR LIMITS, AND EXCEED THEM
Once you have assessed yourself, make a list of goals you wish to accomplish, and get to work. You now know your true limits, so the only thing left to do is push beyond them and set your sights on new frontiers.

#8 - BE OPEN TO HELPING OTHERS
Don't close yourself off to friends, acquaintances and coworkers. The more you put yourself out there in business and social situations, the more quickly you will build confidence in your ability to navigate these sometimes tricky waters.

#9 - COMPOSE YOURSELF
Dress well, groom yourself, compose your identity as a person who is well put together, and you will feel confident when meeting new people and doing new things.

#10 - BE DECISIVE
While it is okay to take time to analyze and think situations through, the time comes when you must be decisive and act. Decisive people are confident; not confident people are decisive.

#11 – BE COMPLETE
Know yourself fully, wash away your own doubts about yourself, your identity and your capabilities, and present every aspect of yourself in every situation and you will have no reason to doubt your confidence. Become your full, real self.

A lot of confidence building techniques simply do not work. I've tried everything out there and studied confident people to see what makes them who they are. Continue reading this article for the top 11 traits you can develop to build strong self-confidence that attracts the people, job, and pleasures of life you want.

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*M Junaid Tahir
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7 Ways to Build Effective Social Skills


By: Joshua Uebergang

Do you feel awkward in conversations with people? Are you having a difficult time of pinpointing why? Do feel it's impossible to forge lasting and meaningful connections with other kids and adults, no matter the situation? If your answer to any of these questions is "yes", then you need to look at how you attempt to interact with others, and see how your social skills can be improved to get you out there and interacting with people in no time. Here are seven proven tips to improve your social skills and get you out there.

VALIDATE YOUR OWN EMOTIONS
Many of the problems that come with poor social skills is the mistaken understanding that we look to others to validate our own emotions and worth. This is incorrect. You and you alone are responsible for the state of your own emotions, no matter what awful things someone might say to you. Be a mature adult (or kid) and take responsibility.

DON'T TRY TO THINK LOGICALLY ABOUT SOCIAL INTERACTIONS
People are not rational creatures, they are rationalizing creatures. Most awkward social interaction stems from one person attempting to logically interpret the actions or emotions of the other person, when logical simply doesn't apply. Stop trying to be logical, and much if not all of the frustration you feel will melt away.

AVOID CRITICIZING OTHERS
Socially awkward people often have a problem with learning their mental filter, and controlling their compulsion to say whatever crosses their mind, positive or negative. Learn to control your need to criticize others. Criticism is a bad verbal communication habit.

TALK LESS ABOUT YOURSELF AND MORE ABOUT OTHERS
Social interaction would be easy if everyone simply wanted to talk about the other person. Alas, it rarely works that way. Learn to be interested in other people, and find the best ways to get them interested in learning about you, without volunteering to do it for them.

FOCUS OUTWARDLY
Try to become more of an
extrovert if you're introverted (even though biologically this is impossible), in all facets of your life, and shift your focus away from yourself and towards the needs of others.

STOP BLAMING OTHERS
Along the lines of the previous point, do not blame others for your own ability to communicate or interact socially. You alone are responsible for fostering
good social skills in yourself.

AVOID NEGATIVITY
No one likes to be around negative people, and nothing inhibits social interaction or growth more quickly than your own negative attitude. Try to keep the condemnations and complaints to a minimum in any and all conversations.

Social skills can be tough for kids and adults. In this article are seven proven tips to improve your social skills and get you out there socializing well with others.

Follow the seven tips for effective social skills and you'll be easily making friends in no time. You can also learn about a helpful resource called Elite Social Control.

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Top 10 ways to prevent diabetes




 

 

Whether you fall in the high-risk category for diabetes, or are simply concerned for your health, do read the top 10 ways in which you avoid getting this disease.

A healthy diet and exercise can help prevent diabetes

A healthy snack, by definition, is:
1. Low in fat, especially trans fat
2. Low in calories
3. Low-cholesterol
4. Baked rather than fried

A multi-grain snack made from oats, corn, ragi, rice, wheat and flax seeds are rich in fibre and provide wholesome nutrition. Oats, ragi, wheat have adequate amount of essential amino acids, vitamin B, calcium, iron and specially rich in cellulose whereas corn is an excellent source of iron, B` vitamins, magnesium, vitamin C, phosphorous and zinc.

Overall this multi grain snack brings you considerable health benefits along with great taste.

Of course, knowing what not to eat is as important as knowing what to eat. One should be wise enough to avoid fried, oily and generally high on calorie content snacks.

Besides this, healthy snacks are at the crux of reducing the chances of diseases, losing weight and keeping you energetic all day. The most important advantage of taking healthy snacks is that you do not binge later on foods that are unhealthy and may become the leading cause of obesity and other diseases.

Burn more calories that you consume - It is a healthy practice to consume fewer calories than you use. Eat foods that are not high in calories and increase your physical activity by walking more, taking the stairs whenever you can and making a conscious effort to stay active.

Be conscious of your measurements - A slim waist is not just a cosmetic vanity, it is also a sign of better health. As Indians, we have a tendency to gain weight around our midriffs and thus it`s very important to make an effort to keep the inches off. Experts suggest that women should keep their waist measurement below 80 cm (31.5 inches), and men below 90 cm (35.5 inches).

Start eating smaller, more frequent meals - Many of us follow the policy of eating three solid meals a day. Consider changing over to the divide and eat policy. So if you`re used to eating 4 chappaties, eat 2 now and 2 after a couple of hours. Also, whatever happens, don`t skip breakfast.

Include fruits and vegetables in your diet - It`s time to take control of what you eat. Make a conscious effort to include plenty of fruits (whole fruits are far better than juices) and vegetables, especially green leafy vegetables, in your diet. The benefits to your overall health, sense of well-being and looks will be immense.

Gain with whole grains - Wheat, brown rice and oats are far healthier for you than refined foods. Make them a part of your diet and keep diabetes at bay.

There`s no escaping exercise - When it comes to prevention, the power of regular exercise is far greater than that of any medicine created. Through regular exercise, at least 30 minutes a day, you can prevent a range of diseases - from diabetes to heart disease. It keeps you feeling healthy, looking good and makes life far more enjoyable. If you`re not exercising already, start today.

De-stress - Experts have found a strong correlation between stress and diabetes. Don`t simply accept stress as a part of modern living. There are many things you can do to avoid and reduce stress in your life.

Practice yoga, take up meditation, exercise - The list is endless. Take steps to reduce stress in your life today.

Quit smoking -

If you needed another reason to quit smoking, here it is. A study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology showed that a person who smoked 16 to 25 cigarettes a day was three times more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes than a non`smoker.

Reduce salt intake - Hypertension and diabetes have a very close connection. In fact, the prevalence of hypertension in the diabetic population is twice that of the non-diabetic population. So if you have any of the risk factors of diabetes or hypertension, take care of reducing your salt intake.

Check your blood sugar and cholesterol levels - If you fall in the high-risk group, i.e., if you have a family history of diabetes, along with any one of the risk factors listed above, you must get regular blood sugar and cholesterol checks.

Source: IBNS





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