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Posted 10/10/17 at 2:01 PM | David Fournier

5 Best Support Ticket Practices to Follow

Working in IT helpdesk support services can be a rewarding but challenging experience. Tasks can come pouring in all at once, customers may be difficult, or resolving a problem can be frustrating. Fortunately, we’ve put together 5 steps that can be integrated into your workday to make it a little less difficult.

1. Start with Your Difficult or High Priority Tasks First

Prioritizing your tickets/tasks can set your workflow for the day. Studies show that we’re most productive in the morning, so take advantage and tackle your most difficult tasks first. Once you get through your hardest tickets, the rest should be relatively easy.

2. Be Courteous With Your Clients

Understand that when most clients contact you, they are probably already frustrated with their issue. Don’t take their frustrations personally, and assure them that you’ll work on resolving their issue as soon as possible. Take the time to listen to your client; it will benefit both of you throughout the interaction.

It is also important that you control the context of the conversation. Your time is important and you likely have other tickets to complete. Get to the root of the issue as quickly (and courteously) as possible. There also needs to be a mutual respect between you and your client. You can empathize with their frustration, but if they’re being rude, make them understand that you are there to help them but that being disrespectful will only make the process more difficult for the both of you. FULL POST

Posted 10/8/17 at 6:53 AM | David Fournier

8 Apps That Will Make Your Life a Lot Easier

Modern life can be difficult. Everybody seems to be in a rush all the time, there is a seemingly constant pressure to improve yourself and money can seem like nothing more than a figment of the imagination. Modern life can be a real struggle. On the flip side, however, modern life provides a few nifty tools for dealing with the stresses that people face every day. There are all sorts of apps that make life a little easier so let’s have a look at some of them now. For those who are more visually inclined, you can find the infographic for these apps here:

The Best Apps That’ll Make Your Life Easier

1. Getting From A to B

We all know about Google Maps. It can be hard, however, to keep up with all the updates it gets and the new features they bring. For example, you can now find out when is the best time to travel and even transmit your live location to friends and family so you do not constantly have to update them on your whereabouts. FULL POST

Posted 10/6/17 at 2:21 PM | David Fournier

Top 5 Ab Workouts For Women

Ab workouts form a basic part of any workout regime. But, what makes it even tougher is the hard work you need to put in that results in only a marginal difference? Does it not appear to be waste of time? Are there any regimes and exercises that promise better and more importantly, faster results? We consulted the professionals to know more and present you the best regimes you can use for the effective Ab Workouts  that should work better.

1. Cable Twist

This regime is what would help you achieve your core. The exercise lets you learn the ways to maintain your core stability.

How to Do it –Stand with your right to the cable stack. Keeping the cable at your chest height, extend your arms in front. Now keep abs tight and twist torso to left, keeping hands at chest height. Do this ten times. Now turn to opposite direction and repeat the steps – this time twisting to the right. Repeat ten times.

Don’t pull the cable as it forms part of shoulder exercise. If you don’t have a cable stack, use a resistance band instead.

2. Shoulder and Knee Taps FULL POST

Posted 10/3/17 at 12:03 PM | David Fournier

Why Learning Music Is Good for Kids’ Brains

With parents’ busy lives and kids’ demanding school schedules, it can be tough to choose the right extracurricular activity for your daughter or son. There are a lot of terrific options for kids these days, each offering different benefits, but here are just a few ways music education can help your child!

Improves Academic Performance

Music education has proven to be an excellent tool for improving children's academic performance, particularly in math. Music is a fantastic way to practice real-world mathematical concepts. Western music (i.e. everything from Mozart to Hip-Hop to K-Pop) is based on the 12-tone system, meaning there are 12 separate pitches between octaves. All music we hear in our everyday lives is based around patterns between these 12 notes, between measures (often of 3 or 4 beats, but there are many more possibilities). Patterns which sound “good” to our ears, like a major chord or a V-I cadence, are mathematically linked by the frequency of each pitch involved. Children who have been instructed in the concepts of scales, beat, and rhythm have shown an increased ability to divide, multiply, recognize patterns and work with fractions. Learning music through the memorization of these patterns also helps students with both short term and long term memory. This could be a possible reason why so many many successful musicians are able to overcome their ADD and ADHD. FULL POST

Posted 9/28/17 at 1:47 PM | David Fournier

What A Married Guy Said To His Friend Who Was About To Get Married

We both were childhood friends. Grew up in the same neighbourhood. Went to the same school. Bunked the same college. Liked the same girls J

So when I was about to get married, I couldn’t think of anyone else but Amit to have ‘the talk’ with. I was slightly nervous about the wedding and the future. Amit and Maya had been married for over a year and I thought no one would give me better advice about marriage than him.

And he came through! The five golden rules he told me about marriage that day over a cup of coffee have helped me so much in enjoying a happy successful marriage.

Rule Number 1: Marriage is the coming together of two families. Your marriage includes not only your wife, but your wife’s family as well – you should respect and participate in her family as much as you expect her to respect and participate in yours. You must remember to include them in your happy moments and take care of them if things get hard. But also remember to keep them out of your fights. Never say hurtful things about each other’s families in a moment of rage. This creates unnecessary unpleasantness. FULL POST

Posted 8/29/17 at 12:01 PM | David Fournier

5 Tips for Choosing Safe Skincare Products

We are all aware of the variety of beauty products we have in the market, different brands, different labels and fancy packaging, and different prices. Unfortunately not everything on the shelf is the best. We all are looking for safe products for our skin. The personal care product industry is growing every day. The industries are advertising daily to have a stand in the market. But are you choosing the right one for your skin? How do you know it's the right one? As the different products are made with a variety of corrosive and toxic chemicals that might fulfill your need but may not be healthy for you. It will make you look beautiful, fix all your flaws, wrinkles and make your skin smoother but is that the one you really want?

So, to make your purchase simple and best, here are a few tips that will help you in choosing safe skin care products for the best results:

Know your skin type

Do your homework before investing in any product. Keep analyzing your skin type, if it's too oily dry or pale or sallow skin, broken capillaries or pores or it is too sensitive. Look at your face, observe it and then buy a product according to your skin type. Buying a product is all about treating your skin in the right way and keeping up with all its needs. Look for products matching your skin type and you will see the best results. FULL POST

Posted 8/16/17 at 2:31 PM | David Fournier

Polish Your Writing Skills To Get Academic Writing Jobs Online

Wrіtіng аn academic соntеnt іѕ аn аrt аnd уоu nееd tо hаvе flawless wrіtіng ѕkіllѕ аnd сrіtісаl thіnkіng аbіlіtу. Anуbоdу саn bесоmе a frееlаnсе wrіtеr, but іf уоu wаnt to ѕtаnd оut frоm thе nоrmаl сrоwd, уоu nееd tо knоw hоw tо bеttеr уоur writing ѕkіllѕ. If you are seeking асаdеmіс wrіtіng jоbѕ Onlіnе, уоu nееd tо knоw thе tірѕ аnd trісkѕ tо іmрrоvе уоur wrіtіng ѕkіllѕ аnd еаrn mоrе аѕ a freelancer. Get freelance academic writing jobs now.

In thіѕ аrtісlе we wіll dіѕсuѕѕ ѕоmе tірѕ thаt wіll hеlр іn еnhаnсіng уоur wrіtіng ѕkіllѕ. If уоu wаnt tо lаnd uр wіth a successful frееlаnсе асаdеmіс wrіtіng jоbѕ, уоu ѕhоuld nоt оnlу fоllоw thе tірѕ but mаkе thеm a hаbіt. Onе оf thе mоѕt еffесtіvе wауѕ tо enhance уоur wrіtіng ѕkіllѕ іѕ bу рrасtісіng wrіtіng аnd rеаdіng оthеr wrіtеrѕ. Whеn уоu rеаd оthеr wrіtеrѕ' wоrk, you ѕhоuld nоtісе thеіr wrіtіng ѕtуlе аnd ѕtаrt рісkіng uр nеw wоrdѕ to еnhаnсе уоur vосаbulаrу.

Sоmе еffесtіvе tірѕ tо іmрrоvе frееlаnсе wrіtіng ѕkіllѕ:

Here аrе a fеw еffесtіvе tірѕ that уоu саn еmрlоу tо bесоmе a bеttеr frееlаnсе wrіtеr аnd еаrn mоrе: FULL POST

Posted 8/16/17 at 1:03 PM | David Fournier

Why is Workplace Wellness Important For All of Us

Workforce health affects more than just medical costs. A healthy worker is a more productive worker. Unhealthy lifestyle choices may cause chronic diseases influencing businesses with lost productivity. This means that healthier behaviors on worksite can really pay off.

Workplace wellness programs can be used to develop and support healthy behaviors, bringing benefits to the employer, the employee and to the community. Let’s have a look at some reasons which clearly defines that why workplace wellness is more important than ever.

1- Helps in Reducing Absenteeism

Workplaces with inclusive wellness can experience reduced absenteeism for various reasons described below:

  • Employees with good health behaviors have lesser absenteeism.
  • Workers who can restraint their stress have lower absenteeism.
  • Staff with normal cholesterol, blood pressure and glucose have decreased absenteeism.
  • Employees who are not overweight or obese have reduced absenteeism.

As workplace wellness can reduce absenteeism ultimately leading to cost savings. Harvard economist looked at the ROI of wellness programs and determined that for every dollar wellness programs spend on wellness they can save $3 and lower absenteeism. FULL POST

Posted 7/30/17 at 3:18 AM | David Fournier

Guides & Reviews of Buyers’ on 10 best Grass and weed Killers for Lawn

Are you searching for an ultimate weed killer giving that has long term benefits and gives instant results? Achieve desired results within days with advanced technology and action mixture. Depending on their performance and features here is a list of top 10 best weed killer.

1. Roundup 5100110 Weed and Grass Killer III Ready to Use Pump ‘N Go Sprayer, 1.33-Gallon

Best selection if you are planning to buy a perfect and high performance weed killer. Power to finish weed and pest from roots so that in future your plants or grass do not get damaged it has additional features such as rain protection and in depth coverage. The product is highly toxic.

2. Roundup 5725070 Extended Control Weed and Grass Killer Plus Weed Preventer II Ready to Use Pump ‘N Go Sprayer, 1.33 Gallon

Having the ability to kill weed forever, by regularly spraying the product it is now easy to protect lawns, vegetable gardens, pathways and parking slots permanently. Protect your pathways, lawns, vegetable gardens and parking slots by regularly spraying the product. There is no need of mixing as the week killer is already concentrated. FULL POST

Posted 7/29/17 at 3:46 PM | David Fournier

Bhubaneswar: The City of Temples

The 'City of Temples', Bhubaneshwar is exclusively named after 'Lord of Three Worlds,' Tribhuvaneswar. The city still conserves over 500 of India's greatest shrines, around which the pious life of this amazing city whirls. The term Bhubaneswar in its true sense compiles the 'God's Planet' which presents the stroll down centuries of shrine architecture. The epigraphic sources and Mythological references define the region as Saiva Pitha and Ekamra Kshetra.

When Odisha became a separate state in 1936, engraved out of Bihar and Bengal, its capital was Cuttack. In 1956 a new capital was fabricated in Bhubaneswar. Coupled with Konark and Puri, Bhubaneswar creates the 'golden triangle,' one of the most trafficked tourist spots in the Eastern region of India, for its dignified possession of amazing architectural heritage and imposing sculpture.

You can book your expedition through Vistara and relish the popular Udaygiri and Khandigiri caves near Bhubaneswar from the Jain period, which has the most age-old Indian theater sustained till this day.

World Famous Temples to Acknowledge in Bhubaneswar: FULL POST

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