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Emelie Hyde

Emelie Hyde has been a freelance writer since 2009

Posted 9/27/17 at 5:55 AM | Emelie Hyde

The Good and Evil of the Internet

Most things in life have both a good and an evil side, and it is important for us to be aware of these two distinct sides. Whether you are referring to money, food, entertainment, or even the internet, you will find that while there are some very good things about these areas there are also bad ones.

For example, you may be wondering how food can possible have an evil side as well as a good. Well, the good side is that this is something that provides sustenance and helps to keep us alive. However, on the downside it can also lead to serious or even fatal problems if someone eats too much of it or eats the wrong things.

How is the Internet food and bad?

Similarly, there is a good and evil side to the internet, as it has helped us in so many ways but also poses so many risks. Using the internet and technology in general is fine for all sorts of purposes. Many use it for entertainment such as listening to music, watching TV shows, or even to download anime offline. Access to the internet has also provided people with far greater opportunities in terms of their educational and career success. In addition, it has made it easy for those experiencing various issues to get support with speed and convenience. In short, the internet has become invaluable to us in terms of research, saving money, shopping, entertainment, communication, education, work, and much more. FULL POST

Posted 9/11/17 at 1:05 AM | Emelie Hyde

3 Tangible Ways to Love and Care for Your Neighbors

It may not seem like it, given everything reported in the news these days, but the United States is, relatively speaking, a strongly Christian nation. A common complaint amongst American Christians is that it’s difficult to live out your faith in any a way that has a meaningful or lasting impact.

But this simply isn’t true. If you study the commands of the Bible, it’s clear that there are plenty of ways to let your light shine ... many of them in your own backyard.

Love Your Neighbor as Yourself

In chapter 12 of the Gospel of Mark, we find the story in which one of the teachers of the religious law asks Jesus to name the most important of all the commandments. Jesus responds by saying there is only one God and “you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.”

He goes on to say, “The second is equally important: Love your neighbor as yourself. No other commandment is greater than these.”

Though we don’t have time to dive into a word study and all the implications in the sentence structure of these statements, perhaps the most crucial point here is that Jesus essentially equates loving your neighbor with loving God. In His eyes, loving your neighbor and loving God carry the same weight and importance. FULL POST

Posted 9/2/17 at 6:18 AM | Emelie Hyde

Cosmetic Surgeries can go Fatal

Is there any reason why you would resort to cosmetic surgery? There are many reasons why women undergo this type of procedure, even though they know the risks involved, such as death. According to a University of London study, low self-esteem, low satisfaction with life and constant exposure to media stereotypes are the main reasons why women undergo cosmetic surgery.

Fatal decisions!
The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) states that these procedures involve risks and side effects, so it is very important for women to be well informed about the type of surgery if they actually want to prevent a fatal outcome, like the one of the following models. If you want to see some of the failed surgeries before and after pics, here you can

1. Catherine Cando- The 19-year-old woman dies after undergoing liposuction because of poor medical practice. The Ecuadorian beauty queen won a bonus for surgery after being crowned Miss Durán in October 2014. Although she was not sure whether to undergo the procedure, in November of that year she decided to accept the surgeon's proposal. FULL POST

Posted 7/11/17 at 7:34 AM | Emelie Hyde

Unknown Interesting Facts About Magic Truffles

Want to infuse some ‘MAGIC’ into your life and give your body a relaxed feeling? If your answer is a big yes, then you are not required to perform any tiring exercise or learn any magic tricks. You need to consume a product called Magic Truffles. Yes, you heard it right. By having truffles in the prescribed dosage, you can look forward to improve your well being and transform your lift for the better.

I have never heard about Magic Truffles. What is this exactly?

Many people may be alien about the term Magic Truffles and its beneficial effects on the body. For those who do not know that it is actually a kind of mushroom that grows underneath the ground. It is also largely known by the name ‘Philosopher’s Stones’. When it is consumed, then the individuals experience below mentioned common mental and physical effects on their body.

  • Relaxed muscles
  • Cures headache and nausea
  • Improved visual effects
  • Senses are sharpened
  • Hearing capability becomes efficient
  • Leads to creative thoughts
  • Makes body active and removes tiredness

Now that I know about Magic Truffles, are there any interesting facts attached with it?

This is a question that may crop up into the minds of a large percentage of people planning to take the truffles. Its effects on the body cannot be questioned at all and provides a great peace of mind. What is most fascinating to note here is that the truffles are not a new modern day product or discovery; in fact, it is being used by the individuals for thousands of years. SURPRISED? Yes, there are lots of other interesting facts associated with the Magic Truffles. Let’s explore some of them. FULL POST

Posted 5/30/17 at 1:31 AM | Emelie Hyde

Evolution of time and attendance system

The time attendance software had its origins in the age-old physical attendance registers.

Physical attendance registers
An employee has to mark the in and out time on a register and put sign his/her signature next to his name and employee number. And the records will be maintained.

At the end of the payroll month, the payroll personnel will look into the register and calculate the leave and attendance for each employee.

Arrival of time or punch cards
Then, arrived time cards. When the first employee time clock was invented in the late 1800s during the time of the Industrial Revolution, its purpose was to record the time an employee entered and left the factory. This mechanical employee time clock would stamp day and time information on a thick paper card, hence the name 'time card'.

This first time card gave the factory owner an actual record of the hours worked by each employee. This protected the business owner by making sure employees worked the number of hours they claimed, and protected employees by making it much more difficult for employers to cheat them out of their wages.

Advent of commercial time clock software
When commercial time clock software first made its appearance in the 1990s, businesses started moving away from mechanical and electrical time clocks that were subject to failure (also, they were expensive to replace or repair). Time clock software allowed business owners to enjoy the benefits of reduced payroll processing costs by making it quick and easy to go directly from time clock to paycheck with increased efficiency while eliminating buddy punching. FULL POST

Posted 3/29/17 at 6:00 AM | Emelie Hyde

What are the Benefits of Self Storage Units?

There are many different providers that offer access to self storage facilities these days, as this has become a popular solution amongst those looking to store various items. Facilities such as these are used by both individuals and businesses for a variety of different reasons. With self storage, you can benefit from an affordable means of storing both big and small items.

Why are they so popular?

The range of benefits that come with using self storage has helped to increase the popularity of self storage units over recent years. They are now used by many people and companies to provide them with ease and convenience in a variety of situations. Some of the main benefits of using self storage include:

  • Ideal for a range of purposes: Self storage facilities are perfect for a range of purposes for both individuals and business users. For individuals, these facilities are ideal if you are moving home, you need to create extra space in your existing properly, you are going to be away for some time, or you want to protect your valuables in a secure facility. For businesses, they are perfect if you are having renovations carried out, you are relocated to new business premises, you want to store equipment and archives safely, or you need to free up space and de-clutter at your business premises.
  • Safe and secure: With the right storage facility, you get to benefit from safety and security for your belongings. Depending on the facility you use, you may benefit from security measures such as CCTV and even around the clock security staff to ensure that the facility is as safe and secure as possible.
  • A choice of units: Storage facilities tend to offer a choice of units, which means that you can find a unit that is ideally sized for your needs. This means that you will be able to ensure you have enough space for your belongings. You will also benefit from a choice of providers, which makes it easier to find a facility that is close to your home or business for greater ease and convenience.
  • An affordable solution: Self storage offers an affordable solution to any person or business looking for a safe place to store items. It is ideal for those on a limited budget. The cost of storage will depend on the facility, how long you need it for, and the size of the unit you require. However, no matter what your needs you will find that it is a far more affordable storage method than most other options.
  • Easy access: When you put your items into self storage, you can benefit from easy access to your belongings around the clock. It is well worth choosing a storage facility that is close to where you live or your place of business so that you can get to it with greater speed and ease when required.

This wide range of benefits is part of the reason why the popularity of self storage facilities has increased dramatically.

Posted 3/29/17 at 5:54 AM | Emelie Hyde

5 Ways in Which a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help You

Every year, many people fall victim to personal injury through no fault of their own. These personal injuries can be physical or psychological and stem from negligence by a third party. This includes another person, an agency, a company or another third party. In cases such as these, the injured party may be entitled to compensation and this is where a legal expert can help.

How these lawyers can help

When you have suffered any type of personal injury, whether physical or psychological, it is advisable to seek the assistance of a specialist personal injury lawyer. These legal experts have solid experience and a high level of knowledge when it comes to making claims for personal injuries. You therefore stand a good chance of getting the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

There are various different ways in which a personal injury lawyer can help you if you feel you have a valid claim against a third party. Some of these include: FULL POST

Posted 3/1/17 at 4:54 AM | Emelie Hyde

6 Body Movements To Help Relieve Neck And Shoulder Tension

Yes, we know that extra 5 minutes of sleep is something we all crave for, but it is high time that we provide a productive start to our day. And what could be a better way to do this than to involve yourself in a few exercises which aim to release tension from your neck and shoulders.

We all have experienced those days with tight and heavy shoulders and neck that could be an immediate effect against our bad postures. Well, a few simple neck and shoulder pain exercises and stretches at the start of the day could be a wonderful remedy. Let’s find out, how.

1) Upward stretch

Start your day with an upward stretch exercise. It is a far better way to wake up your body and feel fresh throughout the day. It also allows the blood to flow across the body, helping in a smoother blood transmission. Lastly, it straightens the neck and releases the pressure points.

What do you have to do? Put your hands together and bring them above your head with the palms facing upward. Hold this position for some time. Thereafter, stretch your spine and you will be able to feel the ribcage tighten up and relax. You can keep this position for about 10 minutes and then try to include a sideways stretch in order to exercise your torso as well. FULL POST

Posted 2/11/17 at 12:48 PM | Emelie Hyde

8 Ways to Bring Your Church Community Closer Together

A church community is an incredible thing. People brought together by faith and belief can do extraordinary things for one another. No one's alone, because everyone has the community and God. However, there are ways that you can bring your community even closer together. To try and help you form tighter bonds with people, we’re going to look at these methods here and now.

Form A Club For The Younger Members

A big problem with a lot of church communities is that the kids and younger children in the community often feel like they’re not really a part of it. If you want to develop a community which is close and tight knit, you need to make sure people feel like they belong, and that includes the little ones. A lot of places therefore take the time to make a club for the children to join, teaching them about God but also helping to include them in the community.

Create a Newsletter

The newsletter is a very powerful resource, and one which will aid in bringing people together. There’s nothing which inspires a sense of connectivity like a weekly update on what’s going on with the church and also the lives of its members. It’s a great way to bring people closer together at the same time as conveying information. FULL POST

Posted 1/3/17 at 7:21 AM | Emelie Hyde

5 Adverse Ways How Dental Fitness Affects Overall Health

dental health

Yes, you read that right! Bad oral health is just not about gingivitis and periodontal diseases, but can also make you trap various other diseases, thus deteriorating your overall health. This is because bacteria causing gum diseases can travel throughout the body and may lead to a range of health problems that you might not even be aware of.

Let’s have a quick look on how dental health is important and can affect your overall health if not taken proper care.

Why Is Oral Health Important?

1) It can hurt your heart

People with gum disease are doubly likely to contract coronary artery disease as against those without periodontitis. This is because injurious bacteria from your mouth enter your blood stream and attach themselves to fatty plaques in the blood vessels of your heart, causing inflammation and increasing your chance of clots, leading to heart attacks.

As these bacteria are foreign to the body, blood vessels feel invaded and attempt to kill them, as in the case of an infection. The resultant inflammation and swelling constricts blood vessels and hinders sufficient blood flow to major organs like brain and heart. FULL POST

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