Day: July 5, 2017

Amazing Hacks Every Fashionista Needs To Know

If we had to pick out one thing we love about the internet-age in which we live, it would take something super-special to topple our love for hacks. The people of this world just have a brand new way to share their best pieces of genius, their little bits of innovation and their top tips when it comes to navigating life. If we had to narrow this down even further, well, we’d have to incorporate these hacks into our absolute love of all things fashion.

There is just so much that needs fixing on this front. Like when we lose the back of our earrings or spill red wine over our favorite summer dress, or any one of the infinite other surprises that can creep up and wreak absolute havoc on our fashion plans, and maybe prevent us from having to have that wardrobe clear out prematurely. That is where having an arsenal full of practical solutions can be nothing short of a lifesaver. Yup, even the most disastrous and annoying fashion failures and outfit catastrophes can become manageable thanks to the hack-inspired world that we exist within.

Accidents happen, there is nothing you can do to prevent that fact of life from continuing. However, there are some bits of know-how you can swat up on to become the most incredible handywoman of fashion and help your wardrobe to live another day.

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Problem No.1 The Stubborn Zipper

There is nothing more frustrating than when we go to pull on that pair of jeans that gives your bottom the most amazing shape, or you grab that cute little bomber jacket you love, only to find out the zipper is stuck. Well, instead of cursing up to the skies and giving up on life, there are a few things you can do. Rubbing Vaseline into the teeth is one. Using a crayon along the teeth is another. While a graphite pencil should also do the trick. A quick rub and your zipper should run as smooth as ever.

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Problem No.2 The Soggy Canvas Shoe

Canvas shoes are so in right now. Not only are they cool, they are also cute and pretty and oh so comfortable. Oh. So. Comfortable. Until you walk through a puddle you hadn’t seen because you were texting, or it starts raining unexpectedly. That is when wearing canvas shoes can really, really suck. But there is a way to waterproof them. All you need to do is buy some beeswax, rub it in all over your shoe and then use a hair dryer to help the wax set and create a natural waterproof seal.

Problem No.3 The Ironing A Buttoned Shirt

Ironing in itself isn’t the joy-filled pastime we all hope it will be. It is boring. Not only that it tends to be an art form that we can’t get our heads around no matter how much we do it, especially when it comes to ironing a button-down shirt. Luckily for you, there is a very simple solution to this horrid experience. All you have to do is turn your shirt inside out and, voila, you can now easily glide over the buttons without melting them with your hot iron. Amazing.

Problem No.4 The Lost Earring Back

Okay, I don’t know why we specifically state earring back when losing the actual earring is so much worse. All you remember is, you went out the night before, came back late, fell into bed with your earrings still in because you were absolutely exhausted and woke up only to find them missing in action. Well, your solution lies in a nylon stocking and a vacuum cleaner. Simple put your stocking over the vacuum hose and then going on a retrieval mission. Hopefully your missing earring (and back) will stick to the nylon for you to retrieve and enjoy once more.

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Problem No.5 The Deodorant Stain

It is one of those lose-lose situations, isn’t it? Either you don’t wear deodorant, which will mean sweating, which will mean you stain your clothes both visually and in terms of smell, or you wear deodorant and you stain your clothes that way. Obviously, the latter is the better of two evils in that scenario. The good news is there is a very simple way to get rid of this kind of stain and it relies on nothing more than you rubbing your jeans on the stained area. The only thing you want to be a little conscious of is transferring the color of jeans onto the item in question, so just test it on a small patch of the clothing area just to be sure.

Problem No.6 The Red Wine Stain

We’ve all been there. We’ve been at a party or a wedding where there is a free bar and we’ve gotten a little too excited and ended up spilling red wine on that summer dress we’ve been waiting to wear for an absolute age. Well, the best way to solve this issue is to immediately soak some cloth (say, your napkin) with white wine and then gently blot the red wine stain. It is one of those old wives tales that we rarely give credence to but, trust us, it totally works.

Problem No.7 The Fading Black Clothes

It doesn’t matter how many years you’ve been in a relationship with your washing machine for; it still has a way of fading your dark clothes and that is so much more annoying than we can ever fully comprehend. It is also expensive. So to make clothes last longer, it is so important that you learn how to wash your dark clothes properly and that is where turning your clothes inside out can come in handy. You see, the reason your darks fade is that they get hot and then rub on the other clothes. It is that simple. So, turn them inside out and that won’t happen anymore. Simple and incredible.

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Problem No.8 The Dirty Suede

Suede is one of those materials that is so nice to wear and look at. Even faux-suede is gorgeous; it instantly makes an outfit look that much more expensive and sophisticated. However, cleaning dirt off your suede isn’t as easy as it should be and we can often end up ruining the suede itself in the process. That’s where bread can be your savior. Simple remove the crust from a slice of bread, leave it to go stale and then gently rub the dirty suede with the edge of the bread. You will see it disappear before your very eyes.

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Things You Didn’t Know Could Be Hacked

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You might think that you’ve done well by installing anti-virus software on your computer network and securing your smartphone you’re safe. You may think that telling your employees not to open unsolicited emails and hiring a strong IT Support team is enough to keep you safe from hackers and ransomware, but it isn’t. You see, although all of the measures above are right and sensible, they don’t take into account the myriad of things that can be hacked, many of which you wouldn’t expect.

 

Just look at these things you probably didn’t know could be hacked and you’ll see how much more you need to do to stay safe when you’re connected:

Low Orbiting Satellites

Most of us rely on satellites to run our lives for us. Whether they’re allowing us to communicate across the globe, beaming entertainment into our homes or giving us accurate weather reports to plan our business with or aiding in national security, satellites are important, so it’s scary to think that Low Orbit Earth Satellites can actually be hacked by wrongdoers! Sadly, unless you’re a satellite owner, there probably isn’t much you can do about it, but being aware of the problem might make it easier for your and your team to beef up security back here on Earth.

Printer Networks

If you run a printer network as part of your business, you might want to have your IT team take a look at your network security because although a printer isn’t something we think of as having the potential for harm, it is actually very easy to hack into printers and cause all kinds of mischief.

Air Traffic Control

Flight safety is never too far from the minds of those of us who fly or have family who fly regularly, so it’s rather a scary thought that the number of air traffic control system hackers is growing significantly. After all, it only takes one fake instruction or missed command for disaster to strike!

Child Trackers

More parents are using Child Tracking Devices to help them keep track of their children and ensure that they’re safe. Sadly, these trackers are very easy to hack into and in the wrong hands could allow the wrong people to find and follow our kids!

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Power Grids

Power. We all need it, whether to run our businesses successfully; cook and keep ourselves warm; keep ourselves entertained or charge our smartphones, so we’re never out of the loop. So, it’s pretty important. It’s also pretty easy for skilled hackers to infiltrate the planet’s power grids and cause chaos. In fact, they did just that in the Ukraine in 2015 causing the kind of scenes you’d expect to see in a Hollywood disaster movie.

As you can see, there is much more to hacking than mischievous people trying to steal your bank details or infect your network with ransomware. There are many more nefarious things going on out there, many of which you would never expect, and it’s important that we don’t forget this and remain vigilant, without getting too worried, if we’re to help in the fight against cybersecurity crimes.

 

 

 

 

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Setting Up A Beauty Guru Business From Home

One of the most potentially lucrative businesses that have sprung up in the era of the blogger is the distribution from home type of venture. The beauty industry is now fully working in tandem with independent bloggers who review various brands and products. They have found this method of marketing to be incredibly powerful, because essentially their best case for buying their product is made by a consumer, to other consumers. It’s a really personable approach to their customers and the cooperation between bloggers and companies as hit new heights. Only the best of the best can make their livelihood purely based on their blog and together with a YouTube channel, on reviews and style tips. However, beginners and semi-pros are able to use their platform, fanbase, and expertise to sell items of their sponsors and startup a small business right from home.

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How to get on the right path

Setting up a dedicated blog to reviewing beauty products is by far the best way to start. With the clever insights you’re able to give, tips on how to use products and how to incorporate them into stylish outfits is what most women who care about looking their best care about. With consistency, you will build up a fanbase who love and trust you. Make sure you mention your personal favorite products and why to make your blog not just like any other; throw a little personality in there. Always strive to write the most descriptive blogs, with a step by step advice style. Post tutorials on how to use something, especially if it is in the category of medicine, such as acne cream. It’s a good idea to also start up a social media video sharing account such as YouTube.

Using growth of viewers to expand

It’s very important to analyze and research the market and especially you key demographics that analytics reports on your website and YouTube channel report. Study the best blog posts and products that are most popular that you have reviewed and see why they were so popular. With a careful approach, you’ll see a trend which may point you in the direction that will unveil your niche. Even without one, you can see go ahead with expanding. Contact your sponsors and see if you can broker a deal that will see them giving you a bulk of products, perhaps a discount price, with the sole intention of you to be able to sell them using the exposure of your platform. Armstrong Steel Buildings have mini-storage building products which are perfect for a small, independent business that needs to store items in one place, safely, ready to be packaged, and delivered to customers. With great project management, the company can engineer a durable steel single storage unit where you can keep your products, neatly stacked, in optimum temperature, and ready to be distributed.

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Be trustworthy throughout

Make the transition from, reviewer and blogger to an independent business owner, publicly. Remain in full and transparent contact with your fans, for they are your loyal consumer base; without them, you wouldn’t even be in this position in the first place. It must be your ethos to be completely impartial and unbiased. Only sell the products that you personally believe in, fans and first-time viewers want authenticity because that builds trust both financially and mentally. This means you will have to carefully plan how much stock you’re willing to buy and store.

 

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Dealing in Destination Weddings

Destination weddings aren’t for everyone, but if you’re considering one, it could be the right choice for you. There are some very important issues to consider if you do want to have a destination wedding. It’s your wedding day, so you want to make it as magical as possible. But because it’s a destination wedding, it’s likely to last more than a day, and there are a lot of practical things to sort out too. More so than for a wedding at home. You want your wedding to be perfect, and you might have to navigate a foreign country or at least a different city or region than you’re used to. Get your destination wedding right by thinking about these big issues.

Carefully Consider Your Reasons

Whether you’ve already settled on a destination wedding or you’re still mulling it over, you should be clear about your reasons for having a destination wedding. One could be, of course, that you love the beauty of the destination you’re considering. However, you might not even have thought about a destination yet. It could be the fact that you’ll be away from home at all that appeals to you. Some people choose a destination wedding precisely because they want to limit their guest list. It’s a great way to keep numbers down, either by inviting fewer people with the excuse of your budget or discouraging people you don’t really want there from coming (but who you can’t exactly not invite). Maybe you like the idea of combining your wedding and honeymoon, or you want to feel like you’re on vacation with your whole family.

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Choose a Destination That’s Convenient and Cool

You might already have the perfect destination in mind. And possibly you’re willing to do what it takes to get married there and have all your essential guests there too. However, you might not have settled on a destination just yet. Perhaps you have a certain type of location in mind, from a beach wedding to a mountain retreat. When you’re thinking about possible locations to get married, think about both the beauty of the place and the convenience of getting married there. You need to consider a range of issues, such as legalities, weather, and how easy it might be to communicate with local vendors and services. And don’t forget about your guests. How easy will it be for them to get there? How affordable?

Think About Your Guests and How to Help Them Be There

If you’ve picked a destination, you can think more about how you’re going to make sure that your most important people can make it to your wedding. You might take a few different views to helping your guests to attend. Perhaps you have a handful of very important guests who you can pay for or help to pay for. Anyone else you invite might be people you would love to have attend, but only if they can afford to at least partially pay for themselves. An invitation to a destination wedding can be a big ask because you are basically asking someone to use their vacation time for your event. But maybe if you have a bit more cash to spend, you might offer to pay for or subsidize some of your guests for travel, accommodation, and other necessities. If you can’t help out in terms of money, you could do things like helping to reserve accommodation and transport.

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Look for Local Vendors Who Understand Your Needs

Organizing a destination wedding often means you’ll be dealing with local wedding vendors. While you might have someone to work with at home, you often need to be in touch with people who could be hundreds or even thousands of miles away. Sometimes there might be a language barrier to deal with too, but you can often find someone who speaks your language. If not, you can use an interpreter or translator to make communicating easier.

You need to choose vendors who can meet your needs. One way of doing this is choosing those who specialize in destination weddings. Vittore Buzzi Photographer is based in Italy, offering photography in Venice, Tuscany, and several other destinations. You can easily tell from the website that the photographer has plenty of experience with destination weddings. You can read stories of couples they have worked with before and view their portfolio too.

Don’t Just Turn Up

While it might seem exciting to turn up at your destination just before you’re due to get married, it’s not ideal. If you want to make sure you’re not going to suffer a shock when you arrive, visiting the destination at least once is essential. You might choose to do this to scope out possible locations and venues. Or if you’ve been to the destination before, maybe you’ll go just to take a look at the venue you want to confirm that it’s for you or to get the ball rolling with arrangements. Ideally, being able to visit two or three times is even better. However, that can be tough if it’s expensive to get there.

Plan Carefully for the Right Weather

You might be familiar with the weather at home, but you might not know it so well where you’re going. Some destinations can have extreme conditions, while others can struggle to get ten sunny days a year. It’s important to think about the right time of year for your wedding and other problems adverse weather could bring up. Hot weather can mean having to keep your guests cool and hydrated. Snow might make for a beautiful winter wedding, but be aware of any transport issues it could create. It’s especially important to consider the possibility of any natural disasters, such as hurricanes and, although they’re not exactly weather, earthquakes. You should have a good understanding of local conditions so you can choose the best time and location, as well as prepare for looking after your guests.

Destination weddings can be incredible, but they are a lot of work. If you’re prepared to take on the task, consider the practicalities carefully.

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Big Day, Big Crowd: Wedding Plan Tips For Couples With Large Guest Lists

As exciting as it, planning your wedding is never easy. However, it can be an even more daunting prospect when you know that the guest list will include vast numbers. With more people attending, it’s only natural to fear that more could go wrong. In truth, though, ensuring that the big day goes ahead without a hitch is no harder for 500 guests than 50. It’s simply a case of making smart decisions.

Here are five simple tips to ensure that the big day surpasses even your wildest expectations.

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Make The Venue A Priority

The perfect wedding venue should be one of the main focus points for any happy couple. However, it arguably takes on an even greater importance when you have many guests attending as the size will be another key factor. There are still plenty of other aspects to consider before making your final decision. Nevertheless, getting the choice of venue provides a platform to build upon. If that doesn’t help make this the happiest day of your life, what will?

Take The Numbers Into Account

If you have a large number of guests turning up, there’s a good chance that you’ll have several people completing key duties too. Brides with big families and friend groups may boast many bridesmaids. The thought of splitting them up ahead of the big arrival just doesn’t sound right. Visit http://www.fl-limousine.com/limo-service-fort-lauderdale to find out about bigger vehicle options. Meanwhile, the groom may want to spread duties across each of the best men so that they all feel valued on the big day.

Split The Wedding Into Two

In an ideal world, you’d love to invite everyone for the whole day. Sadly, the costs involved mean that feeding and hosting the entire party could ruin other parts of the day. Split the wedding into two, and only have the key members attend the first part. Other guests can turn up later for the big evening party. This enables everybody to play a part in your big day without reducing the enjoyment. Meanwhile, another trick to remove some of the financial stress is to ask guests to provide help rather than a gift. Whether it’s baking the cake or buying their own outfits, every little helps.

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Create Memories

The big day will fly by regardless of how many people are invited. When there are many guests to consider, though, you might not get to spend that much time with each of them. So, you should provide guests with disposable cameras or a unique guest book as a way to record those magical memories from everyone’s perspective. Meanwhile, photographers like https://cingraham.com/ can capture the big group moments to perfection too. When this combination is in place, you’ll be able to reminisce about that perfect day for many years to come.

Think About The Guests

Keeping everyone happy is easily one of the hardest challenges on the wedding day with big guest lists. Arguably the most important issue to consider for the main guests is dietary needs. Vegan or gluten-free dishes may be essential additions. You should also prepare entertainment for the children as sitting through the speeches can be a little tiresome for young minds. As long as you take the needs of all guests into account, you will be just fine.

 

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