Day: November 29, 2017

New Years Resolutions That Are Actually Worth Making

A lot of people complain at those who make new year’s resolutions. And in some ways they have a point, you don’t have to wait until january the first to change your life for the better. Every day is an opportunity to improve and grow, that is certainly true. However there’s something about the promise of a brand new year stretching ahead that can give a whole lot of motivation and really push you to set and reach your goals. So if you do want to improve your life, now is a good time to start making plans since we’re nearing the end of the year. Here are some new year’s resolutions that are generally worthwhile making.

 

Health

One of the things people can go wrong with when setting health goals is being unrealistic or too specific. They might set a target weight that’s too low or a dress size that’s unlikely to work with their body shape. They might aim to look like a certain celebrity or set another goal which simply isn’t achievable. When it comes to health, you should be aiming to live a better lifestyle. Create an eating plan which is focused on plenty of fresh produce, lean protein, low fat dairy and whole grains, but allow yourself the odd day where you can have whatever you fancy so that it’s sustainable long term. Work out what your BMI should be, and plan how much weight you would have to lose (or gain) to get there. With exercise, don’t set yourself the goal of running at 6am every morning if you hate getting up early and hate running. Find a sport, class or activity you enjoy and do this instead. Aim for three days a week, you can build from it if you want but you won’t overwhelm yourself right away. Diet and exercise is a big part of health, but look at the bigger picture too. You should aim to sleep more, drink more water and quit your dangerous vices. Companies like Serenity at Summit Rehab Center can deal with more serious addictions, otherwise speak to your GP regarding your drinking, drugs or smoking addiction. Take care of your mental health too- the body and mind are closely connected so to look after your overall wellbeing you need to be paying attention to the way you feel too. Meditation and relaxation techniques can help with anxiety, otherwise speak to your doctor if an issue like depression or anxiety is affecting your life.

 

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Finances

Being able to keep your finances in order is one of the best skills you can master in your adult life. Whether your budget is big or small, knowing exactly how much you can spend and when to pay your bills so that you’re not getting into trouble or falling behind is important. If you know you’re not the best with money, mak 2018 your year to get it right. If you’re in debt, speak to a debt management company who can negotiate with creditors on your behalf. They can often get you reduced payments and the interest frozen. Use a budgeting app or work out your money on a calendar so you know exactly what needs to be paid and when. Spend some time getting this right so that you’re not falling behind and can feel calm and confident when it comes to your bills. Another thing you could do to improve your financial situation is ask for a promotion, change careers or do some work from home. You could do this by setting up a home business, or

 

Social

We all lead such busy lifestyles. Between working full time, taking care of children and running a house, you will often find that time completely escapes you. However it’s important to find time for loved ones, these are the people that matter so you will want to keep social bonds strong. You could arrange a monthly dinner together at the weekend, in the summer this could be a barbeque or a picnic. The rest of the year you could host dinner parties at home, or take it in turns to go to each other. You could arrange a day out or a mini break with them, whether it’s jetting off somewhere or going camping with a couple of other families. Even making the time for the occasional phone call is important. If you know you’ve been neglecting your loved ones and not attending social things recently, you could aim to sort this out in the new year. Having a support network is around you, so be sure to be there when your loved ones need you and in return you know they will be there for you. You will feel far more secure in life, and if things ever do go wrong you will have people who care about you close to you.

 

Travel

The planet is colossal, and if we only ever stay in one place we miss out on so much. Travel expands your mind, gives you a whole new perspective and it’s fun too. If your budget is smaller you could aim to go on road trips in the country where you live, visit different places where you’re from which you’ve never seen. If you’re able to spend more you could aim to visit new countries and destinations that have always appealed to you. If you go on a cruise, you will stop off at lots of different destinations along the way. Or you could go on a river cruise through cities, there are tonnes of these in Europe. You could go backpacking, or just aim to go on a couple of vacations. Either way, you’ll never regret travelling and seeing more of the world is a worthwhile resolution to make. It benefits both adults and kids and is something you can do if you’re a family or by yourself.

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What resolutions will you be making for 2018? Have you got any ideas yet?

 

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Affinity Express crossed another milestone, launched new salon in Ghaziabad

Affinity launched its new hair and beauty studio, Affinity Express at Crossing Republik, Ghaziabad on November 21. With this, the group plans to establish its presence in Ghaziabad and cater to customers looking out for premium services at reasonable prices. The event witnessed complementary launch services like Bomb, AVL and Olaplex. The Affinity express team displayed the Olaplex service which is not easily available in other salons. This is a protein treatment for hair that rebuilds broken hair bonds and the three step procedure results in incredibly healthy hair and thus is important for hair that have been treated with chemicals.

 

Speaking on the occasion of the opening, Anand Singh, Franchisee owner of Affinity Express, said, “We are delighted to launch Affinity Express in Crossing Republik, Ghaziabad which is built on the belief of offering world- class services to its customers. The collaboration with Affinity to come up was due to the fact that we have witnessed Affinity’s satisfactory services over time and this encouraged us to work with the brand. Also, the reason behind choosing Crossing Republik was that customers here are looking forward for superior services that give them satisfaction and we, at Affinity use the best products which do not result in product/ Skin damage. Thus, we meet the customer demands and plan to use this opportunity efficiently.”

Vinay Madan, Partner & Director – Operations, Goodman Projects Pvt Ltd, Affinity Express, added, “Affinity, as a brand strives to keep its customers satisfied by offering the best products along with efficient services. We expect that this salon at Crossing Republik will become a pioneer in beauty and hair services in the region. Also, we plan to open 350 salons by 2020. The cities targeted are Srinagar, Batala, Patna, Hyderabad and Jaipur.”

 

About Affinity:

 

Affinity Salon was incorporated more than 25 years ago. In total, the chain has 80 operating salons which are situated in Delhi, Mumbai, Chandigarh, Mohali, Jammu, Agra, Lucknow, Noida, Gurgaon and Ghaziabad. The directors of the company are Vinay Madan, Vishal Sharma, Manish Saharaya and Mukul Harmilapi. Affinity pioneers in establishing brands such as Sebastian, Nioxin, etc. In terms of turnover, it is a 100 cr+ group.

 

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Deceuninck all set to open its 1st experiential store catering to Dehlites pollution woes

Deceuninck all set to open its 1st experiential store catering to Dehlites pollution woes

With its 1st experiential store, Belgium-based brand Deceuninck (dealing in UPVC Door & Window system) is eyeing to expand its footprint in the Indian Renovation and Individual Home Owners Market. CEO Mr. Francis VanEeckhout and Director – Turkey and Emerging Markets Mr. Ergun Cicekci, Director – International Business Development – Mr. Moez Mohmedali – Deceuninck will be inaugurating the showroom this month located in Saket, New Delhi.

Deceuninck products are used worldwide in varied climatic conditions i.e., tropical climates like that of Chile/Brazil or hot climates like in the Middle East or the high UV areas in parts of Australia. As for India, at a time when New Delhi and other parts of India are struggling to keep its noise and air pollution under permissible limits and extreme temperatures at bay, Deceuninck’s UPVC Doors and Windows will help in reducing the noise and pollution levels considerably and save individuals from extreme hot weathers.

Satish Kumar, Country Manager, Deceuninck, avers, “Noise is a major issue in most cities across India considering the traffic snarls, urbanization and rapid increase in metro network. Our Zendow system has the potential to offer high noise insulation and air tightness against the pollution. ”

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Deceuninck products suitability in Indian environment

Opportunity for growth

Deceuninck is betting on the Indian market’s huge growth potential and the demand in housing sector increasing every year, especially in the urban and semi-urban areas.

On how lucrative the Indian market is for Deceuninck, Francis VanEeckhout, CEO, Deceuninck says, “ India has a very high potential considering the growth of housing sector in India, implementation of new policies like RERA, GST, lower interest rates, higher disposable income in the mid-high end segment, affordable home sector growing at a fast pace given its infrastructure status and of course better informed, internet savvy customers of today. Indian consumers are gradually understanding the necessity of high-quality windows behind the glamorous curtains.” “We plan to be in both the projects and retail segment in India. Envisaging the retail customers demand for various colour profiles, we stock wide range of white as well as colour laminated profiles. Our new custom built 35000 sqft warehouse in Chennai stocks nearly 500 tonnes of profiles at any point of time to support our customers needs.” he adds.

India, a country that is developing at a fast pace and increasingly registering its positive presence on a global platform has everything in its favour except the pollution level. It is a glaring fact that World Health Organisation has identified 13 cities of India among the list of most polluted cities of the world with New Delhi securing number second position.

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So, at a time when New Delhi and other parts of India are struggling to keep its noise and air pollution under permissible limits and extreme temperatures at bay, the opening of 1st experiential store of Belgium-based brand Deceuninck (dealing in UPVC Door & Window system) can rightfully help in reducing the noise and pollution levels considerably and save individuals from extreme hot weathers.

Through the new store, Deceuninck will be catering to B2B as well as B2C customers at the same time. The experiential store will offer architects and interior designers too so that the customers can explore the infinite design possibilities with UPVC Windows and Doors.

The company aims to roll out a slew of marketing and promotional initiatives in next couples of years. In the next phase, similar experiential stores will be opened up in Bengaluru followed by Mumbai/Pune and Hyderabad.

 

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How to Travel the World’s Best Places on a Low Budget and Make Money While Traveling – It Is Possible!

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Most of us want to travel the world, meet new people, see sights, experience new things and see different cultures. But we are not able to make this dream happen mainly because of money! So here are some trips to travel places without having to spend an entire fortune on them!

  • The initial step is to have a plan and do a wide research about the places you are going to visit like their main attractions, basic expenses, currency rates, food options, housing, local travel means, Some places are cheaper while others have a very high cost of living. So think, research and then finally, decide where you wanna go.
  • Keep your eyes open for deals. Many travel agencies and online websites offer special deals and discounts for tickets and accommodations. These offers might be offered only at specific times of the year, so be on the lookout or subscribe to their websites so that you are kept
  • Stay in economic homestays and small hostels or opt for night swapping, couch surfing, to reduce the housing costs extensively. Or if you have plans to stay for a longer time, you can rent a cheap apartment and cook your meals.
  • Every place has some attractions that you can see without paying any money. The places you visit might have some quirks about it. So make inquiries on the net or from people who have traveled to these places before. You don’t want to miss the free and best things about a place.
  • Look for a low priced location and shop from there. Many tourist places have shops selling things for a much higher rate than usual, targeting travelers from outside. Don’t fall into their traps. For gifts and souvenirs, look out for local markets and departmental stores rather than falling prey to the overpriced bazaars and showrooms.
  • Try to travel during off seasons. At this time, everything will be at affordable rates, and there won’t be much rush. Whether it’s the ticket rates, room rent, the local transport, or the expenses after reaching your destination, you will need to spend a lot less during the slack time.
  • Most of the times, a significant amount of money is spent on food. Go to nice and clean local restaurants rather than fancy, expensive hotels. The local joints often offer the best foods at low Try out the local street food and do some cooking when possible.
  • Another critical point is the use of local transport available at the places you visit. Cabs and cars can be comfy but expensive. Compromise a little and do a bit of walking for short

You can travel and make money more easily than most people think. You might be a qualified individual, with some degrees and a permanent job, etc. But why not take up a job while you are on a trip and meet the expenses? Here are some of the jobs you can take up while you are on a trip!

  • Tourist guide: You can either be a local tour guide or try to be a tour assistant for an international company. It is the best way to travel places and earn money at the same time.
  • Freelance translator: Of course, you will need to know more than one language for this job. The opportunities are extensive – charge restaurant to translate their menu, work for a travel agency or offer freelance services online.
  • English teaching: There are many job opportunities in countries like Thailand, South Korea, and you don’t need to be certified. Being a native speaker is enough!
  • Bartender/Server: Restaurants, bars, and nightclubs are located in almost every places, and the job description is same at all the places. You can find work easily at tourist places, and there won’t be any minimum or maximum job requirement. It is also an opportunity to become familiar with the people and place, which can help you find a job with higher income.
  • Backpacker Hostels: Backpacker hostels usually hire travelers for short terms to fill their gaps offering free room and board. The jobs offered to you might be working at the front desk, bartending or even housekeeping. If you wish to stay for longer durations, some hostels offer extra payment too.

 

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Lysha works at Lalco Residency – Hotel Mumbai and she loves her job. Helping clients and monitoring the progress of business strategies along with her leadership skills makes her perfect suit for Hospitality services. You can catch her up at Service Apartments in Mumbai for Rent

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What Truly Matters On Your Wedding Day

There are only really a handful of things that matter on your wedding day. So many couples agonize over the very smallest detail, when in reality, these things don’t matter at all. It isn’t about wedding favors, chair ribbons, or anything like that. They may make a nice addition if you want to, but they won’t make a difference to how great a time your guests have.

 

Here’s what truly matters on your wedding day, to put things into perspective:

 

Your Guests

Your guests are one of the only things that truly matter on your wedding day. If you plan on getting married just you, your husband, and a few witnesses, then more power to you! Nothing is saying you can’t get married like that if this is what you want. However, most couples end up inviting the majority of the people they know. If you plan on inviting people in this way, then you need to make sure you think about them in most of the decisions you make. How do you want them to talk about the day afterwards? You want them to say they had an awesome time, of course! Make sure that’s what you set out to do, to thank them for celebrating your special day with you.

 

Your Photographer/Videographer

The photographs of your big day are one of the only things that will last forever. Your grandchildren’s grandchildren could end up looking at these pictures, so it’s a good idea to select a photographer that you love. Every photographer has a different style, so check out portfolios and see what suits you as a couple. Make sure you look at testimonials to ensure they are reliable too.

 

The Food

Everybody will eat the food, your guests, you, your vendors. The food is one of the things that can make a wedding a ‘wow’ day or a bit of a let down. People will be relying on you to give them enough sustenance to feed them through the night. This doesn’t mean you should pay for a 5 course meal for each guest – you could have a buffet if you wanted to. It just means you should take into account the theme of your wedding, any allergies and dietary preferences, and then select a caterer that has amazing reviews.

 

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Your Venue

Your venue can be the perfect backdrop to your big day. If you choose a place like Liberty Grand banquet halls, you may even find you can cut down on the decorating side of your wedding, and simple use as it is. You could save money on decorations, and time decorating the venue – your time is all important when you’re on a wedding planning schedule!

 

Your Wedding Outfits

Your wedding outfits will affect how you feel on the day. If you want to feel your best, then you need to make sure you’re wearing something you absolutely love, that you feel suits your personality. It should be in keeping with your venue theme too. Make sure you take into account things like whether you’ll mind a friend having to help you to the toilet if you have a long train.

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How to get rid of Wrinkles!

How to get rid of Wrinkles!

As soon as we think we are ageing, the appearance of wrinkles start bothering us.As we age, fine lines and wrinkles will start to appear. But there’s plenty of ways to get rid of wrinkles such as avoiding too much sun exposure, making a few lifestyle changes, and creating a proper skincare routine.

Here’s some natural ways you can do to help reduce and combat wrinkle issues:

 

1. Avoid too much sun exposure

Direct sun exposure will eventually hurt our skin and is one of the leading causes of wrinkles because of the sun’s drying rays. You should always keep yourself protected by applying sunscreen of at least SPF 30. Not only does it help reduce getting fine lines, it also decreases the chance of skin diseases such as sunburn, and can even prevent skin cancer.

 

2. Eat healthy

You are what you eat. What your body intakes will eventually reflect your physical appearance. Select foods that are rich in omega-4 fatty acids and vitamin E. Eat your way to fabulous skin by adding foods such as fish, sunflower seeds, fruits and vegetables to your meal plan.

 

3. Keep hydrated

“You must drink at least 8 glasses of water each day.” is a cliché. But it is a must.

Many of us doesn’t drink enough water our body needs. And many of us are not aware of the benefits of keeping ourselves hydrated even during cold, winter days.

Water is essential in giving our skin the right moisture and distributing essential nutrients on the skin cells. It also delays the appearance of fine lines as it increases our skin’s elasticity.

Keeping ourselves hydrated doesn’t only benefit the appearance of our skin but it also helps in keeping us healthy overall as it flushes out toxins in our body. Lastly, it is a great alternative for hunger as we sometimes think we are hungry only to realize we just need a glass of water to satisfy our thirst.

 

4. Get plenty of sleep

Lack of sleep accelerates the human aging process. It causes wrinkles to appear under the eyes, neck, and forehead. Getting enough hours of sleep is advisable if you want to maintain a healthy glowing skin. And while you’re at it, try sleeping on your back or on of your sides so there won’t be constant pressure on your face. You might also want to consider changing your pillow cover to fabric and silk. Deep sleep can eventually repair skin tissues so create a relaxing bedtime routine and selecting essential oils like lavender.

 

5. It’s Time to Move that Body

Exercising is something that most of us our too lazy to do. But moving our bodies actually makes us younger looking as it clears the skin of toxins through sweat. It also helps regulate the circulation of the blood. We just have to be careful in selecting the kind of exercise we should be doing as some says that specific exercises such as weightlifting causes more wrinkles to appear.

 

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