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Friday, March 10, 2017

12 best career lessons everyone should take to heart

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If there's one thing we all have in common, it's that we all make mistakes along the way (and hopefully learn valuable lessons from them). But if you're smart, you'll learn as much as possible from the mistakes of others and spare yourself some of the grief.

Below are 12 important career lessons that you can benefit from without doing it the hard way.

1. Life is short and it's here to be lived. Life is too short to spend being unhappy. If you have a job you hate, a boss who discredits you, or a career that isn't taking you anywhere, do something about it today. You don't want to wake up one day and regret not making a change when you could.

2. In relationships, the little things are the big things. The most successful people tend to have the broadest and most diverse social networks. And they aren't just superficial acquaintances, but a broad network of genuine connections. Developing relationships is a very important part of doing business. The more time and effort you put into the little things, the more important they become.

3. Success starts from inside out. Many driven and successful people concentrate on every aspect of their work life but neglect their health. Being busy, productive, and successful is great, but you need to stay healthy to keep up the pace. Make sure you're getting enough nutrition, exercise, and rest.

4. Your social life belongs offline. If you spend hours on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, checking emails and messages, you're missing out on more than you're gaining. Connecting to the world means spending time with people in real life--speaking to them, interacting with them, and connecting with them.

5. Make the world your university. Make a serious commitment to never stop learning. There's something to be learned from everyone, so work to gain some new knowledge every day. The alternative is being left behind the pace of change scratching your head.

6. Good things come to those who diversify. If you stick to what you already know, you'll never learn anything new. The most successful people are flexible, agile, and know how to pivot. Make sure you're prepared to get the most out of every opportunity, whatever form it takes.

7. Success is incremental. Overnight success is seriously rare. Most people take years, even decades, to build a great career. The secret is to work hard every single day, and remember that even small wins can boost your life tremendously. Over time, you'll find yourself reaching bigger and bigger goals.

8. Together is always better. Many people would rather go it alone, but success is a team sport. The idea that you can succeed on your own is a myth. Every big idea deserves a team to make it happen.

9. What worries you masters you. Worry can be helpful when it spurs you to take action and solve a problem. But if you're preoccupied with what-ifs and worst-case scenarios, worry becomes a problem. Instead of worrying, work on solving problems and getting through the challenges.

10. Failure is never fatal. Like it or not, messing up is an essential part of the success process. Failure is never the end--it's the opportunity to do better next time. Those who fail and are brave enough to try again eventually win out.

11. Don't let silly things rob your happiness. So many of us allow the most ridiculous little things to rob us of our happiness. But we can always choose to be happy. Life is a choice; happiness is a choice. No matter what your situation, don't let anything separate you from a sense of joy.

12. The meaning of life is to find your gifts and the purpose of your success lies in giving it away. If the work you do doesn't provide you with a sense of purpose, you still need to find your true vocation. When you do, you'll be able to pour yourself into it with joy. The purpose of life is to discover your gift, and the meaning of life is to give that gift away.

Source: INC
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Kate Middleton attends national war memorial in style

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Kate Middleton attended the national memorial in London yesterday, March 9.  The event was also attended by the Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry and other dignitaries. 

Around 2,500 invited guests, including representatives of veterans, serving military, bereaved families, charity workers, civil servants and politicians, attended a military Drumhead Service at Horse Guards Parade in Whitehall.  


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The sculpture in memorial to Britons who served in Iraq and Afghanistan was unveiled at Victoria Embankment Gardens.

The war memorial was dedicated to the 300,000 soldiers, sailors and airmen who served in conflicts between 1990 and 2015.

The Duchess of Cambridge looked stylish in a navy blue headwear and a blue Michael Kors coat dress.

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Thursday, March 09, 2017

Acid attack victims redefine beauty in Bangladesh fashion show

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Teen model Shonali Khatun and 14 other models strutted the catwalk as the audience cheered and clapped for a fashion show held in the capital of Bangladesh.  The fashion show held Tuesday night in Dhaka.

The 15 models are survivors of acid attacks.  They bear their scars to highlight issue all-too-common in south Asian country.  The unusual fashion event was attended by fashion lovers and diplomats including the U.S. envoy.  The show aimed to redefine the notion of beauty while calling attention to the menace of such attacks.

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Organizers said they hoped to highlight the fact that acid victims, too often overlooked, are a vital part of society. They deliberately chose to hold the event on the eve of International Women's Day.

"We are here today to show their inner, their inner strength as they have come a long way," said Farah Kabir, country director of the ActionAid Bangladesh that organized the show to spread awareness about the violence. "I often take inspiration from them. Their courage is huge."





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Michelle Obama Shines at Washington, D.C. school in honor of International Women's Day

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Former first lady Michelle Obama visited a group of students at Francis L. Cardozo Education Campus in Northwest D. C. on Wednesday in honour of International Women's Day.

Obama met with young female students and participated in a roundtable discussion on education and goals for the future. In her remark, the former first lady said,
“I loved visiting this school because it tells the American story in so many ways,”
"We're celebrating International Women's Day with a group of amazing women, and we're going to talk about the importance of education in their lives and mine," 
Mrs. Obama snapchatted the whole experience at the combined middle school and high school.

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Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Beyonce looks fabulous for #TheBeautyAndTheBeast

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Beyonce shares new photos of herself, husband Jay Z and their 5-year-old daughter on her website. The family attended the premiere of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast". She showed off her beautiful (twins) bump in a flowing green, flower-embellished dress while Blue Ivy rocked a cute green and pink dress in the photos.

Jay wore a trendy jean jacket that featured a lion and a floral crest with similar colours as Queen Bey and their daughter's outfits.



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Monday, March 06, 2017

Rihanna debuts her Spring 2017 FentyxPuma

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Rihanna is set to debut her Fall 2017 FentyxPuma this evening.  The singer and PUMA will premiere the AW17 collection live from Paris Fashion Week on March 6 at 9 pm.

RiRi wrote on IG: My SS17 collection is almost here!! Get the #FENTYXPUMA1st round of shoes on March 9!! See you soon, paRih 👟👠🗼#timwalker


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Pollution is now a greater threat than Ebola and HIV, kills 1.7 million children a year - World Health Organisation reveals

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Pollution is now a greater threat than Ebola and HIV and is responsible for one in four deaths among children aged under five, the World Health Organisation has warned.
"A polluted environment is a deadly one - particularly for young children," WHO Director-General Margaret Chan said in a statement. "Their developing organs and immune systems, and smaller bodies and airways, make them especially vulnerable to dirty air and water."
Harmful exposures can start in the mother’s womb and increase the risk of premature birth. Additionally, when infants and pre-schoolers are exposed to indoor and outdoor air pollution and second-hand smoke they have an increased risk of pneumonia in childhood, and a lifelong increased risk of chronic respiratory diseases, such as asthma. Exposure to air pollution may also increase their lifelong risk of heart disease, stroke and cancer.

Worldwide, more than 1.7 million children’s deaths were attributable to environmental hazards such as air pollution and contaminated water, according to report published on Monday.

The damning new research, which reveals the growing threat posed by global pollution, found that the most common causes of child mortality - diarrhoea, malaria and pneumonia - are being exacerbated by pollution.

Maria Neira, a WHO expert on public health, said this was a heavy toll, both in terms of deaths and long-term illness and disease rates. She urged governments to do more to make all places safe for children.

"Investing in the removal of environmental risks to health, such as improving water quality or using cleaner fuels, will result in massive health benefits," she said.

In order to combat the problem, the WHO says that urgent action is required to improve water quality in the developing world, whilst more developed nations must ensure access to more green spaces, especially in densely concentrated urban areas.



Source: TT

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Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Kate Middleton dazzles in Erdem Moralioglu's dress and sparkling heels

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The Duchess of Cambridge looked gorgeous in the lovely dress she wore to honour the 70th anniversary of Indian independence and to launch U.K.- India Year of Culture at Buckingham Palace in London.

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Her husband, Prince William also attended the event.  The dress is a metallic flora lace by Erdem Moralioglu.

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Salome Karwah Harris, Liberian Nurse Who Recovered From Ebola Dies In Childbirth

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Salome Karwah, the Liberian nurse who once graced the cover of Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2014 has died. She was a survivor of Ebola who had helped many other people with that disease.

She died last week from complications following childbirth. She had a healthy baby boy—her fourth child—who was delivered by C-section on Feb. 17. She went home a few days later, but went into convulsions and was rushed back to the hospital—only to have staff refuse to touch her because of her past Ebola illness (she was foaming at the mouth and they were afraid of the fluids).

What a tragic! May her soul rest in peace.


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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Barbadian singer Rihanna rocks dress pants in NY

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Staying warm: To protect herself from the chilly New York temperatures, Rihanna opted for a ankle-length houndstooth coat which she casually wore open over the suit


Rihanaa stepped out in New York in black parachute pantsuit paired with a loose black blazer on Monday night.

The 29-year-old paired the sophisticated outfit with fluffy pompom flats and small, black clutch. 

The philanthropic singer will received the Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award at Harvard University’s 2017 at the Cambridge, Massachusetts campus today, Tuesday, 28th Feb. 2017.

Gorgeous or not?


Keeping it casual: The 29-year-old singer wore black parachute dress pants that she paired with a loose black blazer
Keeping it simple: The Diamonds songstress accessorized with a simple gold necklace around her neck, but opted to keep her jewelry simpleKeeping it simple: The Diamonds songstress accessorized with a simple gold necklace around her neck, but opted to keep her jewelry simple

Source: Daily Mail
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