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How Fast Are Cheetahs

Cheetahs-the fastest land mammals in the world-are incredible creatures. They can reach speeds of up to 70 mph and swim (although they don’t like it). The cheetahs’ name derives from the Hindi word “chita,” which means “spotted.”
These large cats, while fearsome, do not have the ability to roar like a lion, but they can emit what is known as a chirrup, perhaps the sweetest sound you will ever hear a lethal cat make.

Cheetahs are an endangered species

These cats are not endangered-not yet. But they are vulnerable. In fact, their numbers in the wild are so low (they numbered about 7,100 in 2016) that people involved in species conservation are pushing for them to be declared endangered.
National Geographic reported that cheetah numbers “could drop another 53 percent in the next 15 years,” making now the time for action.

They like to stay busy

Cheetahs like to stay busy by being busy. They have the highest reproduction rates out of the entire big cat family. This may seem counterintuitive considering the species is highly vulnerable, but the Big Cat Rescue Organization says nearly 90 percent of cheetah cubs die within the first three months.

Cheetahs are fast

And that’s an understatement. We’ve mentioned that these guys can reach speeds of up to 70 mph, but did you know they can go from 0-60 mph in 3 seconds?
This fact becomes even more surreal when you see a cheetah running in slow motion.

Cheetahs are skilled hunters

Cheetahs have excellent vision, which they use to spot potential prey before they pounce. Once a cheetah loses sight of its next meal, they use their lightning speed-and the element of surprise thanks to their camouflaged fur-to kill.
Cheetahs often hide their food in tall, shady grass so that no other animal has a chance to steal it. According to NatGeo, cheetahs are also very hardy and only need a drink every three to four days.

They are surprisingly graceful

Cheetahs are very lithe-they move quickly and full-grown adults weigh between 77 and 143 pounds and reach between 3.5 and 4.5 feet in length (not including their tails).

Females enjoy the quiet life
Female cheetahs live alone for the most part, except when they give birth-then they live with their cubs in a small pack. The only other time female cheetahs interact with other adults is during mating.
Males are somewhat more social and sometimes form small groups of two or three to expand and defend more territory.

Where Do Leopards Live?

Leopards are large and graceful cats, known for the beautiful pattern on their fur. Leopards are usually considered African animals, but they also live on other continents.
In this AnimalWised article, we will explain where leopards live. We will also talk more about leopards and their natural habitat and distribution. Keep reading to learn more!

All about Leopards
The leopard, scientifically known as Panthera pardus, is a member of the Felidae family. In other words, it belongs to the cat family. Compared to its cousins, the tiger, jaguar and lion, the leopard is the smallest of all big cats.
There are 9 recognized leopard subspecies. They are the following:

  • African leopard
  • Indian leopard
  • Javan leopard
  • Arabian leopard
  • Persian leopard
  • Amur leopard
  • Indochina leopard
  • Sri Lanka leopard

What do leopard subspecies have in common?
As we said above, there are nine different leopard subspecies that have been able to adapt to many different habitats. In fact, leopards can live in a range of regions and climates, from deserts to rainforests, forests, grasslands, savannas, woodlands, mountains, coastal areas, scrublands and swamps. All in all, they live much more than any other big cat.
However, regardless of their territory, all leopards are carnivorous predators and are among the loneliest animals in the world.

In which countries can you find leopards?

Leopards are found in Africa and Asia, from the Middle Eastern countries to Russia, Korea, China, India and Malaysia. Consequently, live in a variety of habitats, including forests, mountains, deserts and grasslands. The leopard is a very adaptable species and can be found in different regions of the world.

Leopards are present in the wild in over 70 countries in Africa, Eurasia and the Indian subcontinent.

In Africa, locations include:

  • Algeria
  • Chad
  • Egypt
  • Djibouti
  • Guinea
  • Ghana
  • Niger
  • Namibia
  • Rwanda
  • Senegal
  • Somalia
  • Swaziland
  • DTCs
  • Togo
  • Uganda
  • Zimbabwe

The leopard is extinct in Zanzibar and increasingly rare in sub-Saharan and North African regions. Scientists believe that extinction is very likely in countries such as Egypt. In Eurasia, leopards are found in several areas, including:

  • Afghanistan
  • Chinese
  • Bangladesh
  • India
  • Laos
  • Myanmar
  • Malaysia
  • Nepal
  • Oman

Where do leopards live? Habitat and distribution

Leopards are large and graceful cats, known for the beautiful pattern on their fur. Leopards are usually considered African animals, but live on other continents as well.
In this AnimalWised article, we will explain where leopards live. We will also talk more about leopards and their natural habitat and distribution.

All species of leopards, except the African leopard, are found in Asia, especially in South Asia and the Indian subcontinent. Leopards have been crossed with other big cats, but the offspring is considered a hybrid, not a subspecies.

Leopards are large animals, but they are the smallest of the big cat category. Leopards exhibit sexual dimorphism in that male leopards are larger than female leopards. While male leopards weigh an average of 82-198 lb62-132 lb.
aboons, rabbits, rodents, birds, lizards, porcupines, warthogs, fish, and dung beetles.

Where do Leopards live?

Leopards are found in Africa and Asia, from the Middle Eastern countries to Russia, Korea, China, India and Malaysia. Consequently, live in a variety of habitats, including forests, mountains, deserts and grasslands. The leopard is a very adaptable species and can be found in various regions of the world, including.

  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Arabian Peninsula
  • Southwestern and eastern Turkey
  • Judean Desert of Sinai
  • Foothills of the Himalayas
  • India
  • Russia
  • Chinese
  • Islands of Java
  • Sri Lanka

Leopards are present in the wild in over 70 countries in Africa, Eurasia, and the Indian subcontinent. In Africa, locations include:

  • Algeria
  • Chad
  • Egypt
  • Djibouti
  • Guinea
  • Ghana
  • Niger
  • Namibia
  • Rwanda
  • Senegal
  • Somalia
  • Swaziland
  • DTCs
  • Togo
  • Uganda
  • Zimbabwe

The leopard is extinct in Zanzibar and increasingly rare in sub-Saharan and North African regions. Scientists believe that extinction is very likely in countries such as Egypt. In Eurasia, leopards are found in several areas, including:

  • Afghanistan
  • Chinese
  • Bangladesh
  • India
  • Laos
  • Myanmar
  • Malaysia
  • Nepal
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
    Are leopards extinct?

South Asia, Siberia and Africa are the traditional homes of the leopard. Small numbers of this species can be found as far east as China and Malaysia; The leopard has the largest distribution of any wild cat.

However, the leopard is an endangered species. It is hunted heavily as a trophy and for its skin and body parts, which are used in traditional medicine, and it also faces habitat and prey loss.

How do Leopards adapt to habitat?

As you can see, the answer to where leopards live is actually very broad. Leopards are a very adaptable species that can live in very different habitats and ranges; they have developed special traits that help them make the most of their environment.
Studies have shown that leopard subspecies vary in coloration depending on the area in which they live. For example, desert leopards are known to be several shades lighter than grassland. These adaptations to their habitat go beyond fur and camouflage; the paws of their paws are different in each subspecies, allowing them to walk in different terrain in extreme temperatures.

What is the territory coverage of a Leopard?

Leopards are solitary predators that like to forage in wide areas, their home ranges. The average size of these ranges depends on the landscape and the density of prey. When they live in rocky habitats, leopards have smaller ranges. If they have little prey or if humans live nearby, they require wide home ranges. A leopard’s range can be anywhere from 5 to 450 square kilometers.
Leopards can be aggressive when others lurk near them and invade their home ranges. Males can be very aggressive in terms of marking their territory, often attacking young males who unknowingly intrude. However, they tolerate females better. Females, on the other hand, often have overlapping territories without much conflict.

Is the Leopard’s habitat transforming?

As human encroachment increases and climate change kills the vegetation on which leopard herbivores survive, the big cat is increasingly at risk. If habitat fragmentation, population explosion and industrialization, and deforestation take a toll on these majestic predators, it would be a massive loss for the world!
We must do our best to protect the places where leopards live and save their habitat and distribution for future generations.

Day Care Scares, and Parents Worse Nightmares

Do we as parents really know what’s going on behind doors at our child’s day care? Even if we hand selected the facility, trusted the owners, loved the teachers, appreciated the fact they have room to room monitors. Do we still know what is happening with our children?
Let’s face it, in this day and time we all have to work. We can barely make it with one income, so both parents have to work. Or it could be we are a single parent and have to work. We have to place our child where the hours are readily available to our work hours. Some place also that can transport to and from school if needed.

Day Care, Child Care, Learning Center, Romp and Play. We may hear these names many times over and over in our life, but after this article you will find I’ve been very open and direct, and the words used above will most definitely never be forgotten with you again.

I have worked in many day cares over my life time. Some were very good day cares and then others were very bad. I will enclose some of the things I as a mother and day care worker discovered, and some of the terrible mishaps and let you decide the rest.

My first experience as a day care worker was when my own children were two and four. I like many of you Moms out there needed extra income coming in, and something to do with my children. I thought what better way than to work and get to keep my kids at the day care for free.

My experience with this particular day care was, that they allowed those children who had accidents in their clothes, to be punished and they had to remain in a seat away from all other children in wet clothes to think about what they had done. My question to all parents is this, ” Think about what they had done”? Remind you this child was three years old. When I suggested to change the young lad I was reprimanded and told to take care of my job duties and to leave that situation up to them. This was by the way the owner suggesting this to me.

This particular day care has posted menus out in the hall area. Posted for all the parents to view. This is intended to impress those parents who show general concern of what their children are having for lunch. Well I was the cook. I was told what to cook and if we didn’t have enough in the fridge we quickly cooked something else. Spaghetti consisted of adding nothing but ketchup and water and making it stretch. This information is solely for those parents who pay $100.00 to $200.00 dollars a week or more so that you know where your hard earned money is going.

From me having placed my self in this situation and my children, I wanted to make things better for these kids. After all, it was not their fault that they were here and it’s summer time. I begin to try and punch up the flavor with their lunches. Try to sprinkle cheese on their day old bread, but I was quickly reprimanded again and again. I finally threw in the towel and left this employment.

My other experiences in other day cares were not great memories either. You have plastic car beds for the toddlers to sleep on and let’s just say, some of your teachers could care a less about the proper disinfection that needs to be used. So expect as it always happens for your child to come home with that wonderful gift. Head Lice. There procedures that are to be done and do you want to know if those are actually followed out? Especially if we are paying your child’s teacher $ 6.55 an hour.

I’ve watched other kids bite, push, hit, punch, steal, cuss, and this is all within one day. What do we do as parents? We have to work. Well more surprise visits and I’ll tell you what times to do them below.

1.) Show up at your child’s day care center around an hour after you already dropped them off. You can always use the oops forgot to give you their medicine or she or he left this in the car etc.

2.) Show up right before nap is to be over, generally if nap is from 1:00 pm till 2:00pm then go at 1:30 pm. This will allow you to see what environment your child is sleeping in and what the teacher is or is not doing.

3.) Expect the unexpected. If your day care thinks you always show up at this time or that time surprise them. Catch them off guard. And last but not least, listen and talk to other parents, usually their the ones dropping off their children once you’ve already pulled off. So if there is any crying or arguing with the teacher or misbehaving, these other parents can vouch that they saw something etc.

I will say that the room monitors are great! For those day cares that do provide them and actually use them and monitor them, than kudos to you. My experience with the day care I worked at, that actually had these, were getting paid allot more than the other day cares that didn’t have them. Were they used daily? No! Excuses were made that they malfunctioned, teacher got busy did not realize she had not flipped on her monitor screen in her room etc.

It is up to the owner of the facility to make sure that everything is running smooth. This includes their teachers. I personally don’t want a teacher watching my child that’s falling asleep at their desk, Do you? Trust me this does go on. It should also be noted that the bathrooms our children go into day after day are absolutely disgusting.

Teachers don’t get paid enough to try and watch children that are way over the state quota anyway, much less be actually concerned that your child’s bathroom is cleaned and sanitized. Yes, this is part of a teachers job, but so is not allowing your children to get hurt while at the day care is too. Ask to see the day cares weekly incident reports. Look at how many accidents are happening. Monitor the toddler room incident reports. They will all say, he or she bit because they wanted a toy. What their really saying is, I had my back turned and was trying to watch my limit of my class room and your child was bitten and I don’t know why.

Are there good day cares out there? Absolutely there are. But you have to search and take time to research them, ask neighbors and mostly ask neighborhood kids who have attended these day cares what they think. Kid’s are brutally honest, and if you ask them they will tell you the truth.

The final and last day care I worked in, did me in. My children had now all grown up. I love children and this is the field I wanted to remain in. I was a floater teacher as many will call it. I call it the eyes and ears of the day care. I drove children to and from school, I cooked, watched the two year old room, did summer field trips etc.

This day care had a marvelous owner. I’m going to call her Miss Janet. Miss Janet was loved by the children, and the parents as well. What Miss Janet did not know due to the fact she was not there but on Friday’s to issue pay checks was that some of her teachers were abusing the children. I watched teachers yell, scream, cuss, push, thump, grab, dump a child’s head down in the toilet, encourage children to fight all within the name of calling themselves a teacher.

I reported the teachers to the owner that were abusing the children. I was pulled aside and told that the teacher was being reprimmanded and instead of investigating her actions they simply pulled her from that room I was working in, and placed her in a room where as the owner put it, the children are older and can talk so if she does something to them they will tell me. That was the day I walked out of my final and last day care facility.

I as you, would have never imagined in a million years this could still go on in this day and time. The time where news and the media have so drastically opened all of our eyes, to child abuse within our day cares. Remember according to daycare.suite101 that we as parents should watch for signs of a teacher or owner who is not providing us with qualified teachers. Remember the old saying, We get what we pay for.

According to web page education. com we as parents can feel secure about some of the day cares out there. But we have to be pretty keen on the idea to listen to our children and to watch for the clues that abuse is going on in the centers according to their article at life. family education .com.

We all as parents have to make a choice one day whether to rely on others to help watch our children while we work. As earlier mentioned, things to do are surprise visits, talk with your children and ask them questions, talk with other parents, get friendly with them and see if their children have complained. And ask to see incident reports. Most importantly is their state examination. Ask to see what they scored on that. This tells you if the day care stays up to date on rules and regulations or if their only doing what they need to do, just to get by.

To find out more information about abusive child care centers or where to find help you can call: 1-800- Attorney. Or visit the web site


Author: Candus Poyner/ Day Care Teacher

Zac’s Backs: NFL Divisional Playoff Picks

Welcome back to the only NFL picks here on Associated Content that have gone flawless both in playoff games and political predictions. This is Zac’s Backs.
The Kid started off strong last week, going 4-0 during Wild Card weekend. Truth be told, there was some ugly football played last week. Not one of the four teams that advanced looked like championship material. The playoffs can be unpredictable, though, and you can never be 100 percent sure about anything. With that said, here are my picks for the Divisional Playoff games.

Seattle at Green Bay

We all watched as Seattle held firm control over Washington for about three quarters of football before taking a five-minute nap, during which the Redskins attempted to make things interested. Washington finally fell apart as almost everybody expected and the Seahawks coasted into this match-up against the Packers. For this game to have been made more interesting, Seattle needed to show something in their Wild Card game at home. What they showed is the same inconsistency that has been prevalent throughout this entire season.

This game isn’t so much about Brett Favre and his legacy as it is about Seattle’s inability to play as a good team for any real length of time. On paper I think these two teams actually match-up pretty well. Unfortunately for Seattle, football games are still played on the field and the Seahawks can’t beat the Packers in Green Bay.

Winner: Green Bay

Jacksonville at New England

Jacksonville was supposed to use their game against the Steelers as a stepping stone of sorts towards New England. Last week should have been the game where the Jags proved that they could compete with the Pats. Instead, Jacksonville allowed a less-than-good Steelers team to comeback before finally squeaking out a victory.

That type of play just isn’t going to cut it against an undefeated football team. I don’t expect the Patriots to have much trouble with Jacksonville in this contest.

Winner: New England

San Diego at Indianapolis

San Diego is another team that was supposed to impress during Wild Card weekend. Granted, the game against Tennessee was never really in doubt (at least in my eyes). Still, the Chargers looked far from “super” during their home playoff game. They’ll have to play much better in Indy.

Meanwhile, the Colts have been the most disrespected team the NFL has seen for quite sometime. The defending Super Bowl champs have been overshadowed by the Patriots since week one and I believe that they have enjoyed every minute of it. A home game for Peyton Manning with the added perk that there is little pressure on his and his team should equal a double-digit victory this weekend.

Winner: Tennessee

New York football Giants at Dallas Cowboys

Get that monkey off of your back, Eli! Manning looked pretty darn good during his first career playoff victory as the Giants offense executed a game plan that was close to flawless for most of the contest. Flawless is what they’re going to have to be at Dallas. Will I go with my heart once again this week?

You betcha.

If the Giants are ever going to have a real chance of defeating the Cowboys this season, the time is now. The Cowboys are beat up and doubting themselves after closing out the season with less-than-stellar play. Meanwhile, the Giants are playing their best football of this season and appear to be growing in confidence. Call me a homer all you want, but I’ll be the only person to say it.

Winner: New York football Giants

That’s all for me. As always you’ve been fantastic. Enjoy the primaries.

For my next post, this will be far from sports but more on gears you need to invest in. It’s entitled “The Things You Need to Buy From Amazon.” It includes backpacks, tumblers, gadgets, and event amazon tactical flashlight.

Lightweight Backpacking and Some Insider Tips


A growing number of backpackers have become aware of lightweight gear. People are starting to look at ultra light backpacking as appealing especially when weather conditions are favorable. The lightweight backpacking movement now evolves around 5 different systems: sleep, shelter, clothing, packing, cooking systems from
During summer or moderate weather conditions, the sleeper is a light weight foam pad. During winter or cooler weather, the sleeper of choice can be an inflatable sleeping pad. This adds additional comfort and protection from a frigid ground.

Cooking system
For short (weekend hikes) some prefer a small alcohol stoves because it’s so lightweight and simple to operate. Others prefer the heavier canister stoves for the better (compressed) fuel system,

The foremost change in the movement toward lightweight backpacking is in terms of shelter. More and more trekkers seem to be open to tarps over tents. A tarp typically shaves off 2-4 pounds of weigh. Tents themselves lighter and more functional. Minimalist hikers just deal with a poncho tarp which can serve as both rain gear and shelter especially during summer. Winter sheltering is more likely to be a heavier, though small, pyramid tent-type shelter.

Clothing is now soft shell for winters. For summers, consider the use of a poncho or a waterproof jacket, 8-oz down or synthetic pull-over shirt with pants. And in the heat of the day, wear a moisture wicking material. Just do not wear cotton-it just soaks in all the sweat.

Depending on your destination, foot gear can range from an all-terrain tennis-type shoe to leather hiking boots. Regardless of your shoe selection, make sure that it’s well worn or broken-in. Avoid new shoes, they can be killer on your feet and cause blisters. And that could ruin your whole trip.

Ultra light packs have no pockets no, frames, and now require hikers to have a new mindset. The backpack itself can be hi-tech canvas or sturdy-duty water-proof material. With heavier gear, you’ll just tire out.

So, too, the items that are inside have now changed considerably. Check specifics on necessities to carry online prior to venturing out. For example, instead of lugging a lot of water containers, make more extensive use of water purifiers and tablets (or purchase bottled water onsite where available). And if you’re really going to hike, forget the travel or guide books-they add a lot of unnecessary weight. But it’s okay to take pad and pen to take notes. You may just get the urge to jot down inspirational thought or a noteworthy observation. Do throw in duct tape–no don’t carry a roll, just wrap some around a pen or pencil.

And just as in taking any trip away from home, put the things you are going to need most on top. It can be really tough trying to dig into your bag to a much needed change of clothing.

One last tip before you head off to delve into lightweight backpacking, check out online forums. It’s more important to first network among experienced hikers than to go on a shopping spree. You don’t want to end up buying items you may not need. Happy trekking!

Five Things to Do Right Now to Redesign Any Room for Almost Free


With Spring being all the buzz and Spring cleaning being on the top of everyone’s list, don’t you think a little revamping is in order? I love opening windows and playing around with a room for a whole day. It’s quite rewarding to get a whole new look and feel on the cheap! Here are some tips to get you started.
1.) Empty the room of everything small, and if you can handle it, the furniture too.

Cleaning out a room completely will give you an instant new perspective as what the room could be. When filled with your things, it’s hard to see the potential it’s hiding. It’s also a good chance to scope out if you really love your wall color, fan selection, and window dressing. When you bring the stuff back in your room, play with new layouts. Make sure not to block windows, and the sun really does something special to a room.

2.) Take home paint samples, and play with them!

We all know paint is the cheapest way to transform any room (furniture, floors, wooden dinnerware, and fireplaces for that matter!). I don’t know about you but I get excited when I am at the hardware store in the paint section. I am little a little kid collecting shiny new jewels every time I pass by the paint samples, and it’s served me well. It’s always good to have the samples on hand, but it’s even better when you can envision them up on your wall. It’s free. It’s fun. And it will motivate you to change things up!

3.) Make some art

We are FAR from artists in this house. I am not going to lie, I am a fine arts major switched to marketing because I had a professor tell me I was so bad at it. Dreadful, I know. So then, how do I make “art”? Easy! I don’t need to be Picasso to make something pretty I love. We are big on shadow boxes, found object art, doily lamps, and photography in this house.

4.) Let the light in
Ohhhh. My fave. Sunshine all the time! Can you tell I’m a Florida girl? A sun-filled room is a glorious room as far as I am concerned. If you have small windows or big windows, it doesn’t matter – let the light in.

5.) Go shopping in your other rooms
I love to shop. And I even have fun shopping in my own home. One thing I like to do is pull a bunch of stuff from a variety of rooms that hold a common feel or theme and use those things to decorate a whole room. It cuts the clutter down, and gives new life to already loved objects.

Pretty easy, right? We really do love “shopping” from our other rooms. It’s probably our favorite thing to do when we don’t feel like spending cash. For more home improvement tips and how to’s, come say “hi!” at!

Treat the 10 Most Common Skin Complaints


With a million products that promise to erase bags under the eyes or zap a zit, the average medicine cabinet can get a little crowded. Instead of stocking up on every “promise in a jar,” here are the core ingredients that are actually necessary for the ten most common skin conditions (for example, you should know that there are better solutions than lip balm for those cold-weather chapped lips).

1. Occasional breakouts
Look for a spot treatment with a minimum of 10% sulfur to dry up a pimple in a pinch, advises Jamie Yee, Director of Education at Kate Somerville, a skincare hotspot that tends to the complexions of celebs like Demi Moore and Kate Hudson. Pair this with derma roller amazon and you’re good to go.

2. Dark circles under the eyes
Skincare guru, Liz Earle, notes that dark circles are rarely caused by lack of sleep. Instead, blame fluid retention and nasal congestion, which causes the veins that usually drain from the eyes to your nose to become diluted and darker. To combat, drink plenty of water to fight dehydration and discourage fluid retention. Topically, witch hazel’s astringent properties can help to shrink the capillaries.

3. Chapped lips
Exfoliate with gentle scrubs (jojoba or man-made spherical beads) then follow with hydrating ingredients like shea butter, allantoin, beeswax, candelilla wax, or try overnight treatments like straight olive oil or argan oil, advises Yee. Honey can also provide an instant lip repair.

4. Dry, flaky skin
Look for hard-working botanical ingredients like shea butter, which is very nourishing, advises Earle. Other ingredients that calm extra-dry skin include borage oil and St. John’s Wort, which heals and sooths the skin.

5. Brown sunspots
Try ingredients like Alpha-Arbutin, licorice root and kojic acid, as well as 2 percent hydroquinone for more stubborn spots, says Yee. Small sunspots can also be treated with a nightly application of rosehip oil mixed with a vitamin E capsule, according to Earle. Kate Somerville uses more aggressive treatment, lasers like Cutera’s IPL or LimeLight to target challenging areas of pigmentation.

6. Fine Lines
Look for makeup and creams that include peptides to stimulate collagen, and light-diffusing pigments. Products that reflect light will minimize the appearance of fine lines, says Yee.

7. Puffy eyes
Products with cucumber extract are the most helpful, along with the application of a cold spoon or cool tea bags (black teas work best because of the caffeine, according to Yee). Earle also advises refrigerating eye cream for 5 minutes before applying to reduce puffiness.

8. Acne
For full-fledged acne, Somerville recommends products that combine AHA and BHA acids, time-release Benzoyl Peroxides, and oil-balancing ingredients like marine extracts. If the acne is severe, the ingredients to reconsider may be in your food. Try ditching refined sugars, yeast, gluten products and dairy. Instead, load up on water, fruits, veggies and non-processed foods. If there are still no results, LED treatments such as Omni-Lux use blue and red light technology to target breakouts, bacteria and oil production.

9. Large pores
Exfoliate with gentle jojoba scrubs then follow with lightweight, non-clogging moisturizer. Look for water-based algae extracts because they aren’t heavy and won’t settle into pores.

10. White spots/reverse pigmentation
Some treatments can lighten the skin to “blend” it so that it will be as light as the white spot but be careful as those treatments are risky thanks to the high percentage of skin-bleaching ingredients. A laser treatment known as Fraxel can also help with some loss of pigmentation caused by acne.

A Website Spiders Can Build

Step 1:

Choose a free website service. There’s lots of obtainable, and they usually have similar characteristics. Most are designed to be simple for beginners to make use of. When setting out to build a professional net site free, try to choose a service that won’t place an advertisement or logo on your pages. In addition, think about the kinds of templates (page designs) obtainable.

Step 2:

Sign up for an account. The most important consideration here is selecting your username. often the URL of your free net site will include your username. In order to build a successful professional website, it is vital to have a URL that is memorable, or at the least professional sounding. Skip your usual online tag and go for the name of your business, or possibly your actual name.

Step 3:

Choose a template. Most free website services have a variety of predesigned page styles to choose from. When you build a professional website, your best bet is to go for a simple, neat template. Keep in mind that it is simplest for most people to read black text on a light background.

Step 4:

Generate a page featuring the basic facts about your business. It doesn’t must be long, in fact, short and to-the-point informative pages may be most appealing to customers. Hire experts on web hosting but first you need to read  web hosting Canada reviews.

Step 5:

Add images. This is not strictly necessary, but online page with any type of mixed media is usually much more successful.

Step 6:

Add other pages to the main page if necessary. Try to stick to subject per page. For example, a restaurant might add a page with a sample menu. Usually your website creation service will let you do this basically.

Step 7:

Check and double-check all the content on your website by going to your actual URL. When you have gone to the trouble of building a professional website, it is worth the additional hard work and time to eliminate any typos, grammatical errors or technical issues.

Free and Low Cost Day Care for Fort Greene Residents


Fort Green Council, Inc. on Fulton Street may be known for being a senior center, but it also provides valuable low cost and free childcare for the community.
The Universal pre-kindergarten program offers free to low cost childcare for children between the ages of 2 to 4 years old. The day care center serves three meals and a snack according to the Fort Green Council website. An after school program, Out of School Time Program (OST), is available for children in first to sixth grade at Teddy Kids Kinderdagverblijf.

Parents have to contact the day care center and find out how to apply. A list of the day care centers can be found here. Each center has licensed teachers and is funded by the NYC Administration for Children’s Services.

This not-for-profit organization is funded by the NYC Department for the Aging and also provides home delivered meals for seniors. Another well known program provided by the Fort Green Council, Inc. is Jazz 966, a Friday night Jazz and Blues concerts for the community.


How I Develop Successful Sales Teams


“Why can she go golfing in the middle of the work day?” was a common complaint during the summer months. My sales manager’s response to those who complained about my extra perks was very motivational. He always responded, “Because she made her sales for the month, if you make your sales for the month early you also can leave early”.
From that manager, I learned what positive motivation and incentives could achieve with a professional sales force. Management supported his efforts because his team always made their sales quotas early and they were motivated each month to achieve success.

The Sales Management Model

“The worker is not the problem. The problem is at the top! Management!” is a well know saying of Dr. Edward Deming the founder of Japanese business management. Through personal experience, I have found this belief to be true of most sales organizations. I have found that expecting successful sales professionals to continue to produce without continually adding additional incentives or recognitions when they meet sale quotas often leads to high staff turnovers and decreased sales.

A common mistake within most sales management models is the continued increase of sales quotas for successful sales staff without providing the motivation for them to succeed again. I have found that positive incentives and realistic sales increases keep top sales professionals continually motivated to succeed even when sales quotas are increased.

Sales are the lifeblood for any successful business and businesses should treat their most successful sales professionals as cherished employees. Sales professionals, who produce above expectations, are positive examples and require special rewards. This also motivates other sales team members to succeed. In this type of sales model, sales personnel that regularly do not meet quotas stand out and require retraining or termination.

A successful sale management model should always offer special rewards or bonuses to keep these sales professionals happy and continually motivated. Offering creative rewards such as optional end of the month time off or increased commission rates as staff surpasses certain levels of monthly quotas provides an excellent incentive to attract successful sale professionals and to keep them continually motivated.

Develop a Team

Finding sales professionals with excellent records of accomplishment is critical when creating a continuously motivated sales force. In my management of such personnel, I have discovered that hiring these successful professionals requires an active pursuit. Many of these high performance sales professionals are cherished by employers and are not seeking new employment.

Prior to recruiting sales staff, I always develop an outline of my ideal sales person. Hiring factors to consider include prior sales experience, key interpersonal skills to close sales and self-motivators who understand that rewards come with the completion of successful sales quotas.

Experience over College

In my career as a recruiter, I discovered that many human resource departments often eliminate successful sale personnel when college is a key consideration for hire. I prefer to dismiss college experience until all sales requirements are met. Certain businesses do require college educated sales professionals but a successful sale record and experience is always a first consideration.

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