Friday, March 18, 2016

7 Reasons Every Woman Should Create a Blog

Nowadays blogging has become an important part of modern generation’s life. People still read books, but many of them prefer to learn new things online. Blogging gives people from all over the world an opportunity to share their knowledge and experiences with others.

Moreover, it is extremely trendy to have your own blog, where you can reflect your inner thoughts and publish the articles that will inspire and motivate people to live, develop and struggle regardless of everything. Read on to find out why blogging is an unbelievably beneficial thing.

1. Make someone’s life better
I have created a blog dedicated to various psychological difficulties and barriers experienced by millions of people. Unfortunately, many people do not have an opportunity to consult a psychologist during tough times.

They struggle to keep their heads above the water, trying to find new ideas and solutions, but often they lack confidence, support and knowledge to make a first step.

I write inspirational articles to give them a push and share valuable advice on how to act in different challenging situations. If you start your own blog and fill it with helpful and developmental articles, you can make someone’s life better.

2. Develop your self-discipline
Blogging boosts people’s self-discipline. If you are a blogger, you should write, edit and publish articles or videos on a regular basis. Furthermore, you should pay considerable attention to comments and it is crucially important to do everything on time.

Otherwise, people will quickly lose interest in your blog and give preference to other ones. If you want to make your blog popular and useful, you should improve your self-discipline and learn how to manage your time effectively. All you will have to do is wave goodbye to your laziness and procrastination.

3. Blogging makes people popular
It may sound a bit selfish, but every creative person needs self-expression and acknowledgment. Today you can become popular by having your own blog. As soon as you create a blog, you will be able to promote yourself, post valuable articles and look like an expert in the eyes of your visitors. But keep in mind, popularity means responsibility. Millions of people will read your articles and probably listen to your pieces of advice.

4. It is a perfect self-training tool
Another reason to start your own blog is constant development. At the beginning you will absorb big amounts of information trying to understand the basics of blogging. Later, if you decide to become a professional blogger, you will have to get familiar with new internet technologies, tendencies and marketing ploys.

You will master the skills of copyrighting, basic programming, design and learn to understand people. Moreover blogging will certainly improve your analytical skills and make you a fully rounded person.

5. Your blog can become a source of income
If you want to build stable passive income, consider starting a blog. This beneficial activity does not entail financial investments at all. It is possible to turn blogging from passive income into active one when you really want it. The Internet industry will only expand and develop in the future, which means blogging is a job that will always be in demand.

6. You do not need any special skills
If you think that blogging requires a specific set of HTML and web design skills, then you are mistaken. You do not have to be an advanced programmer or writer. One of the most challenging things is to choose the right topic for your blog. The internet is full of free step-by-step guides for beginners. As soon as you start a blog, you will need to develop and customize your blog with interesting articles, pictures, videos and other content regularly.

7. New acquaintances
Blogging is an effective form of self-expression that makes the author of the blog extremely attractive and interesting person. People from other countries can read your articles, analyze your ideas, follow your pieces of advice and share their points of view. As a result, you have an opportunity to communicate with them and make new international acquaintances. Who knows, maybe these people will become your friends one day and change your life for the better?!

If you are still hesitating whether to start a blog or not, you should at least make an attempt. This game is worth the candle. Have you ever tried to start your own blog?

7 Thoughtful Women’s Day Gift Ideas

In 1880, no woman had the right to vote and in most countries a woman was literally no one. It took around 40 years before women could vote and express their opinions. Women’s Day is celebrated all around the world. It reminds everyone, especially men, that women have equal rights and they deserve as much respect as men. And a little gift, of course.

Whether Women’s Day is celebrated in your country or you have no idea about the holiday, empowering other women is a great way to start a new tradition on March 8. Here are powerful and inspiring gift ideas to consider on Women’s Day:

1. Empowering smash book
Who said it is impossible to empower others without spending a dime? You can create your own empowering and inspiring smash books for all the girls you love, respect or simply want to help. You can include some powerful quotes, motivational pictures and infographics. The Internet if full of this stuff. Although it takes some time and effort to create a smash book, knowing that you will make a woman’s day or even change her life is well worth it.

2. Inspiring book
If your schedule is jam-packed and you have some cash for buying a gift for Women’s Day, consider inspiring books. Be it a book about Roxelana (the most powerful woman of the early 16th century) or some of the modern woman-empowerment e-books, this gift will definitely play some role in a woman’s life.

3. Chocolate tulips
Fresh tulips are beautiful, but chocolate tulips are delicious. Beauty or taste? What is your choice? Anyway, if your mom or friend does not like flowers, consider gifting chocolate flowers like tulips, rose, daisies or whatever you will find in your local store.

4. Potted plants
Can’t imagine Women’s Day without flowers? Potted flowers like roses, gardenia, lavender, orchids, violet etc are the best alternative to fresh flowers. Potted plants are relatively cheap, depending on what kind of flowers you choose. Either way, this thoughtful gift is worth your money.

5. Spa day
Many women have no opportunity to treat themselves to a day at the spa. We girls have much more responsibilities than men have. Even when we have no kids or we are not married, we barely have time to relax. If you are looking for a gift for a woman who can only dream about a day at spa, why not gift her a spa voucher on Women’s Day? She deserves it.

6. Homemade cake or cookies
Store-bought cakes and cookies are scrumptious, but they are loaded with added sugars, fat and additives that are all harmful for health. Homemade cake or cookies may be a healthy gift for Women’s Day that any woman will love. If you have some basic or excellent baking skills, take advantage of them on March 8.

7. Kitchen appliances
Ready to splurge for a useful Women’s Day gift for your mom or any other woman who is important to you? Consider buying some kitchen appliance that you want she needs. There is a great variety of juicers, blenders, slow cookers, coffee makers, kettles, food processors and many more available out there. Plus, there are many good deals on March

These are awesome Women’s Day gift suggestions that any woman would love to receive. Depending on your budget and time, you can come up with tons of other gift ideas. The only thing to keep in mind when preparing a gift for woman is its usefulness. Your gift should be as thoughtful and inspiring as possible.

5 Reasons Why Feminism Is Pretty Damn Important

I am not a member of the She Woman Man Haters Club. I love men. I respect men and the role that they play in society and in the home. I support feminism to the extent that women deserve all around equal treatment in the workplace and society when compared to treatment of men.

I support busting out the glass ceiling and finding as many advancement opportunities without discrimination of gender. I do not support extreme feminism – I do not want or expect any special treatment because I am a woman. I just want to be seen as an equal.

With that being said, I wanted to discuss why gender equality is so important, and why (despite common misconception) it has not happened yet.

1. The impossible standard of beauty
From the time little girls begin taking interest in anything entertainment related we experience having an impossible standard of beauty thrust upon us. From age three when our heroes are beautiful, slim, and perfectly sculpted Disney characters into our preteen years where all the girls starring in our favorite TV shows somehow found a way to accelerate themselves straight through the awkward middle school stage. To becoming a grown woman and having to accept that society already has a grading rubric for what can be considered beautiful.

Everywhere women go, we are constantly reminded of what society considers beauty to be. We live in a society where we have sadly become accustomed to seeing the men in our lives worshipping other women’s bodies -and as a result having unachievable comparisons placed upon us.

Don’t we deserve to live in a society where we can find the beauty in each woman’s individuality? A society that doesn’t need pounds of makeup and photoshop to make a magazine cover? A society where men are free to believe any woman is beautiful without having their imaginations constantly filled with photoshopped and airbrushed images that are unachievable to the everyday woman. We deserve a society that supports individuality and realness.

2. Outer beauty overtaking inner beauty and intelligence
Understandably so, if a woman is aesthetically beautiful that is the first attribute that will be noticed and appreciated. However, it seems that beauty tends to remain the only attribute that matters. Her intelligence and thoughtfulness taking a passenger seat to her outward appearance.

I am a writer, and as an aspiring author, I can attest that maybe only one fourth of the emails I receive on my social media platforms focusing on my creative writing actually pertain to my writing. It is a slap in the face to pour so much heart into writings and to receive more praise on my forever deteriorating appearance than the thoughts that I have to share.

Contrary to the beliefs of the horny men flooding my inbox, I have important and thoughtful things to say. I am not flattered by someone vainly liking me because of how I look in a picture. I, and all other women, deserve to live in a world where our outward appearance can be placed aside, instead of our intelligence. We deserve to live in a society that does not assume that we are stupid or vapid because someone finds us attractive. A society where our intelligence is appreciated more than our bra size.

3. At least you are pretty
Outward beauty can excuse absolute stupidity in our society. Statements like “at least you are pretty,” serve no purpose besides standing as a reminder that as long as we women are pretty then we are successfully contributing enough to society. I know beautiful women who have been conditioned by these statements and now believe that they can reach their full potential by simply being beautiful.

Keeping their hair, skin, body, and nails “on fleek” so that they can find a man to provide them with a glamorous life. And if they are to achieve this glamorous life then they will consider themselves successful. It is cliche, but beauty fades and society needs to realize this and urge women to push themselves intellectually.

Why aren’t smart women recognized as being sexy? Why can’t such large portions of Americans tell us who Sappho, Marie Curie, Emily Dickinson, and Margaret Hamilton were? Because what they contributed to society did not involve sexualization. They didn’t do groundbreaking things like show their breasts or balance wine glasses on their butt.

They just did things like writing Apollo 11’s source codes that got man to the moon. Women and men deserve to live in a better society. A society that pushes women to push themselves. A society that admires intellectual women instead of scolding them by labeling them “dorks.”

4. The mind boggling ideal that men are the owners of our bodies
Men like breasts and men like to see breasts. But contrary to popular belief, breasts do serve an actual biological purpose besides creating arousal. It is socially acceptable and actually encouraged, to use our breasts for anything in public besides what they are placed upon our bodies to do.

Seeing breasts displayed in a sexual way that is arousing to men is great, but for the love of all things holy do not use them to feed your child because that is “gross” and doesn’t make men feel warm and tingly. Who are men to tell us what we can and cannot do with our bodies?

I firmly believe that I was not placed on this earth to have my clothing and actions dictated by men. And in the 21st century, “What was she wearing?” is still a question. Society is so swayed to being a male utopia that a woman can say “rape” and the question of what she was wearing comes into play.

As if showing skin excuses or gives anyone the right to our body. I am a woman and I am the owner of my own body, no matter what I wear or do not wear I am the owner. No one holds any right to my body besides me. Accusing a woman of subconsciously “asking for it” is never a valid excuse.

We are not a vacant body looking for an owner – there is already one there and no matter how a woman chooses to adorn herself is not indicative of what she is looking for sexually. Women deserve to live in a society where they can walk out of the house and be comfortable in no matter what they are wearing, comfortable to use their breasts for what they are designed to do. A society where we do not feel owned or obligated to any man.

5. Tirelessly apologizing for being strong
We are tired of apologizing for our strong qualities. If a man corrects another man, it is generally taken with a certain level of respect. However, when a woman corrects a man, she is often labeled as a “b*tch.” Just because we are smart and powerful does not make us bitchy. It does not make us “know-it-alls.” It makes us equal.

Women shouldn’t have to question their rights to speak up in fear of the labels that will be cast. We are just as human and have just as much right to an opinion as men. We are not self-centered – we are smart and opinionated women – and society desperately needs to learn the difference.

I am a feminist because if I have children one day I want them to grow up in a different kind of society than I have. If I have a daughter, I don’t want her to ever think that being pretty is enough. I want her to grow up in a society where she can choose any career field that she wants without fear of judgment.

Where she can like what she wants to like without being labeled “a fake nerd girl’ who is only into such things to get boys. A society that promotes women’s intelligence rather than their bodies. I want the women my daughter looks up to be different than the ones I looked up to in my childhood.

For her to be exposed to intelligent and driven women in power and women trying to make a difference rather than the new Brittany Spears of society. And most importantly a society where she can walk down the street and feel safe. A society that doesn’t support catcalling or derogatory forms of picking up women.

If I have a son, I want him to live in a society where he respects women and does not gage their worth on a “1-10” scale based off of aesthetic beauty. A society where he doesn’t have over sexualized and photoshopped women shoved in his face, giving him impossible standards for his future wife. I want to live in a society that if I had a son and daughter they would both grow up with the same opportunities and same level of respect.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Exercises to Lose Arm Fat Fast 8

8. Push-ups on an exercise ball

There are many ways to perform push-ups with an exercise ball. No matter what way you choose, you are one step closer to the slender, toned arms. Doing push-ups on an exercise ball each day will sculpt your arms and shoulders as well as strengthen your core and legs. Start slowly so that you learn how to keep balance. If this move hurts, try to strengthen your weak arms first.

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Now that you know some of the best arm exercises, what are you waiting for? Perform some of them right now. You will get rid of flabby arms and get the toned body in a month if you stick to regular workouts. With a host of hard-to-follow exercises that I hate, I’m always on the lookout for the simpler alternatives. These are exercises that I do regularly and I’m happy with my arms and overall body. What are your arm exercises?

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7. Standing alternating dumbbell press

We know this exercise since childhood. I remember myself doing it with books – I didn't have dumbbells. Even though this workout seems to be too simple, it gives amazing results. You can perform the standing alternating dumbbell press at home, in the office, or when running in the park. All you need is your favorite dumbbells and a fantastic mood. Lift your arms, with your elbows bent at a 90 degree angle. Straighten your elbows and lift your arms overhead. Lower and repeat. That’s it.

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6. One arm row kickback

This one is a great exercise for your biceps and triceps. Stand with your feet hip width apart. Grasp a dumbbell or anything heavy, bend at your hips, keeping your arm bent slightly at the elbow, and straighten your arm out behind you. Change your arm and do the same. When done correctly and regularly, this exercise helps to melt away arm flab in a month.

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5. Chair push-ups

Chairs aren't just for sitting and working! Another office-friendly arm exercise that you can add to your working day and workout routine is the chair push-ups. The chair push-ups are easier to perform than usual push-ups and they are even more effective. You will strengthen your core, reduce your arm fat and build muscles at the same time. With one simple exercise, you get so many benefits. Awesome!

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