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3 Ways Your Manager Could Improve Your Business If given a Shot

If you have a manager who works between you and most of the employees and floor work, they have some ideas about what you could do differently. No matter how much they seem to be on board with your vision and into the ideas you offered, it’s not going to be enough for them. The simple reason is because they have more experience down there on the ground floor. Do you think the Captains have a different way to run the war than the Generals? That’s you and them, and if you open up and give them a chance you could be surprised to find that pretty much all managers could improve your business in these three ways if they’re given a chance.

Get Rid of the Employees Who Don’t Pull Their Weight

If your manager could hire and fire without consulting anyone else, the very first thing they would do would be to get rid of the employees who don’t pull their weight. This doesn’t mean just getting rid of the employees who are obviously terrible, because you probably do that already. It means getting rid of the employees who only give about 40% instead of 110%. It means getting rid of slackers who never come back from their lunch break on time but really have a good excuse every single day. Your manager could put the fear of God into a herd of employees with a few judicious firings, and then you’d have a much better workforce over all.

Polish up the Customer Service Interactions

Give Your Manager a chance to improve customer relationships

Give Your Manager a chance to improve customer relationships.

One of the perks of being the boss is that you don’t have to deal with customers that often. Even if you’re a people person who normally loves getting to know people, customer service is a terrible way to get to know them. It’s like you only get to meet the very worst sides of people. Instead of hearing about their pets, you get to hear about how they don’t understand why you won’t let them exchange their Christmas tree in August. They are angry, and they know what they want, and it’s often unreasonable. With all the distance you understandably want between yourself and the rude customers there’s a chance that you don’t know how to polish up customer service as much as the manager does. Give him a chance and you could be surprised at the innovative twist he could put on the process—and the cashiers he would pull so they never talk to a customer directly again.

Restock along the Trends That Engage Interest in Customers

Managers have their fingers on the pulse of your company

Manager have their fingers on the pulse of your company

Your managers can also pinpoint a variety of customer trends that don’t reflect in the actual purchases. By talking to customers, by watching what they considered buying before choosing their product he could help you trim stock that isn’t needed. He could also council you when people start asking for products that just aren’t offered by you. The manager has his fingers on the pulse of your company. The actual rate of sales is how you judge your current stock, but what people are interested in today is how you should be planning the stock that you’re going to buy tomorrow. You can both trim your inventory of unneeded things and add in the things that will sell.

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Convincing Her to Settle Down

There’s an unfair stereotype that women are always the ones trying to convince their boyfriends to settle down and think about their future together. While in the past that might have been true, over the past few decades women have become more and more empowered. They lead their own lives and don’t need a man to provide for them for the rest of their lives. And on the other hand men have been able to get in touch with their more sensitive side and decide for themselves the type of woman that they want to marry. It’s been said recently that just as many men dream of having a wedding as women do. So when you come in contact with your wildflower woman who wants to keep her independence going, you may have to do some convincing to get her to settle. But remember: nothing worth fighting for is easy.

Get Your Act Together

Get Your Own Act Together First

Get Your Own Act Together First

A big part of why women seem to be eluding the chains of marriage and dating are because our generation is getting married later in life. The largest motivator behind that is stability. It’s pretty unanimous that women and men alike want the stability in their lives before they actually think about sharing it with someone else. While you may be thinking that together you’ll traverse the craggy bridge to houses and kids together, she’s thinking that she’s not going to even think about dating until you have a job and an income that can already afford that house. So look at your life and see what might be missing. Do you have a large amount of debt? Do you live with your parents? Do you have a long-term job? These are all things that you need to check before you can convince your girlfriend to get more serious with you.

Options Abound

Back in your parent’s day everyone was looking around their dating pool and figuring out who had the genes that they wanted to match up with and make babies. Ah, life was simple. But now there are dating apps, social media sites, and even events specifically for finding people that just want to get together and have sex. The options are limitless. You can literally shop online for people that match your interest and are attractive enough to be considered worth your time. So when she tells you that she doesn’t want to get that serious or even mentions that you’re actually just casually dating, it’s probably because she’s like a kid in a candy shop and doesn’t want to leave just yet. If you’re going to convince her to get out of the store you’re going to have to be the best option that she can find. It might take some patience, but work on yourself and she’s sure to notice.

Be the Best You

The best way to get her to settle down is to be the best man you can be

The best way to get her to settle down is to be the best man you can be

It sounds really corny, but really the only way to get her to want to settle down with you is to be the best you that you can be. Make sure you’re being healthy, that you have a job you like, that you are genuinely happy in your life. Women have been told for centuries what to do by men, so now that she has the freedom to do what she wants, she’s only going to be caught by something that’s really special. Many guys get offended at the thought that the woman they want to get serious with or even marry doesn’t want to do the same with them. That’s foolish and pretty sexist, actually. She has no obligation to do anything that she doesn’t want to. So if you let go of that weird selfishness and keep doing what makes you happy, then she’ll be attracted to it. It’s not always going to be her wandering eye or travel lust that keeps her attention, eventually she will want to settle down. You’ll have to practice patience, because that’s your time to be there when she needs you. Never mention how long you waited for her, she already knows. Just be happy that now you can give her what she needs and get what you want.

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How to Survive Being Vegetarian

So you are thinking about becoming a vegetarian? Good for you! Whether it’s for health reasons or a personal decision, becoming a vegetarian can be a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle. So how do you go about doing it? Can you just cut all the meat out of your diet? It isn’t quite that simple. There are a lot of important nutrients found in meat that you are going to get sick without. Fear not though because there are plenty of ways to get those nutrients without eating meat.

The first question you should ask yourself is where are you going to get your protein. This is not as hard of a question as you might think to answer but it does need answering. Despite popular belief, meat and protein are not mutually exclusive. There are many veggies that contain proteins so you just need to find the ones that work best for you. Soy products are the most popular protein supplements because they are the closest vegetable proteins to meat proteins but there are tons of options to choose from.

Does becoming vegetarian mean giving up all your favorite meat based foods?

Search For Some great Vegetarian Recipes Online

Search For Some great Vegetarian Recipes Online

Certainly not, unless your favorite food is steak. There are tons of vegetarian alternatives to all your favorite recipes and a quick Google search can help you find them. Veggie burgers are usually the first thing that comes to mind but there is a large variety of them as well. Don’t want to eat a tofu burger? That’s fine. Try a black bean burger? Or maybe you would rather try a mixed vegetable patty? The possibilities are all up to you. Do you love ravioli? Replace the meat and cheese with tofu and spinach. It is just that easy.

Are you worried about all the foods you can’t have? How about focusing on what you can have. Make vegetables the stars of your meals. Nature provides hundreds of different flavors through fruits and vegetables and now is your chance to try as many of them as you can. With the increase in popularity of vegetarianism and veganism over the years there are dozens of cookbooks and thousands of websites dedicated to original and delicious vegetarian recipes. Don’t worry you won’t be missing out on good food.

Will I have to eat less now that I’m eating differently?

With vegetarian meals you'll need to eat bigger portions

With vegetarian meals you’ll need to eat bigger portions

Yes. You have to eat more if you are taking out meat. Many vegetarians think they can eat the same amount as always when they cut out meat but this just isn’t true. Cutting out meat will cause a huge change in your caloric intake. You need to eat more or you are going to be hungry. Think about it like this; you are going from eating a sandwich with ham, cheese, tomato, and lettuce to eating a sandwich with only lettuce and tomato. This is why substitution is a better option that just cutting everything out. Don’t just get rid of the ham and cheese, find something to replace it.

How will this affect my body? One of the noted benefits of going vegetarian is the wonderful effects it can have on your overall health. People who become vegetarians have been documented to have lower cholesterol and increased happiness. However this does not mean that you should just assume everything is fine and ignore the signals your body is sending you. Does something not feel good in your stomach when you eat it? Don’t eat that anymore. Do you find yourself craving food you used to eat? Try and figure out what part of that burger you’re really craving. Is it the salt? Is it the fat? Find out what you want from the burger and fill that need with you can eat with your diet. If you feel hungry, then eat.

07Yes there are some pitfalls from adopting a vegetarian diet. It will be hard at first but everything that’s worth it is. Be sure to check with your doctor before starting a big change in your diet. As long as you are smart about it and careful about planning your diet, becoming a vegetarian can be a very rewarding and healthy life choice.

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5 Top Technology Gifts for the Holidays

What do you get for the friend who has everything? Something new! If you know someone who’s into technology – or into something that can be improved by adding a new, higher-tech upgrade – tech gifts are the way to go for the holidays. Here’s five of the newest, coolest technology gifts to choose this year.


3D Printer

3d-printerWhat can you do with a 3D printer? The question is, what can’t you do with a 3D printer. Some of the newer models, such as the DaVinci 1.0 AiO, even offer 3D scanning functions as well, allowing you to copy objects and reproduce them. This is as close as we’ve gotten to building real working replicators. Especially if you’re looking for a gift for someone who has a knack for design or a crafting habit, you’ll find that a 3D printer will open entirely new vistas for building their own creations.

Even for those who aren’t design-savvy, the number of designs available online – many free or low cost – means that they’ll get immense value from a 3D printer. Don’t forget to include a selection of the appropriate filaments or cartridges for the printer. Just like they can with ink printers, consumables get expensive.

FitBit

The FitBit tracks movement, heart rate, and more

The FitBit tracks movement, heart rate, and more

The perfect gift for a data-loving fitness fan, the FitBit is a comfortable, unobtrusive silicone wristband that tracks data on movement, heart rate, and more continuously throughout the day. It networks via Bluetooth with an app on your phone that will organize and present data on your exercise habits and your levels of exertion. When you’re trying to get the maximum value from a workout, that data is invaluable – and outside a gym, in a variable effort situation (like a pickup basketball game) it can be hard to track.

Using the FitBit means you’ll have real, solid data about your exercise habits for the first time – data you can use to make sure you’re getting real value out of the time you spend exercising, and also use to help you develop better habits for the rest of your day.

Smart Cooking Scales

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The “Perfect Drink” and “Perfect Bake” apps coordinate with scales that plug directly into your smartphone in order to help you mix the perfect batter by weight or pour a bar-quality mixed drink in your own home. Ingredient trackers and easy-to-follow on-screen directions make the task even simpler. Are you looking for a gift for someone who’s a home baker or who keeps a nice bar? These can help them up their game!

Both apps allow you to add your own recipes, as well, customizing the available selection to perfectly fit your tastes.

Programmable Lights

Programmable-LightsNow you can have the “smart home” of the future. Bluetooth-enabled LED lights allow you to remotely control the lighting throughout your home. Do you want to dim the lights after dark? Turn them off automatically when you leave the room? Change the colors and patterns? The options are limited only by your imagination. Try installing them throughout your house, and work up some programs to change and vary the lights – you’ll love the possibilities.

Phone Case with Cardholders

Joggers Love Phone Cases With Cardholders

Joggers Love Phone Cases With Cardholders

Sure, it’s the least “techie” thing on the list, but if you’re buying for someone who’s really into technology, let’s be honest: they have a cell phone, and it is a cell phone they put real effort into choosing for themselves. It’s rarely a good idea to buy phones or computers for someone without their input, because personal usage makes so much of a difference in what kind of design and capacity is ideal. Instead of making that mistake, try getting the gift of a custom cell phone case. There are a number of designs available with pockets that can hold an ID and/or credit card. If you’re buying gifts for a jogger, or just someone who likes having their most vital information close to hand, a phone case with built-in cardholder is ideal.

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How to Convince Her to Go Down on You

Blowjobs are awesome, and that’s basically a scientifically proven fact. Still, it’s not always easy to convince a girl to go down on you even if you’ve been hooking up with her for a while. If you know some of the ways to go about convincing a girl to go down on you, you’ll be able to make sure that you have more satisfying hookups. It’s just a generally good skill to have if you’re trying to get more out of your relationship. Remember to always approach the discussion about these sorts of things casually so that you don’t wind up coming across as rude. If you’re interested in figuring out how you convince your girlfriend or hookup partner to go down on you, then here’s what you need to know:

Make It Worth Her While

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Treat her good and make sure she’s turned on

If you’re going to ask a girl to go down on you, you can’t just expect her to do it out of the kindness of her heart. After all, it’s not the easiest thing in the world for women to do – imagine jaw aches galore. Making it worth her while is a good way to make her more likely to want to go down on her. This means that you should treat her good and make sure she’s turned on and interested in doing something nice for you. Buying her jewelry or presents usually isn’t the way to go about this. You should focus more on making sure that she’s satisfied by the end of the hookup too, because if she’s not getting anything out of it then she might not really be interested.

Don’t Focus Entirely on the Blowjob

04It’s important to make sure that you’re not just asking her to give you a blowjob and nothing else. Make sure that you involve other things in the hookup as well. You may want to have a blowjob as a prelude to sex, or as a prelude to making sure she feels good, too. It’s also important to not act like having a blowjob is the end of the world. Make sure that you focus more on the sensuality of the act rather than just the fact that you want a blowjob. If you make her feel beautiful and convince her that you want her to do it because you know she’ll be amazing at it, you stand a better chance of actually getting what you want.

Return the Favor

After a Blowjob, it's best to return the favor.

After a Blowjob, it’s best to return the favor.

The best way to convince a girl to go down on you is to agree to go down on her. Of course, this requires that the women you’re hooking up with actually be interested in being eaten out. If she’s down for getting you to go down on her, then you should be set. After all, she can hardly complain about having to give you a blowjob if you’re going to down on her in return. You may even want to eat her out first so that she feels more gracious and willing to go down on you.