Keeping the Baby Healthy During Pregnancy

A healthy baby comes from a healthy mother during pregnancy and the belief that says that a pregnant woman should eat for two has long been corrected by nutritionists and health experts. So, what can a pregnant woman do to keep the baby healthy? For sure, the answer is not by eating double portions. Eating excessively will only cause obesity or even worse diabetes while pregnant and if this occurs, a pregnant woman will even have double tasks: keeping the baby healthy during pregnancy and overcoming the obesity or diabetes issue. In order to focus on the mother’s and the baby’s health, a proper diet should be undergone by knowing what to eat and what not to eat while pregnant.

What to Focus on

First of all, the fetus needs vitamins from the mother so a pregnant woman should eat more varied fruit and vegetables than before she became pregnant to get all the needed vitamins. The vitamin that is most needed is vitamin C because it enhances the absorption of iron into the blood. When the iron is properly absorbed into the mother’s blood, the fetus can get enough iron which is very important for its immunity and growth. The same process also prevails for folic acid which prevents the fetus from malformation of palate and lip

The next essential thing that the baby needs is calcium for its bone to grow well. Make sure that the consumption of milk or other dairy products is sufficiently adequate otherwise the calcium will be taken from the mother’s calcium deposits. If this happens, it will cause the mother to have teeth and bone problems during pregnancy which will continue on in her life. So, consuming enough calcium sources is definitely one way of keeping the baby healthy during pregnancy.… Read the rest ...

Why Cougars Are So Popular in Australia

Much has been written recently about the rise of “cougars” (sexually assertive, mature single women) in western societies. Many people seem to think that this boom is not real but merely a silly craze, a marketing ploy, or just an invention of the media. But it does seem to be a genuine phenomenon, particularly in Australia.

Census figures from the last quarter century show a definite rise in the proportion of single women aged between 40 and 54. For example, back in 1986 these women constituted 19 percent of that age group. But in 2006, they accounted for 27 percent of it. There are now many more women in this age group than there are men.

So, they definitely do exist and in quite large numbers. Combine this with the fact that they are mostly financially independent – and enjoy going out to clubs, pubs and singles events – and their presence becomes hard to ignore.

Not only are there a lot of cougars in Australia, but the whole country seems to be quite obsessed with them. The new comedy Cougar Town won the night’s ratings on its debut, with 1.3 million viewers. This was no mean feat because it was competing with some established and popular shows.

Another example of this obsession is the competition to find “Miss Cougar Australia 2010”. Heats in various capital cities are being held in the first months of this year, with the finals to be held in June.

There are numerous other one-off events with a cougar theme, too. And speed dating companies have been catering to the demographic for years now with much success.

The term is used increasingly often in broadcast and print media. And it is all over the web. The popular AskMen website echoed the trend, running … Read the rest ...

Online Dating – Why a Unique Profile Matters

Occasionally, the world of online dating in the 21st century can learn something from the medieval code of “31 Rules of Courtly Love” which was written by Andreas Capellanus, a Frenchman in the 12th Century. The 18th rule states “good character alone makes a man worthy of love” and when applied to online dating the easiest way to convince a lady of your good character is to have a great profile. The easiest way to convince someone that you are worth talking to more than the next guy is to have a unique profile — and since guys initiate most internet dating exchanges, and only get a response about 30% of the time for all their trouble, a unique internet dating profile is very important if they want to succeed at online dating.

Why does it matter that your online dating profile is unique? Your potential date may have dozens, maybe even hundreds, of people getting in touch with them. The more attractive she may be, the more cyber-suitors she may have. Making very obvious statements like “looking for a date” or “likes to laugh” don’t really help advance your case. Of course you are looking for a date or you wouldn’t be on the site. Would anyone want to meet you if you didn’t like to laugh? If they felt they could get on well with someone who detests laughing, do you think you would want to meet them?

Some people will actually say things like “I like to have fun.” They may feel this importantly sets them apart from all those people who find fun a tiresome chore, but it won’t really narrow down a search enough for most people to choose them, particularly other people who think that it’s fun to have fun.

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Starting a Beauty Salon Business

In this bad economy, there are many businesses that are folding and closing for good. But there are plenty of recession-proof businesses out there; it is just a case of finding the right niche. For example, everyone needs storage, and therefore storage facilities thrive in all kinds of economies. People still get married, so any business that is directly related to the wedding industry is typically still doing well in this bad economy as well. And, no matter the hard times, people still want to look beautiful. So, it goes without saying that beauty salons thrive in bad economies as well.

Starting a Beauty Salon Business

So, if you happen to have a good eye for beauty and are friendly and personable, getting into the beauty salon business might just be for you. Between the years 1998 and 2018 alone, the number of beauty salons that opened in the UK grew by more than 25%.  Day spas are also a very popular business that do well in bad economies, so installing a spa in your salon will likely increase the success that your beauty salon sees.

Once you have completed the necessary courses and training to become a salon owner, you will need to find out about the necessary permits. If you decide to go into the day spa business as well, there will probably be extra training and certification that goes along with that, depending on your location.

In order to have a successful beauty salon or day spa, you have to have the ability to completely satisfy your customers. Make sure that they are happy each and every time they leave your salon. Remember too that word-of-mouth advertising can be the best, or the worst, type of advertising. You want to be sure your customers are only saying good things about your salon. … Read the rest ...

Top 10 Beauty Salon Marketing Tips

Marketing your new beauty salon is an important task, and how well you do it will be crucial to your success. We asked Janette Vince a well-established London beauty salon owner how she successfully markets he business. Here are her top ten :

Top 10 Beauty Salon Marketing Tips

Invest in a professional website

In the beauty industry image is everything and this applies to your website too. Having a poorly designed homemade website will give potential customers the wrong impression about your business.

Harness the power of email marketing

Email marketing offers one of the most cost-effective ways to increase your bookings through repeat customers.

Email marketing is very quick and can be used to help fill appointment slots at fairly short notice if you’ve had any cancellations or are quieter than normal.

Have a virtual tour of your beauty salon online

A good way to attract first time clients is to invest in a virtual tour of your beauty salon and its facilities. This will show potential customers exactly what you can offer and give you an advantage over many other local beauty salons.

Think about how you can use video

Video marketing is big business these days and having videos on YouTube is a great way to boost your beauty salon online.

You could upload video introductions of your staff or perhaps show a series of before and after clips (with your client’s permission of course).

Get involved with social media

One of the keys to online marketing is to be visible where your target market is. If you think your clients are using Twitter and Facebook, then get your business on there too. These social media sites can be a great source of referrals for your beauty salon.

Get to know your clients

The more you can find out about your clients, … Read the rest ...

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