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
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
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
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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
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,
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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
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.
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.
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
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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 :
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
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
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
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.